...manages to be a charming little movie, nothing to write home about but a perfectly acceptable way to while away a rainy Sunday afternoon with the child, or children, in your life.
...entertaining and sometimes exciting--a promising launch for Fox's new animation studio, which has declared war on Disney.
...is easily the best non-Disney animated movie in recent memory, and it is good enough to rival such titles as The Lion King and Aladdin.
...there is much for tots to enjoy: decent songs, an amusing script and some surprisingly imaginative animation.
...a beautifully animated musical that attempts to conjure up the shimmering fairy-tale wonder of...the demise of imperial Russia.