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January 20, 2002

Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights. The star takes on three voices in this comedy about a party animal thrust into a youth basketball league. (Columbia) (Nov. 27)

Hey Arnold! The Movie. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Lloyd and Paul Sorvino provide the voices for the big-screen edition of the Nickelodeon series about the boy with a football-shaped head. Directed by Tuck Tucker. (Paramount) (Summer)

Ice Age. Mammoth, saber-toothed tiger, sloth and "scrat" confront the big chill in this computer-animated adventure. (Fox) (March 15)

Lilo & Stitch. Tale of a Hawaiian girl and her dog, which is actually a most-wanted extraterrestrial. Songs by Elvis Presley (?!), directed by Chris Sanders and Dean Deblois. (Disney) (June 21)

Metropolis. Futuristic cautionary Japanese anime tale based on classic comic by Osamu Tezuka, and rendered in traditional cel and computer animation. (TriStar) (Jan. 25)

Powerpuff Girls: The Movie. The TV series' creator, Craig McCracken, directs the big-screen debut of Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup. (Warner Bros.) (July)

Return to Never Land. Grown-up Wendy's daughter embarks on her own adventures past the second star to the right as Peter Pan, Capt. Hook and the rest return. Directed by Robin Budd. (Disney) (Feb. 15)

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimmaron. A Hans Zimmer score and Bryan Adams songs accompany the adventures of a heroic steed on the American frontier. (DreamWorks) (May 24)

Treasure Planet. The team behind "The Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and "Hercules" propels this interstellar retelling of "Treasure Island." (Walt Disney) (Nov. 27)

The Wild Thornberrys. Another Nickelodeon cartoon comes to theaters, with Rupert Everett and Lynn Redgrave among the voices of the wayfaring nature documentarians. (Paramount) (November-December)

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