PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roberts Gannaway Stars: voices of Dane Cook, Ed Harris, Julie Bowen, Wes Studi, Hal Holbrook, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Fred Willard, Brad Garrett, John Michael Higgins, Cedric the Entertainer, Barry Corbin, Dale Dye, Patrick Warburton, Rene Auberjonois, John Ratzenberger, Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller. To say that this rather unnecessary sequel to Disney's Planes is much better than its predecessor is to damn it with faint praise. After all, Planes was one of the lazier animated films imaginable from the Disney studios. All the producers Continue reading

MARS NEEDS MOMS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Simon Wells Stars: voices of Seth Green, Seth Robert Dusky, Joan Cusack, Mindy Sterling, Dan Fogler, Elizabeth Harnois. Based on the children’s book written by Berkeley Breathed (a former Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist renowned for his satirical drawings), Mars Needs Moms is the latest animated feature to use the motion capture technology perfected by Robert Zemeckis. The process basically sees the performers in a motion capture body suit, which enables the film makers to capture their realistic movements, which are then Continue reading

TANGLED

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Byron Howard, Nathan Greno Stars: voices of Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore, Donna Murphy, Brad Garrett, Richard Kiel, Ron Perlman, M C Gainey, Jeffrey Tambor. The fiftieth animated film from Disney is a winner in the same vein as classics like Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King and The Little Mermaid. Written by Dan Fogelman (Cars, Bolt, etc) Tangled takes the traditional Grimm fairy tale of Rapunzel and turns it upside down, giving it a more contemporary flavour and adding some sassy humour to the mix. Having learned Continue reading