Reviews and Blog Posts: Animation

Final fantasy the spirits within

DPL Rating:
4

This movie is better than you’d expect. It seems like video game related movies are ill-received, but the story and the imagery are enchanting.  The animation is done well, at times seems a little dated, but doesn’t take away from it being a good story and the important parts of...

Waking Sleeping Beauty

DPL Rating:
5

Did you ever wonder why Disney had such a "hot streak" with The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Aladdin and then the magic seemed to fade? Waking Sleeping Beauty is the behind the scenes story of Disney Animation during this time. Told with all archival...

ThunderCats, Ho!

They say you can never go back, but I guess you can reboot. Two of my favorite childhood TV shows return to the big and small screens this summer. In addition to The Smurfs film, Cartoon Network has relaunched ThunderCats! While the beloved Rankin & Bass animation has changed, many improvements have been made to the storyline and plot.

I must admit, I tried re-watching the original series a few years ago and was shocked that I could ever have enjoyed such a melodramatic, strange series. I thought that even as a child, my preferences were witty and urbane, emotionally complex, even. Re-watching the original series left me feeling old, disillusioned, and newly aware of just how golden memories of times gone by can really be. The updated series, based on the pilot alone, is a significant improvement and was delightful to watch.

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse celebrates his 82nd birthday on November 18! His birthday was selected to coincide with the release of Steamboat Willie in 1928. This iconic cheerful mouse has become one of the most recognizable symbols in the world.

The Book of Kells

The Secret of Kells was recently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. The Book of Kells, circa 800, inspired the intricate knots, designs and motifs that carried audiences away with delight and wonder. From creating your own Celtic designs to delving into the history of The Book of Kells, the library has it.

The Best of Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network

No Cable? No Problem. The library has many TV series for you to watch at home! Cartoon Network features hilarious animated programs that are fun for the whole family. Adult Swim shares channel space with Cartoon Network and features animated programs that are best left for after the kids are in bed.

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