Ferngully: The Last Rain Forest

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Ferngully: The Last Rain Forest ★★½ 1992 (G)

Animated ecomusical follows the adventures of independent-minded flying sprite Crysta, who lives in a rain forest beset by pollution. She discovers the outside world and becomes smitten with the human Zak, who is helping to cut down the forest. Crysta decides to reduce him to her size and show him the error of his ways. She's aided by fellow sprite, Pips, and a crazy bat (Batty Koda with a voice provided by the lively Williams). So-so script with politically pristine environmental message may grow tiresome for both adults and children, though decent animation and brilliant coloring enlivens the tale. 80m/C VHS, DVD. D: Bill Kroyer; W: Jim Cox; M: Alan Silvestri; V: Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, Robin Williams, Tim Curry, Jonathan Ward, Grace Zabriskie, Richard “Cheech” Marin, Thomas Chong, Tone Loc, Jim Cox.