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The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure -- It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves are throwing a party. Everything is going perfectly until they lose the last five magical balloons. With the help of friends, old and new, can they recover the balloons in time for the party?
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure -- It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville! The Oogiloves set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend's party.
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The Oogieloves -- Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie -- set out to find five magical balloons that will make their good friend Schluufy's surprise birthday party extra-special. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Jaime Pressly ... Lola

Christopher Lloyd ... Lero Sombrero

Cary Elwes ... Bobby Wobbly

Cloris Leachman ... Dotty Rounder

Garrett Clayton ... Diner dancer (as Gary Clayton)

Chazz Palminteri ... Marvin Milkshake

Toni Braxton ... Rosalie Rosebud

Maya Stange ... Windy Window

Nick Drago ... J. Edgar

Alecia Jai Fears ... Rochelle Rosebud

Malerie Grady ... Toofie

Guistina Chirco ... Marna

Steve Blackwood ... Sheep (voice)

Taras Los ... Schluufy the Pillow (voice)

Kylie O'Brien ... Jubilee Rounder
Toby Murray ... Ducklings (voice)

Scott Stabile ... Raccoon (voice)
Misty Miller ... Goobie
James Howard Carr ... Raccoon (voice)
Sonya A. Avakian ... Mice (voice)
Heather Rose ... Diner Dancer
Lauren Wolfe ... Diner Dancer

Angela Rivet ... Sheep (singing voice)
Stephanie Renz ... Zoozie
Justin David ... Baby Bird (voice)
Robert Rettberg ... Raccoon (voice)
Megan DeShong ... Diner Dancer
Robert Papimeau ... Raccoon (voice)
Ben Joffe ... Puppeteer
Colleen Shaughnessey ... Diner Dancer
Wendal Scott Reeder ... Puppeteer
Jennifer Weil ... Peacock / Llama (voice)
Steve Blackwell ... Owls (voice)
Lauren Sage ... Puppeteer
Kenneth Arthur ... Raccoon (singing voice)
Derek Crescenti ... Diner Dancer
Samantha Moore ... Puppeteer
Heather Rose ... Diner Dancer
Josh Mershman ... Diner Dancer
Mia Elliott ... Windy
Randy Carfagno ... Ruffy
Andrew Gorney ... Balloon (singing voice)
Bruce Reizen ... Beavers (voice)
Jim Gilmore ... Raccoon (singing voice)
Squeakie Starr ... Mice (voice)
Ashley McGill ... Diner Dancer
Dave Doran ... Ducklings (voice)
Paul Isakson ... Puppeteer
Steven Tucker ... Balloon (singing voice)
Iris Farrugia ... Ruby Rosebud
Timothy Richardson ... Balloon (singing voice)
Zachary Borromeo ... Diner person (uncredited)

Directed by
Matthew Diamond 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Scott Stabile  written by
Kenn Viselman  creator

