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Doug's 1st Movie [VHS]
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Package Dimensions : 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches; 8.8 Ounces
- Director : Maurice Joyce
- Run time : 1 hour and 23 minutes
- Release date : May 9, 2000
- Date First Available : November 30, 2006
- Actors : Thomas McHugh, Fred Newman, Chris Phillips, Constance Shulman, Frank Welker
- Studio : Walt Disney Home Video
- Producers : Bruce Knapp, David Campbell, Jack Spillum, Jim Jinkins
- ASIN : 6305515042
- Writers : Jim Jinkins, Joe Aaron, Ken Scarborough
- Customer Reviews:
Everybody's favorite characters from disney's popular doug series make their feature film debut!Doug funnie, patti mayonnaise, skeeter valentine, porkchop and the gang are knee-deep in fun and mystery as they star in doug's 1st movie disney's hilarious animated adventure!
Doug is presented with a classic dilemma: save the town or win the girl. As we see, the dilemma unravels to be much more complex-the town's leadership is not what it seems, the monsters are more than mythical and the right thing to do isn't the most fun.
But our resourceful Doug waves into the sunset having learned that standing for one's principles is much more attractive and rewarding than slick talk and a hip hairdo. A 1999 Parents' Choice® Silver Honor.
Reviewed by Parents' Choice® 1999 -- From Parents' Choice®
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While the movie is good, the DVD leaves a lot to be desired. First of all, we do not get treated to a wide-screen presentation; the DVD's aspect ratio is full-frame, even though it teases us with a wide-screen opening/scene selection menu. At first, I wondered if maybe "Doug's 1st Movie," originally intended to be a straight-to-video release, was animated in the full-screen format. But then I remembered that now seldom-seen disclaimer at the beginning of the VHS version, which stated "the picture has been modified to fit your screen," meaning there was a wide-screen print and it has not been seen since 1999. Nevertheless, the picture quality is very fine; the colors are vibrant just as in the show; the sound is clear and well-balance. And the entire film is present. The only lapse is that, for some reason, the end credits have been sped up, so we only get to hear about 2/3s of that wonderful, touching song "Someone Like Me." That's a shame.
But here is the other big question about the DVD release: what is there for additional content. Well, as much as I would like to report that it is loaded with bonus features, it is utterly devoid of them. There is no theatrical trailer, no commentaries, not even the "DOUGumentary" that was featured at the end of the old VHS tape. What really surprised me--as this would have doubled sales for this DVD since the only ones who would buy this film are those who remembered the show from their childhood--is that there are no episodes of "Disney's Doug" included as special features. We get the movie and that is all.
Admittedly, it is great to have "Doug's 1st Movie" on DVD, and I am glad that Disney put up the money to do it. I was just hoping for a little more from this as far as video presentation and content was concerned. But if you have no itching desire to own this film on DVD (or if you have the VHS tape and a tape-to-digital software), there is no real need to rush to get it.
The movie itself is not great. It REALLY IS nothing like the old Nickelodeon Doug we all love. It feels empty and the characters are different and there's really no heart.
I still welcome it into my collection.