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The Lorax

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The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss' classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. -- (C) Universal
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Toy Story 3

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Pixar returns to their first success with Toy Story 3. The movie begins with Andy leaving for college and donating his beloved toys -- including Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz (Tim Allen) -- to a daycare. While the crew meets new friends, including Ken (Michael Keaton), they soon grow to hate their new surroundings and plan an escape. The film was directed by Lee Unkrich from a script co-authored by Little Miss Sunshine scribe Michael Arndt. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Mechanical animation and a less-than stellar script make The Clone Wars a pale shadow of George Lucas' once great franchise.
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Yellow Submarine

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Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express) helms this remake of the 1968 animated classic Yellow Submarine, which will use motion-capture technology. This version, like the original, tells of the Beatles' attempts to save the fantasy world of Pepperland from the evil music-hating Blue Meanies. The film will contain 16 Beatles songs performed by the tribute band the Fab Four. Its producers include Jack Rapke and Steve Starkey. ~ Rovi
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Puss in Boots

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Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots. -- (C) Dreamworks/Paramount
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Puss In Boots: The IMAX Experience

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"Puss in Boots" -- based on one of the most beloved characters of the Shrek Universe -- tells the hilarious and courageous (daring, bold, brave) tale of Puss' early adventures as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)

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The third Ice Age film has some excellent animation, but its story is tired and monotonous.
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Dinosaur

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While Dinosaur's plot is generic and dull, its stunning computer animation and detailed backgrounds are enough to make it worth a look.
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Bob The Builder: The Big Dino Dig

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A new truck by the name of Rubble joins Bob and the Can-Do Crew to help build an amusement park of truly epic proportions. In the process, the dedicated crew makes a mammoth-sized discovery. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
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Up

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Another masterful work of art from Pixar, Up is an exciting, hilarious, and heartfelt adventure impeccably crafted and told with wit and depth.
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Surf's Up

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Surf's Up is a laid back, visually stunning animated movie that brings a fresh twist to some familiar conventions. Its witty mockumentary format is fun and inventive, and the CGI is breathtakingly realistic.
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2012: Time For Change

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Journalist and author Daniel Pinchbeck goes on a quest to use ancient wisdom from tribal cultures to understand questions of modern life, by processing these ideas through the scientific method. The film includes appearances by David Lynch, Gilberto Gil, Terence MCKenna, and more. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
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Mary and Max

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Mary and Max is a lovingly crafted, startlingly inventive piece of animation whose technical craft is equaled by its emotional resonance.
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The Road to El Dorado

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Pridictable story and thin characters made the movie flat.
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Fly Me to the Moon

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Flatly animated and indifferently scripted, Fly Me To the Moon offers little for audiences not comprised of very young children.
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The Secret World of Arrietty

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Arrietty (Bridgit Mendler), a tiny, but tenacious 14-year-old, lives with her parents (Will Arnett and Amy Poehler) in the recesses of a suburban garden home, unbeknownst to the homeowner and her housekeeper (Carol Burnett). Like all little people, Arrietty (AIR-ee-ett-ee) remains hidden from view, except during occasional covert ventures beyond the floorboards to "borrow" scrap supplies like sugar cubes from her human hosts. But when 12-year-old Shawn (David Henrie), a human boy who comes to stay in the home, discovers his mysterious housemate one evening, a secret friendship blossoms. If discovered, their relationship could drive Arrietty's family from the home and straight into danger. -- (C) Disney
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Tangled

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When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs.
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Tangled Ever After

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The kingdom is abuzz over the royal wedding of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.
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How to Train Your Dragon 2

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DreamWorks Animation returns to the world of dragons and Vikings in this sequel to their successful 2010 outing How to Train Your Dragon. The original film followed the exploits of a Viking chief's son, who must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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How to Train Your Dragon

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The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe in directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois' adaptation of Cressida Cowell's popular children's book. Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse provide voices for the DreamWorks Animation production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Alice in Wonderland

