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Melanie Lynskey
Welcome to a land of enchantment in 'Over the Garden Wall'
Welcome to a land of enchantment in 'Over the Garden Wall'

The first thing to say about Patrick McHale's Cartoon Network miniseries "Over the Garden Wall," after noting that it is beautiful to behold and worth the while of anyone interested in contemporary animation, is that it has been made in a two-dimensional, hand-drawn, hand-painted style virtually extinct in American cartoon features. It comes in 10 parts, airing two by two Monday through Friday. Each segment lasts 11 minutes, the length of a typical cartoon short; together, they make a 110-minute self-contained movie. I don't mean to suggest that some fine films haven't been rendered in 3-D — or that some terrible ones haven't been drawn by hand. But...

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