Visit the magical island where Mr. Hoober-Bloob sends babies to Earth in his own musical way.

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Visit the magical island where Mr. Hoober-Bloob sends babies to Earth in his own musical way.

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Trivia

The last Dr. Seuss special to feature music from Dean Elliott. He was replaced by Joe Raposo. See more »

Goofs

When Hoober-Bloob's assistant (the lute) is walking backwards carrying a large stack of books, he's holding nine in all. When he loses his balance and falls, and the books go up in the air, a total of ten books fall down on him. See more »

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Mr. Hoober-Bloob: How would you like be a famous tweetle beetle statistician? You could be the world's greatest authority on tweetle beetle battleistics, if you study tweetle beetles and their ballistic characteristics.
[the boy looks at two tweetle beetles with a magnifying glass as they proceed to fight]
Narrator: [thick German accent] Now, when tweetle beetles fight, it's called a tweetle beetle battle. And when they battle in a puddle, it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle. AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in ...
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Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
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Delightfully peculiar
22 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a strange idea among other Dr. Seuss concepts, but I think that its simple animation and music are very entertaining. Though this short film will rarely receive credit for being a masterpiece, it reflects the genius of Dr. Seuss and continues to impress me. I watch it on occasion, having owned it from a very young age, and I can say without hesitation that it is an important contribution to the Dr. Seuss collection. One thing about it that impresses me is how this is not a well known piece of work among the prolific productions of Dr. Seuss, and yet it shows a quality storyline and assembly of characters. I recommend it for young children, who are certain to be enchanted by its wonderful and quirky style.


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