Billy and Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure

  • Review Date: July 10, 2007
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2007

Common Sense Media says

Gruesome, goofy cartoon movie better for tweens+.
  • Review Date: July 10, 2007
  • Rated: NR
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Release Year: 2007

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Almost buried under the snide dialogue, cartoon violence, and potty humor is a message that friends stick together -- even if one of the friends is the personification of Death.

Violence & scariness

Copious and graphic in an old-school way, meaning that there are no lingering effects on the characters (except for the pirate who jumps into a fire lake filled with sharks, and spends the rest of the cartoon as a skeleton with hanging flesh chunks). With the Grim Reaper as a primary character, you're not in Disneyland anymore.

Sexy stuff

Irwin plants a long kiss on unconscious Mandy, to her horror.

Language

No cursing but plenty of rudeness and vulgarity.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this gory but somehow witty cartoon is aimed at older tweens and teens and is not meant for the younger set. A surly girl and her idiotic brother follow their best friend, the Grim Reaper, on a harrowing adventure filled with fart jokes, insults, and an undeniably funny cast of characters. You may laugh as you watch it with your kids, then cringe to hear them repeating lines afterwards. Mercifully, the movie runs only 75 minutes, not 160 as the disc and packaging indicate.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

BILLY AND MANDY'S BIG BOOGEY ADVENTURE starts with a glimpse of a post-apocalyptic future in Mandy (voiced by Grey DeLisle) and Billy (Richard Horvitz)'s hometown of Anytown, USA, with Billy and his friend Irwin (Vanessa Marshall) trying to travel two weeks back to the past to head off the destruction. That's when Grim Reaper (Greg Eagles) was tried before a kangaroo court by his lifelong nemesis, the Boogey Man (Fred Willard) for dereliction of his responsibilities as the Bringer of Death. The court scene sets up a race through Cannibal Run between Grim and his three human friends and the Boogey Man's ghoulish crew. They're trying to get to Horror's Hand, the ultimate totem for striking fear.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Based on the TV series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Billy And Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure provides surly Mandy and her goofily stupid brother Billy a feature-length vehicle in which to indulge their wacky friendship with the Grim Reaper. Undeniably gross and just as undeniably funny, the movie is a guilty pleasure for kids mature enough to handle the action.

This is certainly not a film for kids younger than 8. Though it will have an audience in fans of potty humor and the comically macabre, consider whether your child is mature enough to process it. As the Boogey Man observes, some of today's kids are so inured to violence and vulgarity in films that it may desensitize them to real fear.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether they find the cartoon funny or annoying. Do you think, as the Boogey Man believes, that kids today see so much violence on TV that they are harder to scare than in prior generations? Does a cartoon like this help or hurt that argument?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:March 30, 2007
DVD release date:April 3, 2007
Cast:Greg Eagles, Grey DeLisle, Richard Steven Horvitz
Director:Robert Alvarez
Studio:Cartoon Network
Genre:Family and Kids
Run time:160 minutes
MPAA rating:NR

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Teen, 13 years old Written byRainforestGal March 13, 2010
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2
QUALITY
 

Grim is RIGHT!

Whoa. . . . not good, funny, yet NOT good! How violent, how desturbing! The nerve they have to give me nightmares! Not cool! I do NOT recomend this to anyone with a sane mind, nor an INSANE mind, If u have a sane mind, it won't be after watching this show, if u have an insane mind, it will worsen it. I have a pretty insane mind "good way" Thank goodness I made it out in time!

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old Written bytvzillia November 18, 2011
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6
QUALITY
 

ONLY FOR FANS OF THE SHOW

the reason why so many people give this a bad review is because the're not fans of the show (or that they are just overprotective) it's very F-U-N-N-Y.

Kid, 12 years old Written byallietron November 12, 2010
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

Not very good

It is not very good. Kids should not watch it.

What other families should know
Too much violence

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