We got the opportunity to try out two new videos from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment available on DVD September 1, 2009. Both are perfect to get ready for Halloween and were a hit at my house!
Shaun the Sheep recently won an International Emmy Award for Children & Young People. On the Disney Channel you can see five minute shorts of the series but only the DVDs have full length episodes.
What’s black and white and goes bump in the night? Don’t be scared – it’s your woolly friend, Shaun the Sheep! Join Shaun as he leads his fearless flock through six adventures that mix the spooky, the kooky, and the just plain funny. A troublesome tractor, freaky farm noises and sleepwalking sheep are only a few of the weird and wonderful surprises waiting for Shaun and his barnyard pals as they creep, sneak and make mayhem in this laugh-filled collection.
“Little Sheep of Horrors” – Intrigued by a horror film on TV, Timmy wanders into the Farmer’s House, and Shaun’s rescue mission wreaks panic.
“Abracadabra” – When the Farmer decides to throw out his magic set, Shaun decides to put on a show – but things get out of hand when the flock start disappearing!
“Things That Go Bump” – On a dark and stormy night the flock cannot sleep – Shaun discovers the culprits.
“Heavy Metal Shaun” – The farmer inspects the lawn with a metal detector. When Shaun and Bitzer try it, they discover a metallic threat behind a hedge.
“Troublesome Tractor” – The tractor seems to be ready for the scrap heap and the farmer wishes he could afford to buy a new one. So the sheep overhaul it…
“Sheepwalking” – It is a peaceful night at the farm, until Shaun starts to walk in his sleep. The Flock cannot resist their natural instinct to follow, and chaos soon ensues.
We just watched Shaun the Sheep for the first time today and I’ll admit I didn’t know what to expect and was a little skeptical that it would be age appropriate or something my 3 year old son would enjoy. But he was excited to watch the “sheep movie” as he called it. The entire DVD isn’t Halloween focused but the first three episodes definitely work for Halloween. Lucian told me it was “kinda scary” as I sat and watched him with it. I asked if he liked it and he emphatically said, “Yes!” I found myself enjoying the episodes as well. They certainly are smart but silly sheep. I think the best compliment this DVD could get was my son asking to watch it again as soon as it was over!
You can pre-order Shaun the Sheep: Little Sheep of Horrors on Amazon for only $10.99 and it qualifies for super saver shipping!
The thrills start with Thomas & Friends™ in a ghostly adventure. Bob The Builder™ and Spud put on scary faces to protect a giant pumpkin pie from hungry crows. Barney™ and Fifi learn that there’s more to a costume than just dressing up. Angelina Ballerina™ sneaks into a costume ball and Fireman Sam™ saves a furry friend from a chilling experience. Enjoy the season’s sweetest collection of Trick or Treat Tales!
Thomas & Friends – “Flour Power!”
Barney & Friends™ – “Guess Who?”
Bob the Builder – “Trix’s Pumpkin Pie”
Fifi and the Flowertots – “Pirate Primrose”
Angelina Ballerina – “The Costume Ball”
My favorite part of this collection is that it is just that. A collection of different shows, some of which we wouldn’t normally watch but got a chance to check out. Of course we enjoyed the Bob the Builder and Thomas and Friends episodes the most but they are some of our favorite shows. Overall we really enjoyed this DVD as well, although Shaun the Sheep Little Sheep of Horrors was the big winner of the two. I think mostly because it is something different.
You can pre-order HIT Favorites: Trick or Treat Tales on Amazon for only $10.49 and this also qualifies for super saver shipping!