It's always disappointing when an animated feature film that requires so much time, money, and creative energy misfires. This story is both predictable and derivative, much of the humor seems forced, and there are stereotypes a-plenty. Also, the sheer number of characters, events, and battles is unrelenting. A misguided father, the memory of a brave grandfather, a rich and spoiled damsel, three idiosyncratic "trainers," an evil knight and his sashaying accomplice, a barmaid, a barkeep, two ogre-like bouncers, a sorcerer, a kindly grandmother, a comic dragon-crocodile, and a preening cavalier (Antonio Banderas, who provides some real comic moments and is listed as a producer), all impact the plot. It's dense, loud, and sometimes confusing. Still, kids who like silliness, adventure, and a jam-packed story may find this movie entertaining.