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Quotes From Mainstream Press Reviews of Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron:

Todd McCarthy of Daily Variety - "...What Spirit does possess that most other recent animated films do not is a strong dose of emotion based on genuine peril. There are moments that will upset some of the small fry, but the upside is that this odyssey of a beautiful horse going through the rigors of life creates a dramatic pull that will grab many youthful viewers more accustomed to simple prankish humor and jeopardy that can magically be solved by superheroes..."

Kirk Honeycutt of The Hollywood Reporter - "...At best, DreamWorks' attempt at an animated horse opera leads to mixed results. Spirit, the mustang stallion at the heart of the story, is magnificent to watch in action -- and John Fusco's screenplay creates an implausible amount of Western adventure in which to involve the horse. But a horse, notoriously difficult to draw and animate, makes an unexciting hero. Audiences aren't likely to identify emotionally with this stolid animal the way they previously have with dogs, cats, deer, a flying elephant, a lion king or even a talking donkey..."

Jeanne Aafmuth of the Palo Alto Weekly - "Astonishing visuals highlight this simple, charming tale of a courageous mustang stallion called Spirit...Break out the Kleenex. Spirit’s story is stirring to the point of tears. The spacious skies and amber waves of grain of the open plains, the steadfast animal spirit that can’t be crushed, and the small steps of trust that develop between man and beast are enormously affecting..."

Richard Roeper of Ebert & Roeper - "...These horses are so cute and expressive they make Bambi look like a National Geographic documentary. But the animation is bright and crisp. I particularly enjoyed the water scenes... Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a winner." (from the Ebert & Roeper Two Thumbs Up Review)

Chuck Schwartz of The Cranky Critic - "It's all about story, folks. It's got to be about story since producer Jeffrey Katzenberg -- well on his way to earning the title of most innovative idea-man in the animation world since the almighty Walt -- put forth the challenge of creating a story in which the main character (and nearly all of the supporting characters) never say a word...the story, once it gets rolling, is nothing short of a great one."

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