The Frozen trailer.

I am not actually suggesting that you see this film; it is, bluntly, stupid.  It is stupid because clearly neither the writer(s) nor the director of the movie (plot: “Three people stuck on a snow lift for a week.  Also, wolves”) have kids.  If they had kids, then they would have probably purchased the Mighty Machines DVD “Winter Blast” by now – and so would know that there would be an entire team of snowplows and specialized machines out there all week putting the slopes back in order.

Yes, yes: no doubt they could have some convoluted reason to explain that away – if they thought of it.  Bets that they did?

Moe Lane

So, there’s a kid’s video called All About Big Red Fire Engines.

I thought that we’d give the series a shot; the kid likes trucks. Heck, the daddy likes trucks.

The daddy does not like having to deal with multiple previews of shows and movies that he has no intention of either buying, or letting his kid get in the habit of wanting; particularly when the “skip past” and “skip to menu” functions on the DVD have been disabled. The daddy will thus not buy any more of the series.

The studio for this series is Gaiam Americas: You Have Been Warned.

Moe Lane

PS: I don’t object to advertising, per se. NCircle Entertainment does it smart, though: they put examples of other shows that they distribute after the main program, where you can ignore them if you want. Which is why we went out and bought a bunch of Pocoyo videos; an example was on the Mighty Machines video that we bought for the kid, and it met our criteria for acceptable entertainment.

“Dragon’s World: A Fantasy Made Real”

Dragon’s World: A Fantasy Made Real: we bought it to distract the kid (we forgot to pack his usual DVD fare of Mighty Machines*), but it’s sufficiently entertaining that I’ll probably end up watching it at some point.  Even if they did replace the voiceover narration of Ian Holm with Patrick Stewart.

Moe Lane

*You’ll understand when you have kids.