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Animation Reviews

Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

An Oscar-caliber animation classic that ... oh who are we kidding? If you saw the first "Chipmunk" movie you've seen this one, too. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: The Princess and the Frog

"The Princess and the Frog" is a skillful, enjoyable picture, helped along by a superb voice cast and a sustained explosion of color. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Graciously hilarious and superbly acted,"Fantastic Mr. Fox" also offers monumental, brilliantly raw animation. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: A Christmas Carol

The latest version of "A Christmas Carol" takes a bold technological leap forward, with dazzling results. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Astro Boy

"Astro Boy" boasts glossy visuals, red-hot action, and a sparkling cast of voices, but is too bizarre and cartoony to leave a lasting impression. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Energetic and dripping with cutting-edge humor, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" makes for a hilarious mouth-watering sit. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: 9

"9" is stuck between astounding visual accomplishment and storytelling inertia. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Ponyo

Heartwarming and graciously surreal, "Ponyo" is an elevating fantasy that swims enthusiastically in delightfully unexpected directions. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: G-Force

"G-Force" is a halfway interesting movie that doesn’t trust itself enough to enjoy the wacky premise. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" is a charming film with a relaxed mood and a playful cast. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: The Tale of Despereaux

"Tale" is a sprawling story of honor and forgiveness compacted poorly by filmmakers who can't pin down a point of view. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Bolt

"Bolt" gets by on a heady froth of charisma and a few surprises. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: WALL-E

Pixar's latest is a misguided, preach-fest that suffers from storytelling lethargy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda is a charming, enormously entertaining film. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Horton Hears a Who

An askew pop sensibility gives "Horton Hears a Who" ample charm. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Enchanted

Disney pays homage to past princesses with it's latest endeavor aimed at tweens. Review by Connie Wang. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Enchanted

Amy Adams brings wonder and heart to Disney's latest princess movie. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Bee Movie

Seinfeld's first foray into feature films lacks comedic sting. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Ratatouille

"Ratatouille" maintains Pixar's high standards, but it overstays its welcome with a bloated running time. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Shrek the Third

Past success lets the third installment of the "Shrek" franchise settle into a welcome groove. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

ATHF fans will love this glorified TV episode and the uninitiated may find flecks of fun amidst the absurdity. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Meet the Robinsons

It took seven writers to create this animated mess? Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: A Scanner Darkly

Rotoscoping blends well with this hallucinogenic tale, but untethered acting sends the core story into a tailspin. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Cars

Pixar's superb animation is a sight to behold, but the "Cars" storyline lacks creativity. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Over the Hedge

Inspired anarchy highlights "Hedge's" best moments, but a by-the-numbers plot limits the film. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: The Wild

Once you get past the similarities to "Madagascar," this animated animal romp actually entertains. (Grade: B-)
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