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Director Tim Burton and screenwriter Linda Woolverton (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King) team up to deliver this visually dazzling take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale. Nineteen-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is attending party at a lavish country estate when she sees a white rabbit with a pocket watch dart into the bushes. Curious, she follows the rabbit to an enormous tree, and tumbles down a hole that takes her to Underland, a strange world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures in search of someone to save them from the dreaded Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), who has assumed control of the kingdom by decapitating anyone who dares disagree with her. According to a scroll detailing a historical timeline of Underland -- including events that have not yet taken place -- it is Alice who will set the kingdom free by defeating the Jabberwocky, a powerful dragon-like creature under the control of the Red Queen. But is this Alice the same Alice who appears in the scroll? While some of the creatures of Unde
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Despicable Me 2

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Universal Pictures presents this sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated picture following Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), the ex-scheming evildoer-turned-parental figure, from animation company Illumination Entertainment. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Despicable Me

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A mysterious criminal mastermind has stolen one of the pyramids in Egypt, sparking a fit of jealous envy in evil genius Gru (Steve Carell), who hasn't managed to make headlines since he and his minions swiped the Times Square JumboTron years back. Ever since Gru was a little boy, he dreamed of going to the moon. Now, if Gru can just build a rocket and get his hands on a powerful shrink-ray, he can cement his reputation as the greatest thief who ever lived by stealing the Earth's satellite right out of the sky. But immediately after Gru heists the shrink-ray, the cunning super-nerd Vector (Jason Segel) swoops in and snatches it right out of his hands. Now, in order to claim the moon, Gru must first reacquire the weapon from Vector. Armed with the knowledge that his nemesis has a mean sweet tooth, Gru adopts cookie-selling orphans Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Agnes (Elsie Fisher), and Edith (Dana Gaier) and commissions a new line of cookie robots from the evil Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand), his personal weapons spec
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Robin Hood

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One of the weaker Disney adaptations, Robin Hood is cute and colorful but lacks the majesty and excitement of the studio's earlier efforts.
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Megamind

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Notorious Metro City villian Megamind (voice of Will Ferrell) becomes an unlikely savior to the troubled metropolis after defeating beloved do-gooder Metro Man (voice of Brad Pitt) and creating a new opponent who refuses to play by the rules. Megamind was only an infant when his parents loaded him into an emergency escape pod and jettisoned him into space just as their planet was being sucked into a black hole. His destination: planet Earth. Meanwhile, another slightly more wholesome baby sets out on the same trajectory. But while the latter will ultimately land in the home of a wealthy couple and grow up to become Metro Man, hero of Metro City, poor Megamind finds his fate taking the opposite course when his pod crashes in a prison yard, leaving him to be raised by convicts. Later, in grade school, the kids all flock to Metro Man, leaving a frustrated Megamind to embrace a life of diabolical misdeeds. As the years go by, Metro Man and Megamind develop an intense adversarial relationship that pits them in bat
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Megamind: The Button of Doom

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The new protector of Metro City faces the one foe that could cut his heroic reign short in this companion adventure to the hit animated feature Megamind. The diabolical items cluttering their evil lair no longer of use, Megamind (Will Ferrell) and Minion (David Cross) decide that everything must go -- everything except the Death Ray, of course. Meanwhile, Megamind reveals to the people of Metro City that he's created a special suit that gives him all of Metro Man's powers, and that he will use it to keep the city safe and secure. Later, while sifting through the items that didn't sell, Megamind stumbles across a mysterious red button, and pushes it. Suddenly, a forgotten robot named Mega-Megamind appears. Mistaking Megamind for Metro Man, it launches an all out attack on the wisecracking hero and his terrified sidekick. When Mega-Megamind proves to be an exceptional opponent, the only hope for ending the massive robot's rampage of destruction is to unleash another, much smaller robot that Minion had secretly
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The Sword in the Stone

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A decent take on the legend of King Arthur, The Sword in the Stone suffers from relatively indifferent animation, but its characters are still memorable and appealing.
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Astro Boy (AstroBoy)

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While it isn't terribly original, and it seems to have a political agenda that may rankle some viewers, Astro Boy boasts enough visual thrills to please its target demographic.
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Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius

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What Jimmy Neutron lacks in computer animation, it makes up for in charm and cleverness.
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Shrek the Third

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Shrek the Third has pop culture potshots galore, but at the expense of the heart, charm, and wit that made the first two Shreks classics.
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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

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Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure. Their journey takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent - Madagascar style. -- (C) Dreamworks
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Ice Age: Continental Drift 3D

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Scrat's nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he's been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences - a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home. -- (C) Official Site
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Finding Nemo 3D

