Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (2015)

I watched the DC Comics 2015 animated movie Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts on Netflix DVD. Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a. The Penguin, has just built the tallest building in Gotham City, taller than Wayne Enterprises. Oswald (first appearing in comics in 1941) is a man of good taste, very rich, wears a top hat and a monocle, always carrying the umbrella and dressed in black and white. His laugh sounds like a penguin, always teased and made fun of growing up, is the villain you tend to feel bad for.

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Secret Squirrel

When I was a child I loved Secret Squirrel, the spy, designation 000, created by Hanna-Barbera. The series debut was September 12, 1965 in The World of Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel prime-time special on NBC. The series was called The Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel Show and aired from October 2, 1965 until September 2, 1967.

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Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

I watched the 2010 Warner Bros. animated superhero, direct-to-video, Batman: Under the Red Hood on Netflix DVD. This is the eighth DC Universe Animated Original Movies series and was written by Judd Winick (comic book writer – Batman, Catwoman, Green Arrow, Superman), who also wrote the “Under the Mask” Batman comic run. Jason Todd – the second Robin – is killed by the Joker and comes back as The Red Hood, trying to clean up Gotham in a criminal type way.

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The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

I watched the Illumination Entertainment 2016 animated comedy on Netflix DVD today. It is directed by Chris Renaud (Ice Age, Despicable Me, Minions) and Yarrow Cheney (The Lorax, The Grinch) and written by  Brian Lynch (Puss in Boots, Despicable Me, Minions) and  Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio (Despicable Me, Horton Hears a Who, The Lorax). Max, a Jack Russell Terrier hangs out with his pet friend all day but then his owner gets another dog Duke, a Newfoundland mix.

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John David Wilson Cartoons

I never missed an episode of The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour. The music was great and was always really funny. John David Wilson was the animator for the show with his production studio, Fine Art Films based in England and Hollywood. Wilson did the opening animation and several musical segments with Sonny and Cher vocals. He did the opening to the movie Grease, The Carol Burnett Show, Mr. Magoo, Space Cats, Lady and the Tramp and more.

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Batman vs Robin (2015)

I watched this 2015 DC Universe, direct-to-video, animated superhero film on Netflix DVD. This story is partially based on Batman: The Court of Owls story arc written by  Scott Snyder and illustrated by Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion. Bruce’s son Damian is now going out as Robin and gets involved with the Owl’s assassin Talon. Batman has to go against his own son to solve this mystery. Jason O’Mara is Batman/Bruce Wayne (Life on Mars, Agents of SHIELD),

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Onward (2020)

I watched the 2020 Disney and Pixar computer animated fantasy adventure movie on Netfix DVD. Directed by Dan Scanlon (worked on Cars, Monsters University), produced by Kori Rae (worked on Monsters, Inc. , The Incredibles, Monster’s University) and written by Scanlon, Jason Headley and Keith Bunin. The story is about a world inhabited with mythical creatures living normal lives but there may still be some of their ancient magic out there.

The voices in this movie are Tom Holland (Spiderman), Chris Pratt (Starlord), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine on Seinfeld, New Adventures of Old Christine, Christmas Vacation), Octavia Spencer (The Divergent Series), Mel Rodriguez (Panic Room, Garfield-The Movie, Captain Underpants), Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Grey DeLisle (Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, voice for Daphne in Scooby-Doo franchise),

Tracey Ullman (Tracey Ullman Show, Corpse Bride, Flushed Away), Wilmer Valderrama, John Ratzenberger (Cliff on Cheers, Toy Story, Ratatouille, WALL-E, UP, Brave) and Bonnie Hunt

(Rain Man, Jumanji, Jerry Maguire, A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc., Cars, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Monsters University, Cars 3, Toy Story 4).

I liked the movie and will give it 3 out of 5 stars. Check out Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes for more information on this movie.