Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Now Available on DVD -- Davey and Goliath, Volume 12 (Review)

Davey and Goliath: Volume 12 


Complete your Davey and Goliath collection with the final volume of the 50th anniversary re-mastered release. Volume 12 features five entertaining episodes, including the 1971 School Days special "School...Who Needs It?" On the first day of school, Davey and the Jickets' clubhouse protest in front of the school with signs that say "Down with School" and "I Hate School." Through the efforts of an understanding teacher, the enthusiasm of a new student, and an accidental fire that almost destroys the class float, Davey finally realizes the valuable lessons he can learn in school.

Volume 12 also includes the previously lost episode "The Watchdogs," in which Davey witnesses a robbery but shies away from reporting it until Officer Dan and Mr. Hansen succeed in teaching him the real meaning of the golden rule. Then, "Come, Come to the Fair" depicts Davey's Sunday school class hosting a folk fair where the students learn how different cultures celebrate and remember Jesus. Other episodes in the series finale include "The Doghouse Dream House" and "The Good Back Luck," in which Goliath's cold prevents him from leading Davey and Jonathan back to safety after they become lost during a school field trip.

My Thoughts:

This is the third Davey and Goliath DVD I have reviewed from the Bridgestone Multimedia Group, and have to say it has been my favorite of the three.  Growing up, my brothers and I would watch this animated series every Sunday on television.  I loved all the positive messages that were relayed through these animated shorts, that centered around the importance of school.  Growing up, I remember watching these five classic episodes, and how they put into perspective the importance of education, appreciating your teachers and learning about the Golden Rule.  This faith-based animated series from the 70's is definitely worth revisiting and sharing with your children.  Even though they were originally aired on television in the 70's, the messages still hold true today.  And, children and adults will love following Davey and Goliath on their many journeys, which always lead to awareness and learning important life lessons.  I can't wait to add additional volumes to my growing Davey and Goliath collection (which is made up of 12 volumes in total).

If you were a fan of Davey and Goliath growing up, like I was, you really need to check out his digitally remastered collection.  It will have you reminiscing about your childhood and love for this show.

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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