Dreamworks Family Animated Movie Collection

Overview

Screenwriter John Fusco returns to the Western themes of his previous films Young Guns and Thunderheart with this animated children's adventure from Dreamworks. Matt Damon supplies the voice of Spirit, a wild Mustang stallion living free in the Old West of the late 19th century, where he's captured by human horse traders and sold to a cavalry regiment at a frontier outpost. There, a cruel colonel voice of James Cromwell nearly succeeds in breaking the willful horse, but not quite. Spirit escapes in the company of...
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Overview

Screenwriter John Fusco returns to the Western themes of his previous films Young Guns and Thunderheart with this animated children's adventure from Dreamworks. Matt Damon supplies the voice of Spirit, a wild Mustang stallion living free in the Old West of the late 19th century, where he's captured by human horse traders and sold to a cavalry regiment at a frontier outpost. There, a cruel colonel voice of James Cromwell nearly succeeds in breaking the willful horse, but not quite. Spirit escapes in the company of another captive, Little Creek voice of Daniel Studi, a Native American youth that tries to possess the magnificent animal by more humane means, but Spirit refuses to bend to human will even when he makes the acquaintance of Little Creek's beautiful and fiercely loyal mare, Rain. After he saves Little Creek's life in an Army raid, Spirit believes that the gravely injured Rain has perished after a tumble over a waterfall. Despondent, the horse is captured again by humans, enslaved this time for work in a pack team on the transcontinental railroad. Undaunted by the tragedies that befall him, Spirit manages to escape for a reunion with Little Creek, Rain, and his long-lost brethren. Featuring songs by rock singer Bryan Adams, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron departs from other examples of its genre in that the horse protagonists do not speak or sing; only Spirit's voice is heard as voice-over narration.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
From the wild frontier and the Promised Land to a buggy ant colony, this instant library of five of the most acclaimed animated films in recent years will transport viewers on wondrous adventures. The thoroughbred of this collection is Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, a stirring western saga told from the perspective of a fiercely independent mustang given voice by Matt Damon who meets a kindred spirit in a Lakota brave. Chicken Run, from the creators of the classic Wallace & Gromit shorts, is a claymation adventure that follows the best-laid plans of a chicken determined to escape from Tweedy Chicken Farm. Mel Gibson is at his cock-of-the-walk best as Rocky, a circus performer recruited to help the chickens fly the coop. The Road to El Dorado is more solid-gold entertainment, with Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh making like Hope and Crosby as the voices of two con men who are mistaken for gods when they come upon the mythical city of El Dorado. The computer-animated Antz, which preceded Disney's A Bug's Life, boasts a stellar voice cast, including Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Lopez, and Woody Allen as -- what else? -- a neurotic, discontented ant but one with really good ideas. The biblical epic Prince of Egypt is also blessed with a distinguished voice cast, including Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Patrick Stewart, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Danny Glover, and Steve Martin. What all five of these films have in common is that they are not just kid stuff and will appeal to all ages with their state-of-the-art animation and sophisticated storytelling.
Barnes & Noble - Patricia Kim O'Cone
A coop full of tender chickens attempt to fly for freedom in the newest claymation creation from Nick Park and Peter Lord, whose U.K.-based Aardman Animations is known for its wildly popular Wallace & Gromit series. After several unsuccessful attempts to escape the chicken farm of vicious Mrs. Tweedy voiced by Miranda Richardson, a snappy hen named Ginger Julia Sawalha thinks she finds the answer to her prayers in the form of a Yankee Doodle Dandy named Rocky Mel Gibson, who can supposedly fly. But can the charming rooster save the hens from their imminent doom -- being diced for pot pies? Intelligent execution of a witty story makes this farmhouse allegory vastly entertaining, and it's enhanced all the more by a colorful cast of characters and clever references to films like The Great Escape. Simultaneously humorous and touching, Chicken Run's visual and technical magic is wholly cinematic in scope, a perfect example of the animation niche Aardman has carved for itself. Although not always the fun-filled children's romp you would expect -- several allusions to the tragedies of World War II are made -- Chicken Run still strikes home on many levels. And after only one viewing, you may think twice before eating another chicken pot pie.
Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
The Road to El Dorado is beset with bumps and curves. On the one hand, the animation is outstanding. Another plus: Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh are in their hammy element as the voices of con men Tulio and Miguel, a kind of 16th-century Hope and Crosby. On the other hand, the songs by Elton John and Tim Rice are not their finest, and the plot -- not unlike the old Hope and Crosby films -- won't win any awards. The bantering duo take advantage of a golden opportunity to become rich when they discover the mythical city of El Dorado and are mistaken for gods. Parents wondering how an animated movie earns a PG rating should take note of the intense encounters with supernatural beasts, skinny-dipping, human sacrifice, and the provocative figure of seductive villager Chel Rosie Perez. Mind you, she's got nothing on Dorothy Lamour.

The Road to El Dorado is beset with bumps and curves. On the one hand, the animation is outstanding. Another plus: Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branagh are in their hammy element as the voices of con men Tulio and Miguel, a kind of 16th-century Hope and Crosby. On the other hand, the songs by Elton John and Tim Rice are not their finest, and the plot -- not unlike the old Hope and Crosby films -- won't win any awards. The bantering duo take advantage of a golden opportunity to become rich when they discover the mythical city of El Dorado and are mistaken for gods. Parents wondering how an animated movie earns a PG rating should take note of the intense encounters with supernatural beasts, skinny-dipping, human sacrifice, and the provocative figure of seductive villager Chel Rosie Perez. Mind you, she's got nothing on Dorothy Lamour.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • UPC: 678149089929
  • Rating:

  • Source: Dreamworks Animated
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / DTS
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Fran├žais
  • Time: 6:53:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
1. Young Spirit
2. Leader of His Herd
3. The Journey Begins
4. Spirit Meets Man
5. A Strange New Place
6. You Can't Break Me
7. This One Seemed Different
8. The Great Escape
9. Indian Camp
10. Rain's World
11. Torn Two Ways
12. "Go Home"
13. The Cavalry Attacks
14. Remember Who You Are
15. Master Plan
16. Breaking Free
17. Leap of Faith
18. Farewell My Friend
19. The Return
20. End Credits
Side #2 -- Chicken Run
1. No Chicken Escapes From Tweedy's Farm [4:21]
2. Opening Titles [2:49]
3. Eggless Edwina [3:41]
4. Nick and Fetcher at Your Service [1:44]
5. They're Organized [1:48]
6. Operation Cover-Up [3:42]
7. The Lone Free Ranger [4:44]
8. Teach Us to Fly [4:15]
9. Poultry in Motion [4:13]
10. Special Delivery [3:46]
11. We Need More Thrust [4:37]
12. Roll Call [3:57]
13. Shake Those Tail Feathers [4:03]
14. It's a Pie Machine [2:02]
15. Chickens Go In, Pies Comes Out [4:26]
16. I Don't Want to Be a Pie [4:00]
17. Rocky's Secret Is Revealed [4:25]
18. Building the Plane [4:15]
19. The Escape [2:37]
20. Ready for Take Off [3:36]
21. We're Flying [2:48]
22. Bombs Away [1:54]
23. Chikin Sanctuary [1:18]
24. The Chicken or the Egg (End Credits) [5:04]
Side #3 -- Antz
1. Insignificantz (Main Titles) [6:21]
2. The General's Plan [2:23]
3. Princess Bala [2:07]
