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Wheely

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2018
  • Yusry Abd Halim
  • 89 mins
  • PG

Summary

In a world of cars, a young racer finds his days on the track are over after a bad accident. Wheely gets a job as a taxi, and has hopes of impressing sporty supermodel Bella. However, he faces a struggle to save her from a monstrous 18-wheeler truck who is the mastermind of a luxury car-napping syndicate. Animated comedy, with the voices of Ogie Banks, Barbara Goodson, Chris Jai Alex and Brock Powell

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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 similar. 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 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.

Credits

Cast

rolename
WheelyOgie Banks
Putt PuttGavin Yap
BellaFrances Lee
KaiserBrock Powell
Sergeant StreetBarbara Goodson
CrankChris Jai Alex

Crew

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DirectorYusry Abd Halim

Details

Theatrical distributor
Kaleidoscope
Released on
2019-04-19
Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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