motion-capture, heavily CGI -influenced or 3-D brands of animation. And indeed Girerd and his team have come up with some ravishing little set pieces/images like a night-time meteor shower (shown below) and the "tree of life" (at bottom). So what's not to like about this movie? For adults, at least: plenty. (TrustMovies kept wishing his grandkids were sitting next to him during the press screening, in order to gauge their enjoyment.)
saving of our environment and continue through proper parenting. The kids will enjoy those things that youngsters usually love: going on an adventure/quest and being in quasi-danger.
Dora the Explorer (but with much better animation).
GKIDS Inc., which last year gave us a much better piece of animation The Secret of Kells that also garnered an Oscar nomination -- opens this Friday, March 25, at IFC Center in New York and will expand nationally on Friday, April 22.