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Actor: Milkshake
Director: Milkshake
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
G     2008     0hr 42min

Milkshake s first DVD release is a kaleidoscopic mix of live-action, animations and playful interviews with the band, along with two videos originally created for PBS KIDS. Bonus tracks feature live concert footage of Milk...  more »


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Actor: Milkshake
Director: Milkshake
Genres: Kids & Family, Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Music & Arts, Pop
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 42min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Fun, funny and very engaging collection of children's music
G. Alexander | Baltimore, Maryland | 01/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is a collection of videos accompanying the melodic songs of the well-known and beloved children's music band, Milkshake. All of the tunes represent Milkshake's aesthetic, which focuses on witty and thoughtful lyrics and very hummable tunes with memorable choruses that are far more rockin' (albeit in a gentle way) than the genre's usual simple ditties accompanied only by acoustic guitar strumming. While the music appropriately focuses on the warm and heartfelt vocals of lead singer and main songwriter Lisa Matthews, the multi-instrumentalist band members all make strong contributions to vocal and musical arrangements as well as adding lots of harmonies and backing support. The videos are really fun, with the band members all participating in different settings, as in one instance where they dress up as pirates on a ship. Also, the videos are interspersed with clips of the band clowning around backstage before a concert, thereby adding intimacy and allowing a young viewer to feel that he or she has a personal connection with the band. At a Milkshake concert which I attended, it was also clear that the parents were enjoying the music as much as their dancing children. As to the reviewer who awarded this DVD only one star, while she is certainly entitled to her opinion and I regret that she was disappointed, I have to confess to puzzlement as to why an 11 MONTH old baby is already watching lots of television, be it music videos or otherwise. To me, the better age range for kids would be from 18 (or 24) months up to about 8 years old, give or take. Overall, highly recommended."
Best kids music out there!
A. J. Alper | Baltimore, MD United States | 01/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"By far the best kids music out there and the adults love it too! The videos are creative and fun and full of action!
My kids can't get enough of Milkshake! I highly recommend this and the Milkshake cds."
Good Music and Videos for Musical Ears and Discerning Eyes.
Man of LaMoocha | America | 01/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What's great about this collection of Milkshake Videos of their songs is that:
a) The Music is well-written: It has musicality. And as listeners of their children's music often find out, this isn't always the case with "kid's music". I mean, the arrangement in "Imagination Nation" for example sounds Beatle-ish in their more experimental period with the great vocal harmonies. And the video that goes with that particular song is trippy! All their songs contain lyrics that are Positive and Warm while not being condescending and cover a wide range of concerns, emotions and interests of kids. I dare the adults to try and Not sing along after a few plays of this DVD.
b) The Videos are all great, with a combination of fun live-action accompaniment by the band on various escapades and playfulness along with concert footage in some, and great animation in a few others.

Production value is high. I strongly recommend this, as it is heads and tails above most other kids music entertainment out there.

Buy this!"
Great kiddy music
Gentle Reader | USA | 11/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My three year old loves, loves, loves this dvd (and the Milkshake CDs), and I can stand it too! Very catchy tunes, fun videos, all around excellent."