Friendships are often formed over shared passions, from football to film, these common interests can help form bonds that can last forever. For Mogu & Perol, a young Bigfoot and a spoiled little girl (Racoon?), their relationship is cemented by their love of food. Tsuneo Goda’s (Domo) charming short Mogu & Perol lets us spend an energetic nine minutes in the company of the titular duo as their friendship is tested by greedy and selfish actions.
Inspired by the simple idea that sharing a meal with someone is enough to turn a bad day into a happy one, Mogu & Perol is a tribute to the transformative power of food and the joy it can bring. Brimming with colourful characters and showcasing some exquisite stop-motion, Goda’s effervescent short boasts an uncomplicated narrative that not only adds to the effortless fun of the piece, but means we can truly bask in its aesthetic glory.
Finding family-friendly content that fits the S/W curation is not an easy task. Often what feels entertaining for children, doesn’t feel like it would have universal appeal for the older generations. Mogu & Perol sits in similar territory as Conor Finnegan’s Fear of Flying, where a modest storyline means there’s plenty of room for development (I’m sure this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Mogu & Perol) and plenty of space for a shedload of fun.