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Janet’s Animation Corner: Spinning Gold

Any self-respecting How to Train Your Dragon junkie will already know that Netflix have re-opened the doors to the island of Berk with a brand new instalment of the spin off series, this time entitled Dragons: Race To The Edge....
 
 
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Moomins on the Riviera

It probably says something about the mindset of Finland’s filmgoers that a movie about three unemployed men setting out to find a digital TV terminal in Lapland (Lapland Odyssey) was more successful than Harry Potter And The De...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

By all accounts a disruptive influence, director Isao Takahata doesn’t disappoint with his latest feature, The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. A distinct departure in animation style and technique from the more refined and e...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Home

Home has it all. Humour, charm, and heartfelt sentiment. Yet there’s something oddly missing in this polished buddy comedy. The Boov are well-meaning aliens who invade Earth in an attempt to hide from their mortal enemy, the Go...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

In the sea, out of the sea, up in space (or at least it seems like space, Mr Bubbles the talking Dolphin will have to confirm once he removes the nautical clan from his mouth) The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water is a chaot...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Big Hero 6

The foundation for any lovable Disney film is its hero not quite fitting in. With Big Hero 6, they’ve found the key ingredient in Baymax; a doughy, well-mannered machine with the sole purpose of making things better. The unmist...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Shaun the Sheep The Movie

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...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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How To Train Your Dragon 2

For any sequel, measuring up to the success of the first is always tricky but writer/director Dean DeBlois may just have a winning formula on his hands with How to Train Your Dragon 2. Set five years after the original movie Hi...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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The Wind Rises

The news that The Wind Rises would be Hayao Miyazaki’s final film signalled the end of a significant era in animation. With his collection of beautiful and dedicated work stretching right back to the early 70s, a lot rests on i...