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Digital Media FX Magazine Reviews Spirit

(May 19, 2002 - digitalmediafx.com) Digital Media FX Magazine (dFX) has given DreamWorks Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron a perfect 10 out of 10 review rating - a score that dFX has only awarded to one other animated movie, Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Spirit, being released into theaters on Friday, May 24, is the latest offering from DreamWorks, which last year released the mega-blockbuster animated Shrek. Spirit is nothing like Shrek, however, as the focus is on drama, versus comedy.

Here's a quote from the review:

"...The marketing for Spirit doesn't do the movie justice as it's hard to define what the movie is to audiences. The reason for this is because of the challenging decision DreamWorks made to keep the movie 'realistic' by not having the horses talk. No doubt, DreamWorks faced the same dilemma that Disney did when Disney released Dinosaur with talking beasts. Can audiences relate to animated characters that convey emotions, situations, and actions through animation versus verbal dialogue? In the case of Spirit, the answer is a resounding "yes". DreamWorks dared to break the formula, making for a beautiful animated movie that must depend on the strength of animation and its story to achieve desired results..."

To read the full review, click here.

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