Big Hero 6

There’s a lot about Big Hero 6 that is stock-standard, and the boy-and-his-robot tale has echoes of Short Circuit and Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Clichés abound, and whilst this may be based on a Marvel comic, there’s a lot that’s been Disney-fied.
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Adventure Time – The Complete Fourth Season

Adventure Time is a show that continues to get better and better, and the best news is that season four also addresses some of the niggling problems I’d had with the show previously.
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Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph hits all the emotional and narrative beats from Screenwriting 101, but it does it so skilfully that the film never feels predictable. Filled with pathos, there are some incredible moments that really tug at the heartstrings, and like all good kids’ films, there are some great lessons to be learned.
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A Town Called Panic

The character animation is nearly non-existent – the expressions on their faces never change, and when they “walk” it almost seems as if an invisible hand is moving the pieces. Then again, there are some large-scale massive events which make use of the entire landscape, and these are uniformly brilliant.
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