Wednesday, October 10, 2018

"NATURE CAT: WINTER DANCE PARTY" on DVD and Available for Under $6! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


DVD Available from PBS Distribution on October 2, 2018

Episodes of the PBS KIDS Series Also Available Now on Digital

NATURE CAT” airs on PBS Stations (check local listings)

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the holidays are fast approaching, which means you should start thinking about gifts for family and friends.  I will be kicking off my holiday gift guide with a few items tonight, and will continue to post reviews of products perfect for every member of the family, including your pets, over the next 8 weeks. I hope to give you some ideas for great gift ideas, especially for those hard to shop for people on your shopping lists.  

As you gear up for the holidays, why not consider consider adding a new holiday DVD to your family's growing DVD collection?  My girls do two advents as they count down to Christmas -- a book advent and also a DVD advent.  I wrap new and family favorites of books and DVDs and the girls take turns each day unwrapping one of each, and then we sit to read the book, and follow it up with a holiday movie.  It is a great way to unwind after a long day, and also gets the whole family into the holiday spirit.

One DVD we recently watched and the girls asked me already to add to our DVD advent countdown is "Nature Cat: Winter Dance Party," which recently released on DVD, and is available from Amazon for only $5.99.  A steal if you ask me! :-)   This DVD includes four full-length episodes from the hit PBS Kids animated series, that are perfect for winter and the holiday.  Below is more information about this new release, including the episodes included on the DVD.  My girls give this DVD two thumbs up and have already watched it a handful of times.  And, if you have a Nature Cat fan in your life, you will definitely want to pick this DVD up so they can add to their growing DVD collection from this popular show.

More about this recent DVD release:

"PBS Distribution released “NATURE CATWINTER DANCE PARTY”, a new DVD from the PBS KIDS series, NATURE CAT, yesterday on DVD. In four action-packed adventures, Nature Cat and his friends take on winter. From a dance party on the shortest day of the year to ice skating and ski jumping, these episodes will have children anticipating the first falling snowflakes.

NATURE CATWINTER DANCE PARTY” ($6.99 SRP) will be available on DVD beginning October 2, 2018 and has a run time of approximately 80 minutes. Episodes of NATURE CAT are also available for digital download.

The four stories on this DVD include:

Today is the Winter Solstice! It’s the shortest day of the year. Daisy’s family always celebrates the return of longer days with the Winter Solstice Dance Party, but there’s one slight problem. Daisy forgot to get ready for the party and there’s so much to do and so little time to do it! Will Daisy get the party ready for the Bunny Family to celebrate the Winter Solstice?!

A fun-filled day of ice skating takes a turn when Nature Cat’s beloved hot cocoa Hug Mug mysteriously breaks. But wait…Ronald’s favorite Bug Mug breaks too. Who would want to break not one, but TWO mugs? Hal thinks there is a mug breaker around! Will the gang track down the Mug Breaker?

Nature Cat has been trying to get into the Animal Book of World Records forever, and it looks like he is down to his last chance as he tries to be the champion animal snow ski jumper. But there is just one slight problem: there is no snow on the ground on this winter’s day! He can’t snow ski jump without snow! When all seems lost, and Nature Cat’s dream seems dashed, the gang has an idea – is it possible to actually create their own snow? Tally ho!

It’s Groundhog Day! Today the Groundhog should tell our pals if Spring will come early or if Winter will stay around longer. But the Groundhog has a different plan this year, do nothing! He is not going to come out of his burrow to make a weather prediction! Oh no! Why? Because in the last ten years he’s been right only five times. He can’t stand the pressure and thinks it’s time for someone else to do his job. Without the Groundhog, how will anyone know if spring will come early this year? It’s up toNature Cat to save the day, to fill in for the Groundhog and make his very own weather prediction! Wait, how is he going to do that?!

In NATURE CAT children follow Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. Once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat “a backyard explorer extraordinaire!”"


About Spiffy Pictures
Spiffy Pictures, founded in 2003 by David and Adam Rudman, is a creative development and production company specializing in family entertainment.  The Emmy Award-winning creative team has created, produced, written and directed live-action and animated projects for PBS Kids, Nickelodeon, Disney, MTV, Comedy Central, Sesame Street and Warner Brothers. 

Spiffy’s projects include creating and producing the Emmy & Prix Jeunesse-nominated Jack’s Big Music Show for Nick Jr, the Emmy-nominated Bunnytown for Disney and Nick Jr.’s Parent’s Choice Award-winning Curious Buddies brand of home videos. Spiffy Pictures recently produced a puppet adaptation of Scooby Doo for Warner Brothers, titled Scooby-Doo! Adventures, The Mystery Map. Spiffy’s current animated production Nature Cat premiered on PBS Kids November 25th, 2015. Nature Cat is designed to encourage kids to explore and develop connections with the natural world, starting in their own backyard.

PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers children ages 2-8 the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital media and community-based programs. PBS KIDS and local stations across the country support the entire ecosystem in which children learn, including their teachers, parents and community. Provided by stations, the free PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream is available to nearly 95% of U.S. TV households. Kidscreen- and Webby Award-winning provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS KIDS offers mobile apps to help support young children’s learning, including the PBS KIDS Video app, which is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Chromecast. PBS KIDS also offers parent and teacher resources to support children’s learning anytime and anywhere. For more information on PBS KIDS content and initiatives supporting school readiness and more, visit, or follow PBS KIDS on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About PBS Distribution

PBS Distribution is the leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms including digital distribution of OTT branded channels, TVOD, SVOD and VOD, as well as through theatrical licensing, DVD and Blu-ray sales, inflight entertainment and international licensing.  

PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators over 4,000 programming hours of the highest quality factual, scripted and children’s programming, including films from producer Ken Burns, hit dramas from MASTERPIECE, entertaining and educational children’s series and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and many independent producers. For over 20 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations and producers.

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Street Date: October 2, 2018
Genre: Kids
Run Time: Approx. 80 Minutes on 1 Disc
SRP: DVD, $6.99
Format: DVD and Digital 

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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