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ZooPhobia: Bad Luck Jack

While the characters and story echo Disney Channel programming, the independently produced short contains high quality animation and catchy songs, presenting a wholesome creature that is fun to watch and not fear.

Mulan

The live-action update to the Disney animated classic makes an admirable attempt at providing depth to the title character against strong visuals. But with everything else lacking excitement, it’s not quite “a girl worth fighting for”.

Trolls World Tour

While the magic of the original might not quite be fully recaptured here, Trolls World Tour is nevertheless cheery, non-demanding escapism that might be exactly what the doctor ordered during these uncertain times.

The Willoughbys

The Willoughbys is full of contradictions: a story that’s dark but sweet, animation that’s not top-notch but charming, and characters who are dysfunctional but likable. If this what we can expect from streaming services, sign me up!

Onward

Onward is classic Pixar — great storytelling combined with charismatic leads in a unique world wrapped up in beautiful animation. Definitely take the initiative to see this one because it is a campaign worth playing.

Farmageddon: A Shaun the Sheep Movie

In some ways topping the charming original, Farmageddon is a a sweet-tempered yarn that ewe and your entire family can enjoy together.

Spies in Disguise

While a few details may ruffle your feathers, Spies in Disguise checks the necessary boxes to be an enjoyable enough film.

Finding Santa: A Christmas Adventure

Even with an interesting animation style, Finding Santa doesn’t quite earn itself a place on top of Santa’s nice list.

Playmobil: The Movie

Playmobil: The Movie is not The Lego Movie. Fortunately, the filmmakers know this too and give viewers something different to play with.

Frozen II

While actually topping a film like Frozen would be as impossible as finding two identical snowflakes, Frozen II is no more than a lukewarm attempt.

Abominable

The narrative is very basic, almost to the point of being detrimental. Nevertheless, Abominable is a charming enough film with simple, yet beautiful animation, likable characters, and nice music.

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Game over, hopefully.

Toy Story 4

Funny, suspenseful, and profoundly heartfelt, Toy Story 4 is the best Pixar movie in years.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

The newest Godzilla film delivers some satisfying monster mayhem, but it’s too bad the human drama is pretty silly this time around.

Avengers: Endgame

The game is finally over, but was the wait worth it? Yes and no. Our review is mostly spoiler-free (even though you’ve all probably seen this movie by now!).

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2 is very different in many ways to the original, but it has all the heart and emotional punch. Just goes to prove that like there’s no one right way to play with Legos, there’s more than one way to build an awesome Lego movie.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The story may not be as strong previous Dragons, yet Hidden World offers a compelling narrative, beautiful animation, great cast, and delightful score for a heart-warming conclusion.

The Grinch

If you have a family tradition of going to the movies at Christmastime, you have several good options available. But if you’re looking for something that perhaps means a little bit more, your best bet might be Illumination’s The Grinch.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

With an excellent diverse cast of characters, outstanding visual design and animation, and an emotionally wonderful narrative, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse just might be a game-changer in animation.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

tl;dr Not as good as the original. Very funny. Weird ending. Worth seeing.

Smallfoot

Smallfoot is a story of two disjointed halves — or is it? For a film where the laughs are few and far between, the designs bland, and most of the songs trite, it’s no small feat that the plotting will having you thinking after the credits roll.

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Teen Titans is a very fun film that families will be able to enjoy together. It’s for kids and adults. It’s for people who love superheros and people who are tired of them. It’s for burrito fans and burger lovers. And it’s for people who just like to laugh.

Incredibles 2

In a world where blockbuster over-the-top superhero movies have become as mainstream as westerns were back in their heyday, Incredibles 2 brings the humanity back to the genre.

Early Man

Early Man is fun, but leaves a lot of potential untapped. Aardman is still top of their game technically, but hopefully the issues here are an anomaly and we’ll see more evolved storytelling in their next generation of films.

The Star

The Star isn’t stellar, but if you go in with the right spirit, and not expecting any miracles, you might find it to be an unexpected gift.

Coco

Coco is a beautiful film in a lot of ways — artistically, musically, and culturally. But narratively it’s just a ghost of the type of stories we’re used to from Pixar.

My Little Pony: The Movie

The surprisingly action-packed My Little Pony: The Movie should delight fans of the series, while newcomers can appreciate the splashy animation and great songs.

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie is enjoyable but not at all awesome. While there is some fun to be had, it’s hard to spin it as anything else but a letdown.

The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie is a stupid idea for an animated movie which is also probably better than it deserves to be.

Despicable Me 3

Though it’s elevated by plenty of laughs and a fun new bad guy, Despicable Me 3 would’ve benefited from a little more focus…and, dare we say it, more Minions.