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  • Boy & the World
  • Boy & the World (NR)

    An Oscar nominee for best animated feature, this magical Brazilian fantasy by Alê Abreu reminded me of Nina Paley's Sita Sings the Blues (2008) and Tomm Moore's The Secret of Kells (2009) in its crafty combination of simply drawn characters (the boy) and ornate geometrical patterns (the world). more...
  • Despicable Me (PG)

    As if to remind us of what we're otherwise being spared, this superior computer-animated family romp contains just one each of the following: fart jokes, topical references that will sail over kids' heads, and dance numbers in which the characters bust zany moves to a 70s disco hit. more...
  • Despicable Me 3D (PG)

    As if to remind us of what we're otherwise being spared, this superior computer-animated family romp contains just one each of the following: fart jokes, topical references that will sail over kids' heads, and dance numbers in which the characters bust zany moves to a 70s disco hit. more...
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG)

    Tony hipster Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums) takes a left turn into stop-motion animation with this 2009 adaptation of the Roald Dahl children's book, and the result is an instant classic. more...
  • Finding Nemo (G)

    This aquatic joyride from Pixar Animation Studios follows the adventures of a young clownfish who swims beyond his coral-reef colony and gets captured by divers; trapped in an aquarium inside a dentist's office in Sydney, he and his tankmates plot their escape, while his cowardly father (the voice of Albert Brooks) tries to find him with the help of a neurotic and forgetful regal blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres in her best role to date). more...
  • Finding Nemo 3D (G)

    This aquatic joyride from Pixar Animation Studios follows the adventures of a young clownfish who swims beyond his coral-reef colony and gets captured by divers; trapped in an aquarium inside a dentist's office in Sydney, he and his tank mates plot their escape, while his cowardly father (the voice of Albert Brooks) tries to find him with the help of a neurotic and forgetful regal blue tang (Ellen DeGeneres in her best role to date). more...
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (PG)

    Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki may be celebrated as a fantasist, but he also excels at realistic portraits of early adolescence: in his screenplays for Whisper of the Heart (1995) and this 2011 period piece (directed by his son, Goro), he articulates precisely and sensitively what it's like to discover adult life. more...
  • The Good Dinosaur 3D
  • The Good Dinosaur 3D (PG)

    This computer-animated feature from Disney comes close to the wonder and terror of the studio's classic hand-painted animations; in its realization of such childhood fears as getting lost and a parent dying, it particularly recalls Bambi and Dumbo. more...
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • The Good Dinosaur (PG)

    This computer-animated feature from Disney comes close to the wonder and terror of the studio's classic hand-painted animations; in its realization of such childhood fears as getting lost and a parent dying, it particularly recalls Bambi and Dumbo. more...