Due Out – September 15
OK, I’m not going to lie to you guys: it was actually this movie’s title that caught my attention! As an avid fan of the delightful treats that are Animal Crackers, I knew this would be a winner!
As the title suggests, this movie does involve Animal Crackers, but all is not quite as it seems!
The movie follows the Huntington Family, who has suffered a run of bad luck and misfortune. But that all changes when they inherit a rundown circus and a mysterious box of Animal Crackers. Through the magic invoked by the Crackers, the Huntington’s must find a way to save the circus from their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington (voiced by the legend that is Ian McKellen).
Full of fun, a wide array of beautiful animals, hilarious characters and proof that a family’s love for each other is paramount to real-life success, Animal Crackers is a charming and entertaining movie, with a seriously impressive cast.
Alongside the brilliant Ian McKellen, the real-life husband and wife pairing of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt (voicing the on-screen spouses Owen and Zoe Huntington) just blows it out of the water.
Add to that Danny DeVito, Sylvester Stallone, Wallace Shawn, Raven Symone and Patrick Warburton, and you have, my fellow movie nuts, a stellar, star studded cast. Go see it!