Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Watch it Wednesday...Balloonatiks: The Collector's DVD
Just in case you are not familiar with the Ballonatiks, let me tell you a bit about them. The Ballonatiks centers on five ordinary teens mysteriously transformed into rubbery and bouncy balloons, each with their own incredible abilities. These are some super cool, super hero balloons! When I showed A&W the cover of the DVD they could not wait to check it out. Right now it is all about super heroes at our house and they were intrigued by the characters right off the bat. Well, let me just tell you that A&W are now officially Balloonatiks super fans. They LOVED this one. They giggled repeatedly and really enjoyed the silly characters (Flator, Squeeker, Sparky, Airbrain and Bouncer).
Balloonatiks Collector's DVD contains 2 episodes, Meet Deflator and Pop Goes the Balloonatiks. The animation of the Balloonatiks is just fantastic. It is bright and vibrant and the episodes are just plain fun to watch. I really enjoyed watching these with the boys and I think these are sure to be hit for a wide range of ages. My guys are nearly 4 and I would say they are on the younger end of the spectrum but I think these would be appropriate for ages 4-10 (or more!). Something else I really like about the Balloonatiks is the accompanying website (http://www.balloonatiks.com/). Here you can head over to "Hot Air City" to learn cool science facts, play games and learn more about the fun Balloonatiks characters. This is a great feature for older children.
To sum up how much A&W loved Balloonatiks: The Collectors DVD I will tell you this...they cried when it was over. Big tears actually rolled down their cheeks! Luckily, they enjoy these episodes so much, the promise of being able to watch the DVD again soon is enough to stop the tears. This is a fun DVD and one I would definitely recommend. Buy your own copy here.
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