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The Tigger Movie
"...running time of 76 minutes and standard Disney cel animation (although the backgrounds are nicely made to resemble the..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pokémon: The First Movie
" the tale of the explosive Pokémon invasion.) The animation in the film is flat and two-dimensional, not likely..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Iron Giant
If the top-notch story weren't enough, the film also boasts some spectacular animation and a great score.
"...weren't enough, The Iron Giant also boasts some spectacular animation, a combination of classic two-dimensional processes and CGI for..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Run Lola Run
"...then continues her sprint across town. Tykwer throws in animation, a variety of passers-by, clever credit sequences, a classic..."

July 23, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The King and I
"...I was shocked, however, by the shoddiness of Rich's animation work, which I've previously respected (in films like The..."

March 19, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

I Married a Strange Person
"...lunacy, mixing an improbable storyline with the artist's jerky animation style and outlandish visual puns. And while Plympton has..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Rugrats Movie
The babies' first theatrical adventure is nonstop, but padded with lots of pop tunes.
"...few funny moments, and some richly colored and fluid animation, The Rugrats Movie simply cannot sustain the frenetic charm..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Ever After
"...centuries-old tale, their approach is nothing less than a re-animation of the story which turns the passive servant girl..."

July 31, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Huns, the movie makes the most of its remarkable animation, an engrossing story, and a winning protagonist. Mulan is..."

June 19, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Frank and Ollie
"...funny tribute to longtime pals and the art of animation...."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Robert Faires

James and the Giant Peach
In bringing Roald Dahl's book to the screen, the filmmakers have preserved the author's diminutive, fantastic perspective and created a vision of childlike wonder and terror.
" action, then in stunningly detailed and fluid stop-motion animation. The film echoes The Wizard of Oz in its..."

April 12, 1996 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Heavy Metal
With music by Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Cheap Trick, Devo, Grand Funk Railroad, Sammy Hagar, Journey, Nazareth, and Stevie Nicks, this animated anthology is a heady mix of sci-fi, sex, and early Eighties hard rock.
"...a genuinely outrageous and occasionally brilliant coupling of American animation and classic early-Eighties heavy metal (does anybody even remember..."

March 8, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Mystery of Rampo
"...through a dazzling array of special effects and hand-drawn animation and, though they are always spectacular, they are never..."

Oct. 13, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Horny teenagers in goofy clothes avert eco-disaster and triumph over the government.
"...(and ear) candy. A roller-coaster ride of trippy computer animation, outlandishly ridiculous plotting, and fantasy cyber-fluff, this film has..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Arabian Knight
"...on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Other examples of his animation work can be seen in the title sequences for..."

Sept. 22, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...counterpoints to the beautiful simplicity of the piece. The animation is wonderful. The human characters, especially, are skillfully drawn,..."

June 23, 1995 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Pebble and the Penguin
"...and traditional, it seemed to promise great things for animation. Instead, over the years, Bluth's body of work (An..."

April 21, 1995 Movie Review by Louis Black

Rudyard Kipling's the Jungle Book
"...anthropomorphism of the exotic animals seems particularly suited to animation. But through skillful training and handling, the use of..."

Dec. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

In the Land of the Deaf
"...and isolated from the hearing world -- and the animation, articulation, customs, and pride that distinguish its members. By..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Best of the New York Underground
"...of the group to the NYC gay circuit. His animation is above par, very fluid and occasionally hilarious, but,..."

July 29, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould
"...people who knew Gould, as well as X-ray photography, animation by Norman McLaren, and extremely lyrical camera movements. At..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Princess and the Goblin
"...will be bored by the uninvolving story, the substandard animation (we're talking ten notches below Don Bluth) and the..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Alvaro Rodriguez

You So Crazy
"...stage is exciting because he does it with such animation and control. The film's camerawork also helped reveal Lawrence..."

May 6, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Neuromancer and filling in the background with annoying computer animation makes for some sort of brilliant statement about the..."

April 8, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wicked City
"...Directed by: Yoshiaki Kawajini. The familiar Japanimation storyline of demons from an alternate universe entering our..."

Feb. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

First International Festival of Short Films
"...its animated forerunners (i.e., Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation, etc.). With short films ranging in tone from perverse..."

June 18, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend
"...Directed by: Hideki Takayama. Finally, some Japanese animation that lives up to its hype. Overfiend has been..."

June 11, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bebe's Kids
"...will appeal to both young and old alike. The animation is simple and adequate, nothing too snazzy or cutting..."

Aug. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cool World
"...Based on past experiences with the bad boy of animation in features such as Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic,..."

July 17, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Castle of Cagliostro
Hayao Miyazaki made his debut as a director of animated films with this story of the greatest gentleman thief of all time: Lupin III.
"...begins. Unlike so many other recent examples of Japanese animation, C of C refrains from the Technicolor ultra-violence that..."

June 26, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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