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Category:    Home > Reviews > Animation > Comedy > Ocean > Animals > Educational > Muppets > Bubble Guppies: Get Ready For School/Heroes In Action/Robot Invasion/Rugrats: Outdoor Shenanigans! + Reptar Returns! (Nickelodeon DVDs)/Sesame Street: Learning Rocks (Warner DVD/all 2014)

Bubble Guppies: Get Ready For School/Heroes In Action/Robot Invasion/Rugrats: Outdoor Shenanigans! + Reptar Returns! (Nickelodeon DVDs)/Sesame Street: Learning Rocks (Warner DVD/all 2014)


Picture: C+ (Rugrats: C) Sound: C+ Extras: C+/D/D/D/D/C Episodes: C+/C+/C+/C+/C+/B-



Here are the latest DVD singles for children...



Bubble Guppies: Get Ready For School has my least favorite theme here, but the shows run about 2 hours combined, so that is not as bad. It is easily one of Nickelodeon's best new shows and this volume serves its purpose.


Two music videos and a real pencil case inside the DVD case are the extras.



Heroes In Action and Robot Invasion are two of the latest compilation singles that feature several Nickelodeon shows each, usually at least loosely tied to a theme. Both in this case have a few episodes each of SpongeBob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the lesser-known Sanjay & Craig. Not bad for what they are, but some might just want to have show-specific releases.


There are no extras.



Rugrats: Outdoor Shenanigans! + Reptar Returns! Are surprise singles considering the show has come out on DVD so often, but they make for fairly good samples, yet they make one wonder why no push for seasonal sets or why no Blu-ray has been announced. Either is a decent intro to the show or a time-filler, but far from the best in the franchise.


There are no extras.



Finally we have Sesame Street: Learning Rocks, which does not send kids back to school, but get them to think as always and has over two hours of usually solid entertainment. We get the usual Muppet and human gang interacting and it is a volume more than worthy of the TV classic. Telly is a hoot as usual too.


Extras include PDF downloadable print & fold book and What's That Noise? featurette.



The 1.33 X 1 on the Rugrats singles are the softer of the releases here looking like older transfers, but the same on Sesame and Bubble are just fine. The compilation DVDs offer a mix of anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 and 1.33 X 1 image playback and they are also just fine. All 6 DVDs offer lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo and are on even sonically with each other petty much.



- Nicholas Sheffo


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