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In this stunning underwater adventure, with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion, Finding Nemo follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould) -- who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist's office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son -- who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home. -- (C) Official Site
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DC Showcase: Jonah Hex

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Author Joe Lansdale scripts this animated short that finds horribly scarred bounty hunter Jonah Hex locked in battle against a relentless maniac. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Frozen

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Walt Disney Animation Studios presents this animated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Monsters University

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Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) are back in this prequel to Pixar's beloved Monsters, Inc. The follow-up tells the tale of when the two monster factory workers were college rivals at the Monsters University. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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Monsters vs. Aliens

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Though it doesn't approach the depth of the best animated films, Monsters Vs. Aliens has enough humor and special effects to entertain moviegoers of all ages.
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Monsters, Inc.

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Even though Monsters, Inc lacks the sophistication of the Toy Story series, it is a still delight for children of all ages.
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Shrek Forever After (Shrek 4)

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A domesticated Shrek hatches a plan to recapture his mojo and discovers what life in Far Far Away land would have been like had he never existed in this final chapter of the popular animated film series. There used to be a time when the villagers would run in terror at the mere mention of the name Shrek, but these days the big green ogre is married to Princess Fiona and raising triplets. Maintaining your fierce public persona is no simple task when you're juggling infants and changing diapers, so when Shrek realizes that nobody is afraid of him anymore he recruits mischief-maker Rumpelstiltskin to restore his once-mighty roar. Unfortunately for Shrek, that plan hits an unexpected hitch. As a result, the morose monster takes a trip into an alternate-universe Far Far Away land where there is no Shrek, and Rumpelstiltskin reigns. There, Donkey spends his days hauling carts, and a portly Puss in Boots prefers lounging to swashbuckling. Perhaps with a little extra effort, Shrek will be able to regain his status as
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Tekken

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The year is 2039. World wars have destroyed everything and territories are run by corporations, the mightiest -- and cruelest -- of which is Tekken. Jin Kazama (Jon Foo) witnesses the death of his mother Jun (Tomita) by Tekken in the slums known as Anvil. Vowing vengeance, and armed only with his street smarts and raw fighting skills, he enters a dangerous and potentially deadly combat tournament, where he must defeat the world's most elite fighters to become the "King of the Iron Fist." -- (C) Anchor Bay
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A Cat in Paris

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Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico - a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion - as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat's two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures - and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue.Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame. -- (C) GKIDS
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The Triplets of Belleville

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Richly detailed and loaded with surreal touches, The Triplets of Belleville is an odd, delightful charmer.
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Yogi Bear

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Everyone's favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear comes to the big screen in "Yogi Bear," a new adventure, filmed in 3D, that combines live action with computer animation. Dan Aykroyd stars as the voice of Yogi, Jellystone Park's notorious troublemaker, and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Boo Boo, Yogi's faithful pal and co-conspirator in his never-ending schemes to separate park visitors from their lunches. Yogi has always relied on his quick wit and fast feet to stay one step ahead of irate campers while dodging his long-suffering nemesis, Ranger Smith. But he and Boo Boo are about to face a situation worse than anything Yogi has ever gotten them into... Jellystone Park is being sold! To cover his mismanagement of city funds and fuel his election campaign, Mayor Brown plans to sell the park to loggers. Families will no longer be able to experience the natural beauty of the outdoors Jellystone has always provided--and, even worse, Yogi, Boo Boo, and all their friends will be tossed out of the only home th
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Alpha and Omega

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Two mismatched wolves embark on a cross-country quest to get back home and restore peace in their pack after being relocated thousands of miles away by well-meaning park rangers. Quick-witted Humphrey (voice of Justin Long) likes to frolic with friends and play video games with squirrels; disciplined Kate (voice of Hayden Panettiere) likes to call the shots and hunt caribou. Normally, an omega wolf like Humphrey would never stand a chance with an alpha wolf like Kate, but when they're both transported halfway across the country they must work together to get back to their natural habitat. And it won't be easy either, because the one thing Humphrey and Kate can agree on is that they don't have anything in common. Perhaps by working together toward a common goal, however, the two contentious traveling companions will finally realize that even lone wolves can use a helping paw every once in a while. Christina Ricci, Danny Glover, Dennis Hopper, and Larry Miller also supply voices for the Crest Animation producti
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The Illusionist (L'illusionniste)

