When it rains, Judge David Johnson goes outside to jump in puddles and taunt the dying earthworms.
Our reviews of Max And Ruby: Bunnytales (published February 6th, 2011), Max And Ruby: Everybunny Loves Winter (published September 29th, 2010), Max And Ruby's Christmas (published November 2nd, 2004), Max And Ruby's Halloween (published September 14th, 2005), Max And Ruby: Springtime For Max And Ruby (published April 18th, 2005), and Max And Ruby: A Visit With Grandma (published June 15th, 2010) are also available.
See it's raining. So it's time to play. During the day.
Max and Ruby are two genteel rabbits. Ruby is the responsible older sister and Max is the slightly rambunctious little brother who also seems to get into trouble. But that trouble is as innocuous as it gets. He'll play in the mud or gross everyone out with earthworms or lose his toys in he backyard. The kid is not a terror hopped up on Ritalin.
Actually, I would argue that Max and Ruby is about inoffensive as children's television can possibly get. Everyone's nice and caring and lovable, a far cry from the ADHD shenanigans of the Bratz or the Power Rangers. But that's just me being a crotchety, over-protective new dad I suppose; my daughter is welcome to watch this show any time.
Episodes are divided into three stand-alone stories. There are four complete shows on the disc, totaling 98 minutes:
• "Ruby Writes a Story / Max's Dominoes / Grandma's
• "Bunny Cakes / Bunny Party / Bunny Money"
• "Ruby's Safari / Max's Mud Bath/ Max's Lost
• "Ruby's Rainbow / Home Tweet Home / Max's Mudpie"
Hey, I tried to make those story descriptions pop, but that's the show: short and sweet little vignettes. It might not be crackling entertainment for grown-ups, but you can spin these discs without the slightest concern of anything remotely inappropriate hitting your sprouts' eyes.
The DVD: full frame, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo, no extras.
Nice bunnies. Not Guilty.
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