Director: Francesco Dafano, Luca Della Grotta
Writer: Francesco Dafano, Andrea Nobile (Screenplay)
Starring: (Voice Talents) Rossy de Palma, Dave Willis, Marc Thompson, Tyler Bunch, Sam Haft, Billy Bob Thompson
Plot: Boxes, bottles, cans. Garbage. Abandoned, ignored, inert. Until nightfall. Slim is a resigned cardboard box. but his fate changes when a kid toy box, Spark, involves him and his pals in an adventure that will change their life forever.
Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Castaways starts when a new piece of garbage Spark, finds himself needing to learn quick of Slim about the world that he has found himself in, and when the suckers turn up, they go out of the safety of the kitchen they hide in, the find themselves in the open streets, on the run.
Slim reluctantly looks to help Spark find a safe place, a fable place, where he will need to fight against the Predators who hunt around for trash to destroy.
Thoughts on The Castaways
Thoughts – The Castaways is a fun little animation movie that dives into the magic of Toy Story, with the idea that trash items will find themselves needing to fight for their lives despite being thrown out by humans. Creating an underworld society there they look to get on with their lives, but know the dangers if they are caught. This is told in a way that will give us an unlikely group of characters coming together for the better good, while the evil figures might well look like a traditional big shader figures. With each location we get to enter into a location where the strangest places to find trash hiding away from the world. This is a story that has everything going for it with the journey being made, characters filled with good, to create a film that the whole family can enjoy and get the message about recycling in.
Signature Entertainment presents The Castaways on Digital Platforms on 15th November
Final Thoughts – The Castaways is an animation movie the whole family can enjoy.