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The Best of Tokyo Pig
The Best of Tokyo Pig
Actors: Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Neil Kaplan, Diane Michelle, Joshua Seth
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
NR     2005     2hr 51min

Spencer is a young boy with an extensive imagination whose drawings & writings suddenly begin to come to life. He manages to reign in most of these troublemaking illustrations but one gets left behind the magical pig sunny...  more »


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Actors: Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Neil Kaplan, Diane Michelle, Joshua Seth
Creators: Jeff Malmberg, Barbara Schneeweiss, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Jamie Simone, Sean McPhillips, Marc Handler, Tom Putnam
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Animation, Animation, Comedy, Animation, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color - Best of,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/07/2005
Original Release Date: 09/14/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 09/14/2002
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 2hr 51min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

It's Tokyo Pig!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tokyo Pig was a cartoon on ABC Family a few years ago. This DVD features 8 episodes of the series (When Pigs Fly, Dad is the Worst Cook in the World, Luck of the Draw, Trouble in Lightning-land, A Bitter Fruit, Incredible Shrinking School, Samurai Lunch Lady, and pigs on Ice). The show is very weird. For example, Sunny Pig does a dance each episode for no particular reason. If you like the show or other bizarre shows, you will probably want to get this DVD."
Tokyo Pig hits DVD
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Tokyo Pig tells the story of Spencer Weinberg-Takahama, a normal third grader. One day, his life is perfectly normal. He goes to school, does his homework, gets straight As, and lives with his unusual family. The next day, thanks to a magic diary, he receives his loyal and amazing pet, Sunny Pig. So, you're probably wondering if TP is a good show. Read on.

Tokyo Pig can be summed up in one word: underrated. The show itself is excellent, and the animation (which is colorful and weird enough for kids but stylish enough for parents to bear) feels straight out of Japan, the mystic land of anime and video games. The voice acting is good, and there are some familiar voices, such as Spencer himself. The voice actor is the same one who voiced Tai Kamiya in the first two seasons of "Digimon." Also familiar is Wally Wingert (Spencer's dad), who, unless I am mistaken, voiced a Tallest in "Invader Zim" and was a cast regular on the popular sketch show, "Kids in the Hall."

The show has excellent writing and characters (such as mad scientist Wigstaff and Southern beauty queen Tiffany) and, and the plots are well thought out. Character design is good and funny, and the show itself deserves five stars. Why did I give it four, then?

The DVD is bare bones. Commentary? No. Animatics? No. Documentary? No. The only so-called "special features" are English captions for the hearing impaired. Tokyo Pig is a great show, and deserves these extras. Something more like the "Invader Zim" DVDs (which are jam-packed with extras) would be nice.

So, overall, buy or rent? Definitely a buy. The show is great, but please Miramax Kids, add more extras to your DVDs! I hope that Miramax Kids will release more volumes of Tokyo Pig in the future.

PROGRAM: *****/*****
DVD: ****/*****
Information correction...
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The "Tokyo Pig hits DVD" review I wrote had a severe error in it. Wally Wingert did voice a Tallest in IZ, but was not on KitH. The other Tallest's voice actor was on KitH. Just correcting some information."
Wonderfully goofy
B. Johnson | Portland, OR United States | 05/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This show is almost impossible to accurately describe... so I won't bother. Probably the closest I could come would be to compare it to the craziest of the Bugs Bunny cartoons. It's full of crazy scenarios, wacky characters ("Sweater Girl" who wears sweaters with sleeves that are far too long and communicates via a series of grunts), and silly interjections by "The Weather Lady". The editing and pacing of the show add to its absurdity. All in all, It's great fun-- me and my 4 year-old son enjoy watching it. Even my wife has been captivated by it! (Once my son was done watching the DVD and turned off the TV. My wife asked him to leave it on! Ha!)

I just wish there was more of the show available on DVD!"