Twelve sweet girls, who live in an old house, in Paris stole the hearts of my daughter and 3-year-old son. They were, first, introduced to Madeline in the Madeline Movie: Lost in Paris. They, quickly, added it to their list of favorite movies to watch because of the spirit and creativity of the girls in the movie. Remember my Abby relishing in Madeline’s thoughts of Princesses?
As a Mom, I have a soft spot for Madeline because she was a childhood favorite of mine. Books brought to the TV screen give me the chance to show my children all the dreams I had as little girl. This month, Madeline brings all her adventures into one combined DVD in Madeline’s Great Adventures.
Join little Madeline, her loyal canine companion Genevieve, puckish next-door neighbor Pepito and her 11 delightful classmates from Miss Clavels Parisian school as they encounter their very own Arabian lamp, a visit from the Prince of Monaco, a band of pirates and even track down 40 charitable thieves in this thrilling DVD collection inspired by Ludwig Bemelmans beloved children s classic!
Six Featured Adventures:
- Madeline And The Magic Carpet
- Madeline On Safari
- Madeline And The Lost Crown
- Madeline And The Gypsies
- Madeline And The Pirates
- Madeline And The Forty Thieves
Momma Findings Family Thoughts:
Thanks to Shout! Factory, my family got a sneak peek at the movie before it hits store shelves. My daughter almost passed out when it arrived on our doorstep exclaiming, “Another Madeline DVD?! So cool Mom! Can we watch it right now?”
My 3-year-old son has attached himself to Genevieve, Madeline’s loyal dog. He has now named half of his stuffed animals Genevieve. I asked him the other day, “How do you keep track of who is who if all of their names are Genevieve?” His sweet eyes turn to his stuffed friends, then he turns back to me and proclaims, “Easy Mom! That’s Genevieve #1. That’s Genevieve #2 and you can be Genevieve #3.” Funny guy.
Madeline is a classic and so are the graphics. Children are used to watching Pixar and 3D that these graphics seem quite simple to the adult eye. If I had to improve ANYTHING with the Madeline Movies it would be better graphics, but I think the simplicity is what my children love about it. It’s makes them comfortable, helps them follow the story without all the distractions or fanciness of anything else.
Madeline brings a new life into my children. They somehow forget about the new media, new cartoons, with crazy graphics, and zone in on a little girl and the adventures in her life. They then play out their own adventures with make-believe friends, with French accents of course. We’re definitely putting this one into our library as a favorite.
Madeline’s Great Adventures debuts online and in stores on June 29th for the suggested retail price of $12.99.
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