Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Hello Kitty 2 - Stump Village|
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Geneon Entertainment Release Date: 01/02/2007
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What the Heck...?
Turtls | Chicago, IL | 04/02/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I might have enjoyed this DVD if I had been drunk while watching it. The "claymation" type characters were cute, as can be expected from Sanrio, and Badtz Maru building his house was adorable. Unfortunately I was taken aback by the downright rude and crude antics. Booger jokes (including sticking one on a drawing), toilet jokes (including POV from the toilet), a flatulence line-up reminiscent of frat boys, thievery without apologies or remorse, and just general bad behavior with little repentance abound in the ridiculously short episodes. The credits make up for the blink-and-miss-it runtime by rolling for what feels like ages. Sure, the DVD has its place, but I wouldn't recommend it for kids. College students on a Saturday night with leftover pizza and a partial case of beer, on the other hand, would probably find this DVD hilarious in a warped kind of way."
Stump Village is truly the place to be!
Margaret K. Lukens | Stump Village, MA | 03/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had high hopes for Hello Kitty and her magical "Stump Village". I was not dissapointed! This is the best dvd you will ever hope to purchase! It has it all: Cinnamoroll getting mad and baking bread, Hello Kitty getting furious, and Pom Pom Purin picking strawberries and being extremely hearty! THE BEST DVD OF ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Beyond Bizarre and unexpected
Painting The Clouds | Northeast | 01/08/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"We rented this from our local library for our three and five year olds. Don't get me wrong, I love Hello Kitty, but really, this DVD is beyond strange. Maybe it's just a cultural thing, but what the other reviewer said is true. College kids with a keg might have some fun with it. One character puts a black booger on another character's drawing, and when they're angry, Hello Kitty's friends line up at her front door and in unison, turn around, point their butts at Hello Kitty and let loose a display of flatulance reminiscent of something from Ren and Stimpy, prompting the narrator in a sing-song preschool teacher voice to announce "Oh what an awful smell!" At one point, the characters see a lizard on a tree and the camera cuts to two of the characters puking white foam from their mouths in a rabid display! Another time, three "friends" break into Cinnamaroll's home and graffiti on the walls some pretty graphic stuff! Truly, my older kids (9 and 11) thought this DVD was hilarious and in my opinion it's much more suited to Mad TV than preschool viewing!
This is truly very, very bizarre. If you're looking for Hello Kitty, I would suggest the animated series. It's much gentler and clean than this.
I did give it two stars because I still think the characters are cute, and the claymation type animation is entertaining, but not great for preschool viewing (we're trying to break our younger kids of talking about f*rts in public, etc -- certainly don't need them seeing Hello Kitty characters reinforcing bad behavior and manners without consequences). Interesting, definintely entertaining, but be forewarned!"
How to miss the point entirely
Robert Buchanan | Wisconsin | 06/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On Amazon and elsewhere, this disc has spurred some small controversy related to the mischief instigated by Badtz-Maru, the adorable penguin introduced herein, whose negative influence on My Melody and Pompom Purin leads to quite a lot of destructive and obnoxious behavior at the expensive of Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll. Unlike the first volume, the story presented in these episodes bears a didactic subtext.
Parents in Japan and Korea know to view everything with their children, and recognize opportunities to advise them not to engage in poor behavior, especially when the hurtful results of said behavior are right there on the screen.
Like the first disc, the A/V quality, animation and narration are terrific. This is such a great series for small children."