KatarinaKeren | Darmstadt, Germany | 04/20/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Wow I can't believe how disappointed I was with this movie. I thought, since it was National Geographic, that it would just be educational with footage of fish. There is of course a lot of fish footage, but the music that accompanies it is so awful, I almost can't stand to listen to it. There are numerous songs about being a fish, water, etc. If it was just instrumental, that would be wonderful, but the songs trying to be catchy and hip, but the writers somehow failed and every time I hear another song come on, I cringe. There is an animated globe named Spin that has some really lame jokes, but also some educational narration. I guess my 20 month old son enjoys the movie ok, but usually gets bored after 15 minutes. I should have gotten something else, this just was not really what I was looking for."
Educational and Entertaining!
M. Russell | North Africa | 01/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this for my twin 4 year olds and my 2 year old... they were captivated and so was I! Great for kids of all ages - funny, and fun, and yet gives a ton of Deep Sea info. I highly recommend it."
Kids Love It
Laura K. Runkle | 10/02/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Kids really seem to enjoy this one. As a foster parent, I see that a lot of the kids that come into my home lack the ability to sit and concentrate on anything. But this video seems to hold the attention of most of them. I've had a couple boys that were more interested in going out to play soccer in the yard than to watch television, but for the rest: they loved it. They sat with rapt attention. The sea creatures ares so colorful and different and the video throws in scenes that makes them laugh. For example, there is one scene where a big waves splashes a man and when the waves pulls away you can see him tugging his shorts up and you see just the tiniest bit of his [...] and the kids think that is so funny ('cause that sort of thing happens to every kids once in a while and they can relate). The video shows such interesting creatures that it really opens up a whole new world to many children - a world hey never knew existed. Also, the songs in the movie are really catchy."
Really Wild about this DVD
Mermaid | The Atlantic Ocean | 07/09/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 6 year old daughter checked this DVD out at our local library and has watched it four times in the past 24 hours already! Her 2 year old sister enjoys it as well!
The comments other reviewers have made about the music is sort of true. They remind me of early 90's music, but I find myself liking them. My 6 year old likes to listen to the intro over and over again because she likes the song - as cheesy as it is. And all that matters is that the kids like it, right?
I haven't had a chance to watch the DVD, but I've listened through the whole thing. It's educational and highlights facts in a way that young children can comprehend it. I highly recommend the DVD and hope to find other Really Wild Animal DVDs at our library. If I can't find any there, I will likely buy the 4 set DVD collection from Amazon.
My daughter's complaint is that it's too short! She wishes it were longer and she's not the type that likes to sit still for any long period of time!"