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Little Gobie (2010)

Tells the story of a reindeer's adventure to find his lost pet dragon through a series of Christmas-themed locales.

Director:

Tony Tang

Writers:

Tony Tang (original story by), Tony Tang (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joyce Cheng ... (voice)
Lam Po-Chen Lam Po-Chen ... (voice)
Pasan Leung ... (voice)
Cheung Tang Cheung Tang ... (voice)
Kenji Chen ... (voice)
Do Do Ng Do Do Ng ... (voice)
Yang Yuen Ching Yang Yuen Ching ... (voice)
Sharon Leung Sharon Leung ... (voice)
Emily Chan Emily Chan ... (voice)
Alice Beaver Alice Beaver ... (voice)
Scott Evans ... (voice) (as Socott Evans)
Richard Magarey Richard Magarey ... (voice)
Victor Lee Victor Lee ... (voice)
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Storyline

During a skiing event, Gobie and BeBe get into a hazardous accident with serious injuries. BeBe is one of the twin beloved pet dragons of Gobie, and the other one is Kuma. Believing in the existence of Santa, Gobie thinks he can help him save BeBe's life. Therefore, Gobie decides to set off to Santaland with Kuma. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Animation | Family

Certificate:

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Country:

China

Language:

Mandarin | English

Release Date:

11 December 2010 (China) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,460
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Color
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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

As Old Nic narrates the opening prologue, it got interpreted by the opening credits with the opening title after the credits is completed, all presented in the magic mirrors. As part of the opening credits, the opening logos got into the festive time of Christmas:
  • The brightness of the still version of The Weinstein Company's logo glows up and rims down as the camera zooms away from it.
  • The red letters that form the Goodman Bond International Limited logo flies while rotating.
  • The T-Films logo takes place in the sky with the colorful donut-shaped balloons floating, foreshadowing the exit of Donutland.
After the opening title is shown, the camera zooms through a magic mirror to start the plot. See more »

Connections

References Christmas in Cartoontown (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Take Me There
Performed by Wai Man Kwan (as Jade Kwan)
Music by Joseph Wei
Lyrics by Francis L. Sullivan (as Francis Sullivan)
Arranged & Produced by Johnny Yim
Published by & Courtesy of Stars Shine International Limited
Originally Published by Stars Shine Music Publishing Limited
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One of the worst movies I have ever seen
4 April 2011 | by roshaclaSee all my reviews

Now, I understand that I am not really this movies demographic (I'm 27, and this movie seemed to have been written with toddlers in mind) but good films can surpass their target demographic. Think any good Pixar movie, or the first Shrek, or How to Train your Dragon. All written primarily for kids, but enjoyable to everyone. I would say that Little Gobie is the complete antithesis of those movies. It exists in a cold, heartless, poorly rendered (in every sense of the word) world where plot is secondary to merchandise sales. If you see any pictures from the premier events for this film, you will notice that there are always people wearing reindeer horns or holding plush toys of the movies characters; they seem to be the focus of all the pictures. This might be because the film is completely and utterly unwatchable, and so the producers are trying to squeeze a dime out of the licensed merchandise while they can because they sure as hell won't be making any profit off this completely unwatchable film.

For starters, the animation is so bad, that at times I thought I was watching someone play a Playstation 2 game. All the character models are horrifying both in design and in motion. The story wouldn't even be considered adequate on Nick Jr. The translation of the script is third rate and probably took no more then a couple hours to complete; I doubt the source material gave them much to work with though. The voice acting also sounds like it was completed in about a day. This film was screened at the Garden State film festival following 2 amateur short films for kids, and those budget productions (both shot on likely less then $500) took this 8 Million dollar travesty to school. Whoever this Tony Tang guy is, I hope he is never allowed near a camera or animation workstation ever again. Just like how most people consider Chinese goods to be inferior knockoffs of other products, this movie is is the dollar store version of Toy Story.

Stay VERY far away.

Oh, and a special dishonorable mention to the California Film Awards who awarded Little Gobie the "Best Animation" award. There must have been no other entrants in its category for this thing to have won anything.


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