Knowing that Lea Salonga performs Dayo’s theme song, I couldn’t get to the theater fast enough. This animated feature hits two birds with one stone. First is that I’ve been a fan of Lea Salonga long before I could speak (I was born listening to her sing I Am But A Small Voice). Second, I support any attempt made by our local animators — even when the odds are stacked against them.
Especially when the odds are stacked against them.
To test if this flick has hit its target market, though, I had to bring my 7-year-old little brother, Tim. The technical flaws seem to be lost on him. An OC multimedia arts/animation student or professor would’ve been highly critical of the tacky choice of typefaces (Comic Sans Serif???) or the the heavy usage of filters (bevel, texture, drop shadow combo) in the signages. To a child, however, it’s all about how you tell the story…READ THE FULL REVIEW AT COOLAY.COM (comments are welcome there. ^_^)