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Discover the Spooktacular side of Dr. Seuss this Halloween.
The Wubbulous World Of Dr. Seuss: There Is Nothing To Fear In Here is the latest DVD instalment of the mid-1990s television series produced by the Jim Henson Company. The series brings to life, via Muppet-style puppets, the creations of Theodore Geisel (aka. Dr. Seuss).
This release features three episodes:
• "There's Nothing to Fear in Here": In the Cat in the Hat's Playhouse, a thunderstorm causes a black-out. Terrence the Bird is afraid of the dark and loud noises, so the Cat tries to ease his fears through stories and games. In the first story, Sarah Hall-Small thinks that there might be monsters in her closet. In the second story, the Grinch scares everyone at the Seussville park; however, the people find a way to the turn the tables on him.
• "The Blag-Bludder Beast"
• "Norval the Great"
This series is for young children (i.e. preschool and kindergarten). The episodes here, to a lesser or greater extent, are about overcoming fear and being adventurous, although there is no Halloween-based episode. Every episode has a theme that is repeated about three to four times per episode. This may grate a little with adults, but the kids won't mind. And anyways, these are solid shows that actually have a worthwhile message for children. Plus, unlike many of today's television programs, this one won't have them bouncing off the walls with hyperactivity.
The episodes are presented in full frame format. The colors are bright and the transfer is clean, although there are some rudimentary computerized special effects. The Dolby stereo audio is clear.
There are no extras.
Short of reading the stories of Dr. Seuss to your kids, The Wubbulous World Of Dr. Seuss represents one of the better diversions available to occupy their time for a bit.
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