Believe it or not, there was a time in my life when I stopped watching cartoons. And that period more or less coincides with the release of the first two Toy Story movies. Fortunately, after the high school I came back to my senses, but it took years before I decided to watch for the first time the adventures of Woody and his friends. After a third chapter that sounded a lot like a goodbye, Toy Story 4 arrives now in movie theatres to bring us once again into the secret world of toys. And this time I didn’t waste any time before seeing the new Disney-Pixar movie: will it live up to the previous ones?
Back in 1992, we still were children when we left the movie theatre with heart-eyes after watching Aladdin for the first time. Almost 30 years have passed (we feel old just writing it) and in this period we have seen the animated movie so many times that we know every scene by heart… and we are certain that we are not alone! Now Disney brings us back to Agrabah, this time with protagonists in the flesh: are Arabian nights still as magical as they once were?
After a long wait (we announced it to you at the end of October 2017), Rilakkuma TV series is available on Netflix since April 19th! The lazy bear created by Aki Kondo and San-x’s leading character is the protagonist, together with his inseparable friends, of Rilakkuma and Kaoru, a series of 13 episodes that answers some burning questions: how big is Rilakkuma? how is his voice? is he really a bear dressed like a bear? We binge-watched it last weekend! Find out if we liked it!
A few weeks ago, during a bookstore tour, our attention was drawn to a very colourful book with an unmistakable title: Giappomania (in English it’s something like Japanmania). It is written by Marco Reggiani, with the illustrations of Sabrina Ferrero, and it is a little jewel that we had to add to our library of kawaii books. If you don’t already know it, we show you the book more closely.
Let’s start the year in the best way with a new animated film, one of those we like! In fact, since January 1st, Ralph Breaks the Internet is in all Italian theatres. The new Disney movie takes us back to the crazy world of video games and sends us, with its protagonists, on the internet. How will Ralph and Vanellope cope with social networks, algorithms and search engines?
A new season of anime opens at the movies! For the 7th year, Nexo Digital and Dynit bring some of the most successful Japanese animated feature films to Italian theatres. This year the chosen movies are very recent successes, which will surely make the joy of the Japanese animation fans (and ours). Here are the three films that we will soon see in our cinemas.
Even though we’ve always been Disney fans, there was a period of our lives when we moved away from the world of Mickey and Co. and this period includes 2004, the year in which The Incredibles came out in theatres. In the end, we saw the first chapter of the adventures of the family of superheroes and we also liked it, but it did not stay in our heart (unlike other films of the period, that we watched at a later time). How was Incredibles 2, in theatres in Italy since September 19th?
How many times on the internet you have seen some kawaii illustrations and you have thought: it seems so easy, I would like to try? And how many times, after trying, did you realize that no, it is not so easy? Angela Nguyen, illustrator, graphic designer and author of Kawaii. How to Draw Really Cute Stuff, published by Search Press, is here to help us.
In these last days of spring, Japanese animation returns to Italian movie theatres! From June 14 to 20, in fact, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, the first work of Studio Ponoc, “heir” of the most famous Studio Ghibli, will arrive on the silver screens. The movie, distributed in Italy by Lucky Red, is based on the novel The little broomstick, by Mary Stewart, and it is an exciting story of friendship and magic set between the English countryside and a school for magicians and witches (no, Harry Potter has nothing to do with it).
If your favourite TV series is in summer break and you do not know what to do, we give you some advice. On Netflix, the second season of The toys that made us has just come out. It’s an extremely interesting series of documentaries (there are eight, about forty minutes each) dedicated to the characters who accompanied our children’s games. And among the protagonists of the new episodes there is also someone we know quite well.