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LUCKY (2020)

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LUCKY (2020) is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 4-18
7 minutes
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ALEXIS WONG
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This short animated film is great for kids with its classic, easy to understand story about friendship. Kids will love the funny humor and creative magic that's part of it.

The story is about a little girl who feels insecure about moving into a new neighborhood so she creates a magic lion and has to hide her new roaring friend so her parents won't send it away. I really enjoyed the story; it is creative and silly, in a good way. The only thing I didn't care for is the writing and voice acting, I felt that the script lacks depth and the voice actors are not very enthusiastic.

The scene where the lion produces magic really caught my eye because it is really beautiful and it makes you want to have your own magic lion! The costumes are great. One that really stood out is the lion costume. The lion looks outstanding because of the high level of detail and color variety. The entire film pretty much takes place in a house, whish isn't bad because the animators really created a pleasant house background that feels and looks inviting. The music really makes this film interesting, because it helps immerse you in the culture. Throughout the film, there is an Asian theme and the music really helps deliver that theme. Really, this short film really delivers high-quality animation. One person who really stands out to me is the music composer Michelle Cheng, because the music plays a key roll in this film and she adds a cultural aspect that tops it all off. I have no doubt this will look good on the big screen.

The message of this film is - you can find friendship in unlikely places. My favorite character is the lion Lucky, because he is really well designed and his humor will make you laugh out loud. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Jude A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

This short animated film is great for kids with its classic, easy to understand story about friendship. Kids will love the funny humor and creative magic that's part of it.

The story is about a little girl who feels insecure about moving into a new neighborhood so she creates a magic lion and has to hide her new roaring friend so her parents won't send it away. I really enjoyed the story; it is creative and silly, in a good way. The only thing I didn't care for is the writing and voice acting, I felt that the script lacks depth and the voice actors are not very enthusiastic.

The scene where the lion produces magic really caught my eye because it is really beautiful and it makes you want to have your own magic lion! The costumes are great. One that really stood out is the lion costume. The lion looks outstanding because of the high level of detail and color variety. The entire film pretty much takes place in a house, whish isn't bad because the animators really created a pleasant house background that feels and looks inviting. The music really makes this film interesting, because it helps immerse you in the culture. Throughout the film, there is an Asian theme and the music really helps deliver that theme. Really, this short film really delivers high-quality animation. One person who really stands out to me is the music composer Michelle Cheng, because the music plays a key roll in this film and she adds a cultural aspect that tops it all off. I have no doubt this will look good on the big screen.

The message of this film is - you can find friendship in unlikely places. My favorite character is the lion Lucky, because he is really well designed and his humor will make you laugh out loud. I give this film 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 18, plus adults. Reviewed by Jude A., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

When MingMing feels insecure about moving into a new neighborhood, she finds a friend in a huge but playful Chinese Lion.
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