Lots of children’s films that in recent weeks have been filling the billboards of cinemas all over Italy.
This week it’s the turn of Ridcossa puppets, the film distributed by Lucky Red directed by Robert Rodriguez and Kelly Asbury, who sees the Ugly Dolls as protanonists, puppets with somewhat disharmonious shapes that resemble monsters.
Also in this case a film for the whole family also suitable for the little ones.
Moxy and his puppet friends are ready for a great adventure. In an imaginative world full of colors, a weird group of soft, fluffy and plush puppets will have to face the most important test of their lives with courage and determination: finding a child to give their love to. To do so, they will have to challenge the undisputed leader of the Academy of Perfection, the puppet Lou. Will our heroic puppets succeed in their enterprise?
WHY SEE IT
Puppets to the rescue, in addition to being a very funny film, it hides an important lesson in this age of serial narcissists and repetitive selfies: true beauty is not what you see and friendship, loyalty, the ability to team up and to believe in yourself are the ingredients that transform what looks like a rosewater musical for children into a good movie.
The protagonists of the film are nice, cheerful, full of dreams and never give up. They fight to defend their ideas and try to affirm their message, in spite of everything.
Watch the trailer
NOTE IN THE MARGIN
The Uglydoll are the puppets created by the couple David Horvath and Sun-Min Kin in 2001 already appeared in several other pop products such as TV series and films. Toy of the year in 2006, there are several models and specimens, of all shapes, sizes and colors.
The story of their birth is quite particular:
David Horvath sent Sun-Min Kim, who was moving, a letter with a drawing of his character Wage saying ‘Working hard to make our dreams come true so we can come back together soon‘. To surprise him, Sun-Min Kim sewed Wage’s puppet and mailed it to David Horvath. He showed it to his friend Eric Nakamura, owner of the Giant Robot shop, who, thinking that he wanted to offer him a new product to sell, asked Sun-Min Kim to make others. David Horvath, on the other hand, sent her ideas for new characters along with the stories of Wage and his friends Ice Bat, Babo and OX.
At Christmas there will be a boom in sales for these adorable and monstrous puppets that have already conquered the previous generation, even arriving in the bags of adults (key rings, lucky charms, wallets …).
At the cinema from November 14th