Judge David Johnson wants to know what happened to the episode where the Koala Brothers realize Vegemite tastes like motor oil.
Putting the "fun" in "down funder." Wait, that doesn't make any sense.
Frank and Buster are the Koala Brothers, two dudes who take it upon themselves to patrol the Australian Outback in their plane. Whenever they spot someone in trouble, they immediately stop and lend a hand. These two are always busy because their hometown is made up of idiots. They're cute and loveable, sure, but idiots nonetheless. Their cumulative plights translate into busy days for the intrusive Koala Brothers as they try to right the wrongs of Archie the Crocodile, Mitzi the Possum, George the Turtle, Josie the Kangaroo, Sammy the Anteater and Penny the Penguin. This Lions Gate release brings you eight Koala Bears adventures (four and four bonuses), each running a bit shy of 10 minutes apiece.
• "George's Day Off"
• "Archie to the Rescue"
• "Mitzi's Big Adventure"
• "Lolly's Broken Bell"
In addition to these installments, four extra episodes are included:
I dig this show! It's aimed squarely at the really, really young, but the thing just overflows with charm. Part of the allure is the stop motion animation, a nice tactic that separates the show from its contemporaries. The characters are colorful and expressive, and the scenarios are well staged. Every episode has a blatant message, spelled out simply enough for even the pre-natal to grasp the moral. None of the characters were annoying and the titular leads are money, chillin' in their plane and helping people. The best part? Everyone has wicked awesome Australian accents! Recommended, mate!
The full frame transfer is clean and bright, just like it should be, and the 2.0 stereo mix is boilerplate. A couple of minimalist, but potentially amusing interactive games comprise the bonuses.
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