Face it, you haven't lived until you've seen a six-story-tall Homer Simpson belch and drool in three dimensions. Thanks to the brainiacs at Imax (who've developed a nifty technology that converts 2-D 'toons into glorious, eye-popping 3-D), you can dodge Homer drool and more at CyberWorld, a pastiche of eight computer-generated shorts, including a bit from The Simpsons' '95 Halloween special, the bar scene from Antz and the Pet Shop Boys' "Liberation" video.
This kid-friendly film doesn't have much in the way of cohesive narrative--the segments are part of the Galleria Animatica, a movie mall lorded over by the bumbling Phig (voiced by Jenna Elfman)--but plot ain't the point. This is purely about animation, deliciously dazzling digital cartoonage. The all-too-brief "Tonight's Performance" (a futuristic circus show) and "KraKKen" (an undersea odyssey set in alien waters) are the standouts and will make you forget the lame framing story that pits Phig against pesky computer bugs. Plus, there's Homer aplenty. Mmmm, Imax.
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