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Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman photo
Review: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
by Nick Valdez

When Dreamworks first announced their plans to turn Peabody's Improbable History (a short which ran during The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show featuring Mr. Peabody and his boy companion, Sherman) into a full length animated film, I was a little worried that my once beloved cartoon (I used to wake up at three in the morning in order to catch reruns of it on Cartoon Network) would be run through the standard generic animated blender everything seems to go through now. Little did I know I would be so, so wrong. 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is remarkably smart, adorable, educational, referential, heartwarming, effervescent, hilarious, and even a little rude. But most of all, it's improbably entertaining.

Which is exactly the way I like my Peabody. 

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3:52 PM on 03.04.2014

First teaser for Paddington Bear makes me want marmalade

As a young child the strange puppet/stop-motion/animated/paper cutout Paddington Bear show was totally my jam. The books were good too, but that show, with its wonderful narration and unique look enticed me. So it's wit...

Matthew Razak



Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath photo
Review: War of the Worlds: Goliath
by Mike Cosimano

As a 19 year old, I am well familiar with the Disney film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. It’s a vastly underrated animated flick where a wacky crew of steampunk explorers set out to find Atlantis. You don’t need to understand the ins and outs of the plot, but what you do need to understand is the tone. The dialogue is full of character -- if not particularly complex -- and the movie seems unconcerned with making the audience think, instead choosing to provide a highly entertaining spectacle.

When consuming (because that is the correct word) War of the Worlds: Goliath, I couldn’t help but think of Atlantis the whole time. Goliath wants to have a wacky steampunk-themed crew. It wants to provide a spectacle for the audience.

It fails at both of those things.

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4:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Check out this clip from animated short The Missing Scarf

The Missing Scarf is an animated short by Irish animator and filmmaker Eoin Duffy. I had the chance to see it when I recently saw a screening of the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films, and though it is a runner-up and...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 02.19.2014

A look at the 2014 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

One easily overlooked part of the flurry of The Academy Awards is the shorts sections. Perhaps they seem less interesting or less consequential due to their bite-size nature, but to me, short films are often all the more acce...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Check out this trailer for Oscar nominated short Feral

This brief trailer for Daniel Sousa's short film Feral gives us a glimpse into the world and story of the Oscar nominated animated short film. Feral follows the story of a young boy who is raised by a pack of wolves in the w...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 02.12.2014

Watch a clip from new Mickey Mouse cartoon Get A Horse!

Get A Horse! is the Disney short film that has been playing before Disney's newest feature-length movie, Frozen, in theaters. Directed by Lauren MacMullan, Get A Horse! is a hand-drawn homage to classic Mickey Mouse cartoons...

Liz Rugg

6:00 PM on 02.10.2014

First full trailer for Planes: Fire and Rescue

For a guy who doesn't like the idea of Planes as much as I do (hence the running "F**king Planes" joke), I seem to be writing about it quite a bit. I'm just mad at its origin, is all. It was a made for home video project tha...

Nick Valdez



Review: The LEGO Movie photo
Review: The LEGO Movie
by Nick Valdez

Since its first delightful teaser over a year ago, I have been eagerly anticipating The LEGO Movie more so than any other movie releasing in 2014. I was instantly drawn to the idea of seeing the very Lego sets I played with as a kid (and still play with on occasion) recreated in a loving stop motion/CG film. I'm just not quite sure why I was so excited in the first place. Is it nostalgia or some kind of attempt to rekindle my lost childhood? Now that I've grown up, should I completely forget things that once made me happy in order to fit in with the professional world? 

Wait, am I really thinking about all of this? It's The LEGO Movie we're talking about here! Strange thing is, The LEGO Movie actually builds on these philosophical dilemmas in an intelligent, wacky, and surprisingly sophisticated manner. 

So yeah, everything is awesome. 

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5:00 PM on 02.06.2014

Watch the adorable trailer for Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a young mouse and a big bear, in a world where inter-species friendships are highly discouraged, due to like eating each other and stuff. The movie is ...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Flix for Short: Juste de l'eau

This lush animated short titled in French Juste de l'eau (or Just Water) is set in an anthropomorphic animal-version of Europe at the time of the discovery of new continents. As the explorers' ships come in to land, they are...

Liz Rugg





4:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Justice League: War to begin DC Animated continuity

I'm not the most knowledgeable comic book fan, but if I had any focus, it would be DC Comics due to their awesome cartoons I had growing up. And while I've been sad they're gone now, DC is currently trying to get back to thei...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Final LEGO Movie trailer features the Man of Plastic

In anticipation of its release a week from now, The LEGO Movie has one more hilarious trailer under its belt. As it toys with the overt seriousness of Man of Steel's previous trailers, this trailer comes complete with a...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 01.28.2014

Frozen is highest grossing original animated film ever

I don't think anyone would have guessed that Disney would be back on top of the animation world, knocking Pixar down, at the beginning of 2013, but it seems the animation studio finally figured out (with the help of Pixar hea...

Matthew Razak



Sly Cooper movie gets plot and teaser photo
Sly Cooper movie gets plot and teaser
by Matthew Razak

They're amping up the buzz for the Sly Cooper movie pretty darn early with a full teaser animation that shows off the new look for the entire crew. Looks like the same style of humor will be in full force with bad puns galore and plenty of food jokes. This "short" pretty much could be mistaken for a cut scene in the game if it wasn't for the sharper animation and tweaks to character design.

Sly himself looks a bit more conniving in his new, more mature style and the pink of Murray's skin has definitely been toned down a bit. Of course, playing out like a cut scene from a videogame isn't always that great of an endorsement. While the animation does look pretty solid, the voice acting could use a little work. Still, seeing Sly jump around with his cane isn't something I'm going to want to miss once the movie lands in 2016.

You can check out the official plot description below along with some new images. The plot, like the teaser, doesn't seem to deviate much from the first game.

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9:00 PM on 01.23.2014

Captain Underpants Voice Cast Revealed

Like my pal/immediate superior Alec, I too was a fan of the Captain Underpants comics in my youth. I also didn't know Universal was doing a Captain Underpants movie, which is both a pleasant surprise and a recipe for disaster...

Mike Cosimano

1:00 PM on 01.23.2014

Frozen's "Let It Go" sung in 25 different languages

No, I'm not sick at all of talking about how much I loved Disney's Frozen (put it on all three of my Top X of 2013 lists this year), so of course I'm using this time to gush again. Here we have a video of Idina Menzel's "Let...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 01.21.2014

Second Peabody and Sherman trailer is Valedogtorian

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated films of the year. I wasn't too impressed by the film's first trailer, but I've come around thanks to this second one. The focus is rightly on Mr. Peab...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 01.17.2014

Universal announces another Grinch remake

God has forsaken us. The people behind the horrendous Lorax remake (Which Flixist's own Matthew Razak liked, but what does he know) are making a new film based on Dr. Seuss' classic holiday children's book. Whose idea was thi...

Mike Cosimano

1:00 PM on 01.10.2014

The Simpsons pay tribute to Studio Ghibli films

This Sunday on The Simpsons, Comic Book Buy is getting married in "Married to the Blob." Sure, Comic Book Guy (or Jeffrey Albertson) has been in romantic relationships before, but now that he's apparently romancing a manga a...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 01.08.2014

See The Nut Job early and free

Jokes about nuts and children's movies! Wait... what? Errr, well The Nut Job is an animated children's movie about squirrels who steal nuts. I think. Here's the plan. You grab some passes bring the kids and let us know w...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 01.07.2014

Pixar short Party Central playing before Muppets

We've got a long wait for new Pixar movies since they've delayed The Good Dinosaur to 2015 (thankfully Disney is picking up the slack), but that doesn't mean we'll be completely devoid of the ol' Pixar magic in 2014. In the g...

Matthew Razak