We do, however, appreciate the values suggested in the film. Encouraging the imagination of children, their creative and artistic sense is necessary and the way Wonder Park approaches it is clever.
Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies had a very ingenious premise for an animation film: a little girl imagines an extraordinary amusement park that suddenly comes to life before her eyes. The soil was fertile to develop an epic story featuring fantasy rides, which can only exist in the inventive mind of a child, and colorful characters, like a friendly blue bear, victim of latent hibernation. Although the intention was good and some original proposals made us fall back momentarily into childhood, the film is not up to what it could have been in the hands of another company, like Pixar for example, that has made us dream with more panache in recent years.
We do, however, appreciate the values suggested in the film. Encouraging the imagination of children, their creative and artistic sense is necessary and the way Wonder Park approaches it is clever. The anthropomorphic animals that populate the Park of Wonders are also quickly attached.We had a big crush on Steve, the learned porcupine.
It’s also hard to resist the Boomer bear and his adorable face. Little June, dubbed brilliantly by an effective Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, does not give her place either with her frosted attitude and her immense dreams. It should also be noted that while some animated films are designed more to appeal to a particular sex, Wonder Park will appeal to both girls and boys.
The story of the animation film becomes exciting when little June discovers, by chance, the existence of the park of wonders. Unfortunately, we have to wait about 30 minutes before the child arrives in the park and since the film lasts only an hour and 25 minutes, there is little time left to install a convincing narrative. The action sequences should probably have been more divided in order to make the work more attractive and attractive. Let’s also mention that the feature film, very visually beautiful, begins with rather dramatic sequences that were not necessarily expected. The trigger is quite tragic, and we need a moment to recover from this upheaval.
Wonder Park certainly suffers from comparisons with other productions of the same genre which contain much more magic and character than it. But there have also been much worse ones, and we must not forget that either. Everything is a matter of perspective…