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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...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie managed that rare feat of being funny enough to keep the kids entertained and subversive enough to make the adults chuckle. Any sequel was always going to have its work cut out, and The Lego Movie 2 doesn’t quite...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Why have Disney brought up every major franchise going? From Marvel to LucasFilm Disney have swallowed them all up, why? Yes, well done to make more money, but based on this evidence to also allow all those products occupy, dom...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Reign of the Supermen

If superhero movies were sandwiches then you’d probably take them back to the shop. Not very adventurous, with a thin daub of plot-jam, sold as a luxury product in an artisan SFX wrap. DC Universes’ animated features, however, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Incredibles 2

It’s been 14 years since the Parr family of The Incredibles burst onto our screens and it’s fair to say that no sequel has been as hotly anticipated as this year’s Incredibles 2. Picking up immediately after the first mov...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Published in 1971, The Little Broomstick was memorable both for its feisty heroine and beautiful storytelling.  While sweeping up leaves with a small broom, Mary accidentally smears the broom in the juice of a fly-by-night flow...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Death Of Superman

If superhero movies were sandwiches then you’d probably take them back to the shop. Not very adventurous, with a thin daub of plot-jam, sold as a luxury product in an artisan SFX wrap. DC Universes’ animated features, however, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Early Man

You just know that any film which manages to squeeze in meteor strikes, the extinction of the dinosaurs, a nod to Ray Harryhausen, and the beautiful game, in the first five minutes, is going to be all right. But, with Early Man...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman Ninja

When Batman is caught in Gorilla Grodd’s Quake Engine time displacement machine, he arrives in feudal Japan only to discover that a host of super villains – including the Joker – have already installed themsel...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay

When it comes to superhero movies, story-lines aimed at both comic fans and adult audiences are a rare thing. Thankfully, if you’ve been following DC’s Animated Universe, you’ll know that what these releases lack in polish, the...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight

For the last ten years, Warner Brothers have been adapting some of the very best graphic novels and comic runs into animated features which could teach Marvel a thing or two about story-telling. Issued under the label DC Animat...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Batman Vs. Two-Face

Sometimes you just have to let those old affiliations go. Marvel? DC? Star Wars? Star Trek? We geeks can be passionate about our preferences. But occasionally, just occasionally, something comes along that forces you to love it...