Tag Archives: Animation

Ice Age - * * *

“Ice Age” is a very enjoyable trip into the way distant past – never mind that the exact date we’re landing upon is somewhat ambiguous. You will immediately find yourself sucked into Pixar’s icy world by a hyper-active squirrel trying … Continue reading

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Dinosaur - * * 1/2*

A combination live-action/computer animation/stop motion film about why the dinosaurs became extinct. D.B. Sweeney voices the main character, a dinosaur raised by lemurs. When a giant asteroid threatens, the lone dinosaur leads the lemurs to safety, while his fellow dinosaurs … Continue reading

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The Road to El Dorado - * * 1/2*

Animated film set during Spanish conquistador Cortez’s quest for the legendary golden city of El Dorado. Two stable hands (Kenneth Branagh and Kevin Kline) stow away on a ship bound for the new world, and stumble upon the legendary City … Continue reading

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Fantasia 2000 - * * *

The original Fantasia was a bold experiment merging animation and classical music. Its episodic nature was originally intended to be an ever-evolving work in progress (with new segments swapping out the old ones). After 60 years, Fantasia/2000 is the result, … Continue reading

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Toy Story 2 - * * *

This sequel to Toy Story was originally planned for a direct-to-video release, but was upgraded to a full theatrical debut. All the voice talents from the original film will be returning (including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as … Continue reading

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Pokemon: The First Movie - * *

An animated Pokemon (Pocket Monsters) film. For those in the know, this one involves a clone of the ancient Pokemon Mew, who lashes out against his creators and seeks to control the Pokemon universe with an army of clones. It’s … Continue reading

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Princess Mononoke - * * * 1/2*

Also known as The Phantom Princess. This animated film has become Japan’s highest grossing movie. A prince, searching for a cure for a deadly wound, stumbles upon a battle between nature and an iron-mining town. A human girl (voiced by … Continue reading

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