Animation in film

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Maya the Bee 3: The Golden Orb review – pants ants antics
The third instalment in the animated insect franchise for kids is a buzz-free disappointment

Cath Clarke

14, May, 2021 @7:56 AM

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Streaming: the best springtime movies
From the floral euphoria of Bambi to outright pastoral terror in The Wicker Man, cinema’s best spring stories are a heady bunch

Guy Lodge

08, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Snow White’s kiss is far from the dodgiest Disney moment
From Peter Pan to The Aristocats, much of Disney’s back catalogue features potentially offensive stereotypes

Ben Child

07, May, 2021 @8:44 AM

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Lock up your puppies: how Cruella de Vil became a fashion icon
Hollywood’s greatest fashion baddie is back with a new film, while her monochrome glamour is everywhere. Can the Dalmatian-obsessed anti-hero remind us how to dress post-lockdown?

Hannah Marriott

05, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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In Short, Europe: Happy Together review – a union uplifted by humour
From sweet-talking translators to a symphony of shepherds’ calls, the common currency in this refreshing selection of short films from 19 European countries is amusement

Phil Hoad

04, May, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The Mitchells vs the Machines, AI and Netflix: have the robots taken over cinema?
A new film warning of the dangers of tech consumption appears on a streaming service that uses our data to feed us more content. Surely it’s too late to save ourselves?

Steve Rose

03, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Mitchells vs the Machines review – a cranky AI gets her revenge
Olivia Colman voices the furious, Siri-like being who hijacks a family road trip in this hugely enjoyable Netflix animation

Simran Hans

01, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Historic wins for Nomadland – and surprise victory for Anthony Hopkins – at odd Oscars
Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of colour to win best director with her drama about van-dwellers as Hopkins and Frances McDormand won top acting honours

Benjamin Lee in New York

26, Apr, 2021 @3:36 AM

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The Mitchells vs the Machines review – frantic and fun Netflix animation
A family fends off a robot apocalypse in a vibrant and genuinely funny adventure that was originally intended to be a theatrical release

Benjamin Lee

21, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Cranston Academy: Monster Zone review – colourful if derivative Hogwartsian animation
Two students at the Cranston Academy unleash a portal of monsters in a busy family offering from Mexico’s Anima Estudios

Leslie Felperin

18, Apr, 2021 @2:57 PM

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A Dragon’s Adventure review – a mess of mind-melting, happy-clappy animation
Perhaps elements of this computer-animated children’s story got lost in the adaptation from German TV, but it’s inoffensive enough

Leslie Felperin

03, Apr, 2021 @11:05 AM

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The new ThunderCats film must revive TV show's psychedelic magic
As Hollywood rediscovers the power of animation, a reboot of the sci-fi classic has come at the perfect time

Ben Child

02, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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