Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Spooky Buddies DVD Review~!!

Spooky Buddies:  The Curse Of The Hallowe'en Hound
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: G
  • Studio: Walt Disney Studios Entertainment
  • Release Date: Sep 20 2011
  • Run Time: 88 minutes

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Disney's irresistible talking Buddies are back in an all-new movie that takes them for a spooky new adventure. With the help of some unexpected new friends -- Pip, Zelda, Rodney, and Skip, the buddies must stop Warwick the Warlock and save the world from his dastardly deeds. 

In order to release the magic in the mirror, Warwick (Harland Williams) must gather the souls of five puppies in order for the Hell Hound (Deidrich Bader) to do his bidding.  Warwick's first attempt fails and Pip, (Voice of Frankie Jonas) becomes a ghost and haunts the house he has been trapped within.  Also left behind is Warwick's familiar, an Owl named Hoot (voice of Ryan Stiles), who patiently waits for the arrival of five more puppies and awaken Warwick.

After Bartleby (Tucker Albrizzi) goes on a ghost tour on a class trip, the five puppy Buddies, Budderball (Nico Ghisi), Billy/B-Dawg (both voiced by Skylar Gisondo), Rosebud (G. Hannelius) and Mudbud (Ty Panitz), find themselves releasing the Hell Hound and befriending Pip.

When Warwick arises, Hoot explains the situation and together they work with the Hell Hound to trap the puppies so that the trapped demon souls can be released  and chaos and havoc can rule the world.  The puppies along with Pip work to keep Warwick away from their souls and through high daring adventures and scary mysteries, the puppies feel they are up for the task. 

Returning also to his role as Deputy Sniffer is the fantastic comedian, Tim Conway.  Also included is a great rendition of the Monster Mash performed by Stuart Malinowski.

My Thoughts~!!

I thought this was a great movie and my children loved watching it, however, I must admit, if your children fear easily, then you may wish to stay away from this one.  The Hell Hound can be very scary at times and there are many ghosts and demons throughout the story.  My children are not sensitive to such and they have been recommending to everyone.  

I thought the dogs were delightful, as always.  Their costumes were just too cute and I can understand why they had to sit through most of their scenes in this movie versus their others.  It could get mighty stressful having to keep the costumes on the dogs if they had to do more aerobatic moves.

I thought the character of Warwick was a little overacted and it would be my only bad report to say about the movie.  I loved his minion, Hoot and how he interacted with his master.  I also thought Deidrich Bader did a great voice over, one could hardly place his voice as you were listening!

All of us jumped up and danced to the Monster Mash, my little guy has such a silly air guitar dance that he does.  It was too cute.  It was agreed that this was one of the favourite parts of the movie.

I enjoyed this movie and would suggest you keep it in mind for your upcoming Hallowe'en holidays...or just to have around, even though it is Hallowe'en, the story has a Christian back story feel to it that will be sure to delight.

** Disclosure: I did not accept any compensation from the sponsors other than review copies, my views are my own, reviewed by me..as I see it~!! **