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The Illusionist is one of a dying breed of stage entertainers. With emerging rock stars stealing his thunder in the late 1950s, he is forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theatres, at garden parties and in bars and cafes. Then, while performing in a village pub off the west coast of Scotland, he encounters Alice, an innocent young girl, who will change his life forever. Watching his performance for the excited villagers who are celebrating the arrival of electricity on their remote island, Alice is awestruck by his show and believes his tricks are real magic. Though they don‟t speak the same language, the two lonely strangers quickly bond through small kindnesses. Fascinated by The Illusionist, Alice stows away on his departing ship and follows him to Edinburgh. There, they quickly fall into a father - daughter relationship, with Alice keeping their home at a boarding house for vaudevillians, while he goes to work in a small local theatre. Enchanted by her enthusiasm for his act,
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Kung Fu Panda 2

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In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed. -- (C) Dreamworks
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Howl's Moving Castle

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Exquisitely illustrated by master animator Miyazaki, Howl's Moving Castle will delight children with its fantastical story and touch the hearts and minds of older viewers as well.
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Howl

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Starring James Franco in a career-defining performance as Allen Ginsberg, HOWL is the story of how the young poet's seminal work broke down societal barriers in the face of an infamous public obscenity trial. In his famously confessional style, Ginsberg - poet, counter-culture icon, and chronicler of the Beat Generation - recounts the road trips, love affairs, and search for personal liberation that led to HOWL, the most timeless work of his career. HOWL interweaves three stories: the unfolding of the landmark 1957 obscenity trial; an imaginative animated ride through the prophetic masterpiece; and a unique portrait of a man who found new ways to express himself, and in doing so, changed his own life and galvanized a generation. -- (C) Oscilloscope
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Animals United (Konferenz der Tiere)

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When the African savannah runs dry and water becomes a precious commodity, a courageous meerkat and a laid back lion prepare to go the distance in order to avoid dying of thirst. In seasons past, a single mountain canyon provided enough water for all the creatures in the savannah. But this year, not a drop has fallen. Buffalos and rhinos stand guard over the only watering hole for miles, and if the creatures don't act fast, they will surely perish. Desperate, Billy the meerkat and Socrates the lion set out to find sustenance. Upon crossing paths with a rooster named Charles, the pair learns of a place in the Okavango Delta where the water still flows. But by the time Charles leads them there, the humans have already staked their claim on the small reserve. Meanwhile, local entrepreneur Smith has constructed a dam in order to the precious divert water to his luxury hotel. When Billy and Socrates learn that the hotel is hosting a conference on natural preservation, they call in all of their animal friends in or
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Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (Arthur et la guerre des deux mondes)

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With Maltazard now 7 feet tall and Arthur still 2 inches small, our hero must find a way to grow back to his normal size ans stop the Evil M once and for all, with the help of Selenia and Betameche.
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Beauty and the Beast

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Enchanting, sweepingly romantic, and featuring plenty of wonderful musical numbers, Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney's most elegant animated offerings.
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Open Season 3

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Boog, Elliot and all their forest friends return with an all-new adventure that is their fastest and furriest yet - this time in a big top circus! When Boog's buddies can't make their annual guys-only getaway, he decides to take a trip by himself. Stumbling across a visiting circus, Boog switches places with a look-alike circus grizzly and takes over his part in the act. But when the circus decides to go back to Russia, it's a race against time for Elliot, McSquizzy, Mr. Weenie and the gang to rescue Boog before it's too late! -- (C) Sony
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Final Fantasy - The Spirits Within

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The movie raises the bar for computer animated movies, but the story is dull and emotionally removed.
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Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie

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"Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie" takes place in the vast, dystopian science fantasy setting of Games Workshop's table-top strategy war game, Warhammer 40,000. Spanning a huge fictional universe, the Imperium of Man -- a decentralised but totalitarian interstellar regime -- interacts with various factions and races of aliens, including the Tau, the Eldar, the Necrons, the Tyranids and the Orks, battling against the forces of evil, the Daemons of Chaos who live in a parallel dimension, the Warp.
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Heavy Metal

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It's sexist, juvenile, and dated, but Heavy Metal makes up for its flaws with eye-popping animation and a classic, smartly used soundtrack.
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Ratatouille

