Magic of 2D enlivens Doraemon remake
DORAEMON: NOBITA AND THE BIRTH OF JAPAN 2016 (PG)
Animated science fiction/104 minutes/Opens June 9
THERE is something magical about sticking with 2D animation, especially when it helps to retain the essence of an icon like Doraemon.
The franchise's 36th feature film sees Doraemon (voiced by Wasabi Mizuta), Nobita (Megumi Ohara) and their friends travelling 70,000 years back in time to build their own society and escape their demanding parents.
This latest version, a remake of the 1989 film of the same name, improves on the original with its more polished animation, while still retaining everything we love about Doraemon.
The plot might stumble into predictable territory in the second half, but the lovable characters and Doraemon's gadgets help to keep the film magical, at least for the most die-hard fans.
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