Blue?s Clues "Blue?s Biggest Stories" will be a special compilation of 8 Blue?s Clues episodes. This release, celebrating the best moments of Blue?s Clues/Blue?s Room, will tie into the on-air 10th Anniversary event. The e... more »pisodes that will appear on this title are a combination of some of the best Blue?s Clues episodes that capture special moments in Blue?s life and in a child?s life. The DVD will include 8 episodes, each approximately 24 minutes in length. This title will be on a DVD-9. This release will include one episode never-before-released on DVD.« less
Nicole M. from LAKELAND, FL Reviewed on 11/13/2009...
My daughter loves it. Watches it over and over.
Only One New Story, But Still a Cool DVD
George Buttner | Dayton, Ohio United States | 10/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Blue's Biggest Stories" is a compilation DVD release designed to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the program. It contains a mix of Steve and Joe "Blue's Clues" stories and a bit of "Blue's Room" as well.
"Magenta Gets Glasses" is the only episode on here that hasn't been released before on DVD. It's a pretty neat story. In this one, Blue's best friend Magenta learns that she has to get glasses. She's nervous both about getting them and then about wearing them, but with our help, Steve, Blue and her owner Miranda help her to get over her fears.
This DVD comes with "Blue's Memory Photos" --- a brief photo album of some major moments from the series. It also comes with a couple of "Blue's Room" short-segments that are actually pretty good. Also included inside is a note from show creators Angela C. Santomero and Traci Paige Johnson.
The other episodes included on this DVD are as follows:
In this Steve episode, it's Blue's birthday. We arrived early, so we help get things set up. We also skidoo with Steve to find a present for Blue. And we play Blue's Clues to find out what Blue wants for her birthday.
In another major Steve episode, the characters go on a treasure hunt. Content from this was used for one of the "Blue's Clues" albums, so it's a pretty important episode.
"Blue's Pajama Party"
Blue's first-ever sleepover! We play Blue's Clues with Steve to find out what Blue wants to do tonight.
"Steve Goes to College"
Definitely an important episode. This ep is the final episode in the "Meet Joe" arc. Joe takes over hosting duties for the show and Steve goes away to "college."
"Blue Takes You to School"
Actually, I don't really think too much of this. The pacing is too fast-paced and rushed and it doesn't really seem to work. The idea of this one though is that the viewers, Blue and Joe are helping Periwinkle out as he goes to school for the first time.
"The Legend of the Blue Puppy"
Whether you like "Blue's Room" or not, this is definitely a major one. This is the episode in which Blue learns of her legend and searches for a special key to unlock her greatest gift --- her playroom. Once she finds it, she enters Blue's Room for the first time and talks.
"Blue's Room Snacktime Play Date"
You know, "Blue's Room" has actually become a pretty good show, but this pilot episode does not do it justice. They're trying to introduce every character and the pacing is just really slow and boring. This episode is practically unwatchable and the only good thing about it is the reading of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." Avoid.
Overall, "Blue's Clues" fans will probably be interested in this tenth anniversary collection. However, if you already have all these episodes on DVD or your own tapes, there may not be much for you here."
An excellent collection of past Blue's Clues episodes
Sunshine | Oklahoma USA | 09/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Both of my boys (age 4 and 16 mos.) are big Blue's Clues fans. This DVD has some of their favorites all together in one place. It includes: 1. Blue's Birthday (my first son's all-time favorite) 2. Treasure Hunt 3. Blue's Pajama Party 4. Magenta Gets Glasses 5. Steve Goes to College (introduces Joe, the second host) 6. Blue Takes you to School 7. The Legend of the Blue Puppy 8. Blue's Room Snacktime Play Date (we are not a big fan of Blue's Room, but at least there is only one episode here)
This is a great value for the $$ and an excellent introduction for new Blue's Clue's fans!"
At least half good, but why no SEASON sets?
