I went to see this movie because it had Shasta Cola as a sponsor and I felt sorry for it. I mean, it wasn't even enough to get a good soda to help it along? I did enjoy it quite a bit overall, even if it was a pastiche of the more memorable shorts from the original run. An original story would have served the movie a bit better, but I wasn't expecting that even when I saw it the first time.
It was not a big hit. It suffered from trying to have every trope they could use and every possible character- Froggy really wasn't needed, and Darla tended to overact. The kids were good, though. It was also a bit schizophrenic, as what kids in the mid 90s looked like kids from the early 30s and had all the old-fashioned stuff that made the originals so charming?
Using the He-Man Woman Haters Club was a bit silly as well, at least by this time frame. It was dated, if still funny, in the 70s and was not quite as funny in the 90s. I wish they had gone with the International Silver Screen Submarine Band instead.
"Maybe we ain't us?"