The Boxtrolls

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{5/5} “‘Ever wonder what they’re thinking about, Mr. Trout?’ ‘I imagine they’re reevaluating their life choices.’” The Boxtrolls, released in 2014 The boxtrolls come out at night to steal little things from the humans that they find interesting. And once they stole a toddler — Eggs has been raised by the boxtrolls and doesn’t even […]

The Willoughbys

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{4.5/5} “I love the smell of fresh yarn in the morning.” The Willoughbys, released in 2020 The Willoughbys have a proud family history but the current family to hold the name has a problem. The parents, although wildly in love with each other, don’t really care for their children. So Tim, Jane, and the twins […]

Onward

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{4/5} “Long ago, the world was full of wonder. It was adventurous. It was exciting. And most of all, there was magic.” Onward, released in 2020 Ian is turning 16 and wanted to invite some friends over for a party but doesn’t quite do it. He also doesn’t quite get onto the freeway during his […]

Walt Disney Animation movies

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Here are the movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios that I’ve seen. I’m not listing ones I watched as a child. Wreck-It Ralph movies Wreck-It Ralph 2012 -> 4.5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet 2018 -> 4/5 Frozen movies Frozen 2013 -> 4.5/5 Frozen II 2019 -> 4/5 Standalone movies Beauty and the Beast 1991 -> […]

Studio Ghibli movies

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Here are all the movies released by Japan’s Studio Ghibli that I’ve seen. Hayao Miyazaki, the most prolific director for the studio by far, also directed Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (4.5/5) prior to the founding of the studio. My Neighbor Totoro 1988 -> 4/5 Kiki’s Delivery Service 1989 -> 4/5 Porco Rosso […]

DreamWorks Animation movies

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Here are the movies from DreamWorks Animation I’ve seen. There are a bunch more. Shrek movies Shrek 2001 -> 5/5 Shrek 2 2004 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar movies Madagascar 2005 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2012 -> 3/5 Penguins of Madagascar 2014 -> watched the 1st part […]

Warner Bros. Animation movies

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Here are the movies from Warner Bros. Animation that I’ve seen. I’m not listing all the ones they’ve made, because there are too many. Batman movies Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 -> 4.5/5 Batman: Under the Red Hood 2010 -> 4.5/5 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 2012 & 2013 -> 4.5/5 (*) Batman: Gotham […]

Illumination movies

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Here are all the movies made by the Illumination studio. Although I wasn’t interested in their last couple of movies, they could return with something worth watching — a Sing sequel is forthcoming. Despicable Me movies Despicable Me 2010 -> 5/5 Despicable Me 2 2013 -> 4/5 Minions 2015 -> 3.5/5 Despicable Me 3 2017 […]

Aardman movies

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Here are all the movies produced by Aardman Animations. Some make use of stop-motion animation — this is probably what they’re known for. Chicken Run 2, a sequel to their masterpiece, is in production. Chicken Run movies Chicken Run 2000 -> 5/5 Chicken Run 2 TBA Shaun the Sheep movies Shaun the Sheep Movie 2015 […]

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

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{4.5/5} A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, released in 2019 The sheep like to have fun. But each time they try something new, the dog forbids them from doing it. An alien lands on Earth and ends up at the farm, eventually conveying to Shaun that he needs to get back to his ship. Meanwhile, […]