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Review: ‘Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again’ Disney+ Original Animated Movie

Based on the popular film franchise, the Disney+ Original animated movie “Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again” is streaming now on Disney+.

The Original Movie is about the mischief that takes place every night at the American Museum of Natural History when the sun goes down. Nick Daley’s summer gig as night watchman at the museum is a challenging job for a high school student, but he is following in his father’s footsteps and is determined not to let him down. Luckily, he is familiar with the museum’s ancient tablet that brings everything to life when the sun goes down and is happy to see his old friends, including Jedediah, Octavius, and Sacagawea, when he arrives. But when the maniacal ruler Kahmunrah escapes with plans to unlock the Egyptian underworld and free its Army of the Dead, it is up to Nick to stop the demented overlord and save the museum once and for all.

Nick Daley (voiced by Joshua Bassett) with Rex in 20th Century Studios’ NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: KAHMUNRAH RISES AGAIN

“Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again” features the voices of Joshua Bassett, Jamie Demetriou, Alice Isaaz, Gillian Jacobs, Joseph Kamal, Thomas Lennon, Zachary Levi, Akmal Saleh, Kieran Sequoia, Jack Whitehall, Bowen Yang, and Steve Zahn.

The movie starts off with the current museum night guard pestered by familiar Night at the Museum characters like Theodore Roosevelt, Dexter the Monkey and other iconic characters from the original live-action movies.  Larry, who we remember from the original film, is leaving for the summer and needs a replacement.  The museum hosts think Larry’s teenage son, Nick is the perfect replacement for the position.  Nick is clumsy and may not be the most confident and capable person for the job but is given a chance because his father believes he can deliver.  Nick has one important task to do on his first night, lock the basement and loading dock.  What could possibly go wrong?  If you’re Nick, a lot can go wrong.

Kahmunrah arises and is ready to rule the world.  What happens next is an adventurous romp with the rag tag collection of misfits from the museum only this time the action isn’t contained in the museum and heads out to the streets of New York City.

The animation of this movie is pristine and is reminiscent of the old 90’s Disney Channel afternoon series, perfected in HD.  The film not only evokes lots of funny moments but also makes use of all available puns.  The show is slow to take off but delivers a fun adventure for the whole family and showcases a heartfelt message that friends always have your back

The film is directed by Matt Danner, the writers are Ray DeLaurentis & Will Schifrin, the producer is Shawn Levy, and the executive producers are Emily Morris, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Michael Barnathan, with music by John Paesano.

You can watch a trailer for the movie below:

 

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