Review of Resan till Melonia (1989)

Moving picture, 104 minutes

It’s an adaptation of The Tempest (1610), Oliver Twist (1837) and Propeller Island (1895); these are the three sources named by the auteur in “I huvet på Per Åhlin” (2019). It’s idiosyncratic and beautiful. As a child I was both drawn to and repelled by the scene of child factory workers getting their meals of grey jelly and immediately tucking in. That first flight over the island kicks such ass, and the CGI-based loopy waves on the sea are pretty cool for a tiny team of animators.

References here: Cannon Fodder (1996), “I huvet på Per Åhlin” (2019).

moving picture animation fiction