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Animated ‘Boxtrolls’ take US by storm

In this image released by Focus Features, a scene is shown from ‘The Boxtrolls.’ AP

The “Boxtrolls” hit the United States this weekend, bringing the cute underground garbage creatures which have already taken their native Britain by storm to the other side of the pond.

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Best animated features fondly recalled

“FROZEN” AND “WALL-E.” Full-length cartoons that can stand the test of time.

We’re so glad that animated feature films have staged a big comeback in the last two decades. It was a real pity when the popular film type faded from view before the year 2000, due to a diminished sense of wonder and obvious cross-cutting measures.

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Relax, Ghibli fans, the Japanese animation studio is not dead yet

Oscar-winning Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (R) and Toshio Suzuki, chairman and producer of Studio Ghibli, (L). AFP FILE P HOTO

Relax, Studio Ghibli fans. The reports of the Japanese animation company’s death are greatly exaggerated.

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Dragon’ seeks to burn up ‘Jump Street’ at US box office

This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Astrid, voiced by America Ferrera, in a scene from "Hot To Train Your Dragon 2." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)

“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ will battle it out with another blockbuster sequel, “22 Jump Street,” at the US box office this weekend, as the summer film season gets into full swing.

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Little bro’s nutty, cosmic capers

“STEVEN Universe” tries to be subversive in a positive way.

The new animated series “Steven Universe” looks like the trippy amalgam of 1970s anime and ’90s oddball comedy cartoons, with disparate-looking characters mingling comfortably in one kooky world.

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