Animation Films

Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse

500 Days Of Film Reviews Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse Starring Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson And Hailee Steinfeld

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Ralph Breaks The Internet

500 Days Of Film Reviews Ralph Breaks The Internet, Featuring The Voices Of John C. Reilly And Sarah Silverman

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The Breadwinner

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Breadwinner

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Top 10 Best Pixar Movies

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Top Ten Best Pixar Movies

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Incredibles 2

500 Days Of Film Reviews Incredibles 2 Featuring The Voices Of Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson And Samuel L. Jackson

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Early Man

500 Days Of Film Reviews Early Man Featuring The Voice Cast Of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston And Maisie Williams

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Isle Of Dogs

500 Days Of Film Reviews Stop Motion Animation, Isle Of Dogs, Featuring The Vocal Talents Of Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson And Liev Schreiber

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Ready Player One

500 Days Of Film Reviews Ready Player One Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn And Mark Rylance

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Loving Vincent

500 Days Of Film Reviews Animation, Loving Vincent, Featuring The Voices Of Douglas Booth, Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronan and Helen McCrory

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500 Days Of Film Reviews Pixar Animation, Coco, Featuring The Vocal Talents Of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal And Benjamin Bratt

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2017's Best Animated Films

500 Days Of Film Reviews 2017's Best Animated Films

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Your Name

500 Days Of Film Reviews Animated Feature, Your Name

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My Life As A Courgette

500 Days Of Film Reviews Stop Motion Animation, My Life As A Courgette

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The Red Turtle

500 Days Of Film Reviews Animated Feature, The Red Turtle

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10 Utterly Gorgeous Animated Movies

500 Days Of Film Reviews 10 Stunning Animated Films

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The Lego Batman Movie

500 Days Of Film Reviews Animation, The Lego Batman Movie, Featuring The Voices Of Will Arnett, Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson And Zach Galifianakis

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500 Days Of Film Reviews Animation, Sing, Featuring The Voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton and Tori Kelly

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500 Days Of Film Reviews Disney Animation, Moana, Featuring The Voices Of Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson

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The Wonderful World Of Studio Ghibli

500 Days Of Film Explores The Wonderful World Of Japanese Animation Powerhouse, Studio Ghibli

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500 Days Of Film Reviews Family Animation, Storks, Featuring The Voices Of Andy Samberg and Katie Crown

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Finding Dory

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The Secret Life Of Pets

500 Days Of Film Reviews Universal’s Latest Animation, The Secret Life Of Pets

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The Jungle Book

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Jungle Book And Finds A Stunning Film, A Superb Cast And A Wonderful Adventure


Abandoned in the jungle, little man cub, Mowgli (Neel Sethi), is found by black panther, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), and raised by a pack of wolves.


All is well until fearsome tiger, Shere Khan (Idris Elba), discovers Mowgli and threatens the lives of everyone in the jungle if they do not hand the boy over to him. 


Unwilling to be the cause pain and distress, Mowgli decides to leave his wolf pack. 

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Kung Fu Panda 3

500 Days Of Film Settles Down For A Third Helping Of Kung Fu Panda


When evil bull, Kai (J.K. Simmons), returns from the spirit world and threatens to steal the lives and powers of all of the kung fu masters in the land, it falls to dragon warrior, Po (Jack Black), to save the day.


Po needs to learn about and access his panda chi in order to stand any chance of defeating Kai. And who better to teach him than his long lost father?


Li (Bryan Cranston) takes Po to the secret land of pandas and encourages him to find his true self. Is this new community the key to Po’s kung fu destiny?

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500 Days Of Film Reviews Disney Latest Animated Film, Zootropolis


Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is a girl with a dream. She wants to join the police force and make the world a better place.


However, Judy is a tiny rabbit in the evolved animal world of Zootropolis - and no one expects her to succeed. 


Her parents just want her to stay at home and become a carrot farmer.


Even after graduating to become Zootropolis’ first bunny police officer, Judy's colleagues dismiss and underestimate her.


So, when Judy gets the chance to solve a major crime involving the disappearance of several Zootropolis citizens, she must prove her worth and also put her own preconceptions aside.

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Spirited Away

500 Days Of Film Reviews Spirited Away And Finds An Imaginative Adventure And Beautiful Animation


Chihiro is moving and she isn’t happy. Despite her parent’s upbeat spin on their relocation, she is sad and resentful at having to leave her friends.


On the journey to her new home, Chihiro and her parents stop to look at their new surroundings. Much to her dismay, they start to explore an abandoned theme park. 


However, all is not what it seems and Chihiro’s mother and father are bewitched by the inhabitants of the spirit world. 


Chihiro, with the help of a mysterious boy named Haku, must risk everything to rescue her parents - before it is too late.

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The Peanuts Movie

500 Days of Film Reviews The Peanuts Movie And Finds A Sweet Yet Flawed Animation


There’s a new girl in school and Charlie Brown is determined to impress her.


He no longer wants to be viewed as a loser - he wants a chance to win.


However, as was ever the case, and despite the best efforts of Charlie’s best pooch pal, Snoopy, things do not go to plan.


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The Good Dinosaur

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Good Dinosaur And Finds A Gorgeous Animated Story About Life And Friendship

Picture this… it is 65 million years ago and a meteor is heading towards the  Earth.

However, rather than crashing into our planet, it skips on by leaving the world’s dinosaur population none the wiser.

