December 20th, 2005

Kuma Chan

Iceberg, Straight Ahead !!

One pound theatre presents...

Well, for a WHOLE £1 at the Car boot sale this Sunday I picked up [Just for a laugh] The Italian TITANIC: THE ANIMATED MOVIE, a European 2001 direct to video release. [ + now super cheapo DVD]

This insanely bad idea/Hyper cash in/Disney rip is clearly aimed toward a family audience, especially with this blurb on the back of the DVD box: "CHILD-FRIENDLY ENDING ASSURES EVERYONE IS RESCUED AND LIVES HAPPILY EVER AFTER!" -- Errrr OK ?!

The box goes on to explain the film:"Set aboard the famous ship Titanic, where you will meet many lovable characters as they embark on a fun-filled adventure across the sea! Maxie the mouse, Geoffrey the cat, Danny the Dalmatian, Hector the Magpie and more!! Together these characters conjure up delightful entertainment for kids of all ages! [Note they don't mention the 'Historically accurate' Rapping Dog !!]
As it happened in the real story, the Titanic will hit the iceberg but only to determine the beginning of a new life full of hope for everybody!! Filled with hilarious antics, fun music and enchanting characters this movie is sure to be a hit with the entire family!"

Read Keith Baily's hilarious (but true) review HERE - Honestly, I feel like I wasted a quid, playing 'Spot the ripped off Disney/Don Bluth/WB animation + obvious straight rips from the James Cameron version etc' is only funny for mere few minutes