Klaus Review – A Visually Masterful Netflix Delight (Rating: 7/10)

Two dimensional animation from major studios has been struggling for years in the West. While Japan has a grand tradition of beautiful, complex, cel animated films that is being continued on to great success by artists like Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda, Hollywood is dominated by CGI, with Pixar leading the charge. Now that the Disnay department for 2D animation is no more, it seems … Continue reading Klaus Review – A Visually Masterful Netflix Delight (Rating: 7/10)

Modest Heroes Review – A Charming Trio Of Uplifting Shorts (Rating: 9/10)

Since establishing themselves with the spectacular Mary and the Witch’s Flower last year, Studio Ponoc (an offshoot of Ghibli) have, along with Makoto Shinkai, become the ones to watch among fans of Japanese animation. As well as full feature films, Ponoc has begun to make shorts, and intend to produce themed anthologies on a regular basis. The first, entitled Modest Heroes, is a gorgeous, heartwarming set of … Continue reading Modest Heroes Review – A Charming Trio Of Uplifting Shorts (Rating: 9/10)