American Fable is ambitious, maybe too much so sometimes, but there's an intense pleasure in the boldness of the film's style.
Because "Barney's Great Adventure" is intended for children 6 years and under, I am writing this review to be read aloud.
Barney has his own movie. Not one of those videos you've watched a hundred times, but a real movie, more than an hour long.
If you like him on TV, you'll like him here, too, because it's more of the same stuff, only outdoors and with animals and shooting stars and the kinds of balloons people can go up in.
The main character in the story, after Barney, is a boy named Cody, who is in about the first or second grade in school. He's just at that age when children start to have their doubts about dinosaurs that look like large purple stuffed toys.