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Take a look at your children. no. never mind. take a look at this show,
Jacob-two-two, a little boy in a big family, doesn't get as much respect as the dog-crap you just stepped in today. he has to say things twice to be heard. even then, no one respects him - except his ever so wise father. and a few other people. such as his outcast friends - Beaufort, the school idiot, and Renee, another nerd. along each adventure, Jacob runs into his evil principal, Mr greedyguts, Leo, the cheap janitor, and his teacher, miss sourpickles, plus a few other people as well.
Jacob-two-two isn't as good as the real thing - the books. and the 1970's movies. watch and read those firsthand so you understand what goes on in Jacob's world. or more likely, what happens to him in Montreal. just watch it. it's better than the violence on TV these days.
Not having read the books by Mordecai Richler, I was unfamiliar with
the series until it appeared on Qubo. I tended to overlook it in favor
of the cartoon series with which I was more familiar -- Veggie Tales,
3-2-1 Penguins. However, since the program airs daily on one of the
HDTV stations owned by ION television, I warmed to the show rapidly.
Jacob's adventures are often bizarrely exaggerated. While his family is fairly normal and presented in a balanced fashion, other characters, from neighbors to school staff to "master" criminals, are hilariously over-the-top.
The animation is a fascinating and seamless blend of drawn animation and computer animation. The characters were apparently drawn once and every time a character appears, he has the same exact hair and face, line by line. The backgrounds and settings are charmingly sketchy and look like water-colors out of a picture book.
The voice-acting is top-notch. My favorites are Harvey Atkin as Jacob's dad, and Fiona Reid as Miss Sourpickle. Harvey is a valued and recognizable character actor who appeared regularly on 'Cagney and Lacey'. Jacob's dad is a wise but daffy author of kid's adventure novels. Fiona Reid is new to me, but her performance is clever and nuanced.
Billy Rosemberg voices Jacob, and is utterly charming. Jacob is a doe-eyed, adorable kid who must overcome his fears in order to protect his tenuous rights as the youngest member of his family.
It is fortunate that there are so many episodes of this series in the can. I haven't seen all of them, and every new episode is eagerly enjoyed. I'll look forward to having this one on DVD (someday?).
It is rare that a cartoon series revolves around a Jewish kid (from CANADA, yet!). "Jacob Two-Two" is a delight.
Unique, painting-style animation that reflects humor and the
specialness of Montreal. Fun stories--- as you watch it, you feel
constantly surprised by the level of its clever dialogue, beautiful
animation, and just how much fun it is! This is soooooooo much better
than typical children's programming. As a 39 year old artist, I love
it! This show seems to ignore all the rules about what is required for
commercial success. It is creative, moral, funny, and unique. WOW is
all I can say. I can't wait until it is available for purchase.
Parents, this is a great show for kids, but you will also enjoy watching it. Highly, highly recommended. Give it a try and you will be hooked.
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I love this show! Jacob two-two is one of my favourite shows. It's about a guy from Montreal who well sometimes finds himself in trouble with certain people. It's one of those shows that are designed to make you feel good. Buford is one of the funniest characters you'll find on YTV. He's so incredibly stupid it's funny. However, I can see if you're not a fan of the whole fairly-odd parents sponge-bob thing you might not like this show. But, if you do you'll love this show. It's far better than the myna leagues and flying rhino junior high. Like come one birds playing baseball? The principal is a rhino? Although Jacob's episodes tend to repeat themselves like myna and rhino, Jacob is far more entertaining. What I'm trying to say is Viva-le-Jacob-Two-Two.
Having read the book "Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang" when I was a
kid, I was a little apprehensive about seeing the movie. I was
pleasantly surprised when the movie delivered everything that the book
did. It was a great way to recapture a few moments of my youth.
It is a great way to introduce the TV series to the world and I think that current fans of Jacob and even people who don't know who Jacob is would equally like this movie.
I would recommend this movie to anyone who just wants to have fun or to teach their children that even though we may be afraid of something it might not be as scary as we think it is!
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