A fantastic journey sometimes begins with one tiny little hop. Ribbit is a frog with an identity crisis. Unlike frogs, he hates hopping and has a strong aversion to water. Feeling a misfit, he is full of questions about his life... and so together with his best friend, a flying squirrel, he embarks on a soul-searching journey in search of the truth and his rightful place in this world. Set amongst the breathtaking backdrop of the Amazon rainforest, they surge ahead in their quest for the answer to life's mysteries... encountering a zany variety of colourful characters, both friend and foe, along the way. Confusion reigns when Ribbit is accidently hypnotised. Is Ribbit a human prince trapped in a frog's body by an evil curse... or is he merely a confused colourful denizen of the jungle?Written by
Dr Shireen M Hashim
Ribbit. A solid/fine animated film that deserves a solid recomendation to families.
This is a cute charming emotional animated film with positive messages about friendship, heroism, saving the endangerd species, and being different is the best (if you should them what you are made of). The friendship between ribbit and sandy is handled very well just like real life friends, very authentic, & feels realistic, so you can relate to those main characters. The voice cast is absolutley wonderful & so is the voice acting, but some of the accents are not a perfect fit for the location (the Amazon Rainforest), Australian,german,indian,& French. There are moments where the characters say words that are not real words, 2 moments of the dialogue said from sandy does not make sense & needs to be fixed. Also the bat is a somwhat unlikable character because he is a slow thinker & he makes characters fools of themselves to believe him, & Terrance the toucan voiced by Tim Curry has a laugh that might be poorly directed. The animation went from very nice to top-notch. The music score reflects the mood & narration, & focuses on the mood & narration perfectly. The music score also has full of life. Somtimes a movie with 2 heros & 2 villains heighten's up the good vs evil scale, & it works well. Ribbit the poison dart frog & Sandy the flying squirrel. The Witch Doctor & Kai the Caiman. The story/plot of the movie is good at best because it is very simple to follow (all you have to do is know what the movie is about), & also the story brings in a message about...well, you already know. So the plot of the film makes sense, & it works. Overall: a family film recomended for families and animal lovers.
This film is suitable/appropriate/O.K for kids 6 and up.
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