FERN GULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST (1992 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.6|5.0 Stars ìì

Fern Gully: The Last Rainforest—serves the 4-year-old audience with great music and simple animation. Director Bill Kroyer needs to move on to other work because he has potential to make really good films. Sheena Easton’s song “A Dream Worth Keeping” didn’t seem well placed in this movie, but the song itself is good.

Storyline

The fairy Crysta (voice of Samantha Mathis) lives with other fairies in FernGully, a rainforest that is a safe haven for fairies. Crysta believes there are no humans left anywhere until she meets Zak (voice of Jonathan Ward), a human logger. Crysta shrinks Zak to save his life and the story is ‘on’ as the two are swept up in a fight against good and evil.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Bill Kroyer for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Robert W. Cort and Ted Field for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Hexxus (voice of Tim Curry), Pips (voice of Christian Slater), Batty Koda (voice of Robin Williams), Magi Lune (Grace Zabriskie), Ralph (voice of Geoffrey Blake), Tony (voice of Robert Pastorelli), Stump (voice of Cheech Marin), Root (voice of Tommy Chong), Goanna (voice of Tone Loc), and Knotty (voice of Townsend Coleman).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Better choices for entertainment are: An American Tail and The Rescuers.

Ben Meyers

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