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Highlander: The Adventure Begins - The Animated Series Movie
Highlander The Adventure Begins - The Animated Series Movie
Director: Frederic Dybowski
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
NR     2000     1hr 17min

A full-length animated movie adapted from the "Highlander" animated television series. Young Quentin MacLeod is a brave warrior. In fact, it is his destiny to battle the most powerful - and evil - warrior in history. But f...  more »


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Director: Frederic Dybowski
Creator: Serge Rosenzweig
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Fantasy, Animation, Animation
Studio: Live / Artisan
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 03/14/2000
Original Release Date: 01/01/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1996
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 17min
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

Better left for kids, not hard-core Highlander fans
Cartoon Fan | 10/01/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"My mom bought me the tape because she knew that I loved all things Highlander...well until I saw the tape that is. The basic idea is interesting, but I find five main problems with this story. 1. THEY KILLED OFF CONNER McCLEOD!!! How could they do that?! 2. If Quentin is the last of the McCleod's, where did Duncan from the series go? Did they kill him too without mentioning it? 3. What are the odds of there being two immortals named Ramirez that are about the same age. Well, in all fairness I guess Conner and Duncan come to mind. But Conner and Duncan don't act or sound alike, but this Ramirez is almost an exact carbon copy of the original. 4. This problem is not found in the tape but in later episodes: what exactly was "The Great Catastrophe"? In an episode about nuclear power, it is implied that it was a nuclear war. But a later episode says that it was a meteorite impact. Which one guys? 5. I do like how the immortals, or Jetadors, can give up their immortality and just give Quentin their knowledge. But how did they learn that? Did Conner teach them? If so, where did he learn it? Being a fan of both the movies and the series, I've learned to deal with certain inconsistencies between the two. But this series stretches it just a little bit too much for me. Hard-core fans should stay clear and not consider it part of the "official Highlander universe", but it makes for a good gift for younger viewers."
Better Than You'd Expect!
Cartoon Fan | England, of course! | 10/12/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When you consider that over the course of the 4 Highlander films and 2 live-action series, the Highlander continuity has been thrown into complete disarry, can it hurt to add another storyline? Not when its as well crafted as this! Although abandoning all connections to previous Highlander incarnations, this beautifully designed show, with its wonderfully developed characters, is as appealing to adults as to kids, (I used to watch it with my Nan!). Of course, the film's notion of beheading is removed from this family show, (its a cartoon, after all!), and replaced with the clever idea of passing on each Immortals' power through the taking of a special oath. Perfect for kids (and adults who are too laid-back to nit-pick).The 3-D effect used in certain episodes is amazing, as is the emotive music. The characters have depth and look great, and so long as you enjoy the show for what it is and don't try to compare it to (or connect it with) the films or other shows, this makes for great viewing. Highly recommended!"
Excellent show, quality animation.
Cartoon Fan | 06/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I find this to be a very high quality video. The world created in this animated version of the Highlander is unique, with many character rivalries between both sides. Not just black and white (good vs. bad guys) this series offers many things to think about. Also I find the extensive use of steam/water power, in everything from tanks (uniqie concepts there too) to cities to be absolutely facinating. I very highly recomend it, not just for children, but for adults as well."
Kids May Enjoy . . . Any Real Highlander Fan Steer Clear | PA | 01/01/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)

"1st 4 episodes of the kids' cartoon edited into a feature length video that kids may enjoy but any real Highlander fan should have nothing to do with. Story hardly worth mentioning, just Quentin MacLeod, the last MacLeod destined to be the one to rid the land of the tyranny of the evil Kortan. Of course contradicts its predecessors (and eventually its succesors as well) but who really cares this is just a silly kiddie show anyway. It would've been a lot better to see a Highlander animated series more along the lines of anime or the HBO Spawn series, or atleast the Batman animated series, but this drivel? I mean there's more action in Teletubies (OK I'm exaggerating a little--but only a little). Oh well what do you expect from the movie that has a long history of horrible sequels. However the later episodes in the series weren't nearly as bad, to say the least."