Mia and the Magoo

Shared Planet
Director: Jacques-Rémy Girerd | Countries of production: France, Italy | Year: 2008 | Length: 92 min
Language: French with English subtitles | Certificate: PG Cert

Strange creatures must prevent a real-estate developer from destroying a sacred tree.

One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother’s grave, she sets out on a cross continent journey, though mountains and jungles in search of her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo.

The Migoo have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site and together with Mia they join in a fight to find Mia’s father and save the Tree, with the future of life on Earth hanging in the balance.

Vibrant! Shimmering! You’d be forgiven for mistaking Mia and the Migoo for the latest effort from Hayao Miyazaki!
LA Weekly

A hand-painted film that draws inspiration from Van Gogh and Cezanne, Mia and the Migoo is genuinely beautiful, with eye-popping color and motion and dreamscapes: really inspired stuff.
The Oregonian

European Film Awards, Winner, Best Animated Film
China Intl Cartoon and Digital Festival, Winner, Best Feature Film