Non-Disney Animated Films
Other Animation Studios - Part 3
[All photos copyrighted by the respective film studios]
(2009 - 91 min. - TriStar-Sony/Ilion Animation) ****
Plot: Computer animated 3D. An American astronaut lands on a planet and is surprised to find that it's inhabited by a race of aliens who see him as a dangerous alien invader.
(2009 - 100 min. - Focus Features/Laika Animation) ****
Plot: Stop-action animated. After moving to a new home, a lonely young girl finds a secret door to an alternate reality, where she is the center of attention, and ponders whether she would be happier staying there.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
(2009 - 94 min. - 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation) ***
Plot: Computer animated 3D. Manny the mammoth leads his ice age friends on an attempt to rescue Sid the sloth from an underground world filled with dinosaurs.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
(2009 - 81 min. - Sony Pictures) ***
Plot: Computer animated 3D. When a sardine factory closes on an island in the Atlantic Ocean forcing its residents to have to eat the unused sardines, a scientist sets out to invent a machine that makes other types of food; but something goes wrong and the food soon starts raining from the sky. Based on a children's book.
(2010 - 95 min. - Universal Studios/Illumination Entertainment) ****
Plot: Computer animated 3D. An evil scientist and his band of minions set out to steal the Moon, but things change when he meets a trio of orphan girls who see him as a father-figure.
Gnomeo & Juliet
(2011 - 84 min. - Touchstone Pictures/Rocket Pictures) ***
Plot: Computer animated 3D. Two garden gnomes fall in love and try to continue their love affair despite belong to feuding neighbors.
(2011 - 107 min. - Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon) ****
Plot: Computer animated. A sheltered pet chameleon finds himself in a lawless desert town and hailed as the town's new sheriff. [2011 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature]
(2011 - 96 min. - 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation) ***
Plot: Computer animated 3D. A nerdy macaw leaves the comfort of his cage in Minnesota and heads down to Rio de Janiero, where he finds love and adventure.
(2011 - 97 min. - Sony Pictures/Aardman Animation) ****
Plot: Computer animated 3D. Something goes wrong on Christmas Eve, and Santa's youngest son must set out to deliver on last gift before Christmas morning arrives.
The Adventures of Tintin
(2011 - 107 min. - Paramount Pictures/Sony Pictures) ****
Plot: Motion capture animated 3D. A young journalist and his dog embark on a wild adventure when competiting persons want to gain possession of a model sailing ship that Tintin bought in an outdoor market.
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