Animated News 3/10/16

Hey guys!  I’m excited to share with you a new video series I am trying out. It’s a video where I cover all the news in both animated TV shows and movies.  I thought of this because I don’t really like reviewing trailers, so it seemed like a good way to cover the trailer but also other topics that I think are interesting.  I figured I could make my viewers aware of smaller projects or shows that might be off their radar.

There are obviously going to be room for improvement but I think it is a pretty good start.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Also, what do you think of this week’s news?  In the video I cover:

Box office for Zootopia and Boy and the Beast

Trailers for Kubo and the 2 Strings and Red Shoes and the 7 Dwarves

Movie announcements for animated Ghostbusters and Surfs Up 2: Wave Mania

Utah release of Boy and the World and Only Yesterday

Aaron Springer Billy Dilly Show

Ducktales reboot image review

Cancellation of Wander Over Yonder

Tangled Before Ever After series

Big Hero 6 series announcement

Does any of this news interest you?  Let’s discuss it in the comments section here or on the youtube video.  If you feel so inclined give it a thumbs up!  Thanks so much. 🙂

Boy and the Beast Review

Hi guys!  So I only have a few moments but wanted to share with you guys my review of the new anime film Boy and the Beast.

This was my first film from Mamoru Hosoda and I was really impressed.   It tells the story of a runaway boy Kyutu who wanders into Beast Kingdom- a land of anthropomorphic animals.

Kyutu meets a beast named Kumatetsu who is looking for an apprentice so that he can become Lord of the Village. Kumatetsu is a bit of a curmudgeon but he and Kyutu grow together.

boy and beast7The film follows Kyutu as he grows up and he finds love, learns to read and discovers more about his family.  He also confronts an adversary that gorgeously morphs into a whale.

boy and the beast19The animation is stunning in Boy and the Beast and I found the story to be moving. I loved the way the camera moved through the crowds and the layers of people. The rendering and martial arts movement was true art and I was captivated.

The villain is a bit underdeveloped and a few of the subplots are unnecessary but I thoroughly enjoyed it.   I think you will too.

Overall Grade- B+

Have you seen Boy and the Beast?  What about other works of Mamoru Hosoda?  I’m told his Wolf Children is great.  I will definitely be looking it up and watching it soon.