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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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Scott Stabile (written by)
Kenn Viselman (creator)
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29 August 2012 (USA) See more »
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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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A danger to children's attention spans and their mental health See more (65 total) »

Cast

 

Cary Elwes ... Bobby Wobbly

Jaime Pressly ... Lola

Christopher Lloyd ... Lero Sombrero

Cloris Leachman ... Dotty Rounder

Chazz Palminteri ... Marvin Milkshake

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

Toni Braxton ... Rosalie Rosebud

Maya Stange ... Windy Window

Kylie O'Brien ... Jubilee Rounder

Nick Drago ... J. Edgar

Heather Rose ... Diner Dancer
Malerie Grady ... Toofie

Taras Los ... Schluufy the Pillow (voice)

Steve Blackwood ... Sheep (voice)

Guistina Chirco ... Marna

Alecia Jai Fears ... Rochelle Rosebud

Misty Miller ... Goobie
Scott Stabile ... Raccoon (voice)
Sonya A. Avakian ... Mice (voice)
Stephanie Renz ... Zoozie
Justin David ... Baby Bird (voice)
Lauren Wolfe ... Diner Dancer
Jennifer Weil ... Peacock / Llama (voice)
James Howard Carr ... Raccoon (voice)

Toby Murray ... Ducklings (voice)

Angela Rivet ... Sheep (singing voice)
Iris Farrugia ... Ruby Rosebud
Robert Rettberg ... Raccoon (voice)
Steven Tucker ... Balloon (singing voice)
Derek Crescenti ... Diner Dancer
Samantha Moore ... Puppeteer
Robert Papimeau ... Raccoon (voice)
Heather Rose ... Diner Dancer
Ben Joffe ... Puppeteer
Josh Mershman ... Diner Dancer
Colleen Shaughnessey ... Diner Dancer
Mia Elliott ... Windy
Steve Blackwell ... Owls (voice)
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
Lauren Sage ... Puppeteer
Kenneth Arthur ... Raccoon (singing voice)
Wendal Scott Reeder ... Puppeteer
Timothy Richardson ... Balloon (singing voice)
Megan DeShong ... Diner Dancer
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
 
Stunts
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-McCauley .... additional set costumer
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
 
Thanks
Xavier Collin .... thanks
 

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USA:88 min
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Certification:
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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Revealing mistakes: When Windy Window shows J. Edgar Milky Marvin's Milkshake Manor, there's a little gap between the giant cow and the diner.See more »
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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A danger to children's attention spans and their mental health, 6 February 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is the worst kind of film you could ever show your young children. It's unsubstantial, witless, lacks anything in the way of a lesson or a moral, too kiddish for even the youngest viewer, and largely comprised of things that have been proved unhealthy for your visual and auditory senses. It has been reported by Box Office Mojo as having one of the worst opening weekends for a film opening on more than 2,000 screens, with a dismal $102,564 and a final gross of $1.06 million. Against a $20 million budget (and an extra $40 for marketing), this makes this one of the worst performances for a film ever.

Our story is concerns Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, the three Oogieloves that exist in their own world, which is so colorful that is borders along the lines of nauseating. They are celebrating their pillow Schluufy's birthday, and plan to give him five bright gold balloons for his surprise party, which they plan to set up while he is sleeping. When J. Edgar (their vacuum cleaner friend) accidentally frees the balloons outside, they become scattered all over the whole mythical land, leaving the Oogieloves no choice but to get them back. They bounce in and out of colorfully artificial sets, running into people like Rosalie Rosebud, Dottie Rounder, Marvine Milkshake, Bobbly Wobbly, and Lero Sombrero.

That's all well and good, but would you believe those characters are played by none other than Toni Braxton, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, Jamie Pressly, and Cary Elwes? If one thing is guaranteed to make your jaw drop when watching this film, whether it be the stunningly frothy atmosphere, the corny singalongs, or the inept nature of the characters, it will be the list of talent involved with this project. What could've been going through Chazz Palminteri's mind when he signed up for this film? He was the driving force behind the film adaptation for A Bronx Tale, an amazing coming of age story I'm sure those who attended The Oogieloves won't go on to see. To give him credit, he plays his role with convincing motivation, but witnessing him batting dopey milkshake puns and dancing around the milkshake diner, concocting cockamamie shakes filled with peppermint, chili, pickles, and other ingredients is one of the most dreadful things I've ever seen a talented actor succumb to. And I saw Movie 43, mind you.

Let's talk about the box office performance of this film. Normally, if I catch a film on DVD, when all its financial information is already public and mostly complete, I shy away from explaining it because it usually has nothing to do with the quality of the film at hand. It's not worth mentioning, per say. Yet we need to talk about how The Oogieloves performed theatrically. I already wrote an entire blog when this film was in its theatrical run about how this film's dismal performance was either an indication of the end of August being a generally poor time to release a film (kids are going back to school, adults are generally rushed, and time is fleeting) or a smart public. Both of those, I believe, are big factors, but one of the biggest ones is the lack of an introduction on these characters or "Oogieloves." Think about it. Films like the Rugrats trilogy, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, and The Wild Thornberry's Movie succeeded largely due to their name and familiarity amongst elementary schoolers and maybe those of selective age groups. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is marketing characters nobody knows to a demographic that still can't completely influence their parents to take them to the cinema to watch the film of their choice. Usually, the parents decide the film and see if the child has any dissenting remarks. The Oogieloves were not introduced to the public prior to this unexpected movie adventure, and with no prior consumer knowledge via an album debut, a TV special, a TV show, books, etc, this was a project doomed from the start. Why was $60 million invested into this? The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure was marketed as an "interactive" movie feature, allowing children to fearlessly speak to the characters in the film, get up and dance on que, or openly talk during the picture. During the course of this eighty-one minute endeavor, ten songs are played, hoping to get children out of their seats and on their feet dancing. What is played are some of the most redundant, idiotic, monotonous songs that showcase nothing but maddening tedium. If there was any prior music released by the Oogieloves prior to this film I'd hate to hear it. The theatrics, too, never stem past costumed-humans dancing robotically back and forth to the music, and in a day and age where computer animation can create an army of one-thousand characters to dance and sing simultaneously, this return to primitive style is lame and relatively bland.

To bring things to a simple close, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is a harmful, harmful film to show young children. Films like this give kids nothing but a shorter attention span and an energy level that can easily be adopted off of caffeine and fast food. Taking your child to see this film will do nothing to make them smarter, better, and will do nothing to further them in any way shape or form. Taking them to see films like Brave, Cars, Shrek, Toy Story, or Wreck-It Ralph fuel their minds with creative energy, giving them a lust for life, adventure, and fun. This is one of the most appalling films released in some time for all the wrong reasons.

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