Category Archives: Animation

A Stork's Journey

Release 2017

Genre Adventure, Animation

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Director: Toby Genkel, Reza Memari
Writers: Reza Memari
Stars: Tilman Döbler, Cooper Kelly Kramer, Shannon Conley, Christian Gaul, Nicolette Krebitz
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3823116/

Even though everybody else thinks he's a sparrow - Richard himself holds tight to the conviction that he is in fact a stork.

Spark: A Space Tail

Release 2016

Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

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Director: Aaron Woodley
Writers: Doug Hadders, Robert Reece, Adam Rotstein, Aaron Woodley
Stars: Jessica Biel, Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank, Patrick Stewart, Athena Karkanis
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3228088/

Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana - a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.

The Boss Baby

Release 2017

Genre Animation, Comedy, Family

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Director: Tom McGrath
Writers: Michael McCullers, Marla Frazee
Stars: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3874544/

A suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his seven-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

The LEGO Batman Movie

Release 2017

Genre Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy

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Director: Chris McKay
Writers: Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers, Jared Stern, John Whittington, Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster
Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Siri
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4116284/

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

Rock Dog

Release 2016

Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family

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Director: Ash Brannon
Writers: Denise Bradley, Ash Brannon, Vincente DiSanti, Will Finn, Carolyn Gair, Zheng Jun, Nicole McMath, Kurt Voelker, Josh Zinman
Stars: Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2822672/

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

Ghost in the Shell

Release 2017

Genre Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Director: Rupert Sanders
Writers: Shirow Masamune, Jamie Moss, William Wheeler, Ehren Kruger
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1219827/

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

Ballerina

Release 2016

Genre Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Family, Musical

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Director: Eric Summer, Éric Warin
Writers: Eric Summer, Laurent Zeitoun, Carol Noble
Stars: Elle Fanning, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maddie Ziegler, Terrence Scammell, Tamir Kapelian
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261287/

An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Monster Trucks

Release 2016

Genre Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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Director: Chris Wedge
Writers: Derek Connolly, Matthew Robinson, Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Thomas Lennon, Barry Pepper, Rob Lowe
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3095734/

In a small town, an oil company is drilling for oil. The geologist, Dowd, informs his boss, Tenneson that they detected what could be an ecosystem which could affect their drilling rights. But Tenneson tells them to go on and something happens. Something came out and Tenneson wants to keep it quiet by keeping what came out on ice. In the town, something's been taking the fuel tanks off vehicles, leaving a big hole. Tripp, who lives in the town is frustrated at his life, specifically not having a vehicle of his own. He works at a scrap yard and he's been working on restoring an old truck. One day he thinks he hears something and traps it in the storage pit. He calls the Sheriff who's his step-father, whom he doesn't like. And when he gets there, it's gone. Later he sets a trap for it and sees it's a slug like creature who feeds on oil. He would bond with it. Later a man from the oil company shows up at the yard and asks him about the thing he reported earlier. Tripp feigns it was mistaken but the guy doesn't believe him. The creature enters the chassis of the truck he was working on and makes it move. He then gets in the truck and it goes off on it's own and he tries to figure out what to do.

Sing

Release 2016

Genre Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family

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Director: Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Writers: Garth Jennings
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3470600/

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.

The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2017: Animation

Release 2017

Genre Animation

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Stars: Nicki Bluhm, Caroline Dhavernas, Greg Dykstra
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6511760/

A collection of the animated short films nominated for the 2017 Academy Awards.

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