Yi is a pensive teenage girl in Shanghai, China, who can’t get over her father’s death.Normally, she’s outgoing and happy. But lately, she’s stayed in her bedroom to ensure she isn’t forced to talk to her mother or live-in grandmother. Yi’s too sad to think about what happened. “She misses her dad,” her grandmother says.Yi also needs a friend. It just so happens there’s a creature in the neighborhood who needs a companion, too.
One night, while playing her father’s violin on the roof of her apartment building, Yi discovers a large, white, furry creature hiding in the corner. She’s scared, yes, but soon realizes this creature is scared and in danger, and is being chased by an armed helicopter.
She helps it get away and then pledges to help this beast get home – wherever that is.
“I don’t know where you came from, but you sure don’t belong here,” she says.
She learns the creature is a yeti – an abominable snowman – and grew up 2,000 miles away, on Mt. Everest. She names it “Everest” and sets out to help it return home.
The film Abominable (PG) opens this weekend, starring Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) as Yi; Albert Tsai (Coop and Cami Ask the World) as her neighbor, Peng; and
Tenzing Norgay Trainor (Liv and Maddie) as Peng’s cousin, Jin.
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