Wreck-It Ralph will definitely appeal to the "gamers" in the audience; however its overall appeal will be limited. There just isn't enough heart in the characters or the story to make Wreck-It Ralph more than just a passing enjoyment.
Is it really the end of the line for hand-drawn animation at Walt Disney Studios? That was the conclusion that many in Hollywood reached late last year. But that wasn't how John Kahrs saw this situation.
Disney's new film Tangled -- the studio's fiftieth animated feature -- manages to be romantic, musical, moving -- and outstandingly funny. Don't skip it simply because it's made in computer-animated 3D.
This episode features interviews with Don Hahn and Peter Schneider of Waking Sleeping Beauty, the documentary that looks at how, in 1984, the Disney Company sought to revivify their moribund animation division.