Greenpeace's sequel to 2018's "Rang-tan" tells the story of a displaced jaguar whose trials highlight the global consequences of industrial meat production.
The animated film begins with a boy sneaking downstairs for a midnight snack, only to discover a monster in the shadows of his kitchen. But the "monster" turns out to be Jag-wah, a jaguar, that says to the boy: "There’s a monster in my forest, and I don’t know what to do."
Jag-wah shares his experience of being forced to flee his forest home in Brazil to make way for grazing cattle and animal-feed plantations. "There’s a monster in my forest, and it’s filling me with fear. It’s putting us all in danger," the animal warns. The boy promises to respond to Jag-wah’s trouble by eating more vegetarian meals, telling his friends and protesting.
Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, who plays Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series Narcos, narrates the film in the style of a nursery rhyme. It was produced by Cartoon Saloon, the Oscar-nominated studio behind the film Wolfwalkers.