THE PLOT THUS FAR
The Alphas and Omegas share a thrilling adventure filled with surprises, humor and heartwarming moments after Runt – Kate and Humphrey’s Omega wolf cub – sneaks off to explore the haunted Saw Tooth Cave. When Runt finds a wolf who’s been driven from her pack for being different, he musters all his courage to help her – and learns the joys of lending a paw to a friend in need.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Alpha and Omega” has become quite a vibrant franchise. I’m not sure if vibrant is the right word, but some kids must desire to keep seeing this film to keep returning over and over again to a film that hasn’t had a theatrical release since the first one. This release runs around 45 minutes, but that’s all the story needs. Kate and Humphrey’s kids are trying to discover what’s going on with Saw Tooth Cave. It’s not long before they realize that it’s just an outcast wolf.
Cartoon wolves are fun in the sense that they’re either evil or yet another cute cartoon to make people chuckle. If anything, this should’ve been a basic cable special. But, I don’t know if the franchise is popular enough to sustain that interest on TV. When I was a kid, I would’ve loved to have seen Templeton the Rat get his own Weekly Series. It’s just that I don’t think Nickelodeon would’ve been up for finding a Paul Lynde knock-off to carry on yet another tired series. This is coming from a generation where we Rick Moranis got his own show as well as John Candy.
The DVD comes with a Digital Copy and some games as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for the release. The transfer is on par with the last couple of Alpha and Omega releases. The same goes for the Dolby 5.1 surround track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to parents.
RELEASE DATE: 10/07/2014 (only at Wal-Mart)