Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) Review

Penguins Of Madagascar (2014) Review

Spin-offs, eh? It seems like a sure thing: take a popular supporting character and give them own fully-fledged adventure but there can be hidden pitfalls. As the swaggering, cocky never-say-die plot drivers (and frequent deus ex machinas) of the “Madagascar” franchise, the team of Penguins led by were charming and hilarious but really, how hard ..

Norm Of The North (2016) Review

Norm Of The North (2016) Review

Just in time for “Zootropolis” to crush it under-hoof, “Norm Of The North” lands in cinemas to give us a timely reminder of just how bad animated movies can be. When the arctic (the “North” in this case refers to northern Canada) comes under threat from an unscrupulous developer, Norm – a Polar Bear who ..

Over The Moon (2020) reaches for the stars.

Over The Moon (2020) reaches for the stars.

Death. All great children’s movies start with a death. Or so it seems. And so it is with Netlfix’s “Over The Moon”, a kaleidoscopically colourful animated musical fantasy with Disney-level ambitions. Much has been written and said about Hollywood studios adapting and pivoting their output to attract and embrace a burgeoning Asian box office but ..