2006 Animation Movies

Cars (2006)

Cars

  • 74%
  • G
  • 116 min
  • Animation

After taking moviegoers magically into the realm of toys, bugs, monsters, fish, and superheroes, the masterful storytellers and technical wizards at Pixar Animation Studios (“The Incredibles,” “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.”) and Academy Award-winning director John Lasseter (“Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2,” “A Bug’s Life”) hit the road with a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. A Pixar Animation Studios film presented by Walt Disney Pictures, CARS is...

Monster House (2006)

Monster House

  • 74%
  • PG
  • 96 min
  • Animation

“I think kids like to be scared, and going to see Monster House in the theater is going to be like entering a fun house in an amusement park.”

-- Robert Zemeckis

In Columbia Pictures’ comedy thrill-ride Monster House, three kids (newcomers Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner and Spencer Locke) cross over to the other side of the street to unlock a mystery and experience the greatest adventure of their lives.

DJ (Musso), the kid across the street, has the plan. Jenny (Locke), the newcomer, has...

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

A Scanner Darkly

  • 69%
  • R
  • 100 min
  • Animation

LOCATION:

Suburban Orange County, California.

TIME:

The near future.

America’s endless and futile war on drugs has become one and the same with its war on terror. Reluctant undercover cop Bob Arctor (Keanu Reeves) follows orders to start spying on his friends, Jim Barris (Robert Downey Jr.), Ernie Luckman (Woody Harrelson), Donna Hawthorne (Winona Ryder) and Charles Freck (Rory Cochrane). When he is directed to step up the surveillance on himself, he is launched on a paranoid journey into...

Open Season (2006)

Open Season

  • 48%
  • PG
  • 87 min
  • Animation

In Sony Pictures Animation's first feature film, the animated action adventure comedy Open Season, the odd are about to get even.

Boog (Martin Lawrence), a domesticated grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world turned upside down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking mule deer. When Elliot convinces Boog to leave his cushy home in a park ranger's garage to try a taste of the great outdoors, things quickly spiral out of control.

Relocated to the...

Over The Hedge (2006)

Over The Hedge

  • 75%
  • PG
  • 80 min
  • Animation

Just whose backyard is it, anyway?

Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a tall, green "thing" has mysteriously cropped up right through the middle of their home. Enter RJ, an opportunistic raccoon, who explains that the world beyond the hedge is the "gateway to the good life" where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live.

Suspicious and even a little jealous of RJ, the ever-cautious Verne...

Happy Feet (2006)

Happy Feet

  • 75%
  • PG
  • 108 min
  • Animation

In the great nation of Emperor Penguins, deep in Antarctica, you're nobody unless you can sing -- which is unfortunate for Mumble (ELIJAH WOOD), who is the worst singer in the world. He is born dancing to his own tune ... tap dancing.

Though Mumble's mom, Norma Jean (NICOLE KIDMAN), thinks this little habit is cute, his dad, Memphis (HUGH JACKMAN), says "it just ain't penguin." Besides, they both know that without a Heartsong, Mumble may never find true love.

As fate would have it, his one...

Flushed Away (2006)

Flushed Away

  • 72%
  • PG
  • 86 min
  • Animation

From DreamWorks Animation and Aardman Features, the teams behind the worldwide hit "Wallace & Gromit - The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," comes the computer-animated comedy "Flushed Away." Blending Aardman's trademark style and characterizations with DreamWorks' state-of-the-art computer animation, "Flushed Away" is a madcap comedy set on and beneath the streets of London.

Roddy is a decidedly upper-crust "society rat" who makes his home in a posh Kensington flat, complete with two hamster...

Paprika (2006)

Paprika

  • 83%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Animation

29 year old Dr. Atsuko Chiba is an attractive but modest Japanese research psychotherapist whose work is on the cutting edge of her field. Her alter-ego is a stunning and fearless 18 year old "dream detective," code named PAPRIKA, who can enter into people's dreams and synchronize with their unconscious to help uncover the source of their anxiety or neurosis.

At Atsuko's lab, a powerful new psychotherapy devise known as the "DC-MINI" has been invented by her brilliant colleague, Dr. Tokita, a...

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals (2006)

Barnyard: The Original Party Animals

  • 22%
  • PG
  • 90 min
  • Animation

Down on the farm, the farmer thinks he’s in charge, keeping all the animals safe and sound. But when the farmer is out of sight, the lookout sheep shouts “Clear!” and all of the barnyard animals spring up on two legs, walk, talk, watch TV, and orchestrate outrageous practical jokes.

