|Monsters, Inc. 2001 G, 87 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Peter Docter, David Silverman, Lee Unkrich
Cast: John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Mary Gibbs, Steve Buscemi, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly, Bonnie Hunt, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger, Frank Oz, Kay Panabaker, Jack Angel, Patti Deutsch, Pat Fraley
Monsters, Inc. is a power company run by monsters in the city of Monstropolis. To generate electricity, the scare assistants enter children's closets, and the ensuing screams are turned into electrical energy. There is a crisis in the land: screams are becoming hard to find, and rolling blackouts are predicted. Mike (voice of Billy Crystal) and Sulley (voice of John Goodman) are the company's best scream producers, but when they allow a little girl (voice of Mary Gibbs) from Earth to enter their domain, chaos becomes the order of the day. Randy Newman's song "If I Didn't Have You" won an Oscar, and his musical score was nominated. The film was also nominated for Best Animated Feature, a new category.
|The Road to El Dorado 2000 PG, 85 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Adventure / Comedy
Director: Bibo Bergeron, Will Finn, Don Paul, David Silverman
Cast: Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos, Elton John, Jim Cummings, Frank Welker, Tobin Bell, Duncan Marjoribanks, Elijah Chiang, Cyrus Shaki-Khan
In this animated DreamWorks production, two con men–Miguel (voice of Kenneth Branagh) and Tulio (voice of Kevin Kline)–cheat at dice and get their hands on a map to the legendary city of gold: El Dorado. When they finally reach the city (after getting locked in the brig of a ship and managing a perilous escape in a dinghy), residents mistake them for gods. They join forces with the sexy Chel (voice of Rosie Perez), and the adventure accelerates. Great fun!
|The Simpsons Movie 2007 PG-13, 87 min.|
Genre: Animation / Comedy
Director: David Silverman
Cast: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Harry Shearer, Marcia Wallace, Hank Azaria, Billie Joe Armstrong, Tress MacNeille, Pamela Hayden, Joe Mantegna, Albert Brooks, Tre Cool, Russi Taylor, Tom Hanks
The long-running TV show "The Simpsons" comes to the screen with more adventures of the Simpson family. Lisa Simpson (voice of Yeardley Smith) takes on the environmental-awareness cause to clean up Springfield's lake, while her father, Homer (voice of Dan Castellaneta), remains clueless and even dares his son, Bart (voice of Nancy Cartwright), to skateboard around town in the nude. Matters take a downhill turn when Homer brings a pig home as a family pet, which leaves Marge (voice of Julie Kavner) nagging him to get rid of the pig's droppings. Homer dumps the pig's waste in the lake–an act that results in getting the attention of E.P.A. head Russ Cargill (voice of Albert Brooks) who convinces President Schwarzenegger (voice of Harry Shearer) to have a plastic dome placed over Springfield. Now, it is up to Homer to save Springfield.
|1. Monsters, Inc. (2001)|
2. The Road to El Dorado (2000)
3. The Simpsons Movie (2007)
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