Category: children’s

10 archive highlights among the Disney+ launch

With the Walt Disney company launching its own international film and television streaming service Disney+ within two months, one of the big questions was with what sorts of productions would the service launch. New and exclusive series like Star Wars spin-off The Mandalorian have been well publicised, but the question is more about back catalogue materials - what, ...

REVIEW: Dumbo (2019)

If there is a topic that seems to dominate among film geeks this year, it is Walt Disney's growing program of live-action adaptations based on their animated back catalogue. It was only back in late May that I wrote: 'It is a program of films powered by crass commercialism and audience nostalgia, and most of ...

REVIEW: Super Furball (2018)

Emilia (Ella Jäppinen) lives in Finland with her mother and her mother's new boyfriend. When her pet guinea pig bites her one day, it embues her with the powers of Super Furball: a four-foot tall guinea pig with super-strength and the power of flights. Using her new-found abilities, Emilia works to save a school of ...

REVIEW: Moomins and the Winter Wonderland (2017)

As winter approaches, and the Moomins prepare to hibernate until the spring, Moomintroll (Bill Skarsgård) grows concerned about what happens while he sleeps. When he wakes early he, his father Moominpappa (Stellan Skarsgård), and Little My (Alicia Vikander), and drawn into a strange new world of invisible creatures and the coming of "Christmas" - whoever ...

REVIEW: Christopher Robin (2018)

Decades after leaving the Hundred Acre Wood for boarding school, troubled veteran Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) now works in middle-management at a London-based luggage company. Neglecting his wife (Hayley Atwell) and daughter for his job, Christopher reaches an ethical crisis when he is confronted with firing half of his staff to save the company money. ...