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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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   USA, 2018.  Columbia Pictures, Media Rights Capital, Sony Pictures Animation.  Screenplay by Michael McCullers, Genndy Tartakovsky, based on characters created by Todd Durham.  Produced by Michelle Murdocca.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh, Tiësto.  Production Design by Scott Wills.  Film Editing by Joyce Arrastia. With his daughter’s happiness well secured by her marriage in the previous…

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Ice Age (2002)

CARLOS SALDANHA, CHRIS WEDGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 2002.  Twentieth Century Fox, Blue Sky Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Animation.  Story by Michael J. Wilson, additional story by James Bresnathan, Doug Compton, Mike Thurmeier, Jeff Siergey, Galen T. Chu, Xeth Feinberg, Screenplay by Michael Berg, Michael J. Wilson, Peter Ackerman.  Produced by Lori Forte.  Music by David Newman.  Production…

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TMNT (2007)

KEVIN MUNROE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Hong Kong/USA, 2007.  Imagi Animation Studios, Imagi Production, Mirage Studios, The Weinstein Company, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Kevin Munroe, based on characters created by Peter Laird, Kevin Eastman.  Cinematography by Steve Lumley.  Produced by Tom Gray Thomas Gray, Galen Walker, Paul Wang.  Music by Klaus Badelt.  Production Design by Simon Murton.  Film Editing by…

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Spirited Away (2001)

HAYAO MIYAZAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi Japan, 2001.  Tokuma Shoten, Studio Ghibli, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation, Mitsubishi.  Screenplay by Hayao Miyazaki.  Cinematography by Atsushi Okui.  Produced by Donald W. Ernst, Toshio Suzuki.  Music by Joe Hisaishi.  Production Design by Norobu Yoshida.  Film Editing by Takeshi Seyama.   A…

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The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)

CATHY MALKASIAN, JEFF McGRATH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2002.  Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, Klasky-Csupo, Viacom Productions, Nickelodeon Studios.  Screenplay by Kate Boutilier, based on characters created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman, Stephen Sustarsic.  Produced by Kyeung Seon Ahn, Chang Youl Choi, Hong Kyu Choi, Gabor Csupo, Arlene Klasky, Jin Ah No, Wook Song.  Music…

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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.   Charming animated film from the Disney studios whose writing isn’t…

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Married To It (1991)

ARTHUR HILLER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1991.  Screenplay by Janet Kovalcik.  Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper.  Produced by Thomas Baer.  Music by Henry Mancini.  Production Design by Robert Gundlach.  Costume Design by Julie Weiss.  Film Editing by Robert C. Jones.   In the tradition of Grand Canyon and The Big Chill, here’s yet another ensemble cast drama about adults making their…

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Rugrats Go Wild (2003)

JOHN ENG, NORTON VIRGIEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  USA, 2003.  Klasky-Csupo, Nickelodeon Movies, Viacom International.  Screenplay by Kate Boutilier.  Produced by Gabor Csupo, Arlene Kasky.  Music by Mark Mothersbaugh.  Production Design by Dima Malanitchev.  Film Editing by John Bryant, Kimberly Convy.   Those crazy nursery imps are back, and this time you get two adventures for the price of one. While…

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Hoodwinked! (2005)

CORY EDWARDS, TODD EDWARDS, TONY LEECH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 2005.  The Weinstein Company, Kanbar Entertainment, Kanbar Animation, Blue Yonder Films, Hoodwinked.  Story by Todd Edwards, Cory Edwards, Screenplay by Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech.  Produced by Maurice Kanbar, David Lovegren, Sue Bea Montgomery, Preston Stutzman.  Music by John Mark Painter, Kristin Wilkinson.  Film Editing by…

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Monsters University (2013)

DAN SCANLON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 2013.  Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios.  Story and screenplay by Dan Scanlon, Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird.  Produced by Kori Rae.  Music by Randy Newman.  Production Design by Ricky Nierva.  Film Editing by Greg Snyder.  New York Film Critics Awards 2013. North Carolina Film Critics Awards 2013. Online Film Critics Awards 2013.  Phoenix…

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