"How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift" is a 2019 anime based on the manga series by Yabako Sandrovich. While the show lasted a season with a rushed conclusion, the rest is genuinely educational with likable characters and humor that will help anyone get positively motivated.
"Soul" is a 2020 Disney/Pixar animated drama-comedy directed by Pete Docter that is exclusively streaming on Disney+. This highly-anticipated and delayed film ends 2020 with a bang. Its thought-provoking concept, creative visuals, and unforgettable characters breathe new life into animation.
"Frosty Returns" is a 1992 CBS television special starring John Goodman as Frosty the Snowman. While it may be confusing and lacking substance, the standalone special is straightforward and charming with a comedic cast, familiar animation, and a nice environmental message for children.
"The Croods: A New Age" is a 2020 sequel to the 2013 DreamWorks prehistoric animated comedy "The Croods." Conceptually, the story sounds rehashed from its predecessor at first. But the sequel is executed in a more humorous, imaginative, and astonishing manner.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & The Island of Misfit Toys" is a 2001 direct-to-video CGI sequel to the Rankin/Bass special. Under the GoodTimes name, the sequel fails to capture the spirit of the original with a weak story, poor computer animation, bland characters and forgettable songs.
"Olive, the Other Reindeer" is a computer-animated Christmas musical special based on the book by Vivian Walsh. At first, the special may be average with a foolish concept. However, with Matt Groening and Drew Barrymore attached, the special is executed in the most charming and innovative way.
"Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" is the 2004 sequel to the 2002 live-action film. It still has its flaws, but it's not as terrible as before. The rest of the movie is a marginal improvement with an enduring mystery, sticking closer to the source material. There are some legit humorous moments.
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie" is a 1998 animated musical produced by GoodTimes Entertainment and based on the titular poem by Robert L. May. It is a rare breed where it started as a mediocre sell-out to a cult classic with ambition, creativity, voice acting, and talented singing.
"Scooby-Doo" is a 2002 live-action/CGI movie based on the long-running Scooby-Doo franchise. While satirically ambitious with a decent cast, the movie is flawed with a confusing tone, uncanny visual effects, and jokes that range from lazy to uncomfortable for family movie standards.
"Reunion" is the first chapter of the "Digimon Adventure tri." six-film series, a sequel to the original "Digimon Adventure/02" anime. As the title suggested, it is a warm-welcoming returns for fans with an interesting set-up, impressive animation, and a mixed variety of characters.
"Scary Godmother: The Revenge of Jimmy" is the 2005 sequel to the 2003 film based on the children's illustration books by Jill Thompson. It improves and maintains the charm of the first film with updated animation, matured characters, inventive scenarios and fun for both kids and adults to enjoy.
"Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular" is a computer-animated direct-to-video film based on the children's books by Jill Thompson. While it has aged computer animation and simplicity, its innocent charm, innovative visuals, and memorable characters make up for it.
Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf is the final Scooby-Doo television film in the Hanna-Barbera Superstar 10 series. With the movie given a more comedic direction and artistic shift, it ends both on a vibrant, humorous yet slow and bland note.
"Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School" is the second Scooby-Doo movie in the Hanna-Barbera Superstar 10 series. It has been regarded by fans as a cult classic for its distinctive concept, creative animation, and unforgettable characters.
"Scooby-Doo! Meets the Boo Brothers" is a TV movie which is part of the Hanna-Barbera Superstar 10 series. Though the plot can get all over the place and has mixed humor, the rest gets serviceable with an interesting concept, thoughtful clues, nicely executed animation and entertaining voice-work.
"Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw" is a film based on both the Tonka toyline and Hanna-Barbera cartoon of the same name. While harmless, in some regards, this movie tries way too hard to be taken serious with a ridiculous plot, cheap animation, bland characters, and forgettable songs.
The Powerpuff Girls Movie is Cartoon Network's first and only theatrical movie, based on the series of the same name. While the movie initially caused concern for its violence and flopped, the rest makes up for it with a decent origin story, updated animation, thrilling action and performances.
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip is the first television movie produced by Cartoon Network and originally intended as the series finale to Dexter's Laboratory. While the story sounds standard and formulaic, the movie gradually evolves with creative animation, fun action and memorable characters.
On the surface, this short-lived animated series would be considered a simple Ren & Stimpy knock-off. In practice, however, this show not only revitalized Hanna-Barbera's legacy but a launched a new legacy for the animators involved making the show.
"Re-Animated" is a Cartoon Network television film that attempted mixing live-action and animation. It sounds conceptually interesting with spoofing Walt Disney and his characters. However, it is poorly executed with a cliched plot, weak humor, cheap animation and mean-spirited characters.
After struggling to reach the top, Animal Crackers is an average family flick with a playful concept, colorful animation and a talented voice cast. Though the plot could get predictable and the jokes are hit-and-miss, the effort is still present and its heart in the right place.
Freakazoid! is an Emmy-winning animated series produced by Stephen Spielberg that mixes superheroes and comedy. While it may have started with a lack of focus in its format and got canceled after two seasons, it gained a cult following for its characters, animation, and non-stop humor.
The Critic is an underrated animated sitcom created by Simpsons showrunners Al Jean & Mike Reiss. Despite the show only lasting two seasons, and having aged a little, it left a cult following with a satirical passion for parodying movies, memorable episodes, and a talented voice cast.
Based on a book series, Disney's next franchise attempts to fly high with a conceptually interesting premise, gorgeous visuals and atmospheric music. Unfortunately, the film immediately falls flat on its face with a dull execution, weak comedy and a cast ranging from generic to unlikable characters.
Tom & Jerry: The Movie is an animated feature based on the Hanna-Barbara character duo with a wasted potential story, generic characters and unnecessary musical numbers. Nonetheless, the animation is nice and the voice acting is decent.