Media FX Magazine Reviews Spirit
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.
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.
a quote from the review:
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..."
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