Director : Jill Culton
Co- Director: Todd Wilderman
Producer(s) : Suzanne Buirgy and Peilin Chou
Voice Characters : Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin and Michelle Won
Genre : Animation/Comedy
Release Date : September 24, 2019 (Nigeria)
Awesome-O-Metre : 6.9/10
Revue of ABOMINABLE
Dreamwork’s Abominable is about teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) who encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, she and her friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.
Abominable is a sweet animated feature with lots of feel good scenes that amuse kids and adults alike. The animation is smooth and brightly colored with great voicing by a stellar cast. The highpoints of the film are the simplicity of its plot which allows the kids to follow the storyline quite easily. The voice characters did a great job interpreting their roles and transmitting the essence of the film because the characters are lightly written, contemporary and very relatable.
One funny thing about the film is that as it progresses, you keep expecting something very sinister to happen, but it just doesn’t. I guess its my adult mind always expecting the worst to happen before things gets better but it just keeps going at a steady pace. This though might seem like a low point but it is a highlight of the film because the primary audience of Abominable are the kids and this lighthearted and linear nature of the film keeps them intrigued without getting unnecessarily gloomy.
Another thing Abominable has going for it is that its laden with moral lessons about family, love and friendship. Also, it educates about the Chinese people and their culture so Abominable entertains as well as educates. To enjoy the film, you will need to ignore the imitative plot and don your kids hat and don’t think too much of it…moreover, the film isn’t really for you. Although the timing of the release of this film is suspect as I think they are pitching for an Oscar nomination in the animated feature category
Break a leg!