Written and directed by Tom Beemer, it's no great surprise this is the only movie he ever made. It stars his kids, plus another father-son team, and it's just a glorified home movie.
The kids actually do fine, but elsewhere the acting is poor and the script, direction and production values are almost nonexistent. The special effects are fairly laughable, though footage of a volcanic eruption is spliced in OK.
On the other hand the scenery is nice, the animals are cute and well-trained (though they aren't required to do much), the songs aren't bad at all and the slapstick comedy, though crass and poorly timed, should amuse very young children.
This is a pleasant gentle and not too scary tale, suitable for the littlest ones, who may well like it a lot.
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