Ruby fallen from the nest
A Christmas story that airs on November 24 is arguably a bit ahead of schedule. But these days, there is no harm in doing yourself good with this little thirty minute wonder concocted by Aardman.
It should be remembered that the British studio is the proud daddy of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the sheep and a whole host of plasticine characters whose adventures with “so British” humor, between burlesque and pinch-less. laughter, relaxed the zygomatics of millions of spectators.
The spirit is the same in Ruby fallen from the nest, but the approach is different with this musical featuring felt animals. It all starts with a restless nativity scene. Falling from the nest, the egg that sees the birth of Ruby, adorable robin to melt the most hardened hearts, lands in a dump!
A family of mice collects the baby bird and raises it as one of their own. But the naturalness comes back to the wing: Ruby does not really have the discretion of her brothers and sisters, a quality necessary to go and steal two or three crumbs from human neighbors.
In order to prove that she is the most discreet mouse in the world, she joins forces with a sympathetic thieving magpie to go and steal the star that sits atop the tree, the one that makes all wishes come true. But the cat is prowling …
A visual delight with timeless charm, this film about an adopted child’s quest for identity has the stamp of end-of-year classics. The care given to the volume animation, as delicate as it is lively, to the light, warm and soft, and to the dubbing, as whispered in the viewer’s ear, is stunning. The arias, less sung than hummed, have the appearance of melodious nursery rhymes that one finds oneself whistling after having heard them. In short, enough to last until Christmas.