Fun tale with a serious message

Smallfoot shows the importance of questioning official narratives and welcoming outsiders, say its stars Channing Tatum and Common

Channing Tatum (left) is the voice of Migo (above), a young yeti who stumbles upon a human - a creature he was told does not exist.
Channing Tatum is the voice of Migo (above), a young yeti who stumbles upon a human - a creature he was told does not exist.PHOTO: WARNER BROS
Channing Tatum (left) is the voice of Migo (above), a young yeti who stumbles upon a human - a creature he was told does not exist.
Channing Tatum (above) is the voice of Migo, a young yeti who stumbles upon a human - a creature he was told does not exist.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Smallfoot is a goofy animated tale about a group of yetis, or bigfoots, who challenge their community's mistaken beliefs about the world and human beings.

The family-friendly film - which opens in Singapore today - did not set out to be political. But its message about the importance of questioning official narratives and welcoming outsiders could not be more timely, say stars Channing Tatum and actor/rapper Common.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 27, 2018, with the headline 'Fun tale with a serious message'. Subscribe