Animated Films

Postcard, Madrid: Animated film 'Wrinkles' deals honestly with old age

Miguel (left) and Emilio are roommates in Ignacio Ferreras' animated film Wrinkles.

A retired bank manager in the early stages of Alzheimer's is sent by his only son to live in a retirement home. At his new residence, the gentlemanly Emilio shares a room with the unmarried, childless and mischievous Miguel.

Sunday, 24 February, 2013, 5:56pm

Crowdfunding and the media

Screengrab from the trailer for the new David Fincher film The Goon.

David Fincher's last film made £145 million (HK$1.8 billion) worldwide. The previous one took £140 million, plus three Oscars, and a Golden Globe and a Bafta for best director. On the side, Fincher directs glossy ads for big agencies. Now: give this man your money.

29 Oct 2012 - 2:22am

A lacklustre old-new take

Casting Kristen Stewart as the 'fairest of them all' would make sense in many contexts. Unless, that is - and pardon my crassness - you cast the perennially stunning Charlize Theron as the beauty-obsessed evil queen with a magic mirror.

3 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1988)

The Land Before Time Gabriel Damon, Candace Hutson, Judith Barsi Director: Don Bluth

In late 1988, when most members of Generation Y were still in preschool, a cinematic ratings war was raging among America's animation giants.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

BOOK (1843)

The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen C.A. Reitzel

On the surface, this fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen is about a cygnet born among ducks and ostracised for being ugly and so different from the other barnyard animals.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

FILM (1937)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Adriana Caselotti, Lucille La Verne, Harry Stockwell Producer: Walt Disney

'Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?'

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Alice in Wonderland

The English National Ballet (above) performs a dance version of Lewis Carroll's fantasy tale about a girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a land filled with magic and absurdity. With music by Tchaikovsky. A HK Arts Festival event. Today-tomorrow, 7.30pm, Mar 8, 2pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$450 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2824 2430

6 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Imagi banks on Ninja Turtle movie and share sale to boost production

Animation studio taps equity markets to raise working capital

Imagi International Holdings, a computer-generated feature animation studio listed on the main board, is betting on new equity infusion and the expected box-office bonanza from its first Hollywood-backed movie to propel its production of blockbuster Asian animated superhero movies.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

What's On


Classic movie Heidi will be screened on Saturday

at 2.30pm at the Hong Kong Science Museum's Lecture Hall.

The story revolves around Heidi, an orphan living happily with her grandfather and a shepherd boy named Peter in the Swiss Alps.

21 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Film festival offers feast of family classics

Movie FANS are in for a treat with plenty of family offerings at the International Children's Film Carnival.

The carnival, part of the Leisure Cultural and Services Department's International Arts Carnival, will feature eight movies and several animated films at a number of venues from Monday to August 26.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Family makes all the difference in life

I think that family is really important. Without a family, we're like a tortoise without a shell - we will be easily smashed.

Even orphans have a family. Their home is the orphanage where they live and the people there are their family.

6 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

The New World

Terrence Malick's The New World is a beautiful, hypnotic film based on the legend of Pocahontas, a native American princess in the early 17th century.

The lyrical opening sets the tone of the movie: ripples spread across the flat water as three British ships approach the untamed land of America.

6 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The Ugly Duckling

The Carol Bateman School of Dancing and London School of Ballet perform the tale of an ugly duckling that transforms into a beautiful swan. Today, 7.30pm, tomorrow, 3pm, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central, $160 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2397 4769

24 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

TV Tutor

Friday, Sept 30, 9.30-11.20pm

Beauty and the Beast

TVB Pearl

Walt Disney's full-length animated feature, Beauty and the Beast, is based on one of the most popular

and enduring romantic adventures.

This classic fairy tale about a girl and her encounter with an enchanted beast has long fascinated filmmakers and audiences alike.

30 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Alice in Wonderland

Uncle Dave's Big Day Out presents Lewis Carroll's classic tale for kids. In English. Today, 11.30am and 2.30pm, Grappa's Cellar Restaurant, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Place, Central, $150 (advance at HK Ticketing), $180 (door), includes lunch. Inquiries: 2110 0014

29 May 2005 - 12:00am