Having conquered stage and screen, Tyler Perry has now turned his attention to creating entertaining programs specifically for families to enjoy together. In Tyler Perry’s first animated film, fans of Madea can now watch all of their favorite characters including Madea, Uncle Joe and Aunt Bam in a whole new way! The larger than life Madea gets herself into even more over the top and outrageous situations – all in the name of helping children save their youth center.


“Madea’s Tough Love” represents the dream of Capitalism for every filmmaker that dared to swing for the lowest common denominator. Tyler Perry has taken Madea into animation and the result is everything that makes corporate synergy awful. You could stick any adult figure into the film that isn’t Madea and get the same result. Madea is here to be America’s favorite inner city drag queen that tries to teach the children. If you’re looking for anything amazing here, then you need to already be half a bowl deep.

Tyler Perry finally got to this point where you can’t apply logic to his meteoric rise to cinematic oddity. Somewhere during the fifth time that Madea and Aunt Bam stop to handle random hoodrats that I got flashes of Yogurt selling his merchandise in “Spaceballs”. If you like that sort of thing, then this is just a typical Madea film animated for some kid that demanded it somewhere. The film runs short, so I’m not sure if it was meant to be some sort of back door pilot for a Madea animated series. Honestly, I’m surprised that they don’t go for it. Cash runs everything around me.

The DVD comes with a featurette and storyboard comparison 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 rental.


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