This animal-focused edition begins with the Tubbies one by one coming upon a stuffed lamb. Much tubby-style discussion ensues ("Ittle wamb sad.") when not even Po's scooter or Dipsy's cowhide hat cheer up the poor sheep... more ». After a happy ending, they meet a butterfly and, later, a stuffed terrier puppy in those verdant fields behind their bunker. Meanwhile, British preschoolers feed penguins, play with puppies, and learn about baby swans in the TV segments on the tubby tummies. All of this animal exploration makes the baby in the sky happy and sends the tubbies into giggle fits. And parents know that, inexplicably, when Teletubbies laugh, so do ages 1 to 4. There may not be a lot of hardcore academics here, but there are 72 minutes of innocent fun for the kids and peace for Mom and Dad, except for that giggling. --Kimberly Heinrichs« less
"This is the least watched Teletubbie video in our house. However, it's my favorite out of all of them. I'm not sure why my kids haven't really gotten 'into' it. Each little segment is about animals- a dog, a lamb and more. The Teletubbies sing about Mary and her little lamb, and more. I think the penguin part is fantastic.Although the whole video is about animals, it is broken down into little segments that make it easier to reach a 'good stopping point' for children, so the option is there to only watch a short segment of it. I use this video (and all others and TV) as a time for my kids to wind down at the end of the day or just prior to nap. A short time to just sit and turn off their brains for a few minutes. I know about the controversy surrounding the Teletubbies, but I just refuse to believe that this video teaching anything bad. It's a cute video with cute little Teletubbies who are sweet and caring and gentle with animals and each other."
Mommy Karin | Concord, CA USA | 09/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My 18 month daughter was captivated by this video. She is a big Teletubbies fan, and she absolutely loves animals, so it doesn't get much better than this for her. It's very cute."
A good DVD for the price
Twinmom | Wisconsin | 09/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Teletubbies don't do much for me but I have 2 year old twin boys who like them and they really like this DVD. It doesn't hurt that both are into animals right now but there just seems to be a lot of content on this disc for the money.
My only gripe is that they could have broken it into smaller chapters to make it easier to jump to favorite scenes, but that's a very minor irritant.
The digital picture is great and the ability to use some of the DVD players features (like looping through a favorite segment) is very handy too. If you have a DVD player spend the extra few dollars and get the DVD version instead of the VHS. I think there's enough extra content to justify the relativelt small difference in price."
Teletubbies for infants
Steph | Mid West City Oklahoma | 02/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watch Public Television every morning with my 9 month old, and have been watching teletubbies and sesame street with her since she was 2 months old.She loves the teletubbies, and I think people should know that children much younger than 1 year will be interested in these shows.She is most intrigued by the sun-baby, which of course at about 5 or 6 months infants become fascinated with other babies, she squeals and waves everytime that Baby comes into view and right now she watches the whole 30 minute show, waiting for that baby or other small children to appear.She recognizes the teletubbies, we bought her a La La doll, which says La La, Hello, Uh oh, etc., which she absolutely loves. I was given a teletubby video by a relative, and I can get house work done whenever I put that video in. The advertisements are being conservative when they tell the customer that these videos are for 1 year and up. These videos are very interesting and stimulating to infants under a year old as well."
For self-inflicted pain, this is a lesser pain.
william b stanton | Orem, Utah United States | 03/13/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The best Teletubbies I have seen so far. 5 stars for 1 to 3 year olds, not if you are looking for quality drama or action. If your kids are waking you up at 2 in the morning asking for Teletubbies, but they are not scheduled until 11 am, what do you do? Buy it. What happenes when you play it 5 to 6 times every day? Buy one that is the least irritating. This one is fairly swallowable, and the least irritating of the ones I have seen. Kids will love the animals, and you can sit through it with them with out wanting to burn the set (well once anyway)If you are going to inflict pain, go for the least painful approach."