One for the littlest of viewers, StarDog And TurboCat is a cute animated adventure about a dog named Buddy (Frost), who was sent into orbit back in 1969.
Crash-landing back to earth, he finds himself 50 years in the future and in a small American town where stray animals are persecuted by a local cop. Luckily, Buddy crosses paths with a cat named Felix (Evans), who has reinvented himself as superhero moggy TurboCat, complete with high-tech (and usually defective) gadgets, and Cassidy (Arterton), a rabbit fighting for animal rights.
The animation is fun and brightly coloured, and Buddy is cute, but both adults and kids will most likely love TurboCat the most since he gets the best lines and most enjoyable action moments.
It’s likeable rather than memorable, but worth a look for junior fans of animal adventures like Zootropolis and PAW Patrol.
Is StarDog And TurboCat suitable for kids? Here are our parents’ notes...
The characters are occasionally in danger, but there is nothing that should scare viewers over age 5.
Parents should note that while the movie received a U rating in the UK, it is a PG in the US.
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