Video Review: 'Doug's 1st Movie' | EW.com

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Doug's 1st Movie Adolescence is hell, but this innocuous preteen 'toon (based on the TV series) isn't aiming to bring that truth to the kids. In the town of...Doug's 1st MovieComedy, AnimationG Adolescence is hell, but this innocuous preteen 'toon (based on the TV series) isn't aiming to bring that truth to the kids. In the town of...1999-09-17Fred Newman

Doug's 1st Movie

Genre: Comedy, Animation; Starring: Thomas McHugh, Fred Newman; Director: Maurice Joyce; MPAA Rating: G

Adolescence is hell, but this innocuous preteen ‘toon (based on the TV series) isn’t aiming to bring that truth to the kids. In the town of Bluffington, even the school bullies are pretty halfhearted, so we sense that mild-mannered Doug and his pal Skeeter face little real danger as they struggle to protect a lovable mutant lake lizard. Its March theatrical release notwithstanding, Doug’s 1st Movie is better suited for tot TV: cute, comforting, and (fortunately for parents) not too cloying. B-