animated film

When it comes to contemporary animation, Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise has dominated the non-Pixar market. The trilogy, which follows Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III (Jay Baruchel) and his faithful dragon Toothless, has delighted audiences with heart, humor and ...

While watching director Mamoru Hosoda’s newest film, “Mirai,” it’s difficult to escape an overwhelming sense of familiarity. The movie manages to find details and intricacies of family dynamics that make its characters feel well-crafted and realistic, yet the nature and ...

With its big-name cast and strong premise, “Smallfoot” is a promising film. Though fundamentally a children’s movie — a musical comedy, at that — it takes on pressing issues of truth and law, emphasizing the demands of upholding both. Unfortunately, ...

“I want it to ‘womp,’” a story artist told Pixar animator Fran Kalal. “Can you make the hair womp?’” As a technical artist who works with computer generated images to make animation, this is a question that Kalal needs to ...

As you progress through various stages of your life, there are many mental and physical changes that occur. It is likely that you experienced one of these mental changes that is commonly referred to as “teen angst.” Sometimes, the highly energetic ...

There are certain movies that make me irrationally upset because I have no idea what to make of them. Heck, they may even want me to be irrationally upset (not that they care). There will always be films that are ...