Produced by
Michael A. Chirco .... executive producer
Gayle Dickie .... producer
Scot J. Moceri .... executive producer
Jeff Peyton .... co-producer
Wendal Scott Reeder .... line producer
Angela Rivet .... co-producer
David R. Schwarcz .... executive producer
Kenn Viselman .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Alfuso 
Robert Rettberg 
Cinematography by
Peter Klein (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Girish Bhargava 
Casting by
Valerie McCaffrey 
Dayna Polehanki 
Production Design by
Bob Kayganich 
Art Direction by
Graham Halky 
Marcie Paul 
Set Decoration by
Mike Grady 
Makeup Department
Emilie Cockels .... assistant hair stylist
Lauri Cuppetilli .... makeup artist
Kevin J Edwards .... hair stylist
Kimberly Jones .... makeup department head
Jennifer Syts .... hair stylist
John Tarro .... key hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Greg Brautigan .... second second assistant director
Shaun Davis .... second unit second assistant director: LA
Jorie Kopy .... second unit in-charge: LA
Bill Latka .... first assistant director
Mike Livanos .... second assistant director
Joel Zimmerman .... second unit first assistant director: LA
Art Department
Joe Babic .... assistant art coordinator
John Benetti .... utility
James P. Corley .... carpenter
Jino Dinello .... carpenter
Erick Donaldson .... props assistant
Frank Dorset .... set dresser
Dan Duran .... set dresser
Jason C. Endres .... greensman (as Jason Endres)
Kathy Fennessy .... set leadman
Colin Floyd .... art department production assistant
Gene Gibas .... swing
Kristen Gibben .... buyer
Michael Grady .... set dresser
Carla J. Huber .... painter
Mark Hurtado .... storyboard artist
Ronald Ivey .... carpenter
Paula Jellis .... set dresser
Susanne King .... buyer
John Kinsora .... carpenter
Diane Kowalski .... set dresser
David Kozlowski .... painter
Richard Lattuca .... swing gang
Doug Lederman .... painter
Charles Nance .... property master
Douglas Osborne .... carpenter
Joseph Parise .... carpenter
Jeffery P. Piontkowski .... construction foreman
Brittin Richter .... props
Sharon Roggio .... art department coordinator
Kathleen A. Runey .... painter
James A. Salyer .... carpenter
Mark Sanger .... key set dresser
Elbert Slider .... carpenter
Kim Thrasher .... assistant property master
Alyssa Toft .... props
John Tracey .... construction coordinator
Kevin Vanderhoff .... swing
Sound Department
Ron Ayers .... boom operator
Michael J. Babcock .... sound production assistant
Bryan Berry .... foley editor
Bryan Berry .... sound effects editor
Frank Biondo .... sound mixer
John Demonaco .... second boom operator
Spencer Hall .... adr: editor
Spencer Hall .... dialogue editor
Spencer Hall .... foley artist
Spencer Hall .... re-recording mixer
Spencer Hall .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Morris .... adr mixer
Andrew Smetek .... foley mixer
Andrew Smetek .... sound designer
Andrew Smetek .... supervising sound editor
Andrew Smetek .... supervising sound effects editor
George Thompson .... adr mixer
Special Effects by
David Latka .... animatronics engineer
Jon Shroyer .... animatronic engineer
Jon Shroyer .... animatronics technician
Dean Tyrrell .... special effects technician
Robert Tyrrell .... special effects foreman
Russell Tyrrell .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Peter Belanger .... Flame artist
Phillip Breisch .... post production: editor
Tom Daldin .... post production: coordinator
Jim Gilmore .... post production: digital producer
Jim Gilmore .... visual effects supervisor
Annie Harrelson .... post production coordinator
Ryan Kapanka .... digital compositing supervisor
Marc Medrich .... CGI supervisor
Mitchell Rivet .... post production: associate producer
James Semivan .... post production: pa
Dustin Wyman .... visual effects director
Mike Yarmy .... post production: coordinator
Rick Yarmy .... post production: digital producer
