What do we have here? An animated film that might actually be funny? What a unique concept these days. This is why I enjoyed Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs more than I did Ponyo. yeah, heresy, I know, but I’m at least I’m confessing my sins. While a lot of animated films manage to appeal to a broad audience by combining childishness with a heavy dose of irony and pathos for the grown-ups, there’s a time-honored way to bring moviegoers of all ages together, dating back to the birth of Steamboat Willy — make everybody in the theater laugh. The animation style of Despicable Me reminds me of a golden age when artists were more than skilled technicians, but also had a keen sense of sight gags and visual wit.