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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 75
    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    It all adds up to a cheekier "Lion King" on a lower budget. But what you miss in spectacle you will make up in laughs. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The movie features a musical score aimed more at boomer parents than their tykes. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A clever feature-length cartoon just as entertaining as the hit Nickelodeon series on which it is based. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    So well intentioned that its flaws may be generously overlooked by parents desperately planning activities for school breaks. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Lively characters, snappy dialogue, and snazzy visuals make this an uncommonly fine animation. show more

  • 88
    Loren King Chicago Tribune

    With braces on her teeth and preteen gawkiness, Eliza's a nerdy girl on the surface, but her backbone and chutzpah manage to save human and animal family alike. Move over Bond; this girl deserves a sequel. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    An energetic and eccentric animated cartoon. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Smart, funny and good-looking animation. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Fans of the animated wildlife adventure show will be in warthog heaven; others need not necessarily apply. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Moderately witty children's entertainment. show more

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