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Nickelodeon Favorites: Whiskers and Paws (DVD)
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Nickelodeon Favorites: Whiskers and Paws (DVD)

Nick Jr. starts off 2016 the right way in this fun collection for families.

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With a new year comes even newer and more exciting releases from our friends at Nickelodeon. So it comes at no surprise that their latest DVD, Nickelodeon Favorites: Whiskers and Paws, is another fun-filled time for kids and their families that mixes hit shows from the past, present, and recent future that they’ll enjoy.

Featuring six episodes from awesome Nick Jr. shows, this DVD contains over two hours of edutainment that children and their families are sure to have a blast with. Things kick off with an episode from one of their newest shows, Shimmer and Shine, titled “Abraca-Genie”. Here a young girl named Leah notices her friend Zac isn’t doing so well with a magic show he’s working on. Luckily she has two genies named Shimmer and Shine to help give some real magic to his show, if they can round up all of the animals they accidentally let loose from Zac’s magic hat that is.

Everyone’s favorite puppy heroes from PAW Patrol come to the rescue with “Pups Leave Marshall Home Alone” and “Pups Save the Mischievous Kitten” that has Marshall bored and alone watching the lookout all by himself. Things take a turn though when he gets a call for help that calls for all of his skills. In the next episode, the pups try their best to win the a town award, but they’ll need to save the town from some naughty kitties first. Next on the list is Dora and Friends in “Puppy Princess Rescue” where they’ll have to find the missing puppy princess of doggie land, while the Fresh Beat Band of Spies follows in “Bunnies Go Bananas” that have them taking on a huge banana monster. The Bubble Guppies episode “Bubble Kitty” has Molly and Gil finding a lost kitten and set out to find it’s owner, and lastly on the DVD is Blue’s Clues “A visit from Plum” that features Periwinkle’s bilingual friend that teaches viewers Spanish as the gang plays and learns together.

While the DVD itself lacks any special features, Nickelodeon was cool enough to include a bonus Nick Jr. DVD inside that has even more fun shows for kids to watch. The visuals and audio come in nice and clean here, with the only nitpick I can think of is that the picture can feel a bit wonky for some as the shows switch between fullscreen on the older content and widescreen on new stuff.

If you’re looking for a fun, budget title for children to start the new year right with, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better deal than the Nickelodeon Favorites: Whiskers and Paws DVD. With over two hours of shows and a bonus DVD with even more Nick Jr. goodness on it, parents will want to get their paws on this collection.

About the Author: Chris Mitchell