Abominable Review

This is an advance review out of the Toronto International Film Festival. Abominable opens Sept. 27 in the US, Sept. 19 in Australia, and Oct. 11 in the UK.

Abominable is an adorable if somewhat derivative animated adventure in which a group of kids journey through China in an effort to return their Yeti friend to his home atop Mount Everest — a storyline that makes sense considering the film is a co-production between America’s DreamWorks Animation and China’s Pearl Studio, and has therefore been fine-tuned to appeal to both markets. But while the kids are likable and the Yeti impossibly cute, this tale has been told countless times before, and oftentimes in more engaging fashion.

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