CARS 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brian Fee Stars voices of: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo, Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt, Larry The Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Paul Dooley, Chris Cooper, Cheech Marin, Paul Newman, Kerry Washington, Ray Magliozzi, Margo Martindale, Isiah Whitlock jr, John Ratzenberger, Kyle Petty, Lewis Hamilton, Katherine Helmond, Jenifer Lewis. The original animated films Cars (2006) is one of the lesser films from the Pixar studios, but the franchise itself has grossed over $2 billion at the box office. Its world inhabited purely by Continue reading

WALLACE AND GROMIT AND FRIENDS EXHIBITION AT ACMI – interview with ACMI’s Reece Goodwin

by GREG KING ACMI are having a special exhibition of all things Aardman with Wallace And Gromit And Friends. The Aardman studios are well known for their stop motion claymation shorts featuring Wallace and Gromit, as well as features such as Chicken Run, a barnyard variation on the classic The Great Escape, and Shaun The Sheep. There are some 350 objects from their body of work on display in the exhibition, as well as a workshop where visitors can create their own clay model character. Greg spoke to ACMI’s Reece Goodwin to find out more about this special exhibition, Continue reading

DESPICABLE ME 3

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Kyle Balda, Eric Guillon, Pierre Coffin Stars: voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Jenny Slate, Steve Coogan, Pierre Coffin, Julie Andrews, Andy Nyman, Michael Beattie. With the successful Despicable Me franchise, Illumination Studios, the new kids on the block, have rivalled animation giants Pixar and Dreamworks who once set the bar. The success of the Despicable Me franchise is largely due to the scene stealing antics of the mischievous, diminutive and simple minded Continue reading

THE BOSS BABY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tom McGrath Stars: voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, James McGrath, Conrad Vernon, Walt Dohrn. A rather silly premise drives this latest animated comedy from the Dreamworks Studios. Seven-year-old Tim Templeton (voiced by Miles Bakshi, who is the grandson of animator Ralph Bakshi) is an only child with a healthy and vivid imagination. He enjoys the undivided love and attention from his parents (voiced by Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow), who read him stories and sing Continue reading

MOANA

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker Stars: voices of: Auli'i Cravhalo, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Rachel House, Jermaine Clement, Alan Tudyk. The 56th animated film from Disney, Moana is a crowd pleasing comedy/drama that offers up a wonderful sea going adventure filled with fantasy, catchy musical numbers, action and some clever comedy, and is sure to prove a winner with family audiences during the holiday season. The titular Moana (voiced by newcomer Auli'i Cravhalo) is the feisty, curious and impetuous 16-year-old daughter of Continue reading