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Toddler Toons

ThingamaKid // 2006 // 30 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // November 30th, 2006

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson sang "The Wheels on a Bus" and his mommy gave him a Nilla!

The Charge

"Mr. Turkey Feathers Counts to 10" is on this disc? Sweet!!!

The Case

This is another release from Thingamakid, a studio that sounds like it's in the business of building adoptable children out of old stereo parts and selling them on the black market, but actually delivers compendiums of music and cartoons for the wee ones. Their releases carry a theme that ties the hubbub together (they also put out Action Bible Tunes, a Sunday School-themed set) and this bad boy is all about the toddlers. Here's the lineup:

• "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
• "The Butterfly Song"
• "Mr. Turkey Feathers Counts to 10!"
• "The Wheels on the Bus"
• "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
• "Pop! Goes the Weasel!"
• "Meet the Shapes Family"
• "This Old Man"
• "The Bear Went Over the Mountain"
• "Eensy, Weensy Spider"
• "Colors of the Rainbow"
• "Old MacDonald"
• "Alphabet Animals (the ABC Song)"

"Mr. Turkey Feathers Counts to 10" (a classic), "Meet the Shapes Family," and "Colors of the Rainbow" are exempted from the karaoke treatments, being stand-alone bits of short animation.

The DVD is supplemented with a CD, which features these killer tracks:

• "The Muffin Man"
• "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
• "Roll Over"
• "The Butterfly Song"
• "The Wheels on the Bus"
• "Mary Had a Little Lamb"
• "Pop! Goes the Weasel!"
• "Polly Put the Kettle On"
• "Looby Loo"
• "Baa Baa Blach Sheep"
• "This Old Man"
• "The Bear Went Over the Mountain"
• "Eensy, Weensy Spider"
• "Old MacDonald"
• "Alphabet Animals (the ABC Song)"

Not much to say here. Thinkamakid does a good job with these discs, and the bonus audio CD is a sweet little extra. The animation is simple, but fun to look at and the songs are all presented well. The karaoke options give the kids plenty of opportunity to simultaneously practice their reading and screaming at the top of their lungs. A solid collection of favorites, executed with panache.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: ThingamaKid
Video Formats:
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (Spanish)
• English
Running Time: 30 Minutes
Release Year: 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
• Animation
• Interactive

Distinguishing Marks

• Bonus CD
• Karaoke


• None

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