Friday, September 23, 2011

The Ballad of Nessie

US © 2011 Disney Enterprises. PC: Walt Disney Animation Studios. P: Tamara Boutcher, Dorothy McKim. D: Stevie Wermers. SC: Regina Conroy, Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers. M: Michael Giacchino. S: Gabriel Guy. ED: Jeff Draheim. 5 min. Distributed in Finland by The Walt Disney Company Nordic (Finland). 2K DCP of the Finnish voice version viewed at Tennispalatsi 1, Helsinki (day of Finnish premiere), shown before Winnie the Pooh (2011), 23 Sep 2011.

A fairy-tale animation in the Disney tradition of Ferdinand the Bull and The Reluctant Dragon: the creature we would suppose to be a monster is actually a gentle and sensitive character. Chased away from everywhere by developers of golf courses etc. little Nessie cries himself a lake. I saw the Finnish-spoken version where the narration is charmingly in verse.

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