The Big Trip

The Big Trip


When a confused stork mistakenly delivers a baby panda to a brown bear, a venturesome journey begins with five unexpected sidekicks in search of the baby’s rightful parents.

Dove Review

A grumpy Mik-Mik the bear doesn’t think he needs friends, especially Oscar the hare, who is planning a trip to the moon in his house-turned-rocket. The other forest animals invite Mik-Mik to the rocket launch but he refuses to go. When Oscar unexpectedly lands in Mik-Mik’s honey bee yard after being thrown from the exploding rocket, Mik-Mik is furious at him.

Just when Mik-Mik thinks matters can’t get any worse, Carl the stork mistakenly delivers a baby panda to him. Since Mik-Mik is mad at Oscar for destroying his beehives, he decides to travel down river by himself to deliver the baby to his parents. Oscar, who is always up for an adventure, finds a way to join Mik-Mik. Just as he is ready to throw Oscar overboard, Mik-Mik discovers Oscar’s talent to stop the baby from crying, so he allows him to stay and the two journey together.

Along their way they encounter Duke the pelican, Janos the wolf and Amore the tiger, who each have their own way of distracting the baby from crying and join them in their quest to find his home. When the animals fall asleep for the night, a sneaky python steals the baby. An argument ensues and they all separate to search on their own. Realizing they can work better together, they rejoin and each fights the python to save the baby. Finally, the baby panda is united with his parents. When Mik-Mik and Oscar return home, Mik-Mik sees Oscar as his friend and together they discover another surprise delivery from Carl.

The Big Trip is filled with adventure, humor and strong visual animation. It includes characters with integrity who ultimately work together, making it Dove-approved for All Ages.

The Dove Take:

This exciting adventure has lots of twists and turns along the way that will capture the attention of all audiences, especially young ones.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: Amore tells Mik-Mik and Oscar to stop fighting because hot tempers will not solve anything. Mik-Mik realizes he needs the other animals and considers them friends. Duke says to the other animals that they won (against the python) because they worked together.
Sex: None
Language: A few instances of mild name-calling occur when the animals make fun of each other.
Violence: A boulder is dropped on monkeys but they are unharmed. Mik-Mik gets frustrated at the other animals and yells at them. Oscar’s house explodes with him in it but he survives unscathed. Mik-Mik bangs his head against a pole when baby panda cries. Janos the wolf has an alter ego that frightens him. The animals fight with the python.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: Grindstone Entertainment Group
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 90 min.
Reviewer: Karen W.