Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Val Kilmer, Eric Idle, Chris Kattan, Michael Clarke Duncan.
Director: Marc F. Adler,Jason Maurer
Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
Framed for kidnapping Kyla, the princess of a hated rival race, young dreamer Delgo must both prove his innocence and persuade the two warring tribes to unite and save the princess from their common enemy.
I wonder if maybe the people that were behind this film seen it before the theater release and for one reason or another decided to just let it die a fast and painless death. They was little to no advertising for this, at least I never seen one ad on Television. So no wonder it did poorly and was gone in a matter of a week and no one even heard of it before, at least not very many people anyway. That being said Delgo gets a second chance this week when it comes out on DVD. Originally planned as a trilogy, which I do not see happening now but if so this was a very good start. The character development could of been a bit better but if there was more to follow then I think this did a great job at introducing us to all the main characters and their worlds. The CGI here was amazing, I was taken back at how good this looked. I was not expecting anyway great as far as the visuals go but I got to say it was mind-blowing and it easily rivals any other studio in that department. The cast including, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft and Val Kilmer all did a terrific job giving these characters life. Like all movies Delgo does have flaws but lets face it this is a kids movie first and if the plot was more complicated ect.. then you are going to lose the targeted audience and that is never a good thing. I felt Delgo was a fast paced, action packed adventure that supplied some great laughs along the way and fun characters. So even with the weaknesses it has I think Delgo still rose above them with its visuals alone. If you have children I would have to say this is a must own or if you are just a fan of animated films yourself then I suggest giving it a chance I think you will find it to very entertaining. Delgo will not go down as a classic but it was still a film that served up some great eye candy and was more fun than I expected. The Delgo dual layered single-disc includes the theatrical version of the film, is presented in widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio) format and features English 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Bonus Features include:
Audio Commentary with Directors
Sounds of Delgo
Meet the Characters
See the Creatures
Award-winning animated short: Chroma Chameleon
Deleted Scenes (additional 14 minutes of footage)
Released by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. *** 1/2 Out Of *****