The story is simple but effective. There are some genuine comic moments and also - quite rare in much animation - grown up poignancy which might go over the head of some of the younger members of the audience but is not lost on the adults.
This is a great piece of animation. With a Wizard of Oz type flourish it begins in black and white and – at a certain point – goes in to glorious technicolour. There are visual jokes in abundance here and the expressions on the chimp’s face are wonderfully done. The animation was created by The Animation Workshop, a widely regarded Danish establishment which trains people to work in the international film industry.
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