Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Backyardigans - The Legend of the Volcano Sisters|
Actors: Jonah Bobo, Sean Curley, LaShawn Jefferies, Naelee Rae, Reginald Davis Jr.
Director: Donald Kim
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Play along with Tyrone, Tasha, Uniqua, Pablo and Austin as they transform the backyard into amazing adventures! Journey to a far off land with the Luau Brothers to visit the Volcano Sisters in this exciting new adventure f... more »
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Another Great Backyardigans DVD!
Janet Boyer | Pennsylvania | 03/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My son has four Backyardigans videos, the Mission to Mars DVD, and two CD's. We just bought The Legend of the Volcano Sisters a few weeks ago, and, needless to say, this HAS to be one of his favorites!
He has played this DVD over and over again--often singing the songs to himself even when the DVD is off! Speaking of songs, if you love the catchy, clever songs spanning oodles of music styles in this DVD, you'll love both of the Backyardigans CDs. The newest one is Groove to the Music, but it only features one song found on The Legend of the Volcano Sisters DVD: Track 15 "We'll Get You What You Want" featured in the episode of the same name.
Here is a brief synopsis of all four episodes as found on the back of the case:
* The Legend of the Volcano Sisters - The tarantella plays as legendary Luau Brothers Pablo, Tyrone, and Austin try to appease Volcano Sisters Tasha and Uniqua so their volcano doesn't erupt and ruin the big luau! (If you have a little princess in the family--on even "The Queen"!--you'll get a chuckle out of this episode, where the gals never say what they want...but expect the guys to guess!)
* The Swamp Creature - Sixties guitar music rocks the boat as Tour Guides Uniqua and Pablo lure in customers Tasha and Austin with promises of the Swamp Creature. Little do they know, Swamp Creature Tyrone actually exists! (In this funny episode, Uniqua and Pablo try to shyster customers into believing that there's a Swamp Monster--are are surprised to find there actually IS one in the swamp!)
* Horsing Around - Giddy-up to Klezmer music as Cowgirl Uniqua and Jockey Pablo race to find out who's the best horse rider in the west. You won't believe the winner... (Very cute--with a surprise winner!)
* Special Delivery - The Do-Gooders, a tough but good biker gang, rev up to Norteno music to bring a missing mailbag--and their Valentine's Day cards--to nervous Mailman Tyrone!
Because of the last episode, this makes a particularly good DVD for a Valentine's Day gift--but it can be enjoyed anytime!
There aren't many special features, unfortunately--only a Wonder Pets! sneak peek and a Secret Agent dance along. They don't even include a full-size poster like the one included in the Mission to Mars DVD.
Still, you can't beat this 99 minute DVD when it comes to cleverness, musical variety, colorful characters, and great storytelling!"
More totally awesome musical adventures
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 02/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Backyardigans are back with more exciting adventures from Season Two of their television series, and as usual there are four wildly imaginative episodes, each with four catchy songs set to the beat of a special music genre.
This DVD contains the following episodes:
The Legend of the Volcano Sisters - The Volcano Sisters (Uniqua and Tasha) demand a gift from the Luau Brothers (Tyrone, Pablo and Austin), failing which they will literally blow their top, thereby ruining the Brothers' party. The Brothers use their strength, speed and wisdom to make sure the Sisters get exactly what they want.
(Music genre: Tarantella)
The Swamp Creature - Uniqua and Pablo are tour guides in an icky, smelly swamp, and convince tourists Austin and Tasha to take the tour, under the pretext of showing them the swamp monster. Unbeknownst to the sneaky entrepreneurs, there really is a swamp monster, who eventually manages to track them down.
(Music genre: Sixties guitar)
Horsing Around - A big race is on between a cowgirl (Uniqua) and a jockey (Pablo) to find the fastest horse rider in the west. Austin announces the race, which also includes a most unlikely racer (Tyrone) on a most unlikely steed named Molasses.
(Music genre: Klezmer)
Special Delivery - A tough group of bikers (Tasha, Uniqua and Pablo) known as the Do-Gooders, come into contact with a nervous mailman (Tyrone) who thinks that they're after the mail. The stakes are high, as there are Valentine's Day cards that need delivering.
(Music genre: Norteno)
The best episode is "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters", and there are also some fun special features, including a dance-along number.
Fans should note that the next DVD "Movers and Shakers" is due out in May 2007.
Amanda Richards, February 27, 2007
The Backyardigans - Movers & Shakers"
Father of 3 Boys | Arlington, TX | 03/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"My 3 year old and 18 month old love the Backyardigans. It's one of the few shows out there I can watch over and over with them and not be worn down like other kids shows. We own most of the DVD's and catch the rest every day on Nick Jr & Noggin. The series is great at teaching social behavior with others. I wish these were around when my 9 year old was younger. I think he would have benefitted from viewing these.
About The Legend of The Volcano Sisters: I really didn't think the episodes were as good as some of the others, but after I've watched the DVD about 20 times since I've bought it 3 weeks ago, it has grown on me. I haven't seen any of these episodes prior to purchase. None of these episodes stand up against prior episodes. I'd have to say this particular DVD is just average. Usually the songs are great. Each episode has 3 or 4 good songs that will stick in your head. Not so much here. Still entertaining, but if you haven't been exposed to the Backyardigans, try one of the earlier DVD's before getting this one. That being said, I don't regret the purchase and it's the one my kids ask for constantly.
One thing I like on the Backyardigans DVD's is that all 4 episodes play over and over. At the end of the 4th episode, it'll go back to the main menu and restart after a minute.
There are extras I haven't watched: A Wonder Pets! Sneak Peek and a "Secret Agent" dance along (earlier Episode not on this DVD)."
We Know What We Want! We Know What We Don't Want! So Get Us
George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 02/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
""The Backyardigans" at at it again with another DVD filled with wonderful episodes, including a special DVD-premiere episode.
We've reached the second season of the show and it's just as entertaining and fun as ever, if not more so. Plus, it has something to teach you, if that strikes your fancy. The "flagship" episode for this DVD is "The Legend of the Volcano Sisters." The Volcano Sisters are Uniqua and Tasha. They live inside a Hawaiian volcano and they are mad! They want something, but won't tell what it is. They've summoned the Luau Brothers (Pablo, Tyrone and Austin) to get it and if those three can't find it in time --- huka pele! The Volcano Sisters declare that they'll cause the volcano to erupt, spoiling the luau that the Luau Brothers had planned. But just what could they get that would be awesome enough to satisfy these two? Austin thinks he knows, but Tyrone and Pablo have other, grander ideas.[
"Horsing Around" is exclusive to this DVD, at least for the time being. Uniqua and Pablo are racing horses, trying to outdo each other and prove who's the better rider. They decide to have a race to the Mississippi River, which Austin will announce. To their surprise, Tyrone joins the race, riding a tired, old donkey named Burro.
Also on this DVD are "The Swamp Creature" and "Special Delivery." "Special Delivery" aired on Valentine's Day on Nick Jr., around the same time as the release of this DVD. This one is a lot of fun --- it features "The Do-Gooders," a rough, tough, good motorcycle gang. And in "The Swamp Creature," Uniqua and Pablo are tour guides who try to trick Tasha and Austin into believing that there's a swamp creature, not realizing there really is one.
This DVD comes with two special features. Uniqua does a dance-along to an instrumental version of the song "Secret Agent," from a first-season episode. Also included is a two-minute sneak-peek at the "Wonder Pets!" (wonderful show) episode "Save the Blowfish!""