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Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever!
Richard Scarry's Best Busy People Video Ever
Actors: Lacey Chabert, Eliza Harris, Alison Hashmall, Agnes Herrmann, Alexander C. Iwachiw
Director: Tony Eastman
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
NR     2002     0hr 30min

Huckle, Lowly Worm, and rest of the schoolchildren are inspired by their teacher's discussion about different kinds of occupations and what people in those fields do all day. The kids run to the schoolyard for some make-be...  more »

     
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Actors: Lacey Chabert, Eliza Harris, Alison Hashmall, Agnes Herrmann, Alexander C. Iwachiw
Director: Tony Eastman
Creators: Christine Martin, David Campbell, David Martin, Jack Spillum, Jim Jinkins, Ellen Weiss, Richard Scarry
Genres: Kids & Family, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, 3-6 Years, Family Films, Television, Animation
Studio: Sony Wonder (Video)
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 08/13/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1993
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 0hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 10
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A Good Video for small fry
Pam Tee | 06/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What I like about this video is the diversity of careers that it shows. Besides doctor, police and fire people --which are very predictable-- the video demonstrates that it is possible to make a living by being a grocer, pilot, farmers, builder, plumber, painter, or even travel agent.

What my 3 and 1 year olds like about it are the songs, the neat characters like Huckle the cat and Henrietta Hippo, and the silly situations that Richard Scarry is renown for. In one part, the baker (Able Baker Charlie) mixes in too much yeast into his dough and the situation quickly escalates into total mayhem in the bakery.

All in all, if I were to sum this video up I would say that it is downright fun as well as educational.

Pam T~"
It's a wonderful busy world
Stefanie N | Schuyler, VA | 09/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Richard Scarry has created a world of variety, humor and niceness. His videos and books are richly detailed at the same time that the images' linear quality is rather spare, the colors simple. I mention the amount of detail because it may be over-whelming for very young kids. Our son could not really watch it until he was about 1-year old. In what amounts to a lot of mini-episodes the students in Miss Honey's class (children who are actually all different animals) dream of what they will do when they grow up. The video is one of Richard Scarry's that could appeal to a pre-talking child as many of the jobs are of a very visual nature--baker, truckdriver, firefighter, etc. A lot of information is packed into very short segments, but done in a humorous and enjoyable manner. Pacing is perfect for the very young. If you have never seen a Richard Scarry book or video you are in for a treat. He has really created a tangible, sweet world. I wonder if I am the only one that has compared it to the Andy Griffith show. Both paint the world as a welcoming place where people treat each other with respect and kindness. And who wouldn't want to live in a place whose buildings are human scale and which boasts an elementary school with a dramatic clocktower?"
Delightful & democratic musical look at careers
Pam Tee | 03/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a captivating and delightful video for young children! The artwork is adorable without being precious. The music is lilting and catchy, with clever lyrics. The video cheerfully presents the many different kinds of jobs that are necessary to keep our "busy world" going - showing grand careers like doctor and architect, as well as less glamorous ones, like electrician and ditch-digger. All of the jobs are treated with matter-of-fact respect, with the underlying message being that everyone's contribution to society is worthwhile and important. Almost every child will see a job that he/she can identify with (except, interestingly, lawyer and stay-at-home mom, both roles that I have filled in my life!). Another plus is the video's complete lack of stereotype. Animals of all colors and sizes play the characters, and there is no stereotyping of gender roles (for example, Rhonda want to become a truck driver while Freddy wants to be a baker). Best of all, it is a video that you can watch with your child and enjoy each time."
Fun to watch, catchy tunes, cute sequences
Stefanie N | 04/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Our two-year-old loves this video. He wants to watch it several times a day (we permit one or maybe two viewings). This is the only video we have that our son watches without being in a trance....he is singing along, shouting out his favorite lines, and laughing. This is a nice gentle video for young toddlers to watch. There's action, but it's not face-paced or violent. Richard Scarry's characters are so engaging and humorous. Mr. Frumble's not in this one, but Huckle and Lowly Worm are. It's great fun. Other adults (parents, grandparents, and childless people) who've watched it with us get a kick out of it, too...it's not annoying (and believe me, we see it quite often!). We've seen one other of the Random House Richard Scarry videos....the Best Counting Video Ever. That one's good too (but not as loveable as Busy People). There's another production company that makes Richard Scarry videos, but those aren't as good for young toddlers as the Random House videos (IMHO). One thing we appreciate about this video -- at least the version we have, there are no previews at the beginning of the tape. :-) So you don't have to sit through a bunch of commercials before getting to the good stuff. There are a few previews at the end, but they're short and kind of fun (there's one for the Best ABC Video Ever that has helped my son learn his alphabet)."