Non-Disney Animated Films
DreamWorks - Part 2
[All photos copyrighted by the DreamWorks SKG]
Wallace and Gromit:
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
(2005 - 94 min. - Aardman/DreamWorks) *****
Plot: Stop-action animated: In this film produced by the British stop-action animation studio that did "Chicken Run," Wallace and his faithful dog Gromit have set up a humane pest control service, but their most adventurous case comes up when they're hired to get rid of a large, menacing rabbit. [2005 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature]
Over the Hedge
(2006 - 90 min. - DreamWorks) ****
Plot: Computer animated: In this story based on the comic strip of the same name, woodland friends awaken from hibernation to find a human community has sprung up just over the hedge from their woodland home and must learn how to co-exist with these strange neighbors.
(2006 - 84 min. - Aardman/DreamWorks) ****
Plot: Computer animated: This first computer animated feature by the creators of Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit follows a middle-class rat who accidentally gets flushed into the underworld of London's sewer system.
Shrek the Third
(2007 - 93 min. - DreamWorks) ***
Plot: Computer animated: When Fiona's father "croaks," Shrek finds himself being elevated to the position of King of Far Far Away, and to add to Shrek's worries, Fiona tells him that a baby Shrek is on the way.
(2007 - 100 min. - DreamWorks) ***
Plot: Computer animated: A bee right out of school goes to the city, where he's taken in by a florist and realizes that humans have been exploiting bees for their honey.
Kung Fu Panda
(2008 - 95 min. - DreamWorks) ****
Plot: Computer animated: Po the Panda is a big Kung Fu fan, and when he's called upon to fulfill an ancient prophecy, he gets a chance to study with his Kung Fu heroes.
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
(2008 - 89 min. - DreamWorks) ***
Plot: Computer animated: With the help of the penguin squad, the four zoo animals who accidentally wound up on the island of Madagascar launch an attempt to return to their New York zoo; but things go wrong and they instead find themselves in the wilds of Africa.
Monsters vs Aliens
(2009 - 94 min. - DreamWorks) ****
Plot: Computer animated 3D: A 50-foot tall woman leads a group of Earthbound monsters who are sent to stop a robot from outer space that's wreaking havoc on Earth.
How to Train Your Dragon
(2010 - 98 min. - DreamWorks) ****
Plot: Computer animated 3D: Instead of fighting and killing dragons that menace a Viking village, a teenage Viking befriends an injured dragon, much to the chagrin of his father, the Viking king.
Shrek Forever After (aka Shrek: The Final Chapter)
(2010 - 94 min. - DreamWorks) ***
Plot: Computer animated 3D: Shrek makes a bad bargain with Rumplestiltskin and finds himself in an alternate version of the kingdom of Far Far Away where everything is off kilter. How does Shrek make everything right again?
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