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The Backyardigans – High Flying Adventures (Nickelodeon/Paramount DVD)


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



Nickelodeon seems interested lately in re-pushing their whole cavalcade of children’s programming and though that is good for a young audience, it also shows the weakness in some of their productions, like The Backyardigans offered here in a single DVD called High Flying Adventures.  Well, this one loses altitude very quickly.


They sing, they are CG animated and they did not leave a big impression with me.  They may be child safe, yet I was only so impressed the four shows here (Fly Girl, Who Goes There?, What’s Bugging You?, Chicken-Itza Pizza) are mild, yet there are one too many times when they seem to be talking at their audience or are louder than they need to be, like a bad TV toy ad hitting children over the head with marketing.  Too bad, because that age group has enough to deal with.


The 1.33 X 1 image is from analog NTSC video and looks like it with weak detail, odd color and some consistency, while the Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is loud enough, if not great by any means.  Two superfluous Music Videos are the only extra.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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