The character animation (save Maleficent and her enchanted alter egos) plays as rote and flat as any in the post-UPA landscape. The narrative flow is pokey, too: the antics of the three fairies—color-coded like Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and no more grown-up—achieve the supernatural feat of slowing down a movie that only comes out to an hour and fifteen minutes. But, sweet mother of God, the backgrounds!
Kyle A. Westphal
July 07, 2017