A very straightforward fable with a “nice” message that is both elevated and marred by its animation style.

Let me explain. Some of the time the animation looked like horrible video game cut scenes. I almost turned it off. But when our hero left soggy old France for “The Orient” then BLAM there was an explosion of color and patterns that had me ooohing and ahhhing. I can’t say anything too nice about the story or voice acting but the animation, a combo plate of computers and hand-drawn is, at times, breathtaking.