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Sneaks 2003 | Animation

Oh, the places we'll go

Including remakes and originals, sequels and prequels, plus several Episodes 3 of three, almost 300 titles represent more than most people can see. Organized roughly by genre, movies of 2003 are dominated by drama, but comedy and action have traction; so do documentaries, horror and thrillers and "Bears." Oh my.

January 19, 2003|Richard Cromelin and Kevin Crust

Bears. Joaquin Phoenix gives voice to Kenai, a Native American teen who is transformed into a bear in a spiritual test. Phil Collins provides songs and co-writes the score with Mark Mancina. Other voices include Jeremy Suarez, D.B. Sweeney, Michael Clarke-Duncan, Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, Estelle Harris. Walt Disney, Nov. 7

Cowboy Bebop. Film version of popular Japanese animated sci-fi series. IDP/Samuel Goldwyn, April 4

The Jungle Book 2. Mowgli encounters old friends and old perils when he returns to the jungle from his new home with humans. The animated sequel features John Goodman as the voice of Baloo the bear. Directed by Steve Trenbirth. Walt Disney, Feb. 14

Lil' Pimp. Animation strictly for adults. Writers-directors Mark Brooks and Peter Gilstrap transfer to the big screen their Flash-animated Internet comic about a suburban boy who discovers a world of risque characters. Voice talent ranges from Lil' Kim to William Shatner. Columbia/Revolution, July 11

Piglet's Big Movie. Carly Simon supplies songs as Pooh, Tigger and company search for their missing friend. Walt Disney, March 21

The Rugrats Meet the Wild Thornberrys. Rugrats dog Spike's first words are voiced by Bruce Willis in this rain forest encounter between Nickelodeon's first families. Paramount, June 13

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas. Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer and Joseph Fiennes provide voices for this adventure directed by Tim Johnson ("Antz") and Patrick Gilmore. DreamWorks, June 27

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