THINGS ARE ABOUT TO GET HAIRY.
In 1886, British explorer Sir Lionel Frost makes a deal with a rival that he will prove to the world that a Sasquatch exists… but that revelation is just the start of a wild adventure. The director of ParaNorman (2012) lies behind this non-stop amusing stop-motion film that has a thing or two in common with the previous year’s Smallfoot. This one is more creative though and offers big laughs as the typically 19th-century colonialist and the simplistic Sasquatch (who takes everything his new friend says literally) embark on a mission to find the latter’s relatives. Rich environs, hair-raising action och hilarious voice work.
2019-U.S. Animated. 93 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner. Written and directed by Chris Butler. Voices of Hugh Jackman (Lionel Frost), Zach Galifianakis (Susan Link), Zoe Saldana (Adelina Fortnight), Stephen Fry, Timothy Olyphant, Emma Thompson.
Golden Globe: Best Animated Film.
Last word: “I learned that this movie was probably not supposed to be made in stop motion. Because it’s so huge. The scope and scale of this one was something really different. And I think with every time [Laika] make one of these movies, we’re trying to push the boundaries a little and try something new. This was our most ambitious project to date, mainly because of the locations. It takes place in numerous countries around the world. And traditionally that’s the kind of story that you couldn’t really tell in stop motion because of the limitations of the size of the puppet and the size of the sets. We don’t really have those limitations anymore. And over the last four movies, we’ve been, you know, pushing those boundaries of how much digital effects we use.” (Butler, Screen Rant)