Review of The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily (2019)

Moving picture, 82 minutes

Seen in 2024.

I saw a Swedish-language dub with credits in French.

This is probably fun if you read the book as a child, but I did not. This was the first movie I saw that looked to me as if it could have been made with generative AI, when it really had not. The visuals are built on near-flat fields of colour, bowdlerizing Giorgio de Chirico into a common style of picture-book art for toddlers. The first half very often features similar 3D-rendered figures marching in perspective on flat backgrounds, a motif and style that reminded me of meme AI art, because it’s something AI was relatively good at doing in 2024. The storytelling is disjointed, the metaphors uninteresting.

moving picture animation fiction