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Columbia TriStar Home Video presents
Maggie and the Ferocious Beast: Puzzles and Picnics (2001)

"Hamilton, you're the best picnic lunchmaker in Nowhere Land!"
- Maggie (Kristin Bone), to her friend, a pig

Review By: Jon Danziger   
Published: September 09, 2004

Stars: Kristen Bone, Stephen Ouimette, Michael Caruana
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 00h:47m:33s
Release Date: September 07, 2004
UPC: 043396085985
Genre: animation

Image Transfer
Audio Transfer
B BB-B- D+

DVD Review

It's time again to light out for Nowhere Land, with the little girl and not so fierce creature of the title of this series; they're joined on their adventures by a preppy, fastidious pig named Hamilton, and this disc features six stories full of charm and whimsy.

First, Hamilton has prepared a smashing buffet, and he, Maggie and the Beast are off for Picnic Time. With designs on their food, however, are an aggressive pack of ants; though they're hungry, fortunately they can be reasoned with. Next, it's time to stay in, and Hamilton wants to whip up something wonderful for dessert with pumpkins, but his culinary adventure turns out to be a Recipe for Trouble, and Maggie and the Beast have to rescue him from the inside of a giant gourd.

In #3, Maggie and Hamilton are getting all entrepreneurial and are ready to open The Lemonade Stand, but the Beast is transfixed by Maggie's star=spangled bandage, and simply must have one of his own. Then our trio encounters a nasty rabbit, who speaks in rhyme and tries to ward off the intruders as he digs up The Big Carrot.

Forget about Atkins and pack your bags for A Trip to Cake Town, during which Maggie's pal Rudy the mouse tags along for an adventure in gluttony. Finally, all is darkness for Hamilton, who has fallen asleep under a monster-sized bowler, The Big Hat> Who could possibly have a head big enough for a hat the size of a building? One hint: fee fi fo fum.

Each of the stories is only about seven and a half minutes long; they're easy ways to pass the time.

Rating for Style: B
Rating for Substance: B


Image Transfer

Aspect Ratio1.33:1 - Full Frame
Original Aspect Ratioyes

Image Transfer Review: Colors are strong and saturated, and are in fact frequently too bright here for my taste, but not so for the target audience, apparently.

Image Transfer Grade: B-


Audio Transfer

 LanguageRemote Access
DS 2.0Englishno

Audio Transfer Review: Generally clear, with little or no hiss or buzz; quite a bit of treble and not enough bass, though.

Audio Transfer Grade: B-


Disc Extras

Static menu
Scene Access with 6 cues and remote access
2 Other Trailer(s) featuring omnibus trailer for other Columbia releases; The Swan Princess Collection
Packaging: Amaray
Picture Disc
1 Disc
1-Sided disc(s)
Layers: single

Extras Review: Aside from a couple of trailers, the only extra worth noting is the Play All Continuously option, so Maggie and her pals can be on a perpetual loop in your house. Party on, kids.

Extras Grade: D+


Final Comments

These are good-natured and short little stories that may well be familiar to the smaller people in your home, but are welcome diversions for both them and you. Great googly moogly!


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