I tried to watch Wolf Wanderer with my two year old. It took about five minutes before she realized, as she crouched in another room, that it was a little too scary for her. My wife called the artwork “hard”. That may be true, but the animation and the film itself are pretty nice too.
About a young girl in Ireland in the 1630s who encounters a pack of wolves and a strange child who appears to be controlling the pack, Wolf Wanderer is a fascinating and visually exciting film by Tomm Moore (The secret of the Kells, the breadwinner) and Ross Stewart. Use traditional animation – to invoke the animation traditional isn’t entirely fair – Moore and the crew splash the screen with vibrant colors and unique artwork that will whisk you away into their lush and intoxicating world.
While I’m not a huge fan of non-mainstream animated dishes – or at least not naturally drawn to the genre – it’s hard to look away from it Wolf Wanderer. The simple and complex story that children can bring up while engaging with deeper, or at least adult topics, is fascinating. And the characters and the way they interact with each other are instantly unforgettable. Honor Kneafsey and Eva Whittaker’s language work is first class; The two girls bring their talents to life with charisma and charm. Sean Bean is excellent too.
While Wolf Wanderer It’s not a normal animated tariff, but a beautiful film that deserves every award. And if you’re sticking to Disney-esque cartoons in general like me, then just think about it once.
Rating by Erik Samdahl, unless otherwise stated.