Terry James .... stunt rigger
Peter Malota .... stunts
Steve Riley .... stunt rigger
Mitch Rivet .... stunt rigger
Clark Tucker .... stunt rigger
T.J. White .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Benjamin Bazmore .... grip
Alain Betrancourt .... director of photography: second unit, LA
Marvin J. Bowie .... electrician
Marvin J. Bowie .... grip
Michael Brake .... electrician
Will Brick .... second assistant: "b" camera
James Frank Brown .... video assist
Paul Budgen .... electrician
Chul Hee Cho .... grip
Michael J. Conner .... electrician
Justin Cragin .... grip
Shawn Cragin .... first assistant camera
David Dalton .... electrician
Richard David .... lighting technician
John W. DeMonaco .... utility camera
Darry Dusbiber .... gaffer
Scott Eagle .... electrician
Brian Faes .... digital imaging technician
Brad Fanfalone .... second assistant camera
Jack Fitzgerald .... grip
Robert Floyd .... grip
Mike Hampton .... video utility
Brad Irvin .... electrician
Willow Jenkins .... second unit: video assist
Suzanne Johnson .... electrician
Brad Knopf .... electrician
William MacLeod .... grip
Cory O'Dea .... grip
Patrick O'Dea .... grip
Patrick Pask .... camera operator
Jim Ratcliffe .... digital camera technician
Gary Redmond .... second unit: audio payback
Josh Rich .... second unit: key grip
Trevor Rios .... second assistant camera
Chris Ritter .... electrician (as Christopher J.J. Ritter)
Rod Robertson .... second unit: gaffer
Dennis Rottell .... best boy electric
Robert Rycroft .... first assistant camera
Monica Sagaser .... second unit: second assistant camera
Robert M. Sagaser .... second unit: first assistant camera
Casey Sherrier .... second unit: digital imaging technician
Patrick Smith .... crane grip
Bill Strachan .... dolly grip
Mark Strachan .... key grip
Paul Strachan .... electrician
Matt Tone .... second unit: swing
Michael Tyler .... electrician
Michael Tyler .... lighting technician
Brian Vickers .... camera operator
Brian Whooley .... second unit: boom operator
Charles Wroblewski .... grip
Scott Zuckerberg .... best boy grip
Peter Zwolinski .... electrician
Animation Department
Jamie Beckwith .... digital artist
Peter Belanger .... animation rig engineer
Phillip Breisch .... animation rig engineer
John Kakish .... character artist
Geoffrey Kapanka .... digital artist
Ryan Kapanka .... digital artist
Shawn Lacouraciere .... fix animation lead
Marc Medrich .... digital artist
Erik Rambo .... digital artist
Rob Randall .... digital colourist/effects
Casting Department
Rose Gilpin .... extras casting
Kathy Remski .... extras casting
Brian Rowe .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cynthia Bond .... key costumer
Stacy Lauwers .... costume department head
Kimberly Leitz .... additional set costumer (as Kimberly Leitz-McCauley)
Tamar Michelle Reingewirtz .... costume assistant
Brittany Pask .... set costumer
Marisa Pleschakow .... set costumer
Maria Salleum .... seamstress
Verginia Tossounian .... seamstress
Deanna Zapico .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Gordy Baker .... additional editing
Phillip Breisch .... smoke editor
Kevin Derda .... post production PA
Craig Galka .... assistant editor (as Rainier Craig Galka)
Rob Randall .... digital intermediate colorist
Rob Randall .... senior colorist
Mathieu Reid .... color timer
James Semivan .... post production PA
Rick Yarmy .... post production supervisor
Music Department
Joseph Alfuso .... orchestrations
Tina Eaton .... composer assistant
Spencer Hall .... music editor
Robert Rettberg .... music supervisor
Robert Rettberg .... score mixed by
Marc Riley .... orchestrations
Dan Savant .... music contractor
Arthur Schaer .... synth programming
Daniel Semsen .... orchestrator
Andrew Smetek .... assistant music editor
Scott Stabile .... original lyrics by
Transportation Department
Archie Bane .... driver
