|101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure 2003 N/R, 80 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy
Director: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith
Cast: Bobby Lockwood, Barry Bostwick, Martin Short, Jason Alexander, Susanne Blakeslee, Samuel West, Maurice LaMarche, Jeff Bennett, Jodi Benson, Kath Soucie, Michael Lerner, Tim Bentinck, Mary MacLeod
This direct-to-video animated sequel to the original 1961 film follows Patch (voice of Bobby Lockwood), one of the Dalmatians, after he is accidentally left behind during a move by the family to the London countryside. His favorite TV hero, Thunderbolt (voice of Barry Bostwick), is holding auditions, and Patch applies. Before long, Thunderbolt needs Patch's help–especially when the mean Cruella DeVil (voice of Susan Blakeslee) returns with her own agenda.
|Cinderella II: Dreams Come True 2002 G, 73 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Fantasy / Romance
Director: John Kafka
Cast: Jennifer Hale, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Tress MacNeille, Rob Paulsen, Corey Burton, Holland Taylor, Susanne Blakeslee, Frank Welker, Russi Taylor, Andre Stojka, Carmen Carter, Gina La Piana, Susan Yezzi
Disney continues the trend of making sequels, first for newer films and now for older classics. This time, it's one of the real classics that gets a follow-on. It is actually three short stories as the Fairy Godmother (voice of Russi Taylor) grants three wishes. Cinderella (voice of Jennifer Hale) brings her home-spun outlook to the aristocratic world, Jaq the mouse (voice of Rob Paulsen) wants to see what it's like to be human, and the once-evil stepsister (voice of Tress MacNeille) finds love. Good for the under-10 crowd.
|Shrek the Third 2007 PG, 93 min.|
Genre: Animation / Family / Comedy / Fantasy
Director: Chris Miller, Raman Hui
Cast: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Rupert Everett, Eric Idle, Justin Timberlake, Susanne Blakeslee, Cody Cameron, Larry King, Christopher Knights, John Krasinski, Ian McShane
In this third animated "Shrek" tale, Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) faces problems when his father-in-law, the Frog King of Far, Far Away, King Harold (voice of John Cleese) dies. If Shrek cannot find a suitable replacement for the king, he could be stuck with the job. So, Shrek heads out–with Donkey (voice of Eddie Murphy) and Puss In Boots (voice of Antonio Banderas) in tow–in search of his wife's, Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), teenage cousin Artie (voice of Justin Timberlake) at his boarding school. Meanwhile, Fiona, who is pregnant, is left to fend off a palace coup staged by Prince Charming (voice of Rupert Everett) who has assistance from fairy tale villains including Captain Hook, the Evil Queen, Rumplestiltskin, the Big Bad Wolf, and the Headless Horseman. But, Fiona and her mother Queen Lillian (voice of Julie Andrews) get help from Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty in their valiant effort to retake the kingdom.
|1. 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (2003)|
2. Cinderella II: Dreams Come True (2002)
3. Shrek the Third (2007)
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