CINEMA: THERE'S TUMULT IN TOON TOWN

FOR 60 YEARS, THE ANIMATED FEATURE WAS A DISNEY MONOPOLY. NOW RIVAL STUDIOS ARE MUSCLING IN, LED BY FOX WITH A WINSOME ANASTASIA

It is a rite-of-passage saga fit for a cartoon classic. Plucky kids dream of breathless adventures in a rainbow kingdom. They will be animators, spin magical musical tales for children of all ages and make pots of money in video and burger tie-ins. But standing guard before the cartoon castle is the evil Cruella Di Sney. "The animated-feature franchise is mine, all mine!" she thunders. "Nobody does it better, and nobody better try."

Will the daring insurgents storm the castle and free the people from the tyrant's cloying clutches? Or will they discover that, gee, the people really like Di Sney's...