We tried to reach Buster for comment, but the only person we could find was Judge David Johnson, smiling menacingly, and twirling a lucky rabbit's foot.
Our reviews of Postcards From Buster: Buster's Buddies (published December 6th, 2005), Postcards From Buster: Buster's Got The Beat (published January 14th, 2006), and Postcards From Buster: Buster's Outdoor Journeys (published January 14th, 2006) are also available.
Sport not covered in this disc: "Beat the Obnoxious Rabbit Sticking His Damn Camera in My Face Silly."
You know who irks me? Buster. This mutated rabbit-boy with his intrusive camera and high-pitched voice just needs an old-school butt-kicking. Kids may love him, but I have little patience for his cheesy demeanor and faux-National Geographic documentary show. But as a professional DVD reviewer, I will not let my personal bias get in the way of an objective examination of his latest release: Buster's World of Sports.
For those of you new to Numbnut's show, here's the premise: the little doofus accompanies his freakish half-human half-hare family as they travel to different parts of the United States. The show is only partially animated, the bulk of it real-life video "shot" by Idiot-boy as he meets new people and sees new things. This disc cobbles together four episodes of this dingleberry's adventures, which find him engaging in or learning about different sports from around the country.
• "Winter Gold"
• "Swimming in the Desert"
• "Rock and Roll"
• "Rodeo Cowgirl"
Another day, another Postcards from Buster excursion into Americana. The milieus and people are varied enough to generate a moderate amount of interest and the sports angle offers some okay action. Fans of the series—God help them—should get their fill of one-camera documentary work narrated by a pansy.
Full frame, 2.0 stereo all the way (with an optional mono Spanish track). Extras are the same disposable stuff you'll see on similar releases: a how-to-draw bit with Marc Brown, creator of the Arthur books (this show is a spin-off from that series) and an overview of Postcards from Buster for parents.
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