A DreamWorks entry into the animation division to compete against Disney’s over-extended reign.While a movie such a Shrek (DreamWorks also) surely gains some extra ground in its scathing parody and in-jokes of Disney-related characters and paraphenilia, had the references been omitted for strictly made-up replacements, the movie was still a clever, inventive comedy that didn’t find itself limited to the enjoyment of children. Spirit could hardly been seen as competition; not only is it restrained to a very youthful crowd, based on it’s lack of excitement and simplicity of story, but any kid who can begin to follow the coherency of a motion picture would be bored by this movie’s restrictive participation. It’s a would-be western about a wild horse — who doesn’t speak — that is first captured by the evil white man, and then borrowed by the good Indian. Aside from the abecedarian artwork, falling along the lines of an under-budgeted TV cartoon, the exiguous story that is offered is likely in most cases to be rejected and returned.
With the voice of Matt Damon.[Not to be bothered with.]