Aha! Less than one week in omy.sg’s blog club and something good happened to me already.
They sent me a pair of movie tickets to catch the preview screening of ‘Animals United’ in 3D at Shaw Lido! :))
I was so excited when I received the confirmation email because not only is it the first omy.sg blog club event I’m attending, it’s also the first ever free movie tickets I got in my whole freaking life! Haha thank you OMY.sg!
So, I invited Mei along, put on our 3D glasses and enjoyed the movie.
Animals United is really a light-hearted animated film that brings across a very hard truth. The setting is in a savanna where floodwater flows down the valley only once a year. For this particular year however, the water didn’t arrive as expected and in order to get water, Billy the meerkat gathers his buddy, Socrates, a vegetarian lion, to investigate the reason. Along the way, they formed an odd band with Sushi the polar bear, Winston and Winnie, two extremely old tortoises, under the lead of a cockerel, Charles.
And they realized that it was due to a dam that humans had built for recreational and energy purposes, which prevented water from flowing downstream to the savanna. They then roused all animals in the savanna to fight for their survival and destroy the dam.
Their adventures are quite unpredictable, so you will always want to keep a lookout for what they are up to next. The animals are funny, and did I mention there are SO MANY DIFFERENT animals?? Can you imagine how many species of animals they had to model/animate for this show? And I love the texturing of the animals; I could even see the tiny whiskers of the lion, and the animals’ fur looked so real.
My favourite are these two awesomely loving tortoises, Winston and Winnie. I remember she’s 715 years old and he’s 12 years older. Haha they are just soo cute and wise. Dang, I just have a thing for tortoises. ;P
The film brings across a strong eco message that humans are encroaching on the animals’ habitat and destroying Earth. It reminds people that we are just part of the living eco-system on this planet and do not have the right to do as we like.
It is definitely a good film for kids to learn more about environment conservation and lurrrve animals :D