Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo)


Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo)

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Created from an astonishing 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, the gorgeous second feature from French animator Jacques-Rémy Girard is a work of art, breathtaking to behold. Figures are outlined in pencil and then bathed in rustic watercolors, with backgrounds that burst at the seams with painterly detail, like a Miyazaki film painted by Van Gogh. The story is a thrilling family adventure that pits a plucky, wild haired young heroine Mia against profit-hungry developers, with the future of life on Earth in the balance. One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a disaster-plagued construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. It is the Migoo who have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site - and now together with Mia - they join in a fight to find Mia's father and save the Tree. -- (C) GKids

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Critic Reviews for Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo)

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So heavy-handed that only the youngest audiences won't feel talked down to. Instead, they're likely to be freaked out.

Jun 15, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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The story's serviceable, if unexciting, with themes of child-parent love and the importance of peaceful interactions.

Jun 2, 2011 | Rating: 3/4

Distracting flashes of crude humor dissipate any connection to the characters and odd encounters derail the momentum. And the climax muddles the film's eco message.

May 12, 2011 | Rating: 2/4

This generally involving film is gorgeous to watch thanks to its 500,000 hand-painted frames of vibrantly colored, enormously artistic animation.

May 5, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The toke-tastic visuals are an endless delight, especially the Migoo themselves, who look like the offspring of McDonald's Grimace and Calvin and Hobbes' killer monster snow goons.

Apr 25, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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What kind of kid will be able to appreciate this serious plot, which involves investors pulling out of a land-development deal and a scary, knife-wielding witch?

Apr 22, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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