Staying in Toon

This year a record number of animated features will be released. Here's a sneak peek at what's on the horizon.

To impress," insists Edna Mode, the diminutive fashionista of the Pixar smash The Incredibles, "you must express!" As Pixar melds with Disney, the big challenge will be to keep expressing originality in an increasingly cluttered field. There's a toon army on the march: this year a record number of animated features will be released, and coming up are the Shrek and Ice Age crews. Here's a sneak peek at what's on the horizon from animation's new power couple:

Pixar may follow its summer vehicle Cars with Ratatouille, a tale about a rat who lives in a fancy French restaurant. Little is...

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