So aside from WolfWalkers, I also watched a bunch of other non-Disney animated movies I've been meaning to see.
Anomalisa - Directed by Charlie Kaufman, the guy who writes and directs all those weird movies like Being John Malkovich and Synecdoche, New York, this movie is basically about the Fregoli delusion, which is something I didn't even know existed until I saw this. It's a compelling drama that really gets into the mindset of the main character, and it has a suitably and, I suppose, purposefully unsettling art style. Also, it has to have one of the most realistic sex scenes I've seen in a movie, in that it's not super passionate, it's a little awkward, and things happen a bit slowly, but ultimately it's still satisfying. And, huh, I guess that describes this movie pretty well.
The Illusionist - Directed by the same guy who did Triplets of Belleville, though I guess this is a different animation studio. And apparently this movie is about Jacques Tati (or I guess it was based on an abandoned script by him), an actor I did not know existed until I saw (boy, these reviews are getting repetitive). In terms of animation and style, this one is definitely more reserved and less outlandish than ToB, which is a little disappointing, but I think it fits the more down-to-earth plot. And be warned, this movie is a bit of a bummer as it's all about fading stardom and, spoiler alert, things don't exactly end super happily for the main character.
Loving Vincent - Alright, I'm happy to say I did know who Vincent van Gogh was going into this movie (I should hope so), and this movie is pretty much about is life, told through a Citizen Kane-style interview plotline. There's definitely a good amount of informational nuggets you'll learn about van Gogh throughout the film (unless you're, like, already a hardcore van Gogh fan) and it conveys an interesting drama, as it wonders whether Gogh may actually have been murdered, rather than committed suicide (spoiler alter: maybe, but no, he probably still killed himself). And, of course, this movie deserves a medal just for the sheer artistic effort that was put into it, as every frame of this movie is a pointing. It's a wholly unique experience that's well worth watching.
Missing Link - Laika has had a number of great hits with Coraline, Paranorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings and…well, this is certainly a movie they decided to follow those up with. Okay, so yeah, this is a pretty simple, not very ambitious movie, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's pretty much the Luca of Laika movies (huh). I went in expected a cute, harmless, entertaining enough movie and that's pretty much what I got.
The Red Turtle - I knew basically nothing about this movie going in. I just knew it was a Studio Ghibli co-production (their first and only, if I'm not mistaken) and that it, presumably, involved a red turtle. Anyway, this movie was directed by a Dutch man, and co-produced by several French studios, and, yeah, I think this is definitely more of a European film. The movie is a simple, but gorgeously animated, story about a man who gets shipwrecked on an island (I won't give away any more than that), and it pretty much leaves things up to the viewer as to what they should take away from it. Me, I thought it was good, but probably one of those movies I'll only ever watch once.