Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!-Happy Holidays! (2008)
|Category||Childrens||Main Menu Introduction|
|Year Of Production||2008|
|Running Time||23:07 (Case: 25)|
|RSDL / Flipper||No/No||Cast & Crew|
|Start Up||Ads Then Menu|
|Region Coding||4||Directed By||Steve Daye|
|Anchor Bay Entertainment||Starring||
Grey De Lisle
Lara Jill Miller
Michael A. Reagan
|Pan & Scan/Full Frame||None||English Dolby Digital 2.0 (224Kb/s)|
|Widescreen Aspect Ratio||1.78:1|
|Video Format||576i (PAL)|
|Original Aspect Ratio||1.78:1||Miscellaneous|
|Annoying Product Placement||No|
|Action In or After Credits||No|
Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! is an imaginative, colourful animated children's series created by Bob Boyle, an art-director who has worked on numerous other animated series' such as the Fairly OddParents. It utilizes sharp, flash-style animation and plenty of humor to help kids find the funny side of everyday situations, as well as the up-side when things go bad. The show is set in the town of Wuzzleburg and centered around the adventures of Wubbzy and his pals Widget and Walden. Fast, high-energy music by Brad Mossman is also a major facet of the show.
This holiday-themed compilation includes two episodes of about twelve minutes each. There are no extras. That amounts to under twenty-five minutes of entertainment on the disc.
The cover boasts that this disc is "Kid Tuff", with a surface that is hard coated for durability. Given the way most kids treat their discs, this can only be a good thing. My kids love Wubbzy and this disc was greeted with a lot of excitement, especially given the Christmas theme. Having said that, the brevity of the content was a big let down for all of us.
Also, I'd like to note that prior to the main menu loading, the player is locked for twenty seconds while an anti-piracy advertisement occupies the screen. Why it is essential viewing for children is beyond me.
This video transfer is very good for a children's show, easily on a par with the standard definition digital broadcast. The original aspect ratio of 1.78:1 has been retained, complete with 16x9 enhancement.
The animation is clear and sharp, and looks great on a big screen. Colours are bright and bold, with no bleeding or unsightly artefacts to be seen. There are no dire compression issues to be concerned about.
There are no subtitle streams at all.
This disc is DVD5 formatted (single layered).
An English (Dolby Digital stereo) soundtrack is included. The dialogue is clearly audible and relatively easy to follow. The depth of the accents do vary, but my kids didn't seem to have any issues in that regard. There are no audio sync issues as far as I can see.
The musical accompaniment is energetic and adventurous, with an electronic pop feel. If this doesn't make your kids bounce, nothing will!
There is obviously no dedicated subwoofer or surround activity.
|Surround Channel Use|
NOTE: To view non-R4 releases, your equipment needs to be multi-zone compatible and usually also NTSC compatible.
The transfer is very good.
There are no extras.
|DVD||Denon DVD-3910, using HDMI output|
|Display||Sanyo PLV-Z2 WXGA projector, Screen Technics Cinemasnap 96" (16x9). Calibrated with Video Essentials/Digital Video Essentials. This display device is 16x9 capable. This display device has a maximum native resolution of 720p.|
|Audio Decoder||Built in to DVD player. Calibrated with Video Essentials/Digital Video Essentials.|
|Amplification||Denon AVR-3806 (7.1 Channels)|
|Speakers||Orpheus Aurora III floor-standing Mains and Surrounds. Orpheus Centaurus .5 Front Center. Mirage 10 inch powered sub.|