The following Blu-ray was provided to me by Warner Brothers for review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
An animated movie with voice acting by Channing Tatum, LeBron James, and Danny DeVito about Yetis, what more could you want? Released on September 28, 2918 Smallfoot received good reviews from fans and critics alike. It made over 200 million at the box office and a sequel is already being talked about.
Smallfoot is the story of a group of Yeti’s who live high atop a mountain somewhere in the Himalayas. They live at the very top of the mountains high above the clouds as to remain hidden from the human world. One of these Yeti’s is Migo (Tatum) who one morning witnesses a plane crash and spots a human, who they Yeti’s refer to as Smallfoot’s. Se in the Yetis world humans are simply legend and not believed to be real. When Migo goes to tell the others about it he is banished from his village by the elders, who are known as the Stonekeeper’s. The Stonekeepers want to keep the humans existence a secret from the other Yetis.
As Migo is preparing to leave he meets another group of Yeti’s who have formed the SES (Smallfoot Evidentiary Society) who not only believe Migo but convince him to be lowered below the clouds to see the humans. He ends up falling below and after a few misadventures (Humans thing he’s just growling as they cannot speak Yeti) he meets Percy Patterson. Percy is a filmmaker who wants to expose Yetis are real.
This film is great fun. It’s funny, has a great heart, and tells a good story. The voice acting is fantastic with Tatum leading the way. He conveys the friendly simple Migo with humor and sympathy. Throwing in the entire SES society is great as it’s a flip flop on what we have here with aliens.
The animation is extremely bright. I find that important as little kids are more entertained when the cartoon is bright. Trust me on this one. It looks fantastic. The sky and mountain scenes are vibrant to say the least. I love how all the blues and white’s seem to pop out of the screen. The humor is simple, yet childish enough to not only entertain kids but adults alike. It has a nice run time of 96min so it moves fast and will keep you entertained throughout.
Warner Brothers is releasing this on Blu-ray and Digital and I must say it’s a perfect transfer. Its every bit as bright and colorful on the small screen and the audio transfer is superb. Every background noise flowed out of my speakers.
A fun story with a great message about friendship and not judging others based on appearance make this a fun film for the entire family. I hope they make a sequel as the ending leaves it wide open. I highly recommend you pick this one up.
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars!