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Even Much More Almost Naked Animals (2011)

Even Much More Almost Naked Animals (2011)

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Released 6-Feb-2013

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Details At A Glance

General Extras
Category Animation None
Rating Rated PG
Year Of Production 2011
Running Time 99:44
RSDL / Flipper Dual Layered Cast & Crew
Start Up Menu
Region Coding 4 Directed By Brad Ferguson

Roadshow Home Entertainment
Starring None Given
Case ?
RPI ? Music James Chapple
Graeme Cornies
David Brian Kelly

Video Audio
Pan & Scan/Full Frame None English Dolby Digital 2.0
Widescreen Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
16x9 Enhancement
16x9 Enhanced
Video Format 576i (PAL)
Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1 Miscellaneous
Jacket Pictures No
Subtitles English for the Hearing Impaired Smoking No
Annoying Product Placement No
Action In or After Credits No

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Plot Synopsis

     Kids shows are generally pretty conservative, they can be amusing but are generally not a wild and wacky mixture of pratfalls, off-the-wall and absurdist humour like this show from Canada. Accordingly, US & online critics have not been kind to this show garnering an average of 3.1 on IMDB. Personally, I don't think this is fair as they seem to based mostly on comments driven by the animals being 'almost naked' (shock! horror!) and there being some fart style humour. Considering that animals are generally completely naked, putting them in underwear should not cause such a carry on.

     The concept of the animated series is about a group of animals in underwear who run a resort hotel called the Banana Cabana. They are led by Howie, a dog (in underwear) who manages the hotel in a fairly erratic manner. The rest of the team includes the perpetually angry Bunny who arranges guest activities, handyman Duck who is really quite weird, Octo (a nervous Octopus) who manages the front desk, Piggy the chef, Sloth who manages customer service slowly & Narwhal who provides entertainment. Each episode runs for about 11 minutes and generally focuses on some bizarre scheme thought up by Howie or Duck or something external which effects the hotel.

     This disc is the fourth to be released of this series and includes 9 episodes from Season 1 (2011). My young boys love this series finding it very amusing indeed. Adults will get something out of it too as there is some sly popular culture references and jokes.

     Lots of fun to be had and kids will enjoy it.

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Transfer Quality


     The video quality is very good.

     The feature is presented in a 1.78:1 aspect ratio which is the original aspect ratio. It is 16x9 enhanced.

     The picture was quite clear and sharp throughout.

     The colour was excellent.

    There were no noticeable artefacts.

     There are subtitles in English for the Hearing Impaired which are clear and easy to read.

    There are no obvious layer changes.

Video Ratings Summary
Shadow Detail
Film-To-Video Artefacts
Film Artefacts


     The audio quality is good.

     This disc contains an English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.

     Dialogue was generally clear and easy to hear and understand.

     The cool and silly theme tune suits the show well.

     The surround speakers and subwoofer were not used.

Audio Ratings Summary
Audio Sync
Surround Channel Use


    No extras


    The menu included music.

R4 vs R1

NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.

    This show is available in Region 1 but in a different format, so there is no direct comparison.


    A fun animated show about animals running a hotel in their underwear.

    The video quality is very good.

    The audio quality is good.

    The extras are completely naked.

Ratings (out of 5)


© Daniel Bruce (Do you need a bio break?)
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Review Equipment
DVDSONY BDP-S760 Blu-ray, using HDMI output
DisplaySharp LC52LE820X Quattron 52" Full HD LED-LCD TV . Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 1080p.
Audio DecoderBuilt into amplifier. Calibrated with Ultimate DVD Platinum.
AmplificationMarantz SR5005
SpeakersMonitor Audio Bronze 2 (Front), Bronze Centre & Bronze FX (Rears) + Sony SAW2500M Subwoofer

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