Animation

Disney+ Knows What We Want: More Pixar Animated Shorts

Pixar offers its first look at six new animated short films from six new directors. These works cover pit bulls,…

The Abominable Financial State of Non-Disney Animated Features

DreamWorks Animation just had its worst opening in decades while Disney continues to increase its share of the theatrical animation…

‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’: Celebrating Miyazaki’s First Coming of Age FIlm

Kiki's delivery service is not only Hayao Miyazaki's first coming of age film but an introspection of how a person…

How ‘Toy Story’ Became the ‘Die Hard’ of Animated Movies

So much of Hollywood's animated feature output of the last 24 years has followed the formula of Pixar's first big…

When Is An Animated Film Not An Animated Film?

When the mouse house says so.

The Dark and Curious Case of ‘Invader Zim’

With a Netflix movie on the horizon, we look back at the short-lived Nickelodeon cartoon which pushed the envelope when…

The Continued Calamity of Animated Westerns

Almost all of the major animation studios have attempted Westerns, and all of them have either been flops or are…

The Terrors of Family Ties in ‘Coraline’

A look back at Laika's dark and captivating first feature.

‘Dumbo’ Began Life As A Failed Novelty Concept

In 1941 Walt Disney needed a hit, so he turned to a simple children’s story gimmick for redemption.

A Brief History of Great Movie Dragons

From Toothless to Maleficent to The Eborsisk, we paint the raddest van mural of all time.