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The Adventures of Walker and Ping Ping: The Great Wall

Tammy Lin , Wandy Yeap Hoh and Tinx Chan , Francis Roberts , David Pitts  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Tammy Lin, Wandy Yeap Hoh and Tinx Chan
  • Directors: Francis Roberts, David Pitts
  • Format: NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Little Emperor LLC
  • DVD Release Date: February 4, 2008
  • Run Time: 25 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0012XS5SS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #286,387 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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It's wonderful to learn about and appreciate new cultures. I fell in love with these charming DVDs and highly recommend them. As awareness about China and Chinese culture continues to grow worldwide, it is a good idea to have your children watch The Adventures of Walker and Ping Ping. --About.com Review

A fabulous teaching tool and a wonderful DVD. --The Dove Foundation

Product Description

An adventure through the Middle Kingdom, where the language, culture and history of China come to life in a fun and interactive way! Meet the fearless and curious Walker and his precocious pup Jack as they explore a new home in China and bump into best-friend-to-be Ping Ping in the debut episode of this exciting new adventures-learning series. In this adventure, Walker meets worldly wise Grandpa Joss for the first time, and the group sets out to collect three symbols from the Great Wall of China. While learning neat stuff about this ancient and imposing barrier, the group runs into a Silk Road merchant selling wares from the back of his trusty camel, as well as an imposing guard of the Great Wall. Fun for kids and parents alike, The Adventures of Walker & Ping Ping will take you exploring through the far reaches of China and bring a new culture and language closer to home.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Educational and Entertaining delight! February 29, 2008
I watched this DVD with my four-year old at his Aunt's house and he keeps asking to watch it again. Walker and Ping Ping are two everyday characters that will capture your child's curiosity about China and what it's like to experience living in a new place. This is a "must have" DVD if your family has an interest in China and its culture. The animation is inviting and the story line reflects learning a new language while having fun as the characters journey along The Great Wall of China. To add to the experience, parents and kids can check out the website reinforce the lessons learned. As a parent and educator, I'm looking forward to more episodes of Walker and Ping Ping.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Chiao-tze February 2, 2008
I have children who have studied Mandarin, and two grandchildren who I hope will learn the language... I now know that there is a venue that will make that dream come true. I grew up bilingual in English and Mandarin, but I refused to speak it once we moved back to the US. Nevertheless, I encouraged two of our three children to study Mandarin in high school and college. Walker and Ping Ping will open a whole new world to children who grow up in the 21st century, and they will appreciate the importance of a global society and the value of understanding the interpersonal relationships that emerge from being able to speak another language. "Walker and Ping Ping" make this transition accessible and enjoyable to all generations, and I believe that it will help transend social and political issues in a way that will make the world a better place.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Quality March 8, 2008
This cartoon is just absolutely great-- great sound track,story and animation.
Your kids will love it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very little content September 10, 2009
We live in Shanghai and were looking for a good way to help our children learn more Chinese (especially the 5 year old). I thought the video was well done and interesting. My kids enjoyed it. If the goal is to teach your child Chinese you need to be realistic about the amount of content on this video. This is a short video and I would say there are less than 20 words in the entire video. I had expected a lot more content. If they put 4 episodes on one DVD it would be a lot better.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Getting your child hooked on Chinese #1 September 2, 2009
I was concerned that my 3.5 yr old son, adopted from china, was beginning to reject chinese that I wanted him to learn. We have all sorts of "learn chinese" dvds, which he liked when he was younger, but lately has been rejecting chinese in favor of English.

Then I saw this dvd, which really was geared towards "big kids". And it is in english. I wasn't disappointed. Walter in the film has just moved to Hong Kong, and wants to learn Chinese. His enthusiasm for the language is infectious, and my son was soon repeating the chinese words as Walter learned them from his new friend Ping Ping, and exclaiming "chinese! I know it!"

In this video, Walter befriends Ping Ping and her grandfather, who introduces them to magical travel to faroff destinations, this time the Great Wall. We learn all sorts of facts (where is Hong Kong, how long is the Great Wall, it goes from the Gobi Desert to BoHai Sea, what is a chop...)... who knew there were camels in China? Between the search for the three symbols they must collect before going home, the camel, the imposing Great Wall guards, the sand storm, we forget we are learning, and just go along for a fascinating adventure in another land.

My son loved it so much, he must have watched it 10 times in three days! And no more "don't like chinese, mommy!" There could be more chinese introduced, but when it is, it is practical, in context, and natural. Ie we learn "wo hui shuo zhongwen" "I can speak chinese" which is repeated several times to make friends and open doors. It doesn't have that feeling of learning a vocabulary list (red, green, blue, one, two, three, mom, dad, big brother, big sister...) that plagues a lot of chinese learning materials. Some words we learn: pengyou, mama, zou ba, bu yao.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great learning tool! March 31, 2008
After watching cartoon shows on TV that seem to have little to no educational value it is great to see a product like this that actually has something worthwhile for my four year old son to learn. There are very few kid shows that not only teach kids words from another language but also teach them about another culture. Great stuff....keep the shows coming!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars William Pitts January 25, 2008
I may be a little prejudiced, but you and your children will really love Walker and Ping Ping on the Great Wall. Can't wait for the next adventure.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovin' the Great Wall March 3, 2008
Tammy Lin is amazing. I look forward to more work from her in the future!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars My kid likes it. But the Chinese pronunciation is not correct.
It is fun to watch. My kid likes it a lot, even brought it to school and watch it with whole class as Chinese lesson. Read more
Published 2 months ago by rainbow
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great DVD for children!
Again, a great teaching tool for younger children (6-3) with just the right amount of learning the Mandarin phrases, while older children with some Mandarin will still enjoy the... Read more
Published on September 4, 2011 by NYSBecca
3.0 out of 5 stars my kids like it but..
Pros: The pronunciation is clear
The Dora-like story (adventure in threes) is cute
Cons: Songs are SOOO annoying **"Greaaaat Waaaaal of Chinaaaaaaa"
Too... Read more
Published on June 14, 2011 by JLeet
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and Thoughtful Children's Adventure
He may be a little young to fully understand all that is happening in this DVD but my 1 1/2 year old is hooked! Read more
Published on January 20, 2010 by Edward
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I purchased this first series of tapes. Very impressed with it. Only wish it were in Cantonese though. DVD is engaging for both adults and children alike. Read more
Published on February 8, 2009 by M. Chan
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
My five year old loves Walker and Ping Ping. My only problem is that I can't understand her when she talks Chinese now!
Published on October 3, 2008 by C. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars About Time!
It goes without saying that there is no better time than now to expose children to Chinese culture, history, and language. Read more
Published on August 16, 2008 by Emily W. Boynton
4.0 out of 5 stars Voices
The songs are fun and Tammy Lin does a wonderful job in this DVD as Walker. I must find out more videos containing her work!
Published on March 3, 2008 by Christine Tang
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