Sebastian and Samantha and their two trusty knights are on a quest to find a magic crystal which will help them overcome the evil rodents trying to take over. The story is a bit formulaic and obvious to adults, but it's also timeless and enthralls children.
I actually think the illustration for this CGI movie is gorgeous. There is excellent use of colour to highlight and real depth to the images, however the animation uses a slow frame rate, so the characters don't quite move and talk smoothly. That doesn't bother us and I didn't even notice at first (possibly because we're so used to playing console games). The characters are likeable, not wishy washy or bullish. There's a trailer for the movie below....
My 5 and 6 year old boys have watched this film twice now, and they've laughed out loud throughout. The 'bad guy' rodents and other enemies can be a little bit scary at times, but not overly so, and the good guys win in the end. It's a good children's movie, and very watchable, but possibly won't hold much excitement for anyone aged around 8+.
A Mouse's Tale is released on 25th May in time for half term, it has a running time of 87 minutes and is rated PG.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment have kindly offered a copy of A Mouse's Tale on DVD as a prize for one of my readers. Entry is by Gleam form below. The giveaway is open to UK readers only, and will end at midnight on Wednesday 20th May. Please see the bottom of the Gleam form for Terms and Conditions.
A Mouse's Tale Children's DVD Giveaway
We were sent a copy of A Mouse's Tale for review.