How To Train Your Robot

Every so often you come across a rather splendid example of a short film. My latest find is the two-minute short How to train your robot. It is a simple tale based on a scene from the Hugh Jackman fi...

Pixels – Short Film

With the forthcoming UK cinema release of Pixels this week it is an opportune moment to look back at the 2010 short film that inspired the feature. The inventive short was directed by Patrick Jean. 

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water

I figured I had grown out of the humour of SpongeBob. Having watched the series and the first film mainly due to my kids loving it (honest!), I thought that the sequel would be a bit hit and miss. Su...

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 may have been one of the more obscure Marvel publications but that hasn’t stopped Disney from cashing in on it and making it the latest addition to its comic adaption roster.

The Book Of Life

Based on Mexican Folklore and traditions, The Book of Life is something of a curio as far as animated movies go. It has a U certificate which usually indicates the type of film you are going to get. ...

Popeye CGI animation test

Sony animation studios have released CGI test footage which gives an early look at the new Popeye movie. The footage shown will not feature in the future animated film, as will the voices which have ...


 The visualisation of an overdose is something that has been portrayed a number of times on the cinema screen. One of the most memorable for me was the scene in trainspotting where Renton sinks into ...
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Paddington heads to the big screen

Just announced is the big screen debut for everybody’s favourite illegal immigrant, Paddington Bear. The furry adventurer in the rain hat and duffel coat will be the star of a live action / CGI...
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Occasionally a piece of cinema comes along that reminds just why you fell in love with it in the first place. These moments are the reason why you watch all sorts of rubbish in the hope that it may h...
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El Vendedor de Humo

Short films, especially animated ones, are often used as calling cards to highlight and promote the talents of the film makers. The best are often chock full of ideas and totally meticulous in their ...