'Wild Kratts: Madagascar Madness!'
(DVD / G / 2018 / PBS Kids)
Overview: Join the Wild Kratts as they touch down in Madagascar for the first time! With no big land predators, Chris realizes that the huge island is one of the safest places in the world for adventuring!
DVD Verdict: For those not in the know, Chris and Martin Kratt are brothers (in real life!) who explore the wild throughout the world to learn more about animals and share conservation information. They have three friends who travel in the Tortuga HQ with them named Aviva, Koki and Jimmy Z.
The brothers have creature power suits that allow them to experience what it's like to be the animals they find. The team helps them by creating power suit creature disks for each animal they study. They also bring them supplies and help them out of tricky situations when their adventures get dicey.
In 'Wild Kratts: Madagascar Madness!', we watch as the brothers land in Madagascar, a place that neither of them had ever been before. They quickly learn, as we also do, that there are no so-called "big land predators", and so set about exploring.
Now realizing that the huge island is one of the safest places in the world for adventuring, they also discover that it belongs to the group of least developed countries, according to the United Nations; and that Malagasy and French are both official languages of the state.
In the spiny desert region of Madagascar, Martin and Chris learn all about the amazing clinging and leaping abilities of sifaka lemurs. Then when Chris and Martin hear a loud dispute between two troops of ringtailed lemurs, they set off to figure out what the big argument is about and the fun continues.
This, and other tales unfold here so come on, and hop into the Tortuga and explore the unique island of Madagascar with the Wild Kratts crew!
In short, 'Wild Kratts' is a great cartoon adventure show for kids where they can learn about new animals and why conservation is so important to the world, not just them. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.