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MONKEY & CAT

What to know: Well made 1D animation, clever storyline.
MONKEY & CAT is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-12
13 minutes
VIDEO
ARTIE ROMERO
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Monkey and Cat are best friends. On their way to the grocery store they meet a guide dog that is blind and needs help getting to the grocery store. They help him get there and once they arrive, they need to fight for what they want.

I love this 2D animation. Monkey and Cat are cleverly animated and, they wear clothing more suited to humans. The vivid colors in this short film really captivated me. They also give it a happy aspect, which really drew my attention. This film has some really nice, very detailed animation as well. My one problem is all the fighting and negative behavior at the supermarket. Although, the perpetrators are scolded and told to leave the story.

I enjoyed the sets and locations, which look like a normal city. Each scene has multiple camera angles, which makes it more interesting. In some scenes you can see things happening in the background, which gives it greater context. For example, as the characters head to the supermarket, there are cars going by, which gives you an idea of the size of the city they are in. There is also a scene I found intriguing when they walk by a storefront where goat yoga is being practiced. This is a fun addition and makes you wonder if anyone actually does that. I'll have to check it out.

The message of this film defines friendship and how friends help each other out. There are some threats in this film about physically hurting others. However, nothing happens beyond words. Still, it's really unnecessary to the plot development.

I give this short film 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, due to the threats of violence. It would make a good addition to the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. Reviewed by Ginebra Q., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

Monkey and Cat are best friends. On their way to the grocery store they meet a guide dog that is blind and needs help getting to the grocery store. They help him get there and once they arrive, they need to fight for what they want.

I love this 2D animation. Monkey and Cat are cleverly animated and, they wear clothing more suited to humans. The vivid colors in this short film really captivated me. They also give it a happy aspect, which really drew my attention. This film has some really nice, very detailed animation as well. My one problem is all the fighting and negative behavior at the supermarket. Although, the perpetrators are scolded and told to leave the story.

I enjoyed the sets and locations, which look like a normal city. Each scene has multiple camera angles, which makes it more interesting. In some scenes you can see things happening in the background, which gives it greater context. For example, as the characters head to the supermarket, there are cars going by, which gives you an idea of the size of the city they are in. There is also a scene I found intriguing when they walk by a storefront where goat yoga is being practiced. This is a fun addition and makes you wonder if anyone actually does that. I'll have to check it out.

The message of this film defines friendship and how friends help each other out. There are some threats in this film about physically hurting others. However, nothing happens beyond words. Still, it's really unnecessary to the plot development.

I give this short film 3.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 12, due to the threats of violence. It would make a good addition to the KIDS FIRST! Film Festivals. Reviewed by Ginebra Q., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

Everybody wants milk! In the first Monkey & Cat animated adventure, M&C discover that there are no bananas and there's no milk in the house. On their way to the grocery store they befriend Benny the boxer, who's a blind seeing eye dog, his master Lucas and then encounter a variety of pint-sized antagonists. The conflicts reach a boiling point when everyone converges at the supermarket. The climax is chaotic--but super cute! Created, written and produced by Sheree' Morris
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