As stated before, as a parent, there’s an advantage to a DVD that’s a compilation of different shows. This really is felt when you’re making a long drive to your vacation destination. What could that be? You’re not driving on a trip with the same kid characters talking for an hour. Nickelodeon: Once Upon A Rhyme features six of the major shows that air on Nick Jr. Each episode is themed towards fairy tales and nursery rhymes. Bubble Guppies and Blue’s Room both play with Little Red Riding Hood. Wonder Pets! must assist the cow making its lunar leap. The Fresh Beat Band have to dress up for a royal wedding. Dora the Explorer gets tied up with the three little pigs. This selection seems bent on making sure you don’t turn into the Big Bad Wolf while cruising to the beach. Here’s Josie’s take on the DVD.
The video is 1.33:1 full frame. The transfers look colorful enough to dazzle the eyes in the back seat looking at the monitor behind the driver’s head. The audio is Dolby Digital stereo. Everything sounds right for little ears. The episodes are Closed Captioned.
There are no bonus features.
Nickelodeon: One Upon A Rhyme is a compilation of six preschooler aimed shows. The episodes are fine enough for kids. Blue’s Room is weird since it’s a puppet version of Blue’s Clues. There’s no Steve or Joe.
Nickelodeon and Paramount present Nickelodeon: One Upon A Rhyme. Starring: Bubble Guppies, Team Umizoomi, The Fresh Beat Band and Dora the Explorer. Boxset Content: 6 episodes on 1 DVD. Released: April 30, 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.