Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian’s plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the center of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe where pointy-headed (and dishonest!) creatures live. Each speedy character is voiced — and animated — as if their very air contains both amphetamines and laughing gas. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier mâché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone? —Cannes Film Festival
Easily one of the best times I've ever had with a stop-motion animation feature film. Short, odd and incredibly smart. The animation was kind of off-putting for the first few minutes, but then it just adds to the laughs. I wish every animation director would put this much energy into their films.
"Ricky, the latest film by François Ozon to receive release in the United States, is so chock full of tonal and generic shifts that