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Throughout the credits many of the props and posters that appear in the background are displayed, giving the audience a chance to spot some of the subtle jokes and puns they may have missed in the film. See more »
The only reason I heard about this film was because it got the Oscar nomination, and since I had seen the other four animated films nominated, I decided to give this a go. Really, really fun! I think it has the most inventive wit and kids' humor from the five, but it's really clever and frequently hilarious. The characters are a hoot and really entertaining, and the film takes quite a few turns in the story that allow for more action and adventure. It's really quite great, and it reminds me of last year's The Adventures of Tintin in how it's the "action animated" film of the year (from what I've seen, which is the 5 nominated ones). Really enjoyable film, a surprising delight!
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