Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? - The Complete Series
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The world s greatest thief is on the loose, and it s up to you to find her! The world famous thief, Carmen Sandiego, plays an intricate game of cat and mouse with teen ACME detectives, Zack and Ivy. Based on the award-winning line of educational computer games, this energizing series is rich in both excitement and education as Carmen Sandiego attempts to steal the most valuable objects in the world. It s up to our detectives and the audience to figure out where in the world she is. Filled with unique characters, wonderful story lines and humor, this Emmy® award-winning animated series, educates kids of all ages in the subjects of history, geography and fun through its action-packed adventures!
Now, all 40 episodes of this edutainment series are available for the first time on DVD!
- Based on the top-selling Carmen Sandiego video game franchise!
- Won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Children's Program .
- Has aired in first-run syndication as well as repeats on Fox Family Channel, PAX TV and is currently airing on the new kid s network THE HUB.
- All-Star voice talent includes Rita Moreno, James Avery, James Belushi, Tim Curry and dozens more!
- BRAND RESURGENCE An all-new Facebook social edutainment game has launched from the same development studio as Oregon Trail!
- Bonus feature film included: The Secret Garden.
- Bonus episodes from Liberty s Kids
...young kids will dig this, and older kids will find it a guilty pleasure! --DVDVerdict.com
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As someone who grew up watching the cartoon, it was great to finally get the chance to own it on DVD. The packaging itself I'm not entirely crazy about, as another reviewer also mentioned. The case itself looks great and then when you open it, the actual DVDs are stacked upon each other in cheap paper sleeves. For less than $5, not counting shipping, I suppose you can't expect a whole a lot, but it still would have been nice to have them packaged slightly better. I remember the show Archie's Weird Mysteries, also put out by the same company (which I reviewed last year), was given the same treatment. It's not a big gripe, but nonetheless...
The show itself is still very enjoyable. Not only still entertaining in its own right, but it also has its educational value as well, which is great for young kids. As I said about David the Gnome, the the ability to balance the entertainment and educational aspects seems to have been lost on people responsible for these shows. You have shows like this and David the Gnome and then you look at some shows of a similar nature and it's very noticeable. Such shows now have become "let's shove it down kids and treat them like idiots' throats!" But I digress.
I think the show has aged very well.
Bottom line is if you were a fan, the show is still worth a buy, especially with its current pricing.
My children do not learn well by just doing reading and writing. One is on the spectrum and the other is gifted I must find other ways of teaching besides simply a textbook and writing. This DVD is great. It was extremely enjoyable for my children and they have watched it several times. It combines fun and learning in a way where the kids don't even know they are learning new facts while watching this series.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants their children to enjoy educational activities.
This cartoon takes the viewer (young and older) on trips around the world with Ivy and Zac to track down Carmen. Usually the episodes begin with Carmen completing a theft and then leaving clues for the detectives to pick up on. As the two try to figure them out, Carmen endeavors to set a theme to her crime of the day and complete it for a playful twist of some kind. We as the viewers learn history, geography, and other cultures as the clues unfurl and lead us ever closer to that Carmen Sandiego.
The voices, art, and humor all come together to create excitement and laughter and make it all look good. Where as there are serious points that highlight key moral issues for the viewers to contemplate to add counter balance. Such as cases where the siblings must work to save Sandiego or work with her to complete an end and fight against something much worse than a famous thief. And the creators decided to give Carmen a strict sense of morality in which she doesn't hurt people, doesn't really want to have them hurt.
Overall, this is educational and fun. And while I can't say this is a substitute for reading, studying, and genuinely taking an interest in these things, it at least will pave the way for curiosity and what not. Heck, did for me. Part of my studying archeology is because of programs like this.