Crysta, a fairy living in a rainforest called FernGully, has never seen a human before. Until a logging company comes near the rainforest, she believes they are extinct. After accidentally shrinking one of the workers, a boy named Zak, Crysta learns that humans truly do exist, but for what seems is a dark purpose. Now her size, Zak now also sees the damage the company he works for inflicts. Crysta and Zak embark on an adventure to stop not only this company, but an evil entity named Hexxus, who feeds off pollution.
In this classic film, perhaps one of my childhood favourites, pollution and destruction are invading Ferngully using a tree cutting machine. The machine cuts down the trees and turns them into lumber while puffing out many harmful gases and polluting the air and the waters with toxic waste. Obviously it is far too evident for me to explain how pollution is a theme in this film.
One of the major problems facing the rainforests today is logging. The rainforest disappears at a rate of 6,000 acres an hour. Oiling, in the rainforests is also another problem. When these oiling companies go into our rainforests they present a threat not only to the environment, but to the people.
The animators did a lot of their sketches on location in the rain forest, which explains the family pleasing visuals. This film, a story that tells a useful lesson and its amusing jungle inhabitants (particularly Batty Koda, a deranged bat straight out of a biology lab, voiced by beloved actor/comedian, Robin Williams) might not be such a masterpiece, but it is an all around fun film for its humor and sweetness.