Hodja is a boy from Pjort, who borrows a flying carpet to see the world. In return he has to find and return "diamond" to her grandfather. The all-eating Sultan wants to get his hands on Hodjas flying carpet.
The true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history.
Helena Bonham Carter,
A story from the age of valiant knights, beautiful princesses, and evil sorcerers. Ruslan, an artist who dreams of becoming a knight, meets and falls in love with the beautiful Mila, without realizing that she is the King's daughter.
When a real estate development invades his Arctic home, Norm and his three lemming friends head to New York City, where Norm becomes the mascot of the corporation in an attempt to bring it down from the inside and protect his homeland.
I had really high hopes for this film when I saw the advert graphic on netflix and read the summary. I thought this would be a nice Christmas film to put on to pass the time. I am a huge fan of animation everything from Disney to indie films. This film is just off and seems very half hearted. It's about 50% good animation with lovely texture and 50% terrible and completely lifeless. The main character lacks texture and it seems almost as if they couldn't quite give him a full character profile, sadly he is very dull to watch. Yet, the sidekick has beautiful flowing texture and seems fully rounded as a character. She is far more likeable and is fun to watch. The script was OK but had far too many adult life references in certain areas. Now I enjoy that in children's films because it makes for fun viewing for the adults but, without good animation it is impossible for the adults to stay interested enough to enjoy them, only the kids are still watching and it will be lost on them. I have no issues with the story but it is a a huge shame that everything else in the film only half complimented it. Such a shame as we had high hopes for viewing. I see it would be a great attempt but it really is just that, an attempt.
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