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Are you YETI for some family time at the movies? Because SMALLFOOT Movie hits theaters September 28 and we got to screen the film earlier this month to share our thoughts with you. Plus, after the screening I got to interview a few of the voices behind the Yetis and the Director to learn more about the film. So find out what Channing Tatum, Common, and Director/Co-Writer Karey Kirkpatrick has to say about Smallfoot – down below!
Smallfoot turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human.
Smallfoot Movie Review
Before we screened the film, I was hesitant about taking Ronan with us. He was scared from the commercials and thought the Yetis were just big scary monsters wanting to cause havoc. Mind you, he’s only 3 years old and he’s right…big, pointy sharp teeth and that ROAR is scary. But, he was still curious about the film and obviously wrong about the plot. He bravely watched it while sitting on my lap (for mommy security) and I kid you not…he was laughing throughout the whole movie!
We absolutely loved this movie and its creative twist on legends. Smallfoot is filled with adventure, laugh-out-loud moments, music, and ends with a heartfelt message. It’s the perfect formula for a family film that kids of all ages will enjoy.
But if you’re worried about the loud roars for your littles, don’t be…the scenes are funny, especially when they encounter a Mama Bear.
Smallfoot Movie Interview with Channing Tatum, Common, and Director/Co-Writer Kary Kirkpatrick
Smallfoot introduces us to a whole squad of lovable Yetis. Channing Tatum plays Migo, the Yeti who challenges the village’s leader, Stonekeeper, played by Common, as he searches the truth about the legendary Smallfoot. When asked about the biggest takeaway from the movie, Common said:
Believing in that truth, and not being afraid to share that truth is – one of the great messages we have in this movie.
Did you know the animated adventure is also a musical with original music? I didn’t know until I watched the movie. And according to Channing Tatum, it was new to them too! Director Karey Kirkpatrick said, “they didn’t decide to make it a musical until January of 2017.” Tatum doesn’t consider himself a singer, but I thought he did great job and it worked well with his character, Migo.
I only recorded that song [referring to the song, Perfection], like, probably a month ago. -Channing Tatum
Although there were challenges for Common when it comes to singing/rapping someone else’s words, he grew from that experience.
The new thing for me was usually I write the songs that I’m rapping. You know, it’s just—that’s part of something what hip-hop culture and rap has been. But, it was new for me to work someone else’s cadence. -Common
Curious about the origin of the name Migo? Its the Nepalese word for Yeti!
SMALLFOOT is out in theaters September 28 and for more info, visit smallfootmovie.com