A Kiwi and Chinese co-production animated in New Zealand, Mosley, released today, punches above its comparatively modest US$20 million budget. A story about fantastical creatures called thoriphants, Mosley is filled with lovable characters, brought to life by fabulous voices, adventure and good, hearty themes.
Kirby Atkin is director and writer (he also voices Mosley) and has created a world where thoriphants, who are intelligent elephant/dinosaur-like creatures, are treated as slaves by humans.
The story begins with an emotional scene in which a young Mosley is ripped away from his mother and sold to a reclusive farmer. Skipping forward 25 years;