Available now from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment
YO GABBA GABBA!: CIRCUS
The circus is coming to town with the all-new DVD release. Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee nd Plex star in four awesome episodes incuding one never-before -seen. Don’t miss the chance to sing and dance under the big top, ride in a hot air balloon, search Gabbaland for treasure and more. Special guestsi featured in these episodes incude Weird Al Yankovic, Sarah Silverman and Fred Armisen. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Yo Gabba Gabba!: Circus is available now and sold for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
Yo Gabba Gabba!: Circus Episode Synopses:
Circus- Muno, Foofa, Brobee, Toodee and Plex help Al the Ringmaster (Weird Al Yankovic) make a circus in Gabba Land! Brobee learns to be a clown and everyone gets to perform. The episode also features Sarah Silverman.
Treasure Hunt-Two special guests (Fred Armisen and Charlyne Yi) travel to Gabbaland to search for hidden treasure. As everyone joins in the search, they all do a special dance in the secret ice cave.
Flying-Brobee and friends go on a hot air balloon ride and meet new friend Sparkles.
Fun-All the Gabba characters learn different ways to have fun, learn to eat healthy portions and how to use their bodies to dance and make music.
OUR THOUGHTS: Kieran has loved Yo Gabba Gabba! from the first time we discovered it last year. Some of the songs are so catchy, we still sing them, even several months later! I love how each episode is recapped at the end, reinforcing what was learned.
The newest YGG title from Nickelodeon is CIRCUS. The first episode in the DVD is the same as the dvd title, and I love Weird Al’s guest appearance in this episode. He is the ideal guest to have on this show, as his specialty is creating funny, silly songs! I love how each YGG fosters imaginative play. Both my husband and I agree that Yo Gabba Gabba is on of our favorite shows to watch with Kieran. Her favorite episode was “Treasure”, I think because it goes right in line with her natural intincts to explore! My favorite episode was “Flying”. Maybe it’s the retro side of me, but I love when Biz Markie makes guest appearances AND in butterfly wings! Well, that’s just plain awesome.
Available June 21st from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment
Nickelodeon: Summer Vacation
Nickelodeon: Summer Vacation is available June 21st, 2011 for retail price of $16.99.
Celebrate summer beach adventures with Dora and the Wonder Pets, new trips with Diego and Blue, and summer dance parties with Kai-lan and the Gabba Land Gang!
Summer Vacation Episode Synopses:
Dora the Explorer-“Baby Crab”: A vacation day at the beach turns into an adventure when Dora, Boots, and you need to help Baby Crab bring his shell necklace home to his mommy on Crab Island!
Go, Diego, Go!-“Panchita the Prairie Dog”: Diego and Alicia are visiting Rescue Ranch when they meet Panchita, a prairie dog who needs to find a nice grassy prairie for her family. Help Diego and Alicia save the day!
Wonder Pets!-“Save the Hermit Crab” & “Save the Dolphin”: The Wonder Pets take a break from their vacation in Cancun to help a Hermit Crab who has outgrown his shell. They they sail to Hawaii to save a young Dolphin in trouble.
Blue’s Clues-“Blue’s Big Car Trip”-Blue is going on a car trip, but where are we going? Help Joe play Blue’s Clues to figure it out while playing travel games and remembering how to stay safe in the car!
Yo Gabba Gabba!-“Summer”: Everyone in Gabba Land is singing, dancing, and celebrating summertime with outdoor activities, a pool party, and great friends!
Ni Hao, Kai-lan-“The Hula Duck Dance Party”: Everyone’s invited to the Hula Ducks’ island beach house for music and dancing games! But when Tolee feels left out, Kai-lan and friends need to figure out a new way to play!
OUR THOUGHTS: I love when Nickelodeon puts out these compilation DVD’s. It gives Kieran a great variety of quality programming and each series has it’s own strengths. I loved the Kai-lan episode the best, as it reminded me of a recent family vacation to Maui! I also loved this episode because it worked through an important problem of how to incorporate all your friends in an activity. I also think it’s great to expose young kids to foreign languages and I’m constantly amazed at how well Kieran can repeat back the new words in Dora, Diego and Kai-lan. I also love how Wonder Pets! and Yo Gabba Gabba stretches your child’s imagination. This episode of Blue’s Clues taught an important lesson of seatbelt safety. When I can use her favorite characters to reinforce my parenting, it often makes our discussions much easier!
BUY IT: Both DVD’s are currently on sale at Amazon for $12.99!
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