Review by C.J. Bunce

Back in 2006 artist-writer Chris Grine published his first of a two-volume Eisner-nominated comic called Chickenhare, featuring a unique hero in a strange new anthropomorphic world, mixing adventure and dark comedy.  This weekend his hero makes it to Netflix in his own animated movie, Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness The creator himself has acknowledged in the past the scripts in development for the movie were different than his source material.  The artwork looks nothing like Grine’s characters.  Fans of Grine will find little in common with the new movie, but it’s relatively harmless for really little kids, or older kids who have already seen far better treatments in the talking animal genre, notably Zootopia and Chicken Run–actually all the Aardman Animation shows–and major studio efforts like Ferdinand.

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