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  • Oliver & Company

    Oliver & Company

    ★★

    Oliver & Company was hardly a childhood favourite Disney animated film of mine. I had at maximum seen this two times before 10+ years ago, and suffice to say I didn't really connect with it this time either. The Letterboxd page uses the tagline "The First Disney Movie With Attitude" and I can't help but think this is Oliver & Company's main problem, it's too busy appearing "Hip" and "With the times" that it often forgets to focus on what it actually is:…

  • The Haunted House

    The Haunted House

    It's really interesting how the first half of this short uses only sound effects with no score to speak of, and the beautiful black and whites to create a genuinely dark, spooky, and genuinely intriguing atmosphere whilst the second half is nothing more than a remake of The Skeleton Dance, featuring Mickey Mouse. Which is still a beautiful work of animation on its own, but is certainly more goofy than what the front of the cartoon promises.

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  • Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl

    ½

    I now know less than I did about Artemis Fowl than I did before I watched this movie.

  • Begone Dull Care

    Begone Dull Care

    The first thing you'll notice watching Begone Dull Care is the multilingual
    opening credits; the simple choice of inclusivity right off the bat speaks to the potential of animation to be universal. Too often in the modern animated industry there is an over reliance of specific and modern references stuffed into an already tightly-packed runtime and a cacophany of obnoxiously loud sounds to appeal to the broadest possible demographic, fairly often to the detriment of the story told. Here, the…

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