When the peaceful island of the Mandarin Ducks is mistakenly invaded by the Military Mallards, a conflict flares up between the Mandarin Emperor and the Mallard Commander. Longway, the Emperor’s son, and Erica, the daughter of the Mallard Commander, meet… and before long, a friendship takes wing. While their feathered fathers fight and egg each other on, the wicked Ms. Knout is con-duck-ting a scheme to destroy the sun. The kids will have to get all their ducks in a row to battle their foe… but waddle they do if her foul plan succeeds?
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This is a very modern cartoon, with steampunk and folk lore influences. It alternates being a movie strictly for kids and being one for adults. BUT having said that, Miss Grace LOVED the movie, stayed glued to it and laughed the whole way through! There were quite a few laugh out moments for the adults too! The animation is stunning, and the story will resonate with kids and parents alike, as bothfreedom, love and friendship are tested, aong the way with loyalty and caring for others. Some concepts might seem a bit old-fashioned, but with this tale, they are thoroughly modern. How Longway and Erica find themselves very alike, yet different, forms the basis of the movie. How they make their differences work, to save the day is the key of the movie, and it leaves parents with lots of talking points too! It is a fun film and one that we recommend for family night and for VBS usage!
It comes out on video on June 16th, perfect for Summer viewing!