Pororo, Dinosaur Island Adventure

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Pororo Dinosaur Island Adventure
Film info

Director: Kim Hyun-ho Director: Yun Je-wan
Cast: Lee Sun, Lee Mi-ja, Ham Su-jung
Film genre: Animation
Cert U, 79 mins, 2017
Distributed by Ocon Studios

This cheery computer cartoon features Pororo the penguin, who is beloved in Korea. His TV adventures have entertained kids since 2003. He’s also a symbol of diplomacy; the early Pororo TV episodes were co-produced between North and South Korea.

Pororo and his animal pals have been exported to more than 100 counties, but don’t worry if you’ve not met them before, as it’s easy as pie to pick up this penguin. In this feature-length adventure, Pororo and co travel from their snowy home to a tropical island to save its gentle dinosaurs from a greedy blue-skinned alien and his army of incompetent robots. Expect madcap chases and battles, some echoes of sci-fi blockbusters (Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008), The Phantom Menace (George Lucas, 1999)) and the obligatory Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg,1993) joke.