Besides this, Batty's only notable scene is his rap about animal testing, which Williams does as well as he could, I guess, but it's so cringy you can barely stand to watch it. Robin Williams can't save it - that's how terrible it is. In fact the music in the movie, of which there is a lot, even compared to Disney's library, is generally terrible, with Tone Loc, of "Funky Cold Medina" fame, showing up once to sing a song about eating bugs. Holy crap was that bad!
Ferngully on its surface looks like a decent lesson in environmental protection. It's got cute, quirky characters and a scary looking villain. But looking closer at it, it almost blatantly steals its look after the 2nd biggest animation studio of the time, directed by a guy whose biggest credit before this is story director of Challenge of the Go-Bots. I wonder how he was able to get Robin Williams to sign on in the first place.
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