Young Alex O’Connel accidentally brings the Mummy back to life, and has the manacle of Osiris stuck to his wrist. With the help of his parents, and wielding the power of the manacle, he must find the lost scrolls (scattered hither and yon around the world) in order to defeat the Mummy. The animation is strictly Saturday-morning level, and calling these three episodes a feature at 65 minutes is stretching it a bit.
The sound is nice and clear, with no distorti…ns. It is limited to 2.0, however, and the surround effect is limited almost entirely to the music. Not much by way of sound effects at all, though they sound fine when they show up.
Bright primary colours are the order of the day, and the picture looks good, if not quite as razor sharp as it should — perhaps some TV production limitations here? Whatever. Basically, this is still a very solid transfer.
The main page of the menu is fully animated and scored, but the other pages are basic. The extras are aimed at young viewers (in other words there are lots of ads). The trivia challenge (dead easy) unlocks a bonus episode of the TV series (“Orb of Aten”). There are some basic notes on Egyptology (which, among other things, mention the real Imhotep), character files on the main players, a cartoon video, and then ads for the series and various video games.
This ersatz movie, following on the heels of the Spider-Man Ultimate Villain Showdown seems to mark the advent of a new trend. It isn’t one we should encourage.
Special Features List
- Trivia Challenge Unlocking Extra Episode
- Character Files
- “The Mummy” Kids WB! Top Toons Tune