All Hail the ‘Mad God’

Go to Hell ... with Phil Tippett. Read More

How Studio Laika Seeds Their Stories with Invisible Labor

Ah yes, the unseen magical realm to just-out-of-frame animators pipeline. Read More

How ‘The Wolf House’ Uses Fantasy to Confront the Horrors of History

Warren Zevon be like "awoooo wolf houses of historical trauma." Read More

Why ‘Akira’ Looks Like That: The Technique Behind the Masterpiece

To this day, no other animated feature looks quite like Katsuhiro Ôtomo's 1988 masterpiece. Read More

Dream Therapy: The Heartfelt Humanism of Satoshi Kon’s ‘Paprika’

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? When it comes to Satoshi Kon's 'Paprika' the answer is an… Read More

What Makes ‘Tokyo Godfathers’ Such a Modern Christmas Classic

"I always wanted to die drunk in a nice, old house. I'm halfway there." Read More

‘Sing 2’ is a Hollow, Meandering Sequel

We review the animated sequel, which runs away from any real meaning or emotional depth. Read More