Non-Disney Animated Films
Other Animation Studios - Part 2
[All photos copyrighted by the respective film studios]
(2006 - 80 min. - Blue Yonder Films) ****
Plot: Computer-animated. An off-the-wall, updated retlling of the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood.
Ice Age: The Meltdown
(2006 - 90 min. - 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation) ***
Plot: Computer-animated. In this sequel to 2002's Ice Age, the ice age is coming to an end, and Manny the Mammoth and his friends have to cross a dangerous valley to escape the coming floods.
(2006 - 91 min. - Columbia Pictures) ****
Plot: Computer-animated. Neighborhood kids find themselves battling an abandoned house in the neighborhood that only they know is haunted and extremely dangerous. [2006 Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Feature]
(2006 - 86 min. - 20th Century Fox) ****
Plot: Computer-animated. A young boy sets out on a cross-country quest to retrieve and return the favorite bat of baseball legend Babe Ruth. This film was produced with major input from Christopher and Dana Reeve before their deaths.
(2006 - 100 min. - Sony Pictures) ***
Plot: Computer-animated. A domesticated grizzly bear and a wacky moose find themselves stranded in the forest during the hunting season and rally the forest animals to fight back against the hunters.
Happily Never After
(2006 - 85 min. - Vanguard/Lions Gate) ****
Plot: Computer-animated. When the wizard that maintains the balance between good and evil in Fairy Tale Land goes on vacation, Cinderella's evil stepmother gains control of his magic wand and turns all of the well-known fairy tale stories, including Cinderella's, upside-down.
(2007 - 84 min. - Sony Pictures) ****
Plot: Computer-animated. This tongue-in-cheek documentary takes viewers for a behind-the-scenes look at an adventurous penguin who dreams of winning the Penguin World Surfing Championship.
Dr. Suess' Horton Hears a Who
(2008 - 88 min. - 20th Century Fox) ****
Plot: Computer-animated. Horton the elephant hears a cry for help from a speck of dust and goes into action to help. Based on the classic Dr. Suess book of the same name.
(2008 - 86 min. - MGM/Sony Pictures) **
Plot: Computer-animated. Igor, a mad scientist's lab assistant, has dreams of himself becoming a mad scientist and winning a prize in a science competition.
The Tale of Despereaux
(December 2008 - 94 min. - Universal) ***
Plot: Computer-animated. Despereaux is a small mouse with emormous over-sized ears who dreams of living the adventures he has read about in human books; when he finds himself in the outside world, he befriends a human woman and gets to live out some of his dreams.
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