Robert Barnes Jr. .... driver
Linda Barnes .... driver: cast
William Bernardin .... driver
Mike Bilkovic .... driver
Richard Golenbiewski .... driver
William Hissong .... driver
Jonathon Isom .... driver
Kimmie Knudsen .... driver: cast
Kurt Knudsen .... transportation coordinator
Leroy Knudsen .... driver
Raymond Landino Jr. .... driver
Douglas Martin .... driver
Robert Middendorff .... driver: honeywagon
Tom Mohan .... driver
Frank Morreale .... driver
Franco Rea .... wardrobe driver
Robert'Bob'Rice Sr. .... driver
Timothy Schewee .... driver
David Schmidt .... transportation captain
Robert Shaw .... driver
Kenny Stevens .... driver
Anthony Waldrop .... driver
David J. Zugaj .... driver
Other crew
Geoff Alderete .... production assistant
Andrea Amato .... second assistant accountant
Andrew Amato .... day office production assistant
David Artushin .... key assistant location manager
Michael Babcock .... production assistant
Scott Bedno .... sales representative: Spotlight Pictures
Melissa Bradac .... assistant to cast
Jennifer L. Brooks .... first assistant accountant
Michael Buster .... dialect coach
Jennifer Cafferty .... production coordinator
Danielle Champe .... stand in for ms. pressly
Guistina Chirco .... talent assistant
Michelle Clymer .... adr dialogue
Jamie Leigh Dake .... assistant production coordinator
Ted Demski .... location assistant
Brooke Ensign .... unit publicist
Maureen Estes .... studio teacher
Alex Fields .... location scout
Michelle Flevotomas .... assistant to director
Dana Fukagawa .... choreography assistant
Alicia Gbur .... production assistant
Timothy Hardin .... production accountant (as Tim Hardin)
Laura Hinojosa .... assistant: cast
Laura Hinojosa .... production assistant
Shelly Hurwitz .... craft service
Paul Isakson .... production assistant: second unit
Nathan Isreal .... production assistant
Ben Joffe .... production assistant
Michael S. Jones .... location manager
Doug Kolbicz .... assistant to cast
Isa Kriegaskotte .... puppeteer
Joe Landry .... set production assistant
Alexa Lappin .... set production assistant
Hector Lopez .... production assistant
Connie Mangilin .... payroll accountant
Timothy Martin .... set production assistant
Billy McCloskey .... studio teacher
Matt McCombs .... sales representative: Spotlight Pictures (as Matthew McCombs)
Ryan McCombs .... sales representative: Spotlight Pictures
Brandan Alan McConnaughhay .... assistant to producer
Lee Meltzer .... film publicist
Mandy Moore .... choreographer
Samantha Moore .... choreographer
Keith Neff .... director of technical services
David Ort .... puppeteer
Meghann Plummer .... puppeteer
Eileen Potrock .... marketing consultant
Eileen Potrock .... marketing
Jimi Radcliff .... digital assets manager
Bobby Rhodes .... utility
Edith R. Rice .... script supervisor
Linda Riker .... assistant to cast
Linda Riker .... production assistant
Carlos Rincon .... sales representative: Spotlight Pictures
Jonathan Sagaser .... graphic web designer
Lauren Sage .... production coordinator
Linda Sherman .... travel
Mindy Silberman .... cast production assistant
Mindy Silberman .... production assistant
Mindy Silberman .... puppeteer: raccoon
John Spag .... caterer
Jeffery Speed .... production assistant
Elizabeth Spix .... assistant to cast
Martin Stano .... production assistant: second unit
Trevor Taylor .... production assistant
Alyssa Toft .... assistant production coordinator
Lana Waddell .... assistant to cast (as Lana Rivkina)
Lana Waddell .... production assistant (as Lana Rivkina)
Aisling Warren .... production assistant
Aisling Warren .... production assistant: second unit
Jim Whittenberg .... first aid medic
Erin Williams .... location scout
Neil Willoughby .... assistant to cast
Constance Pierce Winters .... key set production assistant
James Wittenberg .... medic coordinator/set medic
Derrick Zonca .... production assistant
Xavier Collin .... thanks

