Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for the 'Children's film' Category

Spirited Away (2001)

Friday, May 21st, 2010

What in the hell was that?

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Frankenweenie (1984)

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

This is one of the short films Tim Burton made whilst he still worked at Disney, the other being the animated Vincent. It’s not hard to see why Disney didn’t quite know what to do with Tim Burton. He clearly had talent, and a knack for telling stories about kids, but did this really fit […]

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Peter and the Wolf (2006)

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This won the Oscar for best animated short film in 2007, and you can see why. It clocks in at 30 minutes long, and the animation is incredible.
This is a modernised take on the original Prokofiev tale. It uses the music throughout, but here Peter lives with his cantankerous grandfather, is bullied by local poachers […]

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Planet 51 (2009)

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Another CGI animated film about space exploration that came out just before Christmas. It didn’t really stand a chance up against Avatar. It will at least get a slightly more coherent review from me than that did.
As you can see from the above picture, the design of Planet 51 is very nice. Although a little […]

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The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Was this really the first feature-length stop motion film? I find that hard to believe. Even if it isn’t, it’s still a very impressive piece of work. Of course, it’s not just the beautifully designed, and disturbing, sets and characters that make this such a great movie. It’s also got an incredible score, and it […]

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The Cat in the Hat (2003)

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Due to the amount of pressure I’m under from work at the moment, my blog has become slightly neglected this past month. I’ve got a stack of movies to comment on, and so I can get through them all I’m going to have to rein in the rambling and present something shorter and punchier. I’m […]

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