The six folk-like tales featuring dragons, witch doctors and a talking horse have a whimsical charm and are beautifully designed but - watched all at once - may leave younger children fidgeting.
A uniquely joyful experience from a true original.
The English voicework is possibly a rush-job, and feebly done, but not a deal-breaker. It's a magic-realist pick'n'mix, uniformly shot as black silhouettes against bright colour, and will enchant younger audiences.
The pick-and-mix approach is limiting, but there's no denying these are gorgeous amuse-bouches, likely to be devoured by older, more discerning children and dyed-in-the-wool stoners alike.
Michel Ocelot's ravishing animation and magical storytelling is a delight from start to finish.
Ocelot has delivered yet another inward-looking film that celebrates the magic of movies without delivering much movie magic in return.
While seductive, this film misses a more intelligent approach to animation and feels like a small project which Ocelot wanted to play around with rather than rejuvenate.