Visually, the "Zootopia" canvas pops -- with or without the 3-D glasses -- thanks to a gorgeously vibrant color palette and whimsical architectural scales orchestrated by production designer David Goetz
"I used to daydream as a boy in Cavite City of being here receiving an Oscar and here I am living the dream!" Ronnie del Carmen said backstage at the 88th Academy Awards where "Inside Out," which he co-directed, won the best animated feature prize.
Oscar-nominated actor Robert Loggia, who was known for gravelly voiced gangsters from "Scarface" to "The Sopranos" but who was most endearing as Tom Hanks' kid-at-heart toy-company boss in "Big," has died. He was 85.
Following the huge box office success of "Frozen" (冰雪奇緣) last month, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" (皮巴弟先生與薛曼的時光冒險) is again poised to win the hearts of the young and the young at heart longing for this week's three-day-long holiday.
Young and old fans alike know the joy of dumping a set of Legos on the floor and chucking that instruction manual. After all, throwing a portion of a helicopter on an incomplete racecar could produce the ultimate hybrid.
Time flies when you're not wondering about the welfare of the Smurfs, those diminutive, animated blue-skinned forest-dwellers.1 Comment
For an entertaining, heartwarming flick, watch this amicable garden snail escargot, escargoing and escargone. This one shell of an idea combines the two most unlikely elements together -- race cars and snails -- into a feel-good family-friendly film.
Gary Supernova, from the movie "Escape from Planet Earth," is the underrated techie/inventor who steps out of his comfort zone to rescue his younger brother.
Too often, sequels to popular movies are built up with fanfare only to disappoint. Just a few months back, I left the theater shaking my head after watching "Taken 2" and "Hangover 3," so "Despicable Me 2" did not seem too promising. OK, so maybe I was still kind of excited to watch it (after all, I'm a sucker for Pixar films). But did I really think that Gru and his three girls could bring the same sparkly appeal that they had upon their first appearance in 2010? Not really. Turns out, I was both right and wrong.
Derivative as all get out and plainly concocted by a committee, "Epic" is a children's animated film that is more entertaining and emotional than it has any right to be.