Owen Huntington's life is one continuous loop of work, eat, and sleep. A loop that keeps him from ever seeing his wife Zoe, or his three-year-old daughter MacKenzie. A loop that is sure to kill him. Then, one day, Owen discovers a long-lost Uncle died, and left his circus to Owen. What could have been a blessing soon unfolds into a curse. The circus is broke. The animals are all gone, and most of the crew are too old to be of any use. It's a disaster. But something magical happens. Owen discovers Buffalo Bob's secret. A box of Animal Crackers that gives the bearer the ability to become any animal in the box. Suddenly, there's hope. If Owen can use the box to become these animals and perform, people will come. He'll be rich. But Owen forgot one thing. Buffalo Bob had a brother: Horatio P. Huntington. Owner of the largest chain of circuses in the world, and Horatio would stop at nothing to get his hands on the magical Animal Crackers.Written by
Scott Christian Sava
This is an enjoyable film. Viewers shouldn't go into this expecting Pixar, nor a lot of humor. This is a cute and fun story, albeit a somewhat cookie-cutter plot line. The performances are good, the overall story line holds together, and it offers a decent ending. It never came across as boring or juvenile (a flaw of many poor animations). It should prove entertaining for children and adults alike. I especially enjoyed the husband-wife relationship of the two main characters; they were well-developed and well-portrayed. A bit of cliche here, but fun cliche. Well worth watching.
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