Western Animation

Western Animation

Kung Fu Panda 3

In today’s cinema of serialised fantasy epics, even Kung Fu Panda (2008) has grown to Joseph Campbell proportions. In Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011),...

A Christmas Carol (2009)

(Sight & Sound, BFI) It’s common wisdom among animators that humans are the hardest species to simulate realistically, because we know the true articles so...

Song of the Sea

(SFX Magazine, Future Publishing) Song of the Sea was among the contenders for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars this February. It didn’t win, but...

Shrek Forever After

(Sight & Sound, BFI) Shrek Forever After is the fourth, and apparently final, computer-animated film to feature the grumpy green ogre who’s been the unofficial...

Interviews: Lilo and Stitch

(I interviewed Lilo and Stitch's directors, Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois, for the Animation World Network website; I also interviewed Lilo's animator Andreas Deja....

Ferdinand

(Sight & Sound, BFI) The Story of Ferdinand was a picture book published in America in 1936, with a story by Munro Leaf and illustrations by...

Paranorman

(Sight & Sound Magazine, BFI) New England, the present. In the town of Blithe Fell, eleven year-old Norman sees ghosts wherever he goes, while his...

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