Puppet the Critic Show: Ghost In The Shell

I’m not going to lie to you; I was never a huge fan of either the original manga or anime of Ghost In The Shell when I was younger. Actually, I didn’t even want to give them a chance, being that I cared less about comics as vehicles for ideas than about the ways in…

By Puppet
The Book of Life

Decrying/Praising ‘The Book of Life’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

What do you get when you add unbridled creativity to a project with limited substance? Well, it’s possible something good may come out of it. In the case of The Book of Life (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016), however, you get cinematic dreck. I know—that’s rather harsh. But these two films may…

By Simon Hardy Butler
Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea: An Ode to the Hand Drawn Line

At present the animation industry is globally dominated by CGI technology and it’s now incredibly rare that you’d see a hand drawn 2D feature film. Disney long ago gave up hand painted film cells to make way for the ease of computer generated productions. Pixar’s revolutionary style has been joined by other big name production…

By Laura Shearer
Spirited Away animated

Cartoon Swoon: Our 10 Favourite Animated Feature Films

Animation. It’s not just for kids, but it never really was, was it? Adult humour and situations have been prevalent in the genre since day one, yet for some reason, it’s still associated with children and the whims of fantasy. Perhaps that’s because it has been the domain of fantasists for so long – through…

By Jonathan Eig and Simon Butler