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But the things that make this great are the things that the average consumer likely won't appreciate: Lynch's use of sound design, as usual, is incomparable, and this DVD release (not presented in surround, yet still detailed and full) likely betters the original Flash soundtrack tenfold.Read more ›
Considering its brief length and throwaway nature, this isn't recommended for everyone. In fact, it's not recommended for 99% of everyone. Even if you're a David Lynch fanatic, you're probably better off renting instead of buying (FYI: it's available on at least one very popular DVD rental web site). Really, it's hard to say who the audience for this is; it's too crude and profane for the art-film crowd, and just too plain weird for Adult Swim crowd. Judging by his comments, even Lynch himself doesn't like it that much.Read more ›
Lighten up; Lynch wasn't attempting to break any new ground with this cartoon, and judging by many reviews, it seems people had that consensus.
I couldn't get enough of this little treasure and would reccomend it to anyone with a vast and open-minded sense of humor.
Keep going Lynch, your cult has not died yet
(except for films like Elephant Man and The Straight Story which I am not supposed to be disturbed by). :)
Dumbland is a series of short cartoons that originally premiered on davidlynch.com.
As far as I can tell, this is Lynch's first foray into animation. It sounds like he's doing all the voices himself. The animation is crude (but I wasn't expecting Disney quality from an animated web series). They are absurdist and for the most part funny (at least to me).
Watching these shorts in one sitting, I can see that the film maker is experiencing a learning curve (never having done animation before). Around the halfway mark he really starts to find his groove and the cartoons get funnier (It's too bad he couldn't keep going with the series because the final cartoons are the funniest).
I reccomend this for the hard core Lynch fans (like myself) who want to see everything and not to the newcomer.
I bought this used from one of the Amazon marketplace re sellers as I thought the new pric was just to high for a short 30 minure dvd of flash animation cartoons.
These cartoons are rated R (mostly) for language (I state this for the unintiated who might see that this is animation and think it might be fun for their kids).
I can't believe that anyone expects something deep from these cartoons. It's just absurdist cartoon comedy and it works for me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just when you thought David Lynch couldn't get Kookier, heres his cartoon series. I guarantee you see nothing like this. Lots of fun.Published on August 15, 2013 by A. Gass
I am a fan of David Lynch for his terrifically strange and usually very interesting work, in spite of the content of his films being occasionally too sexually perverse for my... Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by Lucinda Darlene
When I first saw a few clips of this I said what most people's reviews have said that despite it's attempt at a message, it's buried under weak and ill-minded trash. Read morePublished on February 15, 2010 by Said Head
I don't know what these other reviewers are expecting this to be. The animation is non existent, the humor is weird, crude, over the top, surreal and totally Lynch. Read morePublished on December 17, 2009 by HH
I purchased this product from a third party seller when the price dropped down to around two dollars. Had I paid much more I'd have felt fairly ripped off. Read morePublished on June 3, 2008 by Octoworm
Unless you visited David Lynch's website to view the complimentary trailers, "Dumbland" was one of those hidden treasures only available to the subscribing members of his internet... Read morePublished on January 15, 2008 by olofpalme63
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