Wheely

Wheely

Yusry Abd Halim (2018)

89min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
An animated adventure following taxi cab Wheely, who dreams of becoming a top racing car in spite of challenges on and off the road. The film is presented nicely, with smart animation reminiscent of Disney Pixar's Cars. The problem is that the story, characters, and dialogue are just as reminiscent. It's hard to get past the notion that this is a pale imitation of the 2006 film, down to some of the car designs and the roles of the characters (delivery scooter sidekick Putt Putt feels like Cars's Mater with a different accent). Moreover, the film also lacks the intelligent comedy, meaning most of the gags don't really work for anyone whose age is in double digits. Once you look past the slick paint job, Wheely is a laborious proposition that only very young viewers will enjoy. If nothing else, it makes you realise just how much work went into the film that appears to have inspired it.

Cast & Crew

Wheely Ogie Banks
Putt Putt Gavin Yap
Bella Frances Lee
Kaiser Brock Powell
Sergeant Street Barbara Goodson
Crank Chris Jai Alex
Director Yusry Abd Halim
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: KaleidoscopeReleased on: 19 Apr 2019