JINGLING ALL THE WAY TO THE OLD DALMATIAN FARM

A new genre may be aborning--the animated feature for which no one has to go to the trouble of drawing all those millions of cels. The wondrous Babe, with its seamless blend of live footage, mechanical and visual effects and uplifting sentiment, pioneered the idea; 101 Dalmatians (which, of course, remakes one of pure animation's classics) cheerfully expands the territory; and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has always seemed more of a cartoon character than an actor anyway, may be about to Jingle All the Way to the bank with his variation on it.

Primary colors and primal emotions, innocently resourceful heroes and...

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