Apple TV + had a new animated movie on its service called Luck from Skydance Animation. Directed by Peggy Holmes, Luck has some flavor of Pixar to it, but there are some clunky aspects to an overall sweet tale.

Sam (Eva Noblezada) is one of the unluckiest people in the world and, after years in an orphanage, she was never able to find her “forever family.” She bonded with Hazel, another younger girl in the orphanage who is hoping to be adopted.

Sam, who found a lucky penny after feeding a black cat named Bob (Simon Pegg), accidentally flushed the penny down the toilet. This was when she found out that Bob could talk and was from a magical land called Luck. Hoping to find another magical penny to give luck to Hazel, Sam and Bob returned to Luck to save Hazel’s forever family.

The film is sweet and the characters are decent. Bob is a great animal friend character and there is a ton of imagination in the movie. The animation is top notch and the colors are wonderful. There is a lot to like here.

However, the story is very complicated. The whole workings of Luck require a lot of exposition along the way and some of the things do not work as well together as others.

The voice cast is strong. Eva Noblezada and Simon Pegg are our main two leads while there is also Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Fonda, Flula Borg, Colin O’Donoghue, Lil Rel Howery, and John Ratzenberger.

Luck may be a little long, but it is a good film to show the youngsters as it has a great message and they will love seeing the fun and interesting characters.

Luck is on Apple TV +

3.2 stars

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