Animaland

DVD Release: January 4, 2005
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Synopsis

Share in the fun-filled adventures of feisty red squirrel Ginger Nutt and all his zany neighbors in this delightful collection of nine animated tales. Combining the magic of Disney with the craziness of Looney Tunes, these fascinating films remain great entertainment for the entire family and are a real gem in every animation lover’s collection.

Dove Review

These cartoons speak of a simpler time and the soft animation and warm colors, along with the delightful chipmunks, ostriches, cuckoos and lions and all the rest make this one enjoyable DVD viewing experience.

David Hand, a legend in drawing, is largely responsible for the look and appearance of the nine cartoons featured in this DVD. These nine episodes are titled as follows: 1. Ginger Nutt’s Christmas Circus 2. The Australian Platypus 3. Ginger Nutt’s “Forest Dragon” 4. The Cuckoo 5. Ginger Nutt’s “Bee-Bother” 6. The Lion (felis leo) 7. The Ostrich 8. The House-Cat (felis vulgaris) 9. Ginger Nutt in “It’s a Lovely Day”.

The animals are basically human personalities, doing all the things human do. For instance, in episode one, “Ginger Nutt’s Christmas Circus”, several animals ignore a sign which reads “No Gate Crashers” and they get thrown out of the club when they enter. And the Christmas circus is a delight, with animals piled on top of each other wearing a Santa Claus suit so as to be involved in the Christmas circus. In various episodes the animals fish, the males fall for the females, they fight, they flee from trouble such as in episode five, Ginger Nutt’s “Bee-Bother”. They play and are simply fun to watch!

There is a lot of physical humor which is innocent, considering we are watching animated animals! In one scene in episode six, “The Lion”, a lion eats a man who is typing an article about lions and the man simply keeps on typing as we see the typewriter moving as the lion’s side pokes out! This is the kind of humor in the episodes, including a bee stinging a few animals and them looking “shocked” as their hair stands on end.

We are happy to see animals defend each other, and in one scene a sacrifice for love as one “Romeo” cat fights off a larger cat who likes his favorite feline. Angel cats even join in to help the good guy, rather good “cat” in this episode. The beautiful animated scenes including a sparkling snowfall are quite enjoyable to watch. The DVD is an educational tool as well as we learn in the episode titled “The Ostrich” that the ostrich is an intelligent animal when first born but it becomes “stupid” as it grows older. A nice little song titled “Don’t hide your head in the sand” is featured during this episode.

We are most pleased to award this energetic and fantastically animated DVD our Dove Seal for all ages. Grab your copy of “Animaland” soon. Once you visit, you will be in no hurry to leave.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Moments of humorous violence and physical comedy such as animals fighting, animals are thrown out of a club when they crash it; one cat has a black eye after fighting a bigger cat who likes his girlfriend; a bee stings several animals and their hair stands up and their eyes get big; an animal uses his tail to whip small balls at another animal, hitting him in the head; an animal is hit in the head with a "Peace on earth" sign; a bird hits a weasel with a club; a bird is hit by mail bird for reading another animal's mail.
Sex: None unless you count male and female animals "liking" each other and flirting; one animal kisses another one on the cheek.
Language: None
Violence: Moments of humorous violence and physical comedy such as animals fighting, animals are thrown out of a club when they crash it; one cat has a black eye after fighting a bigger cat who likes his girlfriend; a bee stings several animals and their hair stands up and their eyes get big; an animal uses his tail to whip small balls at another animal, hitting him in the head; an animal is hit in the head with a "Peace on earth" sign; a bird hits a weasel with a club; a bird is hit by mail bird for reading another animal's mail.
Drugs: During one song about a party an animal is seen drinking from a bottle of something like beer.
Nudity: A shirtless man who was taking a bath and has a towel around his waist.
Other: An animal uses a fake dragon's head to make other animals believe it exists.

Info

Company: Image Entertainment
Director: Bert Felstead
Producer: David Hand
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 70 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter