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2.0 out of 5 stars Great Show - Poor Value DVD, 18 Oct. 2008
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This review is from: The Mr Men Show - Mr. Bump Presents: Trains, Planes and Dillymobiles! [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Our entire family has enjoyed watching this updated classic on the TV. As ardent fans of the originals, the grown-ups were very suspicious of these Johnny-come-lately's, since as a rule, remakes suffer in comparison with the originals.

Not so the 'Mr Men Show'. The humour in these cartoons in gentle (although it is guilty of reinforcing racial stereotypes) and multi-levelled, so both children and adults can enjoy them together (essential for good children's viewing these days). The slightly preachy moralising of the original books has gone and what's left is top quality family entertainment.

So why only two stars? Well frankly it's the fact that the DVD only contains five episodes. Perhaps I was a fool for pre-ordering; first release TV DVD's are normally a complete rip-off and frankly this isn't an exception. They are five good episodes but my son is rapidly going to want to know where the others are, which it now appears will mean buying at least another three DVD's.

So the TV show is great and well worth watching, but I'm sure it won't be all that long before the entire series is available for the same price as these five episodes and I would advise holding out until then.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2008 01:24:11 BDT
Dear Mili says:
Thanks for alerting us to the presence of racial stereotypying.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Nov 2008 21:25:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 2 Nov 2008 21:25:59 GMT
L. Woolston says:
More like regional rather than racial stereotyping in my opinion. Quite frankly if you're offended by this you REALLY need to get out more...

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Nov 2008 12:56:09 GMT
Quicksilver says:
I wasn't offended, i was wary of saying this is hilariously funny and then having others come back and say, I didn't warn them about the, as you say more accurately, regional stereotyping.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2009 15:29:23 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2009 11:01:06 BDT
P. Watkins says:
aw dear, was de nasty man wude about your wittle weview?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 May 2009 23:15:44 BDT
Quicksilver says:
Very original.
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