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Animal Crackers (2017)



Critic Consensus: Animal Crackers is far from the most distinctive animated fare, but its wacky humor and zippy speed make it a decent diversion for younger viewers.

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Owen Huntington's life is one continuous loop of work, eat, and sleep. A loop that keeps him from ever seeing his wife Zoe, or his three year old daughter MacKenzie. A loop that is sure to kill him. Then, one day, Owen discovers a long lost Uncle passed away -- and left his Circus to Owen. What could have been a blessing -- soon unfolds into a curse. The circus is broke. The animals are all gone. And most of the crew are too old to be of any use. It's a disaster. But something magical happens. Owen discovers Buffalo Bob's secret. A box of Animal Crackers that gives the bearer the ability to become any animal in the box. Suddenly, there's hope. If Owen can use the box to become these animals and perform people will come. He'll be rich. But Owen forgot one thing. Buffalo Bob had a brother. Horatio P. Huntington. Owner of the largest chain of circuses in the world. And Horatio would stop at nothing to get his hands on the Magical Animal Crackers.


Ian McKellen
as Horatio P. Huntington
Danny DeVito
as Chesterfield
Wallace Shawn
as Mr. Woodley
Gilbert Gottfried
as Mario Zucchini
Kevin Grevioux
as Samson The Strongman
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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

Everything moves along briskly, punctuated with colorful characters, animal and human, and lively musical numbers.

July 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Proceeds like a John Steinbeck tome for kindergartners.

July 24, 2020 | Full Review…

If "Animal Crackers" never quite matches the mania of "Meet the Robinsons," nor the comic wit of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meetballs," it still moves so fast that less generic animation might have seemed like a waste.

July 23, 2020 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

[A] delightfully inventive, frequently hilarious animated feature.

July 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The circus theme already feels played out from the start, while the story heads in mostly predictable directions despite the limited pleasure of seeing those mighty morphin power crackers in action.

June 19, 2017 | Full Review…

Animal Crackers is not perfect but it's a good directorial debut for Sava that is ultimately fun and offers families a wacky afternoon's viewing, with an uplifting final note and, in these tough times, that's a good thing to strive for and achieve.

August 7, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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