Following a premonition, Mia sets out on a cross continental journey, though mountains and jungles in search of her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. The Migoo have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site – and now together with Mia they join in a fight to find Mia’s father and save the Tree, with the future of life on Earth hanging in the balance.
I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to see the latest movie from the distributors of The Secret of Kells. Famous French animator Jacques-Rémy Girerd does a splendid job in offering a gorgeously stunning masterpiece in a style like no other I’ve seen before. My husband even commented on the style of the animation saying it was really different and quite like a painting come to life! And in fact it was, from an astounding 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation that clearly invoke Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne!
The story of this movie about a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction. What an adventure this story takes you on and every step of the way keeping the attention of children as well as their parents. I was extremely eager to find out how this little girl in the story would find her Dad and if the broken relationships of the other main characters would be mended and in what way.
Voices of the characters include Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, James Woods and Wallace Shawn. Bonus features include “Making of” Featurette & an Interview with the Director. Total movie runtime is 91 minutes long. And since it’s rated PG, you might want to screen it before your children see it just to make sure it falls under your lines of an okay flick. There are some suspenseful and scary moments so be for-warned. But overall it’s a enjoyable movie with strong message of caring for the world around you and holding those near and dear close.
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