Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas

  • Review Date: November 2, 2006
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2006

Common Sense Media says

Scrooge story with a big dose of slapstick antics.
  • Review Date: November 2, 2006
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2006

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The main character embodies a deplorable combination of greed, meanness, and commercialism, but he gets his comeuppance. One character speaks in an exaggerated Mexican accent, which some may find offensive. A sweet father-daughter relationship is depicted, and love and family are emphasized as the true meanings of Christmas.

Violence & scariness

The over-the-top cartoon violence hardly lets up, but no one is ever hurt for long. The main character subjects his employees to physical abuse and is himself shot, electrocuted, slapped, de-beaked, and beaten down by a candy-cane wielding granny, to name just a few incidents.

Sexy stuff

A skunk and a cat flirt and kiss under the mistletoe.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The idea of holiday commercialism is presented negatively. The characters work at the Lucky Duck Superstore, which is open almost 'round the clock to compel shoppers to spend, spend, spend for Christmas.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is an updated Christmas Carol story for the younger set. It's full of exaggerated cartoon violence, but in the end it presents a positive message about the true meaning of Christmas. Commercialism, greed, and selfishness are all presented in a negative light. A child in an orphanage waiting for adoption is rejected and has to spend the holiday alone; other characters decide that Scrooge hates Christmas because he doesn't have a family.

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What's the story?

An update of the tale of Scrooge, BAH, HUMDUCK! A LOONEY TUNES CHRISTMAS stars Daffy Duck as the owner of the Lucky Duck Superstore, where employees are working almost nonstop to make sure that customers spend as much as possible on their holiday shopping. Employees are homesick, asleep on their feet, and begging for time off to spend Christmas Day with their families, but Daffy will have none of it. All he cares about is adding to his vast piles of money. After sending his employees home at midnight on Christmas Eve (and reminding them to be back to work at 5 the next morning), Daffy is visited by Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The visits he takes with these spirits help him change his attitude.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

It seems like almost every scene in Bah, Humduck involves a character being hit, flipped, shot, or boomeranged in some fashion, but no one is ever hurt for more than a frame or two. In includes so much fast-paced cartoon violence that its message of love and family seems a bit incongruous.

Kids older than 9 might find the movie's theme a bit too obvious to interest them. But it's still a reminder that Christmas isn't supposed to be about commercialism.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how commercialism affects their own holiday celebrations, and what steps they might take to celebrate more simply. Are there things we can do for Christmas to make it more meaningful without spending more money? How is Daffy greedy? How does he learn his lesson from his past? Present? Future? Kids can also discuss ways to reach out to people who may be alone during the holidays.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:November 14, 2006
DVD release date:November 14, 2006
Cast:Billy West, Bob Bergen, Joe Alaskey
Director:Charles Visser
Studio:Warner Home Video
Genre:Family and Kids
Run time:46 minutes
MPAA rating:NR
MPAA explanation:not rated

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Parent of a 14 year old Written byMarvin Martian February 18, 2011
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6+

Very good, but few upsetting scenes. Very moral

What other families should know
Too much violence
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old Written byMarioBros April 9, 2008
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It is sutiable for all ages

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