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Greg B
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I know it was released in 3D and was meaning to see it but couldn't.

Got a chance to watch it on Netflix instead.

All I can say is "WOW!"....

The level of superior craftsmanship is so high on this movie it is mind boggling. The voice work and the character animation were so above par that I was mesmerized.

The CG environment at most of the time was so realistic it forced the characters into a stronger sense of reality. The direction was superb and everything was top notch and it wasn't plagued by too many sappy songs.

I was laughing out loud from the start and shouting "Ooooo!" so much I have to watch the movie again to catch the dialogue I shouted over.

The plusses so outweighed the minuses so much that the minuses are just like a piece of food stuck in the teeth after eating a gourmet dinner at a five star restaurant.

Sure, certain themes were rehashed like the disbelieving lead ala Buzz Lightyear but the characters and gags and direction and art were so outstanding I didn't catch on to that point until 3/4 through the movie.

My only and only problem was the climax of the story with the fire at the studio and how it was resolved regarding the supporting characters. If a tv star were trapped in a burning building you would see execs ripping the doors off with their bare hands and especially if there was a kid inside. It sort of was a letdown and unrealistic but that doesn't take away from some outstanding action scenes, comedy, state-of-the-art CG animation.

I thought the pigeons animation was spectacular and was laughing like crazy, but I was in no way prepared for the hamster in the bubble. That just ripped me to shreds with laughs. Then the cat Mittens was so perfectly voice acted and animated it blew me away.

I had just watched the old Chuck Jones movie "Gay Purree" the other night and wasn't ready for more animated cats but this movie had lots of charm and character too.

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Graphiteman
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Yeh, it was a pretty decent enjoyable film. Regret not seeing it in a theatre. My golden retriever ran at theTV screen during some scenes. (I know some say dogs can't see 2d but this dog can.)
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Greg B
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I remember when dogs used to go crazy whenever the old "Lassie" show was on tv or radio. Same with Rin Tin Tin.

Dogs can see quite well. Very sharp eyesight.

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Charles
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I loved the movie and thought it should've won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

Here's a few scenes from the film that a fan posted on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rV63bxYfII

Very soon, once we make the jump to the new forums, instead of posting a link, we'll be able to embed the video directly into the forum page.

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Greg B
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The storyboards for this movie must be AWESOME.

I have to watch it again because I missed scenes as I was laughing too much.

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I thought it was really good when I first saw it in the theatre. Solidly paced and fun. Sure, there are issues, but they don't bug me too much. One telling thing for me: I have two young kids, so I can assure you, it holds up well to repeated viewings. I'm not sick of it yet.
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