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 … Continue reading Underfoot – 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 … Continue reading Dark Dark Woods – 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 … Continue reading The Umbrella Factory – 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 … Continue reading Midnight Snack – 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 … Continue reading The Passenger – 31 SPOOKS of October
Witches are spoopy, but not so much in this short. I’m sorry to the animators in this short that was not nominated for one of the 30 shorts showcased in the Thailand Animator Festival 4… at least as some sort of consolation welcome to the K at the Movies 31 Spooks of October. One Youtube … Continue reading The Witch’s Heart – 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 … Continue reading Looking Glass – 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 … Continue reading Mirror – 31 SPOOKS of October
Hello, K at the Movies what brings you here? Oh, you want to know about today’s short. We finally have the entry that represents what I like to call YouTube Horror stories better known as Creepypastas. It’s weird how for what seems like a simple YouTube video animation that it’s actually not from YouTube… and … Continue reading 911 Calling – 31 SPOOKS of October
Uploaded on Halloween in 2015, it’s safe to assume Jake Lava intended for his short The Sad Man to be a little chilling. This is probably the closet we get to the eeriness of the "Salad Fingers" variety but dang is there something intrinsically off-putting about this odd, odd fellow. While I usually give you … Continue reading The Sad Man – 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 … Continue reading Mina and the Count – 31 SPOOKS of October
Wow it has been awhile, but it is good to be back. First... sorry to anyone following this site for just going dark for about a month with no explanation why. I figured I'm small and insignificant enough that, no one really is going to care if they're getting posts from me or not but … Continue reading I’m Back! Big Announcement (31 Spooks of October 2018)
What time is it! Time for all good things to come to an end. The adventures of Jake the dog and Finn the human have finally reached its curtain call as the series finale aired the other day and I think that’s something worth talking about. Especially because I don’t think it's an overstatement to … Continue reading Remember the Classics: Why Adventure Time is an Instant Classic
Do you like anime? Of course you do, I mean you clicked to read this didn't you? Today I have a good recommendation to you if you want to feel the dread that came with being a fan of Freaks and Geeks. Let's talk about about The Devil is a Part-Timer!. So with those … Continue reading What a Fun Show! ‘The Devil is a Part-Timer!’ (Anime Review)
A beloved franchise is returning in modern times and is facing scrutiny from fans of the original. Also, in today’s news water is wet. Quite a few news outlets have already covered the topic, but I think I have the most bizarre hot take on this that you might want to buckle in. She-Ra is … Continue reading Is the She-Ra “Controversy” Really Just the Future of Marketing?
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 … Continue reading Debate: Should Animated Movies be Remastered in the Future?
Disney: There you go, we did it. You can stop asking for it now. It’s been 84 years and finally we got the long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles. The first thing I want to make clear because I think it’s the most important WARNING IF YOU DO OR MAY SUFFER FROM EPILEPTIC SEIZURES THIS MOVIE … Continue reading The Incredibles 2 (no spoiler review)
We no longer have to remake the Lion King because what the kids really want a hyper-realistic animated Delhi Safari movie. I don’t know if it was more jarring the first second was showing a little leopard cub crying or within the first minute we have a Circle of Life knock-off that I swear has … Continue reading What Are Children Watching??? Delhi Safari Review
Should I be embarrassed that I watched this? Nothing against anime, but watch the end credits, or the opening credits, or two minutes of this and you might question what you're doing. I’ve been in a show hole and haven’t wanted to watch anything that I needed something bizarre to get me out of it … Continue reading Doki Doki Gambling Club? What the Hell is Kakegurui?
Hello, I'm K and I hate myself. So with that in mind I decided to watch the entire first season of Boss Baby: Back in Business. Dreamworks' Boss Baby is everyone's favorite movie... I think and after the outrage followings it's loss at the Oscars for Best Animated feature to Coco it only made sense for … Continue reading Every Episode of “Boss Baby: Back in Business” Ranked
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 … Continue reading These Shorts are Amazing! Know Your Nominee: Best Animated Short Film (2018)
Table of Content Introduction Overview/review Characters Rasputin Music and Musical Why Doesn't Disney Sell Anastasia Merchandise? What Happened to Fox Animation Studios? Animation Is Anastasia Historically Accurate? Conclusion Introduction It’s fair to call Anastasia (Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, 1997) a classic right? It’s well received, sitting at an 86% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 7.1/10 on IMDb. It holds a legacy as an Oscar nominated film and the historical feat of pioneering the “rich” history of the Fox Animation Studio… more on that later. The film has recently just become two decades old, and it hasn’t disappeared from relevancy. On the contrary, it just got adapted into a Broadway musical by the same team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens who earned the film its, “Oscar nominations for Best Original Song (“Journey to the Past”) and for Best Music: Original Musical or Comedy Score” – Adam Hetrick Playbill The film even a box-office success, earning a nearly a hundred forty million worldwide on an estimated fifty-million-dollar budget. Still, I just feel that despite the “success” of the film, this film garners the same amount of admiration as Disney’s more lackluster efforts such as Treasure Planet or Atlantis: the Lost Empire. That said why don’t we take a look and see if Anastasia has withstood the test of time.
The 69th Annual Emmy awards has announced the lists of nominees that will be vying for the gold come September 17. The awards acknowledge the artists from across all aspects which makes this the Golden age of Television. With the great variance of shows nominated from multiple platforms of streaming/broadcast networks and with the long … Continue reading Know Your Nominee: Main Title Design Emmy Awards 2017
Being a superhero only requires two things: The will to save the day and that you wear your underwear on the outside. This long-lasting school yard mockery of classic superhero designs seemed to be a great deal of inspiration for Dav Pilkey. Pilkey decided to channel the creativity of an immature child and answer the … Continue reading Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Reviewed. Underrated or Underwhelming?
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 … Continue reading Take Some Time To Enjoy A Journey Into Sahara
Long ago in a distant past, the Cartoon Network, a shape-shifting channel, unleashed an unspeakable bit of news. The show of a foolish samurai warrior wielding a magic sword would have no new episodes. Before a finale was created, creator Genndy Tartakovsky was flung into a new world of projects. Now the show sought its … Continue reading Samurai Jack Season 5: Teach Them How to Say Goodbye.