Tuesday, April 4, 2017

PBS Distribution Releasing "WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM" on DVD April 11th (Review)

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.


Wild Kratts: Wild Kratts: Panda-monium DVD

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

This DVD couldn't have come at a better time, as the girls are all about Wild Kratts thanks to a recent visit out the CT Science Center in Hartford, CT when they got to meet Jimmy and Aviva, and created their very own Creature Communicator and Creature Power Discs.  In addition to meeting Jimmy and Aviva, they also got to sit for a fun Wildlife Encounters stage show.  After attending this fun Wild Kratts event, the girls came home and pulled out all their Wild Kratts DVDs, toys and books to enjoy.  And, the following day this advance DVD copy arrived at our door, for the girls to help me review.  They were so excited and couldn't wait to watch it.

This upcoming DVD release contains eh following four full-length episodes: 
  • Panda Power Up!
  • Red Panda Rescue
  • The Colors of China
  • Snowy Owl Invasion

My girls love panda bears, and we learned all about them in January as part of our homeschool learning.  So, it was nice to revisit this topic with them as a fun refresher.  In this new DVD, the Kratt brothers save giant pandas from the evil Zach Varmitech, help reunite a lost red panda with its mom, and save animals captured in China from the villain Donita Donata.  Sounds like fun, huh?  You can always expect an wild adventure when you tune in to the Wild Kratts daily on PBS Kids or when you sit down and watch a Wild Kratts DVD with with your child.  My girls loved this DVD and have already watched it half a dozen times since we received it a couple weeks ago.

If you have a Wild Kratts fan in your life, why not consider picking up this DVD when it hits store shelves on April 11th and add it to their Easter basket?  Or, simply pick up and add it to your child's growing Wild Kratts DVD collection.  I have lost count of how many DVDs from this popular series my girls have. They can watch them over and over again without getting bored, and love learning about all the different creatures from around the world.

More about this upcoming release:

"PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing the new DVD “WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM.” Viewers will join Chris and Martin Kratt as they learn about the amazing creature features of giant pandas, red pandas, and other incredible animals. In four action-packed adventures, the brothers save giant pandas from the evil Zach Varmitech, find an adorable little lost red panda and help to reunite her with her mother, save animals captured in China from the villain Donita Donata, and more!
PANDA-MONIUM will be available on DVD April 11, 2017. The DVD run time is approximately 120 minutes and its SRP is $14.99. The episodes included on this DVD are listed below.

Panda Power Up! 
While checking out the endangered giant panda, the Wild Kratts get stranded in the bamboo forests of China without having power for any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to ‘power up’ in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An ‘ancient panda secret’ just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas.

Red Panda Rescue
Chris finds a little lost Red panda, but before she can be reunited with her mother, Zach steals her as a birthday present for Donita Donata. It’s Wild Kratts to the rescue!

The Colors of China
While hanging out with golden pheasants in China, Martin and Chris wonder how important color is for creatures. But when Donita Donata begins to steal animals and remove their color, they soon discover just how critical it is for survival. It’s a race to stop Donita and get color back into the creature world!

Snowy Owl Invasion
Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their giant panda friend Stuffo when they receive reports of snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it’s up to the Wild Kratts to solve the mystery of the snowy owl invasion!

WILD KRATTS 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. From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each episode of WILD KRATTS presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt Brothers – and young viewers – meet. WILD KRATTS airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings)."

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 fifth season of the Emmy-nominated hit WILD KRATTS. www.krattbrothers.com

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, Android TV, Xbox One 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 broad range of high quality content in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.  PBS International offers factual content for broadcast, cable, and satellite services internationally.  The PBS Distribution catalog includes films from Ken Burns, 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.

Street Date: April 11, 2017
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approx. 120 Minutes
SRP: $14.99

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.

1 comment :

  1. This sounds terrific. It is absolutely essential that kids learn all about science.