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Everyone's Hero [DVD]
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on 25 October 2011
Great fun and great lessons through the story for the kids. The whole family loved it. We have watched twice in a week. Good buy.
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on 7 November 2012
MY 7 YEAR OLD SON LOVED THIS DVD. A BIT AMERICAN SMALTZY, BUT THE WITTY AND CLEVER VOICE CHARACTERS MADE IT THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE.
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on 6 July 2013
Witty funny lots of laughs to be had by old and young you will enjoy this so much great for the children old and young at heart
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on 21 February 2013
i chosed this rating cause it was interesting,there was nothing i disliked about this dvd and would recommend to a friend.
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on 18 September 2013
great wee movie really enjoyed this one and kids did to also great quality as has all my dvds bought from amazon
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on 22 April 2013
Bought this for my 5 year old and he watches it non stop! great story they can watch over and over.
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VINE VOICEon 15 October 2008
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I had hopes that will the great ensemble voice talent featured in this animated movie would save it from mediocraty.
It kinda did, but not enough for my liking.

The film follows the cross country adventure of a young kid who has the chance to become a hero of sorts. He is acompanied/meets various zany sidekicks and they help him on his way.

Visually, it's not as exciting as some of the latest animated features from people like Pixar, but it is colourful enough to keep the little ones excited.

The story while sometimes convoluted still manages to bring a smile every now and then.

Overall a nice enough film to keep the kids entertained, but I doubt they will be wanting many repeat viewings.
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VINE VOICEon 2 August 2008
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This film has a stellar cast of actors doing the voices but it simply didn't have the same impact as the better Pixar movies have had. Being a film about baseball it is more focused on a US audience rather than a European one.
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VINE VOICEon 4 August 2008
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The core subject matter of 'Everyone's Hero' somewhat precluded it from both recognition and popularity in the UK and Europe, meaning until now it was only available in the US, and only saw cinematic release there as well. That subject matter is baseball, a sport only played in North America and of very little interest elsewhere.

So, despite an all-star cast of internationally popular actors including William H. Macy, Whoopi Goldberg, Rob Reiner and an over-the-top Robin Williams (strangely absent from the top billing), plus fleeting appearances by Forrest Whittaker, Robert Wagner and Richard Kind, it has taken two years to finally see DVD release here. The film began life under the directorial eye of 'Superman' legend Christopher Reeve, who died of a heart attack in 2004, and it would be another two years before Colin Brady and Dan St. Pierre would complete the movie with Reeve's wife Dana, amongst others, serving as Executive Producer. Dana also died, from lung cancer, in 2006 and the movie is dedicated to both her and Christopher.

A CGi animation in the style of Gil Kenan's 'Monster House', released in the same year, 'Everyone's Hero' revolves around Yankee Irving, a New York Yankees fan who idolises star player George 'Babe' Ruth. Ahead of the World Series against Napoleon Cross' (Williams) Chicago, Ruth's famous bat Darlin' (Goldberg) is stolen by Chicago pitcher Lefty Maginnis (Macy) and Yankee sets off across America to get the bat back and return it to Ruth in time for the final, deciding game of the Series, with the help of Screwy (Reiner), a talking foul ball.

Definitely one for the kids, the idea of a talking ball and a talking bat is probably enough to put most adults off (it certainly strikes as an unexpected turn of silliness), and while there are a few well-timed one-liners, mostly from Reiner, the majority of the humour is centred around the mishaps which befall Macy's Maginnis (usually getting hit by things or falling over).

The animation is smooth, if a little cartoon-like and unrealistic, but since the movie is squarely aimed at children, that's not much of an issue, and the script is pretty stock children's adventure stuff, with a slightly predictable ending, but this is all from the point of view of an adult watching the movie with other adults and no target-audience-children. It has all of the necessary, if somewhat standard, elements of an enjoyable children's movie, so while it doesn't set itself apart from the rest of the field, it does fit in without causing offense.

And finally a small point of trivia: additional children's voices were provided by Tyler James Williams, now most famous for playing a young Chris Rock in 'Everybody Hates Chris'.
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VINE VOICEon 18 August 2008
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OK if you can get over our young heroes strong name, "Yankee Irving' and the fact that this is a movie with a moral to teach the young the value of perseverance and friendship (which the USA loves to deliver to us) you have what makes a good watch for its genre. Follow Yankee on his event packed journey where he learns what real heroes are made of, as he strives to be the same.
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