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Imagination Movers: Warehouse Mouse Edition

Disney // 2009 // 88 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge Tamika Adair (Retired) // May 21st, 2009

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All Rise...

Judge Tamika Adair thinks the Imagination Movers are moving on up as the latest kids' craze!

The Charge

"We had a problem but, we figured it out. That's what the Imagination Movers is all about!"

Opening Statement

Imagination Movers is a fun-filled way for your preschooler to educate, entertain and exercise their little minds and bodies. This New Orleans popular alternative rock band uses catchy songs, fun stories and endless hijinks, to "move" kids into brainstorming solutions to everyday problems.

Facts of the Case

What do you get when you mix Mr. Rogers with a lot of rock and roll? You get the Imagination Movers, of course! Scott Durbin, Rich Collins, Dave Poche, and Scott "Smitty" Smith make up this rockin' foursome that star in a new series on Playhouse Disney.

While hanging in their Idea Warehouse, the Imagination Movers (whose musical influences range from swing, pop and hip-hop) sing and dance while they solve "idea emergencies." Whatever problem needs to be solved, they use their imagination to try to solve it. Through group brainstorming, the movers come up with a list of solutions and test all of them until the best resolution is found.

The Evidence

The Movers are blue-collar brainstormers who can't wait to solve their latest "idea emergency" with the help of their friends. Whether it's creating a commercial or finding lost keys, the guys are quick to respond to solve the daily puzzle with brainstorming sessions, creative theories, and a host of resourceful gadgets.

The Imagination Movers began as a New Orleans based music group in 2003. Due to the ingenious combination of radio-friendly songs, kid-friendly themes, and dynamic live shows, the Movers are on the fast track to stardom on the national kids' music scene.

In Fall 2008, their music videos began appearing on the Disney Channel. Following the increasing popularity of their videos and concerts, the Imagination Movers premiered their new television series on Playhouse Disney.

The cast of Imagination Movers is comprised of four men: Rich, who plays the drums, Smitty, who plays the guitar, Dave, who always wears a red hat, and Scott, who plays the piano. They are joined by their friendly neighbor Nina, their sidekick warehouse mouse and Nina's uncle, Mr. Nitnot, who wants to make everything boring. Although it's geared to preschoolers, the show is lively, upbeat and entertaining enough for all age groups. The Movers' zany sense of humor and vibrant self-confidence will impress kids as they execute their goofiness with affirmative messages about teamwork, respecting others, and creative problem solving.

Their problem-solving process involves brainstorming with the guys, who quickly remind viewers that there are "no bad ideas when you're brainstorming." Each mover has a talent or "gift" that they bring to the problem solving table. For example, Scott's "wobble goggles" allow him to better understand a situation by viewing it from a different perspective.

This DVD includes four episodes: "Bucket Trouble," "Tooth Hurts," "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Mouse" and "Finders Key-pers."

An exclusive early release of a delightful episode for the upcoming Playhouse Disney series Special Agent Oso is included as a special feature.

Closing Statement

Imagination Movers is a wonderful series building a foundation of many important skills and issues that would prove to be useful in a child's development. The Movers' universal motto is to "Reach high, think big, work hard, and have fun!" The Movers lead by example while captivating new fans daily with their addictive sound and wacky style.

The Verdict

Not guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Video: 90
Audio: 90
Extras: 90
Acting: 95
Story: 95
Judgment: 92

Perp Profile

Studio: Disney
Video Formats:
• 1.66:1 Anamorphic
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English)
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (Spanish)
Subtitles:
• English (SDH)
Running Time: 88 Minutes
Release Year: 2009
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• All Ages
• Concerts and Musicals
• Disney
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• Bonus Episode

Accomplices

• IMDb
• Official Site








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