The Animated Heroine reviews animated films both past and present. Her love for good animated movies is matched only by her cynicism towards the bad ones.


Special Episode:
The Animated Heroine: On the Rack - A Fish Tale

It's a traditionally animated movie about kids turning into fish with a bad CG DVD cover and Alan Rickman...so it has to be good, right?


Special Episode:
The Animated Heroine: My Top 15 Favourite Animated Shows (Part 3)

The Animated Heroine concludes her countdown with her Top Five favorite animated shows.


Special Episode:
The Animated Heroine: My Top 15 Favourite Animated Shows (Part 2)

The Animated Heroine continues to count down her favourite animated shows, including a couple of Nickelodeon and Fox favourites.


Special Episode:
The Animated Heroine: My Top 15 Favourite Animated Shows (Part 1)

After a couple months of inaction, The Animated Heroine starts the new year with a countdown of her favorite animated shows.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: The Best and Worst Animated Films of 2014

The Animated Heroine counts down her top 3 and bottom 3 best and worst animated films of the year.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: Animals United

The Animated Heroine returns to On The Rack with a movie she nabbed on its way to the garbage.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: My Top 25 Favourite Animated Films (5-1)

After many months of patient waiting, The Animated Heroine finally finishes her countdown of favourite animated films.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: The Best and Worst Animated Films of 2013

The Animated Heroine counts down the best and worst animated features of the last year...finally.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: My Top 25 Favourite Animated Films (10-6)

And here we are, the final ten in the Animated Heroine's Favourite Animated Films countdown.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: My Top 25 Favourite Animated Films (15-11)

The Animated Heroine continues to count down her favorite animated films, this time with a couple of Christmas movies thrown in for good measure.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: My Top 25 Favourite Animated Films (20-16)

The Animated Heroine continues to count down her favorite animated films with the next five movies on her list.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: My Top 25 Favourite Animated Films (25-21)

The Animated Heroine begins the countdown of her favorite animated films of all time with numbers 25 to 21.


Episode 15:
Reel vs. Reel: Coraline vs. ParaNorman

The Animated Heroine looks at two of her favorite animated films to find out which one is superior.


Episode 14:
Reel vs. Reel: Toy Story vs. Toy Story 2 vs. Toy Story 3

The Animated Heroine looks at one of the highest rated animated franchises ever to find out which of the three beloved Toy Story films are the best.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: The Best and Worst Animated Films of 2012

The Animated Heroine counts down the top 3 and bottom 3 animated movies of 2012 and takes a quick peek at what 2013 has in store.


Episode 13:
Reel vs. Reel: Arthur Christmas vs. The Polar Express

The Animated Heroine looks at Arthur Christmas and The Polar Express, two films that tell simple stories to capture the spirit of Christmas. Which one does it better? Find out in this review.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: Disney's A Christmas Carol

How do you muck up one of the most fool proof stories ever made? Watch the Animated Heroine's review to find out.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: Monster House

For Halloween, The Animated Heroine looks at Robert Zemeckis and Gil Kenan's Monster House.


Episode 12:
Reel vs. Reel: Hey Arnold! The Movie vs. Recess: School's Out

The Animated Heroine looks at the only two theatrical films based on Nickelodeon's Hey Arnold! and Disney's Recess.


Episode 11:
Reel vs. Reel: Shark Tale vs. Finding Nemo

The Animated Heroine looks at Disney and Pixar's Finding Nemo and DreamWorks' Shark Tale. Is there really even any point to calling out a winner?


Episode 10:
Reel vs. Reel: Shrek vs. Monsters, Inc.

The Animated Heroine looks at Shrek and Monsters, Inc., the first two films to be nominated for Best Animated Film at the Oscars in 2002.


Episode 9:
Reel vs. Reel: An American Tail vs. The Secret of NIMH

Like any reviewer who takes on animation, we return once more to Don Bluth. The Animated Heroine looks at An American Tail and The Secret of NIMH to see which is the supeior Bluth film.


Episode 8:
Reel vs. Reel: Mask of the Phantasm vs. Return of the Joker

It's Batman vs Batman when the Animated Heroine looks at Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker.


Episode 7:
Reel vs. Reel: Titan A.E. vs. Treasure Planet

What do Treasure Island and a film about aliens destroying the Earth have in common? A lot more than you might think. The Animated Heroine looks at Don Bluth's Titan AE and Disney's Treasure Planet.


Episode 6:
Reel vs. Reel: Madagascar vs. The Wild

In the past, The Animated Heroine has made her feelings toward Madagascar pretty clear. However, in this episode she compares it to a film so bad, that she may be willing to overlook its flaws.


Episode 5:
Reel vs. Reel: Tangled vs. The Princess and the Frog

Disney returns to the old formula with Tangled and The Princess and the Frog. Have they still got it after all these years? Find out in the 5th episode of Reel vs Reel.


Episode 4:
Reel vs. Reel: Ratatouille vs. Flushed Away

When DreamWorks teamed up with the quirky British animation studio, Aardman, they might have made good competition for Disney and Pixar...but they didn't. Find out why when the Animated Heroine looks at Flushed Away and Ratatouille.


Special Episode:
Reel vs. Reel: Journey Back to Oz Review

Does this animated sequel do The Wizard of Oz any kind of justice or will The Animated Heroine be hoping for a pair of ruby slippers, so she can wish herself out of this animated atrocity?


Episode 3:
Reel vs. Reel: Megamind vs. Despicable Me

In episode three of "Reel vs. Reel," The Animated Heroine looks at two animated films that put a villain in the lead role.


Episode 2:
Reel vs. Reel: Ponyo vs. The Little Mermaid

On the second episode of "Reel vs. Reel", The Animated Heroine takes a look at two very different films based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid.


Episode 1:
Reel vs. Reel: Antz vs. A Bug's Life

On the first episode of "Reel vs Reel", The Animated Heroine takes a look at Disney/Pixar's A Bug's Life and DreamWorks' Antz.