Christmas Movie Marathon Review: Robin Robin (2021)

Title: Robin Robin
Release Date: 27 November 2021
Director: Dan Ojari & Mikey Please
Production Company: Aardman Animations

Robin Robin is a stop-motion animated short that has the charm and whimsy typical of Aardman Animations. It’s absolutely gorgeous to look at and very sweet at its heart.  The story is more of your basic misfit’s tale. Robin (Bronte Carmichael) is a young bird raised by a family of mice, under the leadership of the single Dad Mouse (Adeel Akhta). Mice in this story specialize in sneaking and stealing bits of food from humans, which the clumsy Robin is not very good at.  But with the help of Magpie (Richard E. Grant) and the the threat of Cat (Gillian Anderson), Robin may find a Christmas miracle and discover himself.  It’s not all too original but it is very winsome.

Rating: ***1/2

Movie Reviews: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

In 2020 I found some old  movie reviews I wrote back before I had a blog. I’m posting each review backdated to the day I wrote it.

Title: Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Release Date:  October 7, 2005
Director:  Nick Park and Steve Box
Production Company:  Aardman Animations | DreamWorks Animation

Wallace & Gromit, the claymation stars of three of the funniest shorts ever appear in their first full-length film. Basically it’s just as funny, clever, and visually interesting as it’s predecessors, but not quite as good. The shorts kept everything tight and moving at a good clip while Were-Rabbit has some filler here and there to stretch it out.  But it’s still better than a lot of comedy out there today.

Rating:  **1/2