Category Archives: Animation

TROLLS WORLD TOUR (2020): New Trailer From Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Jamie Dornan, Justin Timberlake…

Trolls World Tour (2020), DreamWorksTV
Trolls World Tour (2020), DreamWorksTV

Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Justin Timberlake and Jamie Dornan are the stars of new animated adventure / comedy, Trolls World Tour.

From directors Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith, Trolls World Tour is a sequel to 2016’s Trolls; where the happiest Troll ever born, and her much less happy sidekick set off on a journey to rescue their friends after their village is invaded. This time they discover other Troll tribes out there besides their own…

Trolls were never my go to toys but I am a sucker for colourful visuals. And for that reason, this movie has me intrIgued.

Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Kenan Thompson, Charlyne Yi, Anthony Ramos, Flula Borg, Mary J. Blige, Ester Dean, Karan Soni and Kelly Clarkson also star.

Trolls World Tour Release Dates: March 20th, 2020 (UK); April 17th, 2020 (US)…

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CALL OF THE WILD (2020): New Trailer From Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, Bradley Whitford…

Call Of The Wild (2020), Harrison Ford, 20th Century Fox
Call Of The Wild (2020), Harrison Ford, 20th Century Fox

Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan Bradley Whitford and Dan Stevens are the stars of Call Of The Wild; a new adventure movie about a sled dog’s struggle for survival in the Alaskan wild.

Directed by Chris Sanders, Call Of The wild is based on Jack London’s best selling novel of the same name…

I’m in because this one’s based on a bestselling book and Ford deemed the story / script good enough to ‘come out of retirement.’

Also, this trailer features some beautifully shot moving moments. I wonder how many times the finished film is going to make me cry.

Jean Louisa Kelly, Cara Gee, Wes Brown, Omar Sy, Colin Woodell, Terry Notary, Preston Bailey, Gary Sievers, Scott MacDonald, Michael Horse and Adam Fergus also star.

Call Of The Wild Release Dates: February 14th, 2020 (UK); February 21st, 2020 (US)…

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KLAUS (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Klaus (2019), Netflix
Klaus (2019), Netflix

Klaus, Netflix’s 2D animated story about the origins of Santa Claus is a movie I wanted to love more than I did. 

I really like the above image because it reminds me of Christmas cards I’ve received in the past. I also definitely like the films central message: ‘A true selfless act always begets another.I just didn’t thoroughly enjoy the way it was all executed. 

Part of the issue for me is the lack of newness and surprise in the story. And when the story did unfold in the expected way – since almost everyone knows Santa’s story, the delivery wasn’t such that I was enthralled or delighted by much of it. I’ve now realised, for better or worse that I’ve come to expect a certain level of delight when watching animated movies and Klaus just didn’t bring it for me.

Lastly, I found that the combination of the animation style, highly muted colours – most of the time, and the pace of the story just didn’t really help matters. 

Give Klaus a chance if you’re really curious. Perhaps you’ll be more enthralled and even moved than I.

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THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE – SPONGE ON THE RUN (2020): New Trailer Starring Awkwafina, Keanu Reeves, Clancy Brown, Lori Alan…

The SpongeBob Movie - Sponge on the Run (2020), Keanu Reeves, Paramount Pictures
The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge on the Run (2020), Keanu Reeves, Paramount Pictures

Popular animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants has a new movie coming called The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge On The Run.

Directed by  Tim Hill this third SpongeBob movie stars Keanu Reeves, Awkwafina, Clancy Brown, Lori Alan…

I never religiously watched SpongeBob Squarepants growing up but I have always been quite curious. Maybe Keanu Reeves’s involvement will finally get me to remind myself about why it’s so loved.

Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Mr. Lawrence, Mary Jo Catlett, Rodger Bumpass, Jill Talley, Carolyn Lawrence and Veronica Alicino also star.

The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge On The Run Release dates: May 22nd, 2020 (US & UK)…

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SCOOB! (2020): New Trailer From Mark Wahlberg, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mackenna Grace…

Scoob! (2020), Warner Bros. Pictures
Scoob! (2020), Warner Bros. Pictures

Starring Zac Efron, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried and Mckenna Grace, Scoob! is a new Scooby Doo movie that takes us back to when Scooby and the gang were all young trick-or-treaters.

From director Tony Cervone, the gang’s challenge this time is to stop a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world – and end the dogpocalypse…

Nostalgia is the reason I’m curious about this one. I wonder if I’ll still enjoy Scooby and gang the way I’ll very likely always love The Simpsons. Especially my darling, super mischievous Bartholomew Simpson.

Jason Isaacs, Gina Rodriguez, Will Forte, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Gagnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Frank Welker (Voice of Scooby), Ken Jeong, Iain Armitage (Voice of Shaggy) and Tracy Morgan also star.

Scoob! Release Dates: May 15th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2020): New Official Trailer Starring James Marsden, Jim Carey, Ben Schwartz, Neal McDonough…

Sonic The Hedgehog (2020), Paramount Pictures
Sonic The Hedgehog (2020), Paramount Pictures

A new official trailer has landed for Sonic The Hedgehog.

Starring James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwartz and Neal McDonough, this is the Jeff fowler directed story of a bright blue, super fast hedgehog destined to save planet. All with the the help of his new cop friend (Marsden)…

You may notice that Sonic looks quite different when compared to his appearance in the previous trailer released six months ago. It looks like all the fan complaints about the way he was animated have been listened to. The most noticeable difference I can see is Sonic’s nose. I have to admit, he looks better, right? Definitely cuter.

I’m in for the humour, speed and Jim Carey’s character, – who’s now giving me Will Farrell as ‘Mugatu’ in Zoolander (2001) vibes. I LOVE Mugatu!

Tika Sumpter,Leanne Lapp, Debs Howard, Elfina Luk, Shannon Chan-Kent and Frank C. Turner also star.

Sonic The Hedgehog Release Dates: February 14th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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SOUL (2020): New Trailer From Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, John Ratzenberger…

Soul (2020), Disney Pixar
Soul (2020), Disney Pixar

Soul is the latest animated adventure from Disney Pixar starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and John Ratzenberger.

From directors  Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, Foxx plays Joe Gardner, a musician who has lost his passion for music. Joe is transported out of his body and must find his way back, with the help of an infant soul learning about herself…

Before reading the synopsis, I watched the trailer and by the end all that came out of my mouth was ‘Huh?

Now, after paying closer attention to the clues, Joe is very likely in between life and death. It looks like this will be another clever and especially moving Pixar movie and I’m definitely OK with that.

Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, and Ahmir-Khalib Thompson also star

Soul Release Dates: June 19th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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KLAUS (2019): New Trailer From Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Joan Cusack, Jason Schwartzman…

Klaus (2019), Netflix
Klaus (2019), Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Klaus (2019).


Klaus is the story of the friendship between a postman and toymaker Klaus. An unexpected friendship that eventually results in the delivery of a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

Directed by Sergio Pablos, Klaus stars Joan Cusack, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Jason Schwartzman…

I definitely haven’t watched a Christmas movie in 2019 just yet but I am very much already in the mood for Christmas. In fact, my decorations went up just yesterday. Kidding, but I absolutely would if I’d bought them already.

Tucker Meek, Mila Brener, Sydney Brower, Sky Alexis, Kendall Joy Hall, Finn Carr, Bailey Rae Fenderson, Jaeden Bettencourt, Teddy Blum and Hailey Hermida also star.

Klaus Release Dates: November 8th, 2019 (US)…

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