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Doug's 1st Movie

Doug's 1st Movie is an animated film based on the television series Disney's Doug. The film was produced by Jumbo Pictures, and released by Walt Disney Pictures on March 26, 1999. In theaters, the Disney short "Opera Box" from the television series Mickey MouseWorks was featured before the movie, the short featured Donald and Daisy Duck.

Plot synopsis

Doug and his friends find a monster named Herman Melville, who lives in the woods outside their town, but when they find the monster was actually kind of nice, they find themselves hunted by bad guys, who want the monster. In addition, Doug has to compete for the attention of Patti Mayonnaise with a snobby eighth-grader named Guy Graham. Will Doug get to take Patti for the Valentine's Day dance?

Voice actors and their characters

Reception

Doug's 1st Movie opened at #5 (behind Forces of Nature, Analyze This, EDtv and The Mod Squad) with a decent $4 million. While this may be deemed as low for an average Hollywood film, Doug's only cost $5 million to make due to its direct-to-video budget and a somewhat low-key promotional campaign. As such, the film still managed to bring in $19 million in ticket sales creating a large profit for Disney.

Critics were very harsh to the film. Many noted that the film felt too much like an extended episode of the show (story and animation-wise) and many mention that the film should have stayed a direct-to-video release. Screenit.com awarded the film 4 out of 10. The reviewer mentioned it was mediocre and did not have "that magic or cinematic feel to warrant the big screen treatment" and it felt like the regular series.

Development

Nickelodeon set out to do a Doug film in 1993, to be released by 20th Century Fox, along with films based on Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show, but the plans fell through and the movies were never produced.

This film was originally planned as a direct-to-video release under the title The First Doug Movie Ever, but released theatrically first. Doug's 1st Movie was released on VHS on September 21, 1999 by Walt Disney Home Video.

Originally, Roger's subplot would be for him to have a crush on Herman when he was disguised as a girl. This was scrapped from the film, but included in the print novelization.

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