Bigfoot Discovers People: “Smallfoot” Review

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By Tori Kuhr

“Smallfoot,” directed by Karey Kirkpatrick, follows the journey of a friendly Yeti named Migo who discovers something he never thought existed, a “smallfoot,” aka a human. He faces banishment from the Stone Keeper who believes the stones protect them, saying that humans don’t exist. He bands together with four other outcasts who set out to prove that humans do exist, and they aren’t as terrifying as they’re portrayed to be. The leader of this band of rebels is the Stone Keeper’s daughter. Migo discovers that by finding the truth his world will change for the better.

The movie is designed for younger moviegoers with its catchy songs and slapstick comedy, but there are moments where adults and children alike are laughing at the ridiculousness of the yeti and human character interactions.

You are never too old to enjoy an animated movie. The childlike humor was enough to get me laughing throughout the entire movie, especially when Migo puts the human he found in a sleeping bag like a caterpillar sleeping in a cocoon. The only difference is the human didn’t evolve into something more beautiful.

“Smallfoot” is a perfect example to children and college students alike of what not to do when you discover a new “species.”