Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 54th animated motion picture Big Hero 6 is now available on all major digital download platforms. I got a copy on iTunes and watched the film and the bonus features using the Disney Movies Anywhere app on my iPhone 5S. I’m happy to report that the film is still just as great on the small screen as it was on the big screen (my original review is here) and the bonus features, although a bit sparse, are beautifully produced, entertaining, and informational.
This review does include spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the film—go see it!
The anticipation for Disney’s 53rd feature-length Animated film has been over-the-top in some realms and under whelming in others. I told all my friends and family over the last few days that I was going to see Frozen (yay!) and only a small percentage knew what the heck I was yapping about. So, forbid me to question the geniuses at Disney marketing, but for whatever reason, I’m not 100% sure how many people will turn out this opening weekend. In my theater at the “midnight” (9pm) showing, there were 7 of us. I’m sure it will succeed, though—or at least I hope it will because this was definitely a film worth going to see.
EPIC, the new full-length animated feature by Blue Sky Studios hits theaters on May 24th, and early word from the top critics is fairly positive. Directed by Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots), EPIC focuses on a war being fought in our backyards–literally.
Welcome back to the Animation Fascination podcast. Each episode will feature an animated series or film from the past or present. Traditionally hand drawn, computer generated, or stop motion/claymation, if it’s animated, its up for discussion!
On this episode, Marc, Matt, and Justin discuss The Lion King!
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