“What do you mean don’t go to the family? How can we not go to the family is this type of family crisis? By leaving the garage door unlocked, you let the time machine get stolen and now the entire time stream could be altered! That, and someone took my bike. ” – Carl
Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 May 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A orphan inventor dreams of creating a time machine so he can discover his real family.
My Take on it – This is a movie that for some reason, I never got around to seeing or actually had any inclination to see.
This is actually strange since I’m a fan of Disney animated movies and this being their 47th animated film, I know I still have a few more to catch up on that I’ve never seen.
What peaked my interest n seeing this movie was a comment from Connor of Conman At The Movies (Tnx Con!) who wanted to know what I thought of the theme song from this film.
Connor deserves a huge thanks for his suggestion because I love the song and think this movie was done really well despite not being perfect.
I had little expectations going in, but really enjoyed the storyline and the characters presented here.
The story itself is slightly predictable, but it is done in a good way that keeps you interested despite this fact.
I would actually be interested to see where they could take these characters from here because the use of time travel leaves this open to many great possibilities.
The message here about finding your place in life (and the world) and the urge to belong works well throughout.
I loved how they show an amazing Walt quote right before the credits which brings this story full circle.
As I mentioned above, the theme song called Little Wonders is excellent, check it out here:
Bottom Line – Much more enjoyable than I originally thought it would be. Interesting story that although is a bit predictable is still fun to watch unfold. It would actually be quite interesting to see where they could take this story from here because the time-travel aspect leaves so much open to possibilities. Loved how they bring this full circle by giving us a Walt quote at the very end. Great message about belonging and finding your place in the world. Excellent theme song. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Walt Disney Feature Animation wanted to assert themselves as being separate from Pixar, renaming themselves “Walt Disney Animation Studios.” This is the first film to show the new Walt Disney Animation Studios animated logo, which incorporates several seconds from Steamboat Willie (1928), the first Mickey Mouse cartoon to feature sound. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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