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|Disney's DuckTales The Movie Treasure of the Lost Lamp|
Genres: Kids & Family
Join Uncle Scrooge and the colorful cast of characters from the popular DuckTales series in this action-packed wing-slapping, feather-raising treasure hunt. — With his nephews Huey, Dewey, and Louie, and his niece Webbigail... more »
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Dan J. from CIRCLEVILLE, OH
Reviewed on 4/16/2011...
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Great movie, but disappointing DVD.
takemehome | USA | 03/16/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 2006, Disney released DuckTales The Movie: Treasure Of The Lost Lamp onto DVD for the first time in region 1 areas. However, instead of giving it a wide release, Disney decided to offer it exclusively through the Disney Movie Club. Later that same year, it also became a potential reward through their new Disney Movie Rewards program. Although some of Disney's DMC/DMR exclusives have since gotten wide releases, DuckTales The Movie has yet to do that.
The disc they've released is rather lightweight. Although it's still a steal for Movie Rewards members, the $19.99 it demands on the Movie Club seems about $5-$10 too high. (This isn't counting the prices poor suckers are paying for it on eBay or Amazon Marketplace, not knowing all that you need to do is join the Disney Movie Club to buy it.) The only bonus feature is a game that you won't play more than once. That's it. Not a trailer, not a featurette, not a cartoon featuring Huey, Dewey, and Louie - nada. It's not a matter of space - on a DVD-5 disc, you have room for at least 4.35 GB of data. This DVD only uses 3.31 GB. Disney, you COULD have put a little more on here.
However, the movie's transfer is very well done. There's occasional heavy grain, dirt, scratches, and the like, but for the most part, the transfer is nice and clean. And the 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo track gets the job done.
All in all, I can't say that you shouldn't get this DVD if you have a chance. Just having the movie on DVD is worth the price you pay, but it would have been nice if Disney had treated us to a few more bonus materials on this DVD besides a game that's fun, but likely won't be played more than once."
Talk About Underrated
Scott | Texas | 09/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What a great movie this is. Actioned packed right from the start, quick-moving plot, and of course the ever-lovable Scrooge McDuck, just as you remember him.
Scrooge searches for a lost Arabian treasure, but is ignorant that the most valuable part of the treasure is an old oil lamp. (Of course you know where this is going.) Scrooge's niece and nephews discover a genie inside the lamp with the power to grant wishes. The genie advises the kids to wish for small things, because big wishes lead to big trouble. The niece Webby ignores this advice, and wishes for her stuffed animals to come to life. Scrooge sees all this magic happening and finally discovers he has a magic lamp.
The Genie tells Scrooge he better be careful not to attract too much attention, because an evil immortal villain with a magic talisman is also seeking the lamp. The crafty villian finds Scrooge after only one wish, and gets ahold of the lamp after Scrooge gets it confused with a gravy boat. All heck breaks loose and Scrooge loses all his money, but he gets the lamp back later and becomes rich again. Then he fixes it so no more genie wishes will ever be granted by making the genie into a real live boy. The lamp falls apart and the genie plays cops and robbers with Scrooge's nephews, while the evil villan is...well...we see him falling from the sky somewhere, but he can't die, so I guess he ended up okay too.
The sad thing about this movie is it's so overshadowed by Disney's Aladdin. There really isn't much difference between the two movies, except for a giant money bin. The only advantage Aladdin has over the Ducktales movie is its outstanding songs. I highly recommend this DVD for Ducktales fans, but if you've seen Aladdin already, the Ducktales movie will seem awful similar.
I find it kind of sad that the Ducktales movie ultimately ended up being nothing more than a practice sketch for the later Aladdin film. It really is underrated."
Waddle you waiting for? Buy this Treasure NOW!
bell jeemer | 12/19/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the year 2007, there will be two kinds of folks: those who have seen Ducktales the Movie, and those who have not (waka waka waka). We saw this for Garrett's 8th, and my ex-husband, the kids and I put on our Launchpad bandanas as we set up duck camp in the front row of the theatre. Even before the theme song had come to an end, our whole gang was "woo-ooh-ed". Rivetting plot with a truly unexpected turn at the end of this in-genie-ous tail. As a parent of 2 ducklings myself, I can vouch that this DVD will keep the fam quacking from start to finish."