On top of that, I watched Death of a Superhero with Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Andy Serkis. It's all about a fifteen year old called Donald (Brodie-Sangster) who's trying to deal with (or not deal with) his cancer by retreating to his comic-book world. He's just this side of suicidal and understandably angry at his lot in life, so his parents and the police make him visit Dr Adrian King (Serkis). This is not a film I recommend if you're not feeling physically or emotionally strong --- it's gritty and realistic in most ways --- and therefore pretty fucking depressing. I watched it because Brodie-Sangster is one of those actors whose performances will compel me to watch things I'd ordinarily shy away from. I really liked the use of animation in the film, it was truly beautifully shot, with a great soundtrack, and Brodie-Sangster and Serkis were both completely aces, but I think something was missing, overall --- in some ways, it felt like there were too many themes being tackled at once.
I totally watched five episodes of Phineas and Ferb back to back after watching the film, and they were not only delightful, but kind of ingenious too.