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The Snurks
The Snurks
Actors: Patrick Stewart, Emily Watson, Glenn Wrage, Alan Marriott, Bob Saker
Directors: Holger Tappe, Lenard Fritz Krawinkel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
PG     2005     1hr 31min

The beautiful world of Gaya is home to a community of creatures, the Snurks, who are much smaller than humans, but who have an uncanny resemblance to them. But the Snurks are facing imminent danger. Someone has stolen the ...  more »


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Actors: Patrick Stewart, Emily Watson, Glenn Wrage, Alan Marriott, Bob Saker
Directors: Holger Tappe, Lenard Fritz Krawinkel
Creators: Holger Tappe, Lenard Fritz Krawinkel, Harro von Have, Bob Shaw, Don McEnery, Jan Berger
Genres: Indie & Art House, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Animation, Family Films, Animation, Animation
Studio: First Look Pictures
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/20/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Light, but fun
wiredweird | Earth, or somewhere nearby | 02/10/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok, there's no big deep meaning here. It's a safe, standard cartoon for tween-agers, or maybe kids just below that age. The stereotypes are all there: and over-protected and rebellious princess (or something like), muscular and handsome hero with supergeek sidekick, and a basically good boy who just fell in with the wrong crowd. Their quest is to recover a magical gem from the mad scientist (with lab coat) who stole it.

The animation is as good as any around. A few nice turns of story line save it from being boring as well as trite, but I'll let you find them for yourself. It's good entertainment for kids, but an adult should have a good book to read while this is on.

Great Kid's Movie
L. Mintah | USA | 08/21/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This English movie has realistic and beautiful computer animation. Despite the apparent similarity to Shrek, The Snurks has much more kid appeal than adult appeal. I watched this with my friend's eight year-old. He laughed in all the right places, and kept saying how Gaya was so beautiful, he wished he could live there.

The story is very original. A TV series called "Gaya" features an heroic duo named Boo and Zino. Boo is the shy, bespectacled genius, while Zino is the handsome, daring, dumb jock who is a big hero. A professor in the real world learns how to use a television set as a transporter device to transport whatever - or whomever - is on the screen. Our little friends soon find themselves trapped in 21st century Earth, where they meet their creator and try to stop the mad professor from destroying Gaya.

Lots of action and humor, lovely scenery and effects. Mild language like "hell" and "damn" a couple of times."
Generally good with some flaws.
E. M. Hodge | Virginia Beach, VA | 12/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Snurks is a really interesting movie with a concept that never really seems to have been done before. The plot revolves around animated children's show characters named Boo, Zino and a group of semi-villainous "Snurks". They get brought to the real world by a mad scientist trying to steal the ultimate power of the universe, something called Dalamite, which happens to be a part of the television world these characters come from. If you think the premise is weird, it gets weirder.

These one foot tall creatures must now battle a strange, unknown world, reclaim "the Dalamite" and return home to their beloved world, called "Gaia". I won't spoil the ending or any of the various subplots, but I will say that its an involved and interesting storyline, and many of the characters actually evolve, grow and change by the end, a rare thing in movies these days.

The visuals are stunning, and the attention given to details is meticulous. Many of the backgrounds contain visual reactions or subtle animation that is too often missing in animated movies today, moths buzzing around a street lamp, for instance.

On the whole, however, the movie falls short in a few places. None of the characters really resonated with me and as such came away as being forgettable. There were very few moments in the film that I would call memorable, and the climax of the movie takes far too long. Still, I would recommend this movie highly as a fun night of viewing."
WOW...that's really all I can say...
M. Fisher | TX, USA | 09/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I really, really liked this movie. On the websites I've been to, everyone keeps comparing to Shark Tale. Well, all I can say is that...

This rocks Shark Tale's SOCKS off!!

The story could use a little touching up. The characters were at best, stereotypical, at worst horribly annoying/disgusting.

But the visuals are really what make this movie worth watching. This was an amazing achievment; a work of 3D art. The animation is astounding--these characters, no doubt about it, have the illusion of life. Their faces are expressive, their clothing is astoundingly well-done, and as for the ears and hair--let's just say AMAZING and leave it at that, because I really don't have words to describe it.

I think that if you like animation, you should watch this movie. If you like movies, period, you should watch this movie, but just rent it; DON'T buy it."