ICE AGE: A star-studded cast provides the voices for the prehistoric creatures in this computer-animated feature set 20,000 years ago as the Ice Age approaches. Seemingly antisocial Manny, a woolly mammoth (voiced by Ray Romano), acts as if he just wants to be left alone. When he meets Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo), a sloth, the two become unlikely traveling companions. The plot thickens when the two find a human infant and decide to try to return the child to its "herd." Manny slowly but surely reveals his heart of gold, while Sid continues to provide comic relief. Diego (voiced by Denis Leary), a saber-tooth tiger with ulterior motives, soon joins them in their search for the humans. Ultimately, this group of misfits becomes its own herd, learning about friendship and loyalty as they brave snow, ice, freezing temperatures, predators, hail, and even boiling lava pits. All the while, a saber-tooth squirrel, Scat, provides comic relief as he valiantly struggles with an acorn. A well-written, humorous script and endearing characters mesh well with the state-of-the-art technology and effects. Other stars lending their voices to the feature include Goran Visnjic, Jack Black, and Jane Krakowski.
THUMBELINA: Hans Christian Andersen's tale is brought to life in this animated adaptation. When tiny Thumbelina is born to the widow Hobbs, Percival the Pig grows jealous and has a bullfrog kidnap the tiny girl. Her adventures bring her in contact with all sorts of unusual characters.
BARTOK THE MAGNIFICENT: Bartok, the lovable albino bat from Don Bluth and Gary Goldman's ANASTASIA, returns in BARTOK THE MAGNIFICENT, his own animated musical adventure. Propelled on a hero's journey, Bartok (Hank Azaria) must rescue the young heir to the Russian throne, Prince Ivan (Phillip Van Dyke). However, he must first deal with the shady Ludmilla (Catherine O'Hara), who wants the throne for herself, and face a series of tasks and adventures set for him by the wacky--and possibly evil--witch of the Iron Forest, Baba Yaga (Andrea Martin). Bartok's odyssey is marked by imaginative scenery, catchy songs, comic characters (including sidekick Zozi the bear, as voiced by Kelsey Grammer), and, most of all, the bat's own funny and neurotic commentary.