Jan 19, 2019
Even though he's lived his entire life in a city apartment, Glico (Grick) is restless, and yearns for more -- and when he learns of the Great Northern Forest from a carrier pigeon (voices by Orson Welles), his mind is made up! He MUST return to his home (that he's never been to!)
And so, Glico is off on a grand journey, full of dangers and hardship. First encountering sewer rats (Jim Bacchus), then chipmunks in a zoo (where he meets his beau), constantly on guard for hawks, cats and even wolves. Along his epic quest, he
must cross a river, see the ocean, and climb over a tall mountain as winter encroaches. The success of his journey is never guaranteed, as the naive little chipmunk perseveres from one hardship to another.
Story-wise, it's pretty straightforward and easy to understand, and there are no problems with how the story itself is told. The artwork is perfunctory with simple character designs and background artwork ranging from okay to pretty nice. Animation is also perfunctory and unimpressive, but it gets the job done. But this is really aimed at a pre-teen audience, and unless you are in the target audience, you'll probably be bored. It's a kids movie that really doesn't have anything to keep the adults engaged at the same time.
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