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USA:88 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:G (all jurisdictions) | USA:G (certificate #46089)

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The film set a new American box office record for the lowest opening weekend gross for a film playing at over 2,000 theaters. It grossed $445,000 at 2,160 theaters; just over $200 per theater. The previous record holder was Delgo (2008), which grossed $511,920 in 2,160 theaters.See more »
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25 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Yes. It is as bad as you would think., 10 September 2013
Author: dwnetseeker from United States

Well I just finished this film. Full disclosure, I lost a bet on whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would go above .500 this season and for some crazy reason they actually finished above .500 so I had to watch this film. With that said, I can say that at times I was thoroughly entertained.

Let's start with the acting, it's hard to imagine why some talented actors chose to work in this film but then it's not that hard to imagine when you think about the one day of shooting for the significant pay day. Listen, every actor or actress was just horrible in the film. Tony Braxton was so self centered that it was almost uncomfortable for me to watch and not one time do I remember her stating who she actually was in the film. Was she playing herself? I'm still left wondering about this one.

Cloris Leachman was the first respectable actress to appear and she essentially played a crazy person. Her character was obsessed with circles. If you just read that sentence and re read it because it didn't make sense then let me spare you the third re read, yes...she was actually obsessed with a circular shape. When the Oogielove trio enters her home and begins speaking with her they mention nothing about this psychopathic problem. If I entered a situation like that, my initial thought would be something like "What the hell is wrong with this woman? I gotta get outta here. This woman is crazy and I legitimately need to be worried about my safety." Instead Cloris's character induces the trio into a disturbing dance about circles that is sure to leave the audience questioning their sanity.

By the way, let me interrupt my character and acting assessment to quickly explain to you the plot of this film. The Oogieloves wake up in the morning and it apparently is their pillow's birthday. Once again, you read that correctly, it is their pillow's birthday. Now there is no explanation for why there pillow is alive or whether it can even speak at this point, as a viewer you just have to go with it and as I tried to immerse myself in the Oogielove world, just for a second I was able to believe that the group was really excited about there pillow's birthday.

Now we are introduced at this point to our first supporting character in the film, a window with a woman's face on it. Think Snow White mirror but a beautiful woman instead. I wish I could say that this talking mirror is the most unique and weird character in the film but frankly it probably doesn't even approach the top three. The talking mirror speaks with a southern accent for really no reason whatsoever. I'm not sure where the accent comes from but it is just accepted despite no one else in the film having that accent.

The window wakes up the Oogieloves and they look into her. She has the magical ability to see anywhere in their mysterious land so she shows them an approaching character. What character you may ask? Well this character is hands down the most unexplained and unbelievable character in the film, it's a talking vacuum cleaner. Why a vacuum cleaner? I repeatedly asked myself that question while watching the movie and came up with no good answer. I'm just going to assume they simply thought of a household object and for some reason believed a vacuum would make for an interesting character. They were wrong.

The talking vacuum accidentally lets go of some helium balloons for the surprise birthday party for the talking pillow because I think he tripped on the sidewalk. (There is a sentence I never would've believed I would've typed in my life.) So the Oogieloves trio set out to go and find the balloons for the party. Now at this point my spidey senses were tingling. I had a ton of issues with their decision making here. So you're telling me they can't just go buy 5 more balloons? The talking vacuum has an answer for that question. No, these are the last balloons in their world. Hmmmmmm...well played director, well played. Well truthfully, we learn later these are magical balloons that can sing but their song was really stupid and basic and I don't really think the talking pillow enjoyed it but I don't want to give away the ending for you all.

So the Oogieloves go from place to place and meet the celebrities. The worst acting performance (and believe me this was not an easy decision) had to go to Christopher Lloyd. In about 10 minutes of screen time he had 1 line...ONE. I mean really? He just blankly stared at the camera and then made weird threatening faces towards the Oogieloves when they stared at Jaime Presley the wrong way. And yes, we were to believe that Christopher Lloyd was hooking up with Jaime Presley. The sad fact is that this was not the most unbelievable subplot of the film.

Listen there is other characters in this film and other terrible story lines that are worth discussing but I think I've talked enough. It was a disturbing film and really entertaining at times. It was an awful film and I don't believe for a second that kids would actually enjoy it (kids aren't stupid) but from a satirical standpoint I somewhat enjoyed it. View at your own risk.

(As a side point you have to love the people that come on here and are hired to write reviews. They are so blatantly hired to write positive reviews and frankly it is comical.)

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