Brave (2012)

Brave (2012) – Walt Disney animation is built on fairy tales. Their early films included Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. Pixar has mostly gone in a different direction, exploring hidden worlds populated by living toys, anthropomorphic automobiles, superheroes, or Charlie Chaplin-esque robots. Now Pixar has decided to dive into new … Continue reading

2012 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films

2012 Oscar-Nominated Animated Short Films – The past few years a company called Shorts HD (formerly Shorts International) has been released the Academy Award Nominated Short Films. There are three categories: Live Action, Animation, and Documentary (which was unfortunately screened only one night in Sacramento so I missed it). These are the Animation nominees. I’ll … Continue reading

The Muppets (2011) (& Toy Story Toons: Small Fry)

The Muppets (2011) – I am just so happy. I had a big smile on my face pretty much from the beginning of this movie to the end. I was skeptical at first that Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame, were going to be able to tackle a wholesome property like … Continue reading

Cars 2 (2011)

Cars 2 (2011) — I don’t know why I ever have doubts about Pixar. I thought a cooking rat sounded dumb and it turned out to be one of the best movies they’ve ever done. I was also pleasantly surprised by the first Cars (particularly the ending). That being said it’s probably my least favorite … Continue reading