Sunday, 13 December 2015


Bob is a young magic-less elf who's very creative but his inventions never work as planned. When he tries to improve Santa's sleigh with his "Floatinator", Bob is ambushed by the evil puffin Fishface, who plots to ruin Christmas. 

The sleigh crashes in a magical forest. There, the elf meets a talking fish named Fluffy, a very anxious creature called Blue and Wupsy, a female cat with a sort of wrecking ball at the end of her long tail.

« I'm Blue.
- I'm a fish. He's lost.
- No, I'm Bob.
- And I'm still a fish. »

Bob's Broken Sleigh is a 3D animated Christmas special which premiered in North America on Disney Channel and Family Channel this week. Produced by Vancouver-based Eh-Okay Entertainment, it is written by Samantha Shear & Michael Shear and directed by Jay Surridge. The excellent voice cast stars Cole Howard (Bob), Michael Adamthwaite (Blue), Raini Rodriguez (Wupsy), Bruce Greenwood (Fishface) and, Victor Garber (Fluffy).

Bob's Broken Sleigh manages to appeal to both children and their parents. The animation is pleasant and there is a welcome humour with some tongue-in-cheek dialogues from eccentric secondary characters. Blue looks like a descendant of the Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz. The hilarious fish voiced by Victor Garber actually steals the 50 minutes.

Bob's Broken Sleigh is a DHX presentation, produced by Heather Puttock and exec produced by Josh Scherba, Anne Loi, Jason Netter and Loris Kramer Lunsford. Alison Ross is the associate producer. The music is by British composer Michael Richard Plowman.

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