There were days of watching those 'strange' dancing,singing ants,shaking legs with grasshoppers.Interesting??Naah,not really,but they still made all of us(me,my brother,my sister), hooked for them.A consequence of limited options.(Well,Indian TV,not long ago,a mere mere 15 years back,was still in his childhood with a mere 2-3 channels).A few bunch of episodes,each got repeated zillions of times,ultimately made us to start synchronizing lines with ants,with bees,with grasshoppers(???).So exciting,so much fun,suddenly all gone.Ants got replaced by Aladdin,by Ariel."Huh,now what's this s***t,"Where are are our grasshoppers?Where are our ants?",we said that time."Huh,forget,that's over now,let's enjoy this",we said that time.Again,a few bunch of episodes,zillions of repeating.Synchronization got started for Ariel,for Aladdin,for Iago Abu,etc etc etc.Happy Days.Funny days.time has changed now.Scene has changed now.Indian TV has just entered in his teenage.Countless channels.All loaded with extreme of creepiness.Hmm,even TV's childhood is finest span of his life.Well,at least till now..and why i blaaah blaaah those 'silly' things because this film i just saw,Vuk,re freshened my those 'dancing ants' memory.I really don't know why but the instant i looked over it that 'ants memories' came back.I still don't have any specific answer for the 'why'.True.
Okay,film is Vuk.Kids film?Not really.Film is about a cute,okay,very cute Fox kit,Vuk.It's a 1981 Hungarian animation film,based on a very popular novel(at least in Hungary,of course) of the same name,by author 'Istvan Fekete' and along with 'Cat City' is considered as classics of Hungarian 'animation' cinema.Very well.
So,our film,Vuk is about a cute,very cute Fox kit named Vuk.Vuk is wandering from his home and upon his return only came to know that his whole family has been shot dead by a 'Human',i mean a 'Farmer'.So now abandoned,little Vuk got adopted by his 'one time alpha male' Uncle,Karake.Uncle start to raise Vuk.Vuk came to learn lessons about hunting,lessons about life(obviously).'Cute' Vuk meets his omega female' Foxy'.Finally,Uncle also got murdered by 'Human' and Vuk goes on for a revenge(finally) against that 'Human'.Okay,full stop.Enough spoilers.
Well,I really didn't enjoyed 'Vuk' that much but one thing i would like to mention is its simplicity.A term that films nowadays have nothing to do with.Almost,not every film.Over packaging sells big.Huh.Who cares.It was also strange to see how much strange i felt watching animals behaving like animals(what??) like walking on four feet,not desperately trying to deliver any punchline,to be funny.A result of heavy dose of 'Two-feet animal' films.Not my fault.Doubtful,whether kids today,feeding on Madagascar's,Kung Fu Panda's,and many other 'Two-feet animals' would rightly appreciate it.Not their fault.
Even though i didn't enjoyed as much as i expected,it's definitely worth a look.I think it deserves to be seen.I know why it got made,for whom it was belonged to,and why it's still considered as a classic,and of course,why it looked strange today,despite being only a 'sweet and simple'' film.Recommended.
No pic available on RT.No problem.Here it is.A big one.
A big cute Fox family.Really.
My rating ***1/2 out of *****.