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Father Of The Pride
Genre: Computer Animation

Reviewed In Issue 98 (Jul 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

The Voice Talents Of John Goodman,Cheryl Hines, Orlando Jones, Carl Reiner,Danielle Andrea Harris, David Herman, Julian Holloway, Daryl Sabara, John O'Hurley, Richard Kind, Christina Applegate, Garry Marshall, Lisa Kudrow, Andy Richter, Matt Lauer, Wendie Malick, Danny DeVito, Jennifer Coolidge, Eddie Murphy, David Spade, Kelsey Grammer & Dave Foley

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Special features on disc one include the original 22-minute pilot with optional introduction commentary by Rob Cohen, Jonathan Groff, Cheryl Holliday, Jon Pollack, and Jon Ross, and previews. Features on Side B includes commentarie on three different episodes; "Possession" by Jonathan Groff, Cheryl Holliday, Jon Pollack, and Jon Ross; "Road Trip" by Rob Cohen, Jonathan Groff, Cheryl Holliday, Jon Pollack, and Jon Ross; and "Revised Pilot" by Jonathan Groff, Cheryl Holliday, Jon Pollack, and Jon Ross. Two episodes: the 22-minute "The Siegfried & Roy Movie Fantasy Experience Movie" and the 21-minute "Revised Pilot" are both shown as Special Features, and there is a 25-minute amusing storyboard featurette entitled "The Lost Tale."

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): DreamWorks Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 94384
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Dual Side, Dual Layer (DVD18)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 277
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 06/07/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Stevenson, Steve Hickner, Mark Risley, Michael DeSeve, John Holmquist,Mark Baldo, John Puglisi & Bret Haaland
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
"Father Of The Pride" is an adoROARable computer animated comedy starring those fabulous magicians Siegfried (Holloway) and Roy (Herman) and the white lions that helped make them famous. When he's not on stage performing, Larry (Goodman) the lion is either at home with his wife Kate (Hines) or out partying with best bud Snack the Gopher (Jones). With lots of laughs in store, this DVD is sure be a hit with everyone in the family. (Tricia Spears)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced DVD picture is fantastic! The animated images are nicely detailed. Colors are richly saturated with vibrant hues. The shading and reflections create a nice sense of dimension in the picture. At times the imagery can have a slightly soft or crushed appearance, with slight pixel breakup. Otherwise, the picture offers little to complain about. This is definitely one to enjoy content-wise as well as for picture quality. (Suzanne Hodges)

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