Animated April 2013


From anime to Disney and from G-Rated to X-Rated, Animated April 2013 brought almost 50 movies and a few TV shows for fans of animated art.  It was a fun and challenging month.  I love animated films and think they aren’t just for kids.  I saw some new stuff, revisited some old stuff, and got interested in stuff I didn’t know existed.


Please read some reviews and rate them…please?

Animated stories are one of the earliest forms of communication and it is fun to watch them change and evolve, even within a generation with the invention of computer animated films.  While initially targeted at children, they’ve evolved into their own award winning genre that also taps into other genres.

Animated April ends today but there is still a ton of stuff popping up on!  (I know that I have stuff I never got finished for the month that will show up in the next few days and weeks).  Keep checking back for more animated films and other fun stuff…I try to provide a variety and consistently add new things (almost to 1,500 reviews!).  I hope to bring Animated April back next year.

Here’s a complete list of this year’s Animated April films and shows with links to the reviews:

April 1, 2013

secret-of-kells-posterThe Secret of Kells (2009)

April 2, 2013

emperors new groove poster 2000 movie

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

April 3, 2013

finding nemo poster 2003 movie

Finding Nemo (2003)

April 4, 2013

akira-movie-posterAkira (1988)

April 5, 2013

transformers-the-movie-posterThe Transformers:  The Movie (1986)

April 6, 2013

spirited-away-posterSpirited Away (2001)

one-hundred-and-one-dalmatians-1961-posterOne Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)

April 7, 2013

triplets-of-belleville-posterThe Triplets of Belleville (2003)

oliver-and-company-posterOliver and Company (1988)

April 8, 2013

pirates-a-band-of-misfits-posterPirates!  Band of Misfits (2012)

April 9, 2013

treasure-planet-posterTreasure Planet (2002)

heavy-metal-movie-posterHeavy Metal (1981)

heavy-metal-2000-dvd-coverHeavy Metal 2000 (2000)

April 10, 2013

9-movie-poster9 (2009)

April 11, 2013

howls-moving-castle-posterHowl’s Moving Castle (2004)

April 12, 2013

animatrix-posterThe Animatrix (2003)

sleeping-beauty-1959-disney-posterSleeping Beauty (1959)

April 13, 2013

secret-world-of-arriettyThe Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

April 14, 2013

dantes-inferno-an-animated-epic-dvd-Dante’s Inferno:  An Animated Epic (2010)

aristocats poster 1970 movie

The Aristocats (1970)

fritz-the-cat-movie-posterFritz the Cat (1972)

April 15, 2013

fire-and-ice-movie-posterFire and Ice (1983)

April 16, 2013

land-before-time-movie-posterThe Land Before Time (1988)

April 17, 2013

dinosaur-disney-2000-posterDinosaur (2000)

April 18, 2013

care bears movie poster 1985

The Care Bears Movie (1985)

care bears movie ii a new generation poster 1986

Care Bears Movie II:  A New Generation (1986)

April 19, 2013

kung-fu-panda-poster.jpgKung Fu Panda (2008)

April 20, 2013

titan-a-e-ae-posterTitan A.E. (2000)

April 21, 2013

heavy-traffic-1973-movie-posterHeavy Traffic (1973)

April 22, 2013

gi-joe-the-movie-posterG.I. Joe:  The Movie (1987)

April 23, 2013

american-tail-posterAn American Tail (1986)

american-tail-fievel-goes-west-posterAn American Tail:  Fieval Goes West (1991)

south-park-season-11-dvdSouth Park—Season 11 Review and Episode Guide

April 24, 2013

mulan-disney-posterMulan (1998)

mulan-ii-2-dvd-coverMulan II (2004)

April 25, 2013

many-adventures-of-winnie-the-pooh-posterThe Many Adventures of Winnie-the-Pooh (1977)

April 26, 2013

winnie-the-pooh-2011-movie-posterWinnie the Pooh (2011)

tigger-movie-posterThe Tigger Movie (2000)

final-fantasy-the-spirits-within-posterFinal Fantasy:  The Spirits Within (2001)

April 27, 2013

metropolis-2001-posterMetropolis (2001)

April 28, 2013

dead space downfall poster 2008 movie

Dead Space:  Downfall (2008)

pebbles-and-bamm-bamm-show-the-complete-series-dvdThe Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show—The Complete Series Review and Episode Guide

x-men-animated-series-volume-3-dvd-coverX-Men—Season 3 Review and Complete Episode Guide

April 29, 2013

ice-age-posterIce Age (2002)

April 30, 2013

shrek-posterShrek (2001)

shrek-2-posterShrek 2 (2004)

shrek-the-third-poster-shrek-3Shrek the Third (2007)

shrek-the-final-chapter-shrek-4Shrek Forever After (2010)

despicable-me-posterDespicable Me (2010)

simpsons-movie-posterThe Simpsons Movie (2007)

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Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
Follow me on Twitter/Instagram/Letterboxd @JPRoscoe76! Loves all things pop-culture especially if it has a bit of a counter-culture twist. Plays video games (basically from the start when a neighbor brought home an Atari 2600), comic loving (for almost 30 years), and a true critic of movies. Enjoys the art house but also isn't afraid to let in one or two popular movies at the same time.

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