Night of the Animated Dead (2021)

Josh Duhamel, Dulé Hill, Katharine Isabelle, Stefan Marks,
In Night of the Animated Dead, siblings Barbara and Johnny visit their father's grave in a remote cemetery in Pennsylvania when they are suddenly set upon by zombies. Barbara flees and takes refuge in an abandoned farmhouse along wit
  • 4.2 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2021-09-21 Added:
  • John A. Russo, Writer:
  • Jason Axinn, Director:
  • Robert Feldman, Kevin Kasha, Michael J. Luisi, Rafe M. Portilo, Producer:


2 / 10

did not manage to see full movie

This was very boring and animation was terrible. Why would anyone spend money on making thius?

10 / 10

To true to the original

If they wanted it the same they got it right. It is exactly like the 1968 original, I was hoping for something of a remake like the 1990 film with a slightly altered story. The scenery is even the same with the same 'camera angles' most of the time. Since have seen the '68 version so many times I can say the next line annoying my girlfriend and for that it is awesome. Hope they do Dawn of the Dead.

3 / 10

Fully and wholly unnecessary...

Needless to say that of course I sat down to watch the 2021 animated movie titled "Night of the Animated Dead", as I am a huge fan of the zombie genre. And I have to say that the cover/poster for this particular animated movie definitely looked interesting.

Now, I hadn't heard about "Night of the Animated Dead" prior to watching it, so I wasn't really sure what I was in for here. But the title should have been a dead giveaway. Regardless, I sat down to watch it.

And boy this was painful to sit through. First of all, the art style used in this animated movie looked nothing like the art on the cover/poster, so that was a slap to the face. Even worse was the fact that the entire feature looked like something that you would have seen in the Flash animation that was super popular during the 1990s, you know the small animated segments you saw on the Internet. And with that being said, and it looked and felt like Flash animation, then the art itself felt like something drawn by a youngster.

Then there was the storyline. Of course the storyline was good, as it was based on the original George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead". Well, not based on, but a downright copy of. Yeah, this was the story told in "Night of the Living Dead" but in animated form. So there would be some appeal to some, I suppose. Personally I found this to be a fully and wholly unnecessary project. We already have a couple of remakes of the classic Romero zombie movie, so this animated movie was just pointless. Needless to say that the inferior art presentation weren't doing much to sell the project either.

The voice acting was actually good enough, having Josh Duhamel and Will Sasso on the voice cast ensemble. Those were the only two famous I knew about though.

If you are unfamiliar with the mammoth zombie movie that is George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead", then shame on you, but then I suppose an animated movie such as the 2021 "Night of the Animated Dead" could be a good enough introduction, because it sets the bar low, and watching the movies afterwards will only heighten the experience.

My rating of director Jason Axinn's 2021 animated movie lands on a three out of ten stars. Sure, I love the story told in "Night of the Living Dead", but this animated cash-in on the franchise created by Romero was just plain and downright unnecessary, and quite an eyesore to watch.

2 / 10

minus 4 stars for crappy animation and bad redux.

Really, unwatchable as a fan of animation or the original movie.

Not recommended.

Poopoo animation .

Watch The original movie, was awesome then but maybe not anymore if born after 1980 ....


3 / 10

Not the worst I've seen, but it seemed to try

It's been forever since I've seen the original, but this film did seem to try and remain faithful to the original plot, though I can't say that's a good thing, given that the story is so dated, and can no longer be sold simply for its unique concept.

Where this movie really lacked though, was the animation and art. I may have enjoyed the story for the nostalgia factor alone, but I couldn't help but be distracted by the characters choppy and awkward movements, and just how bad they looked in general. With animation that would have been subpar even in the early 90's, this movie seemed more like a parody that forgot the funny, than a remake.