Thursday, May 14, 2015

"WILD KRATTS: SUPER SPRINTERS" ARRIVES ON DVD JUNE 23 (Review)

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

THE KRATT BROTHERS ARE ON THE MOVE IN NEW WILD KRATTS DVD “SUPER SPRINTERS


“WILD KRATTS: SUPER SPRINTERS” Available from PBS Distribution June 23

PBS KIDS Series WILD KRATTS Helps Kids Learn Science
 by Exploring Animals and Their “Creature Powers”

Do you have a Wild Kratts fan in your life?  For me, our youngest daughter, Bella, can't get enough of the Kratt brothers and this show.  She is intrigued by the show and learning about the different creatures, that she has to stop what she is doing every AM and PM, just to watch the show.  And, each and every night she talks with us at the dinner table about the new creatures and their creature powers, and how she would love to come face to face, or at least see close up these animals.

Because of Bella's love for the Wild Kratts series, we make a point to pick up all the new DVDs and Santa was even nice enough to bring Bella her own Wild Kratts costumes so she could dress up like Chris and Martin and pretend to be one of the Kratt Brothers, as well as toys from the series.

When Bella saw this upcoming DVD arrive at our doorstep, she was all smiles.  And, it couldn't have come at a better time as she has been having a flare with her eczema and I have been trying to keep her entertained and her mind off scratching -- and this DVD did just the trip.  Even if she has already seen the two wild adventures included on this DVD before, she was eager to watch them again.  So, we sat down together and watcher both the Cheetah Racer and Falcon City full-length episodes.  Bella started talking over the episodes as she schooled me and Savannah all about falcons and cheetahs, based on what she learned from watching these two episodes before (more than a dozen times).  And, before you know it, both of my girls were on all fours, pretending to be a cheetah, or flapping their arms like wings as they maneuvered their way around the first floor of our house, looking for food like a falcon would.

I really enjoy this PBS Kids animated series, as it does a wonderful job at teaching preschoolers and children even younger about different animals found in the wild.  I love watching Bella get so into the shows and hear her talking about the animals as if she had studied up on them in books. She goes into great detail, as do the Kratt Brothers on the shows, and makes learning about science and nature fun.


Here is more about this upcoming DVD release:

"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing two stories from PBS KIDS’ popular WILD KRATTS series on the new DVD “SUPER SPRINTERS.” The Kratt Brothers are always on the move, and in this DVD, that is never truer! In “Cheetah Racer,” Chris and Martin think that cheetahs can travel faster than any other creature or vehicle over the rough African savannah, but Aviva and archenemy Zach Varmitech challenge this and compete to build a ground racer that can travel even faster. The speed theme continues with “Falcon City.” In this episode the brothers fly with the world’s fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon. The brothers discover that Varmitech and his Zachbots are threatening to destroy a Peregrine falcon’s nest located on a city building. Can Martin and Chris pull off a high flying rescue?

In each episode of WILD KRATTS, creature teachers Chris Kratt and Martin Kratt take kids and their families along on extraordinary animal-powered adventures. The show transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning KRATTS’ CREATURES and Emmy-winning ZOBOOMAFOO, into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. WILD KRATTS airs weekdays on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

SUPER SPRINTERS will be available on DVD June 23, 2015. The DVD run time is approximately 60 minutes and its SRP is $12.99.

The episodes included on this DVD are listed below.

Cheetah Racer
Chris and Martin announce that no creature or vehicle can travel as fast over the rough and tumble African savannah as the cheetah. Aviva takes the challenge and declares she will build a ground racer that can run even faster than a cheetah. Of course Zach wants to prove that he is a better inventor than Aviva and joins the race. The team, inspired by the cheetah, “revs up” to explore the different functions required for speed to build a cheetah racer and win the race.

Falcon City
The Kratt brothers are itching to fly with the world’s fastest animal, the Peregrine falcon, which can hit top speeds of 240 mph. But their efforts are side-tracked when the rest of the Wild Kratts team challenges them to find the falcon in the city instead of in the wild, and Chris’ Creature Power Suit is accidentally activated with Pigeon Powers! But then they discover that Zach is sending his Zachbots to clean off a building that has a Peregrine falcon nest! Martin and Chris must activate their Peregrine falcon powers and harness the force of gravity to pull off a high flying creature rescue!

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About Kratt Brothers Company
Kratt Brothers Company, founded in 1993, has created and produced more than 220 episodes of television, including award-winning series: KRATTS’ CREATURES, ZOBOOMAFOO, “Kratt Brothers: Be The Creature” and WILD KRATTS. Through its full service animation studio, Kratt Brothers Company is currently in production on its fourth season of the Emmy-nominated hit WILD KRATTS.www.krattbrothers.com

About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs.  Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS also offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning. The PBS KIDS Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally, extending the reach of these programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns’s films, documentaries from award-winning series such as NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as films from independent producers and popular children’s programming. PBS Distribution offers consumers high-quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming, and is also a leading source for factual content for international broadcast, cable, and satellite services.

WILD KRATTS: SUPER SPRINTERS
Street Date: June 23, 2015
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approximately 60 Minutes
SRP: $12.99
Format: DVD

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


1 comment:

  1. Learning about different creatures sounds great for the kids we will have to check out this dvd thanks for sharing the release date.
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