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Superman: The Animated Series

Producers Alan Burnett, Paul Dini, and Bruce Timm gave us the very best adaptation of the dark world of the caped crusader with Batman: The Animated Series, one of the very finest in its genre. With their somewhat lighter and m...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fireball XL5: The Complete Series

When you read the words “Exclusive”, “Deluxe” and “Limited Edition” you know you’re in for a treat. And Network’s Fireball XL5 limited edition blu-ray is the absolute cherry-on-the-cake of treats. The year is 2062, and World Sp...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Night Of The Animated Dead

In 1968, a $114,000 budget film, made by an unknown director, became one of the most profitable indie films ever. It would eventually spawn a franchise spanning seven decades. Night Of The Living Dead isn’t just the first moder...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Earwig And The Witch

When a studio famed for its lush visuals and traditional animation suddenly switches to 3D CGI there’s bound to be intense scrutiny of the finished product. Will it be as good as their previous outings? Will the storytelling su...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Moral Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Last year, Warner Bros. Animation unleashed an animated direct-to-video Mortal Kombat film that exceeded expectations and earned critical acclaim. The film centred around the titular character, Scorpion, seeking his revenge on ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part Two, is the eagerly-awaited conclusion to DC’s animated take one of their most the iconic comic-book storylines. Written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Tim Sale, the tale takes place immediatel...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One

Batman: The Long Halloween, Part One, is the next entry in the hugely-popular series of DC Universe Animated Movies. Inspired by the iconic 13-issue comic-run, by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale, the tale takes place immediately after B...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Justice Society: World War II

Justice Society: World War II is the latest entry in the popular series of DC Universe Animated Movies… and this time, they’re going old school, leaving a modern-day Barry Allen reeling from his first encounter with the Speed F...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Howl’s Moving Castle

Studio Ghibli have been crafting beautiful, etherial tales for 35 years, each one seemingly dong the impossible: garnering both critical acclaim and big box office numbers. Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Kiki’s Deliver...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Busan Presents… Trilogy

The Walking Dead essentially saturated the zombie genre to such an extent we began to feel undead fatigue. But South Korean filmmaker Sang-ho Yeon didn’t get the memo and it’s a good thing too. Released now in its entirety, the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Scoob!

One of many films to be hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Warner Bros Pictures’ Scoob bypassed its theatrical release earlier this year for a premium digital launch. Now available on physical home media, the film can hopefully cont...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Small Soldiers

When a toy company accidentally programmes action figures with military tech, the Commando Elite begin to act like real soldiers … with the peace-loving Gorgonites in their sights … and regardless of who else gets caught ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Superman: Man Of Tomorrow

Superman: Man Of Tomorrow is the 41st film in DC’s ever-expanding animated universe movies series. And while the Superman origin-story is perhaps one we’re all a little too familiar with, this new outing has some welcome surpri...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons

There was a period, in the mid-1990s, when villains suddenly became de rigueur and comics were full of assassins and murders enacting unsavoury wish-fulfillment violence on all and sundry. Then along came Deathstroke The Termin...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ivor the Engine: The Complete Collection

It’s no exaggeration to say that the calming voice of Oliver Postgate and the charm-laden illustrations of Peter Firmin have been a panacea for tired parents and over-tired children for generations.  It was in the 1950s, that P...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wizards

In 1977, two ground-breaking animated features went head-to-head in US movie theatres. One was Fantasia. The other was Wizards. And, despite the financial power of the Disney-financed feature, it was Wizards that looked to be t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Superman: Red Son

DC’s Elseworlds series take well-known and well-loved comic book characters and gives them a new twist. Batman is a perennial favourite of Elseworld writers, but Superman has also generated his share of classic alternative stor...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Farmageddon

Shaun the Sheep, like Wallace & Gromit, exists in a rose-tinted neverwhere, free from iPads, iPhones and—one suspects—indoor toilets and central heating. It’s a world where kids still wear short trousers and spend their Sum...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Wallace & Gromit: 30th Anniversary Edition

Mention animation evergreens and there will be some names that are sure to trip-off the tongue. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Bugs Bunny, and Wallace & Gromit. Yet while the House of Mouse and his chums have been around since ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman: Hush

DC Universe Animated Original Movies are direct-to-video releases based on some of DC’s best-known and best-loved storylines. Batman: Hush is their 13th outing in a series which, while done on a budget, are also done with flair...