Review and giveaway: MIA AND THE MIGOO, a new family film from Entertainment One (3 winners!)

September 29, 2012

I recently had the opportunity to watch MIA AND THE MIGOO, a new family film from Entertainment One.

Here’s the trailer:

Here’s what it’s about:
From the distributors of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells, comes MIA AND THE MIGOO, the gorgeous second feature from renowned French animator Jacques-Rémy Girerd.  A fable-like journey of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction, MIA AND THE MIGOO was created from an astounding 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation.  A stunning work of art, breathtaking to behold, with backgrounds that invoke Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne, it also features the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, James Woods and Wallace Shawn.  Entertainment One has released this highly–acclaimed, magical eco-fable to both blu-ray and DVD.

Following a premonition, Mia sets out on a cross continental journey, though mountains and jungles in search of her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a construction site on a remote tropical lake.  In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants.  The Migoo have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site – and now together with Mia they join in a fight to find Mia’s father and save the Tree, with the future of life on Earth hanging in the balance.

Here’s the cast:

  • John DiMaggio (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Little Fockers, Bee Movie)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, For Colored Girls, Sister Act)
  • Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Married to the Mob, Cutthroat Island)
  • Wallace Shawn (Toys Story 1, 2, 3, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc.)
  • James Woods (Once Upon a Time in America, The Virgin Suicides, Casino )

Here are my thoughts:

This was a really beautiful movie, visually. Most of the film looks like it takes place in an impressionist painting, and the official description that says it invokes Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne is spot-on. As for the plot, I had the same experience as I do when I watch the films of Hayao Miyaziki: periods of complete comprehension followed by moments of….”Huh? What just happened? How odd.” I believe this movie was first released in another language (French maybe?) which could explain a lot. There was a bit of language that would probably be fine for older kids, but not for my younger girls; also, they left the room to play when the plot got more violent near the end. (But they still requested to watch it again the next day. They called it “the movie about the girl who is trying to find her father.”) I think I’ll save it to rewatch when they’re older. I’ll recommend this for children older than mine, so 6 and up.

You can purchase MIA AND THE MIGOO on Amazon for $14.99, or stream it via instant video for $3.99.

Entertainment One is letting me give a copy of MIA AND THE MIGOO to three of you! Here’s how to win.

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Leave a comment on this post and let me know what your favorite family movie is. (If you’re reading this on Facebook/Twitter hop on over to thriftychristy.com)

Additional Optional Entries:

You can do each of the following things for an additional entry in the giveaway. You can only do each of these once, for a possible total of 7 entries. Please leave a separate comment for each method of entry. If you only leave one comment then you only have one entry, as each comment is numbered and I randomly choose a number. Make sense?

This giveaway ends at midnight EST on Monday October 8. I will choose a winner on Tuesday October 9 using random.org and will contact them via email. Giveaway open to US readers only. Delivery of your prize will be coordinated by Entertainment One.

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