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Classical Baby: The Poetry Show
Classical Baby The Poetry Show
Director: Amy Schatz
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
NR     2008     0hr 30min

Featuring the hallmark animation of HBO Familys Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Classical Baby franchise, Classical Baby: The Poetry Show presents timeless treasures from the world of poetry, including classics by William S...  more »


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Director: Amy Schatz
Creators: Amy Schatz, Ken Eluto, Leonard Feinstein, Beth Levison, Dolores Morris, Elisabeth K. Wolfe, Elissa W. Patterson, Gina B. Legnani, Sabina Barach, Sheila Nevins
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Family Films, Music Video & Concerts, Kids & Family, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Studio: Hbo Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/15/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Educational and Tender
E. Campbell | Kalamazoo, MI | 05/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My son is two-years-old and he is not permitted to watch television. (I am a psychologist and have done research as to the correlation of ADHD and television viewing). However, I discovered The Poetry Show on HBO and recorded it for my son. He absolutely loves it. He is now able to completely recite the Owl and the Pussycat and will recite some limited Shakespeare. The children interviewed in this DVD are so sweet and cerebral. It truly inspires a parent to introduce their children to the arts at a young age. This DVD has quality animations, wonderful celebrity readings of classic poems and is an overall well-done piece. I would recommend this to anyone. I believe it spans children of all ages and captures the attention and interest of adults alike."
My 2-year old quotes Shakespeare!
W. Cornaby | USA | 05/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a fan of Classical Baby products, I worried that "Poetry" might be too advanced for my toddler. Nope. She adores it. Additionally, she re-enacts the scene on the dvd cover -- she lays on her stomach and 'reads' thick books while quoting the poetry to herself.

"Poetry" takes a difficult subject and brings it to toddler level, without watering it down. The segments are interspersed with small children who explain the poems and explain how poetry works. The animation exceeds industry standards. As an adult, I've never liked poetry, but now I'm fascinated by it. This dvd is phenomenal for both toddlers and adults. I highly recommend "Classical Baby: Poetry".
"No, No, No!"
AndieMatt | 10/29/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"My review title is a direct quote from my two-year old.

She loved the Classical Baby series so I just bought the Poetry edition without reading the reviews. Everyone in our house enjoyed the first three DVDs so much that we gave sets away as baby gifts.

The animation and choice of material in the latest edition is lovely but my daughter absolutely HATED the segments showing children talking about poetry. For that reason, the DVD really got really annoying really quickly.

I think if they'd stuck to the original format without inserting the kids, it would've been more enjoyable.

Maybe we'll have better luck next time.

Stacy Bednar | Minneapolis, MN | 04/23/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a MUST BUY item. We LOVE the Classical Baby series and this one is as good as the rest. It's poetry is sooo lovely and it's such a wonderful way to expose your little ones (my son is two) to poetry and the beauty of synchronous rhyme. It's truly lovely, I wish they'd make more! The only con I see with this item is that I wish it were longer (it's only about 20 minutes total in length)."