Monday, April 3, 2017

The Wild Life 2016

     A parrot lives on an exotic island with his animal friends.  There is a tapir, chameleon, kingfisher, echidna and a blind goat.  The parrot can’t stop thinking there must be more to the world than just this island?  A lot of his questions are answered when a ship is pushed up onto the island by a violent storm.  Robinson Crusoe is the only human survivor and he names the parrot Tuesday.  The other animals slowly warm up to Robinson and his dog.  There were two cats on the ship and they have also arrived on the island.  They want to take control of the island and the creatures.  This leads to a battle between with the cats.
     The animation is good and also the story line.  It's told from the viewpoint of the animals instead of Robinson Crusoe.  It does become repetitive when they are fighting and the cats are trying to take control.  Robinson doesn’t want to admit it but Tuesday is the brains of the operation on the island.  3* (This movie is OK)

91 min, Animated directed by Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen with the voices of Matthias Schweighofer, Kaya Yanar, Ilka Bessin, Dieter Hallervorden Aylin Tezel, Ghadah Al-Akel, Tommy Morgenstern.

Note:  Imdb 5.3 out of 10, 15% critic 28% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*, Amazon 4.2* out of 5* with 40 reviews (video 3.5* out of 5* with 65 reviews).
Special Note:  Produced by the Belgian animation studio nWave.  This movie was originally released as a short film at Kings Dominion Parks.

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