La Prophétie des grenouilles (2003) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2017.

Review refers to the Swedish dub.

Commentary

A consistently uncomfortable mixture of fable, religious myth, Michelin product placement, calculating frogs as a silly allusion to real climate change, and an effort to be reasonable. Very briefly, the turtle explains his face-heel turn as the result of (real) human cruelty. He is then pardoned by the invincible patriarch, fortunately undermining a central feature of the narrative, namely the moral dichotomy. The fact that some of the predators would be unable to live on potatoes is coldly ignored, like the local nature of the catastrophe. It would be silly to ask what the dry part of the world was doing to help the victims.

The old married couple of elephants is pretty funny, and the visual design is decent, like a stereotypical children’s book coming to life with intelligent digital composition.

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