Perhaps the creators of Delgo were going for the ugly-chic appeal of Shrek, but their cartoon characters have all the aesthetic allure of Jar Jar Binks. Delgo (Prinze), a teen member of the reptilian race of Locknis, faces off against the tribe of winged Nohrins, who want to control the land of Jhamora (rhymes with Gomorrah). The film’s moral—that racial differences shouldn’t matter—is undercut by the fact that all the evil Nohrins have British accents, while their do-gooder relatives, like the Locknis, are 100 percent Yankee Doodle.
Marc F. Adler, Jason Maurer
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