Missing Link (2019)

CHRIS BUTLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Canada/USA, 2019.  Laika Entertainment, Digital One, Entertainment One.   Screenplay by Chris Butler.  Cinematography by Chris Peterson.  Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner.  Music by Carter Burwell.  Production Design by Nelson Lowry.  Costume Design by Deborah Cook.  Film Editing by Stephen Perkins.  Academy Awards 2019.  Golden Globe Awards…

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Frozen II (2019)

CHRIS BUCK, JENNIFER LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  USA, 2019.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck, Marc Smith, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Screenplay by Jennifer Lee.  Produced by Peter Del Vecho.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Film Editing by Jeff Draheim.  Academy Awards 2019.    Golden Globe Awards 2019….

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France/Japan/USA, 2019.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, Dentsu, Fuji Television Network, Universal Animation Studios.  Screenplay by Brian Lynch.  Produced by Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Colin Stimpson.  Film Editing by Tiffany Hillkurtz.   Now that he has made his peace with Duke (Eric…

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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

BOB PERSICHETTI, PETER RAMSEY, RODNEY ROTHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   USA, 2018.  Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Marvel Entertainment, Avi Arad Productions, Lord Miller, Pascal Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Phil Lord, Screenplay by Phil Lord, Rodney Rothman, story consultant Meghan Malloy, based on Spider-Verse created by Dan Slott and characters created by…

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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. USA, 2012.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Sony Pictures Animation.  Story by Todd Durham, Dan Hageman, Kevin Hageman, Screenplay by Peter Baynham, Robert Smigel.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Marcelo Vignali.  Film Editing by Catherine Apple.  Golden Globe Awards 2012.  Toronto International Film Festival 2012. Even a famous vampire can’t help but turn into…

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Frozen (2013)

CHRIS BUCK, JENNIFER LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Shane Morris, additional story by Dean Wellins, Screenplay by Jennifer Lee, inspired by the story The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen.  Produced by Peter Del Vecho.  Music by Christophe Beck.  Production Design by David Womersley.  Film Editing by…

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Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

RICH MOORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2012.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Story by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon, Screenplay by Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, additional story material by John C. Reilly, Sam J. Levine, Jared Stern.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by Henry Jackman.  Production Design by Mike Gabriel.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy…

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Bolt (2008)

BYRON HOWARD, CHRIS WILLIAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2008.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, Chris Williams, additional screenplay material by Byron Howard, Jared Stern.  Produced by Clark Spencer.  Music by John Powell.  Production Design by Paul A. Felix.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy Awards 2008.  Golden Globe Awards 2008.  Online Film Critics Awards 2008….

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

CODY CAMERON, KRIS PEARN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   His unpronounceable invention created weather that rained hot dogs and hamburgers from the sky, but in the sequel his home island has gone full-on Lost World when science-geek Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is informed that his creations have become sentient beings.  More exciting, though, is that…

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Tangled (2010)

NATHAN GRENO, BYRON HOWARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2010.  Walt Disney Animation Studios, Walt Disney Pictures.  Screenplay by Dan Fogelman, additional story by Dean Wellins, based on the fairy tale Rapunzel by Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm.  Produced by Roy Conli.  Music by Alan Menken.  Production Design by Douglas Rogers.  Film Editing by Tim Mertens.  Academy Awards 2010.  Golden Globe…

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Chicken Little

BB.5 (out of 5) Any animated film where a tiny animal wears adorably trendy clothing is worth at least a glance (see Stuart Little), but this lifeless tale won’t impress you much. Poor little Chicken Little (voiced by Zach Braff) feels a piece of the sky falling and causes a panic in his town, only…

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Despicable Me (2010)

PIERRE COFFIN, CHRIS RENAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2010.  Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment.  Story by Sergio Pablos, Screenplay by Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio.  Produced by John Cohen, Janet Healy, Christopher Meledandri.  Music by Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams.  Production Design by Yarrow Cheney.  Film Editing by Gregory Perler, Pam Ziegenhagen.  Golden Globe Awards 2010.  Online Film Critics Awards 2010.  Washington…

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