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  • Actors: Global Wonders
  • Directors: Global Wonders
  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Global Wonders
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2008
  • Run Time: 41 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GMZGIM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,064 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Product Description

Welcome to Global Wonders! A delightful new series introducing your child to the vibrant and varied cultures from around the neighborhood and around the world. Dazzling animation meets fascinating live action footage in a world where cultures are shared, compared and discovered.

In Global Wonders: African-American join twins Trey and Alicia and their friends Lee and Marisa on a play date of dreams and imagination! When dad unveils the new playroom, the kids see an empty room scattered with boxes. Embarking on an exciting treasure hunt using the power of imagination, the playroom is transformed into a world of dreams and discoveries highlighting the fascinating and influential culture of the African-American family. Discover the famous art of Horace Pippin, the groundbreaking music of Louis Armstrong, and the monumental contributions of Jackie Robinson. Sing the blues, dance to hip-hop, and learn what it really means to burn . With the help of his friends, Trey finally uncovers the hidden treasure , but the real treasures are a deeper appreciation of this influential culture and a life lesson that to achieve something, you first have to dream it.

With Global Wonders, your child can gain a broader understanding of themselves and the world around them, fostering a stronger self-identity, increased self-esteem, and improved cultural and social skills.

Global Wonders was created by Rashmi Turner, a working mother and the former Executive Producer for Disney's Baby Einstein Company and includes new animation, music, and stories written and performed by Emmy award winning leaders in children s entertainment including:

Cindy McKay, Writer:
A two-time Emmy winner including 2006 Outstanding Animated Program for her work on Jakers, and whose work includes Clifford The Big Red Dog.

Ed Wexler, Animation Director, Character Designer, Art Director:
An Emmy-nominated, 20-year veteran of Walt Disney Animation ( Little Einsteins, My Friends Tigger and Pooh ).

Jim Latham Music Composer:
Emmy winner whose work includes original songs, themes and underscore for children s programming ( JoJo s Circus, Dragon Tales, Disney Princess: A Christmas of Enchantment ).

Additional contributors to Global Wonders: African American include

Warren Hutcherson
Father, producer, writer. BET Comedy Award winner for The Bernie Mac Show and a two-time Emmy nominee for writing on Saturday Night Live .
Lori Lakin Hutcherson
Mother, producer, writer. Producer credits include the comedy series All of Us co-created by Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith.

Review

As the world grows smaller -- and children grow smarter -- along comes Global Wonders, a warm and delightful new series that joyfully invites kids to open the door to the glorious diversity of our international family. Colorfully animated, cleverly scripted and crammed with live-action clips that depict the rich tapestry of our shared world culture, Global Wonders is destined to take its place among the best and brightest of children s entertainment. I love this series! --Bruce Kluger - Parenting Magazine

The Global Wonders DVD series is one of the better new introductions I have seen all year. Highly engaging through the entire program with colorful, high quality animation. Receives an overall A grade and The TTT mark of excellence indicating that a product has been triple tested by trained researchers, educators, parents and children. A toy with a TTT rating means that it exceeds our standards and has been rated to deliver a fun play experience that also stimulates developmental learning skills. --Marianne Szymanski Toy Tips Magazine and The Toy Research Institute

Global Wonders: African-American is beautifully designed to engage children both in cognitive and aesthetic terms. It is informative in both history and the arts, yet also will engage children s feelings and social-emotional sensibilities because of the focus on what they need to do to realize their dreams. The dialogue manages to convey spontaneity and naturalness, capturing the conversational tone of child-to-child and child-to-adult conversation in a way that is developmentally appropriate, and still manages to be poetic and natural, all at once. The use of empty space as both a metaphor and as the physical setting allows the children to let their imaginations run and for Global Wonders to introduce the dream themes in such a natural way. --Dr. J.K. Nugent, Child Development Expert, Founder Brazelton Institute,Children's Hospital, Boston and Harvard Medical School

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Betsy on October 20, 2008
Global Wonders African-American is now a staple in our children's DVD library collection. Our daughter asks to watch it again and again (upstairs, downstairs and in the car), and each time we learn something new together. It is one DVD you don't have to feel guilty about having your child watch since it's educational and entertaining at the same time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dss on October 20, 2008
My four year old daughter loves this series. Like most four year old girls, she can be very picky (about everything!) and this is her hands down favorite things to watch. While being very entertaining (some of the Baby and Little Einstein people are the creative forces behind this), this is also a great educational experience. Our daughter has asked us to learn more about some of the themes touched on in this series. Overall, this is very highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rachel Ab Garlinghouse on February 2, 2014
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It's rare to find a well-done children's DVD that focuses solely on African American culture. Love the music and animation!
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My kids loved it and I only had 2 issues with this. First off ghandi is well known for his views on blacks in south African and black Indians. Second the song "amazing grace" is not a song any person of color should be singing....why do you ask? do your research and find out like I did. Other than that it was a welcome addition to educating the kids.
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This video may be more effective with older kids but surprisingly enough my 4 year old loves it. It covers lots of info that I had actually forgotten. My daughter especially loves the little girls hair and asked me to do her hair the same way. I'm planning to purchase all of the videos for my children to learn about other cultures as well.
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