The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

2012 G 1h 28m DVD

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

2012 G 1h 28m DVD
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Join the Oogieloves -- Goobie, Zoozie and Toofie -- as they set out to find five magic balloons for their friend Schluufy's birthday party. But they'll need creativity and help from their human pals to locate the balloons in time for the celebration.
Cary Elwes, Christopher Lloyd, Jaime Pressly, Cloris Leachman, Chazz Palminteri, Toni Braxton, Garrett Clayton, Maya Stange
Matthew Diamond
Widescreen 1.78:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 2+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 2+
age 2+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure is an independently produced, preschool-friendly puppet movie from the marketing executive who introduced American audiences to the Teletubbies and Thomas the Tank Engine. The Oogieloves are giant-headed, human-sized creatures that look like puppets but are actually actors in costume. With the characters' rhyming names and interactive instructions for kids to follow along, this movie brings the Dora and Diego style of engaging kids to the big screen. Teamwork and friendship are emphasized, and there's very little iffy stuff, even for the youngest viewers. It's unlikely that anyone over the age of about 5 or 6 will be interested or entertained, but the movie's good intentions and appeal for preschoolers earn it an extra star.

Sexual Content

Lola gives Ruffy a goodbye smooch and then says "holy mackerel"; Toni Braxton's song and dance is kind of sultry. One characters pants fall down, exposing his underwear.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The Oogieloves foster teamwork, love, friendship, and discipline. They're very good friends to Schluufy, willing to travel around their world to find the magical balloons. The movie's interactive parts encourage activity and movement.


Although there are no product placements in this independently produced movie, it has a huge marketing budget, so there have been a ton of ads, billboards, mall take-overs, and such.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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