Arlo the Alligator Boy - Netflix Movie Review

Arlo the Alligator Boy Production Still (Image from Netflix)

Arlo the Alligator Boy bursts on to the family animated musical scene with its release to Netflix.  Anyone who regularly reads here knows how much I love a good musical AND how much I enjoy a good animated movie - so when you combine the two, it's bound to grab my attention.  Arlo the Alligator Boy uses some "unusual" characters to tell a familiar story.  Would it hit all the right notes?

Arlo the Alligator Boy - Movie Review

Arlo the Alligator Boy Production Still (Image from Netflix)

Arlo the Alligator Boy introduces us from the beginning to baby Arlo floating down the waterway.  He lands in the swamp - part boy, part alligator - where he is raised by a loving caretaker, but doesn't feel like he belongs.  When he learns about his birth in New York City and the name of his father, Arlo embarks on a journey from the swamp to NYC.  His wide-eyed optimism is infectious as he meets his new friends along the way.  But once he reaches New York, will he be able to find his dad and what will he be like?  

Arlo the Alligator Boy Production Still (Image from Netflix)

Arlo the Alligator Boy is a fun, albeit unusual, story for kids and families to enjoy.  While the characters are a mix of unique individuals, the story is relevant and relatable for anyone who tunes into the film.  Arlo is a young boy trying to figure out where he fits in with the world around him.  In fact, all of the friends Arlo makes along the way are figuring out their own stories.  What they learn along the way is that your true friends love and accept you for who you are - they won't ever ask or expect you to change.  Arlo is an endearing character who is so positive and naive, you can't help but fall in love with his infectious personality.  Not only is he enjoyable to watch, but his musical numbers are catchy and carry the storyline forward.  Don't let the "look" of the film deter you from watching if it doesn't appear to be your style - it's really cute and uplifting!

Check out 20 of the best quotes from Arlo the Alligator Boy!


About Arlo the Alligator Boy (From Netflix)

Upon learning that he is from New York City, Arlo, a wide-eyed boy who is half human and half alligator, decides to leave his sheltered life in the swamp and search for his long lost father. The animated musical movie, Arlo the Alligator Boy, will launch Arlo’s journey as he meets a group of misfits who quickly become his new family. Once Arlo’s adventure lands him in New York City, the series, I ❤️️Arlo, will kick off as he and his newfound crew set up shop in an abandoned seaside neighborhood and help bring it back to life.

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