In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same.
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition.
The magically long-haired Rapunzel has spent her entire life in a tower, but now that a runaway thief has stumbled upon her, she is about to discover the world for the first time, and who she really is.
In a town with no humans, just animals, a koala named Buster Moon realizes he will soon lose his theater if he cannot turn his luck around. He comes up with a plan to host a singing competition, where the winner will receive $100,000. Will this be enough to return his theater to glory?
Unlike in Shrek 2 (2004) where 'Jennifer Saunders' did her own singing for The Fairy Godmother, she did not do so for Nana Noodleman, whose singing voice was done separately by 'Jennifer Hudson'. See more »
Sandwich filling falls on Eddie's shorts in a scene. When he leaves the restaurant, his shorts are no longer dirty or even stained. See more »
In the Illumination Entertainment logo, 4 Minions are singing the word "Illumination". The last one, Bob, sings the 'tion' part so long and loud, the 'MIN' and 'ION' parts short out. After realizing what he has done, he says "Oops" See more »
Dubious, vapid, trite, shallow, with nothing really to say at all
Trailing miles behind Pixar/Disney in the story department Illumination doesn't seem to be able to deliver anything worthwhile to audiences in terms of insight, laughs and meaning. They're still stuck in another decade as far as quality animation with depth is concerned, and this movie is not only no exception it pushes the bar even lower for them.
There's nothing wrong with the look and sound of their productions but the content is shockingly vapid, and even worse sends out dubious messages to it's young an impressionable audiences.
In this movie we have a gorilla family involved in organised crime portrayed as normal. They of course are voiced with non American accents cos crime is foreign, right? Then there's the mean-natured mouse who cheats the Russian bears at gambling and ends up with the tarty mouse and no repercussions for his mean-natured behaviour through out the whole movie.
The Koala steals electricity and water and cons his way to keep his theatre alive, but this is just charming behaviour of course.
The film is full of cliché character portrayals and vacuous 'role models' wrapped in the myth of singing stardom c/o the American idol myth.
There is nothing of real value for children here, let alone any real depth for the average adult. The only thing going on here is a dark cynical racist pastiche of the ugliness of the entertainment industry played like it was a positive thing. Gee, thanks for your contribution to society.
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