Animation

February 7, 2014

SDG Reviews 'The Lego Movie'

The makers of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs do wonders with brightly colored plastic construction blocks.

November 26, 2013

SDG Reviews ‘Frozen’

Disney’s latest animated musical fairy tale breaks new ground, but squanders its early promise.

September 27, 2013

‘Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2’

FILM REVIEW: Feast for the Eyes Starving for a Better Script

August 9, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Planes'

Pixar Ultra-Lite: DisneyToon’s “World of Cars” installment is simple, agreeable fare for the whole family.

July 18, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Turbo'

Visually inventive and basically harmless, DreamWorks’ latest leans a bit too heavily on Pixar’s playbook, but lacks what makes even minor Pixar efforts special.

July 5, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Despicable Me 2'

An amiable sequel doesn’t quite match the endearing original, but successfully coasts on the characters’ charm and the reliable appeal of the breakout Minions.

June 21, 2013

Which is groovier: Emperor’s New Groove or Lilo & Stitch?

June 21, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Monsters University'

A charming but underachieving Pixar prequel coasts confidently to an unexpectedly thoughtful finale.

May 30, 2013

SDG Reviews 'Epic'

Lord of the Rings meets Star Wars by way of FernGully in a tale of good vs. evil with dazzling images and a so-so story.

December 4, 2012

In 60 Seconds: Life of Pi! Rise of the Guardians! More!

November 16, 2012

In 60 Seconds: Skyfall! Wreck-It Ralph! Flight! More!

November 13, 2012

In Praise of Pixar Short Films

The second collection of Pixar short films is available today in Blu-ray/DVD.

October 5, 2012

In 60 Seconds: Frankenweenie! Looper! Hotel Transylvania! More!

September 10, 2012

SDG Reviews 'Finding Nemo 3-D'

Pixar’s dazzling father-son fish story returns to the big screen in eye-popping 3-D.

August 16, 2012

SDG Reviews 'ParaNorman'

From the creators of Coraline comes another macabre stop-motion animated film — a morally problematic tale of ghosts, zombies and witches that isn’t without appeal, but definitely isn’t for the whole family.

August 14, 2012

Sarah Greydanus Reviews Whisper of the Heart

July 12, 2012

SDG Reviews 'Ice Age: Continental Drift'

The sub-zero heroes are back … for fourths.

June 22, 2012

In 60 Seconds: Pixar's Brave! Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!

June 19, 2012

SDG Reviews 'Brave'

Family is king in the pioneering animation studio’s first fairy tale, a rare mother-daughter story that charts an unconventionally traditional moral path.

June 12, 2012

SDG Reviews ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’

The Central Park Zoo escapees’ third outing tops the box office … but parents may want to think twice before they ‘move it’ to theaters with the kids.

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