Fantasia (1940) Review

Does anybody, can anybody, get as much credit for molding the art style of motion picture animation as Mr. Walt Disney? What began as one man and his mouse has developed into a vast empire of animation. Consistently and boldly Walt Disney and his associates paved the way for the platform of animation to reach new creative heights and profitability. And yet, profitability wasn’t always the … Continue reading Fantasia (1940) Review

Missing Link Review

Laika has begun to establish themselves as the crowned kings of stop-motion animation, and for good reason. Their debut film Coraline has garnered a considerable fanbase over time, and the Tim Burton style visuals pair nicely with its complex and eerie story. Coraline was soon followed by numerous other hits like ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls, and most recently Kubo and the Two Strings. Laika has successfully dabbled in a … Continue reading Missing Link Review

Shazam! Review

Who knew that one of DC’s most entertaining and thought-provoking movies would be Shazam!, the first in the series to not really take itself all that seriously. With their current track record, I certainly didn’t predict this outcome, so I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy my time watching the movie. Shazam! follows the story of 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel and Zachary Levi), an orphaned boy … Continue reading Shazam! Review

Dumbo (2019) Review: A Dull, Lifeless Product (Spoilers)

Disney continues its streak of remaking their most beloved animated flicks into 2019, starting with everyone’s favorite pachyderm Dumbo. They decided to turn the sixty-minute, adorable childhood favorite into a two-hour long, dark, depressing mess by a “style over substance” director who hasn’t made a great film over a decade. How could anything go wrong? Well, not even I predicted that literally everything in this movie … Continue reading Dumbo (2019) Review: A Dull, Lifeless Product (Spoilers)

Disney’s The Black Cauldron (1985) Review

Today I’ve decided to take a retrospective look at Disney’s 1985 redheaded stepchild The Black Cauldron. This fantasy flick was a box-office bomb that almost bankrupt the company, in part because of its record-breaking budget of 44 million. Nobody went to see this movie when it was released, and most who did were highly disappointed. The movie garnered Disney’s first PG rating, lacked any whimsical … Continue reading Disney’s The Black Cauldron (1985) Review

Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Review

The Great Mouse Detective is one of the first Disney movies I can ever recall watching as a kid, viewing it on VHS at my grandmother’s house on many occasions. Made at the tail end of a less successful period for Disney animation, The Great Mouse Detective managed to be quite prosperous despite the recent failures of The Black Cauldron. This went on to set … Continue reading Disney’s The Great Mouse Detective (1986) Review