Today: April 17, 2024


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
September 30, 2021

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 Delivery
December 21, 2020

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
September 5, 2018

Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Back in the 1970s, long before Harry Potter came along, it was the likes of Dianna Wynne Jones’ Chrestomanci series and Susan Cooper’s The Dark Is Rising that enthralled children with stories of
May 9, 2018

My Life As A Courgette

Adapted from Gilles Paris’ novel with tons of heart and sly humour, My Life As A Courgette isn’t your usual animated fare. Described by its director as “Ken Loach for kids” Courgette
May 24, 2017

Kubo And The Two Strings

Year after year, Laika just keep raising the bar. The stop-frame animation studio made their name with the mould-breaking, instant classic Coraline. But just when you had these guys pegged as the
January 2, 2017

When Marnie Was There

There is one word that captivates the essence of When Marnie Was There and that is gentle. Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi takes a very careful approach with quite deep and complex emotions. An
June 6, 2016
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