Last time, I first covered Dingo Pictures, the infamous Disney knock-off studio based in Germany, by covering Son of the Lion King, which was a very blatant knock-off of Disney's 1994 classic The Lion King. The 1990s was a time when Dingo Pictures released all of their films. This time, I'm going to cover what I would call the worst film ever made by this studio. That particular film is a knock-off of Disney's 1970 classic Bedknobs & Broomsticks. That film is known as Animal Soccer World. The film was released in a rather failed attempt to cash-in on the home video release of the aforementioned Disney movie. I used to have Bedknobs & Broomsticks on VHS when I was a kid, and I thought that it was a pretty decent Disney film.
Animal Soccer World removes almost all of the elements of Bedknobs & Broomsticks, particularly the sequences with the main human characters discovering and having adventures on a magical bed, and instead focuses more on the animated animal soccer competition, which was the highlight of Bedknobs & Broomsticks.
Like all of the knock-offs that Dingo Pictures had made, Animal Soccer World features horrible, very low-budget animation, lifeless voice acting and dialogue, and crappy character designs, compared to the cover art that you see above. The film's English dub was only released in England as a video game for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2, with the PS2 version being distributed by knock-off video game company Phoenix Games. As I had stated in my article for Son of the Lion King, the only video game segments were the coloring pages and the puzzle segments. For the film's English dub, an unknown Dutch actor voiced every single character, and his accent is kinda goofy, the acting is rather lifeless and dull, and the dialogue is kinda annoying. The voice actor in Animal Soccer World is also one of the many reasons why Dingo Pictures was so infamous. If you want to see how horrible the darn thing is, watch the clip below and you'll see why (WARNING: the stock music is so over-looped that it can get really, really annoying!).....
How do I recommend Animal Soccer World? If you're a huge Disney fan, and favor the classic, higher-budgeted animation typical of Disney, there's no need to put Animal Soccer World in your collection to extend your interests out even further. But, if you're into rather low-budget, amateurish, early Mike Judge-style animation, then, yes, I'll recommend Animal Soccer World to you.