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The ti­tle gives this an­i­mated, Nick­elodeon-co­pro­duced fea­ture a lot to live up to ... and it gets there a fair amount of the way, though it also has a rather un­set­tling un­der­cur­rent in the ill­ness suf­fered by the cen­tral char­ac­ter’s mother (voice of Jen­nifer Garner), which sen­si­tive young­sters could be quite up­set by. Mom and her daugh­ter June (voice of Brianna Den­ski) have con­jured up shared thoughts of a fan­tas­tic amuse­ment park called Won­der­land, where vir­tu­ally ev­ery­thing is pos­si­ble. Af­ter her mother’s med­i­cal sit­u­a­tion prompts her fa­ther (voice of Matthew Brod­er­ick) to send June to camp, the girl goes AWOL and ul­ti­mately ends up at the ac­tual Won­der­land, which isn’t quite as mag­i­cal as she and Mom en­vi­sioned it. Mila Ku­nis, John Oliver, Ken Jeong and Ke­nan Thomp­son are among those who voice the an­i­mals that staff the place, and that can use all the help in restoring it that they can get. And yes, June is on board for that. ★★★

(PG: AS) (Also on Blu-ray and On De­mand)

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