Queer Duck – The Movie
Sound: C+ Extras: C+ Film: C+
They say there is naturally occurring homosexuality in the
animal world and Xeth Feinberg’s Queer
Duck – The Movie (2006) is very comfortable with that fact. A comedy that began as a bunch of animated
shorts, Jm J. Bullock is the title character in a world of oddball friends
including Openly Gator, Oscar Wildcat and Bi-Polar Bear. Yes, it is aimed at a gay audience, but there
are some funny moments that are unexpected and even if some of it is
predictable, it is worth a look if you do not have hang-ups about people whop
are different. It will be interesting to
see where this franchise goes.
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1/16 X 9 image is
better than that of the 1.33 X 1 shorts, but still has some limits. Color is more consistent and detail is not
bad, but this is a series of somewhat oversimplified drawing style. The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix is more of a
problem on the film, with limited surrounds, but still better than the Dolby
2.0 Stereo, which is simple at best.
Extras include five of those original shorts, a few featurettes and
behind the scenes footage that is not bad.
- Nicholas Sheffo