Review: Smallfoot (Blu-Ray)

An animated adventure for all ages, with fun new music by Zendaya & Common and featuring an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human! News of the “smallfoot,” Percy (James Corden), throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village. This is an epic story about friendship and courage!

The screenplay for “Smallfoot” was written by Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera, and the screen story was written by John Requa, Glenn Ficarra and Kirkpatrick, based on the book “Yeti Tracks” by Sergio Pablos. The film was produced by Bonne Radford, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Nicholas Stoller, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Jared Stern, Kirkpatrick, Pablos, Courtenay Valenti and Allison Abbate served as executive producers.

Plot: 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 throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in an all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery.

Director: Karey Kirkpatrick & Jason Reisig

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

Runtime: 96 min

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 76% & IMDB 6.7/10

Unboxing (see below)

Blu-Ray Elements

  • Yeti Set Go Sing-Along – Sing-Along, fun facts and much more!
  • “Super Soozie” Mini Movie – Custom animation featuring the yeti toddler, Soozie.
  • Migo in The Secret of the Yeti Stones – Featurette featuring Channing Tatum
  • Yeti of Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot – The making of Smallfoot
  • Nial Horran “Finally Free” Music Video
  • Cyn “Moment of Truth” Music Video
  • “Wonderful Life: In 28 Languages, Sung Around the World” Music Video
  • Theatrical Promos

Review & Conclusion:

Something that I tend to say a lot with animation is the fact that certain studios nail it when it’s perfect all ages vs. just for kids. Making something just for kids isn’t a bad thing, but it won’t be enjoyable for the entire family. The right type of animation is something that is catered to children, but beloved and understood by all ages. This does just that.

When a movie like Smallfoot comes along, you might think it’s just for children, but it’s actually a lot deeper than that. This film has plenty of simple (but strong) messages that a child may not fully comprehend, but don’t worry… all the adults will relate to them. Mix those life lessons and principles with a bunch of great music and a you’ll have a great time with the whole family!

This movie made over $210 million dollars worldwide, so in the industry of sequels this has a strong possibility of a second installment, but I hope we keep it as is… leave the rest in your imagination. So should you add this to your collection?

We are just 16 days away from Christmas Eve, so if you have any children in your family circle make sure you pick this up and throw it in a stocking. There looks to be a 3D Edition if you have the hardware and even a potential for a 4K UHD as well. Whichever way you go, you won’t go wrong and the huge bonus is that you’ll enjoy it to. I give this the thumbs up and you have my recommendation!

Cheers,

Matt.