*Take this poll to vote for the films you’d like us to cover on @ Movies in May! More details below:* 

We’re celebrating the birthday of Keiichi Hara’s film The Wonderland by releasing our @ Movies review of the film! Is the film as wonderful as Hara’s previous feature Miss Hokusai, or is it no wonder why it’s fallen under the radar? We discuss the film’s clever casting, child-friendly coming-of-age story, eclectic characters, and the most important topic of all – how to make the CATS movie better! 

Remember, vote for the FOUR films you’d like us to cover in May in this poll!

We’ll announce our choices on the Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto-Memory Doll episode, which will be out on Friday, May 8th! 


00:30 – Intro and Updates

02:23 – The Wonderland Discussion

48:13 – Wrap-Up

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Music Featured:

The Boston Pops Orchestra – “Hooray for Hollywood”
The Hit Co. & Earth, Wind, & Fire – “Boogie Wonderland (Instrumental Version)”
Arthur Schwartz – “That’s Entertainment!” 


About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an animation student at the School of Visual Arts. Currently residing in NYC, the icy cold, snow-covered neighborhoods of Minnesota will always be his home. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, he has turned his passion towards being both a creator and a critic. He credits his love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined his artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to his local comic book shop, he is an avid reader and collector, and is particularly fond of manga. His favorite comics include Urusei Yatsura by Rumiko Takahashi, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything Deadpool.