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Charlie & Lola: Three – My Little Town & More Stories (BBC/Animation/Children)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Episodes: C+



Though I had never seen Charlie & Lola before, the BBC-produced animated show has become a favorite on Disney-owned channels where U.S. viewers can appreciate some solid child-safe entertainment from across the ocean.  The characters discover that their simple construction and craft items (markers, crayons) can take them to other worlds and BBC has issued its third DVD volume in the U.S. subtitled My Little Town & More Stories.


This includes six installments that run about 72 minutes and though they are rather short, they do get to the point and keep the young minds intelligently stimulated for a change.  The drawings of the characters and worlds look like a child might have drawn them, making identification and empowerment easier for young viewers.  It is worth a look if you have children.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image can be impressive at times, but is just too soft at the edges too often to rate higher, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has no surrounds though it is clean and clear.  Except for a child’s interactive game, brief outtakes and some small hidden features, extras are limited.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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