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November 2007 New Toys — Videos & DVDs



Spanish for Beginners: Los Animales (Animals) by WHISTLEFRITZ
Spanish for Beginners: Los Animales (Animals) by WHISTLEFRITZ

In this program, children explore the world of animals and sounds, and get treated to a few surprises along the way. Children will giggle with glee at this motley group of animals, including a timid elephant who gets chased out of town by a mouse, a witty dog who can mimic the sounds of his farm friends, and a mischievous donkey who stirs up a hullabaloo in the barnyard. These playful puppets will have kids up on their feet dancing and singing along to beloved Spanish-language folksongs. The DVD introduces children to the names and sounds of animals in Spanish. It received a 2007 NAPPA Honors Award. Launch date: October 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Spanish for Beginners: Vamos a Jugar (Let's Play) by WHISTLEFRITZ
Spanish for Beginners: Vamos a Jugar (Let's Play) by WHISTLEFRITZ

In this award-winning program, children explore the world of the body and play. Accompanied by young friends and puppet pals, children will learn the parts of the body, clothing, numbers, and more. Kids won't be able to resist dancing and singing along to this Spanish DVD's toe-tapping, hand-clapping, maraca-slapping songs. This product received an iParenting Media HOT Award. “The products use Spanish immersion combining live action, animation, skits, song and fun for an ideal and unique language learning experience,” a representative of Whistlefritz told TDmonthly. Launch date: July 2007. 11/30/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Barney & Friends™: Celebrating Around the World by HIT ENTERTAINMENT
Barney & Friends™: Celebrating Around the World by HIT ENTERTAINMENT

For his 20th year anniversary celebration, Barney and his friends take a magical train ride on Barney’s Imagination Unlimited and explore the different types of celebrations around the world. This product received a 2008 Parents' Choice Approved award, a Dove Family Approved Seal, a Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award and The Toy Man Product Guide Award of Excellence and Seal of Approval. Launch date: January 29, 2008. 11/30/2007 (Price: $14.98)

Altiustoons™ Bumpin' Die® DVD Board Game. by ALTIUS GAMES
Altiustoons™ Bumpin' Die® DVD Board Game. by ALTIUS GAMES

Players race to help the seven little Altiustoons plan a space adventure and save the planet. The DVD features multiple levels of play for two to five players or teams. Players will enhance their matching and interacting skills, as well as learn about the environment and the constellations. Launch date: October 15, 2007. 11/30/2007 [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Little Laureate Presents My World Adventure by LITTLE LAUREATE
Little Laureate Presents My World Adventure by LITTLE LAUREATE

This interactive, cross-cultural journey, in a DVD and CD gift set, takes viewers and listeners to all seven continents, teaching them about art, animals, architecture, geography and climate, as well as how to say “I Love You” in English, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.
The set includes a 30-minute DVD, a 60-minute CD of classical music performed by the Moscow International Orchestra, and a 24-page parent book. Launch date: November 15, 2007. 11/27/2007 (Price: $34.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Little Laureate Presents My World Gallery by LITTLE LAUREATE
Little Laureate Presents My World Gallery by LITTLE LAUREATE

The moveable feast of art and music explores more than 500 years of art, from Van Gogh to Picasso to artists living today. The set includes a 30-minute DVD, a 60-minute CD of classical music performed by the Moscow International Orchestra, and a 24-page parent book. Launch date: November 15, 2007. 11/27/2007 (Price: $34.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Little Laureate Presents My World Colors by LITTLE LAUREATE
Little Laureate Presents My World Colors by LITTLE LAUREATE

In English, French and Spanish, this DVD and CD program presents the colors of the rainbow using art, architecture and international street signs. It also uses Chinese characters. The set includes a 30-minute DVD, a 60-minute CD of classical music performed by the Moscow International Orchestra, and a 24-page parent book. Launch date: November 15, 2007. 11/27/2007 (Price: $34.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 by GENIUS PRODUCTS INC.
Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 by GENIUS PRODUCTS INC.

