Castle in the Sky

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{4/5} “The tree. We protected it, so it protects us.” Castle in the Sky, released in 1986 Pazu catches a girl who falls from the sky, Sheeta. Pirates are after her, for some reason. Sheeta has a crystal that lets her float — that might be the reason. Laputa is a legendary castle that floats […]

Ponyo

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{4.5/5} “You’re not busy. You’re five.” Ponyo, released in 2008 Sosuke rescues a goldfish he names Ponyo. Ponyo heals his cut, so he thinks she’s magical. She is — she can grow arms and legs if she wants. A man who walks out of the ocean and has some control over it steals her back. […]

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 3)

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{5/5} “I’m going to go give them a tour of DS9 because without me they’ll probably get lost and end up in a mirror universe with Smiley.” Star Trek: Lower Decks season 3, aired in 2022 Captain Freeman has been arrested by Starfleet Security for destroying the Pakled capital. Mariner’s father tells her to trust […]

Lightyear

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{4/5} “Mission failure imminent. Please record your last words.” Lightyear, released in 2022 Buzz Lightyear’s ship gets stranded on a planet with giant vines that try to strangle you. He and his team take a year to gather the resources on the planet that they need in order to fix their ship. His first test […]

Luck

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{4.5/5} “That’s one of the benefits of bad luck. It teaches you to pivot.” Luck, released in 2022 Sam has had bad luck all her life. She lived at an orphanage and was never adopted, and now she has to move out because she’s 18. When she feeds a cat, the cat leaves behind a […]

The Sea Beast

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{4.5/5} “And remember, live a great life and die a great death!” The Sea Beast, released in 2022 Captain Crow is the most famous of hunters and the Inevitable is the most famous of hunter ships. They hunt sea beasts. One such beast, the Red Bluster, lost Crow his eye. Crow tells his adopted son […]

Sing 2

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{4.5/5} “Release the piglets.” Sing 2, released in 2021 Buster Moon thought the scout would love his “Alice in Wonderland” show, which is sold out every night, and invite him to perform in the big city. But she didn’t — she said he wasn’t good enough. Moon then convinces everyone to go the big city […]

Love, Death & Robots (season 3)

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{4.5/5} “‘What exactly is a tech millionaire?’ ‘It’s a lot like a regular millionaire, but with a hoodie and crippling social anxiety.’” Love, Death & Robots season 3, aired in 2022 In “Three Robots: Exit Strategies” the 3 robots continue their tour of some key spots for understanding the demise of humanity. In “The Very […]

Encanto

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{5/5} “Maybe your gift is being in denial.” Encanto, released in 2021 Everyone in Mirabel’s family has a magic gift, except for her. Fifty years ago a candle produced a miracle — a town for refugees to live in. And the Madrigal family has been helping the town with their miracles ever since. Now it’s […]

Ron’s Gone Wrong

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{4/5} “A bird has commented on your face.” Ron’s Gone Wrong, released in 2021 All of Barney’s classmates have a B-Bot, whose motto is “best friend out of the box.” He finally gets one for his birthday, which he’s very happy about. But his dad got one that had fallen off a truck, and it […]