Judge Dawn Hunt goes to Philadelphia for the Mummers' White Christmas.
"It was so cold I think my tail's turned blue!"
Britt Allcroft's Magic Adventures of Mumfie: Mumfie's White Christmas (say that three times fast!) consists of one double-length episode from the animated series based on Katharine Tozer's books. They feature a little English elephant named Mumfie who lives with his friends in the woods and goes on adventures.
"Mumfie's White Christmas"
This disc is a quieter offering, perfect for cozying up with a little one and watching together. Gentle music and even more gentle lessons about friendship are featured and the series is a throwback to a bygone era of animation.
Mumfie's White Christmas has a lovely hand-drawn aesthetic. The palette leans towards the cooler end with a more natural type of saturation. Those looking for the flash and hyper-saturation of the current CGI trend will be disappointed here as this harkens back to animation like that seen in The Snowman, another beloved book-turned-animated special. The audio track is Dolby Digital 2.0 and handles the quiet dialogue and soft music well, without a need for turning up the volume to a ridiculous level in order to make things clear.
The special features are three episodes of the series, each lasting about 10 minutes.
"Reindeers Keep Dropping on My Head"
"Pinkey's First Winter"
If you are a fan of the Mumfie books, you're likely going to go ahead and purchase. Parents looking for a new set of winter-themed cartoons would do well to check this disc out.
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