Animation in film

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Encanto review – Disney musical casts its spell with a little help from Lin-Manuel Miranda
Miranda’s slinky soundtrack and unexpected subtleties align as Disney’s new outsider heroine tries to save her family from ruin

Simran Hans

27, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Encanto review – blandly frictionless fairy tale that misses the magic
Walt Disney’s 60th animation boasts songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda and a fine voice cast, but it’s hampered by contradictory messages and a lack of sparkle

Peter Bradshaw

15, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus review – deeply weird animated reverie
Found footage is collaged into the suggestion of an oppressive state being resisted in this absorbing, disturbing film

Peter Bradshaw

15, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Bob Baker obituary
Television and film writer best known for Doctor Who and Wallace and Gromit

Toby Hadoke

07, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘It’s absolutely insane’: the US-based camp where Jews guarded Nazis
In a semi-animated Netflix documentary short, the secret story of the Jewish soldiers who watched over prisoners of war on US soil is revealed

Charles Bramesco

03, Nov, 2021 @2:57 PM

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Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires review – gleefully violent 80s throwback
A sweary, ninja-smashing stop-motion cop takes on drunken creatures of the night, but his satirical tools aren’t sharp enough

Cath Clarke

26, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Boss Baby 2: Family Business review – needs a nap
Infants turn app designers in this sugar-rush sequel definitely aimed at a young audience

Wendy Ide

24, Oct, 2021 @10:30 AM

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The Boss Baby 2: Family Business review – noisy and nonsensical sequel
The plot is pointlessly convoluted but perhaps the biggest disappointment is how humourless the movie is

Cath Clarke

21, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Cryptozoo review – trippy animation about magical creatures packs a punch
Dash Shaw’s counterfactual fantasy, a 1960s-set, nudity-filled sprawl about ‘cryptids’ and shady US agencies, is unique

Leslie Felperin

19, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ron’s Gone Wrong review – boy meets bot, bot beats bullies
This story of a young loner lent confidence by an animatronic accomplice is fun if familiar

Simran Hans

17, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘You are the dog in space’: inside Asif Kapadia’s new VR short, Laika
With his new animation, the Oscar-winning documentary maker – and former VR cynic – is exploring how the technology might revolutionise the way we experience cinema

Paul MacInnes

15, Oct, 2021 @11:20 AM

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Ruthie Tompson, pioneering Disney animator, dies aged 111
The longtime Disney employee worked on 1937 hit Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and remained with the studio for four decades

Andrew Pulver

12, Oct, 2021 @1:45 PM

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