Arthur – Binky Goes Nuts (WGBH)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C- Episodes: B-
Arthur is a charming animated hit series
from WGBH and PBS about a world where humans interact with animal-like humans
that speak as seamlessly as their homo sapient equivalents. Dealing with diversity in a matter of fact
manner allows the show to get to more important topics than petty issues that
divide people. The four shows on this
Binky Goes Nuts where Binky finds a peanut
allergy can be more horrendous than he might think.
Breezy Listening Music has regular character Brain
getting a low grade on a test, than blaming pop music from a local ice cream
shop! Is he right or is he only
Arthur Weighs In finds the title character gaining
weight unexpectedly. Now, what is he
going to do about it?
The Law Of The Jungle Gym deals with privacy issues and
issues of personal spaced between the title locale and the use of digital
photography. This was a nice way to
conclude this set.
X 1 image has good color, some aliasing problems and is clean for the most
part, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is clear and has no surrounds. The only extra includes DVD-ROM downloadable
educational materials for the title show.
- Nicholas Sheffo