Monday, May 6, 2013

Now Available on DVD -- Koala Kid (Review)

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



"Exclusively from Walmart &, journey down under and meet a whole new breed of hero in this laugh-filled, action-packed animated adventure with an all-star voice cast, including Rob Schneider, Tim Curry and Alan Cumming. Johnny (Schneider) is a rare white koala bear who just wants to fit in and make friends. But when a twist of fate mistakenly transforms him into a fearless protector of animals, called “Koala Kid,” Johnny finds himself in over his head on a thrilling trek across the outback. With help from his hilarious new sidekicks, including a crafty Tasmanian devil, a lovable lizard and a boomerang-flinging female koala, Johnny may just outwit a villainous crocodile named Bog (Cumming) and become a true hero after all."

Starring: Rob Schneider, Tim Curry and Alan Cumming
Director: Kyungho Lee
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Rating: PG
Run Time: 86 minutes

My Thoughts:

This past weekend, my parents came to visit the girls, and we had a blast watching movies together, going for walks to see the horses up the hill from us, and even paid a visit to the Roger Williams Zoo in RI.  While my girls love watching animals on television, they get nervous when they are up close to the real thing.  How about your kids? Were they scared of the animals when they were little?  Hopefully, as they get older, they will warm up to the beautiful animals at the zoo and other animals reserves, to really take them in and appreciate their uniqueness.

After the zoo and bath time last night, the girls snuggled on the couch with Nana and Papa as we wall watched this recent release, exclusive to Walmart.  If you are fan of Madagascar or other animated animal movies, then you will love their heartwarming family adventure.  the movie centers around Johnny, a koala who feels left out because he is different -- his fur is white.  He ends up running off to join the circus.  And, as the movie progresses Johnny and the other animal characters discover that being different is great and is what makes us all unique, and that we each bring different skills/qualities to the table when we work as a team, as well as the importance of friendship and acceptance. 

My youngest, who is 18 months thoroughly enjoyed this movie, as she fell in love with Johnny the moment he appeared on the screen.  As for Savannah, she couldn't stop pointing out the different wild animals, many of which she saw earlier in the day at the zoo.  Overall, this is a wonderful family friendly movie that will be enjoyed from children young and old, as well as parents.  The story flows nicely, and the bright, colorful animation is definitely pleasing on the eye, and pulls you in as a viewer.

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


  1. I’m so glad to find out this review. My kids live with their mum and I visit each week ends to see them. So I used to buy some good Kid movie to enjoy with them. So this is really helpful.

  2. i saw this in the store yesterday, it looks cute!