Dixie is a 13-year-old girl, unhappy with her life: five years ago her mother divorced from her father, a coroner, and in her college she is considered weird due to her gothic aspect. One night, Dixie suffers an accident when a tree crashes against her during a storm. Dixie wakes up later in the middle of a cemetery, turned in a zombie. With the help of Isis, an Egyptian mummy, and Gonner, a pirate zombie, Dixie tries to return to life, looking for Vitriol, a strange man who roams by the forest close to the cemetery. However, her search is followed by Negrida, an evil zombie witch who wants the Azoth, a mystical item which, according to the legend, will open the portal between the living world and the dead realm, giving Negrida the chance to accomplish her evil plans to invade the living world with her zombie armies.Written by
Piroska (Nigreda/Nebulosa's servant) and Ficzko (pirate zombie, called Gonner in the Spanish version) are loosely based in a manservant and a witch who helped Elizabeth Bathory, infamous Blood Countess, to kill more of 600 young girls to bath in their blood in order to preserve her youth. See more »
I enjoy all things zombie, and it was with some curiosity that I purchased "Daddy, I'm a Zombie", as I had never heard about it and as it was an animated movie.
The good thing about the movie is the Tim Burton-esque feel there is to the animation style. It is lacking the final dark touch to be up to Tim Burton's work, but aside from that, then the animation style here is actually quite good. However, there is just something about the animation itself that falters and sort of seem like it is missing a couple of frames here and there.
The characters in the movie were nice and likable, after all this is a PG rated movie, so the characters are just conveniently enough dark, twisted and morbid to be enjoyable even by an adult audience. However, bear in mind that this is not a regular zombie story or regular zombie movie.
The storyline is simple and straight forward, very easy to follow and understand, even for the younger audience. And the characters are portrayed in ways that it is very clear to see who is good and who is evil. Stereotypical? Yes, but for a PG rated movie it works out just well enough.
That being said, then "Daddy, I'm a Zombie" tends to be superficial and not really delving much into the various characters or story plot line. As such, then the movie is enjoyable a single time or so, and I doubt that I will be putting it on a second time. For an animated movie, then "Daddy, I'm a Zombie" is fun for the younger audience without being scary. However, it is no "Hotel Transylvania", though.
I was quite surprised to find out that this animated movie was produced and made in Spain. Which was actually a nice surprise.
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