Moshi Monsters
2013 Running time: 88 Certificate: u Rating: 3
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Synopsis

In this colourful children's toon, Katsuma, Poppet, Mr Snoodle plus the other Moshi Monsters are locked in a catchy song-filled race against time to stop evil Dr Strangeglove and his incompetent Glump sidekick Fishlips from pulverising the recently discovered Great Moshling Egg. With a global reach of 80 million subscribers, this spin-off from the British interactive game will find no shortage of fans.

Directors

  • Wip Vernooij

  • Morgan Francis

Cast

  • Keith Wickham

  • Emma Tate

  • Tom Clarke Hill

  • Boris Hiestand

  • Phillipa Alexander

Review

In his big screen adaptation of the world-conquering interactive game, director by Wip Vernooij wisely expands its attraction beyond to anklebiting adherents of the UK original.

A time-honoured villain - Dr Strangeglove (voiced by Canadian trombone player Ashley Slater) - steals into Monstro City and makes off with the Great Moshling Egg, a newly-discovered vessel containing all sorts of mysteries.

When the rotter demands a ransom, cat/rabbit cross Katsuma (Emma Tate) seizes his chance of TV fame...but is obliged to recruit a posse including pink Poppet (Phillipa Alexander) and over-eager hound Mr Snoodle to help satisfy Strangeglove's desires.

Fans of the surreal spice of Spongebob Squarepants will find much to appeal and the film - produced by the aptly-titled Mind Candy - also makes a bid for the Asian community with a Bollywood workout as well as knee-high fans of Indiana Jones.