4. A Better Place [3:00]
5. Invitation to the Dantz [3:26]
6. Like Being in Love [2:56]
7. The New Soldier [3:54]
8. Termites! [2:07]
9. The New Worker [2:20]
10. One Survivor [2:49]
11. A War Hero? [4:08]
12. A Little Near Death Experience [4:51]
13. Z the Legend [1:47]
14. This Desert Thing [3:02]
15. The Workers Rebellion [2:40]
16. The Plastic-Wrapped Paradise [3:10]
17. Terror From Above [2:28]
18. Where's Z? [2:02]
19. Insectopia! [4:54]
20. Kidnapped by Cutter [3:55]
21. Bala's Hero [2:46]
22. A Colony in Crisis [3:35]
23. The Flood [3:14]
24. Cutter's Way [1:40]
25. Z Revival [1:59]
26. End Titles [5:06]
Side #4 -- The Prince of Egypt
1. Deliver Us (Main Title) [4:15]
2. The River [3:59]
3. Chariot Race [2:53]
4. One Weak Link [2:26]
5. Rameses' Hiding Place [1:24]
6. Desert Flower [4:01]
7. You Are Our Brother [3:19]
8. All I Ever Wanted [2:01]
9. Hieroglyph Nightmare [1:32]
10. Sacrifice [1:45]
11. This Is Your Home [1:33]
12. Slavery [4:02]
13. The Sand Storm [4:07]
14. Through Heaven's Eyes [4:46]
15. Burning Bush [5:44]
16. The Mission [2:56]
17. Let My People Go [2:52]
18. Playing With the Big Boys [3:13]
19. Rameses vs. Moses [2:27]
20. Nile of Blood [5:46]
21. Plagues [3:02]
22. Ultimatum [4:01]
23. Death of the Firstborn [4:40]
24. When You Believe [5:26]
25. Parting the Red Sea [3:43]
26. The Closing of the Red Sea [3:05]
27. Goodbye Brother [2:19]
28. End Credits [7:15]
Side #5 -- The Road to El Dorado
1. El Dorado (Main Titles) [4:03]
2. Loaded Dice [3:19]
3. Stowaways [3:15]
4. Overboard [3:23]
5. Beached [3:17]
6. The Trail We Blazed [3:08]
7. Great Big Rock [3:29]
8. Entering El Dorado [1:07]
9. Stopping the Volcano [5:09]
10. Cheldorado [4:30]
11. It's Tough to Be a God [2:36]
12. A Proper Tribute [5:04]
13. Three Days [4:03]
14. Age of the Jaguar [1:46]
15. Without Question [2:17]
16. Tzekel-kan's Advice [2:17]
17. Play Ball [4:55]
18. No Sacrifices [1:35]
19. Gods Don't Bleed [3:17]
20. Tulio and Chel - Deal? [2:37]
21. Jaguar Attacks [4:43]
22. Tzekel-kan Emerges [1:31]
23. Friends Never Say Goodbye [3:09]
24. Cortes Approaches [2:16]
25. Got a Wave to Catch [2:47]
26. There's No El Dorado Here [1:25]
27. Follow That Trail [1:31]
28. Someday out of the Blue (End Credits) [6:42]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
   Special Features
      Learn to Draw Spirit With James Baxter
      The Animation of "Spirit"
      The Music of "Spirit"
      Make a Movie
      Storyboards
         Spirit's Capture
         The Colonel Rides Spirit
         Trail Wreck
         Spirit and Little Creek Jump the Canyon
         Commentary: On
         Commentary: Off
      Production Notes & Bios
         Production Notes
         Cast and Filmmakers
            Matt Damon
            James Cromwell
            Daniel Studi
            Kelly Asbury
            Lorna Cook
            Bryan Adams
            Kathy Altieri
            Nick Fletcher
            James Baxter
            Fabio Lignini
      Filmmakers' Commentary
      From DreamWorks Animation
      DWK: This Way to Play
         Make a Movie
         DVD-ROM Fun!
            Requirements
            Make a Movie
            Frontier Find
            Horse Sense
            Spirit Calendar Maker
            Cimarron Cinema
            Rain's Coloring Fun
            Hillside Glide
            Goal!!!
