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The Elfkins: Baking a Difference

By Tom Cassidy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated tale packed with positive messages, 'toon violence.

Movie PG 2020 78 minutes
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With so many positive messages stuffed into the recipe, this German animated delight could have turned out a stodgy mess. But what The Elfkins: Baking a Difference serves is a light, perfectly balanced, and richly refined delicacy. The cherry on top? It looks gorgeous -- especially the mouthwatering baked creations. The movie's lean running time packs in a handful of laugh-out-loud jokes and a lead character with an infectious positivity that makes it a joy to sit through. It's well paced and there's just enough action to deliver thrills, with exciting situations that require characters' quick thinking. So involving is the story that you'll want to give a fist pump when things come good.

It's not perfect -- some of the English dubbed voiceover is way off the animated mouth movements and the song that occurs only twice still feels two times too many. But the pervasive positive attitude that hangs over the movie sees to it that these don't deter from what is a short, sweet, and very satisfying animated adventure for all the family.

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