For Otis the cow, that last one is the most important. He and his best friends – Pip the mouse, Freddy the ferret, Peck the rooster, and Pig the pig – are world-class pranksters and always in the mood...

Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)

Ice Age: The Meltdown

    • PG
    • 83 min
    • Animation

    In ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN, the sub-zero heroes from the worldwide blockbuster CGI film “Ice Age” are back – Manny the woolly mammoth, Sid the sloth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger, and the hapless prehistoric squirrel/rat known as Scrat. In the new film, from director Carlos Saldanha and the Academy Award winning creators of “Ice Age” and “Robots,” the Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in the melting paradise that is their new world.

    Ray Romano, John...

    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

      • NONE
      • 98 min
      • Animation

      Makoto Konno finds herself running late for school on 7/13. Her entire day seems to be one bad incident after another: -she fails a surprise test. -singes her hair from cooking class accident. -ends up being knocked over by two guys horsing around.

      After being on clean-up detail in class and assigned to return text manuals, she makes her way through a science lab. Noting a strange object on the floor, she is momentarily surprised when someone enters the room, causing her to fall on the object....

      Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

      Arthur and the Invisibles

        • PG
        • 94 min
        • Animation

        Deep underground, the Minimoys are waiting... for a champion. Arthur's grandfather disappeared four years ago. All he left behind are his notebooks full of stories about little -- known African tribes-including the Minimoys, a miniature people who are all less than one inch tall. But the Minimoys can't possibly be real... can they?

        Arthur is about to find out, as he uncovers a hidden message that catapults him on an adventure wilder than he had ever imagined. In just three days, he must find...

        Curious George (2006)

        Curious George

        • 69%
        • G
        • 82 min
        • Animation

        For more than 65 years, one little monkey has captured the hearts and imaginations of those young -- and young at heart -- all over the world.

        Generations have been raised on the stories of Margret and H.A. Rey’s classic creation, the inquisitive little fellow who always seems to get into one scrape after another. Over 30 million copies of his books have been sold -- in 17 languages including Yiddish, Afrikaans and Braille -- and his original story has never been out of print since it

        was...

        Tales from Earthsea (2006)

        Tales from Earthsea

          • PG-13
          • 115 min
          • Animation

          Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What's even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn't enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Arren, a young distraught teenage boy. While Arren may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred,...

          Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties (2006)

          Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties

            • PG
            • 78 min
            • Comedy

            GARFIELD, the world’s favorite cat, has begun his very own British Invasion, wreaking havoc on the entire United Kingdom. He's traveled across the pond (with canine sidekick Odie) to surprise his master, Jon Arbuckle (BRECKIN MEYER), who is in London to propose to his girlfriend, veterinarian Liz Wilson (JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT).

            Garfield came…he saw…he conquered: Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard and his new favorite dish: minced pie (okay, it’s not lasagna, but you can’t...

            The Wild (2006)

            The Wild

            • 20%
            • G
            • 81 min
            • Animation

            In this wild and outrageous computer-animated comedy-adventure, an odd assortment of animals from the New York Zoo – including a lion, a giraffe, an anaconda, a koala, and a squirrel – discover what a jungle the city can be when one of their own is mistakenly shipped to the wild and they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue him. The film boasts an impressive vocal ensemble – Keifer Sutherland (as the respected lion leader, Samson), Greg Cipes (as Samson's son, Ryan), Jim Belushi (as...

            The Ant Bully (2006)

            The Ant Bully

            • 63%
            • PG
            • 88 min
            • Animation

            Poor 10-year-old Lucas Nickle (Zach Tyler Eisen) can’t get a break.

            Recently moved to a new city with his family, he hasn’t made a single friend. He gets nothing but grief from his teenage sister, Tiffany (Allison Mack), and not a whole lot of attention lately from his parents (Cheri Oteri and Larry Miller), who are busy planning their big anniversary weekend trip to Puerto Vallarta. Meanwhile, his loving but kinda kooky grandmother Mommo (Lily Tomlin) spends all her time trying to protect...

            "Black Cat" Kimama na neko

              • R
              • 25 min
              • Animation

              The assault on Eden concludes.

              "Minoriteam" Illegal Aliens

                • PG-13
                • 93 min
                • Animation

                "The X's" Accidental Hero/Untied

                  • Unrated
                  • 90 min
                  • Animation