SMALL­FOOT (U)

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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.

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