Tag: animation

The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

September 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Lego Ninjago Movie (film review by Frank Ochieng)

The Lego film franchise had a nice run in its first two outings. The phenomenal response to 2014’s ‘The Lego Movie’ and, earlier this year, the popular emergence of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ proved profitable and entertaining for the gimmicky concept that inexplicably captured the imaginations of youngsters and oldsters alike. The appeal for the yellowish block toy figures was […]

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Ratchet & Clank (film review from Frank Ochieng).

May 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ratchet & Clank (film review from Frank Ochieng).

A popular PlayStation-era game is the frivolous foundation for the kiddie sci-fi action-oriented animation adventure ‘Ratchet & Clank’ that makes it a playful stamp on the big screen. This kid-friendly space saga, armed with its beloved reputation in the world of gamer groupies, could be deemed as the junior-sized ‘Star Wars’ for the minor sect. Why would the mini […]

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The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2015) (Mark’s take).

September 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows (2015) (Mark’s take).

After candy and dinosaurs, one thing that everybody seems to love is animated films. There is just something about an animated film. We love to see these flat and more recently three-dimensional images seem to come to life and have lives of their own. There are a number of animation festivals, or feature-length collections of […]

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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (film review by Frank Ochieng).

March 8, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Babyboomers may understandably embrace their nostalgic childhood roots when being treated to the simple cartoon tale of a boy and his dog…wait…make that a reversal sentiment of a dog and his boy as demonstrated in the glossy and slick animated feature film. Naturally, ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ originated from the creative world of Jay Ward Productions that brought […]

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The Nut Job (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Nut Job (film review by Frank Ochieng).

Today’s kiddies really do not realise how some of their contemporary cartoon icons fail to measure up to the creativity, cleverness and carefree spirit of our nostalgic childhood animated favorites from yesteryear. Oldsters could indeed look fondly upon the favorable animated characters that have stimulated memories from their youth and enjoy these same iconic fictional […]

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Shaun The Sheep… setting a high baaaa?

April 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Shaun The Sheep… setting a high baaaa?

Studiocanal are to team up with Aardman Animations to produce the movie debut of their animated character, Shaun The Sheep. First seen in the short film A Close Shave, the sheep and his flock have reached TV audiences in 170 countries. When Shaun’s mischief inadvertently leads to the Farmer being taken away from the farm, […]

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The Croods (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Croods (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Generations have grown up with one of television’s most beloved prehistoric families in ‘The Flintstones’. Well, there is no harm in making room in your heart for another familial unit from that era whose delightful dysfunction feels quite winning. In the cleverly devised caveman comedy, ‘The Croods’, audiences will embrace the quirky antics of these […]

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Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

October 5, 2012 | By More
Frankenweenie film review (Frank’s Take).

Luscious and skillfully presented, filmmaker Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ is a highly exquisite black-and-white stop motion animated 3D creepy caper that radiates in wicked-minded wit and wonderment. Clearly, ‘Frankenweenie’ may be Burton’s most imaginative and gorgeously playful films in many years. As an obvious tribute to the classic creatures of yesteryear in retro cinema, ‘Frankenweenie’ is […]

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Hotel Transylvania film review (Frank’s Take).

September 29, 2012 | By | Reply More
Hotel Transylvania film review (Frank’s Take).

Checking out at ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is definitely a preferable prospect as opposed to checking in. This lackluster 3D animated feature may be chuckle-worthy for the kiddies particularly when its enticing makeup is a hybrid of pop cultural reminiscences that combines ‘Twilight’ with ‘Monsters, Inc.’ As for adults, ‘Hotel Transylvania’ is just another lame excursion for […]

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Finding Nemo 3D (Frank’s Take).

September 15, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Finding Nemo 3D (Frank’s Take).

There is something fishy going on with Finding Nemo 3D and that is a good thing for the kiddies and adults looking to get hooked in the mouth with this succulent sea adventure from the creative minds at Pixar. When Finding Nemo first hit the big screen in 2003, the fearless fish was a refreshing […]

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