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The 20 best films on Netflix for kids (and their parents)
Paddington, Labyrinth, Kung Fu Panda and heaps more.
Your mileage will vary with hit-or-miss anime experiment Star Wars: Visions
Nine standalone shorts: but which ones are worth your while?
Netflix’s Q-Force is here and queer, proudly doing the spy genre its own way
Fast-paced, it doesn’t let a single frame go without at least one gag.
Colourful Cuban love song Vivo celebrates family and music
Lin-Manuel Miranda brings Broadway flair to Netflix animation.
The real stakes and excitement of Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation
Kevin Smith doesn’t have to put the toys back in the box after each episode.
Spirited Away returns to cinemas for its 20th anniversary
Studio Ghibli’s Academy Award-winning masterpiece makes a welcome return.
Rick and Morty’s fifth season has landed on Netflix
Another ten episodes of very adult, animated sci-fi are coming your way. Oooooh weeee.
Pixar’s hugely charming Luca is a super fun summer hangout film
Luca’s unrushed approach is a move Miyazaki would approve of.
Amy Poehler brings inescapable teen averageness to life in Duncanville
New animated sitcom chronicles constant – and hilarious – punishment by the puberty gods.
The Mitchells vs the Machines pushes animation—and its running time—to the limits
It’s an inspired wildfire of visual splendour.
How Tumeke Space, the most Kiwi Star Wars ever, was made during lockdown
Not even a pandemic could keep Mukpuddy’s beloved creation down.
Unhappy joy joy: the harsh story behind the new Ren & Stimpy doco
“Well, I just got PTSD right now”
The Croods: A New Age is an incredibly relevant end to this punch-worthy year
The slapstick sure does slap.
Sponge on the Run reminds us there’s no such thing as a bad SpongeBob movie
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run review: another top-notch SpongeBob movie.
NZIFF 2020 Q&A: Animation NOW! 2020
Curator Malcolm Turner tells us about this year’s unique screening.
Lockdown lifts in episode 5 of Social Distancing
Watch episode 5 in this series diarising moments of our everyday reality right now.
Disney and Pixar’s Onward is a must-watch for the whole family
Dominic Corry examines what’s special about Disney/Pixar’s latest.
A bunch of DreamWorks animated hits just arrived on Netflix
17 DreamWorks hits arrive on Netflix.
All Pixar movies, ranked from worst to best
From a lonely robot to a rodent chef to feelings with feelings – here are the best and worst of Pixar.
Quimbo’s Quest, a hilariously silly NZ-made cartoon, just landed on Netflix
And it features the voice of national treasure Cohen Holloway.
Netflix just released a Pokémon: The First Movie remake and I don’t know why
Liam Maguren investigates why this exists.
Short Circuit is the best new thing on Disney+
We watched every single film in the Short Circuit collection.