May 27, 2005
Rated PG for mild language, crude humor and some thematic elements
Alex the Lion (Stiller) is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends Marty the Zebra (Rock), Melman the Giraffe (Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Pinkett Smith) have lived their entire lives in blissful captivity, with regular meals provided and an admiring public to adore them.
Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty allows his curiosity to get the better of him and,...
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CGI-animated films have become a commodity now, haven't they? Back in the day when only Pixar was doing these films, we were assured that they would be good. Even when Dreamworks got into the mix with "Shrek," I still had a lot of confidence in the new generation of animated films. But things have changed over the last year. Theaters have been hit with a series of so-so releases such as "Shark Tale" and "Robots," which have shaken confidence in the guaranteed goodness of the genre. Full movie review »