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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy surreal fun with Rex The Runt and pals!
I discovered "Rex The Runt" on the Aardman Animations webpage about two weeks ago... and was instantly hooked.
The characters (our doggie hero, Rex the Runt, his live-in canine friends Bad Bob and Wendy, and Rex's dog, Vince, who has Random Pavarotti Disease) are clay figures like Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, but more twisted and ... slightly abstract. Their object...
Published on Nov. 7 2002 by Laura G. Carter

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2.0 out of 5 stars Jam???? Tuesday????
THIS is definitely an acquired taste; you either "get" this stuff, or you don't. "Rex the Runt" is lunatic, stream-of-consciousness humor, involving four clay-mation dogs. The stories don't make any sense at all, and they're not meant to; they ramble wildly from one inside-joke plot line to the next. It took me several episodes to get into the weird...
Published on Sept. 19 2002 by S. Fennell


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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy surreal fun with Rex The Runt and pals!, Nov. 7 2002
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Laura G. Carter "Castlebreaker" (Reidsville, NC) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rex the Runt: 1&2 (DVD)
I discovered "Rex The Runt" on the Aardman Animations webpage about two weeks ago... and was instantly hooked.
The characters (our doggie hero, Rex the Runt, his live-in canine friends Bad Bob and Wendy, and Rex's dog, Vince, who has Random Pavarotti Disease) are clay figures like Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, but more twisted and ... slightly abstract. Their object during any given episode is to have an adventure, any adventure, and this they do with relish. For instance, in "Holiday In Vince", they take a journey through Vince's brain in a shrunken submarine; in "Easter Island", the gang's helicopter crash-lands on an island inhabited by a group of aliens masquerading as Easter Island Heads who kidnap Rex and take him to the planet Thribb; and in "Stinkey's Search for a Star", the plucky dogs find themselves at the mercy of rock-and-roll fame and fortune as they form the group "Rexy Music" to win money to prevent their gas from being cut off!
Several well-known British folks do the guest voices, including Eddie Izzard's terrific turn as the Easter Island Heads (ALL of them). The duel DVD set includes all episodes from both seasons of "Rex", and includes the trailer for the second season, revealing photos of Wendy during a "glamour shoot" and a DVD-ROM feature.
For some, the humor of "Rex The Runt" may take a second or third viewing to get. However, it's well worth it. The only side effect is ... Random Pavarotti Disease ... but I've learned to live with it ... :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Discover the joy of Random Pavarotti Disease w/Rex The Runt!, Nov. 1 2002
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This review is from: Rex the Runt: 1&2 (DVD)
I discovered "Rex The Runt" on the Aardman Animations webpage about two weeks ago (official homepage is: [...]) and was instantly hooked.
The characters (our doggie hero, Rex the Runt, his live-in canine friends Bad Bob and Wendy, and Rex's dog, Vince, who has Random Pavarotti Disease) are clay figures like Nick Park's Wallace & Gromit, but more twisted and ... slightly abstract. Their object during any given episode is to have an adventure, any adventure, and this they do with relish. For instance, in "Holiday In Vince", they take a journey through Vince's brain in a shrunken submarine; in "Easter Island", the gang's helicopter crash-lands on an island inhabited by a group of aliens masquerading as Easter Island Heads who kidnap Rex and take him to the planet Thribb; and in "Stinkey's Search for a Star", the plucky dogs find themselves at the mercy of rock-and-roll fame and fortune as they form the group "Rexy Music" to win money to prevent their gas from being cut off!
Several well-known British folks do the guest voices, including Eddie Izzard's terrific turn as the Easter Island Heads (ALL of them). The duel DVD set includes all episodes from both seasons of "Rex", and includes the trailer for the second season, revealing photos of Wendy during a "glamour shoot" and a DVD-ROM feature.
For some, the humor of "Rex The Runt" may take a second or third viewing to get. However, it's well worth it. The only side effect is ... Random Pavarotti Disease ... but I've learned to live with it ... :)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Jam???? Tuesday????, Sept. 19 2002
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S. Fennell "pianistcritic" (Somewhere out there.....beneath the pale moon light...) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rex the Runt: 1&2 (DVD)
THIS is definitely an acquired taste; you either "get" this stuff, or you don't. "Rex the Runt" is lunatic, stream-of-consciousness humor, involving four clay-mation dogs. The stories don't make any sense at all, and they're not meant to; they ramble wildly from one inside-joke plot line to the next. It took me several episodes to get into the weird sense of humor in this series, and some of the jokes become funny through repetition....for instance, Rex's sidekick, "Vince". (He likes jam, Tuesdays, and has Random Pavarotti Disease; he breaks into a brief operatic interlude at the slightest provocation. Oh, and did I mention he falls over a lot??) Just go into this with the knowledge that it's screwball and non-sensical, and you just might enjoy it. Definitely not for the serious-minded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rex the Runt kicks some serious Bootie!!!, Oct. 1 2002
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This review is from: Rex the Runt: 1&2 (DVD)
I highly recommend this DVD. I have seen the DVD, plus watched a ton of episodes on Atomfilms.com. This series is the greatest stop motion animated series ever created!!!! Its far beter and more complex then Wallace and Gromit, or any of the other terrible stop motion shows like Celebrity Deathmatch, PJ's, or Gary and Mike. This show is amazing!!!! It is hilarious dry humor at its best!!! The sets are great, the designs are great, the animation is excellent, the voice acting is incedible...great characters, enjoyabke adventures! What else do you want!! This show should be played in the states for sure. Only Aardmsn animation seem to know the secret formula for producing a show that is adored by youngsters yet still highly appealing to adults! Great stuff!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant work from Aardam once again., Aug. 28 2002
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Spaceman Spiff "flergum" (San Diego, CA United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Rex the Runt: 1&2 (DVD)
From the British isles comes this clever claymation series. The humor, while still being a bit British, is very clever and your cheeks will hurt after smiling through the whole thing. The characters all have their own eccentricities that play well into the plot and always bring about an unexpected, but delightful ending. If you are a fan of the series from Atomfilm - then you understand the strong desire to own this and watch it non streaming. Buy it - YOU WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED!
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's time for a doggie dialogue!, Nov. 22 2003
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Mr. C. J. Scott (Edinburgh) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rex the Runt: 1&2 (DVD)
make the most of it, folks! cos over here, where it was made, we can't get this for love nor money. a fabulously surreal romp through the most twisted minds at Aardman, this is far for charismatic than most of their work. forget Wallace & Gromit (admit it, you only watched it for Gromit anyway), this programme doffs its hat to every great comedy series. a must see. if at first you don't get it, try a second time. once you're there, you'll never want to leave.
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