Animated Films

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    New On DVD: Did You Hear What Happened To The Morgans? If Not, You're Lucky

    ‚ÄčA quick look at the DVDs being released today once again proves that there's no accounting for taste. The box office money makers are Disney's The Princess and the Frog, which raked in more than $102 million, and Ninja Assassin, which pocketed just over $38 million. Then there's Did You Hear Abou ... More >>

  • Film

    February 25, 2010

    Oscar Time

    The 2010 Academy Award-nominated Shorts screen at the Angelika.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    A Report From The Houston Film Critics Awards

    Last Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts' Brown Auditorium, the Houston Film Critics Society (of which yours truly is a member) held its third annual awards ceremony. It was a star-studded affair, if you consider the presence of one star sufficient to use the term.Here's a list of the winners:Best ... More >>

  • Film

    September 10, 2009

    Thingamabob vs. Machine

    Shane Acker creates an animated postapocalyptic hellscape in 9. WALL-E would never get out alive.

  • Film

    May 28, 2009


    Up soars in entirely unexpected ways.

  • Film

    March 26, 2009

    DreamWorks, In Your Face: Monsters vs. Aliens

    In this latest round of effects vs. storytelling, effects win. Big.

  • Film

    January 15, 2009

    Dogs of War in Waltz with Bashir

    This is both documentary and animated feature — and a remarkable bubbling up of repressed violence

  • Film

    November 20, 2008

    Leashed Lightning in Bolt

    Disney's latest toon is a starry dog story

  • Music

    July 10, 2008
  • Film

    March 13, 2008

    Not so Bad: "Horton Hears a Who!

    After the unspeakable Grinch, Horton is a surprisingly strong Seuss adaptation

  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Bee Movie

    No wonder all the bees are dying — Seinfeld's movie is embarrassing

  • Film

    August 2, 2007

    The Simpsons Movie

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans

  • Film

    June 28, 2007


    Brad Bird does it again; health inspectors everywhere shaken to their core

  • Film

    May 17, 2007

    Shrek the Third

    Third time's the charmless for Shrek franchise

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Dance of the Penguin

    That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    August 10, 2006

    Ant Wussy

    Get out the magnifying glass. It's time to burn a game.

  • Film

    July 27, 2006

    The Metamorphosis

    Boy turns bug in redemptive kiddie-lit adaptation

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    Unreal Estate

    Cartoon kids poke around Spielberg's Monster House

  • Home Entertainment

    July 13, 2006

    Turning Japanese

    Like the anime, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja is goofy fun

  • Film

    July 13, 2006

    Truly, Madly, Darkly

    Richard Linklater's Scanner is a rotoscoped feast for freaks

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005

    Gloomy Toon

    The postapocalyptic world has never been sexier than in the sci-fi/goth anime series Gilgamesh

  • Film

    March 17, 2005

    Losing Steam

    Despite its creator's pedigree, Steamboy is mostly hot air

  • Film

    March 10, 2005

    Talkin' 'Bot Love

    Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Horse Senseless

    Racing Stripes is strictly for kids. More precisely, it's not for them either.

  • Film

    November 4, 2004

    Super, Ordinary

    These heroes may be Incredibles, but they're also normal

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Shell Shock

    The sequel to Ghost in the Shell is a feast for the eyes, but a disappointment for the brain

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Twisted Toon

    Cartoonist Bill Plympton talks about The Tune

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Wild Kingdom

    The furries are fighting like animals, just for a little respect

  • News

    August 16, 2001


    Anime Crackers, Dot-com-plaint, Corps Dispute

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Tooned In To Anime

    Fans say there's nothing Mickey Mouse about these Japanese cartoons with their stories of love, sex, death and saving the world

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    In Highest Praise

    Anime films have become so successful that fans like Bobby Beaver now make parodies of them

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2000

    Cartoons with Kick

    Absolute Anime

  • Culture

    June 22, 2000

    Toy Story

    The creators of Chicken Run find a little soul in a lump of clay

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Far East Epic

    Princess Mononoke struggles with evil and English adaptation

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Dub Hub

    A top Japanese film translation studio takes hold - in Houston

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Hark Felt

    Chinese Ghost Story gives animation a new realm