All kids have fears, and nowadays, those fears can include bullies. While I don't particularly love movies that feature bullying, I do love it when the good guy wins in the end.
Freddy FrogFace is a film where you won't recognize any of the actor voices. They also have accents. While this may seem at first to be a negative, it actually helped to keep my kids' attention. I could understand what they were saying just fine, and some of the more colorful phrases were actually more adorable when said with an accent.
The story line to this film is about a boy who wants nothing more than to be in the circus talent show. The town bully, Freddy Frogface, does everything in his power to stop it. The results are that the main character gets his way, but not without some very ridiculous scenes and clever conversation. My younger kids had a bit harder time following along in this film; my older kids (7 and up), however, were enjoying the witty dialogue and characters.
We have already enjoyed several films from Phase 4 Films (see our reviews of Smitty, The True Story of Puss & Boots, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, and Fat Boy Chronicles). They aren't the blockbusters films that kids are usually begging for, but we always enjoy them. Also, if you haven't noticed, there are absolutely NO new films out from major studios right now, and my kids welcome the chance to see something appropriate for their age range. If you haven't given Phase 4 a chance with a few of their titles, you really should!
*Titles received to review. Opinions are 100% my own.