Monday, April 20, 2015

Wallykazam! Makes its DVD Debut on April 28, 2015 (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


DISCOVER THE MAGIC AND POWER OF WORDS IN THE
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DVD DEBUT OF NICKELODEON’S 
PRESCHOOL LITERACY SERIES, WALLYKAZAM!


Available to own on DVD on April 28, 2015
 
Have you ever had a television show's theme song stuck in your head, which you couldn't shake?  Well, this past weekend, I sat down to watch Wallykazam!, which arrives on DVD on April 28th, with my girls, and once I heard the theme song play, it was stuck in my head and haven't been able to stop singing or humming it. 

If you have little ones in the home who watch Nickelodeon, then you have probably seen this hit preschool literacy show. It airs daily, and is one show my girls can't miss. 

Wallykazam! Characters

"The series follows the adventures of Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest among giants, goblins and other fantastical creatures. Wally has a magic stick that makes words come to life on the screen playfully transforming the world around him. Wallykazam! is Nickelodeon’s first preschool series that embeds a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies."

Wallykazam! first premiered in early Feb. 2014, and instantly became a hit with preschooler and their parents.  I personally fell in love with this show after watching it when it first aired and seeing how excited both of my girls got to the story line, while also learning about letter and number recognition, rhyming and so much more.  Even my youngest, Bella, was starting to recognize letters of the alphabet and add new words to her vocabulary.  

Since this series began airing, we haven't missed an episode. And, we have been patiently waiting for a DVD to release so that the girls could add it to their growing Nickelodeon television shows DVD collection, and watch their favorite Wallykazam! episodes at home or on the go.  

This upcoming DVD contains the following already aired episodes...
  • Naptime for Borgelorp – Wally uses magic words to help tire out Ogre Doug’s hyper and unpredictable pet Borgelorp. 
  • Castle Caper – Wally must oust Bobgoblin from a castle intended for his pet dragon, Norville.
  • Victor the Villain – While pretending to be superheroes, Wally and Norville decide they need a real villain to match wits with and conjure up, Victor the Villain.
  • The Switching Stone – Wally, Norville and Gina Giant find a magical “switching stone” that’s a lot of fun until it turns Bobgoblin into a giant.

Each of the four adventures features a new set of words and the DVD contains a free gift with purchase of customizable Wallykazamname labels while supplies last. Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Wallykazam! will be available on DVD on April 28, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $14.99.  

We have only had this DVD since Friday, but have already watched it a few times, at home and while out and about this weekend.  And, I suspect the girls will be asking to watching it again tomorrow, as Savannah pulled it from the DVD shelf and has it on the table next to her backpack. :-)  So, if you have a Wallykazam! fan in your house, or are just looking for a wonderful educational series for preschoolers that teaches about literacy, you will want to check out the new Wallykazam! DVD, when it arrives in stores next Tuesday, April 28th.


Wallykazam! Fast Facts:
Street Date:  April 28, 2015
Catalog: 59169184000 (U.S.), 59169183000 (Canada)
Running Time: 92 Minutes
S.R.P.: $14.99
 
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About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years.
 
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.


Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment:

  1. This dvd looks super cute for little kids and at a great price.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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