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      The Little Vampire

      2017 1 hr. 23 min. Kids & Family Adventure Fantasy Comedy Animation List
      14% 14 Reviews Tomatometer 57% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Rudolph, a 13-year-old vampire, meets Tony, a mortal boy his age who loves old castles, graveyards and vampires. Tony helps Rudolph to fight against a notorious vampire hunter and together they save Rudolph's family and become friends. Read More Read Less

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      Rose Absolutely amazing film that brought me great joy growing up Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/17/23 Full Review Faith K The original was way better. This is a carbon copy, animated version of a 2000 kid movie that got rid of all the exposition, bonding moments and all the quality pacing that the original had. Dumping this fake with all the other crappy copycat movies: in the burn pile. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/06/23 Full Review dan f The 2000 live action film was a beautifully emotional film with a wonderful ending that made kids cry. This 2017 animated 'remake' missed out all of the great parts of the original story, really had no story line of its own or an outcome at the end. The whole film was a man using a flashlight on vampires who just so happened to meet some young boy on a holiday in the uk, who originally was the main character whose family moved to scotland in the 2000 version which made much more sense. (how they got their car and caravan from america to scotland is another story i'm sure). Also the original's main story point was that the vampires did not want to be vampires anymore and wanted to use a commit to turn them back to humans... This was not even in the 2017 animation which begs the question, why remake a movie if you're not going to even include the plot? AWFUL Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 10/15/22 Full Review Ia R This child-friendly romance movie is an absolute delight. My family and friends watch it literally every day. Rudolph, Tony, and the wacky grandparents live in my head rent free. And this is not even mentioning the chad that is Rookery. Every iconic line of dialogue has me on my feet clapping. I only wish that I could see this in theaters, where it belongs. My only regret is that the movie left ambiguous whether the love spell on Tony was completely removed. But I'm sure that this will be cleared up in the sequels :) 20/10 movie, literally a better vampire romance movie than Twilight. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/03/22 Full Review Audience Member My girl and I watched this in glorious 3D on a Dutch import Blu-ray. We both loved it. Simple but sweet straightforward story with likable protagonists, hissable villains, and lots of heart. The Old World European backgrounds and gothy rich color schemes were absolutely beautiful. The titular little vampire Rudolph Sackville-Bagg and the other undead characters were all well quite well animated and perfectly voiced; the mortals less so on average, with the boy's parents being a bit stiff and inexpressive, but the villainous vampire hunter Rookery (voiced by the wonderful Jim Carter, aka Mr. Carson from Downton Abbey) was well done. And the vampirization of a certain barnyard animal was a brilliant idea. The 3D was definitely above average IMO, almost up there with Dreamworks in spots, occasional popouts but quite strong depth throughout, especially effective during the many spectacular flying scenes and chase scenes. My only quibble would be that the character animation needed a bit more polish here and there, but overall, this is an unjustly underrated and underknown 3D animated film, the first Dutch animated movie to be filmed in 3D in fact, and is tons of fun. If you're one of those who are young at heart like myself and really enjoy the simple straightforward pleasures of nWave's 3D spectaculars (A Turtle's Tale, Thunder and the House of Magic, The Son of Bigfoot), this one is a must-own. The 3D isn't as strong as an nWave production, but it's pretty damn good, and its heart is in the same place; great atmospheric orchestral music score too, which complements the onscreen action perfectly. This film has really grown on me. Top marks. It's on Netflix, but in 2D only of course, and the 3D adds immeasurably to the viewing experience, so I'd advise finding the Dutch Blu-ray if you can. Also, I just discovered that Jim Carter also played Rookery in the 2000 live action film (which now I really want to see), and Alice Krige played Rudolph's mother in both films. Very cool that the filmmakers sought them out for the animated film to reprise their roles. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It was an okay movie. Th animation was smooth most of the time. The designs were okay. Not great. I enjoyed Rudolf’s Punk Rock Look and the Family’s style as well. Tony looked a lot like Ellen De generous to me tho I kept chuckling. Tony’s Voice acting was not very good. I know kids won’t notice that tho. The slapstick humor is okay for the little ones also. They really made the vampires a lot Nicer here than the Live Action original. I still prefer the Original to this one. The Ending was sudden and not the best choice if you ask me. Over all it was an okay movie. Rudolf’s and Tony’s Friendship was cute. I don’t plan on rewatching it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/01/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Simran Hans Observer (UK) A tame-enough tale of tolerance, though bonus points for a healthy dose of toilet humour and a flying, fanged cow. Rated: 2/5 May 27, 2018 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) The movie-making prowess of the UK, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands have combined for this, a flaccid cartoon Euro-pudding that, if nothing else, will ensure that the brains trust at Pixar sleeps soundly at night... Rated: 1/5 May 25, 2018 Full Review Mike McCahill Guardian Every movement within the film is programmed with an eye towards zappy distraction rather than sincere education, which explains why the final product feels as weightless as it looks artless. Rated: 2/5 May 25, 2018 Full Review Brian Costello Common Sense Media Animated book-based monster tale has potty humor, peril. Rated: 2/5 Aug 28, 2018 Full Review Edward Porter Sunday Times (UK) The Little Vampire, a low-budget cartoon with supernatural characters who aren't so much undead as lifeless. Rated: 1/5 May 29, 2018 Full Review Andy Lea Daily Express (UK) The dialogue is flat and the animation is workmanlike but it is quirky and pacy enough to keep younger children quiet. Rated: 2/5 May 25, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Rudolph, a 13-year-old vampire, meets Tony, a mortal boy his age who loves old castles, graveyards and vampires. Tony helps Rudolph to fight against a notorious vampire hunter and together they save Rudolph's family and become friends.
      Director
      Karsten Kiilerich, Richard Claus
      Executive Producer
      Brian Cleveland, Jason Cleveland, Edward Noeltner
      Production Co
      Rothkirch Cartoon Film, A. Film, Cool Beans, Ambient Entertainment GmbH
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 14, 2018
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