Free Jimmy (15)
Christopher Nielsen (85 mins), voiced by Woody Harrelson, Simon Pegg, Kyle MacLachlan
Friday 17 October 2008
This animated comedy about a drug-addled elephant named Jimmy being chased by low life stoners, animal rights activists, Scottish hunters and Lapland gangsters could be called a one-off.
That would be a polite term. Simon Pegg (who also voices one of the low lifes) adapted the Norwegian script, which doesn't speak well of his translation skills or his sense of humour. The brief relationship that the escaped elephant forms with a resourceful moose is oddly touching, but the fatuities surrounding it ensure that any deeper involvement is unlikely.
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