Choose Your Own Adventure - The Abominable Snowman
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An excellent 28-minute bonus feature details life in Nepal and features real photography of Nepal's citizens going about their daily lives intermixed with interviews and footage of students from Seattle's Hamilton International Middle School and students in their sister school Kaveresthali in Katmandu, Nepal. The entire feature is accompanied by informative narration by Kate Fleming that touches upon Nepal's topography, customs, food, transportation, forms of employment, and primary religions. Other bonus features include a music video of the theme song and a behind the scenes featurette featuring actor and producer commentaries about the making of the show, individual characters, and the immense research that contributed to the authenticity of the program. (Ages 5 and older) --Tami Horiuchi
- 11 possible storylines
- Adventure Journal booklet insert
- Mini-documentary about the people of Nepal
- New music video
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
Top Customer Reviews
Have a blessed day,
You can literally choose and control the story line. There are over ten stories, and the movie has some big stars in it, like William H. Macy (he was in Seabiscuit and Fargo) and Frankie Muniz, who plays Malcolm from Malcolm in the Middle.
I showed it to my two kids (aged 4 and 7) and they couldn't stop watching it. They kept going back and making different choices and watching the different outcomes. This has got to be the coolest thing I've seen in a while, and the best use of DVD technology I can think of.
My only criticism is that they theme song is so catchy that its annoying, you can't get it out of your head.
Great for kids and great for parents, especially parents that used to read the books.
My son loves watching this over and over trying out different paths and even replaying his favorite "stories". As a parent, I like the educational aspect and overall positive tone of the material.
The voices are from top Hollywood stars and the animation is high quality (not like some of those mass produced Saturday morning cartoons).
On a side note, we also bought the newly re-printed book version of The Abominable Snowman and my son is now getting hooked on the series. Anything that motivates my son to read more gets 5 stars in my book.
For years, kids have enjoyed the interactive Choose Your Own Adventure novels, and just as in the book series, kids have to decide at many critical junctures what happens next. Throughout the journey, accidents occur which delay their trip and decisions made dramatically change the plot outcome of the story. Should the children parachute out of an airplane? Trust a suspicious stranger? Cross a rickety bridge? With over 20 possible plot lines, they must keep trying to make the best choices, which will ultimately lead them to the "real" (i.e. the satisfying) ending where the next adventure in this series, to Paris, is foreshadowed. Recently hailed in the Wall Street Journal for its unique educational and entertaining base, the new Choose Your Own Adventure DVD is a must-have for all kids!
-Stacy Debroff, parenting expert of [...]
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review from my 9 year old son: "This dvd is great. It has so many choices, and reminds me of the feeling of playing a video game. Read morePublished on February 18, 2012 by J. Lee
Not 0nly is she the unatracive and frumpy housewife a la desperite, but she is a great voice actor too! Read morePublished on June 30, 2007 by monkeytot
My son watches this DVD over and over again. It has been proven to be quite entertaining and would highly recomend this DVD for 6 year olds.Published on June 26, 2007 by Ryan Farnsworth
It was very cute and the grandchildren I gave it to were very "into it ".
Anything that gets them more involved with reading and stories is great. Read more
What a great idea. My godson and his siblings love it. It's a pretty unique offering to find something that's as educational as it is entertaining. Read morePublished on September 6, 2006 by J. armenio
This is the first video from an old series of books that my kids love because they keep reading them different ways to get different endings. Read morePublished on August 25, 2006 by H. Gardner
Bought the DVD as a gift for my relatives because of my own past experience with the Choose Your Own Adventure Books growing up. Read morePublished on August 24, 2006 by Santa Monica Dad