Recently, I was sent "Children's Classics Collections," featuring over 2 hours of family favorites to share with my girls. I was surprised to find that the girls were not interested in watching the DVD, based off of the DVD cover art. But, after talking to them about the different stories, all of which were childhood favorites of mine, they wanted to watch the DVD. And, they were so glad they did, as they loved and each and every adventure -- all 7 of them! So, you see, you can never judge a movie based solely on the DVD cover art, as looks can be deceiving.
This recent DVD release, which arrived on DVD back on May 5th includes the following classic stories, told through a fun animated short movies featuring the following beloved characters:
- Dorothy in the Land of Oz
- Puff the Magic Dragon
- Strawberry Shortcake
- Peter and the Magic Egg
I think what turned my girls off from originally wanting to view these movies is that the animation is not like you see with animated series today. It is much more plain, focusing more on the story and characters, than trying to wow a child with special effects and brightly colored scenes. I found that were girls were more relaxed when watching these movies, and really got a lot out of them. After each timeless tale, they would talk amongst each other about what they saw and how they now love Strawberry Shortcake, Puff the Magic Dragon, etc.
It was nice to see the girls really enjoying these classic tales, and I also found myself sitting down to watch them with the girls, and enjoining the tales just as much as they did. I got to relive my childhood favorites with this new 2-hour DVD release. And, with summer and school vacation fast approaching, this DVD would be perfect to pick up and have on hand for rainy days and long car rides, where you need something to entertain the kids. My girls loved this DVD, and have already watched it a handful of times. Savannah even brought it into school for show and tell and talked about her favorite tales, before lending it out to her friends to enjoy.
More about this recent DVD release:
With classic characters adored by families everywhere, seven timeless tales come home together in one special springtime package, the Children’s Classics Collection. Featuring adventures with family favorites Dorothy, Puff the Magic Dragon, Strawberry Shortcake and Peter, the collection includes the following animated movies filled with music, magic, friendship and more:
- Dorothy in the Land of Oz
- The World Of Strawberry Shortcake
- Strawberry Shortcake In Big Apple City
- Puff The Magic Dragon
- Puff The Magic Dragon in the Land of Living Lies
- Puff and the Incredible Mr. Nobody
- Peter & The Magic Egg
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.