Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss is a fully animated feature fantasy about two star crossed seals from warring families that fall in love against their parents' wishes. When Juliet's ... See full summary »
Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss is a fully animated feature fantasy about two star crossed seals from warring families that fall in love against their parents' wishes. When Juliet's father gives her hand in marriage to the monstrous elephant seal Prince, Juliet must fake her death in order to be reunited with Romeo. But the plan goes afoul and it's a desperate race to the end. With the help of their friends Friar Lawrence and Kissy, the kissing fish, the day is saved and the young lovers are reunited. Romeo & Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss is the ageless tale of love and prejudice set in an undersea world. A film that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Written by
Was animated by one man: Phil Nibbelink. Nibbelink mainly used Macromedia Flash 4 and Moho (now Anime Studio). To maintain the hand-drawn animation look and feel, a Wacom tablet was used to draw the characters frame-by-frame. Moho was only used for over-the-shoulder and crowd shots. See more »
[after rolling in white sand]
And voila, I am a Capulet!
Great, you look just like a Capulet. We're gonna die!
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When people criticize this film, they probably forget that this is a children's film. It is just a very sweet children's film based on "Romeo and Juliet" and the characters are seals (save Friar Lawrence, who is an otter). Kids will not enjoy films where a great deal of characters die and they will not enjoy a live action film about lovers.
Even though I'm not a kid, however, I very much enjoyed this film - partly because I remembered that this was made for children. I also enjoyed it because of the way it was made: the plot, the animation and the characters. The songs are also sweet, but forgettable. The way one man made this film pretty much all by himself is worth giving credit for. I imagine that about 95% of the human population could not manage that.
You will probably know the story of Romeo and Juliet, there are two feuding families and a boy and a girl, both from the feuding families, fall in love with each other. Well, this film is like that, only with seals.
I recommend this to people who do not mind Shakespeare being very much adapted on and to every little kid who likes animated films and seals. Enjoy "Romeo and Juliet: Sealed With a Kiss"! :-)
P.S "The Lion King II" is WAY more adapted from "Romeo and Juliet" and no-one criticizes that film because of it.
P.P.S Last time I checked (which was when I watched it today), the whole of this film was available on Youtube, so you can watch it on there.
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