Today Mrs. Desperado and I review the delightful 2015 steampunk animation “April and the Extraordinary World.” Watch it here.
My wife Arlys and I are long-time anime fans, but it’s become difficult for us to find something we like. Like American TV networks, Japanese animation studios produce many series that are maudlin and unoriginal. We prefer shows that are out of the ordinary, generally with a sci-fi, supernatural, or crime element. Recently we encountered […]
If the Japanese are the world’s masters at producing intelligent, mature animation, the French are surely runners-up. Recently we discovered another unusual, quirky French animated film: The Rabbi’s Cat. Released in 2011, it was directed by Joanne Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux. The movie is based on the comic series by artist/writer Sfar. We watched it […]
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, is one of those people who can get the public’s attention simply by announcing a new project. His Futurama quickly became a cult classic and as for The Simpsons, there’s hardly a place on the planet where they haven’t heard of Homer and Bart. So Disenchantment, his new medieval […]
n today’s media-saturated world, clever and original films seldom get the attention they deserve. We found this animated movie in a web search, having missed it when it was released in 2015. This French language film stars the award-winning actress Marion Cotillard as April Franklin. The English dubbed version features some big names as well, […]