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Pixar succeeds again with Ratatouille, a stunningly animated film with fast pacing, memorable characters, and overall good humor.
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Chico & Rita

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Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New York to Paris, Hollywood and Las Vegas. With an original soundtrack by legendary Cuban pianist and five-time Grammy-winning composer Bebo Valdes, Chico & Rita captures a defining moment in the evolution of history and jazz, and features the music of (and animated cameos by) Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Tito Puente, Chano Pozo, and others. -- (C) GKIDS
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Rise of the Guardians

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Rise of the Guardians is an epic adventure that tells the story of a group of heroes - each with extraordinary abilities. When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world. -- (C) Official Site
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Finding Nemo

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Breathtaking animation, talented vocal work, and a well-written screenplay add up to another Pixar success.
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Frankenweenie

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From creative genius Tim Burton comes Frankenweenie, a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life-with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous. A stop-motion animated film, Frankenweenie will be filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which will elevate the classic style to a whole new experience. -- (C) Disney
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Kung Fu Panda

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Kung Fu Panda has a familiar message, but the pleasing mix of humor, swift martial arts action, and colorful animation makes for winning Summer entertainment.
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Happy Feet

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Visually dazzling, with a thoughtful storyline and catchy musical numbers, Happy Feet marks a successful animated debut from the makers of Babe.
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Happy Feet Two

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Happy Feet Two returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven-a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father's "guts and grit" as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures-from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals-to put things right. -- (C) Warner Bros
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The Kid

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Critics find The Kid to be too sweet and the movie's message to be annoyingly simplistic.
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Ghost in the Shell

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A stunning feat of modern animation, Ghost in the Shell offers a thoughtful, complex treat for anime fans, as well as a perfect introduction for viewers new to the genre.
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Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey

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Computer animation combines with actual footage from NASA/ESA space missions to tell the tale of Dave (voice of Chris Pine), a simple photon on a serious mission. Dave likes it on the sun, and doesn't see any reason to venture out into the vast, cold darkness of space. When The Void (voice of Mark Hamill) dispatches his three top officers on a mission to destroy everything in the cosmos comprised of matter, however, it's up to Dave to prevent the universe from becoming an enormous black hole. And he won't be alone on his daring mission, because at the center of the sun dwells The Core (voice of William Shatner), a benevolent being who summons the strongest photons and neutrinos at his disposal to aid Dave in his battle against the dreaded Void. Quantum Quest also features the voices of Samuel L. Jackson, Neil Armstrong, James Earl Jones, Abigail Breslin, Brent Spiner, Doug Jones, and Jason Alexander. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Saludos Amigos

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One of Disney's lesser-known animated films, Saludos Amigos may be slight stuff, but it's still a spirited, energetic travelogue.
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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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Quirky humor, plucky characters and solid slapstick make this family comedy a frenetically tasty time at the movies.
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Trigun: Badlands Rumble

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In a town surrounded by quicksand, an outlaw from Vash the Stampede's past has resurfaced after twenty years. His name is Gasback - and he's looking to cause a little trouble. It seems Gasback has a serious beef with the town's mayor, who's paying dozens of bounty hunters to protect his turf. One of those hired guns is a beautiful woman with a vendetta against Gasback. Will she get a shot at revenge? Maybe, if she can get through Gasback's bodyguard, Wolfwood. And what's Vash got to do with this mess? Nothing much - except for the fact that he personally set off the entire chain of events two decades ago! -- (C) Eleven Arts
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Jackboots on Whitehall

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World War II: What if Nazis seized London and all of England had to band together? When scarily campy Nazi leaders invade by drilling under the English Channel and up through the cobblestones on Whitehall, Churchill leaves his quiet retirement with a cat that looks like Hitler to issue a call to arms from his bunker under Downing Street. Chris, a young farm worker with large hands, rallies the village to fight the good fight -- including an alcoholic Vicar, the oldest man in the town, several idiots, a random Frenchman and Bobby Fiske, a swearing American who believes he's battling Russia. -- (C) New Video
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The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!

