A rock solid cast, catchy pop-rock tunes and an adorable Naked Mole Rat who just wants to be himself. Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed premieres as part of Cartoonito for HBO Max on June 30th. Read my no-spoilers review!
Disclaimer: I was given early access to Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Coming Soon to Cartoonito, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed | No-Spoilers Movie Review
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed | No-Spoilers Review
Wilbur Wants to Wear Clothes!
"Can clothes make the mole?" is something pondered out loud by our rock star Wilbur, voiced by the impeccable Jordan Fischer.
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed tells the tale of a Naked Mole Rat who wants to do the unthinkable, WEAR CLOTHES! Viewers watch as Wilbur struggles to go against the norm (and his friends) in an effort to feel more like himself.
When clothes rain down from the sky, Wilbur realizes there's "more to life than living under a rock".
Wilbur is sadly met with criticism and he must overcome obstacles in an effort to let it all hang ou- umm I mean, cover it all up!
Masked by catchy tunes, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed teaches children important lessons about staying true to themselves.
Rock Music, Dream Sequences and More!
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed follows the broadway musical formula by opening with a group number and almost immediately following it with a solo song by our star.
It is this song that sets up the plot for the movie and lets Jordan Fisher showcase his incredible pipes!
Later on in the film there is a musical number that, unless I was imagining it, felt influenced by the Pink Floyd hit, "Another Brick in the Wall".
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Clean Fun for the Whole Family
As a mom I try to key into any questionable language used in shows and movies made for kids and make note of them in my reviews. I'm happy to report Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed is squeaky clean!
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed features an adorable cast of Naked Mole Rats (there's some serious potential for plush merch here!) that are voiced by a rock solid cast. Along with Fisher the cast includes Yvette Nicole Brown and Carol Kane!
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed has a run time of just under 60 minutes and it kept my preschoolers totally engaged. So much so that they both asked to watch it AGAIN as soon as it was over. If that's not the highest compliment a family show or movie can get, then I don't know what is!
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed | Official Trailer
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed | About the Movie
Based on Willems’ New York Times best-selling picture book, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (Hyperion) and sold-out theatrical rock experience (Seattle Children’s Theater, The Alliance Theater, and venues across the nation), this animated rock opera strikes a power chord about accepting others.
The musical event is accessorized by a fun and funny tale about a sensitive, curious and rockin’ Naked Mole Rat named Wilbur (voiced by Jordan Fisher) who “scandalously” decides to (gasp!) get dressed!
The message of authenticity and accepting others are in perfect harmony with Cartoonito’s Humancentric Learning Framework. Find out what happens when Wilbur’s newfound love of rocking outfits rocks Naked Mole Rat society to its core.
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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed | Voice Cast
Stream Naked Mole Gets Dressed June 30th on Cartoonito for HBO Max!