Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Arthur Arthur's Missing Pal|
Actors: Carr Thompson, Daniel Brochu, Jodie Resther, Steven Crowder, Bruce Dinsmore
Director: Yvette Kaplan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Television, Animation
When Arthur's dog Pal disappears, Arthur must enlist the help of his friends to track him down. While Pal discovers his newfound freedom, Arthur discovers how much he misses his dog. Good thing Arthur has the gang to turn ... more »
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Arthur misses the mark
M. Hoang | Seattle, WA | 12/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As an avid fan of the Arthur television series, I found his first CGI movie to be very disappointing. The pace of the story was rather slow and uninspired, and it looked more like a computer game than an animated movie. A lot of the clever and humerous dialog I expect from the series is strangely absent. I recommend instead, Arthur: It's Only Rock 'n Roll, which is my favorite Arthur special."
As always, we love everything Arthur!
Barbara Millet | Belle Harbor, NY USA | 09/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We caught this movie on PBS when it first came on, and my daughter was hooked. It's a change from the regular Arthur animation - this one is computer animated. She was very intrigued by that fact, and then the story is about a puppy... well there you go! The story is well written, a little scary at times when the guard dogs are chasing after Pal. There are even a few catchy tunes as well. Highly recommend this to every Arthur fan out there!"
A Bit Odd
Janet Boyer | Pennsylvania | 10/17/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Follow the clues with Arthur on an exciting trail to find his missing dog Pal in this first-ever movie, featuring all new CGI animation. You'll join Arthur and his whole crew of best friends, including Buster Baxter, Binky Barns, Francine, Brain and Muffy. Arthur's parents and sister, D.W., also figure prominently in this DVD. Buster dusts off his hold detective gear in order to solve the case--so get ready to uncover the secrets of Arthur's missing dog!
From an adult standpoint, the Arthur series on PBS is clever and downright hilarious. I can't tell you how many times my husband and I have caught ourselves sitting down watching this show!
When my son saw Arthur's Missing Pal advertised on PBS, he of course wanted the DVD when it came out.
I bought it for him and he watched it a few times--but then he hasn't brought it out again. (To be fair, he goes through seasons with his DVD's--often watching "old favorites" out of the blue...)
I watched Arthur's Missing Pal with my son, and it was weird; it didn't "feel" like the animated show and it lacked the cleverness I've come to expect from this series. Even the "dream" sequences seemed uninspired. The CGI was so-so, with something being lost in the translation from animation to computer rendering. Although I recognized everyone, it didn't seem like the gang as envisioned by Marc Brown!
Fans of Arthur will probably enjoy this DVD, but I can't help but feel the animated DVDs/videos are a lot better (but this is from an adult point of view, of course.) I don't think Arthur's Missing Pal is worth more than $10; in my opinion, parents/adults are better off ordering animated Arthur DVDs which often include 3 or more episodes. (The Boy With His Head in the Clouds is a recent favorite of my son, as is Arthur's Perfect Christmas, Arthur's Double Dare and Aruthur's Celebration.)"
Missing Pal again Mommy!!!
bybethstudio | Texas | 09/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We taped this from PBS and soon our tape will wear out and the DVD will be in our home. My daughter loves this movie and in true toodler style wants to see it again and again!!! My father actually groaned and got off of the sofa and left the room because we'd played it so much!!!! (an added benefit???) :) I agree that the dog chase scene is a little scary, she clutches my legs but still peeks at the screen; but, it's not too scary and it all works out in the end. :) We LOVE Arthur!!!"