Tuesday, February 7, 2012

DVD Review: Davey and Goliath, Volume 11


UPC: 095163883126
ISBN: 9780740322204
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Categories: Children, Series
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Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with the 1967 holiday special "Happy Easter." In this 30-minute episode, Davey is saddened by the death of his grandmother shortly after spending a fun day with her. However, when he watches a rehearsal of a passion play, he remembers that she taught him how Jesus still lives in our hearts and Easter is a time for celebration.

Volume 11 of this 50th anniversary series also contains the previously lost episode "What's His Name," in which Davey learns the meaning of forgiveness when he is falsely accused of wrongdoing, and "Chicken," in which Davey breaks his leg and learns that it's better to be called a chicken than to act foolishly. Then, in "Kum Ba Yah," Davey decides that a rift with another bell choir member shouldn't get in the way of his responsibility to his friends. Other episodes in this enhanced DVD include "Ready or Not" and "Pieces of Eight."

My Thoughts:

This is my second Davey and Goliath DVD I have reviewed from the Bridgestone Multimedia Group.  The previous review, Volume 10, can be found here.  This volume, which is part of the 50th Anniversary edition, did not disappoint.  I especially loved the Ready or Not episode, in which Davey, Goliath and Jonathan help to clean up a local park that has fallen into disrepair.  This episode is  a great one to share with children, as Earth Day approaches, and you are looking for a family clean up project.  You simply have to look to your local parks, and lend a helping hand.  Another favorite episode to watch was Chicken, in which Davey is careless and ends up breaking his leg.  The moral of this episode is that it is better to be called a "chicken" than to do foolish things, that may harm or hurt you.  Children have to deal with peer pressure in school and in the playgrounds, and if you can instill in them good morals at home, they will be better prepared to handle this pressure and act accordingly.  

The other episodes contained on this Volume 11 DVD were also enjoyable to watch, and also shared positive themes and morals, that children can learn and apply to their daily lives.  This is what I loved so much about this classic animation television series, which aired between 1960 and 1975.  I was excited to hear that they were remastering these timeless tales and bringing them to DVD, for parents to share with their children.  I will definitely be sharing this volume and others from the Davey and Goliath series, with my daughters as they get older.  If you have never watched a Davey and Goliath episode, why not pick up this or other volumes in the series to preview and then share with your children.  It is a great way to spend quality time together, and opens up discussions, which will prompt better communication between you and your children, as it did when I was a child, watching this series with my parents and brothers.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from Bridgestone Multimedia Group in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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