18 July 2009 | salmo365
An enjoyable family film
Perhaps it's the African setting and the beautiful locations as another commentator mentions, but my family & i were total enthralled with this film.
It was simple, spiritual and left us all with a wonderful feeling. It was timeless and if it wasn't for the cars and technology then you would struggle to know when it was set. There were some weak parts, mostly involving the adults but overall it was a wonderful story and we'd love to see the other six films for the other six continents.
At times you feel you are watching a 1960s Disney film and the dialogue is occasionally unrealistic. But as a family we were able to work past that and I could tell from my kids faces that they were captivated. My son even turned off his Nintendo DS.
Sadly there aren't many true family films about these days and it was a delight to stumble across this gem from the Netherlands.