Opening scene: Cuddly kinkajou Vivo (Juan de Marcos Gonzalez) busks in Cuban squares with Andres, his old human partner.
Although it’s an acceptable number, after listening to a lot of similar songs in Miranda’s latest In The Heights, I wish he had played around with his winning formula.
It’s not all about the music, however.
The bond between Vivo and Andres is soon severed. Vivo sets out to sing a song of love to Marta Sandoval, the Miami singer (Gloria Estefan), who is Marta Sandoval’s love.
This cheeky monkey sneaks in the suitcase of Gabi (Ynairaly Simo), a rebellious tween who is visiting Cuba to attend the funeral of her great uncle.
They form a dynamic double act when they find themselves lost in Florida’s Everglades. There they meet a villainous python, Michael Rooker (Michael Rooker), and a couple of love-sick spoonbills Dancarino and Valentina (Nicole Byer).
Now in cinemas, Netflix August 6
Publiated at Thu 29 July 2021, 23:01:00 +0000