All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – All Episodes Review (Part 3)

The Cat’s Car I love the cat! I love her refined personality, so it makes so much sense she’s in this antique store. I love that the cat is given some conflicted morality that she is helping the conductor only out of fear and that the cat is cunning enough to devise a solid plan […]

All Aboard the ‘Infinity Train’ – All Episodes Review (Part 2)

The Corgi Car This is the pilot episode, showing the show can mix humor with Holy shit what is that! The Corgi Kingdom is a nice quirky stop in the train while also introducing a terrifying robot that looks like a Studio Ghibli antagonist. This episode introduces Atticus who is the deep voiced regal Corgi […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Animated Sequels

Remember when this was my main review format? Yeah, apparently me neither. This isn’t even how I did it; it was always one film not this weird fudge, marry, kill movies edition. Alright, let’s review away. The Good – How to Train Your Dragon: The hidden World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkcucKDrbOI How to Train Your Dragon is an […]

Obituary: A Grave Beginning – 31 SPOOKS of October

Today, we communicate with the spirits… well not as much as June Crocker. June is a girl who’s been home or better yet grave-schooled, after tragedy strikes, June is raised by her foster ghosts. Michael and Zachary Barryte co-direct this delightfully charming series pilot found on Belated Media that is sure to have you dying […]

Greed – 31 SPOOKS of October

Where’s the 3D animation at? Well right here, Greed is an animated short final project by Alli Sadegiani. I’m not going to lie to you I have no clue how to interpret Greed, there’s obviously some sort of warped and twisted self-reflection in the form of a demented allegory… but when I got to interpret […]

Don’t Be Caught ‘Gnome Alone’? (Review)

I’m only reviewing this because I’m producing the sequel, Country Roads, Take Me Gnome. It’s a road trip movie… but with gnomes. WHAT EVERYONE WANTS! Haha just…why did I watch this?? Netflix wanted to respond to all you Luke Cage and Iron Fist fans and delivery you something to keep your subscription and that’s apparently….Gnome […]

Waiting – 31 SPOOKS of October

Today’s new addition to the spook library brings us all the way to Ireland to appreciate the work of Emlyn Boyle. Waiting is the follow up to Boyle’s YouTube hit short animation One Winter’s Night and played at the 2013 Belfast Film Festival. Boyle is an experimental artist that dabbles in multiple mediums, but I’d […]

Little Quentin – 31 SPOOKS of October

Good animation takes a village, this animation is incredible so congrats to all these hardworking people who dedicated their time on working on it. Little Quentin, animated short film has been directed by Albert ‘t Hooft & Paco Vink. Art Direction: Paco Vink. Animators: Paco Vink, David de Rooij, Jelle Brunt, Yi ‘Shadow Master’ Zhao […]

Amy – 31 SPOOKS of October

I’m honestly just glad that Karlijin Scholten is alive at this point… well at least I think she is? While I know these are short, I’d like to think I do a respectable amount of research on the people and history behind these hidden gems and looking up Karlijin Scholten made me nervous. At least […]

Who’s Hungry? – 31 SPOOKS of October

* May Contain scenes of violence not suitable for all audiences. Viewer Discretion is Advised * I scream, you scream who wouldn’t scream for some ice cream? Especially when the ice cream man may not be such a jovial fella. As simplistic as Who’s Hungry is there’s something about the sketchbook shading, choppy frame rate, […]

The Maker – 31 SPOOKS of October

It is rare to find something as delightfully macabre as Zealous Creative’s stop motion animation The Maker. Producers Christopher and Christine Kezelos execute a gorgeous and stunning little bottle story that takes our cute (slightly off-putting) bunny doll fellow and without explicitly explaining much it’s clear that he is challenged in some sort of race […]

Children’s Toys/ No Monsters – 31 SPOOKS of October

Welcome to Autodale, a safe home for you and me. Robots are our friends and with their help order and harmony is achieved. How beautiful it is to grow up in such a … perfect governed state.  David James Armsby created two shorts in this city of the future that illustrated the way robots and […]

There’s A Man in the Woods – 31 SPOOKS of October

Is there a man in your woods… well then you better go catch him. Kids, they certainly have their overactive imagination and while this may lead to a few white lies it’s not like they’re hurting anyone right? The short was produced during Jacob Streilein’s time at Cal-Arts and while talent was bound to be […]

Other Lilly – 31 SPOOKS of October

I teased that a certain animator would appear again on the list and here we find ourselves returning to David Romero. I guess you could say tonight we have a sort of… “creature feature”. Babysitting shouldn’t be that hard, but something tells me that is going to be the least of Lilly’s worries. Please enjoy […]

