Barney - Barney's Imagination Island (DVD, 2010)
Barney: Imagination Island
Barney's Jukebox Song Selection; "ABC Animals!" Read Along; "What's Different?" Game; ; Closed Caption
This video will teach children the fun and excitement of imagining, while also teaching them how to share with others. Barney, the lovable purple dinosaur, and his friends -- Tosha, Min, Baby Bop, and B.J -- set sail for Imagination Island. The island provides both fun and instruction for children, who will watch the characters play with starfishes, clams, and other ocean findings and then learn about the concept of sharing. Barney and his friends discover a professor living on the island who needs to learn a little about how to share with others. Children can sing along with Barney and his friend with the songs "Sea Medley," "That's What an Island Is," "Our Friend Barney Had a Boat," and "Jungle Adventure," among many others. ~ Cecilia Cygnar, Rovi All Movie Guide
4.0 / 5.0
This movie takes children on an unbelievable adventure to unchartered territory, with an ubelievable toymaker. The Toymaker's name is 'Professor Erasmus U. Tinkerpot,' or something of that nature. In reality, the toymaker creeped me out and reminded me of a criminal dealing in toys to entice children, and as an Michael Jackson-esque character that just refused to grow up. Tasha is the main character of this tale, having been given a special necklace after her mother has twins. The whole video is enough to make adults gag on the simplicity, but children will find this very magical. The songs are good, though, and the singing is great. In the end, the story overshadows the theme on sharing and children will probably not gain anything from it except an appreciation for imaginary machines and the wild sea. The special effects (little as there are) are impressive. Your child will enjoy the whole 48 minutes of it, definitely. Just don't watch the toymaker or you'll be cringing. But his inventions, I must say, are impressive.