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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.
The 12 best films on Netflix for kids (and their parents)
Paddington, Labyrinth, Kung Fu Panda and heaps more.
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.
21 Studio Ghibli classics are coming to Netflix
Feel free to cry big, globby tears of joy when you read this.
Netflix’s film about a walking severed hand is unlike anything you’ve seen
Part coming-of-age tale. Part survival thriller. A completely good watch.
Mosley’s invigorating, timely tale overrides any shortcomings
“New Zealand hasn’t created a film quite like Mosley.”
Mosley and NZ’s world-class animation studio hidden in Snell’s Beach
Plus the editor who moved from Pixar to work in NZ.
A gorgeous Dunedin stop-motion film plays as part of NZIFF
And there’s also a one-man jazz animation from NZ.
The Lion King constantly imitates the original—and that’s a big problem
Fortunately, no one dresses in drag and does the hula.
It’s an animation goldmine at this year’s NZIFF
Fantasy! Heists! Violence! And more!
Toy Story isn’t just a kids’ series, they’re films kids grew up with
Liam Maguren revisits one of cinema’s greatest achievements.
Jane Campion selects NZIFF’s short films for 2019 + Animation NOW!
Enter a world unknown.
Chaotic magic, half-Dads & vermin unicorns: we talk to the makers of Pixar’s Onward
We chat to director Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae.
The crazy cat lady gets her origin story in this darkly funny animated short
Every hero needs an origin story.