After a seemingly endless parade of animated films about creatures that otherwise would be inanimate, it's actually kind of a relief to see that filmmakers are using the medium to tell stories about anthropomorphized creatures that happen to be anthropomorphic to begin with.

'Megamind' is based on an original idea rather than an existing comic book or graphic novel, but it nevertheless explores the physics, logic and imagery of that universe with equal creativity and energy. Beautifully rendered and well-acted by the likes of Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Brad Pitt, DreamWorks' latest is one of the year's better animated films, and it offers a surprisingly engrossing nature-versus-nurture question about those mythic origin stories: are heroes born, or are they made?
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