Moon Man – review

Stephan Schesch's kids' cartoon, based on the 1967 picture book by Tomi Ungerer, is a lo-fi delight, blending old-school storytelling with a whiff of head-shop trippiness.

Ungerer provides the voice of the lonesome man on the moon, who hitches a ride down to Earth on the tail of a comet and promptly decides that he would rather go home. So what if the plot feels a tad rudimentary? Moon Man has been crafted with love and painted with care. It's the equivalent of the handmade Christmas present, left under the tree, just waiting to be found.

Powered by article was written by Xan Brooks, for The Observer on Sunday 29th December 2013 00.05 Europe/London © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010


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