Behind Closed Doors – 31 SPOOKS of October

Kids, you’re not allowed to watch this one this short traumatized Portuguese children and they’re way more hardcore than… where ever you come from dear reader. There’s a monster in the closet… every child’s worst nightmare but what if the real monsters don’t lurk under a bed or behind our closet doors. What if monsters […]

Underfoot – 31 SPOOKS of October

Help! Help! Help! Ohh… you haven’t watched the short yet. Okay so I’ve never been more confused, but if you’re in the mood for something that makes the ending of 2001 A Space Odyssey look tame then this is for you. I mean I’ve heard of a couch potato but a couch person… like WHAT. Even […]

Dark Dark Woods – 31 SPOOKS of October

I think we could agree that if given the choice to explore with monsters or explore monasteries… give me monsters. Emile Gignoux is one heck of an animator and while this short is only a year old, Gignoux was part of the Animation Department for the Oscar Nominated animation feature, The Breadwinner. In the Dark […]

The Umbrella Factory – 31 SPOOKS of October

Stories like Beauty and the Beast emphasizes this point to be kind to strangers, that if a beggar approaches your door you should be charitable and offer them some of your spoils. What they never teach you in this type of stories though is that there’s a difference between blatantly being a jerk and the […]

Midnight Snack – 31 SPOOKS of October

Are you feeling a bit…peckish tonight. May I interest you in, a midnight snack. Chilling Tales for Dark Nights: Scary Stories is a YouTube with over 200k subscribers that hopes to supply viewers with a little taste of some frightening storytelling. David Romero’s short features a man in need of shelter and a bite to […]

The Passenger – 31 SPOOKS of October

Earthworm Jim visits the town from Frankie Weenie and learns a valuable lesson about listening to shitty trap music too loud on public transportation. Can’t believe I found a way to describe it in a way that left everyone confused… today’s short spook is The Passenger. Before I let you view it I want to […]

Looking Glass – 31 SPOOKS of October

For some reason, mirrors have been a major subject in many works of horror. Despite facing them has become a daily ritual for some, there will always be something inherently uncanny at starting back at ourselves. Of course, there would be something even more creepy if your reflection stares back into you. Please enjoy today’s […]

Mirror – 31 SPOOKS of October

This collection of sorts is to celebrate all types of animation with the only requirement that it to some degree is to be considered spoopy. Today we have a criminally underrated stop motion short. This short was made for October 31 in 2009 so it fits perfectly in this Halloween inspired collection. I was surprised […]

Mina and the Count – 31 SPOOKS of October

Mina and the Count is the short on the list that most resembles an actual cartoon series animation. This is because Mina and the Count was a short running 6 mini-episode series that was a part of collective cartoon pilot showcase shows: Cartoon Network’s What A Cartoon! Show and Nickelodeon’s Oh Yeah! Cartoons. The 1995 […]

Debate: Should Animated Movies be Remastered in the Future?

Affirmative 1: It’s showtime. Incredibles 2 was more than a critically successful summer blockbuster smash hit, but a glimpse of the future to come. An audience at the movies in the year 2018 have become familiar with the concepts of re-make, and re-boot but the future of animation is going to be riding on the […]

These Shorts are Amazing! Know Your Nominee: Best Animated Short Film (2018)

It’s that time of year again. The Oscars! The talk around the prestigious March 4 Academy Award show is now in full effect. The nominees have just been released and as always there are a couple of surprises. I’m assuming everyone else is going to cover the snubs and surprises and since I really haven’t […]

Take Some Time To Enjoy A Journey Into Sahara

Netflix hosts a bunch of your favorite TV shows streaming them into your home but has also provided its own impressive repertoire of original content. These original series include critical praised and enjoyed series such as BoJack Horseman, 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things, and so on. One that stood out for me was the inclusion […]

Leo the Lion: The Absolute Worst Animated Film review part (2)

Please read part 1 because we’ll picking up right were we left off. Without further ado, here we go. So they go in search of the “heart of the jungle” which sounds like a bullshit McGuffin which if you don’t know a McGuffin describes an object or device in movies and books that serves only […]

Leo the Lion: Netflix’s worst animated movie. Review Part (1)

This movie is painful. thanks to Reddit for highlighting this movie as I was looking for another horrible movie after reviewing the Ouija Experiment 2. The Ouija Experiment 2, as flawed and bad as it is I did get a laugh at it, there was the ability to watch it ironically and enjoy in its […]