Hey folks, Valkor here. And just when I thought I was done with SpongeBob for the rest of 2011, Paramount Home had to go and sneak one more in. Actually this latest DVD, SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off, won't see a release until next year. But I've got my hands on it now, so the big question is: is this DVD worth the price of admission?
In SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off, citizens of Bikini Bottom are caught up in a race to the South Pole for a chance at one million Clams. Alternatively, Plankton, Mr Krabs's (Owner of the Krusty Krab) archrival, has ulterior motives – while everyone is away, he uses this time to try and steal Krab's secret Krabby Patty recipe. When his plan is revealed, it's up to SpongeBob and company to race back and stop Plankton before it's too late. Along with this special, you'll get eight additional episodes, which highlights include:
The Other Patty – Mr. Krabs and Plankton can never agree on anything; that is until a new restaurant opens up that offers tastier food than their places offer. So the two team up to try and steal the recipe.
A Friendly Game – SpongeBob and Patrick were headed out to play a round of golf and wouldn't ya know it, the game is called due to rain (that's right I said rain… underwater…). So SpongeBob builds a mini golf court in his house and what should be a friendly game, turns into a heated battle.
Sentimental Sponge – SpongeBob becomes a hoarder! Yup, our favorite Sponge has found it difficult to throw anything away as there's some fond memory attached to it. But his hoarding is becoming too much for Squidward to bear. And if things don't clear up in a jiffy, there could be serious repercussions.
Drive Thru – a hole in the wall at the Krusty Krabs is unexpectedly turned into a drive thru window. But things go horribly wrong as more holes are needed to suit the demands of the customers.
Extras on the DVD include four episodes; two of Fanboy and ChumChum and the second is T.U.F.F. Puppy. Now that's how you make a DVD – get as much as you possibly can in there (I'm looking at you Warner Home and your Looney Toons Show DVD). So let's heat up this frosty setup with the TOV Breakdown.
SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off is a hit in my book as I've never gotten tired of that crazy Sponge's antics. And you'd think that after three DVD sets, I'd have tossed this one out the window, but in all honesty you'll be in for some laughs. The main event, The Frosty Face-Off, is reminiscent of such films as The Rat Race or Hanna Barbera's Wacky races, where you have this eclectic group of familiar faces, each with a unique mode of transport, doing what it takes to win the big bucks. It's great stuff. Kudos for tossing in the Fanboy and ChumChum and the T.U.F.F. Puppy episodes; it makes purchasing this DVD totally worth it.
The Bad (not a negative towards the DVD, just my own thoughts):
Still not getting the underwater logic in this series; I guess when you're a kid you don't pay much attention, but watching SpongeBob as an adult it makes you wonder: how does it snow or rain underwater?? HOW I ASK YOU!!?
SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off will arrive in stores on Jan. 3rd. And as a recent convert of the series, I'd say this is one DVD you won't wanna pass up. Its loads of fun and the additional episodes make the purchase totally worth it. Out of TOV 5 stars, I'm giving SpongeBob's Frozen Face-Off a 4 and it's been Valkor Viewed, TOV Approved!