Minions is about to make millions. And why shouldn’t it?
The setting, if you can call it that, of this witty and poignant cerebral animated adventure is inside the head of an 11-year-old girl named Riley.
Director Tim Johnson aims this one primarily at young children, keeping the peril from being intense, and including plenty of gentle humor, genial slapstick, and heartfelt emotion.
Deservedly nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature, “Song of the Sea” is a beautifully hand-drawn supernatural adventure, a fabulous fable for viewers of all ages.
It’s a visually extravagant, animated adventure comedy set in the fictional, futuristic city of San Fransokyo.
This inevitable followup to the commercially successful kidflick “Planes” is another PG-rated film aimed unapologetically at the preschool kids in the audience.
The first one was respectable. The second is delectable.
With apologies to Mark Twain, the difference between the charm and artistry of the original movie and that of this animated sequel is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
A new animated movie is based on characters created by a local artist.
An animated princess is nothing new on the toon landscape. But “Frozen” defrosts two princesses for the price of one.
The writers let the fowl-out-of-water narrative get away from them in the late going, but the initial premise is a solid one and the funny jokes and clever bits are plentiful.
It’s passable entertainment for the kids, even if it even falls a tad short of “Ice Age” and “Robots,” by the same director.
“The Croods” evokes the Flintstones but quickly surpass it in ambitiousness and quality, what with all the parallels to modern families.
It was during President Clinton’s first term that Aaron Sorkin and Rob Reiner imagined what the next commander-in-chief might look and act like.
Nearly a decade later, with all the technological advancement in the interim, “Nemo” remains a monumental achievement as well as a delightful and resonant entertainment.