Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Backyardigans - Polka Palace Party|
Actors: Sean Curley, LaShawn Jefferies, Jonah Bobo, Naelee Rae, Reginald Davis Jr.
Director: Donald Kim
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Get your toes a-tapping in the Wild West ? and on a High Tea adventure ? with The Backyardigans. Yip-yip-yip and pip-pip-cheerio!
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Michelle H. from SULPHUR, LA
Reviewed on 9/20/2009...
A great children's DVD!!
Not the best one to get for your first Backyardigan purchase
Amanda Richards | Georgetown, Guyana | 02/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the third DVD of the series, and contains another four adventures of the five colorful friends known as the Backyardigans.
Polka Palace Party introduces kids to four new genres of music. The songs in the four adventures are themed to Polka, Irish folk music, Gilbert & Sullivan and Rockabilly.
Unfortunately, the grouping in this DVD puts the two slower musical themes back to back, and between "High Tea" with its Irish theme and "The Heart of the Jungle" based on the music of Gilbert & Sullivan, my son lost interest and barely glanced at "Viking Voyage".
Because of this, I am forced to watch Polka Palace Party repeatedly, as nobody wants to go any further.
Not the best one to get for a first purchase, but still worth a look.
Amanda Richards, February 5, 2006"
Not one of the best Backyardigans collection
C. Floyd | Florida | 07/04/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I don't know why some reviewers...or one reviewer is complaining about the quality, especially after admitting they have a cheap DVD player, which is probably the real problem. I've either bought outright, or borrowed from the library, each Backyardigans DVD and have never had any problems, even with the "been around the block" library ones.
The main cartoon episode on this DVD is Polka Palace Party. This episode revisits the characters as cowboys, and brings back Sherman the Worm from the Tarzan episode. This show is pretty cute, but not one of the most memorable.
The other cartoon on here is the high tea episode. I thought it was one of the poorest ones I've seen, not making much sense. When I think "High Tea", that's a British term, and yet they're going to see a Chinese Emperoress, although I understand tea is a very important thing in Asia as well, as that is where tea originated from. But overall this episode certainly didn't hold my interest, nor that of my son, and we like the Backyardigans.
The ONLY reason I would recommend this one is because of the Viking Episode. My son LOVES this one. My son wants me to sing him the "Hush Little Mermaid" song everytime he gets in the tub or bed. I love Pablo in the viking helmet, looking to discover a new land.
What it comes down to is, look at all the available DVDs, and if your child has absolute favorite episodes, just get them that particular DVD; for the rest, try your local library, then you'll know if you like it BEFORE spending your money and being disappointed."
Backyardigans Good / DVD Quality Not-so-Good
RoyMoose1795 | Dearborn Heights, Michigan | 02/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I love watching the Backyardigans, so I purchased this DVD. In each of the four episodes, the color of the characters is distorted, making it hard to watch. Uniqua and Austin appear dark red. Tasha appears as light green, and the white areas on Pablo also appear green. It is very distracting."