Directed by: Travis Knight
Starring: Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei
The pitch: Young man goes on a quest with Monkey and Beetle to save his village. On the trip, he discovers truths about himself and those who are traveling with him.
The formula: Pluck a bit of “ParaNorman.” Strum up a bit of “Spirited Away.” Tune in a touch of “Coraline.”
Go see it: If you love beautiful animation.
Don’t go see it: If you think the only good cartoon characters are those who are yellow and round.
Great detail: It took animators a week to produce only a few seconds of the movie.