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posted "A Nice Little Film That Never Shakes Feeling Flat" about A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise.   February 25
A Nice Little Film That Never Shakes Feeling Flat A Nice Little Film That Never Shakes Fee
You’d certainly be forgiven if 2010’s A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy's Adventures slipped by you without notice.  In a literal, uh,
posted "Better Than the Negative Reviews Would Have You Suspect" about Alpha and Omega (2010 movie).   February 18
Better Than the Negative Reviews Would Have You Suspect Better Than the Negative Reviews Would H
It’s been almost 3-years to the day since the film’s DVD release (1/11/2011) that I finally dug through my animated film queue deep enough
posted "Not Quite as Balanced as the First but Certainly Enjoyable" about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.   February 10
Not Quite as Balanced as the First but Certainly Enjoyable Not Quite as Balanced as the First but C
On the whole children’s books make for some excellent source material for computer generated features.  And why wouldn’t they? They’r
posted "Starts out at Sea Level but Sinks Pretty Fast" about Sea Level.   February 05
Starts out at Sea Level but Sinks Pretty Fast Starts out at Sea Level but Sinks Pretty
Well we all know that Finding Nemo set the standard by which all other underwater CG films are compared and to date, few (if any) have managed to get
posted "Uncluttered Reminder of a Simpler Time in Animation" about Disney's Planes.   February 02
Uncluttered Reminder of a Simpler Time in Animation Uncluttered Reminder of a Simpler Time i
In the event that you wonder how in the world the Pixar Cars franchise morphed into the Disney Planes universe (of which this film is the first of a p
posted "Not as Bad as Expected but Could Have Been Better" about Jock the Hero Dog.   January 26
Not as Bad as Expected but Could Have Been Better Not as Bad as Expected but Could Have Be
At the end of 2007 Duncan MacNeillie, together with a small team of animators, relocated from Nelspruit to Johannesburg to start production on what wo
posted "An Attractively Animated Average Adventure" about Epic.   January 23
An Attractively Animated Average Adventure An Attractively Animated Average Adventu
Blue Sky Studios rarely receives the type of hype that surrounds Pixar/ Disney or DreamWorks yet if you think about it; these guys were around from th
posted "Kids are Going to Love it; Adults May Find it a Bit too Simplistic" about The Voyages of Young Doctor Dolittle.   January 10
Kids are Going to Love it; Adults May Find it a Bit too Simplistic Kids are Going to Love it; Adults May Fi
You would certainly be forgiven if November of 2011’s direct-to-dvd release of Hugh Lofting’s classic tale of human/ animal communication
posted "DreamWorks Tackles Prehistoric Earth With Trademarked Style" about The Croods.   January 05
DreamWorks Tackles Prehistoric Earth With Trademarked Style DreamWorks Tackles Prehistoric Earth Wit
You really have to hand it to DreamWorks; often considered second fiddle to the mastery of the CG craft that is Pixar, these guys just continue to rel
posted "Heartfelt Message Delivered in a Kid-Oriented Package" about Everyone's Hero (2006).   January 04
Heartfelt Message Delivered in a Kid-Ori
Everyone’s Hero is one of those rare animated features that boasted a pretty hardy theatrical run but slipped onto the DVD scene fairly quietly
posted "Garfield's Lazy Entry into the CG Feature Film Realm" about Garfield Gets Real.   January 03
Garfield's Lazy Entry into the CG Feature Film Realm Garfield's Lazy Entry into the CG Featur
You may or may not be aware of the fact that Garfield and his pals have been the stars of a trio of computer generated feature films beginning with th
unlocked the Princess Merida badge   January 02
posted "Perhaps Not Pixar's Finest, Bust Certainly not UnBEARable" about Brave (2012 film).   January 02
Perhaps Not Pixar's Finest, Bust Certainly not UnBEARable Perhaps Not Pixar's Finest, Bust Certain
To animated film students and CG geeks in general, the geniuses responsible for the Pixar classics we know and love have become something of celebriti
commented on review of Pacific Rim (2013 film), "Guillermo Del Toro's Love Letter to Japanese Mecha-Anime and Kaiju Films!".   July 15, 2013
posted "Despicably Entertaining in the Summer of Animated Sequels" about Despicable Me 2.   July 11, 2013
Despicably Entertaining in the Summer of Animated Sequels Despicably Entertaining in the Summer of
The summer of 2013 will likely be remembered as a period of sequels for the computer generated animated feature film segment.  Sure there are som
unlocked the School of Scare Tactics badge   July 11, 2013
posted "A Decent Prequel That Fails to Fill It's Monster Sized Shoes" about Monsters University (2013 film).   July 11, 2013
A Decent Prequel That Fails to Fill It's Monster Sized Shoes A Decent Prequel That Fails to Fill It's
The summer of 2013 will likely be remembered as a period of sequels for the computer generated animated feature film segment.  Sure there are som
commented on review of Monsters University (2013 film), "Mike and Sully Go to School to Learn the Art of "Scare Tactics"".   June 24, 2013
commented on review of Man of Steel (2013 film), "The Last Son of Krypton....His Heritage, His Humanity and His Destiny".   June 16, 2013
posted "Ambitious Effort That Fails to Fully Launch" about Fly Me to the Moon.   May 26, 2013
Ambitious Effort That Fails to Fully Launch Ambitious Effort That Fails to Fully Lau
A few years ago space themed computer generated movies were all the rage.  Space Chimps (and Space Chimps 2), Wall-E, Mars Needs Moms, Planet 51,
commented on review of Star Trek Into Darkness (2013 film), "Star "Twweeaakk" The Coming of Khan?".   May 21, 2013
posted "High Quality High Fantasy CG Film" about Dragon Hunters.   May 13, 2013
High Quality High Fantasy CG Film High Quality High Fantasy CG Film
Even if you pride yourself on possessing intimate knowledge of the happenings within the computer generated animated feature film industry, there’s a
commented on review of Superman Unbound (Animated film), "Humanity Means One Has Things Really Worth Fighting For...".   May 08, 2013
commented on review of Iron Man 3 (2013 film), "A Cheap "Shellhead" Play on Comedy and Action".   May 05, 2013
commented on review of Oblivion (2013 film), ""WALL-E" with a Little "Moon" Around its Dark Premise".   April 25, 2013
posted "Decent Enough For Kids, Adults May Not Get Past The Goofiness" about Barnyard - The Original Party Animals.   April 25, 2013
Decent Enough For Kids, Adults May Not Get Past The Goofiness Decent Enough For Kids, Adults May Not G
If you could go back to 2006, you’d find yourself smack dab in the middle of the talking animal computer generated feature film era.  Blue
posted "Decent Entertainment for Children; a Bit Heavy Handed For Adults" about A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventures.   April 24, 2013
Decent Entertainment for Children; a Bit Heavy Handed For Adults Decent Entertainment for Children; a Bit
I’ve long supported the theory that in the realm of computer animated features, underwater reigns supreme! Beginning with Pixar’s Finding
posted "A Visually Impressive Chase Movie" about Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted.   April 17, 2013
A Visually Impressive Chase Movie A Visually Impressive Chase Movie
I don’t know why, but I’ve always felt that 2005’s Madagascar really didn’t need sequels.  This isn’t to say that t
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