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Peep & The Big Wide World – Peep & His Pals


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: C-     Episodes: B-



Peep, Chirp and Quack are so popular, that WGBH has issued a second triple set of their exploits.   Peep & His Pals continues these nice, convenient collections of the animated TV series Peep & The Big Wide World.  To repeat, this WGBH co-produced show is another solid set for young, developing audience, with Joan Cusack back as the narrator.  This is again followed by live-action sequences of young children playing and learning from a fun project that they have just taken part in.


The DVDs are as follows, with episodes listed:


Peep Explores:

The Perils Of Peep & Chirp

Peep’s Can

All Fall Down

Peep’s Night Out

Quack’s Tracks

Peep’s Lost Leaf


Chirp Files:

The Windy Day

Chirp Builds A Nest

Chirp’s Flight Program

The Red Ballmoon

A Delicate Balance

Sounds Like…


Quack Knows It All:

Quack & The Very Big Rock

Hide & Go Peep

The Incredible Shrinking Duck

Wandering Beaver

Stuck Duck

Give Me A Call



The show is fortunately on the upswing and picking up recognition and popularity, as it actually is shown on The Learning Channel and Discovery Channel.  The show also talks about science in all of its explorations, something vital to anyone’s development and something suddenly even more vital to protect.  The expanded focus on the other characters is a plus this time out, but they received strong coverage to begin with.  I hope this series goes on for many years to come.


The 1.33 X 1 image is colorful, clean and nicely rendered, though this is not the most detailed animation, but it is just fine for what it is.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has nice Pro Logic surrounds, making this a pleasant playback combination for everyone.  Extras once again include three DVD-ROM PDF files and a weblink on DVD 1, all repeated on DVD 2 & 3, plus tips for children to explore more science on their own.  Peep & His Pals is a must-have for any library of titles for developing children.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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