Mee-Shee: The Water Giant

Overview

After many aborted attempts, Sean Campbell Bruce Greenwood has finally cleared his relentlessly busy schedule to take his son, Mac Daniel Magder, on an oft-delayed trip to Disney World. Unfortunately, his bosses at Arctic Oil have other ideas. It seems that a helicopter carrying an extremely valuable drill bit has crashed into a remote Canadian lake and that Sean is the only person who can recover it. Mac, who believes his father places more importance on his work than on his son, is very unhappy about trading in...
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Overview

After many aborted attempts, Sean Campbell Bruce Greenwood has finally cleared his relentlessly busy schedule to take his son, Mac Daniel Magder, on an oft-delayed trip to Disney World. Unfortunately, his bosses at Arctic Oil have other ideas. It seems that a helicopter carrying an extremely valuable drill bit has crashed into a remote Canadian lake and that Sean is the only person who can recover it. Mac, who believes his father places more importance on his work than on his son, is very unhappy about trading in Mickey and Goofy for a backwoods town with little to offer a young boy. Things change dramatically, however, when Mac not only hears tales of a mysterious lake monster named Mee-Shee but actually stumbles upon his hiding place in a secluded cavern. Mac is enormously excited, but none of the adults take him seriously. This includes his father, whose attempt to retrieve the equipment is being foiled by the evil Watkins Charles Mesure and his henchman, Mr. Snead Joel Tobeck, who work for a rival oil company and will stop at nothing to retrieve the drill bit for themselves. Things don't look good for Sean on either a personal or professional level -- until Mee-Shee manages to change all that.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant is a delightful family film that will appeal to kids and to the kid in many grown-ups. The character of Mee Shee is a lake monster, and there's something about this cryptozoological mystery that can't help but raise one's curiosity and interest. The folks at Jim Henson's Creature Shop have done an excellent job of creating an animal that satisfies the various real-life theories of what Mee-Shee could be -- a plesiosaur, a manatee, a walrus, etc. -- and is still very appealing. More importantly, they operate and manipulate him in a manner that makes him absolutely endearing without being cloying. But Mee-Shee succeeds not because of its special effects some of which, in the CGI department, are a little sloppy, but because the story at its center is heartwarming and told with conviction. It's true that the basic elements -- busy father, ignored son, etc. -- have been done many times, but director John Henderson and his cast handle each familiar element as if it were freshly minted. And while Barry Authors' screenplay does contain situations we've seen many times before, he makes his characters individual enough that most viewers won't care. Mee-Shee is also enormously helped by its cast. Daniel Magder turns in an appealing central performance, and Bruce Greenwood's quiet but conviction-filled performance is letter-perfect. There's also solid support from Luanne Gordon, Tom Jackson, and Joe Pingue and some of the best pure-evil villainy from Charles Mesure and Joel Tobeck. Some adults may find Mee-Shee a little too simple for their tastes, but audiences willing to give in to the wonders of the lake legend will have a grand time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/25/2006
  • UPC: 025193061423
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Screen Media
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:36:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,788

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bruce Greenwood Sean Campbell
Daniel Magder Mac Campbell
Charles Mesure Watkins
Joel Tobeck Mr. Snead
Joe Pingue
Luanne Gordon
Rena Owen
Phyllida Law
Jacinta Wawatai
Technical Credits
John Henderson Director
Barry Authors Producer, Screenwriter
Pol Brennan Score Composer
John Ignatius Cinematographer
Eli Klein Executive Producer
Rainer Mockert Producer
Brooks Riley Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mee-Shee
1. Rescue [6:47]
2. Change of Plans [7:42]
3. Curious [6:52]
4. Search and Salvage [7:09]
5. First Day [6:11]
6. Mee Shee's Secret Place [8:28]
7. Trouble Coming [6:59]
8. On the Edge [8:59]
9. Get Away [8:51]
10. Catch a Monster [9:57]
11. Family Affair [10:54]
12. End Credits [5:09]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Mee-Shee
   Play
   Chapters
   Audio Set Up
      5.1 Surround Sound
      2.0 Stereo
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