Just like clockwork, Nickelodeon always has something fun planned for their holiday themed releases. Just in time for spring / Easter, they’ve put together six episodes from some of their best shows in the Nickelodeon Favorites: Springtime Adventures DVD, where children and their families can “spring” into some fun.
Featuring episodes from Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Bubble Guppies, Wonder Pets, Blue’s Clues and even one of their newest shows called Wallykazam, this release focuses on all things spring with some Easter sprinkled in. Take the Wallykazam episode “Picnic: Impossible” for instance, where a rainy day messes up Gina Giant’s picnic that leads to Wally and his friends planning a special surprise picnic for her inside her giant house. Team Umizoomi brings some Easter egg fun in “Umi Egg Hunt” that has the gang going on, you guessed it, the Umi Egg Hunt. When April’s rainbow egg rolls out of her basket and into a rabbit hole, they’ll have to go on an underground adventure in Bunny Town to get it back.
It goes without saying that the other shows on here are just as exciting and fun, such as Dora the Explorer helping a unicorn in “King Unicornio”, or Blue the dog learning about the outdoors in “Nature”, the Wonder Pets helping out both the Easter bunny and a groundhog, along with the Bubble Guppies dealing with a Spring chicken.
It was pretty cool checking out all of the “spring” loaded fun here (okay I’ll cut out the Spring puns). Kids and their families are sure to get their Easter and springtime kicks here. While it’s a little weird that half of the content is in widescreen and the other in fullscreen, everything looks and sounds great. As with my other Nick Jr. reviews, it pains me to repeat myself when I say sadly there aren’t any special features on this release. Despite this, the running length of this DVD is around two hours, which should be more than enough to keep viewers busy.
The Nickelodeon Favorites: Springtime Adventures DVD is a nice collection of episodes that’s sure to make a perfect Easter gift for kids. Anyone who watches will find plenty of learning fun as the Nick Jr. gang goes on one adventure after another. Missing special features aside, those looking for a fun way to spend two hours with their kids and families will want to hop on out and place this release in their basket, both Easter and shopping wise.