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Inky: ****

Starring Ray Romano, Denis Leary, John Leguizamo

Rated PG for mild peril

Previews (varies by theater): The Country Bears, Scooby Doo, Star Wars - Episode 2: Attack of the Clones, Clockstoppers, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron

Inky here, dazed after seeing the best movie I have seen this year (out of 2) and maybe also because of that Large Cherry Icee. Anyways - WHAT A MOVIE. It was great - it hit all the right touches, the animation wasn't going for the realism like Shrek but was cartoony, the ice was a knock out, and the best character didn't say anything except scream. That character is of course Scrat, the saber-toothed squirrel, who frequents the movie running around keeping his acorn. He is a funny rodent who is everywhere and he has a long life span (you'll know what I mean.)

But of course there were other characters too. Sid the Sloth (Leguizamo) was my favorite of the trio that was made up from him, Manfred (Ray Romano) and Diego (Denis Leary.) My friend chimes in "You forgot the baby!", but the darn thing doesn't speak, so it's a trio, even though technically it's a foursome. Scrat, like I said, just pops up through-out the movie to make the little kids laugh and the adults too.

Okay, I can't resist typing the review of the SW2 trailer. It was exciting, revealing, and too quick to take in. Natalie Portman dresses up as Leia and waves a chain around, Obi-Wan says "Blast!" and Anakin acts like a druggie. But the movie's effects look like a knock-out and the acting is sure to be better because it was in the other trailers.

But back to the movie. The animation was great and the ice broke the barrier; it was translucent, it looked just like ice. This movie is sure to be nominated for the best Animated Movie Oscar next year, and it will probably win if the aforementioned Spirit doesn't put up much of a competition. See the movie. Like the movie. Praise me.

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