Animated & Children’s Films

  • Movie Review – DoLittle Charming, I think, is the best word to describe this movie. But, make no mistake, this is a movie made to appeal to young children. The plot is simplistic and the action cartoonish. You should rethink seeing this movie if you’re only in it for more Iron Man, but with a ...
  • The Star Wars Holiday Special …Is it really that bad? Is it really that bad? Yes. Yes it is. With a few moments that were faintly amusing. Created using the real-to-goodness original cast of Star Wars from A New Hope, The Star Wars Holiday Special was an earnest  1978 TV movie featuring awful production values, clearly stoned actors, and some really ...
  • The Trouble With Doctor Dolittle Dolittle is Robert Downey Jr.’s first movie to be released after his triumphant turn as Iron Man in Avengers: Endgame.  (C’mon, Academy.  Don’t let me down.  Nominate him!)  Unfortunately, the trailer looks less than stellar.  In fact, Hollywood doesn’t have the best record when it comes to adaptations of Hugh ...
  • Is there anything extra during the end credits of Spies in Disguise? Yes, there are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Spies in Disguise Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditLike this:Like Loading...
  • Movie Review – Spies in Disguise Movie review – The messages Spies in Disguise delivers should resonate with parents. Please share and help RunPee grow:FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditLike this:Like Loading...
  • Who played Alan Parrish in Jumanji? Robin Williams played the older version of Alan Parrish, the boy who had been stuck in the game for 26 years. Adam Hann-Byrd played the young version of Alan Parrish. Little needs be said about the iconic Robin Williams. He graced the screen in over 100 movies/shows and won an Oscar ...
  • Movie Review – Playmobil: The Movie I’m thinking the little tykes from ages 2 to 6 will enjoy this movie. My great granddaughter, age 6, has been an avid watcher of the Playmobil videos on YouTube for several years. I honestly think children older than 7 or 8 will be bored with this simple animated ...
  • Movie Review – Frozen 2 Obviously, I’m not grading this movie based on how well I personally enjoyed it. I, a 52 year old man, live in a galaxy far, far, away from the target audience of pre-teen girls. I’m confident that the aforementioned young girls will be delighted with every moment of the movie. In ...
  • Disney announces release dates for upcoming MCU Phase 4 movies and Disney+ shows Okay, deep breath. Thanos is snapped away along with his minions, and Ironman (luv u 3000) is hanging out with his daughter in the Soul Stone. That’s the past. It’s time to create new stories, heroes, villains and get the MCU Phase 4 underway. Here’s the movie/TV lineup Disney has announced: 2020 May 1st, ...
  • Frozen Adventures You May Have Missed Disney has finally given in to the demands of countless children, and made a sequel to their hit film Frozen.  I already have my tickets and will be seeing it opening weekend with my girlfriend, the world’s biggest Olaf fan.  (No, seriously.  I can’t sleep at night anymore because of ...
  • Movie Review – Playing with Fire I give high marks to this movie for the recognition it gives to the first responders out there risking their lives for us. And to show our younger generation that not all heroes wear spandex. Playing with Fire itself is a decent movie. I think the target audience is the kiddies ...
  • Movie Review – Arctic Dogs I just saw a headline that questioned if a child under five should see Arctic Dogs, due to rude humor and lots of action. My question is; would children over five want to see this film? It’s not a boring movie by any means. I truly enjoyed it, but it ...
  • The Cast of Voices for Arctic Dogs The cast of voices in Arctic Dogs. Photos and characters appear on top, while their actor information is listed below: James Franco Lemmy Nominated for Best Actor Oscar for 127 Hours Jeremy Renner Swifty Nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for Hurt Locker, and Hawkeye in the Marvel Universe. Among other great roles, like in Mission Impossible and The ...
  • The Essential Will Smith   Gemini Man opens October 11.  The name Will Smith has become synonymous with  sci-fi action films.  Smith has had a long and varied career, even if his genre roles are my favorite.  I’ve been a fan of his since I was a kid.  Somewhere I have a Soundtracks cassette of ...
  • First View Movie Review – The Princess and the Frog   The Princess and the Frog is a suitably good and modern take on the “Princess” theme, with a jazzy little soundtrack and some true comedic moments. But is it moving? Inspiring? Maybe. Tiana, the Princess in question, is a good role model, with a solid work ethic. Which makes me think…Tiana ...
  • Movie Review – Abominable   Well, here I sit at my computer, absolutely gritting my teeth….again. Here at RunPee, I am the animated film expert. I can qualify that statement by telling you I’ve been watching animated films for more than half a century. I kinda know what kids like and don’t like. Abominable is a kid’s ...
  • Movie Review – Tangled   I’m only 3/4 of the way through my first viewing of Tangled (yes, my 1st time) and I love it already so much I’m willing to give it an A+. Of course, they could screw it up during the climax and I’ll have to change my review, but so far ...
  • All the Disney Princess “I Want” Songs In One Place What is a Disney Princess wish-filled ” I Want” song? Notice how all the girls — and some of the guys, IE: Aladdin and Snow White’s Prince Charming — have a song full of exposition about their hopes and wishes? This was even parodied in Ralph Breaks The Internet in ...
  • Movie Review – Beauty and the Beast   Without any doubt, the 1991 animated Beauty & The Beast is considered among the best of the Disney Princess movies, or any of the the Disney films. It’s from the period known as The Disney Renaissance that started with The Little Mermaid, and ran through most of the 90s. (I ...
  • Movie Review – The Little Mermaid   I am consumed by a move this weekend and will have to flesh this review out for real in bits and pieces. To start off, the 1989 original Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid is in the cinemas and you should absolutely catch it while you can. Take the entire family. ...
  • Movie Review – The Good Dinosaur (and The Pixar Theory) Okay, yeah, this Pixar film was pretty, but not as pretty as Disney’s  The Lion King, which it also managed to…ahem…totally rip off. It’s also very reminiscent of Dreamwork’s initial Toothless scenes in How to Train Your Dragon. It’s got some cute moments, and an interesting take on the feral dog ...
  • Movie Review – The Angry Birds Movie 2 I’m not sure just who’s the target audience here. The kiddies will love the action and slap stick humor, sorta like the Looney Tunes cartoons of long ago, but that stuff never gets old. Does it? The adults who became addicted to this mindless little app will also flock (pun intended) ...
  • Movie Review – Dora and the Lost City of Gold   There’s a lot of great kid movies out right now that adults can enjoy: Toy Story 4, The Lion King, Aladdin and Secret Life of Pets 2. I saw three of the four twice and recommend all highly for people of any age. Unfortunately, can’t say the same for Dora and ...
  • Easter Eggs in Aladdin and The Lion King Who knew classic, straight-laced, non-Pixar, Original Flavor Disney would start using Easter Eggs? It’s possible they’ve been doing this all along and I haven’t noticed, but usually there’s not a whiff of cross-pollination between, say, Princess properties. No nods to Snow White in Sleeping Beauty, for example, even though both ...
  • Lion King – Animated vs Broadway vs Live Action The “live action” (actually CGI, folks) remake of The Lion King is hitting theaters.  This new version of the Disney 1994 classic features significant differences.  Now is a great time to return to Pride Rock — and revisit Simba, Nala, Timon, Pumbaa, Mufasa, Zazu, and Rafiki — as we compare ...
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