Featuring popular Sesame Street characters, this 489-minute DVD trio gives viewers a glimpse of 1974 to 1978, when friends such as Don Music, Roosevelt Franklin, Guy Smiley and Fat Blue were on the street, and songs like “Telephone Rock!” and “What’s the Name of That Song?” brought out the boogie shoes. 11/27/2007

Bobs & Lolo: On Your Feet by BOBOLO PRODUCTIONS
Bobs & Lolo: On Your Feet by BOBOLO PRODUCTIONS

This musical DVD features 10 songs from Bobs & Lolo's award-winning CDs, “Musical Adventures” and “Sea Notes,” and full-length videos that will get kids dancing, singing and playing along in an exciting world filled with bikes, gardens, rocket ships and more. The packaging is made from 100% recycled materials. “Bobs & Lolo are dedicated to connecting kids to the natural world with music, movement and make-believe,” Lorraine Pond (aka “Lolo”) told TDmonthly. “Produced by Playground Media Inc., the videos give life to Bobs & Lolo's songs through creative imagery, energetic performances and engaging animations.” Launch date: November 2007. 11/27/2007 (Price: $17.99)

Defense Incorporated: Live to Tell About It by THE ILLUSION FACTORY
Defense Incorporated: Live to Tell About It by THE ILLUSION FACTORY

Instruction is taught by black belt martial arts expert Noel Gyro and seven-time world champion Johnny Gyro. The 50-minute women’s self-defense DVD is packed with simple self-defense techniques that are effective, yet easy to learn. Students will learn step-by-step how to defend against choke holds, arm grabs, handguns and knives, all without any martial arts experience. Launch date: January 2006. 11/15/2007 (Price: $19.95)

Bob the Builder™: On-Site Roads & Bridges DVD by HIT ENTERTAINMENT

Hit Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox presents this 60-minute video of Bob and his first adventure to a real-life construction site. This product received a 2008 Parents' Choice Recommended award and a Dove Family Approved Seal. Launch date: February 5, 2008. 11/14/2007 (Price: $19.98)

Green Baby: "Return to Nature" by GREEN BABY PRODUCTIONS
Green Baby: "Return to Nature" by GREEN BABY PRODUCTIONS

This inspirational, 26-minute DVD for babies and children is designed to encourage appreciation for Mother Earth. It features babies playing in nature while interacting with fun and colorful animation. The original soundtrack is composed of peaceful music with toddlers delivering positive messages about peace, love, joy and harmony. “It's simply about raising awareness,” commented Director Jeff Goolst of Green Baby. “‘Green Baby’ is the green generation's baby DVD about returning to nature, also inspiring adults to help make a difference.” Launch date: September 14, 2007. 11/14/2007 (Price: $19.99)

Outlaw Trail by ALLUMINATION FILMWORKS
Outlaw Trail by ALLUMINATION FILMWORKS

The 90-minute DVD begins where Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid left off. The family-friendly DVD stars Ryan Kelley (“Smallville,” “Boston Lega,” “Letter from Iwo Jima”) and Arielle Kebbel (“The Grudge 2,” “John Tucker Must Die!”), among others. Launch date: October 16, 2007. 11/5/2007 (Price: $29.98) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Hip Hop Harry by ALLUMINATION FILMWORKS
Hip Hop Harry by ALLUMINATION FILMWORKS

The DVD features three episodes: “My Favorite Things,” “Making New Friends” and “Words Have Power.” The DVD is based on the show by the same name on Discovery Kids and The Learning Channel. The format of Harry’s show fosters growth and development of preschool-age boys and girls by combining music, creative play, physical activity, pro-social life lessons and related educational experiences. The show is a 2007 Parents' Choice Award Approved Winner and an “Outstanding Preschool Children’s Series” Emmy Award nominee. Launch date: December 11, 2007. 11/5/2007 (Price: $14.98) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Winter Wonderland DVD by HIT ENTERTAINMENT
Winter Wonderland DVD by HIT ENTERTAINMENT

HIT Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment introduce this collection of six winter-themed adventures featuring preschool favorites Barney, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Kipper, Fireman Sam and Pingu the Penguin. Launch date: November 20, 2007. 11/5/2007 (Price: $14.98)

Gustafer Yellowgold's Have You Never Been Yellow? by APPLE-EYE PRODUCTIONS
Gustafer Yellowgold's Have You Never Been Yellow? by APPLE-EYE PRODUCTIONS

