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The Good Dinosaur (2015)

Review by CJ

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Director:
Peter Sohn

Starring:
Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Jack Bright

Other notable appearances:
Steve Zahn, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Peter Sohn

Running time:
93 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Lion King, Ice Age, The Pagemaster

 

On an Earth where the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs missed the planet, dinosaurs are the dominant species. Arlo (Ochoa) comes from a family of Apatosaurus farmers, but his constant fear prevents him from being able to make his mark.

During a storm and flash flood, Arlo is swept down river. Far from his family and accompanied by a wild human child, Arlo must overcome his fears if he ever hopes to get home.

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Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)

Review by CJ

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

Director:
Steve Loter

Starring:
Mae Whitman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lucy Liu, Pamela Adlon, Raven-Symoné, Megan Hilty

Other notable appearances:
Rosario Dawson, Danai Gurira, Chloe Bennet, Anjelica Huston

Running time:
76 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Tinker Bell, Peter Pan

 

Animal fairy Fawn (Goodwin) has upset Pixie Hollow’s protectors, the scout fairies, by rescuing a baby falcon who inadvertently called in adult falcons and put all of the fairies in danger. Fawn promises Queen Clarion (Huston) that next time she finds a dangerous creature in need of help, she will think with her head and not her heart. However, when Fawn meets a grumpy beast the likes of which she has never seen, she quickly forgets her promise and names the creature Gruff.

Fawn eventually lets her friends Tinker Bell (Whitman), Silvermist (Liu), Vidia (Adlon), Iridessa (Raven-Symoné) and Rosetta (Hilty) meet Gruff. However when Fawn and her friends take Gruff to show Queen Clarion, they find that scout fairy Nyx (Dawson) has already learned of his existence, though not location or association with Fawn, and believes him to be a harbinger of doom.

Can Fawn make Nyx and Queen Clarion see what she sees in her new friend or will Gruff prove the protective scout fairies right?

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Zootopia [UK Title Zootropolis] (2016)

Review by CJ

Zootopia

Director:
Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Starring:
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba

Other notable appearances:
Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, Tommy Chong, J.K. Simmons, Octavia Spencer, Alan Tudyk, Shakira, Kristen Bell, John DiMaggio

Running time:
108 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Lion King, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Frozen

 

Judy Hopps (Goodwin) is the Zootopia Police Department’s first bunny officer in a world of rhinoceroses, bison, elephants, wolves and other larger mammals. Nick Wilde (Bateman) is a hustler who is as sly as a fox — primarily because he is one. This unlikely duo are forced to work together to find out why 14 mammals have gone missing from Zootopia.

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