Bands on the Run

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Bands on the Run is a 2011 animated comedy adventure direct-to-DVD film directed by Charles Mason and based off the Silly Bandz line of toys. The film was produced by Elastic Productions and Perfect Weekend. It was also distributed by Entertainment One.


Five Silly Bandz (a flower, a rockstar, a lightbulb, a television and an airplane) fall off a delivery truck and have to find to their way to a toy store.

Why it Sucks

  1. Similar to The Emoji Movie, the film feels like a cash grab based off an outdated fad.
  2. Horrendous, ugly and downright unfinished animation. The Silly Band characters look nothing like actual bands, and just look like random things with weird borders.
  3. Terrible sound effects and voice acting.
  4. The transitions are absolutely ridiculous and unpredictable.
  5. Non-existent and predictable plot.
  6. Copyrighted images appear throughout the film, due to the animation being outsourced from China. There is also a picture of Pikmin on a photo frame model, and mind if we tell you that the creators of this film did not have permission from Nintendo to sneak that image in??

Redeeming Quality

  1. The concept art shown in the credits is okay. Sadly, it was executed poorly.


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