dagmar’s review published on Letterboxd:
Where to even begin with this absolute favorite of a film. I saw this when it first came out in theaters and I was in my early teens. Even as a young person I enjoyed the humor, storyline and spontaneity so much. This movie is truly an experience. It grips you with the interest from the bright snappy color story to the impressive claymation and the ridiculously un-believable storyline. This is another movie my mom and I quoted for a while- the jokes are so unexpected and so universally funny. I believe this a movie that can be enjoyed by all ages. Instead of profanity- the characters notably exclaim “what the cuss!” This helps to keep it a little more family friendly as well as giving a laugh to the mature audience. The soundtrack also makes this movie standout. The sounds and music weave together so well that it just adds to the overall connected feel of the entire film. This is a film where it was obvious that there was an extensive amount of story and mood boarding involved pre-production. Every song, sound, color, character, line, shot, animation belongs in the story for a reason. I recommend this movie to everyone I meet and love when I can relate to others because of a shared affinity for the genius of it. This is such a spectacle and adventure for the viewer. This is hands down one of my overall all-time favorite films. Watching it is like what I imagine it feels like if I ever woke up in a story book- or like how I feel when I watch a very well done Broadway Musical production- engulfed in the setting and story. Watch it and thank me later!