Dirs: Todd Wilderman, Jill Culton

Voices; Chloe Bennet, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson

Runtime: 97 minutes

GOODNESS, is it school holiday time again? This animated adventure from DreamWorks could be just the thing if you have an afternoon to fill with younger cinemagoers in tow.

Set in China but featuring characters with American voices (China may be the market every studio wants to court but the cultural crossover has some way to go yet), Abominable is the tale of a young Yeti stolen from his home on Everest by a former explorer turned greedy business titan (Eddie Izzard). When brave Yi (Chloe Bennet), who has recently lost her father, finds the now escaped Yeti lost in the big city she promises to take him home, come what may.

Director Jill Culton worked on Monsters Inc and Toy Story so knows how to keep an audience with her, and the animation is top notch. So the story is ET and King Kong and a little bit How to Train Your Dragon, but the humour is delightfully rude and the abominable snowman is a big cuddly charmer.