When Judge David Johnson's imagination runs wild in his backyard, it's because the propane's leaking out of his grill.
Our reviews of The Backyardigans: Cave Party (published March 7th, 2006), The Backyardigans: High Flying Adventures! (published May 28th, 2008), The Backyardigans: It's Great To Be A Ghost (published May 10th, 2006), The Backyardigans: Mighty Match-Up! (published August 20th, 2008), The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop (published July 18th, 2010), The Backyardigans: The Snow Fort (published January 10th, 2006), and The Backyardigans: Christmas With The Backyardigans (published December 12th, 2010) are also available.
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Just who are the Backyardigans? Extra-terrestrials? Mutated species? Agents of the government? I don't know the answer. What I do know is this: these little bastards love to sing and dance. The Backyardigans stars five talking little animal-kids: Tasha, Tyrone, Pablo, Uniqua, and Austin. Each day, they let their little imaginations run wild, and end up going on simple little adventures, belting out tunes along the way and shaking their money-makers.
Four episodes on this disc:
• "Surf's Up"
• "Riding the Range"
• "Race to the Tower of Power"
• "The Quest for the Flying Rock"
Yee-haw, another four adventures with The Backyardigans, my favorite little kids' show. Not that I watch a lot of little kids television. But I have seen my share of current-day programming and this crazy little CGI musical is the best. It's 22 minutes of sensory stimulation: pretty, colorful characters moving and grooving to catchy little tunes. I particularly enjoy the computer animation, which, while rudimentary, is attractive (and the dance movements are eerily realistic). Storylines are simple; this is after all a series for 5-year-olds. Besides they mainly serve as vehicles to get the characters singing. Recommended for the wee ones.
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