Reminiscent of Guillermo del Toro’s recent, excellent version of ‘Pinocchio’, mixed with a little ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’, this directorial debut from visual effects supervisor Wendy Rogers is a sweet and wholesome film that will tear at your heart and keep you wildly entertained at the same time. It’s the story of a young boy (voiced by Noah Jupe) who learns from a fortune teller that his seemingly long-lost little sister is still alive, and that all he has to do is ‘follow the elephant’ to find her. The story takes off from there with eccentric characters, dazzling animation, and a heck of an adventure to tie it all together. Plop the whole family down and enjoy.

4/5 stars