Case Number 20109: Small Claims Court

OLIVIA: MERRY CHRISTMAS, OLIVIA

Nickelodeon // 2010 // 95 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 14th, 2010

The Charge

Oink.

The Case

Nickelodeon's charming little slice of porcine animation is given a Christmas-themed collection and, thankfully, there are no episodes that deal with the awkward question over holiday ham and bean suppers. Four episodes, each episode chopped into two small tales:

* "Olivia Claus/Olivia and the Family Photo"
Olivia looks for her lost doll and brings season's greetings in July.

* "Olivia Makes a Wedding Gift/Olivia Makes Magic"
Olivia, um, makes a wedding gift and Olivia's brother Ian desperately searches for his sister when she makes herself disappear.

* "Olivia's Ice Spectacular/ Olivia's Snow Day"
Olivia puts on her own skating show in the backyard and Olivia meets the Abominable Snowman.

* "Olivia and the Babies/ Olivia's Good Luck"
Olivia plays mommy and later, Olivia goes on the cookie-selling offensive.

A nice little show, featuring nice little characters and a nice animation scheme. You may not be willing to confront the looming holiday season already, but this a nifty collection of low-impact, inoffensive cartooning.

The DVD: Full frame, 2.0 stereo, and a bonus episode.

The Verdict

Not Guilty.

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Scales of Justice
Judgment: 85

Perp Profile
Studio: Nickelodeon
Video Formats:
* Full Frame

Audio Formats:
* Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)

Subtitles:
* English (CC)

Running Time: 95 Minutes
Release Year: 2010
MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Distinguishing Marks
* Bonus Episode

Accomplices
* IMDb
http://us.imdb.com/title/tt1458518/combined