Newest title in a series of children’s animated stories, Dougie in disguise, charming tales from Spain to encourage imaginative play, launches in two volumes. Dougie is a curious kid who loves to play with sticker albums and is never without his friend, Tim the dog. Curiosity and imagination combine when Dougie dresses up in a disguise and has adventures. Dougie in disguise allows children to help Dougie choose stickers from his book that will help him in his travels. Warm and funny, engaging and cheerful, each vignette helps children learn about occupations, geography, and famous characters from literature. Thirteen adventures on the first disc and 14 on the second disguise Dougie as famous characters, familiar objects and adventuresome occupations. Two volumes of his adventures, aimed at children up to age 5, launch April 10, on Amazon, www.organa.com, and various stores and websites.
Recently released “Scavenger Traveler” app for the iPhone encourages kids of any age to explore their environment while traveling or at home, bridging that gap between real world experiences and the digital, without taking parents out of the equation. Other DVD releases include “Stories From East of the Moon,” based on witty stories by Monty Python’s Terry Jones; “Move With Me” series of Yoga DVDs for kids; and “The Adventures of Mouse
Recommended for children ages 2-5, available for $19.95 each. For more information about these and other titles please visit www.organa.com.
Approximately 105 minutes each
$19.95 each (includes noncommercial public performance rights)
With all of the cartoons found on TV nowadays, how many people can say that they have seen authentic international stories brought to life in cartoon form? Not many I bet. I had some fun with my 4 year old the other day, viewing some unique children’s DVD’s from Organa Kids. These DVD’s explored tales from faraway countries that both of us had never heard of before. If anything, it certainly did pique my son’s curiosity, and got him asking me many questions about the outcomes of the interesting stories.
The first DVD we watched was called Dougie in Disguise. It is based on imaginative tales from Spain, and revolves around a small boy named Dougie, and his dog Tim. Dougie has many different adventures in which he dresses up with the help of his sticker album. In each story, he travels to a new place, explores a different occupation, and sometimes becomes a famous literary character such as Puss in Boots. Since the cartoons are so original, we were always surprised at the outcome of each story. This is a welcome change from the usually very predictable storylines found in today’s regular TV cartoons. Dougie in Disguise comes in two separate volumes of DVD’s, with a total of 27 adventures between the 2 DVD’s.
The second DVD we viewed was Stories From East of the Moon, based on Fairy Tales written by Monty Python’s Terry Jones. This DVD has won 4 international awards. These animated stories were all fresh fairy tales with new twists and plays on different morals and values. In one tale, The Sea Tiger, we discovered the consequences of telling too many lies, and in The Wonderful Cake Horse, we learned about how determination can allow us to achieve our goals. These cartoons were quite whimsical and brought me back to a time when I first watched cartoons on educational channels 30+ years ago.
Thanks Nadine for another great review