A DVD which may as well be a VHS tape
F. Saitowitz | California, USA | 10/14/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Barney is always great and a big hit with my daughter. However, I would not recommend this particular DVD, if you buy DVD's due to the many wonderful features, such as playing just the songs, skipping adverts and going directly to certain chapters. This DVD has none of these features, so you may as well buy the VHS version. It has some wonderful songs, and is fairly entertaining, however, I would not buy it again, and now make sure that the DVD's I purchase allow us to play just the songs, or select certain chapters. Usually my 17 month old gets bored with the dialogue and wants only to see the songs. If they revamped the DVD, it would probably get 5 stars."
C. Seshadri | Dallas, TX United States | 10/17/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It took a while for my 2.5 yr old to like this DVD. It's more educational for slightly older kids than some of Barney's other works which are simple & musical. There are several familiar songs but the basic concept for this DVD is "methods of transportation". Colours are vividly portrayed as well as graphics which is nice to see. Either way your child may like this. Worth a try!"
Fun with Wheels!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My son got this for his 2nd birthday, and asks to watch it all the time! He loves wheels and things that go round, so this is perfect! In no time at all, he has learned the songs and sings along. He really likes the story line, and enjoys all the different things that Mr. Wheelie has that use wheels. This is one that never leaves the DVD player. Only wish is that it had a menu so that you could skip the promos - we Fast Forward through them."
No Fast Forward???
R. Thompson | 12/23/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, like others have already said, my kids love Barney. To be honest, I've enjoyed watching previous Barney DVD's myself as the songs are catchy and fun and I think generally there are some good things in there for kids. But I have to say that I am extremely disappointed with this DVD. I guess the producers thought it would be cute to take away the ability to do anything but play the DVD. Any attempt to fast forward or skip simply starts the DVD back at the beginning, effectively forcing you to sit through all of the previews and advertisements in order to get to the actual Barney episode. IMO, this is bordering on arrogance. Well, so sorry to the producers of Barney, but you don't decide what I watch. And you certainly don't decide what my kids will watch. I'll not have you shoving your advertising down my throat or theirs. This will be the last Barney DVD you ever sell to my family.
Your former customer.
BTW, Nice marketing strategy!