Migration is a heartwarming tale of adventure, family, and the steadfast spirit of mallard ducks. The filmmakers at Illumination bring their signature flair for humor and emotion to the world of migratory birds. Read on for more details in our Migration Movie Review!
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Illumination’s Migration Movie Review
About the film:
This holiday season, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration.
The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids—teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen—the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip, via New York City, to tropical Jamaica.
As the Mallards make their way South for the winter, their well-laid plans quickly go awry. The experience will inspire them to expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends and accomplish more than they ever thought possible, while teaching them more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined.
Illumination strikes a harmonious balance between humor and heart, ensuring that both younger audiences and accompanying adults find moments to laugh and reflect.
As an educator, my husband appreciated the film’s strength in its ability to weave educational elements seamlessly into the narrative. As the mallard family encounters various species and ecosystems, the audience is treated to a fascinating glimpse into the natural world.
The film’s captivating animation, endearing characters, and positive message make it a worthy watch for families looking for a heartwarming adventure.
See the Migration movie in theaters on Friday, December 22nd!