Bao – Review

This short caught me by surprise mainly because I’m not a huge fan of CGI-animated features though as a medium it has advanced exponentially since Tron in 1982 (in which only portions of the movie–like the light cycle races and the MCP–were actually computer generated). But it not only has it’s place, but as movies […]

Full Metal Alchemist – Official Trailer

I recall that someone explained why it is that Japanese people in anime don’t look particularly Japanese, but I don’t recall the explanation (which implies that it didn’t particularly resonate for me). I should mention that my feeling also doesn’t apply to all anime.  Characters from the works of Hayao Miyzaki appear distinctly Japanese (in terms […]

Meet Baymax!

As you can tell from the screenshots of the Tweets that I have included below, I have been having a few conversations with Baymax, of Disney’s upcoming Big Hero 6.  He’s very literal, as is the way with most machines–and reminds me quite a bit of Apple Inc’s Siri. Besides, how can you resist a mug like […]

‘Big Hero 6’ Teaser Trailer

 For the first time Pixar is taking on a Marvel property.  Big Hero 6 is a superhero team that–at least in the comics–has ties to Marvel’s X-Men.  In fact, the comic where they first appeared was called “Sunfire & Big Hero 6.” Sunfire being a mutant from the X-Men comics. And seeing that connection and the fact that mutants, […]

‘Mr. Peabody And Sherman’ Trailer

I remember watching the cartoon adventures of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” when I was growing up.  I think it was part of the “Rocky & Bullwinkle Hour.”  Judging from the trailer, the filmmakers are making it a lot more wholesome than I recall it being. For instance, Mr. Peabody (the dog) and Sherman (the human) […]