"Coraline discovers an alternate reality that gives an amazing demonstration of the unsettling nature of the uncanny valley that eventually turns into a nightmare she has to escape from with her cunning and wit. But I've already talked about Coraline in the Creepiest Animated Movies. And as the critic and I already said, it's very creative and a must watch of Selick's films."
"I discussed this one in Best and Worst Claymation Movies, so I decided to leave it off the list. But needless to say, it's one of the most faithful adaptions of a book I've ever seen on film. Adding a real layer of nuance to the characters and making it something unique. Breathing new personality and depth into the characters with the well-chosen voice-acting atmospheric shots."
Charlotte's Web (1973)
March 1, 1973
"Basically, Charlotte the Spider works to save the life of her friend Wilbur the Pig with some unique... uh, spider arms. She does save him, but then dies on-screen in what is still a pretty confronting memory from my childhood. Spiders, well, they don't live as long as pigs, but Charlotte's in particular is one of the most graceful, elegant cartoon characters I've ever seen. She also has a very memorable voice. Something that facinates me about the animation is they actually make Wilbur look middle-aged as the years passed.A middle-aged pig. It's such a funny look that it works. "
Howl's Moving Castle
June 17, 2005
"Damn, this movie is awesome! Technically, this easily counts as a best to me, but I don't tend to include Anime on my lists. Beautiful story telling, wonderful characters, great English dub. I just love so much about this movie, and Christian Bale makes the best Howl ever!"
"Serious, brutal but powerful! The music score's great, the animation looks exceptional for 1978. The script and the dialogue is sophisticated too, but obviously as you may have heard, lots of violent imagery and dying rabbits. Not one for the young kids, but I definitely give my thumbs up."
Captain Underpants: The Movie
June 2, 2017
"There's a whole lot of elements I like about The Captain Underpants Movie, and this is coming from someone who hasn't seen the original book. The speed of the overblown jokes, the surprisingly detailed body language, the stylization of the animation, and the generally light-hearted tongue-in-cheek tone. It's actually a very faithful adaptation of the books. For a movie that's essentially just a guy running around in his underwear, it's surprisingly enjoyable and not cringeworthy. The team that worked on this obviously worked very hard to get the tone right. Now obviously, I'm in the wrong demographic for this movie, but I still thought it was okay."
"Nope! Although this one is based on a book, I discussed it in Abysmal Netflix Cartoons, and that's enough for me personally. I'm obviously not the right demographic for this show. This movie is just too awkward and weird for me to even enjoy discussing."
"Ugh! Dreamworks just doesn't get more cheesy, inoffensive and saccharine than this. If you like it, that's great. It just doesn't have all appeal to me. If you're curious of my extended thoughts, I talked about it in Worst and Best Dreamworks movies."