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"Numbers Ahoy" (DVD) - Reviewed by Chris Heinonen

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Synopsis

Our LeapFrog friends Tad and Lily once again need some help from their friend Edison the Firefly.  They're stuck in a game and need to learn to understand numbers to keep going so Edison takes them on a trip under the sea to learn.  Unfortunately, their dog Scout is captured by a pirate during their adventure, and they'll have to use their new number skills to find a way to get him back from the evil Pirate Pythagoras.

Specifications

  • Lionsgate
  • 2010, Color, Not Rated, 35 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Codec:  MPEG-2
  • 480i
  • English Dolby Digital
  • Starring:  Not Listed
  • Directed by Not Listed
Rating
  • Entertainment:
  • Video:
  • Audio:
  • Extras:
  • Violence: No
  • Sex: No
  • Language: No

Commentary

This video (Ages 3-6) was again too advanced for my 14 month old son to understand the content of, but he did enjoy watching it with the bright colors and the dog (he loves dogs).  Once he gets to the recommended ages I will come back to it with him again as I think it will be helpful for him to watch.

Technical

Much like the other LeapFrog DVD I watched, this was bright and bold in colors, with far better image quality than I am used to with a children's video.  There was the little bit of jaggies on quick transitions again, so I'll have to take off a little bit for that, but it was a very nice image overall.

Extras

The DVD also includes some sing along songs, short videos about vowels, a video about Scout the puppy, and a commentary from the educational consultant for LeapFrog explaining the educational benefits of different sections of the film.