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The Backyardigans - It's Great To Be A Ghost
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The Key to the Nile - TASHA is Princess of Egypt, and TYRONE, PABLO, and AUSTIN are her servants. Only the princess can end Egypt's horrible drought, by bringing three precious gifts to the sphinx, UNIQUA. Will the princess finally unlock the Nile waters? Broadway-style musical numbers ring through the desert in this Egyptian adventure.
Pirate Treasure - X marks the spot on this reggae-style pirate adventure. In two pirate teams, the kids sail the high seas in search of treasure. Who will find it first? And who will walk the plank?
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Each adventure takes place in the imagination of five young friends who turn their shared backyard into different fantasy worlds, each episode full of song and dance numbers of various music genres. Imagine hearing your kids singing `20s Jazz tunes while cartoon characters tap dance across the screen, and you'll pretty much get the idea.
This DVD has four episodes:
1. It's Great to Be a Ghost: This is the `20s Jazz episode, where Pablo (the blue penguin), Tyrone (the brown moose) and Uniqua (the pink spotted female of indeterminate species) pretend to be ghosts haunting an old house, and do their best to scare Tasha (the yellow hippo) an "unsuspecting stranger" who drops by the house.
2. Monster Detectives: This one has an early rock n' roll theme, and features Tyrone as a detective and Uniqua, who has lost her soccer ball, as they go to the castle of Pablo the Soccer Monster to get it back.
3. The Key to the Nile is another musical adventure, where Queen CleoTasha and her attendants Pablo, Tyrone and Austin (the purple kangaroo) seek three treasures of the Nile to present to the sphinx Uniqua.
4. Pirate Treasure is my favorite, set to a reggae beat, as the friends learn to work together to uncover buried treasure. Arrrr!
Janice Burgess has created a truly enjoyable, educational and fun series for all ages.
Amanda Richards, December 27, 2005
This DVD has four complete episodes of the show --- "It's Great To Be a Ghost!," "Monster Detectives," "The Key to the Nile," and "Pirate Treasure." These episodes have things to teach about bravery, politeness, facing your fears, speaking up and other important themes. So not only will you / your kids learn a lot, but you'll be entertained too.
The special features are as follows:
Promos --- These included promos for "Dora's Dance to the Rescue,"Blue's Room" on video and DVD, full length Dora specials and "My Little Pony's A Very Minty Christmas." You can't skip the promos at the start on the DVD version, although you can fast-forward through them.
"A Pirate Says Arr" Music Video --- The best special feature on the disc. A music video version of one of the best songs from the included episodes.
Meet the Backyardigans --- Each Backyardigan is shown while an instrumental version of the main show theme plays. Facts about the characters are displayed on the screen, but aren't read out loud.Read more ›
It isn't apparent from the picture, but this DVD gives you four episodes. You can choose to play them all, or play just one. In the order they play, they are:
*It's Great to be a Ghost - Did you ever play at being scared when you were little, until you actually worked yourself up into being scared? In this episode, the Backyardigans pretend to be ghosts, but it's all fun and games - for a while.
*Monster Detectives - When Uniqua's ball is stolen by the Soccer Monster (Pablo), it's up to Tyrone, the Monster Detective, to help her get it back.
*The Key to the Nile - When Egypt suffers a drought it's up to self-centered Princess Tasha to find the key to restoring the Nile. But will she ever remember to thank the faithful servants who are doing all the real work?
*Pirate Treasure - Two sets of pirates (you can tell they're pirates by the way they say, "Arrr!") are looking for the same treasure on a desert island.
Each episode starts with the same opening musical number you see on television, and ends with a closing credits sequence that I thought was a little lengthy, but that my daughters didn't seem to mind at all.
I have to admit I was disappointed by the Special Features. The first two special features require reading skills, which makes things difficult for parents if their children can't read. Since the Backyardigans' target audience age is 2 to 5 that's probably going to be most of us who are interested in owning this DVD.
*Meet the Backyardigans - This feature presents each of the Backyardigans, one at a time.Read more ›
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it is a great show I bought it for our son he just loves the backyardigansPublished 6 months ago by Jean Chaney
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