Animals always have a knack for getting into trouble. And when there’s trouble, Milli, Geo and Bot are ready to help out. Team Umizoomi: Animal Heroes is all about four legged critters needing assistance. “Purple Monkey Mission” has them help a monkey get to the right exhibit at the zoo. There’s a scary bit when they need to cut through the Tiger cage. “Buster the Lost Dog” oddly enough is about the trio tracking a lost dog. “Cuckoo Bears” has mechanical bears missing their gears. “Animal School House” has a farmer’s livestock escape the barn and head to a nearby school. It’s up to the trio to save the school from being covered in animals. The show is still informative as they use shapes, numbers and patterns to fulfill quests. Here’s Josie’s take on the the collection:
The video is 1.33:1 full frame. The transfers bring out the details so kids can see the patterns. The audio is Dolby Digital Stereo. You will always hear when Geo wants you to look at his belly screen. The episodes are Closed Captioned.
There are no bonus features.
Team Umizoomi: Animal Heroes comes to the aid of animals in need. The tiny trio are willing to take on tigers to get their mission completed. The counting, shape and pattern focus is good learning tool for small kids.
Nickelodeon and Paramount present Team Umizoomi: Animal Heroes. Starring: Madeleine Rose Yen, Ethan Kempner and Donovan Patton. Boxset Content: 4 episodes on 1 DVD. Released: May 14, 2013. Available at Amazon.com.
Joe Corey is the writer and director of "Danger! Health Films" currently streaming on Night Flight and Amazon Prime. He's the author of "The Seven Secrets of Great Walmart People Greeters." This is the last how to get a job book you'll ever need. He was Associate Producer of the documentary "Moving Midway." He's worked as local crew on several reality shows including Candid Camera, American's Most Wanted, Extreme Makeover Home Edition and ESPN's Gaters. He's been featured on The Today Show and CBS's 48 Hours. Dom DeLuise once said, "Joe, you look like an axe murderer." He was in charge of research and programming at the Moving Image Archive.