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Labou (2009)

Marissa Cuevas , Rose Magri , Greg Aronowitz  |  G |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Marissa Cuevas, Rose Magri, Darnell Hamilton, Eric Pollard, Bryan James Kitto
  • Directors: Greg Aronowitz
  • Writers: Greg Aronowitz, Sheri Bryant
  • Producers: Meredith O'Brien, Mike Greene, Sheri Bryant, T.G. Solomon
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001VFM0XS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #208,352 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Labou" on IMDb

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Three unlikely friends set out on a journey to find the dreaded ghost of Captain LeRouge whose treasure-laden ship was lost in the Louisiana bayou over two hundred years ago. What they find is an adventure beyond their wildest imagination and the magical swamp creature "Labou" whose whistles are rumored to be the original inspiration for jazz. With the help of Labou, the kids race to stay one step ahead of two crazy oil moguls, but can they find the long lost treasure and save the swamps before its too late?

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kid's Movie June 18, 2009
Format:DVD
My 7 year old son gave this movie 5 stars. He's watching it right now - again - and laughing. What's not to like? A ghost, pirates, hidden treasure, kid heroes, idiot bad guys, action, suspense, friendship, humor, lessons learned, and of course the lovable Labou.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My 8 year old LOVED it March 5, 2010
By R. Dean
Format:DVD
My eight year old boy LOVED this movie. He thought Labou was ADORABLE and thought the high jinks in the story were hilarious. As a parent, I did NOT like how the one boy seemed to be saying things like "Idiot!" and "Losers!" to the other kids. He was a total brat for most of the movie. Adults and teens would see that he was "all talk" but younger kids wouldn't catch on to it. They would just see a mean kid who the other two kids continue wanting to be friends with.

But all in all, it is fairly harmless and has a "save the environment" theme because the little creature Labou is in danger of losing his habitat. So the kids end up trying to find the treasure AND save the swamp. Fairly simplistic plot but enjoyable for my 8 year old.

My son is afraid of ghosts but was not scared by Captain LaRouge, except for a couple times that he jumped out unexpectedly. I was happy about this because oftentimes he gets scared after seeing movies or shows dealing with ghosts.

My son was so taken with this movie that we have already ordered a t-shirt with Labou's picture on it. He was very disappointed that we could not order a Labou stuffed animal. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Children's Movie June 4, 2009
Format:DVD
Labou is definitely going to become a new children's classic movie. It combines all the great elements of classic movies. There is adventure, comedy, pirates, and buried treasure. It has a G rating so it is suitable for any age and also has a good moral lesson. I'm a teacher and showed it to my second grade class and they absolutely loved it. I recommend it to any parent or teacher who wants an engaging entertaining movie that has a great story. I loved that it was set and shot in New Orleans. The setting added a little something more to the film. Overall, just a great film!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back to the 80's! April 9, 2009
By Greg
Format:DVD
If you grew up in the 80's like I did, share this movie with your kids! It's a fun romp in the genre that created such classics as The Goonies, Gremlins, and Adventures in Babysitting. A heartwarming story about friendship and adventure, the whole family can enjoy it. And the creature is so cute! I hope they make stuffed animal versions!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great kid's movie January 18, 2010
Format:DVD
This is very entertaining kid's movie. My 10 year olds enjoyed it, so to me that is all that counts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Family Movie July 7, 2009
Format:DVD
Movie is well worth the watch. Gives the pirate theme but doesn't give your kids a nightmare. Something the family can watch more than once
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun! May 29, 2009
Format:DVD
I almost didn't get this movie but since it's a Kids First I did. And I am so glad. I am in constant search for kid movies that have African American role models. I LOVED that the smartest character in this whole movie was an African American boy. The creature was adorable and my 6 kids have already watched it 7 times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LABOU IS A WONDERFUL CHILDRENS MOVIE! September 23, 2013
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My grandchildren love this movie and I myself thought it was a great movie for children and adults.
Ron Lingerfelt
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Fantasy and Glimpses of New Orleans
I love this movie. I used to watch it when it was available on Netflix. I realized it had been removed from Netflix and missed it. I couldn't resist buying it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Moongoddess42d
4.0 out of 5 stars Good family viewing
My kids really enjoyed this movie (aged 4 and 7). Although it can be a bit cheesy in parts it gets them involved in a new adventure and if they like pirates they will really enjoy... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Angela Sheedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Really fun movie for kids!
This is one of my 7 yr. old granddaughter's favorite movies. She never seems to tire of watching it. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Carol S. Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Kids loved it
I choose this for my grand kids. I watched it first and although it had a lot of "corn pone" it kept a good story line. the younger ones raved about how good it was. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Dee Davis Pruitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Louisiana Entertainment
I have yet to meet a kid that didn't enjoy this movie. Watched partially with several classes and they cant' wait to finish it. Read more
Published 18 months ago by epa
4.0 out of 5 stars Labou
It was a cute enough story which my grandchildren (ages 5 & 6) really enjoyed. They've watched it a few times already, choosing IT over any other movie. Read more
Published on October 3, 2010 by S. Ivey
5.0 out of 5 stars Labou
My grandkids love this movie. Delivery was quick and the item was in excellent condition!!
Published on August 19, 2010 by babyvicente
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I really expected this to be better. The acting was TERRIBLE and one of the first scenes of the movie is the mayor of New Orleans involved in what seems like a very shady deal. Read more
Published on November 25, 2009 by AvidReader
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