Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius/Rugrats: The Movie [VHS]
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Contains the following titles:
- Jimmy Neutron
- Rugrats in Paris
The Rugrats gang are back and this time they explore their more creative side in the five episodes on this video. Angelica, self-proclaimed leader of the group and a neurotic three year old, tries hard to interest Tommy and his baby friends in artistic activities. Painting, music, ballets--Angelica excels in all, or so she thinks. Fortunately, the babies' good nature and natural gift for entertainment saves the day.
Enjoy watching Chuckie and the babies pushed around by Angelica, becoming unlikely post-modern painting geniuses. Relish the vision of the Rugrats left alone in an Art Museum and the inevitable mayhem they provoke. Find out how hyperactive Angelica manages a dance performance to impress her more gifted friend Susie--with the support of twins Lil and Phil, Tommy Pickles and the other babies. Experience the rise and fall of a rock band--baby style.
Largely thanks to Nickelodeon, the Rugrats are becoming an integral part of the lives of today's children. Love them or hate them, you just can't ignore them. Children will love these highly entertaining five mini-adventures. Parents may regret the lack of educational content, especially in a video centred on a more cultured art theme. Nevertheless, the sharp and oh-so real personality traits given to the various characters--from the children mimicking their parents to the grown-ups trying to keep on top of things--deliver a cocktail of good gags and funny situations to be enjoyed... in moderation. --Victoria MacKenzie --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Originally produced for the 'Rugrats' 10th anniversary, this video shows the babies as they would look like if time passed in their world.
But it's a story in itself once the babies have gone into the future. We now have a chance to see them on the verge of being teenagers, (because they are going to see the 'Emmica' concert, nothing to do with their age!) And as teenagers, they are about to face teenage problems, especially Chuckie who is about to fall in love.
This is a great, hour-long episode with all of the 'Rugrats' taking part. Unfortunately, Phil, Lil and Kimi only have small parts but at least they're in it! Some of the grown-ups aren't in it at all!
The highlight isn't until right near the end when Angelica and Tommy get to sing on stage. Not only is it a great song, but it gives us a chance to reflect on the highlights of the past 10 years.
The song eventually brings us into the conclusion of the episode, with the 'Rugrats' being babies again.
One thing that this episode shows us is that it doesn't matter how much things change, (Spike being fat, the 'Rugrats' going to school, etc) some things still stay the same(the 'Rugrats' hiding in a cupboard after taking Angelica's music system, Chuckie being shy, etc).
In this 'Rugrats' video, the babies are all growing up, with hilarious consequences.
The first episode is 'Tommy For Mayor' and the babies are having an election. It's Tommy vs. Phil to see who gets to be the mayor of the babies. But the main battle is between Angelica and Susie.
Then, it's 'No Naps,' which sees the babies try to ''stay up through nap time!'' I think Angelica's methods to trick the babies into going to sleep are brilliant. So, can they survive? Especially with Tommy's recent lack of sleep, (thanks to Dil!)
'' 'Hair' is what you needs to grow up,'' says Angelica in the third episode. So now Tommy needs to grow hair, and fast! So with Dil in a hair pulling stage and Grandpa using a wig to look younger to his old sea friend, Roy Davis, this really is a 'Hair' filled episode!
In the next episode, Tommy is the 'Man Of The House' and that means he has to do all the things that daddy's do. So whether he's reading the paper, making Dil a new toy or helping Grandpa to do something about his cholesterol, he's set to show his daddy what he's made of.
So 'What's Your Line?' Angelica has decided that she's going to be a comedian and now Chuckie needs to decide what he's going to do when he grows up. Will he be; an ice-cream man, a flower-man, a library-man or what? His work experience takes him to what is probably the cutest ending for all the 'Rugrats' videos.
The creators of Rugrats had plenty of time to put the main feature of this video up to a great standard as the main episode stretches over 4 normal episodes! It is true that it was originally made for TV as a two-part episode (that is two double-length specials) but with the cheesy way they take you out of the cliff hanger, it's probably best to just see it straight away on the video!
The actual storyline is great and the animation is at its usual greatness. I really like the way that the Japanese people in the movie don't talk with their lip's moving, a regular thing in Japanese anime.
The animators take their time to bring us the story and probably take the length of a normal episode just at the "parking-lot movies". This works really effectively in this particular case.
Sometimes, the babies haven't got their priorities right: "Our houses and the world is both important," says Tommy. But in other cases, they've got them just right. For example: when reptar makes off with Dil, Tommy chases him to save his brother and not for another battle. I find this very adorable.
This is a long episode but all good things must come to an end some time or another. However if it leaves you, like me, wanting more, then you will get it because as a bonus there is still another episode!
This one is just the normal length but it is still a good one. It's called 'Chuckies Complaint' and in it... Chuckie makes a complaint! He is complaining to Reptar because of an advert that involves reptar crashing through a wall and eating a boy's cereal. (The advert, along with the chocolate cheese one, doesn't seem to do much advertising but that doesn't stop it being my brother's favourite scene in Rugrats.) I think the ending is really cute and just what's needed to finish off a great video.
Before you get this video, there is something very important that you need to know: Music is an artform. This is because three of the five episodes are about music, leaving two actually about paintbrushes.
The first episode is "Art fair" where Angelica is recognised as a genius when it comes to painting pictures despite the fact that she has a lot of help from the babies. I love the way she goes to great lengths to get a picture produced for the fair.
The next episode is called "Music". This is one of my favourite episodes even though it just involves the babies singing different songs for Dil. Then, it's "Angelica's Ballet" where she uses the babies in her version of Swan lake. I think the finished production is just brilliant. Then, it's time to pick up your paintbrushes again and take a trip to "The Art Museum". In it, Angelica becomes a tour guide while the babies look for themselves in the pictues. I find Chuckie's search for himself and the results that come out from it very moving.
The final episode is "Famous Babies" and the babies have formed a pop group with Angelica as their manager. The story goes through all the stuff that real pop groups go through in the best way possible. All in all, this is a very good video which I strongly suggest all Rugrats fans buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
vhs arrived promptly and in good working order. My son is very pleased with his video, brought back early childhood memories.Published on 16 Jan. 2012 by Mrs. P. A. Shaw
the unfair pair is a great episode about angelica pickles coming to trick phil and lil that they are the reject so ones a princess and anouthers not one gets lots of milk and... Read morePublished on 12 Aug. 2009
Like most rugrats videos this one is great. The children love the stories and would highly recommend this to any parent with young children. A joy to watch. Read morePublished on 19 May 2004 by Jeevo
i have this video at home and the one of the best rugrats episodes is on here the one where lou and aunt miriam come
home after a trip and give all the rugrats a present... Read more
the rugrats are gald that fall is coming but angelica said is the season of changes the rugrats didn't believe her until tommy's grandpa move's out and phil and lil have new... Read morePublished on 27 Sept. 2002 by Hale