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  • Alice in Wonderland

    Norman Z. McLeod's 1933 adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic stars Charlotte Henry as Alice, W.C. Fields as Humpty Dumpty, Cary Grant as the Mock Turtle, and Gary Cooper as the White Knight. more...
  • Alice in Wonderland

    The Disney version (1951) lightens and sweetens Lewis Carroll's tale, but what's really disappointing is the undistinguished animation: the film looks and plays more like the Disney shorts than the Disney features, though the Cheshire Cat (voiced by Sterling Holloway) is a small masterpiece of elusive menace. more...
  • Alice in Wonderland 3D

    Tim Burton has dropped the Mad Hatter's "clean cup" bit from this adaptation of Lewis Carroll, though he does find time for a leaden narrative frame in which Alice, reimagined here as a young woman, is pressured by her family to accept the marriage proposal of a chinless goon. more...
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks

    Live-action stars take a backseat to CGI chipmunks in this uneven family comedy: Alvin, Theodore, and Simon have the only good lines or recognizable emotions, with Jason Lee and David Cross straining to flesh out their cardboard roles. more...
  • Anne of the Indies

    This 1951 feature from Jacques Tourneur may have been meant as a children's adventure, but it attracted the interest of neo-Freudian academic critics for its treatment of "the problematic nature of the fundamental fact of bisexuality." more...
  • Babe (G)

    This 1995 live-action film about a piglet that behaves like a sheepdog is impressive, though I do think it's creepy to be so entertained by a movie in which I can't tell from one moment to the next whether I'm watching a real animal or a fake. more...
  • Charlotte's Web (G)

    The E.B. White classic about a young pig who fears the frying pan and a spider who spins promotional billboards to save him was first adapted to the screen in 1973, as a bad Hanna-Barbera animation with such sterling voice talents as Agnes Moorehead, Henry Gibson, Pamelyn Ferdin, and Paul Lynde as Templeton the rat. more...
  • Cinderella

    Along with Alice in Wonderland (1951), arguably the last of the great Disney animated features. more...
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 3D

    A lumpy stew of weak characterization, lame gags, ADD-afflicted storytelling, and dazzling visual invention, this computer-generated kid flick concerns a nerdy young inventor (voiced by Bill Hader) who accidentally unleashes technology that turns rain into pizza, burgers, etc. Determined to have their cake and eat it too, writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller first invite us to revel in ice cream mountains and nacho cheese fountains, then clobber us with ham-handed nutritional moralism. more...
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: An IMAX 3D Experience

    A lumpy stew of weak characterization, lame gags, ADD-afflicted storytelling, and dazzling visual invention, this computer-generated kid flick concerns a nerdy young inventor (voiced by Bill Hader) who accidentally unleashes technology that turns rain into pizza, burgers, etc. Determined to have their cake and eat it too, writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller first invite us to revel in ice cream mountains and nacho cheese fountains, then clobber us with ham-handed nutritional moralism. more...
  • Coraline 3D

    Tim Burton, who wrote the story for The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), has since topped it with another animated chiller, Corpse Bride (2005), while Henry Selick, who directed Nightmare, has been struggling to better it ever since. more...