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About the Movie
Voiced by an all-star cast, this critically acclaimed animated film unlocks a secret world of discarded toys, knick-knacks and assorted junk, long forgotten in an old attic. Academy Award-Winner Forest Whitaker (Where the Wild Things Are), Joan Cusack (Toy Story 2 and 3) and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride) star in this fun-filled fairytale adventure. The beautiful doll Buttercup (Vivian Shilling) resides in an old trunk with her friends Sir Handsome (Elwes), Teddy (Whitaker), Madame Curie (Cusack) and others. Living in a world divided by the happy toys of the west and the evil of the east, the friends must come together when Buttercup is kidnapped to the Land of Evil. This fantastical feature will entertain and delight audiences of all ages.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 11
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: There may be a metaphor afloat here - something about the folly of those who devour their own - in between some glorious imagery and what is finally a sweet little story.
Fresh: The narrative ... is mere scaffolding for Barta's richly realized world, a kind of hand-hewn 3-D cinema that's testament to the limitlessness of imagination.
Fresh: The movie is passionately retro, but Barta shows his methods can create a world every bit as engrossing as the latest CGI.
Rotten: A strange, and not entirely successful, hybrid of a kiddie story and dark, mature themes.
This was a really great unique movie! The stop motion animation was very well done. I really enjoyed this one.
A Welcome Oddball Import
A film like this is very family friendly in my opinion, but it helps if you're part of the Labyrinth/Dark Crystal crowd and into foreign films. The mood is dark, gritty, and possessing a sensibility that might alienate a mainstream moviegoer. But it has an abundance of heart and charm. I still wonder whose statue that was calling the shots. He reminded me of the face from Darkness Light Darkness by Jan Svankmajer.
It's a rip-off to Toy Story and all the other movies who do this.