Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Soars As Another Smash Success for Cartoon Saloon

Quietly emerging over the last decade, the Irish animation house Cartoon Saloon continues to showcase hand-drawn works. After breaking onto the scene with The Secret of Kells, the studio has continued to surprise with success after success. The animation team has never missed an Oscar nomination and scored several critical successes. The studio's most recent … Continue reading Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Soars As Another Smash Success for Cartoon Saloon

Review: ‘Wendell & Wild’ Prioritizes Ambition and Vision Despite a Messy Story

Few animation art forms create division like Stop-Motion. Many fans of traditional 2D animation outright refuse to see these films. This unwillingness to watch stop-motion often stems from the real fears associated with The Nightmare Before Christmas or Coraline. For the fans of the medium, these films created our fascination with the art form. Luckily, … Continue reading Review: ‘Wendell & Wild’ Prioritizes Ambition and Vision Despite a Messy Story

Review: ‘Mad God’ Delivers as a Madman’s Primal Scream

There are some films so odd they defy explanation. Many movies seek to throw you off their scent. Others find themselves incoherent enough that you'll need an explainer. However, director and special effects artist Phil Tippett refuses to let his latest film be defined in this light. Instead, he takes the obscenity and chaos to levels … Continue reading Review: ‘Mad God’ Delivers as a Madman’s Primal Scream

1998 in Review: ‘Quest for Camelot’ Features the Middle Ages in Non-Disney Animated Film

Set in Medieval England, Quest for Camelot is an animated telling of what happened following the classic tale of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. As a Warner Bros animated feature, it had the similar styling, visually and musically of many Disney features, though the animation is much less clean. That said, … Continue reading 1998 in Review: ‘Quest for Camelot’ Features the Middle Ages in Non-Disney Animated Film

What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been – An Adventure Time Retrospective

With Adventure Time airing its final episode later today, I wanted to sit down and write my thoughts on the series as a whole. For any of you who know me, you know that I have very strong feelings on Adventure Time. It is my honest belief that for many parts of its almost 9 … Continue reading What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been – An Adventure Time Retrospective