Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo)
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Created from an astonishing 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation, the gorgeous second feature from French animator Jacques-Rémy Girard is a work of art, breathtaking to behold. Figures are outlined in pencil and then bathed in rustic watercolors, with backgrounds that burst at the seams with painterly detail, like a Miyazaki film painted by Van Gogh. The story is a thrilling family adventure that pits a plucky, wild haired young heroine Mia against profit-hungry developers, with the future of life on Earth in the balance. One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"So heavy-handed that only the youngest audiences won't feel talked down to. Instead, they're likely to be freaked out."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"This generally involving film is gorgeous to watch thanks to its 500,000 hand-painted frames of vibrantly colored, enormously artistic animation."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"...it is not the words nor the acting that matter here as much as the beautiful visuals which wear the influence of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki on its sleeve."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Magical realism adventure promotes family, environmentalism."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"The story's serviceable, if unexciting, with themes of child-parent love and the importance of peaceful interactions."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"The toke-tastic visuals are an endless delight, especially the Migoo themselves, who look like the offspring of McDonald's Grimace and Calvin and Hobbes' killer monster snow goons."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"The influence of Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki is obvious here, and it's a comparison that doesn't flatter French filmmaker Jacques-Remy Girerd's movie."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"A cliché-riddled kid's film whose sole inventive hook is its hand-painted, Cray-Pas-by-way-of-water-colors animation style."
‑ Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
"Distracting flashes of crude humor dissipate any connection to the characters and odd encounters derail the momentum. And the climax muddles the film's eco message."
‑ Nell Minow, Chicago Sun-Times
"What kind of kid will be able to appreciate this serious plot, which involves investors pulling out of a land-development deal and a scary, knife-wielding witch?"
‑ Rachel Saslow, Washington Post
"It's lovely, truly, but so heavy-handed and slipshod that it's probably best enjoyed with the sound off -- an option they're not likely to offer at the movie theater."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
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