Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron

Check out our review of Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron - is it any good and how suitable is it for kids?

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Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron

Starring: Voices by Matt Damon, James Cromwell. (U)

Release date: 2002

3 out of 5


A stunning-to-look-at piece of animation, this is a beautiful film but one in which so much attention has been paid to the details, that kids may be bored by the lack of actual adventure (or dialogue, for that matter – Spirit doesn’t talk, we just hear his thoughts via the film’s narration). Set in the Old West, it is the story of a stallion (thoughts voiced by Matt Damon) who wants to run free and is helped by a Lakota brave named Little Creek (Daniel Studi) to escape from mean humans.
There’s even an equine love story – Spirit falls for mare Rain – but this is mainly worth catching for the animated scenery that’s so carefully rendered it looks real. One for older kids, perhaps, and parents should be warned – songs are provided by Bryan Adams. 

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If you like this, why not try: The Lion King, Home On The Range, Dreamer: Inspired By A True Story, The Black Stallion, Black Beauty,