Pixar's track record has been close to impeccable for turning out intelligent, emotionally rich, beautifully detailed animated films, with plenty of humor and heart to appeal to movie lovers of all ages.
The roly-poly Po is back in "Kung Fu Panda 2," with high energy, some lovely visuals and peppy, playful voice work, as always, from star Jack Black.
Avian adventure "Rio" (里約大冒險), like the city it is named after, is fun and festive. However, as far as animated films go, it is no rare species.
"Gnomeo & Juliet" doesn't have a single original idea in its pointy, ceramic head.
Walt Disney's modernizing of the Grimm fairy tale is thorough enough that even the original title, "Rapunzel," has been swapped for "Tangled."
A combination of Borscht Belt comedian and Hanna-Barbera animation, Yogi Bear was a clever enough creation that more than 50 years later, we still can't help but impersonate his "pic-a-nic" basket and "Ay, Boo Boo!"
A dastardly super-villain who turned evil because of a bad upbringing finds himself seduced to the good side to defeat an even badder guy.
When American writer Kathryn Lasky created a world of good and evil owls, she didn't envisage them with Australian accents but somehow it fit the movie screen adaptation of her "Guardians of Ga'Hoole" books.
Despite some clever moments and colorful characters, "Despicable Me" (神偷奶爸) could have been called "Forgettable Me" instead.
Fifteen years on and Pixar's "Toy Story" returns to the big screen this weekend for a third installment that is stronger than ever.