animation

Why the Hell Did Straight-to-VHS Disney Sequels Ever Exist?

Wouldn’t they have made more money with proper sequels? And more importantly, did we really need the story of Simba’s daughter screwing her own cousin?

‘Akira’ Is Still Our Most Vivid Portrait of Adolescent Male Rage

The 1988 anime had a profound impact on film and sci-fi — but its statement about male violence is what rings truest in 2019

How Jessica Rabbit Sparked a Generation’s Sexual Awakening

“I created Jessica to be the girl I would have dated if I could have dated a girl,” Gary K. Wolf tells MEL

There’s Nothing Deep About ‘Sausage Party’

Don’t believe the hype that it’s something more than raunchy fun