In this surreal stop-motion animated fable, primarily based on a kids’s e-book by Czech author Iva Procházková, Whizzy (Simona Berman), a mouse, roams the animal afterlife with Whitebelly (Graham Halstead), the fox who killed her. Their journey via the nice past begins at a scorching springs referred to as “the purification plant” and features a pit cease at a rainbow-hued carnival. One trippy sequence sees Whizzy glimpsing the vastness of the universe within the backside of a glittering properly; a time-lapse of the altering seasons is like Wes Anderson’s Fantastic Mr Fox meets Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life.
By means of Whizzy and Whitebelly’s unlikely friendship, the movie gently means that it’s a option to be courageous or type and to beat our important animal natures. The story is somewhat flat, however the beautiful, hand-crafted puppets and units give the movie dimension. The anxious Whitebelly’s matted fur is rendered with beautiful element and care, whereas a featherlight pink footbridge seems to be as if it’s been constructed from strawberry meringue.