Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Kids & Family, Television
Genre: Television: Nickelodeon Rating: TVY Release Date: 4-AUG-2009 Media Type: DVD
Collection of Backyardigans Songs Assembled on DVD
George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 08/07/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
""The Backyardigans: Singing Sensation!" may appeal to some fans who like the show's music, but in the way of Nickelodeon DVD releases, it is nothing special. All this is, really, is a collection of approximately 20 songs from the series put together on a DVD with lyrics displayed on-screen (there is no way to turn these lyrics off.) There are some good songs on this collection, such as "A Pirate Says ARRRR," "Not An Egg Anymore" and "Go, Go, Go." However, given the vast amount of material this series has produced, there is a very good chance that your or kid's favorite song or songs might not be included on this DVD (personally, I think that songs such as the "Flying Rock Song," "Nobody's Bigger Than a Giant" and "W-IOWA" all would have been worthy of inclusion.) The songs are roughly divided into themes - such as sea songs and outer space songs.
Here is a list of the songs included-- "A Pirate Says ARRR," "Save the Day," "Sinbad the Sailor," "Ya Gotta Have Pirattitude," "Viking Song," "A Message, A Message," "On Top of the World," "We're Knights, That's Right!," "Not An Egg Anymore," "Everything is Filthy in Filthingham," "Ready for Anything," "Bad Bots," "Can't Stop the Cops," "Intergalactic Garbage Trek," "Front Page News," "Going to Mars," "Riding the Range," "Go, Go, Go," "The Yeti Stomp," "International Super Sky," and "The Lady in Pink."
Nice try, Nickelodeon, but this feels like a cheaply produced effort designed to try to lure "Backyardigans" fans. I rate it three to three-and-a-half stars for the quality of the source material only.
Closed-Captioning / Subtitles: None (There is no captioning or subtitles for the parts where the characters speak, only the on-screen lyrics.)
Special Features: None, other than promos for other Nickelodeon (formerly branded Nick Jr.) shows and, curiously, for PBSKids's "Super WHY!"
Length: Approximately 36 Minutes
Cost: Too much (but I checked it from the library, so no worries.)"
The best dvd I bought all year
J. Kasapidis | Minnesota | 09/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 2 year old loves this DVD so much its nuts! She wakes up in the morning ans asks for "pink?" which is what she calls the movie due to her favorite song "Lady in Pink". Any time I have to leave her with relatives this movie goes along with her in her bag. Others complain that its just a bunch of songs on a disk, but thats EXACTLY what I wanted. Cannot figure out why someone would buy it if they wanted a movie or episode.
This item is exactly as described, and if your tot love sthe Backyardigans music they will love this dvd!"
Amy Mcfarland | California | 02/07/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"My kids are HUGE Backyardigans fans, and we had watched commercials for this DVD for weeks. I finally gave in and purchased it. We could have easily done without it.
The details: 36 minutes long, 21 songs. Each song is only about a minute or two long. They did put the words on the bottom of the screen so parents or little ones that can read can keep up, so that was a nice touch, but otherwise this seems like kind of a goofy DVD. This is partly my fault. It says right on it: "it is simply a compilation of songs from previous episodes". I was expecting something "super cool" as my son would say, and this just isn't it.
If your little one likes to dance around to the Backyardigans songs, which granted are very cute, then this would be a good purchase. I suggest finding it used though, as $17 for 36 minutes of quickie-clips is a bit outrageous in my book."
TamTam | 09/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this for my 15 month old daughter. She loves music and stops what she is doing to dance when she hears some. She seemed to notice when the Backyardigans would come on because of the theme song, but once the show started she would lose interest just like everything else. With this DVD she watches the whole thing and has even began to sing along. It has made our trips in the car better and she seems to really like it."