As I sit here writing some blog posts I find myself looking outside the window at the heavy wet snow that is slowly melting outside. It’s been a long and miserable winter. I am counting the days until it’s spring time. I’m not necessarily looking forward to the rain and all the mud that will be trekked into our home, but I am looking forward to chirping birds, budding leaves and flowers. Not only that, sunshine and blue skies would be a nice change of pace from the gloomy winter.
Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution want to bring a touch of spring into your family’s life with the release of new DVDs from your favorite Nickelodeon characters - Dora the Explorer, Max & Ruby and Peter Rabbit.
The collection is called Essentially Spring and each one has a special DVD sleeve.
Some of the DVDs are also based on Easter which is on April 20, 2014. These would make great additions to Easter baskets. Unlike candy these DVDs can be enjoyed again and again, year after year.
The DVDs are available today (February 18, 2014) where most movies are sold.
Peter Rabbit: Spring Into Adventure!
Spring has sprung when Peter Rabbit, Lily Bobtail, and Benjamin Bunny embark on seven seasonal stories! Hop into over an hour of springtime adventures as Peter and his pals learn never to follow strangers, help out a baby bunny who is afraid of the dark, catch a trout, work together to rescue a friend, and more, all while building valuable problem solving and leadership skills!
Running Time: Approximately 110 minutes
Introduce your little bunny to a modern take on one of the most beloved characters in classic children’s literature, Peter Rabbit. These eight tales set the course for spine-tingling adventures through Beatrix Potter’s Lake District, a beautiful, natural world where real dangers, wily villains, and simple delights are found in the most unusual places! Join Peter, his cousin Benjamin, and their new pal, Lily, as this intrepid trio embarks on exciting escapades, all while building valuable skills like reasoning and problem solving.
DVD Running Time: Approximately 92 minutes
Max & Ruby: Easter with Max & Ruby
Spring into the Easter season with two very funny Easter bunnies – Max and Ruby! From Ruby’s Easter bonnet to Max’s Easter bunny, and an Easter Parade too, you’ll be celebrating the season bunny-style.
DVD Running Time: Approximately 100 minutes
Max & Ruby: Everybunny Loves Spring
Hop for joy because Max and Ruby are celebrating Spring with twelve new-to-DVD episodes. Enjoy over an hour and a half of fun as Max and Ruby jump through exciting springtime adventures together!
DVD Running Time: Approximately 96 minutes
Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Easter Adventure
Preschoolers can help Dora and Boots save the Hip-Hop Bunny’s basket of eggs the perfect Easter gift, which features an exciting collection of adventures. Plus enjoy two bonus episodes, five Karaoke music videos and an interactive play mode game.
DVD Running Time: Approximately 66 minutes
Dora the Explorer: Egg Hunt
Celebrate Dora’s first Easter Egg Hunt and help Dora and Boots find the Big Yellow Egg with a prize inside. It’s an egg-cellent adventure preschoolers won’t want to miss!
DVD Running Time: Approximately 98 minutes
I have these DVDs that were sent to me to review. I’ve already watched bits and pieces of several of the DVDs (mostly Max & Ruby and Peter Rabbit). Max & Ruby were my son’s favorite television series when he was younger. We still have his Max & Ruby plush toys too.
I didn’t know that there was a series on TV for Peter Rabbit. It’s a wonderful program. If you haven’t checked it out yet you should. It’s adorable. The characters are very likable too. I like Benjamin Bunny. He’s my favorite. Flopsy and Mopsy (twins) are cute too.
When I think “Peter Rabbit” I think about Easter. It’s nice to know that the show’s writers have turned this classic children’s character into so much more than the bunny who delivers Easter baskets.
If you want to learn more about any of these series, watch full episodes or even find some fun craft and recipe ideas visit www.NickJr.com.
Look for the Essentially Spring DVDs where most DVDs are sold.
*I received free screener copies in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.