Animation in film

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Inu-oh review – medieval anime rock opera rips Noh theatre a new one
Masaaki Yuasa’s showstopping animation reframes the classical performance style as a world of rock gods and cavorting dancers

Phil Hoad

27, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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My Sunny Maad review – culture shock animation for woman’s Afghan love
Despite its visual appeal, the characters in Czech animator Michaela Pavlátová’s clash-of-values family drama struggle to get past sorrowful stereotypes

Phuong Le

26, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Cages review – hologram rock musical is a dreary dystopia
An overreliance on technology and a doomy score can’t replace old-fashioned chemistry in this emotionless offering

Ryan Gilbey

23, Sep, 2022 @10:04 AM

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We are all losers in the ‘woke v racist’ Little Mermaid culture war
The boring spat over the Disney trailer makes idiots of us all – whether Ariel is black or white, it is clearly a film that should rightfully be ignored then forgotten forever

Stuart Heritage

15, Sep, 2022 @11:24 AM

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Wendell & Wild review – Jordan Peele and Henry Selick craft a dark adventure
Toronto film festival: There’s a lot going on in Netflix’s gothic stop-motion caper, but there’s also a lot to like

Radheyan Simonpillai in Toronto

12, Sep, 2022 @7:15 PM

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Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy review – more animated archaeology fun
The third instalment of the lively Spanish CGI adventure whirls from Mexico to Egypt, but Pixar it isn’t

Nick James

11, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The Little Mermaid, Inside Out 2 and Disenchanted: Disney and Pixar dazzle fans at D23
The annual Disney/Pixar showcase has kicked off in California, featuring early looks at live action and animation films hoping for box office domination

Ben Child

10, Sep, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy review – agreeably jolly animated caper
Only middling writing lets down the impressive-looking third instalment from an upstart Spanish studio, which follows a Chicago bricklayer’s quest to lift an ancient curse

Mike McCahill

07, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Can a ‘dark’ Pinocchio reignite Disney’s live-action remake strand?
Despite the surprisingly gruesome source material, the new remake looks to be playing it safe with genteel morality. Will it work for the House of Mouse?

Ben Child

26, Aug, 2022 @10:59 AM

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Bubble Bath review – hallucinogenic animated musical is a work of 70s genius
This psychedelic Hungarian film from 1979 pulsates with crazed anxieties about modernity

Phil Hoad

22, Aug, 2022 @12:00 PM

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My Old School review – deft documentary on a notorious schoolboy imposter
Animation, interviews and a lip-syncing Alan Cumming tell the true tale of a grown man who passed himself off as a pupil at a Glasgow high school

Wendy Ide

21, Aug, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero review – eye-candy anime is gloriously mesmeric
The immensely popular franchise is back with a bewildering cast of brightly coloured characters in a world of bad guys with outrageous quiffs

Leslie Felperin

17, Aug, 2022 @8:00 AM

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