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Eight housemates on a fake animated reality TV show realize they've been canceled and set off on a journey to get back on the air.
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Brother Bear

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Brother Bear is gentle and pleasant if unremarkable Disney fare, with so-so animation and generic plotting.
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Care Bears: Share Bear Shines

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This animated release for kids follows the cuddly heroes the Care Bears on a fun adventure, when Share Bear and Gleamer the Twinklet make up their minds to travel to Glitter City, where Twinklets learn about becoming stars from the dazzling Princess Starglo. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
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Curious George

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Curious George is a bright, sweet, faithful adaptation of the beloved children's books.
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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With its involving story and characters, vibrant art, and memorable songs, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set the animation standard for decades to come.
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Muumi ja punainen pyrstotahti (Moomins and the Comet Chase)

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A comet is approaching the Moomin Valley.
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The Disappearance Of Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no shoshitsu)

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On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life. Mikuru and Yuki do not seem to recall meeting him, and Haruhi and Itsuki do not attend North High School. In addition, all the former Brigade members have become normal people. Eventually, Kyon receives a message from Yuki's alien counterpart asking him to gather keys for a program that could return him to his own reality. This starts Kyon on a journey that eventually leads him back to the night Haruhi first became interested in meeting aliens, time travelers, and espers.
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Iron Monster And Sesame Heroes

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Look! Up in the air on Sesame Street... it's a bird... it's a plane.... it's... Iron Monster?! When Super Grover's cape is not ready at the Laundromat, he turns himself into Iron Monster, Super Hero of the Laundromat to heroically solve any laundry related problem that comes his way. Can he make change for the dryer and subtract stains using amazing maths skills? Will his power of static cling come through in a pinch? Find out in this and three other action-packed Sesame Street stories including fantastic friends Elmo, Abby, and Rosita in the story of The Furry Four, and Super Grover's silly search for a new sidekick. It's heroic maths fun for everyone!
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Bolt

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Bolt is a pleasant animated comedy that overcomes the story's familiarity with strong visuals and likable characters.
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The Princess and the Frog

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The warmth of traditional Disney animation makes this occasionally lightweight fairy-tale update a lively and captivating confection for the holidays.
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Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

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With its epic story and breathtaking visuals, Princess Mononoke is a landmark in the world of animation.
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The Prince of Egypt

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The Prince of Egypt's stunning visuals and first-rate voice cast more than compensate for the fact that it's better crafted than it is emotionally involving.
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Godkiller

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Based on the cult-hit comic book of the same name, the post-apocalyptic animated film Godkiller follows the story of a 16 year old boy named Tommy, who cares for his sister in a cut-throat border town. When he learns his sibling needs a new heart, Tommy embarks on a quest to the Outer City, hoping to save her life - if he can keep his own. ~ Cammila Albertson, Rovi
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time

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In the future, the world has taken a turn for the worse. Civilization is on the brink of extinction. All hope of a brighter tomorrow has been cloaked with dark uncertainty. One man, however, thinks he can do something about it. With his world crumbling into chaos, a maniacal masked menace known as Paradox figures out a way to travel through time so that he can eliminate the scourge that he believes is responsible for causing his world to decay - the Duel Monsters card game!
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Mars Needs Moms

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Take out the trash, eat your broccoli-who needs moms, anyway? Nine-year-old Milo (Seth Green) finds out just how much he needs his mom (Joan Cusack) when she's nabbed by Martians who plan to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Produced by the team behind Disney's A Christmas Carol and The Polar Express, Mars Needs Moms showcases Milo's quest to save his mom-a wild adventure in 3D that involves stowing away on a spaceship, navigating an elaborate, multi-level planet and taking on the alien nation and their leader (Mindy Sterling). With the help of a tech-savvy, underground earthman named Gribble (Dan Fogler) and a rebel Martian girl called Ki (Elisabeth Harnois), Milo just might find his way back to his mom-in more ways than one. Based on the Book by Berkeley Breathed. -- (C) Disney
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Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence

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The animation is lovely, but the plot is complex to the point of inscrutability, leaving Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence both original and numbing.
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Open Season

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Open Season is a cliched palette of tired jokes and CG animal shenanigans that have been seen multiple times this cinematic year.
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Millennium Actress (Sennen joyu)

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The story of an aging movie actress' complicated personal saga unfolds in this sophisticated anime film that deftly blurs memory and make-believe into a meditation on the nature of cinema itself.
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Oddsac

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Opening with torch-wielding villagers and a wall bleeding oil, ODDSAC attaches vivid scenery and strange characters to the wonderful melodic wavelengths of the band Animal Collective, revitalizing the lost form of the "visual album."
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

