Moana (2016)

  Rated PG. Disney has been on a bit of a streak of late with hits like Tangled, Big Hero 6, Frozen and Zootopia. They seem to have found the secret recipe for creating instant animation classics and this holds true for Moana, the newest feature film from the House of Mouse. The story begins…

Finding Dory (2016)

RatedĀ PG. In 2003, Pixar released its fifth animated feature. A little movie called Finding Nemo. Following a tiny clownfish called Marlin and a blue tang called Dory, the film chronicled their journey across the ocean, searching for Marlin’s lost son Nemo. It was an unqualified success at the box office, with multiple Oscar nominations. Now,…

Zootopia (2016)

Rated: PG If the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King signalled the Disney Renaissance, then Disney’s foray into the world of 3D animation with hits such as Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph and Frozen is like the Second Coming. They have proven that they have what it takes to contend with the best…

The Dam Keeper (2015)

The Dam Keeper is a short animated film directed by ex-Pixar art directors Robert Kondo and Daisuke Tsutsumi. It focuses on a lonely young pig who lives in a windmill. The windmill sits on top of a dam at the edge of a town and blows away a dark fog that is constantly on the…

Inside Out (2015)

Rating: PG There is something about the way that Pixar makes films that gets past the superficiality that most animated features subscribe to. It’s a recipe they have perfected, that caters to both young and old, and often hits that emotional sweet-spot that doesn’t leave a dry eye in the house. The first ten minutes…

Big Hero 6 (2014)

When Marvel was first bought by Disney, fan-boys everywhere rejoiced, imagining amazing animated movies featuring the characters from Marvel’s super-hero line-up. Sadly this didn’t come to pass… until now. Big Hero 6 is based on a Marvel property about 6 obscure superheroes. But don’t let the obscurity fool you. As Guardians of the Galaxy proved,…

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

When How To Train Your Dragon hit theatres some four years ago, no-one was expecting it to become the runaway hit that it did. With the right mix of humour, stunning aerial displays and a well-developed relationship between a boy and his dragon that served as the core of the movie, there was a lot…

Frozen (2013)

It’s hard to find a kid who didn’t grow up watching Disney. Snow White, Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, these are all films that have seeped into our collective consciousness, their songs ingrained in our minds, popping up at the randomest moments. Indeed a lot of my generation and the generations after owe a lot of…

Puss in Boots (2011)

If you are anything like me, you’ve grown pretty tired of the SHrek franchise. What started off as a breath of fresh air has been rapidly beaten to death, and has every last fart joke squeezed out of it. And so I wasn’t really sure whether I should expect much from this spin-off featuring Puss…

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

From the moment the opening sequence is thrown up on the screen, the audience knows that it witnessing some Spielberg magic, with the traditionally animated silhouettes set to John Williams’ score evoking a throwback to Catch Me If You Can’s title credits. And then comes the introductory scene where we see the world of Tin…