Jeffrey M. Bailey | Richmond, Virginia United States | 04/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hey, I'm not going to start a Steve vs. Joe argument, but I just think that many of the early shows are classics and many of the later ones aren't. This disc illustrates my point well. However, the later shows have the disadvantage of being compared to the earlier ones, although they are still better than half the kids shows on now. My 7-year old son learned so much from BC, and it continues to educate. In fact there are several kids shows out there that have based their "interactive" format on this show (Little Einsteins, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, etc). Maybe it's because I've been watching it so long (now with twin 2-year old daughters who love it also) that I see it wearing thin. With the 10th anniversary having come and gone, WHY haven't these episodes been released in season box sets? Has anyone heard if this is planned? It would make more sense than single discs... I still love BC, and I appreciate all the enjoyment it has given my kids and myself."
Steve AND Joe episodes
Karen Post | Westminster, CO | 11/07/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Blue's Clues is an award-winning animated TV series where a human actor interacts with an animated blue puppy named Blue and various other animated characters to play a detective-style game (Blue's Clues). In the game, the human (Steve or Joe, depending on the season) tries to figure out what Blue is trying to tell him by finding a series of three clues and reasoning out their meaning. This is a viewer participation encouraged show, where Steve/Joe asks for YOUR help in finding the clues, solving puzzles and figuring out what Blue wants.
This DVD is a mix of Steve and Joe episodes--I like that this one has Steve episodes in a row and then a transitional one and then Joe episode(s). One of the other DVDs alternates Steve, Joe, Steve, Joe--which tends to confuse my toddler who's most familiar with Steve.
Episodes: 1)Blue's Birthday: a sweet episode--Steve even helps YOU give Blue a gift, a stuffed dog that shows up in later episodes and turns out to be "key" to the spin-off show "Blue's Room". 2)Treasure Hunt: a fun and creative episode, complete with a treasure map and a guest appearance by Steve's grandma! 3)Blue's Pajama Party: a good pre-bedtime episode, this one takes place at night so Steve spends the whole time trying not to fall asleep; ends with a bedtime story. 4) Magenta Gets Glasses: Features Miranda, Magenta's owner. Steve and Miranda are shy around each other--how cute! Apparently, this episode was not aired on TV. 5) Steve Goes to College: Transitional episode from Steve to Joe, Steve's little brother. Steve says goodbye and even calls YOU from college. Joe's all moved into the house to live with Blue and take over playing Blue's Clues. This episode is a bit emotional even though they try to keep it upbeat and you may have to explain around it if you watch other Steve episodes later...maybe Steve's home on Summer Break or something.... 6) Blue Takes You To School: a Joe and Blue episode. It's Perriwinkle the Cat's first day of School so Blue shows her the ropes. ---- 7) The Legend of the Blue Puppy: instead of playing Blue's Clues, Joe and Blue get a visit from Moona, the moon fairy, who tells a legend about when Blue was born (under a blue moon, of course) and shows Blue how to get to Blue's magical play Room. This is the introductory episode into Blue's Room. Blue's Room is a spin-off series with Blue as a talking muppet-esque puppet. Either you like these or you don't; they are very different from Blue's Clues. 8) Blue's Room Snacktime Play Date: another Blue's Room short. My toddler doesn't like Blue's Room, so we didn't watch this one.
Not all of the Blue's Clues episodes are out on DVD and the DVD releases group the episodes by themes rather than seasons. Of the choices, this is one of the better mix of episodes--they aren't too similar, there are some Steve and some Joe episodes and a nice mix of auxiliary characters. With 6 Blue's Clues episodes and 2 Blue's Room shorts, this DVD is lengthy enough to spread out over a few days."
BEST INVESTMENT IVE MADE!
Mira | 02/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 2 yr old son has never, EVER sat down and watched the TV for more than 30 sec. I put this on and he gets SO excited! He starts dancing around yelling "BOO!BOO!" Which is "Blue". Im definately ordering more Blue movies for him, as they teach him tons of new things and give me a "Mom" break for awhile :0). Also you absolutely CANNOT beat the price. There are 8 episodes, more than any kids DVD Ive seen. Two have the "Blues Room", which he doesnt like as much as the regular show, but he'll watch it. And there are 6 other "normal" Blues Clues shows so......Best investment Ive ever made!"