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'Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart' beats with imagination
'Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart' beats with imagination

"Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" continues the recent string of European filmmakers producing small but interesting animated films for a fraction of the cost of a U.S. production. "Cuckoo-Clock" never reaches the level of "The Secret of Kells" or "Ernest & Celestine," but it offers some handsome, imaginative visuals. Co-director Mathias Malzieu adapted the script from his fey novel "La Mécanique du Coeur." Jack (voiced by Orlando Seale, sounding older than the character is supposed to be) is born on the coldest day in the world in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1874. When his heart freezes, Dr. Madeline (Barbara Scaff) implants a tiny...

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