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The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure (2012)



Critic 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.

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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 Rosebud (Toni Braxton) and Lola and Lero Sombero (Christopher Lloyd and Jaime Pressly). Can these new friends help them recover the magical balloons and get back to the cottage in time to celebrate Schluufy's surprise birthday?more
Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Scott Stabile, Kenn Viselman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 4, 2013
Box Office: $1.1M
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Christopher Lloyd
as Lero Sombrero
Cloris Leachman
as Dotty Rounder
Chazz Palminteri
as Milky Marvin
Jaime Pressly
as Lola Sombrero
Toni Braxton
as Rosalie Rosebud
Cary Elwes
as Bobbly Wobbly
Taras Los
as Schluuffy
Nick Drago
as J. Edgar
Kylie O'Brien
as Jubilee Roundre
Jeffery Viselman
as Diner Patron
Rachel Viselman
as Diner Patron
Noah Viselman
as Diner Patron
Gary Clayton
as Diner Dancer
Derek Crescenti
as Diner Dancer
Megan Deshong
as Diner Dancer
Ashley McGill
as Diner Dancer
Josh Mershman
as Diner Dancer
Heather Rose
as Diner Dancer
Colleen Shaughnessy
as Diner Dancer
Lauren Wolfe
as Diner Dancer
Iris Farrugia
as Ruby Rosebud
Alecia Fears
as Rochelle Rosebud
Bruce Reizen
as Moola/Penelope/Racco...
Jennifer Weil
as Lulu/Peacock
H. James Gilmore
as Balloon/Singing Racc...
Michael Reed
as Member of "The Gel C...
Timothy Richardson
as Member of "The Gel C...
Steven Tucker
as Member of "The Gel C...
Kenneth Arthur
as Raccoon/Singing Racc...
Angela Rivet
as Singing Raccoon/Shee...
Steve Blackwood
as Owls/Sheep
Toby Murray
as Mouse/Duckling
Dave Doran
as Duckling/Sheep
Mark Boyd
as Beaver
Justin David
as Baby Bird
Nina Kircher
as Minerva
Michael Reed
as Member of "The Gel C...
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Critic Reviews for The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 30, 2012
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

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."

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 29, 2012
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure

Well, I did it. I saw The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure, and it was just as bad as I thought it would be. It's one of the worst movies I've ever seen. I don't know what morons would ever think this would make money or be a critical or theatrical success. It just sucks, plain and simple.
The plot is just as awful: A talking pillow is celebrating its birthday and a talking vacuum named J. Edgar is meant to give him (sigh) magic balloons, but loses them, and the balloons spread all across...get this...Lovelyloveville. So these three Oogieloves with names so ridiculously immature that even a 3 year old would find idiotic must go all across the town and find these 5 balloons. Bad songs and dances occur along with some painfully inserted celebrities that obviously are in it for the money, like Christopher Lloyd as a Mexican bongo player and Chazz Palminteri as a milkshake shop owner. It's just painful.
The film's budget was nearly $40 million and it only got $1 million back. This film seems like it's trying to be bad, it's filled with cheesy jokes and bad's just a god awful film. Kids will hate it and so will adults. Terrible for the whole family. An abomination to cinema.

zero stars. This could quite possibly be the worst kids movie ever made. I know the target audience is 3-5 year olds but my 9 year old daughter really wanted to see this. The movie is a laughable piece of garbage and Emelie while laughing at its stupidity. I hope stars like Cloris Leachmen, Christopher Lloyd, Chazz Palminteri, and Cary Elwes were well paid up front as this movie now has the distinction of being the lowest grossing U.S. box film to date. HInt: Erase from your acting resume now! In my opinion, it should be used in place of waterboarding during government interrogations although this mess might be too cruel.


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