1980 | Color | 1 Hour 15 Min | Comedy | Family | Hens Tooth Video
Director: Steven Lisberger
Before writing Tron Steven Lisberger gave us a fun ride with one of my childhood hits Animalympics just like the title implies this delightful animated film that spoofs TV coverage of the Olympic Games in which all the competitors are species of animals from around the world hits DVD for the first time April 3rd thanks to Hen's Tooth Video.
Using the vocal talents of Billy Crystal, Gilda Radner, Harry Shearer and Michael Fremer, Animalympics skewers sports broadcasts – annoying commentators in particular – and traditional Olympic events from gymnastics and figure skating to platform diving and bobsledding. Journey to the four corners of the animal kingdom and experience all the joy and sorrow of athletic competition . . . the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat!
Looking forward to tracking this down although the $15 price tag may slow me down just a bit.