The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure
Get ready for fun when The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure arrives on DVD exclusively at Walmart, Digital Download and Video on Demand February 5.
The family-friendly film features an ensemble cast including singer Toni Braxton, Jaime Pressly (TV’s “My Name Is Earl”), Cloris Leachman (TV’s “Raising Hope”), Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), Chazz Palminteri (Analyze This) and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), who all join the Oogieloves as they set out to find five magical golden balloons, and meet many new friends along the way. The Oogieloves In The Big Balloon Adventure DVD will be available on February 5th exclusively at Walmart locations nationwide for the suggested retail price of $11.00.
We had never heard of the Oogieloves and I can tell you is that my kids were not interested when they first saw the DVD but knowing they were fans of Bear in the Big Blue House, The Wiggles, and Lazy Town, I knew they would watch if they saw it on and they did.
We were a little confused by some of the characters like a vacuum cleaner named J. Edgar but soon realized we liked the quirkiness of it. The ﬁlm follows the Oogieloves - Goobie, Zoozie and Tooﬁe and while I am not a fan of the names their personalities are cute. Goobie likes Science, Zoozie likes sparkles and pink after all she is a girl but she is also a pro at all languages which means she is super smart and Toofie is adventures.
They all live together in a house complete with Windy window who acts like a magical crystal ball. Goddess kept saying it was "creepy" but she is 7 going on 16 and things everything is awkward these days. To round out the already weird names is Schluufy, a comfy pink pillow and Ruffy a goldfish.
OK...putting aside the names, the show is ridiculously cute, and kids 1.5 - 4 will find it hysterical. Even my 7 and 9 year old thought it was funny that Goofy Toofie's pants feel down because he refused to wear a belt. Don't ask.
There is plenty of color, rhyming, repetition and singing for the preschool age and stars like Cloris Leachman, Toni Braxton, Christopher Lloyd, and more are there to add a whimsy twist for the parents. Although I thought the Toni Braxton segment was a bit much for the preschool age with the cleavage, breathless talking, and sexy sax music but what do I know this is why I call myself the Amateur Movie Reviewer.
Cute movie for the preschool age.
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Disclaimer: We received a complimentary copy of this DVD for our honest review.