Bebe's Kids (1992)

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The first mainstream animated feature film directly aimed at African American audiences, Hyperion Productions' Bebe's Kids is based on a comedy routine by the late Robin Harris. Voiced by Faison Love, Harris endures a "date from hell" when he goes out with the lovely Jamika. His romantic rendezvous is ruined when he is stuck with Jamika's son-as well as Bebe's kids, three little horrors spawned from three different fathers. The worst of the batch is unhousebroken baby Peewee. The film manages … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Reginald Hudlin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 5, 2004
Runtime:
Paramount Home Entertainment

Cast


as Robin Harris

as LaShawn

as Pee Wee

as Pee Wee

as Dorothea

as Vivian

as Nuclear Father

as 3rd Security Guard/ ...

as Announcer/ President...

as Ticketlady

as 1st Card Player

as 2nd Card Player

as 3rd Card Player

as 4th Card Player

as Bartender

as Barfly

as Richie

as Security Guard

as 2nd Security Guard

as Richard Nixon
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Critic Reviews for Bebe's Kids

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Rough around the edges and careless with plot, but Bebe's Kids maintains personality throughout, doing justice to the memory of Harris and his most unusual stand-up creation.

Full Review… | July 30, 2012
BrianOrndorf.com

Simpsons-like cartoon earns its PG-13.

Full Review… | September 30, 2010
Common Sense Media

Uninspired animation framing an unengaging comedy concept.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Bebe's Kids

So, a film inspired by a comedy stand-up. Too bad the stand-up couldn't be funnier. People say cult classic, I say dark day for the animated world (though with Don Bluth's animation going down the drain, you could argue animation was already in trouble).

In what passes for a plot, our hapless hero Robin (Faizon Love and I have no idea what else he's been in) takes his new girlfriend Jamika (Vanessa Bell Calloway, who I hope has gone on to better things), her son and her friend's three kids out to Fun World for the day (and if that's a real theme park, that's the lamest name yet).

The biggest problem with this film is that it over-exaggerates most of the main characters. The three kids aren't just bratty, they're walking reasons as to why you might not want kids of your own. They're scowling a lot, they act like they'll be punks in the future and why exactly is the baby talking?

And I'm not a big fan of the "antagonist", Dorthea (Myra J), a money-grubbing bitch who wasn't needed when we already have annoying characters to throw popcorn at. And in tow, she has one of the most annoying sidekicks ever in Vivian (Nell Carter), a large woman with nothing worthwhile to contribute who's constantly eating. Ugh. I shudder at the thought of her.

Odd thing is, for being a movie with a lackluster initial box office, it still got a video game. It was on the Super Nintendo and it sucked too. Don't believe me? Well, The Nostalgia Critic agrees with me.

Thankfully, the movie is not too widely available. Means you won't have a chance to see it, though I wonder why you would in the first place.

Passenger1986
David S

Super Reviewer

½

Very funny. The animation is great and the jokes are funny. you really get a feel for the comedy of Robin Harris and that's a good thing.

superclerk25
Jason Spencer

Super Reviewer

funny flick

sanjurosamurai
danny d

Super Reviewer

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