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 via Coming Soon)
If there’s one thing our fractured world needs right now – OK, there are many things but let’s concentrate on this one right now – it’s a lot more peace, love and understanding (so that’s three things really but let’s bundle them up into one big old heartwarming theme OK?)
That is exactly what Smallfoot delivers up in spades by the look of this trailer which combines all kinds of comedic hijinks – the scene where the smallfoot believe yeti Migo (Channing Tatum) is trying to warm up Percy (James Corden), the human-shaped proof that he’s not delusional is hysterically funny – are combined with a lovely message that might lack some Pixarian subtlety but looks like it’ll hit the spot anyway.
It’s always a good idea to try to put yourself in someone else’s shoes, and while much of the world seems to be struggling what’s really an elemental notion, Smallfoot appears to have it all sewn up.
Even better than this lesson comes with a whole lot of laughing because that is how people learn best, a spoonful of sugar and all that right?
So get ready to learn lots, laugh lots and indulge your inner child with some frozen fun (no, not that Frozen; the yeti kind all right?)
Smallfoot opens 27 September in Australia and 28 September in USA.