Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (25 reviews)
Reviews written by Unknown Tag: 'Username' (25 reviews)
The Chipmunk Adventure
Reviewed by: Nostalgia Kid, May 10, 2002
This film continues the misadventures of "Alvin","Simon","Theodore" and "The Chipettes":"Britiney","Elenore"and "Jeanette".As they are manipulated to take a trip around the world in a balloon by a pair of scheming jewel smugglers.Along the way."Britiney"and her two sisters get captured by a spoiled ,abusive and lecherious young prince.Who wants the three performers to be a permintent part of his harem.And "Alvin","Simon"and"Theodore"are captured by canibals."Theodore"is made a god by the canibals.But He will only remain a god if he allows the murderous tribe to strip his borthers of their clothes and dress them both in loin cloths.Prior to having them burned at the stake.Hence.Our group uses their musical talents to escape.The film goes on with too many gags that are no longer in vogue with l980's moviegoers and the songs..They border between the contemporary(and not too entertaining)to performancces of once popular but by now passe' tunes like"Wooley Bully".The addition of the villians and "Mrs.Miller"do little to make the film at all interesting.In fact? I wouldn't blame "Alvin","Simon"or "Theodore"from trying to get away from "Mrs.Miller".Ms.Goodman the voice of "Mrs.Miller"is the most boring,obnoxious no talent.Who ever graced a film or a tv show.Her character grates on an audience.And Ross Bagdasarian Jr. does little for his interpretation of his father's creation of "David Seville"than allow his three foster sons' to get away with too many prank.Mr.Bagdasarian Jr lacks the ability to play his patriarch character in the same put upon,no nonsense,angry mode of his late father.His Script and the songs that he choose for this film proves that "The Chipmunk Adventure"is a unsuccessful and lousey remake of "The Alvin Show".Nostalgia Kid.
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The Ruff and Reddy Show
Reviewed by: Nostalgia Kid, April 10, 2002
"Ruff & Reddy"was Bill Hanna's and Joe Barbera's first cartoon series made for the small screen.Yet? It's virtually forgotten by all but a few fans and some tv historians.The reason maybe that it tried to be a sero-comic adventure series in the same vein as "Crusader Rabbitt"and"Rocky & His Friends".But the series lack the verbally wit and whimsey of Jay Ward.Of Coruse."Ruff & Reddy"was not aimed at adults.It was a cartoon series made for kids and the stories were serious in some respects but funny in others.The humor stemmed from the bumblings of "Reddy The Dog" as he would get himself and his little pal"Ruff The cat"into trouble.The pair would more often than not.Become involved in a situation where their help was required by someone.Usually "Prof.Gismo"the ecccentric scientist/inventor.Who would call upon the boys to aid him in trying out his latest device or to thwart their arch enemies:"Capt.Greedy"(A spoof of movie villian Peter Lorrie),"Salt Water Daffy","Killer & Diller"(The twin mobsters)and the dangerous hunter"Harry Safarri".During the series original run on The NBC TV Network.The running time of "The R & R"TV Cartoons was less than six minutes or so.The rest of the show's format was taken up by the songs,puppetry banter of the program's first hosts/performers The Late Jimmy Blaine and the Rufus Rose/Bobby Nicholson Puppets and some guests performers.Plus reruns of the Columbia/Charlie Mintz Movie cartoons.The combination of the live action music/puppetry segments helped to make the show a hit with l950's youngsters.When the series was revived in September,l962.The heads of NBC TV decided to change the format in order to appease FCC Comm.Newton Minow by creating a more educational kids tv show.Boston,Ma.based kids tv wraparound host/Performer The Late "Capt.Bob"Cottle and his head puppeteer/comedy asistant:Andy Bader would engage the viewers in drawing lession,informational segments and adventure stories of their own that fetured Mr.Cottle's puppet characters:"Jasper","Gramps","Jasper's Cousin"and "Mr.Answer:The Magic Talking Question Box".The stories.Which usually delt with "Capt.Bob"and his friends going on secret missions for the benefit of The US Government.Found our heroes in some remote part of the world.Solving a baffleing mystery concerning nature or try to foil the evil deeds of their arch enemy"Barincle Bill The Pirate".Follwing the cancellation of the series."Ruff & Reddy"would remain off the air .Until recently.When the cartoons attempted a comeback(Minus the live action hosted segments)on The USA Cable Tv Network and until a few weeks ago Sunday Nights on The Cartoon Network."Ruff & Reddy"May not be in the same league as "Crusader","Raggs","Rocky"& Bullwinkle".But they deserve their share of the recognition as Jay Ward's animation creations.Because they made cartoons funny and exciting for kids on tv and helped to launch Hanna & Barbera's careers.Hopefully? They will get their due very soon.Nostalgia Kid.
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Donald's Dog Laundry
Reviewed by: Nostalgia Kid, March 26, 2002
Another waisted effort from Mr.Disney and his staff.The film depends more on gimmicks and on slow pacing than on fast pacing and on Donald's frustrations at getting:"Pluto"into his dog washing device.This premise might funnier if it was used by The Warner animators as a concept for "Daffy Duck"or even"Elmer Fudd"? But Mr.Disney thought that "Donald"could be the get rich quick inventor with an unwilling subject.On both counts this movie cartoon and it's characters flop miseribly.Nostalgia Kid.
1 of 8 people found this review helpful