A groovy kinkajou and a wild young lady who bounce to the beat of their own drum2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
Do you like groovy tunes, treacherously exciting excursions through-snake-and-crocodile-infested waters, gorgeous flamingos, undying love and adorable pets? Because if you find yourself attracted to even one of these things, you, my friend, are in for a real treat.
Meet Vivo, the world’s most adorable of adorable kinkajous.
Kinkajous or honey bears are an unusual species of racoons who look a mix between a monkey and a cat and roam the tropical forests of central and south America. These agile friendly creatures are known to form loving bonds with humans when in captivity.
And if Vivo the Kinkajou is one thing, it’s loving. Follow Vivo’s story as he carries a beautiful song across continents for his ex-musical partner Andres.
When Vivo was only a baby, he fell out of his box as he was being transported through Cuba and lost the rest of his kinkajou family. Scared and alone, Vivo bumped into Andres, an old friendly and soulful Cuban musician. Instantly, Vivo was drawn to Andres’ rhythmic tunes, and the two formed a lifelong musical partnership. From that day on, Vivo’s melodious squeaks blended with Andres lovely voice and music to create an act that lit Cuba’s streets and had everyone bouncing to the beat.
However, when Andred passes on, Vivo is left without a best friend. But despite his unimaginable loss, Vivo picks himself up and embarks on a journey with a special song that the world a person in particular needs to hear.
Running time: 1 hrs 43 minutes
Directed by: Kirk DeMicco
Music by: Lin Manuel Miranda and Alex Lacamoire
Genre: Musical/ Dramedy/ Animated
You can watch this film on Netflix
Owliver’s score: 3.5/5
Warning: The film has flashing images that can be distressing for some viewers.
Watch the trailer for the film below:
Go on, watch the movie and come back here quick. Because it’s time for a sing-along!
🎵Hey, lo le lo lai, lo le lo lai, lo le lo leei….🎵