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Dear Dracula

2012, regia di Chad Van De Keere


Scheda: Nazione: USA - Produzione: Kickstart Productions - Distribuzione: ARC Entertainment, Anderson Digital, Cake Entertainment, Thefyzz - Soggetto: dal fumetto Dear Dracula di Joshua Williamson - Sceneggiatura: Brad Birch - Montaggio: Joshua Mark Guitar - Musiche: Michael Richard Plowman - Effetti speciali: Hot & Sour Animation - Formato: Color, animazione - Durata: 42'.

Voci: Ray Liotta, Emilio Estevez, Ariel Winter, Isaac Wilson, Troy Baker.






Plot Summary, Synopsis, Review: IMDb - - - - - - «Parents need to know that Dear Dracula is a family-friendly movie based on a graphic novel of the same name. It centers on a friendship between a shy boy and kindly Count Dracula, who fears he's lost his touch when it comes to being scary and needs someone to remind him how it's done. For a Halloween movie about such an iconic monster, there's no scariness to fear; in fact, the story is more funny and heartwarming than it is frightful. Themes of self-confidence and kindness are strong throughout, and there are brief instances of bullying and teasing you can use to start conversations with your kids about those and other social issues. Dear Dracula tells the story of Sam (voiced by Nathan Gamble), an introverted boy with an affinity for monsters who decides to write to Count Dracula (Ray Liotta) to ask for a vampire action figure he wants. His request is granted (sort of) when the Count himself shows up on his doorstep, accompanied by his sidekick, Myro (Emilio Estevez), just in time for the Halloween festivities on Sam's street. But try as he might, the Count just can't seem to scare up any fright in neighborhood trick-or-treaters, leading him to question his abilities. Meanwhile, Sam is pining for a friendship beyond that he shares with his pet spider, Webber, but can't seem to get up the nerve to talk to his neighbor, Emma (Ariel Winter). When these two unlikely pals pledge to solve each other's problems, it's anybody's guess as to how things will turn out. Halloween specials tend to be as fleeting as are the buckets of Halloween candy that disappear in a matter of days, but Dear Dracula is a delightful addition to TV's holiday repertoire that deserves a place in your family's viewing traditions. Based on a graphic novel by Joshua Williamson and Vincente Navarrate, the story is light on fright and heavy on comedy, cleverness, and fantastic messages about the value of friendship and the satisfaction of self-esteem. Sam and the Count discover that they may not be able to solve their own problems alone, but that each one has some expertise to offer the other in his quest for happiness. What starts as a cute premise for a story quickly blossoms into a full-blown treat for the whole family, thanks to visually pleasing animation and exceptional voice artists who capture the essence of the characters. From Marion Ross as Sam's spunky grandma to Liotta as the curmudgeonly Count, there's a delightful surprise around every corner of this funny, sweet Halloween story».





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