Rating: PG for some intense moments
Run Time: 1 hour, 22 minutes
park the little people when the adults are wallowing in the epic violence of
“Gangs of New York”? In the jungles of
parents and grandparents are horrified by the turn of events, and insist she be
exiled to Lady Beatrice’s Haversham Hall, where discipline is prized above all
And not a moment too soon, for a glorious herd of elephants are standing at the mercy of the evil poachers and their dastardly electrified fence scheme. Eliza to the rescue!
Beautifully drawn animation highlights this run-of-the-mill animated movie experience. The pulsing colors and teeming jungles delivery visual pleasure, but the script is a dimwitted pairing of teen-speak and animal gibberish. Food fights, wedgies, and bathroom humor are meant to engage the younger set, but merely serve to dumb down the action.
The moral of the story? Animals should live without fear of man’s greed. A valuable lesson, better served by a National Geographic Special.