UK VOD Release: Away

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★★★★-“Strong visual storytelling and an excellent score”- EMPIRE
★★★★- “Dreamy, sublime… a breath-taker“- Matthew Leyland- TOTAL FILM
★★★★- “Wondrous and original“- Leslie Felperin- THE GUARDIAN
★★★★- “Simply extraordinary“ Larushka Ivan-zadah- METRO
★★★★- “Beguiling“ Kevin Maher- THE TIMES 
 
Munro Films is thrilled to announce the digital download release of the multi-award-winning animated masterpiece AWAY on January 18th 2021.

AWAY is about a boy travelling across an island on a motorcycle, trying to escape a dark spirit and get back home. Along the way he makes a series of connections with different animals and reflects on the possible ways he ended up on the island. Part dream, part reality, AWAY explores our common, universal need to find a connection.

The multiple award-winning film, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, took the prestigious Contrechamp Award at Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019. Director, writer, producer, animator and film score creator Gints Zilbalodis worked on the film for three and a half years, writing the fascinating story, creating the beautifully animated landscapes and characters, and composing and recording the enchanting music to this stunning dialogue-free film.
 
Following on from its UK and Ireland cinema release in August, AWAY is available to pre-order now from Apple TV and iTunes and to purchase from Sky Store, Amazon, Google, Microsoft,  Rakuten and Sony from January 18th 2021.

Cert: U
Run Time: 75mins



Awards for AWAY:
 WINNER: Contrechamp Award (Best Emerging Talent) – Annecy 2019
WINNER: Best Feature Film – Anima Mundi Int’l Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature Film – Latvian National Film Festival 2019
WINNER: Best Animated Feature – Strasburg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019 Special Jury Award for Artistic Achievement to Gints Zilbalodis – CineCina Film Festival [New York] 2019 Golden Stork co-winner (with ‘I Lost My Body’) – Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival 2019

Review: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

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spideryverse.jpgSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is a 2018 animated movie based on the Marvel superhero Spider-Man and directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman.

With a considerable number of notable characters, the film stars Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Kathryn Hahn, Liev Schreiber and Nicolas Cage.

Miles Morales (Moore) becomes the Spider-Man of his reality and crosses paths with his counterparts from other dimensions (Johnson, Steinfeld, Mulaney, Glen and Cage) to stop a threat to all reality from a team of supervillains (Schreiber, Ali and Hahn).

Hands down, Spider-Verse is one of the best Spider-Man movies of all time. Not only that but it’s arguably one of the best animated superhero movies of all time. I think that reason for this is simple: the filmmakers love and understand Spider-Man. Continue reading

Review: Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

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Wreck it Ralph 2-2.jpgRalph Breaks the Internet (Wreck-It Ralph 2) is the sequel to Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore and starring John C. Reily, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Taraji P. Henson, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch and Alan Tudyk.

Six years after the events of “Wreck-It Ralph,” Ralph (Reily) and Vanellope (Silverman) head to the internet to track down a replacement steering wheel for her arcade game before her game is switched off forever.

Let’s get a few things of the obvious things out of the way first. The animation is outstanding – the colours pop beautifully, the textures are varied and detailed, the scale is outstanding and the character designs are great. The star-studded cast are perfect for their roles and put in fantastic performances (especially Alan Tudyk as KnowsMore). Continue reading