This nine-track CD/DVD combo continues the story of Gustafer Yellowgold’s life on earth, which was introduced in the album “Wide Wide World.” The collection of pop, soft rock, lullaby tunes and more includes songs “The Mustard Slugs” and “Beard for All Seasons,” complemented on the DVD by minimal illustrations. 10/31/2007 (Price: $16.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Toy Workshop by HIT ENTERTAINMENT
Thomas & Friends: Thomas and the Toy Workshop by HIT ENTERTAINMENT

In this DVD, Thomas and his friends learn about the “Spirit of Sodor” and the secret of the cliffs as they get ready for the Toy Workshop’s grand opening. Launch date: September 18, 2007. 10/31/2007 (Price: $12.98)

Money Mammals Gift Box by SNIGGLEZOO ENTERTAINMENT
Money Mammals Gift Box by SNIGGLEZOO ENTERTAINMENT

Designed to teach kids to save money, this snazzy gift box includes the award-winning “The Money Mammals: Saving Money is Fun” DVD, a money-saving certificate and a custom bank kit to help children put into practice what they learn. The DVD is the “only video that helps teach kids about the value of money,” CEO John Lanza of Snigglezoo Entertainment told TDmonthly. 10/31/2007 (Price: $23.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Clicker Puppy DVD by DOGGONE CRAZY
Clicker Puppy DVD by DOGGONE CRAZY

This dog-training DVD shows kids and puppies learning together as the children teach the dogs to sit, lie down, come, fetch, roll over, high five and more. Launch date: October 2007. 10/31/2007 (Price: $24.95)

Antarctic Antics… and More Hilarious Animal Stories! by SCHOLASTIC
Antarctic Antics… and More Hilarious Animal Stories! by SCHOLASTIC

From the Scholastic Storybook Treasures line, the hour-long, fully animated DVD includes a read-along feature, kid-friendly authoring, catchy tunes and six additional tales. The title tale is a winner of an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video and a Notable Video Award from the American Library Association. Launch date: November 20, 2007. 10/26/2007 (Price: $14.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Pocket Snails® Potty Adventure by SOARING STAR PRODUCTIONS, LLC
Pocket Snails® Potty Adventure by SOARING STAR PRODUCTIONS, LLC

In this DVD, three snails - Gordon, Dale and Buttons - help a boy teach his younger sister to use the bathroom. The disk presents a visual learning lesson for children and comes with a Potty Steps Map for the children to follow. Launch date: September 27, 2007. 10/19/2007 (Price: $14.95) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? DVD Game by HASBRO INC.
Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? DVD Game by HASBRO INC.

This DVD game for two to four players or teams is based on the TV game show by the same name. It challenges players to recall teachings from their 5th-grade classroom as they try to avoid the dunce corner by answering 10 questions correctly. Launch date: October 2007 10/17/2007 (Price: $19.99) [Add to my Inquiry Basket][?]

Braincandy, Smell My World by BRAINCANDY
Braincandy, Smell My World by BRAINCANDY

Part of “The 5 Senses Series” designed for children 6 months to 4 years, “Braincandy, Smell My World” lets little ones explore the sense of smell along with Nusi Nose and the Sense Gang. They make lemonade and even learn how detecting smell can protect them from harm in this DVD that grooves with jazz and blues. 10/17/2007 (Price: $14.99)

Braincandy, Taste My World by BRAINCANDY
Braincandy, Taste My World by BRAINCANDY

Part of “The 5 Senses Series” designed for children 6 months to 4 years, “Braincandy, Taste My World” presents Bruce Brain, Mojo Mouth and the rest of the Sense Gang in tasteful adventures such as trying new foods. The DVD features country music tunes. 10/17/2007 (Price: $14.99)

Braincandy, Hear My World by BRAINCANDY
Braincandy, Hear My World by BRAINCANDY

Part of “The 5 Senses Series” designed for children 6 months to 4 years, “Braincandy, Hear My World” exposes kids to fascinating sounds and musical adventures with a Latin beat. Viewers learn along with the Sense Gang as they play “telephone” or “sound walk” through a park. “Braincandy takes an active — vs. passive — approach to learning, inviting children to learn through exploration, experimentation and play,” Jennifer Porter of Marketing Alchemist shared with TDmonthly. 10/17/2007 (Price: $14.99)

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