Friday, November 24, 2006


Animated cartoon

Nicole Kidman: Norma Jean, an Emperor girl-penguin
Hugh Jackman: her husband Memphis
Elijah Wood: their son Mumble
Brittany Murphy: his love interest Gloria
Robin Williams: Ramon, leader of The Amigos
Robin Williams: their tribal prophet Lovelace

Unlike most movies geared to children, this could best be described as a musical rather than “a cartoon for kids”. Relying upon song-and-dance routines rather than simply a narrative story line distinguishes this one from other movies of this genre.

Although it’s not particularly lengthy by today’s standards, some of the numbers drag on too long. And several scenes would be too scary for the very young crowd (my guess would be those under 7 or 8).

for some mild peril and rude humor.

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