The Rugrats extend their pop culture empire with this TV series, where the kids are now inearly adolescence. The central story here involves a trip to summer camp, with all the usualassortment of spooky plot elements (combined with the fact that one of our heroes is trying tomake a horror movie). There are also two other episodes. No one is going to compare the level ofwit on display with The Simpsons or The Family Guy, but I’ve seen worse. Muchworse.
The 2.0 sound is more than adequate to the demands of the show. As with most televisionproduct, the most apparent surround elements are musical cues of one sort or another, but thereare also just enough environmental sound effects to liven things up a bit. The sound is alsoperfectly clear and undistorted.
Animation seems to be one of those forms that transfer from TV to DVD with only rareinstances of difficulty, and this is no exception. The colours are bright and cheerful, and there isno grain whatsoever. Good looking stuff.
Other than some previews, the only extra is a “Campfire Ghost Story Activity,” where yourselections from an apparently random collection of words are plugged into a traditional ghoststory. The result is silly, but, I confess, it made me laugh. The menu is basic.
Basically just a packaging of three TV episodes, so there isn’t much to the disc. It’sinoffensive, though.
Special Features List
- Campfire Ghost Story Activity