            Tall as a Horse
            Canyon Concentration
            Nickname Maker
            Teepee Tees
            Wild West Word Wrangle
         Set Top Games
            Cimarron Slam
               Play Game
            Mustang Derby
               Start Race
         Favorite Scenes
            Young Spirit
            Cougar Fight
            Horseshoes
            Breaking Spirit
            The Colonel Rides Spirit
            Cavalry Attack
            Train Wreck
            Leap of Faith
         Learn to Draw Spirit With James Baxter
   Set Up
      Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Audio: English 2.0 Dolby Surround
      Audio: French 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Audio: Spanish 2.0 Dolby Surround
      Audio: Filmmakers' Commentary
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: French
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: Commentary
      Subtitles: None
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
Side #2 -- Chicken Run
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Subtitles
      English Only Captions: On
      English Only Captions: Off
   Audio
      DTS-ES Digital Surround
      5.1 Dolby Digital
      2.0 Dolby Surround
   Special Features
      Panic Button
      Audio Commentary With Peter Lord & Nick Park
      Poultry in Motion: The Making of Chicken Run
      The Hatching of Chicken Run
      Read-Along
      Dvd-Rom
      Trailers & TV Spot
         Trailer 1
         Trailer 2
         TV Spot
         Sneak Preview
      Production Notes
      Cast & Crew
         Cast Bios
            Phil Daniels
            Lynn Ferguson
            Mel Gibson
            Tony Haygarth
            Jane Horrocks
            Miranda Richardson
            Julia Sawalha
            Timothy Spall
            Imelda Staunton
            Benjamin Whitrow
         Crew Bios
            Peter Lord
            Nick Park
            Dave Sproxton
            Jake Eberts
            Jeffrey Katzenberg
            Michael Rose
            Karey Kirkpatrick
            John Powell
            Harry Gregson-Williams
            Carla Shelley
            Dave Alex Riddett
            Mark Solomon
            Loyd Price
      Egg Hunt
   Panic Button
Side #3 -- Antz
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      Directors' Commentary
         Directors' Commentary: On
         Directors' Commentary: Off
      Production Featurette
      Basics of Computer Animation
      Antz Facial Animation
      Character Design
      TV Spots
      Cast & Crew
         Eric Darnell, Director
         Tim Johnson, Director
      Production Notes
      Theatrical Trailer
      DreamWorks Logo (DVD Credits)
Side #4 -- The Prince of Egypt
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      Directors' Commentary With Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, and Simon Wells
      The Making of The Prince of Egypt
      "When You Believe" Multi-Language Presentation
      The Basics of Animation: The Chariot Race
      Focus on Technical Effects
      The Prince of Egypt Art Gallery
      Trailer I
      Trailer II
      Sneak Preview Trailer
      Cast and Crew
         Val Kilmer as Moses
         Ralph Fiennes as Rameses
         Danny Glover as Jethro
         Sandra Bullock as Miriam
         Jeff Goldblum as Aaron
         Michelle Pfeiffer as Tzipporah
         Patrick Stewart as Pharaoh Seti
         Helen Mirren as the Queen
         Steve Martin as Hotep
         Martin Short as Huy
         Director Brenda Chapman
         Director Steve Hickner
         Director Simon Wells
         Producer Penney Finkelman Cox
         Producer Sandra Rabins
      Production Notes
   Audio
      5.1 Digital Surround
      2.0 Dolby Surround
   Subtitles
      English Only Captions: On
      English Only Captions: Off
Side #5 -- The Road to El Dorado
   Play Movie
   Scene Index
   Special Features
      The Making of "The Road to El Dorado"
      Feature Commentary With Directors Don Paul and Bibo Bergeron
      Read-Along
      Music Video: "Someday out of the Blue" by Elton John
      Theatrical Trailer
      The Basics of Animation: The Color Script
      Cast and Crew
         Tulio - Kevin Kline
         Miguel - Kenneth Branagh
         Chel - Rosie Perez
         Tzekel-kan - Armand Assante
         Chief Tannabok - Edward James Olmos
         Director - Eric "Bibo" Bergeron
         Director - Don Paul
         Producer - Bonne Radford
         Producer - Brooke Breton
         Executive Producer - Jeffrey Katzenberg
         Co-Executive Producer - Bill Damaschke
         Screenwriters - Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio
         Music - Elton John
         Lyrics - Tim Rice
         Composer - Hans Zimmer
         Composer - John Powell
         Production Designer - Christian Schellewald
         Art Director - Raymond Zibach
         Art Director - Paul Lasaine
         Art Director Wendell Luebbe
      Production Notes
      DVD-ROM
   Subtitles
      English Only Captions: On
      English Only Captions: Off
   Audio
      Feature Commentary With Directors Don Paul & Bibo Bergeron
      DTS Digital Surround
      5.1 Dolby Digital
      2.0 Dolby Surround
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