'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Welcome ...'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS KIDS)
Overview: Four-year-old Daniel Tiger invites young viewers directly into his world, giving them a kid's eye view of his life and making them feel like one of his neighbors.
DVD Verdict: For those of you that are not aware, 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' is an animated continuation to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, where all the original characters are now grown up with their own preschool-aged children.
Personally, I loved Mr. Rogers Neighborhood as a kid, and although this is a very different, more modern show, I am pleased to see the good moral underlining and joy that this show brings to him while still keeping true to the same themes. I love the little songs that have more meaning than rhyme and the lessons in the show along with the story lines.
Contained in this brand new DVD are three (3) grr-ific tales: 'Daniel's Birthday,' 'Daniel's Picnic' and 'Neighbor Day' (which is actually a special DOUBLE episode!). In the first one, Daniel is excited to pick out a cake for his birthday party, but after a bumpy ride on a Trolley, Daniel is disappointed to find that his cake is smushed. In the second one, Daniel, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina are having a picnic. It starts to rain, and everything is ruined, leaving them very disappointed. In the final double episode, Daniel learns how good it feels to be neighborly and that one kind act can lead to many. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood to join Daniel Tiger and friends as they have a whole lot of fun and learn life's little lessons. This DVD also comes with the front cover as an inventive jigsaw puzzle as a bonus! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Printable Activities and Coloring Pages.