After reading reviews of The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, I wanted to see if it were as bad as I had heard. I was trying to keep an open mind but the negative reviews were absolutely right. It makes Boohbah look good tame in comparison. Now, if you're thinking "don't be so hard on it, it's for little children"; toddlers are not stupid. While shows targeted at them
can be annoying at times, preschoolers can recognize when they're in real danger and this movie is a danger to the psyche. The plot is paper-thin, the colours are so bright they're almost nauseating, and the costumes are right in the uncanny valley. Our story concerns Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie, who are essentially just ripoffs of the Teletubbies (they even have a vacuum
sidekick). Anyway, the Oogieloves are planning a birthday party for their friend Schluffy, who just happens to be a pillow, but accidentally lose the balloons (our more accurately the vacuum loses the balloons). So essentially, the entire plot consists just of the Oogieloves going from place to place to find the balloons and along the way meet guest stars such as Chloris Leachman, Cary Elwes, and Christopher Lloyd (all of whom probably only agreed to be in it for the money). Overall, just skip this one, it's just not worth it (besides, the DVD is impossible to find). Instead, show the preschooler in your life something like Little Bear, Little Bill, Kipper, Bob The Builder,
Dragon Tales, Peppa Pig, to name but a few.
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