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Donkey Xote (2007)

PG  |   |  Animation, Family  |  5 December 2007 (Spain)
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This is a true adventure comedy. The donkey, Rucio, tells the true story of Don Quixote and defends the idea that he wasnt mad... See full synopsis »

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Credited cast:
Andreu Buenafuente ...
Sancho (voice)
David Fernández ...
Rocinante (voice)
Sonia Ferrer ...
Dulcinea (voice)
José Luis Gil ...
Quijote (voice)
Jordi González ...
Narrador (voice)
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Sansón (voice)
Joe Lewis ...
Rucio (voice)
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Robert Paterson ...
James Phillips ...
Sancho (voice)
Luis Posada ...
Rucio (voice)
Joshua Zamrycki ...
James Rooster (voice)
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This is a true adventure comedy. The donkey, Rucio, tells the true story of Don Quixote and defends the idea that he wasnt mad... See full synopsis »

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Rated PG for mild language, some rude humor and violence | See all certifications »

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When they get to Barcelona, in the tent there is a spring clothespin holding up a mirror. This type of clothespin wasn't invented until 1853, by David M. Smith of Springfield, Vermont. See more »

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Who the hell wrote this?
5 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

While the animation and style of the movie aren't half bad, in fact (besides of background stuff and vegetation not exactly moving much and the characters seeming lifeless every now and then) it seems better than a lot other animated movies (except anything by Pixar or Dreamworks of course).

That said the writing is horrible, mainly because the story doesn't seem to make any sense WHATSOEVER. From what I gathered it seems to play a few years after Don Quixote's fight against the windmills and all of his adventures and the movie is to about 50% about Sancho's Donkey (thus called Donkey Xote). The actions and traits of the characters deviate from one scene to another and the story even gets into the bizarre at times.

For example we got a "bad guy", that isn't really evil... more conflicted or confused cause he wants to get famous. And he seems to be the kind of guy that believes the best way to make you leave a city would be to make everyone else disappear so you feel unwelcome, then block all the rivers and burn all the food so you'll have to leave after a while instead of say throwing you out directly... and while that might have some sort of style it's illogical and this movie is riddled with similar stuff. Also there's some of his minions that want to kill some of the protagonists at one point and after the heroes managed to save themselves, there doesn't seem to be any grudge and both parties just walk away.

With a decent script this could've been a nice animated movie similar to say Shrek but as it stands right now it's somewhere between a 3-4 for me.


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