I have not watched the first film, but have the second one after my daughter made me sit through it. She loves them both and has watched this DVD numerous times. She really likes Elliot the deer and his friends the Boog the bear and squirrel. I liked the 2nd film, I thought the voice over and story were good and think I really must get around to watching the first one to see how Mr Weenie gets lost, but have to wait till everyone are out (cant let them see me enjoying a kids film). For the price of half a standard DVD, you get 2 films to keep you amused. A great bargain and worthy of your collection. It keeps the kids happy, so they are quiet and that makes me happy.