Riverdance: The Animated Adventure
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure is a 2021 computer-animated adventure film inspired by the dance show Riverdance. The film was made by Cinesite for River Productions and Aniventure.
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure
In 2016, it was announced that Cinesite Studios was aiming to produce nine animated movies across a five year period, one of which included a film about Riverdance. Cinesite then announced in 2018 that it had secured funding to begin working on a number of films, including Riverdance.
Following on from the likes of Wolfwalkers and Song of the Sea, this is another animated adventure that thrives in the enchantment that derives from Irish mythology, and folklore. Though Riverdance: The Animated Adventure is a little predictable at times -- as with so many family movies, the story begins with the loss of a parent figure in the opening act -- these tropes don't impact the film's emotional heartbeat. If anything, there is something oddly comforting about the familiarity.
A much better animated film steeped in Irish lore is Wolfwalkers which tells a tale of Irish history and legend with distinctive visual design. Irish legends are also animated in The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea.
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Riverdance: The Animated Adventure is a 2021 computer-animated adventure film inspired by the dance show Riverdance. The film was made by Cinesite for River Productions and Aniventure, was released in the United Kingdom on 28 May 2021, by Sky Cinema, and was made available to stream on Netflix on 14 January 2022 in the United States.
Director Eammon Butler and director/co-writer Dave Rosenbaum talk about authenticity, animating dance, and the challenge of transforming a world-renowned non-narrative stage show into a CG animated feature, now streaming on Netflix.
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure combines adventure, folklore, and music in animation while also presenting the great scenery of Ireland. It has a theme of traditions, family, friendship, and community woven together to help cope with loss and grief for the audience to relate. It's enjoyable for some parts as it was interspersed with Irish music and dance every once in a while, but not nearly good.
A serviceable animated fantasy that may play better to those familiar with the cultural touchstone from which it borrows its name, "Riverdance: The Animated Adventure" provides mediocre returns. Built around a young DJ whose angry rejection of tradition after the death of his grandfather leads to extreme danger, the film finds the boy teaming with a dancer to protect the fantastic creatures that his acts have threatened. The story follows expected paths, and the film punctuates its adventure with dance sequences that may or may not disengage the audience. Besides Pierce Brosnan's voicework, there is little here that makes an impact. This is mid-level stuff with a handful of highights.
The production celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020. And now with an animated adventure, Riverdance is hoping to introduce itself to a whole new generation in a fun and different way.
The animated film tells the story of an Irish boy named Keegan whose grandfather keeps their town safe from the Huntsman as the lighthouse keeper. Grandfather turns on the light in order to ward off the darkness that creeps in from another world. 041b061a72