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Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Review


Weak
Here's an experiment that has worked in the past (The Adventures of Milo and Otis) but which doesn't quite fly this time out.

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale -- like all live-action kiddie-fare about animals with human voices -- is about a lost baby elephant and his presumably incredible journey to find his way back home to mom. While Whispers might look like a real baby elephant on your TV set, he has a real human voice (that sounds remarkably like Babe the pig's) -- only his lips don't really move when he talks. Niether do the other animals, who communicate with more sarcasm than you'll find in the typical episode of Friends.

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Whispers: An Elephant's Tale Review


Weak
Here's an experiment that has worked in the past (The Adventures of Milo and Otis) but which doesn't quite fly this time out.

Whispers: An Elephant's Tale -- like all live-action kiddie-fare about animals with human voices -- is about a lost baby elephant and his presumably incredible journey to find his way back home to mom. While Whispers might look like a real baby elephant on your TV set, he has a real human voice (that sounds remarkably like Babe the pig's) -- only his lips don't really move when he talks. Niether do the other animals, who communicate with more sarcasm than you'll find in the typical episode of Friends.

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Review


Extraordinary
Wouldn't it be great if you could just build a rocket ship and fly up, up, and away when your parents tell you to stop peeing in the shower, make you go to bed before A-Team is over, or confiscate your Playboy collection?

If you were Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, all of that would be possible, plus you'd have voice-activated cup holders. Not that you would actually use voice-activated cup holders or even find room for them on your homemade rocket ship. Besides, you'd be too busy battling green, goopy things called Yokians who have kidnapped your parents and are preparing to feed them to their pagan god on a distant planet.

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Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius Review


Good

When brainy, bobble-headed computer-toon hero Jimmy Neutron tells his mom he's contacted alien life forms in "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," she's taken aback by his disobedience.

"Jimmy," she scolds, "how many times have I told you not to talk to strangers?"

It's a moment that defines the wit and whimsy of this spirited CGI kiddie creation, which is absolutely popping with personality and prodigious production design.

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Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Movie Review

Wouldn't it be great if you could just build a rocket ship and fly up,...

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius Movie Review

Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius Movie Review

When brainy, bobble-headed computer-toon hero Jimmy Neutron tells his mom he's contacted alien life forms...

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