FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST
FERNGULLY: THE ADVENTURES OF ZAK AND CRYSTA
All of this might have been palatable if the film had some substance to go along with its soapbox preaching. Mostly though, Ferngully: The Last Rainforest cruises along on feelgood automatic pilot. It reaches for cliche images of awe choruses and misty lights with thoroughly banal effect. Everything is undercut by the appeal to trendy culture referencing rapping Goanas, the hero surfing on leaves and the like.
The songs are forgettable despite some of the names brought in Elton John and Tone-Loc although Tim Curry has a good number called Toxic Love. Currys villain is surprisingly wimpy once unleashed he never does much and is overcome with surprising ease. Among the voice cast, the best is Robin Williams as a loopy bat that has escaped from an experimental lab where Williams characteristically rises to the fore, giving what seems to be a wholly improvised performance.
The sequel was Ferngully: The Magical Rescue (1997).