Bands on the Run
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After accidentally falling off a truck, five rubber bands join together to make their way to the toy store and ultimately onto the wrists of three happy children!
Might inspire kids to buy more rubber band bracelets. The DVD comes with bracelets.
The movie has a generally positive outlook with characters helping each other out and looking forward to being appreciated by kids. But it's not a strong enough movie to have those messages penetrate beyond the superficial.
Parents need to know that Bands on the Run is a boring story about five archetypal rubber band bracelets working together to make it to the big box store where they will surely find children who will love them and wear them on their wrists. The characters/rubber band bracelets -- a rock star, a television, a light bulb, a flower, an airplane, and a simple round bracelet -- never veer away from their character descriptions, and often say about what you'd expect them to say (i.e. "Let's rock," or "I'm flying!"). This simple tale and simpler animation might have some basic appeal for young kids, but this tale probably won't have much appeal for older kids and parents.