Last month brought the excellent Niko and the Sword of Light, and…apparently that’s it for the summer.
Still, let’s take a look.
August 1 brings a slew of movies, all but one of which are live action.
- All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989) is a Don Bluth classic that earned several sequels. Burt Reynolds voices a ghost dog who is sent back to Earth to help his friends. The late, great Dom DeLuise co-stars. It’s a great animated, dog-centric take on a classic supernatural story. The film also earned a place on our list of disturbing kids’ cartoons, thanks to a nightmare sequence that shows that, no, not all dogs go to heaven.
- The Tick is live action, but deserves special mention. It’s based on the same comics that spawned that amazing 90s animated series. You know, the one where a supervillain tried to carve his name in the Moon but gave up halfway through, so the moon just says “CHA” on it? Spoon!
August 4 marks the first new TV series of the month.
- Lost in Oz is an Amazon Original series set in the L. Frank Baum world of witches, tin men, scarecrows, and Midwesterners. It’s CG-animated, and promises an updated take on the old story. Dorothy and Toto search the land for Glinda the Good Witch, making friends along the way. Ashley Boettcher (Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street) stars as Dorothy. Other voice actors include Allison Mack, Kath Soucie, and Chris Cox.
August 15 has some kid stuff.
- Tumble Leaf season 3 continues the educational adventures of Fig and Stick. The stop-motion animation is nice, and the show is by all accounts high quality stuff. Still, it’s aimed at preschoolers, and you already know your colors. Right?
And, sadly, that is it for Amazon Prime this month! Let’s hope September brings a bit more. In the meantime, get on Netflix and watch yourself some Voltron!