Fifteen years after Toy Story, computer animation arguably reaches its omega with this derivative tale of two wolves kept apart by their pack’s rigid class system. Long is a likeable presence (he has previously voiced Alvin the chipmunk), but he and the rest of the cast are at the mercy of low-grade animation, helpfully blurred for its faux-3D incarnation, and a hopeless script – the poster tagline (‘Pack man’, with a picture of a wolf) is emblematic of the weakness of the writing. Very young children may forgive the flaws and enjoy the adventure, but frankly they’d be better off renting Balto. A howling disappointment.
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