18-year-old Sam, who never seems to catch a break, meets a black cat who takes her to a magical land from where all the good and bad luck originates. After getting fired from Pixar due to #metoo-related accusations, John Lasseter came to Skydance and this was the first movie he supervised as a producer. It comes dangerously close to being a Pixar knock-off, constantly touching on themes and ideas that are typical of the rival studio’s great movies. Nothing here is satisfying enough, in spite of a few amusing and attractive moments.
2022-U.S.-Spain. Animated. VOD. 105 min. Color. Directed by Peggy Holmes. Voices of Eva Noblezada (Sam Greenfield), Simon Pegg (Bob), Jane Fonda (Babe the Dragon), Whoopi Goldberg, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery… John Ratzenberger.
Trivia: Emma Thompson was originally hired to voice the dragon, but left after Lasseter’s arrival.