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Family Gala

Abominable

The latest animated tale from Dreamworks is a fun, fast-paced action adventure about a little girl and her yeti companion in a race-against-time trip from China to the Himalayas.

Dir Jill Culton, Todd Wilderman
Prod Suzanne Buirgy, Peilin Chou
Scr Jill Culton
With Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson
USA-China
2019
98min
UK Distribution Universal Pictures International

Teenager Yi, who lives in Shanghai, is surprised to discover that a Yeti has escaped captivity and found his way on to the roof of her apartment building. Moreover, he’s far from happy. After some initial posturing between the two, it’s not long before they form a bond and the furry stranger is named Everest by Yi and her friends Jin and Peng. Everest is on the run from zoologist Dr Zara (Sarah Paulson) and Burnish (Eddie Izzard), an old and very rich collector of species. So, the teens decide to help him on the dangerous and epic 2,000-mile journey to the Himalayas, where he can be reunited with his family. Along the way, they discover that Everest has a magical relationship with nature, which manifests itself in many wondrous and delightful ways. Written and directed by Jill Culton (Open Season), this collaboration between Dreamworks Animation Studios and Pearl Studio in China is a joyous and rewarding achievement. Boasting a compelling story and breathtaking visuals achieved by the latest animation technology, Abominable is as beautiful as it is funny and exciting.

Justin Johnson

Additional information

Suitable for age 6+

The screening on Saturday 5 October is an accessible screening for customers who are blind or partially-sighted. The film has an audio-description soundtrack, and headphones are available on request.

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