• Released
  • August 29, 2012
  • G , 1 hr 23 min
  • Family
  • 160 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: The Oogieloves set out to find five magical golden balloons in time for their friend's birthday.

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Entertainment Weekly

Parents who have had to sit through a myriad of mindless kids movies will appreciate a chance for their kids to be themselves at the...
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
The song and dance interaction of kids hollering advice during Blue's Clues happens here on the big screen, which is meant to transform the...
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50

Village Voice

If today's youngsters grow up thinking of Christopher Lloyd as the old guy with the bongos from The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon...
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
If the target audience for this film were any younger, they'd be embryos.
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30

Los Angeles Times

For the sake of the children, The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure should be allowed to quietly float away.
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30

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Hallie's dad said it was Rocky Horror for toddlers whatever that is. Me and Hallie are 7 and we thought it was for babies.
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25

Boston Globe

By Loren King
Will your preschoolers enjoy it? Perhaps. Is it worth 88 minutes of their lives, or yours? Not in a world where "Sesame Street" is on TV...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The whole thing runs about an hour too long: It should have been a TV show. The adventure's too big for the kids who would love it the...
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
If only the movie could live up to its own potential. Instead, we're stuck with blandly unappealing costumed characters meandering through...
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12

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Enduring this brainless kid's film is akin to witnessing the end of the world.
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Rated G
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 2+ Enthralling for preschoolers; much less so for anyone else.
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