The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure
The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure (2012)

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.… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 29, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2013
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Although it may serve as a passing diversion for very young viewers, The Oogieloves fails to offer much more than several brightly colored examples of the worst stereotypes of modern children's entertainment.

Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Abby West
Entertainment Weekly

There are no villains in this movie but there's lots of suspense and problem solving involved in retrieving the balloons.

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Mike McGranaghan
Film Racket

excruciating for anyone over the age of five.

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Rafer Guzman

If only there were something on screen to keep your adult brain from dissolving into strained peas.

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Loren King
Boston Globe

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."

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Erick Weber
Final Cut on Film

Forget Saw, I'd argue this is the most freakishly disturbing outing of Cary Elwes career.

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Geoff Berkshire

A prime contender for most peculiar wide release of the year.

Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

If you have preschoolers or fond memories of tots smiling at friendly costumed characters, you may find a soft spot for this gentle film ...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

I am somewhat hesitant to attempt to describe this...peculiar concoction for fear of being accused of base mendacity.

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