Review: Frozen

FROZN_014M_G_ENG-GB_70x100.inddStarring: (voices of) Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk

Directed by: Jennifer Lee & Chris Buck

Disney latest animated family film is the rather winter-y Frozen, which is┬ácomputer animated, much like their last two films were, and like Tangled, it continues the tradition of musical about princesses. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen, directed by Jennifer Lee, who also wrote the screenplay, and Chris Buck, who directed Tarzan for Disney back in 1999, and features the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff and Josh Gad.

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Review: Planes

PH4BnI8ap8kN76_1_mStarring: Dane Cook, Teri Hatcher, Stacy Keach, Brad Garrett, Priyanka Chopra, Cedric the Entertainer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Carlos Alazraqui, John Cleese

Directed by: Klay Hall

The first shot of Disney’s latest animated feature, is almost disclaimer-like, in telling you you’re in the ‘world of Cars’. Indeed the film is set in the same world as Pixar’s 2006 and 2011 Cars films, but this isn’t a Pixar film, and so having the expectations of one from Planes is probably unfair.

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Review: Despicable Me 2

Despicable-Me-2-2013-Movie-PosterVoices of: Steve Carrell, Russell Brand, Kristen Wig, Benjamin Bratt, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Pierre Coffin

Directed by: Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud

2010’s surprise animated hit, Despicable Me, gets a sequel this summer, bringing back villain Gru to the big screen, along with his sidekick Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand), his adopted daughters Margot, Edith and Agnes, and most importantly, his minions. The first one was much better than I had thought it would be, and so expectations were high for the second one.
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