The fairy tale is a bit of a lost artform, but the Brothers Grimm would be proud of the effort made by Shane Acker. None of your sanitized fairy godmother stuff here. Just the same, while the production design is stunningly well done and joins a number of recent films in demonstrating how awesome animation has become in its execution, the story is very tired. Oh, Lord, so tired.
I suppose the basic premise can never be overstated: technology without a soul is harmful to all living things. But that is about it.
Sorry, Mr. Burton, And doubly so to your prot