'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Super Daniel!'
(DVD / TV-Y / 2016 / PBS Kids)
Overview: Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 which builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Through imagination, creativity, and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.
DVD Verdict: As noted above, 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' is an animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4. It actually builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Through imagination, creativity, and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.
Here on the wonderful 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Super Daniel!' we quickly discover that "Super Daniel" is always ready to save the day! There are lots of ways for a young tiger like Daniel to be brave and adventurous, such as using his "super powers" to help out friends and solving problems by coming up with his own solutions. Daniel soon discovers that trying new things and being proud of oneself can make anyone feel like a superhero!
The nine (9) Grr-ific Tales included are: Super Daniel!, Daniel Doesn't Want To Stop Playing, Daniel Fixes Trolley, Daniel Tries a New Food, Daniel is Big Enough to Help Dad, Daniel's New Friend, Daniel's Friends Say No, Prince Wednesday Doesn't Want to Play, and the BONUS episode, Goodnight Daniel.
My 2-year old grandson LOVES this show! He is rarely still, but will sit through entire episodes of Daniel Tiger, responding to questions, singing along, and giving me "Ugga- mugga" kisses. He even has a "Tigey" he sleeps with! So, what more could you want?! In fact, to go one further, his favorite two stories in this wonderful new collection are the titular one, Super Daniel! where Daniel and Grandpere are at home pretending to be superheroes. Suddenly, Daniel notices that Dad has forgotten to take his lunch to work with him so he and Grandpere take Dad's lunchbox to the Clock Factory and Daniel uses his imagination to have several super adventures along the way!
The other one is Daniel Fixes Trolley where Daniel accidentally breaks one of his toy trolley's wheels while playing. When Mom is too busy to help Daniel put the wheel back on, she urges him to try to figure it out on his own and explains that fixing it on his own will make him feel good about himself. And, by golly, it most certainly does, of course. These are all Widescreen Presentations (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of: