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Scarygirl

2023 1h 30m Adventure Animation Fantasy Kids & Family List
83% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 82% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
Free spirited and cheerful Arkie (Jillian Nguyen) lives with her adoptive octopus father, Blister (Rob Collins), on a flourishing, colorful peninsula. Together they help regenerate plant life using their magical tentacles, with the help of friendly mechanical bees powered by sunrays. That's until space bandits invade and kidnap Blister -- so that an evil scientist, Dr. Maybee, can use his powers to sap the planet's lifeforce and discover the key to immortality. Can Arkie rescue Blister in time to save her home from devastation? Based on the acclaimed graphic novel, toy and game brand, and featuring a stellar celebrity voice cast, Scarygirl is a visual treat. Read More Read Less

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Luke Buckmaster Guardian The best family movies awaken the adult in the child and the child in the adult. This one mistakes colour for creativity, pumping its surface full of vim and vigour but letting the writing wither on the vine. Rated: 2/5 Oct 30, 2023 Full Review Nadine Whitney Loud and Clear Reviews It is a positive that Australia is reaching into the world of larger scale animations using local talent. Dec 8, 2023 Full Review Peter Gray The AU Review Imaginatively directed and visually stunning, Scarygirl, despite some shortcomings, is ultimately a winning experience as it shines bright, inviting its viewers to embrace the power of positivity in even the darkest of days. Rated: 3/5 Oct 31, 2023 Full Review KT Mahe For Your Reference Podcast A rich world with a heartwarming message of belonging, trust and the world around us. Arkie proves to the dreamers in all of us that anything is possible. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 30, 2023 Full Review Oti For Your Reference Podcast Scarygirl offers an intriguing journey through a vividly crafted world. While it celebrates the theme of self-acceptance, the film offers an interesting watch with a blend of highs and lows. Rated: 4/5 Oct 30, 2023 Full Review David Griffiths Subculture Entertainment Don't let the fact this is Australian put you off it looks equal to Pixar or Dreamworks. Deals with complex, modern issues in a fun and easy way for the whole family. It will entertain all. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 28, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Simon P Good entertaining family animation Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/29/24 Full Review Aileen C Saw this on Blu-Ray (a gift from a friend) and was really surprised at how beautiful it looked. The characters were different to what I've seen on other animated films. It was also a very positive film and I related to the message of managing expectations from your parents. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/31/23 Full Review Giorgia M Fantastic, mesmerizing! I love how the art and sensitivity the movie are true to the original creator of Scarygirl (Nathan Jurevicious). The visual are just stunning, and it really paint wonderfully the unique settings and characters. Enjoyed very much the designer toys references like the seams on the characters! So glad this is here. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review Joe L Refreshingly original! A wonderful and visually stunning movie based on the illustrations, comics and vinyl toy designs of the great Nathan Jurevicious. It delivers a fantastic story with remarkably unique characters. It has Nathan's fingerprints and sensibilities all over it. Quite an inspiring achievement! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/29/23 Full Review Brent M From the very first moment things begin to spring to life, ‘Scarygirl' is a phenomenal visual delight that's difficult to describe to those unfamiliar with creator Nathan Jurevicius' ‘Scarygirl' books, artwork, games, vinyl figures or other short films. Psychedelic-like colours fill the screen with strange characters and wondrous settings the entire time and draw you in to the beautiful, mysterious world of ‘Scarygirl' in an almost hypnotic manner. Animated in a way reminiscent of stop-motion films gives it great depth and a very three dimensional look, that also reflects the appearance of Nathan's past vinyl figures & mini figures / sets. The casting is as equally stunning, particularly Jillian Nguyen who was perfect as the voice of central character, ‘Arkie'. As was Deborah Mailman as ‘Treedweller' and Sam Neill as ‘Dr.Maybee'- with Dr.Maybee even kinda resembling Sam Neill (or vice versa?) at times. I also loved Mark Coles Smith as ‘River Bandit', who not only speaks but also makes some great crazy noises, that along with 'Rebel King', voiced by Dylan Alcott, are referred to together as the ‘Wild Boys'. A beautiful story that is visually compelling and sonically brilliant with a wonderful cast. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/22/23 Full Review V A My kids and I loved watching this Australian animated film. The characters were fun and the gorgeous worlds created were amazing! My son particularly loved Bunniguru. Highly recommend. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Free spirited and cheerful Arkie (Jillian Nguyen) lives with her adoptive octopus father, Blister (Rob Collins), on a flourishing, colorful peninsula. Together they help regenerate plant life using their magical tentacles, with the help of friendly mechanical bees powered by sunrays. That's until space bandits invade and kidnap Blister -- so that an evil scientist, Dr. Maybee, can use his powers to sap the planet's lifeforce and discover the key to immortality. Can Arkie rescue Blister in time to save her home from devastation? Based on the acclaimed graphic novel, toy and game brand, and featuring a stellar celebrity voice cast, Scarygirl is a visual treat.
Director
Ricard Cussó
Producer
Sophie Byrne, Nadine Bates, Kristen Souvlis, Ryan Greaves
Screenwriter
Craig Behenna, Matt Everitt, Les Turner, Polly Watkins
Genre
Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Kids & Family
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 30m