Fast forward, oh a couple a million years, and dinosaurs have evolved. They have developed the power of speech and some have become pretty handy farmers. 

Take one Apatosaurus family, for an example. They have to toil the land in order to survive. Poppa (Jeffrey Wright) and Momma (Frances McDormand) encourage their three children - Libby, Buck and Arlo - to work hard and make their mark on the world.

However, little Arlo is struggling. He is small and scared. And when tragedy strikes, Arlo is put to the ultimate test.

Lost and alone he makes an unlikely human friend. They have to learn to trust each other and work together if they have a chance of making it back home. 

Will Arlo be brave enough to survive a brutal world? Will he be able to make his mark? 

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The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya And Finds Exquisite Animation And A Magical Story

One day, a bamboo cutter makes a startling discovery: he finds a tiny girl in a stalk of bamboo.

Instantly protective, he rushes back to his rural home and shows his wife.

For the bamboo cutter's wife, there is no question as to what they should do next. She decides that they should raise this little princess as their own child.

The doll-like girl then transforms into a baby. However, she does not remain small for long. She grows at an almost supernatural pace - causing the children nearby to give her a nickname: little bamboo.

Little bamboo is happy living in her family’s simple countryside home. However, her father believes that she was put on this earth for a greater purpose - to become a true princess.

However, Princess Kaguya is equally determined to resist her father’s wishes and to be true to herself.

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Song Of The Sea

500 Days Of Film Reviews Song Of The Sea And Finds An Enchanting Story Told With Beautiful Animation

Young Irish boy, Ben (David Rawle), is irritated by his younger sister Saoirse (Lucy O'Connell).


He cannot bear to be near her because, deep down, he blames her for his mother's death.

She died when Saoirse was born, leaving him and his father (Brendan Gleeson) overwhelmed by grief. 

Their grandmother (Fionnula Flanagan) believes that both children would be safer if they leave the lighthouse that is their home and come to live with her in the city. 

This decision does not go down well with Ben - especially as it means having to leave his beloved dog behind.

Saoirse is also keen to return home - for magical reasons of her own.

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Big Hero 6

500 Days Of Film Reviews Big Hero 6 And Finds A Gorgeous Animation With Intelligence, Humour And Heart

Hiro is a young boy with huge potential in the field of science and engineering.

When his brother, Tadashi, takes him to visit his place of work, Hero becomes inspired and develops a host of amazing microbots.

These tiny microbots can work together to build anything that a human mind can imagine.

However, the microbots attract attention from an evil figure who will stop at nothing to steal Hero’s creation - with deeply tragic results.

Hiro has to form a bond with a special robot, Baymax, in order to uncover who stole his microbots before they are put to devastating use.

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The Lego Movie

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Lego Movie And Finds An Inventive And Hilarious Family Movie With An Awesome Soundtrack

President Business is about destroy all creativity in the Lego world as part of an evil plan to stop people messing with his stuff.

Only one Lego figure can save the day - the prophesied "special one". This Lego hero is destined to find the fabled piece of resistance and save the day and the world.

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500 Days Of Film Reviews Minions And Finds A Hilarious Adventure, A Bonkers Plot And Ba Na Na!

All Minions want to do is to serve the world's most evil villain. 

Finding such a villain is easy - keeping one - well not so much. 

Having lost a series of villain bosses through one mishap or another, the Minions find themselves on their own.

Without a big boss to serve their lives lose meaning and they become more and more depressed. Just when all looks doomed, Minion Kevin steps up and offers to try to save the day - and the Minion race.

Joined by Stuart and Bob, he embarks on an adventure to find the Minions their next big boss!

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Inside Out

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500 Days Of Film Reviews Inside Out And Finds A Charming And Imaginative Look At Our Emotions

In Pixar’s latest film, we meet Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler) - a  pixie-like creature who inhabits the head of 11 year old Riley.


Joy is not alone. She is a part of a team and works alongside Sadness, Disgust, Fear and Anger.


They must work together to ensure that Riley can function in her world and access the perfect blend of emotional responses.

However, Joy cannot bear the idea of Riley being anything other than happy. When events in Riley’s life become challenging and Sadness feels compelled to play a role, Joy tries to intervene - with emotionally damaging results.

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Chico & Rita

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500 Days Of Film Reviews Chico & Rita And Finds Gorgeous Animation And A Beautiful Love Story

Chico is a talented young piano player in late 1940’s Cuba. He meets Rita, a beautiful singer, and believes that, together, they can make it big. 

Of course, his attraction to Rita is not purely professional and soon the two fall in love.


However, their relationship is then tested by a the demands of their success and a series of heartbreaking events that threaten to ruin both of their lives.


Will they find a way to be together? Will their love endure? 

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Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 Review

500 Days Of Film Reviews Toy Story 3 And Finds A Worthy Addition To A Fantastic Trilogy

When you think about it, there are few film trilogies that manage to maintain their quality. After the first film, the others offer ever diminishing returns.


Not so with Toy Story 3.

In this third installment, Andy is off to college and has to sort out his bedroom before he leaves. Some of his old things are to be given away and some (no guesses who) will be kept in the loft.

However, Andy's (and our) favourite toys end up being given to a local day care centre by mistake. It is then down to Woody to convince them that this was, indeed, a mistake and to get them safely home. 

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