THE PLOT THUS FAR
When Rainie runs away from home after her mom forgets her birthday, she is magically transported from the big city to an enchanted jungle in an unfamiliar land, where she meets Blue. With the help of Blue’s grandfather and their newfound friend Mulla, they embark on an epic adventure to help Blue become the leader he is destined to be, and save the rainforest from the villainous Boss Cain.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Jungle Master” is a story about a runaway girl who ends up in an enchanted jungle. The girl learns that she has to save the rainforest, while her mother worries if she has been abducted. It’s a little bit Ferngully, a little bit Epic and a whole lot of Maurice Sendak patented disregard for your mindful mother. Kids should dig it, but don’t expect it to rock your socks. Just enjoy that 82 minutes of peace that allows you to remember your former life as an adult not spent governing a child.
LionsGate has been releasing these animated DTV releases by the fistful recently. The voice talent is there and the plots aren’t terrible. It’s just that everything feels old and done. While most kids won’t care about that, I do know that there have to be some kids out there that want to see something different. Not everything is going to be Pixar, but at least it can elevate above second-run basic cable TV show. I’ve seen better, I’ve seen worse. Nevertheless, this release isn’t going to spawn a franchise.
The DVD comes with a featurette and Miniscule bonus episodes as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp for standard definition. That being said, the transfer still doesn’t get much to do. The Dolby 5.1 track keeps all channels pumping. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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