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The Animal Band Imagination Dance

 

Picture: C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Program: C

 

 

Sometimes music aimed at young children works and sometimes it does not. The Animal Band Imagination Dance is a compilation of 12 songs that just never works. This might be good for very young kids, as the box notes it is for 3 and up, but I would say past 6 years old and your child will get bored quick, unless they are bonkers for animals.

 

Of course, it is live action human beings doing the singing, but it is simpler than many kids will be able to handle via shorter attention spans and the fact that many other such programs exist now, versus the early years of PBS, where this was just a growing market. The performances are about as good as the limited material, which is at least not harmful. Imagination Dance may not appeal to a majority of that 3 6 age group, so you will have to experiment yourself to find out.

 

The 1.33 X 1 full frame image is shot on analog NTSC videotape and is adequate at best, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has no surround information of any kind. Except for a photo gallery set to another of their songs, extras are nonexistent. The whole thing felt that way for me when it was over.

 

 

- Nicholas Sheffo


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