Kangaroo Jack is back in an all-new, full-length, animated sequel to his hip-hoppin' hit movie! When poachers kidnap Jackie Legs from the Australian Outback, Louis, Charlie and Jessie leap into action! Their attempts to save their marsupial mate route them back to the U.S. into the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, baby! They also land right in the pouch of a cross-continental jewl heist--and the FBI thinks they're the crooks! To prove their innocence, all they have to do is find the jewels. And to find the jewels, all they have to do is find Jack. Jack in Vegas--boxing matches, all-night discos, seven-course buffets--where do you start?! This is a high-stakes adventure the whole family will win on!
As the title suggests, the adventurous kangaroo christened Jackie Legs by his human friends has left his Outback habitat for the United States, although not voluntarily. The humans have cleaned up their act in this animated sequel to the 2003 live-action movie
. Gone are the violence and all but a smidgen of potty humor, as once again Louis puts his beloved Brooklyn jacket on the runaway Jackie. But this time the clothed marsupial is bouncing through the streets of Vegas, thanks to the smuggling plot of a smarmy animal-act proprietor. (Think a criminally minded Crocodile Hunter with a Siegfried and Roy-like show.) Louis is joined by pal Charlie and his sister Jessie in a Scooby-Doo-style effort to figure out the real crime (the smuggling of ancient Aboriginal jewels), track down Jackie, and return him to his family. Along the way there's some kickboxing, a rap number, and plenty of slapstick humor. (Ages 5 to 11) --Kimberly Heinrichs