First screened in May 2016
Directors: Byron Howard and Rich Moore. Voice Cast: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, J.K. Simmons, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, Shakira, Nate Torrence, Don Lake, Alan Tudyk, Octavia Spencer, Tommy Chong, Della Saba, Raymond S. Persi. Screenplay: Jared Bush and Phil Johnston (based on an original screen story by Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush, Jim Reardon, Josie Trinidad, Phil Johnston, and Jennifer Lee).

Twitter Capsule: Remarkably high laugh count. Smarts and charm, too. Overplotted? Flagged at the end. But I loved hanging out with Judy.

VOR:   One of few animated movies to sell socially conscious message without getting earnest or contradictory, while maintaining major entertainment value.

Photo © 2016 Walt Disney Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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