THE GIANT PEAR * (DENMARK 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

The Giant Pear uniquely defines itself by its sweet characterization and completely non-threatening animation which mark this children’s film with innocent charm. This refreshing child/adult share departs from typical Hollywood fare of brash, loud, and brassy to the gentler mood of Hollywood’s earlier years. Even though the giant pear concept is a little illogical, the movie is great for children and worth at least one viewing.

Storyline

An elephant and a cat go to rescue their town’s mayor.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Directors Amalie Næsby Fick, Jørgen Lerdam, and Philip Einstein Lipski for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Malene Ehlers, Lena Haugaard, Anders Mastrup, and Henrik Zein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Sebastian (voice of Alfred Bjerre Larsen, Mithco (voice of Liva Elvira Magnussen), Professor Glykose (voice of Peter Frödin), Borgmester JB (voice of Henrik Koefoed), Viceborgmester Kvist (voice of Peter Plaugborg), Ulysses Karlsen (voice of Søren Pilmark), Piratkaptajnen (voice of Jakob Oftebro), Bodega Piraten (voice of Peter Zhelder), Oldefar (voice of Bjarne Henriksen), and Oberst Rekyl (voice of Peter Aude).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a worthy concept and worth a watch.

*Also known as The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear or Den Utrolige Histrorie om Den Kæmpestore Pære.

Ben Meyers

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