December 26, 2013 12:04 pm

Moon Man – film review

The man in the moon visits Earth in this Euro-animation of wacky charm

Stephan Schesch’s Moon Man is a piece of enchanting, absurdist Euro-animation, narrated by French illustrator Tomi Ungerer from his own children’s story. The man in the moon, bored with life, flies to Earth by hitching a ride on the tail of a comet. He causes some ET-like chaos and bewilderment before joining forces with a rocket professor against the odious, posh-vowelled tyrant owning the planet. (Maybe he can be shipped off to the moon.) The animated images are quirky-funny; the multi-accent English-language dialogue is a delight; the story has wacky charm. Fun for the whole family, unless its surname is Scrooge.

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Nigel Andrews


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