Arthur's Missing Pal

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Arthur's Missing Pal
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Genre: Family
Drama
Photography: Color
Running Time: 68 minutes
Country: Canada
United States
Release Date: July 1, 2006
Directed by: Yvette Kaplan
Written by: Richard Rich
Distributed by: Lionsgate (theatrically; international)
Kidtoon Films (theatrically; international)
Lionsgate Home Entertainment (DVD)
Starring: Carr Thompson
Daniel Brochu (credited as Conway Bruce)
Luciano Rauso
Bailey Lauren
Nicole Blanchard
James Burkholder (credited as James Buckholder)
Bruce Dinsmore (credited as Bruce Smithee)
Wendee Lee
Catherine Lavin
Mona Marshall
Marc Graue

Arthur's Missing Pal is a computer-animated film based on the traditionally-animated series Arthur and the Arthur books by Marc Brown. It first aired on PBS KIDS GO! on August 18, 2006, and was later released to DVD on August 22, 2006.

Plot

Pal goes missing after Arthur leaves for his friends' water balloon fight because Arthur has forgotten to feed Pal. However, he and Buster are certain that D.W. did it, but D.W. denies any involvement. Arthur and his friends mount a search throughout Elwood City for the missing dog.

Why It Sucks

  1. Putrid CGI animation, even for 2006 standards. Also, it is a complete downgrade compared to the show's animation.
  2. The character models are very bad, poorly transitioning from 2D flat designs to mixed CGI ones.
  3. False advertising: The film technically isn't Arthur's first tap into film, as Arthur's Perfect Christmas was released before this movie came out.
  4. Arthur screaming "PAAAAAAL!" after he runs away is very annoying.
  5. It's a rip-off of the SpongeBob SquarePantsBTSW episode "Have You Seen This Snail?", in which Gary runs away after SpongeBob forgets to feed him.
  6. Most of the cast in this movie used pseudonyms instead of their real names.
    • On that topic, only Daniel Brochu (Buster) and Bruce Dinsmore (David Read and Binky) reprise their roles from the TV series.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Arthur is still a likable character.
  2. The voice acting is alright, with Daniel Brochu and Bruce Dinsmore reprising their roles from the TV series.
  3. The ending isn't too bad.
  4. It probably would have been better if it was not CGI.


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Kaynedenny

13 months ago
Score 1
Arthur tryin to be like Berserk 2016!
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Guest guy

13 months ago
Score 5
This movie is ugly.
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ThereIsNoUsername

5 months ago
Score 1
THE PIZZA BOY IS FRANCINE!
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SuperMetro2005

5 months ago
Score 0
It is no Pixar animation, it seems more like some lazy animation. Why is this film not 2-D like the beloved TV show?
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$py64 the Wolf

one month ago
Score 0
wow my sleep paralysis demon and his friends made a movie together, that's great.
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AlyCat730

19 days ago
Score 0
It reminds me of that 3D lalaloopsy flash game
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InfinityDestroyer

9 days ago
Score 0

I first heard about this movie from PeanutButterGamer.

tHE pIZZA bOY iS fRANCINE!

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