What great and vibrant colors which help bring these delightful characters to life! Sultan, the leopard king, is shot by a human being right in front of his wife Begum (voiced by Vanessa Williams) and his cub, Yuvi (Tara Strong). They had gotten in the way of a construction company which is bent on clearing out trees and in the process destroy the local forest animal’s homes They decide they must go to Delhi and protest to Parliament on behalf of the animals that remain behind and for them too when they return home.
The movie does contain a lot of fantasy violence, and it is a bit alarming when the leopard is seen shot in front of his leopard wife and cub, but there is no blood. The humans are also portrayed as unfeeling murderers of the animals and yet they change by film’s end. Children twelve and above will no doubt enjoy the energy of the various characters which feature Christopher Lloyd’s voice as a pigeon and Tom Kenny as Alex the parrot.
Due to themes of friendship and fighting for what one believes in, we are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie. It’s leopards, tigers and bears, oh my!