Written by Michelle Kretzer
The new 3-D animated film Delhi Safari has all the elements of a kid-friendly romp: wise-cracking animals, madcap adventure, and sing-along–worthy musical scores performed by the likes of dancing parrots and turbaned flamingoes. But cleverly disguised beneath the hilarity and hijinks, the film's message is one that's never too early for kids to hear: Human beings must think about how our actions affect other species.
As the film, which is set in India, opens, builders begin bulldozing a forest to erect a new housing development. But an intrepid group of animals who call the forest home band together on a
journey to Delhi to ask the government to stop the destruction. Throughout the exciting escapade, kids can see that animals value their homes, their families, and their lives, just as we do. And, as the animals make clear when they finally reach Delhi, we must all learn to coexist peacefully.
The film, which features the voice of PETA supporter Jane Lynch, is being released in select cities, but Delhi Safari is worth taking kids on
their own safari to see it. You can request a showing in your area using GATHR, or buy tickets online
for a theater near you.
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