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Acclaimed filmmaker Zack Snyder makes his animation debut with the fantasy family adventure "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" based on the beloved Guardians of Ga'Hoole books by Kathryn Lasky. The film follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father's epic stories of the Guardians of Ga' Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones. While Soren dreams of someday joining his heroes, his older brother, Kludd, scoffs at the notion, and yearns to hunt, fly and steal his father's favor from his younger sibling. But Kludd's jealousy has terrible consequences--causing both owlets to fall from their treetop home and right into the talons of the Pure Ones. Now it is up to Soren to make a daring escape with the help of other brave young owls. Together they soar across the sea and through the mist to find the Great Tree, home of the legendary Guardians--Soren's only hope of defeating the Pure Ones and saving the owl kingdoms. -- (C
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Welcome to the Space Show (Uchuu shou e youkoso)

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Five children save the life of a dog-like alien while at a self-run summer camp. He attempts to reward them by taking them to an alien colony on the Moon. Events take a turn for the worse when his report on the attack that injured him causes passage from the Moon to the Earth to be banned, leaving the children stranded in space. The children need to find a way back home before camp ends and their parents discover that they are missing.
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Everyone's Hero

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Everyone's Hero is such a predictable and bland tale that it'll appeal mostly to little kids; others seeking something in Pixar's league are looking in the wrong ballpark.
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Lady and the Tramp

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A nostalgic charmer, Lady and the Tramp's token sweetness is mighty but the songs and richly colored animation are technically superb and make for a memorable experience.
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Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap

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In this spectacular and offensively uproarious final chapter, Luke Skywalker (Chris) and Princess Leia (Lois) must travel to Tatooine to free Han Solo (Peter) by infiltrating the wretched stronghold of Jabba the Hutt (Joe), the galaxy's most loathsome and dreadful gangster. Once reunited, the Rebels team up with a tribe of Ewoks to combat the Imperial forces on the forest moon of Endor. Meanwhile the Emperor (Carter Pewterschmidt) and Darth Vader (Stewie) conspire to turn Luke to the dark side, and young Skywalker is determined to rekindle the spirit of the Jedi within his father. The Galactic Civil War has never been more outrageous, as the Rebel forces gather to attack the seemingly defenseless and incomplete second Death Star in the battle that will determine the fate of the galaxy.
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Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then

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Leonard and Mary meet in a car crash. They fall instantly in love, and live happily ever after...until Mary gets sick. Desperate to save her, Leonard decides that if he builds a house for Mary, it will heal her. Inspired by the real actions of the eccentric Leonard Wood, filmmaker Brent Green brings to life this love story like no other in his first feature-length film. Shot entirely on the full-scale town he built in his backyard, Green combines animation, stop-motion and live-action in an ethereal opus to lovers and tinkerers everywhere. -- (C) Official Site
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Coraline

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With its vivid stop-motion animation combined with Neil Gaiman's imaginative story, Coraline is a film that's both visually stunning and wondrously entertaining.
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Free Jimmy (Slipp Jimmy fri)

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A weird, misfiring, Norwegian animated mess of a film. Unsure of who its target audience is, it misses every target.
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The Trouble with Terkel (Terkel i knibe)

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Terkel is a miserable, unhappy sixth grader who is constantly picked on by two merciless bullies. One day Terkel finds a way to be cool, sadly it involves making fun of his best friends' sister and his girlfriend, what is a sixth grader to do? Make fun of her and call her a fat pig! When the abuse from Terkel is too much, she throws herself out a window which only makes Terkel more popular. Now dealing with popularity Terkel finds solace is booze, guns and everything American. But then life takes a turn for the weird when he receives strange death threats, unable to confide in his annoying sister or alcoholic uncle Stewart, Terkel turns to his teacher, a stoned out hippie with intentionally hilarious results. Watch this Danish equivalent of South Park in outrageous pixar like animation.-- (C) Indican
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Mystikal

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Set in a fantasy-medieval context, Mystikal shows the adventure of Eldyn, an apprentice magician rather clumsy and innocent, in which he gets involved because of a "small" error. He must repair the damage done, with the help of Fira.
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Spirited Away

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Spirited Away is a dazzling, enchanting, and gorgeously drawn fairy tale that will leave viewers a little more curious and fascinated by our world.
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