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|Disney's Little Einsteins - The Legend of the Golden Pyramid|
Actors: Piers Stubbs, Erica Huang, Aiden Pompey, Jesse Schwartz, Natalia Wojcik
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Are you hot on the trail of the coolest adventures under the sun? The sky's the limit with DISNEY'S LITTLE EINSTEINS?. Join Rocket, Leo, June, Quincy and Annie on a daring trek across the Egyptian desert. Their quest: to f... more »
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Candi W. (Candi) from COLUMBUS, WI
Reviewed on 7/3/2011...
Gret movie that my 3 yr old can't get enough of.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
What's not to like?
Julie Neal | Sanibel Island, Fla. | 03/21/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
""That's an obelisk!" "We have to find those dragon kites!" "The big red balloon can't fly high enough to get over Coit Tower!" The four "Little Einsteins" kids travel to Egypt, China and San Francisco on this DVD, which groups together two episodes of the popular Disney Channel preschooler series with a third episode never shown on television. As always, the episodes include serious works of art and classical music.
In "The Legend of the Golden Pyramid," the kids -- Annie, June, Leo and Quincy -- take off to Egypt, where they travel through the desert, down the Nile and to the Sphinx. They eventually find a pyramid that contains a golden harp, where they have a dance party with the ancient hieroglyphics inside. The featured music is "Hungarian Dance No. 5" by Johannes Brahms.
"The Dragon Kite" sends the curious crew to China, where they help track down friends of a Little Dragon Kite and then join the big Dragon Kite Parade. This show introduces little paste-eaters to paintings by Zhou Shen, Cai Jia, Zhang Lu and Chou Ying as well as the music of Edvard Grieg ("Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1: In the Hall of the Mountain King").
The new episode, "Annie and the Little Toy Plane" is set in San Francisco. As the gang, and the plane, tries to rescue a helicopter, viewers learn about Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge. It's got Keith Haring's "Untitled, 1988" and Mozart's "Symphony No. 40."
There's also a bonus feature, "Where's Froggy's Family?" This one is snooze city for parents, but kids may like it. Using his or her television remote like a video-game controller, a viewer joins Leo for a globe-trotting (yet snail-paced) interactive journey that helps a frog return to his home.
If you're new to the "Little Einsteins" series, think of it as the best intentions of National Geographic, Sesame Street and the National Endowment for the Arts combined with an animation budget of, oh, maybe a dollar.
Still, what's not to like? The four kids are cute (their heads are as big as their bodies), all the messages are positive, the art and music are handled just right for a preschool mind, and the shows never talk down to kids."
K. Farnsworth | Leiderdorp, Holland Europe | 03/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 2 yr old daughter has been watching the Einstein movies (baby&little) since she was born. We just got this and the second she saw it come in the mail she was running around the house excited, not able to wait for her 5 yr old brother to get home to watch it. She has all the Little Eistein movies except for the one that has the ones from the tv show. She watches them almost everyday and loves when she gets a new one. These are great movies for little kids to learn. She has be larger vocabulary then most 2 yr olds. Little Einstein is a great way for children to learn about a variety of things before they start school."
Native Trekker | PA | 03/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This LE video (The Legend of the Golden Pyramid) entertains my three year old daughter. She hears the same classical music compositions on the radio and correctly associates them with those on the DVD. While there is nothing spectacular about this video series, it is among the better choices available for home entertainment."