An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery. (synopsis courtesy Coming Soon)
You know who whenever you see a snake or a shark or something creature that may or may not do your harm, there’s always someone, and yes you know who you are thank you, who will pipe, half authoritatively/half nervously “Oh they’re more afraid of you than you are of them?”
To which I reply “Ha! Bloody unlikely”, followed by “But hey you may be a little bit right if the new animated film from Warner Bros., Smallfoot, is anything to go by.” (Why yes, I do italicise and properly punctuate my spoken sentences.)
This delightful film, with characters voiced by the likes of Gina Rodriguez, Channing Tatum and Zendaya. pivots on the idea that Yetis are every bit of scared of us as we are of them, and possibly way more if this gorgeous teaser trailer is any kind of guide.
It’s a lovely twist on an old idea, and while I suspect that Yeti and human will come to realise there is less to fear and more to love about each other as is the way with animated offerings, it looks like we’re going to have a lot of fun getting to that point.
Smallfoot opens in Australia 27 September and USA 28 September.
Not only dies Smallfoot have a whimsically-adorable teaser trailer but it has a series of wonderful characters, the full range of which you can see at IMP Awards …