Non-Disney Animated Films
Other Animation Studios - Part 4
[All photos copyrighted by the respective film studios]
Dr. Suess' The Lorax
(2012 - 86 min. - Universal Studios) ****
Plot: Computer animated 3D. To impress the girl of his dreams, a young boy must seek out the Lorax, a creature who protects the trees.
The Pirates: Band of Misfits
(2012 - 87 min. - Sony Pictures/Aardman Animation) ***
Plot: Stop-action animated. A bumbling pirate competes against his bitter rivals for the honor of being named "Pirate of the Year," unwittingly confronting Queen Victoria in the process.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
(2012 - 94 min. - 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation) ***
Plot: Computer animated. When the continents begin to separate, the band of ice age friends find themselves adrift on an iceberg battling the elements, strange sea creatures, and even pirates.
(2012 - 93 min. - Focus Features/Laika Animation) ****
Plot: Stop-action animated. When zombies begin to beseige a town, a boy with paranormal abilities is called to the rescue.
(2012 - 91 min. - Columbia/Sony Animation) ***
Plot: Computer animated. During a celebration of her 118th birthday, Dracula's daughter falls in love with a human boy who shows up at Hotel Transylvania
(2013 - 102 min. - 20th Century Fox/Blue Sky Animation) ****
Plot: Computer animated. A teenage girl finds herself reduced in size and lost in a forest, where she joins a band of forest people and creatures in an epic battle against an evil force.
Despicable Me 2
(2013 - 98 min. - Universal Studios/Illumination Entertainment) ****
Plot: Computer animated. Gru is recruited by the Anti-Villian League to find and stop an evil scientist who plans to unleash a potion that can turn docile animals into dangerous creatures, but Gru must balance this assignment with caring for his three adopted orphans.
Escape from Planet Earth
(2013 - 89 min. - Weinstein Company/Kaleidoscope) ***
Plot: Computer animated. Visitors from alien planets are being captured on Earth and taken to Area 51, but brothers from the planet BAAB mount a daring rescue attempt.
Adventures in Zambezia
(2013 - 82 min. - Sony Pictures/Triggerfish Animation) ***
Plot: Computer animated. A young falcon named Kai finds himself in a life-and-death battle against an evil lizard and his band of vultures, who plan to attack a city of birds in the African forest.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
(2013 - 95 min. - Sony Pictures) ***
Plot: Computer animated. The scientist who invented a machine that turns water into food is invited back to the isolated island where his invention is still operating and is now creating hybrid food-animals which are running wild.
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