There was something I found fun about the original, though. It had nice songs, strongly-imagined dance sequences, and impressive animation. I can say that I enjoyed it. (Though, my personality is one of comparison, and since 2006 was a year of relatively weak animation, I think perhaps my opinion on the film is bloated. But that's neither here nor there.)
While I'll always appreciate true-to-life animation, personally it just turns me off. I appreciate it from a craft standpoint and understand how difficult it is to capture realistic humans, environments, and animals...but I just don't like it very much. Nevertheless, given that its predecessor won the Best Animated Feature Oscar, this one is surely to be in the conversation if not a nominee at the 2011 awards.
|Eat all penguins...please. EAT THEM.|