The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure
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The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure
It's Schluufy's birthday, and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie), along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a party. (Shh! It's a secret.) Everything is going along just perfectly until J. Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville--OH NO! The Oogiloves set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend's party. Along the way, they meet some very interesting characters indeed, including Dotty Rounder (Cloris Leachman), Bobby Wobbly (Carey Elwes), Milky Marvin (Chazz Palminteri), Rosalie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The whole thing runs about an hour too long: It should have been a TV show. The adventure's too big for the kids who would love it the most."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"There are no villains in this movie but there's lots of suspense and problem solving involved in retrieving the balloons."
‑ Abby West, Entertainment Weekly
"excruciating for anyone over the age of five."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Film Racket
"Some of the words used are too adult for kids and the length of the movie is much too long."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. Walking up that road are The Oogieloves, a trio of the most cloyingly unbearable characters a parent could ever introduce to their preschool child."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"If only there were something on screen to keep your adult brain from dissolving into strained peas."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"It's like paying to watch a dumbed-down mash-up of the least creative parts of "Teletubbies," "Barney & Friends," and "Pee-wee's Playhouse.""
‑ Loren King, Boston Globe
"Forget Saw, I'd argue this is the most freakishly disturbing outing of Cary Elwes career."
‑ Erick Weber, Final Cut on Film
"Meant to tickle toddlers, Balloon isn't worth punishing multiplex pricing, delivering small-scale thrills on a limited budget. It's definitely a rental, offering parents a chance to escape while wee ones bop around."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The tale of three multi-colored blobs hunting for lost magical balloons feels like a bad pilot, the kind that post-Barney PBS would reject out of hand."
‑ Nick Johnston, Boston Phoenix
"A prime contender for most peculiar wide release of the year."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Variety
"If you have preschoolers or fond memories of tots smiling at friendly costumed characters, you may find a soft spot for this gentle film ..."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"I am somewhat hesitant to attempt to describe this...peculiar concoction for fear of being accused of base mendacity."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"There's potential to this picture, even if the initial box office reaction is, well, terrible"
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"One of the characters proclaims this will be "the greatest movie ever", and you know it won't be. Even the 4-year old sitting behind me was dubious of that claim."
‑ Willie Waffle,
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