11 February 2010 | Chargers_Fan
Not a bad introduction to the story for children
If you want to present this story to children in a time frame that will not cause their attention spans to wane, this is a reasonably well-done animated version of Jules Verne's classic tale. It retains most major points of the original story, albeit in an abbreviated fashion. Children should enjoy the anthropomorphic characters and quick pace of the story. While the voice acting for the Phileas Fogg character is excellent, adults may find themselves cringing a bit at the verbal scenery-chewing and ridiculously overdone French accent of whomever voiced the Passepartout character. Children, however, are likely to be more forgiving of this shortcoming, and will probably even enjoy it. Overall, I would recommend this for families with children in the age range of 5-12 years, or for any adult who remains a "kid at heart" and wants to get the main points of the story without reading the novel or sitting through a multi-hour filmed version.