Giveaway ENDS 6/10/2011
Firebreather DVD Box
Photo by Cartoon Network
Firebreather, the animated kids' feature film that premiered on Cartoon Network last fall with much ratings fanfare, is now in stores. The film is brought to home video by Cartoon Network Enterprises and Warner Home Video.
In the movie, Duncan's divorced parents certainly mean well. Mom wants him to lead a normal life in contrast to Dad, who wants him to take over the world, literally. The problem is that this parental discord -- and the fact that the lad is half human and half-Kaiju Dragon -- makes everything go haywire in this teenager's life.
With all this, not to mention the very cool animation artistry and blood-pumping energy, I could clearly understand why kids, particularly those in the 6-14 age range, might like this.
iPhone Photo by Janis Brett Elspas
My 13 year-old's take on the movie was decidedly different, which doesn't really surprise me because he's a kid and not a parent.
He says, "I really liked Firebreather because the plot centers around one teen who has the power to decide the fate of two entire races. The animation was utterly amazing, too -- I just loved how they turned this comic series and its main character into a fast-paced movie."
Duncan shows his agility in a scene from Firebreather
Graphic by Cartoon Network
This action-filled movie attracted 3.7 million persons, beating all other television networks by double digits and winning the night when it first aired on Cartoon Network on November 24, 2010.
Just as impressive: It was the #1 show with Kids 6-14, Boys 9-14, and Tweens/Teens 12-17 versus programming on all broadcast and cable networks, according to Nielsen Media Research. Since it was so well-received when it first aired, I think it might do well on video store shelves, too.
FTC Disclosure: I received an advance DVD of Firebreather from Cartoon Network to facilitate this movie review. In addition, Cartoon Network is providing the prize for the associated giveaway. MommyBlogExpert did not receive any payment or other compensation related to this post. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.