Hey folks, Valkor here. Growing up, I was always fond of jokes – especially the dirty kind. I wasn't always able to tell em to my friends as they were the ones telling me. But my parents did something rather unexpected – they allowed me to buy one of the most offensive dirty joke books ever "Truely Tasteless Jokes" by Blanche Knoll, which upped my game in dirty joke telling. And in such books you'll find a quite a few "Little Johnny" jokes. You know, the kid you never call upon or ask questions because you'll almost always get a filthy response. Well writers Stewart Faichney, Ralph Moser, and Dean Murphy have collected some of Little Johnny's finest jokes and placed them into a narrative film. The end results: Little Johnny The Movie.
Little Johnny the Movie presents itself kinda like a documentary that reflects on the actual life of a little red-headed kid, from an Australian town called Gallangatta, named Johnny (voiced by Genevieve Morris), whose mouth is so filthy it makes sailors blush… well maybe not that extreme, but you get the idea. Where did he pick up such crude language? Well he didn't get it from his parents, rather he picked up his potty language from his Uncle Kevin (Kevin "Bloody" Wilson"). We follow Johnny through the course of his everyday life, with the main chunk of the story being that he wants to buy a new bike to impress Little Mary (Eloise Grace), who at the moment has a thing for the class thug Jason (Peter Kent). He's saved up a good chunk of the money, but in order to get the rest he'll have to win in a billy cart derby. But in the end, he choose to do something with the money that's so unexpected yet worthwhile.
Now almost every scene in the film is a little Johnny joke, brought to full animation glory. For those familiar with the jokes, it'll be a refreshing experience and if you've never heard of a little Johnny joke, then you'll be in for a treat. Another running gag throughout the film is a rooster who can't pull off a full crow without something getting in the way... yeaaa....
Being a fan of Little Johnny jokes, I really didn't know what to expect from the film; and what I ended up, well we'll discuss further in the TOV Breakdown.
Little Johnny the Movie, what can I say? For a film about some the dirtiest jokes to ever spring from the mouth of a child, I was impressed. The jokes themselves are classic and scene for scene, the film never gets stale. Though, at times, some of the jokes do fall off. However, given that the writers were able to wrap an actual story around those jokes… well they deserves mad accolades, because they nailed it! Great Job! The animation looks like it was done in Flash format and really brings out that 60's look of which the film takes place. Finally the voice work; to Genevieve Morris, I must say thank you for giving such a great voice to an iconic character, because you really brought out the innocence and quirky charm of the little dude.
The Bad: Again some of the jokes do miss the mark, but that's not a fault of the film – they're old jokes that are probably funnier told and enjoyed by children than adults. Like the one about Johnny's dog "Porky", or when he's impersonating his uncle Kevin.
Little Johnny the Movie is available now either through the official site (if you click on the logo to the right) or through other retail outlets such as Amazon.com. And if you've ever in your existence heard or told a Little Johnny joke, then this is a definite pick up that's sure to bring the laughs again and again. And out of TOV 5 stars, I give Little Johnny the Movie a 4.5 and it's been Valkor viewed, TOV Approved!