Curiosity killed the yak in director Karey Kirkpatrick’s effervescent computer-animated romp, which follows an inquisitive Yeti who comes in from the cold to prove the existence of a race of diminutive hairless creatures called humans.
Smallfoot is festooned with far from abominable snowmen and snowwomen who live in a thriving mountaintop community which is hidden from prying eyes by a ring of high-altitude cloud. These cute, hirsute critters place their unstinting trust in ancient runes which state that their mountain sits atop four hulking mammoths and is warmed by the light of a great glowing snail, which crawls across the sky.
Ignorance is bliss until one member of the community publicly challenges the veracity of the runes and forces his fellow Yetis to ask probing questions of the people in power. Smallfoot is a simplistic but breezily charming adventure.