Saturday, January 27, 2018

Woody Woodpecker

Disclaimer:  I was given product in this post for the purpose of review I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own

My oldest son is quite the character.  He likes to impersonate cartoons and even people.  One of my favorite impersonations is his Woody Woodpecker laugh!  He is actually pretty good at it to!

Woody Woodpecker is one of my childhood shows I introduced my kiddos to.  When we saw Woody was being turned into a full length movie we just knew we had to have it!

Woody Woodpecker, coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on February 6, 2018, from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The film blends live action and CGI animation to tell the crazy and humorous story of an all-out turf war between the mischievous prankster and a big city lawyer who wants to build his dream home in Woody’s backyard. Directed by Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2, The Little Rascals Save the Day), Woody Woodpecker stars Timothy Omundson (“Psych”), Thaila Ayala (“Rio Heat”), Graham Verchere (“Fargo”) Jordana Largy (Monster Trucks) and Eric Bauza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), as the voice of Woody. The Woody Woodpecker  DVD and digital features deleted scenes and an exclusive inside look at the making of the film as well as the evolution of Woody’s iconic cartoon character.   Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh, wacky antics and wisecracks in his first ever live-action/animated film. Woody must protect his forest home from Lance Walters (Omundson), who starts building his dream mansion in the forest with his son, Tommy (Verchere), and fiancée, Vanessa (Ayala). To make matters worse, Woody must avoid the clutches of two grizzly poachers. With a series of crazy hijinks to sabotage their plans, Woody proves he’ll stop at nothing to defend his turf. Get ready for laughs in this hilarious comedy about everyone’s favorite woodpecker!   Woody Woodpecker is a legendary icon created by Walter Lantz in 1940. Woody Woodpecker & Friends have entertained kids for more than 75 years! Woody Woodpecker cartoons appeared in theaters until they debuted on television in 1957. Woody’s popularity resulted in new shows airing across several decades. “The Woody Woodpecker Show” has been broadcast in over 155 territories and 105 languages worldwide. He is one of the most memorable cartoon characters in animation history, featuring the little red –headed bird with the unforgettable laugh, who’s forever pecking his way out of trouble. Woody has evolved from a cartoon TV character to a Pop Culture Icon with his fearlessness, crazy antics and smarts.

My review:
We loved it!  Right off the back the movie starts with Woody going head to head with the poachers.  In a true Woody fashion he chases them away.  Sadly the poachers realize that Woody would fetch them quite a bit of money on the black market.  They spend the rest of the movie trying to catch Woody with the intent of killing and stuffing him!!!  Thankfully Tommy shows up with his dad.  He instantly befriends Woody, his dad doesn't really like Woody.  Well at least not at first, Woody does cost him quite a bit of money and even causes trouble between Lance and his fiancé. 
Woody needs to learn to let people in.  For the longest time it has just been him.
Lance and Tommy need to work on their personal relationship.
Lance also needs to realize what really matters in life.
In this cute family film all the charters have person growth and learn to live together peacefully....  Well as peacefully as you can live with Woody Woodpecker!
The characters are likable, the story line is cute and of course the movie is filled with laughs.  When Woody poops on people my kids lose it!!  




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