Another Pixar winner.
The animation was on par w/ their previous ones. The characters were definitely animated but the scenery was almost indistinguishable from real life. The 3D effects gave me a few instances of vertigo.
Story: Started out fairly cookie cutter. Princess who doesn't fit the mold and takes steps. Finds a witch to cast a spell. You know the drill.
Then it takes a turn for the surreal w/ the usual Pixar bizarre humor thrown in to the mix. Some definite darker characters than in previous films.
I took all three of the powers and they sat enraptured during the entire film, including 5thpower who is 4 1/2.
Definitely worth a theater visit and will be rented to catch whatever I missed the first time through.