Run time: 91 mins
A wacky, quacky, quirky delight.
Dad mallard Mack has convinced his son Dax and younger daughter Gwen that their lives exist within their pond and their pond only. But mum Pam longs for new scenery, especially when a passing flock chatters about wintering in Jamaica. After much deliberation, the feathered family take flight and head south. Landing in a swamp, they encounter a terrifying oddball heron, and later a scrappy Central Park pigeon and a caged red macaw longing for his Jamaican home. However, freeing him puts them in the crosshairs of a vindictive chef who’s determined to roast them all for dinner.
A sparky script, voiced by a superbly eclectic cast, takes what would otherwise have been a silly animated adventure and gives it some substance. Visually, Migration boasts beautifully crafted design with a striking attention to detail in the characters and settings. Each of the environments is fascinating, from the pastoral pond to a creepy swamp, an outrageously bustling New York, a zen-like happy duck farm and an off-season coastal resort.
A charming adventure that unfolds its wings and soars.