Movie time: Monster Island

One young monster, a whole island of adventure

A young boy discovers he’s not entirely human and heads to Monster Island to discover his true identity, in this animated family adventure. A DVD treat that fans of Monsters Inc and Despicable Me will adore.

Key talent:

  • Fiona Hardingham (The Duff)
  • Roger L. Jackson (Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale)
  • Katie Leigh (Despicable Me)
  • Billy Frolick (writer Madagascar, The Jungle Book)
  • Jose C. Garcia de Letona (producer Top Cat Begins)



When young Lucas finds out he’s not really a human; the news changes his whole world. Especially since his first monster transformation happened in front of

the most popular kids at school! After unreasonably blaming his dad for keeping his identity a secret, the angry and embarrassed Lucas runs away from home.

His search for Monster Island and his real roots takes him on a fabulously scary journey that puts him face-to-face with more tentacles, fangs and far-out situations than he can

shake one of his new wings at. Ultimately Lucas learns that being a freak, isn’t freaky – it means you’re a member of a brand new type of family, you can proudly call your own.

Everyone like it because:

Monster Island, the fantastic animated feature from the producer of Top Cat Begins, and the writer of box office hits Madagascar and The Jungle Book, featuring voice talent from Despicable Me and Khumba: A Zebra’s Tale, hits DVD this October, and it’s and one to watch over and over again.

The debut feature from the award-winning animator Leopoldo Aguilar, Monster Island is what every family film should be – laugh out loud funny, thrilling, and occasionally a tiny bit frightening. Packed with witty one-liners, marvellously memorable characters, all manner of extraordinary beasties (including the strangest police duo you’ve ever seen), and an extremely hissable villain, this is monstrously enjoyable for kids and adults alike.

Strikingly designed and bursting with colour and imagination, fans of Monsters Inc, Despicable Me and The Incredibles won’t want to miss this: so grab the DVD and settle back on the sofa for the trip of the summer: to Monster Island! You and all your family will love every minute!


We loved it because:

Even If I think it is actually a age 10+ movie, We still gave it a go with RJ (now 3) but I continued till the end (he cuddled and tried to beat sleep, but eventually fall asleep), I loved it!

Great for this Halloween full of pumpkin tart and candy treats, this movie is so fun.

Full of action and adventure, which some very funny puns in the middle, you will find the movie interesting and full of voices well known, almost like hearing/seeing friends again.

This movie makes a Halloween night be spookalicious with nonsense from the background characters. Love it!

Thank you to Fetch!

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