No doubt you're wondering who Boo, Zino and the Snurks are. Well, Boo, Zino and the Snurks are asking the same question in this family film, Germany's first foray into full-length CG animation. Identity crises abound after the diminutive, furry-eared critters discover they're characters in a fantastical TV show, 'Gaya'. Magically transported into the real world through TV sets, they must find their way back home, escaping rats and evil professors along the way. Are they merely puppets of their creator? Can they only achieve free will in the dark, sinful world of humans? This rather crude religious allegory will have kids scratching their heads while adults shift in their seats hoping for some humour to lighten the load. In a bid for international appeal, the original voices are in English (Patrick Stewart and Emily Watson among them), but despite delivering capable animation and appealing characters, the Germans need some practice before they can start competing with Disney and co.
Friday October 15 2004
Lenard Fritz Krawinkel, Holger Tappe