MUMFIE’S QUEST: THE MOVIE

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THE PLOT THUS FAR

Mumfie, a little elephant with a big heart, ventures far from home in search of friendship and adventure. Along the way he meets new friends, Scarecrow and Pinkey. When Pinkey tells Mumfie about her longing to find her mother, they begin a search to find Pinkey’s mother on a gloomy, misty island. Soon they find themselves on an even bigger quest to help restore laughter and fun to the islands. The whole family will enjoy this imaginative and delightful tale with its loveable characters.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

“Mumfie’s Quest” is about a little elephant and his Scarecrow buddy. They leave home and fight off the Secretary of Night. Other things happened and it seemed to entertain my infant daughter. I was tempted to put on “Cannibal Holocaust” and see if the tyke gave that film the same response. But, I restrained myself. I’m not that person yet.

While this appears to be an older DTV movie, Mumfie has a charm that will appeal to all kids. A quest to restore laughter to fantasy lands seems like a noble cause to those that still fudge their Huggies. Nothing here pulls at the brain, but what we have is a soft design and look that appears to be the material of Pre-K bed spread. There’s nothing here that is frightening, so there is necessarily no conflict. If there’s no conflict, then there’s nothing powering the narrative to keep young eyeballs glued to the TV. It’s enough to make me go nuts, but I’ll play it cool for the sake of the children.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for a kiddie show. The Dolby track is supportive with its surround design. However, the transfer feels flat. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.

RELEASE DATE: 07/22/2014

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