Wednesday, October 11, 2006

DVDs for children

Roger Holland is back at PopMatters, recommending children's DVDs.

What comes highly recommended? TaleSpin: Volume One, from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

What does Holland pan? Disney’s Sing-Along Songs--Happy Haunting, from Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Here's what Holland has to say about sing-along DVDs:
  • I’ve long since stopped wondering just who was buying the Sing-Along Songs DVDs. The series is clearly the kid’s present equivalent of gas station flowers or CDs on the Hallmark label, and the purchasers can only be fond but uninvolved family friends and relatives. Such unthinking convenience gift givers would do far better to consider either a brand with pretensions to child development or one of the many quality reissues we see each month.