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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ original action-packed adventure “Strange World” introduces a legendary family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog and a slew of ravenous creatures.
Everyone is delightfully lost in a softly Lovecraftian Osmosis Jones labyrinth with climate change overtones and lovely faceless critters everywhere, trying to pantomime meaning to these stumbling humans.
Strong familial conflict, magical adventures and timely social messaging make this animated feature a bit deeper than most.
If Strange World can find its audience, those viewers will be pleased. Why? Because even the trees are cool!
The director Don Hall and his co-director and screenwriter Qui Nguyen seem to have put all of their effort into gaudy backgrounds, wacky gadgets and strange ancillary monsters instead of into dramatic urgency or conflict.
Why isn’t this an out-and-out recommendation? It nearly merits that, but the tangled environmental allegory winds up being a royal headache.
So much of Strange World’s audaciousness is front-loaded into its concept, and so little of it comes through in the execution.
Filled my adventure-loving cup right up with its super creative creatures and world design, beautifully animated environments, hilarious fun of exploring a new place with a diverse group of people, and a heartfelt story about legacies and fatherhood.
Strip away the setting and messages and what remains is bog-standard Disney and, despite the cuteness, it outstays its welcome, especially for youngsters.
A pleasantly entertaining way to spend a couple of hours, it’s a lot of effort for little return.
|Genre:||Kids & Family, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation, Action|
|Release Date (Theaters):||Nov 23, 2022 Wide|
|Sound Mix||Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos|
|Director:||Don Hall, Qui Nguyen|
|Box Office (Gross USA):||$37.9M|