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The Hoober-Bloob Highway (1975)

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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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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What Do You Do?
Lyrics by Dr. Seuss
Music by Dean Elliott
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Strange but in a wonderful way
29 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Much of Dr Seuss' work were a large part of my childhood, and I imagine that is true for a number of people. The Hoober-Bloob Highway is not quite one of the classics among the animated TV specials(1966's How the Grinch Stole Christmas is still the jewel of the crown in this regard), but that is not knocking it in any way. The animation is very colourful and perfectly matches the offbeat nature of the story. The story itself is strange and quite oddball, but this is actually one of the cases where this strangeness can be classed in a good way, it is part of the charm of The Hoober-Bloob Highway and there are quite a few other Dr Seuss specials(Halloween is Grinch Night for example) that have a wonderful strangeness to them. The music has a delightful blend of whimsy and quirkiness, and the writing is simple and funny as well as thoughtful and well-intentioned. The characters engage throughout, and the voice acting is well and truly excellent. I particularly enjoyed Bob Holt's heartiness. All in all, as always with Dr Seuss thoroughly enjoyable and charmingly oddball. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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