Saturday, July 10, 2010

FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

This movie could not be a more perfect commentary on much of what we have been discussing and reading about.

Courtesy of IMDB.com:
Ferngully is a rain-forest, it is home to a race of fairies who have never seen humans and believe Humans don't exist and only exists in stories. That is until the arrival of Batty, a wacky bat who tells the Fairies that he has seen the Humans. Curious, when she sees smoke from Mount Warning, a fairy named Crysta travels beyond Ferngully and discovers a group of humans is destroying the rain-forest. Crysta discovers a human named Zak who is helping destroy the rain-forest and accidentally shrinks him. Once discovering the beauty of Ferngully, Zak and Crysta learn the Fairies and Ferngully itself are in mortal danger, when the humans free Hexxus, a evil oil-like creature who along time ago was turned into a tree when he tried to unleash chaos in Ferngully and has taken over "The Leveler" a logging machine as he begins his evil scheme to destroy Ferngully and only Zak, Crysta, Batty, Pips and The Beetle Boys can defeat Hexxus and save Ferngully from destruction.

2 comments:

Harrison Kim said...

I also thought the plot of Avatar was very similar to this movie, and I think it contained many of the same themes.

MarijkeYbera said...

This movie is part of green cinema and how it can impact children into enviornmental consciousness such as bambi. Here is an article on other green cinema films.

http://animatedfilms.suite101.com/article.cfm/animated_films_with_environmental_themes