Category Archives: Animation

Epic (2013) Rated PG

 A teenager discovers a world deep in the forest where good versus evil are battling against each other and where she bands to save their world as well as ours. Starring Blake Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Allison Bills This is a charming … Continue reading

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Coco (2017) Rated PG

A boy, who aspires to be a musician enters the Land of the Dead to find his legendary grandfather. Starring  Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt. I have to say, this film was better than The Book of Life. … Continue reading

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Escape From Planet Earth (2013) Rated TV-PG

An astronaut gets caught in a trap when responding to an SOS on an alien planet. Starring Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Ricky Gervais. Great animation and good morals, but this film fails to impress. There is a lack of consistency to … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) Rated TV-G

When a town learns that Santa isn’t coming to visit them this year because of an insulting letter, they band together to make it right. Starring Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel. This is the perfect retelling of the classic book ‘Twas … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina (2002) Rated G

Two people are reunited 15 years after their village was destroyed and learn they are special. Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Elijah Wood, Peter Gallagher, Michael Chiklis, Rachel Griffiths. I was looking forward to this story of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, but it failed to … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1986) Rated NR

 In the 1840s, two boys get into mischief with body snatchers and girls. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Scott Higgins, Jane Harders, Michael Pate. A brilliant, animated rendition of a classic story, this film is perfect for children. It’s … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1984) Rated NR

 A teenage boy and his friend, a runaway slave, sail down the Mississippi. Based on the book by Mark Twain. Starring Simon Hinton, Alistair Duncan, Barbara Frawley This is a compact version of the story of Huckleberry Finn. it eliminates the controversial aspects … Continue reading

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Spookley the Square Pumpkin (2005) Rated G

 Spookley the square pumpkin is teased by the other round pumpkins in the patch, but with his friends, a couple of bats and three spiders, maybe he can be of help. Based on the book, The Legend of Spookley the … Continue reading

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Eight Crazy Nights (2002) Rated PG-13

An alcoholic with a criminal record is forced to perform community service while coming to terms with his bad habits. Starring Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler, Austin Stout, Kevin Nealon, Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz, Tyra Banks. As a fan of many of Sandler’s films, I was looking forward … Continue reading

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Toys in the Attic (2009) Rated PG

A teddy bear, a mechanical mouse, and a marionette  join together to rescue Buttercup the doll from the Land of Evil. Starring Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Vivian Schilling, Cary Elwes. A group of discarded toys left in the attic of … Continue reading

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