“Backyardigans: Escape From the Tower” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
April 12, 2010
1 Comment

My boys really enjoy watching The Backyardigans.  I have to admit I love them as well and often find myself singing along in the background – lol!  On Tuesday, March 30th, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released Backyardigans: Escape From the Tower on DVD. This is a fun DVD with singing and dancing that your children (and you) will enjoy! The DVD is available online and in stores and retails for $16.99.

“Backyardigans: Escape From the Tower” has three new-to-DVD episodes.  Follow five high-spirited neighbors as they meet in their adjoining backyards and use their imaginations to transform themselves into different locations for fun adventures.  Each half-hour episode features a unique music or dance genre with four original songs, along with real choreographed movements shown through animation.  “Backyardigans: Escape from the Tower” introduces preschoolers to the music genre of 60’s girl groups, Bhangra and Mariachi, while the Fresh Beat Band episode is themed with Hawaiian Music, including the Hula! 

Backyardigans: Escape from the Tower Episode Synopses:

Break Out

Tasha and Uniqua are princess sisters locked up in a tower, but they’re busting out! They have mapped out the escape route and are ready to take action.  Austin, the princesses’ magic compact mirror, helps guide them through the elaborate and alarmed floors in the tower.  Will the tower guards, Pablo and Tyrone, catch on before the sisters reach freedom?  And will high-tech princess couture prove to be all the rage?  Music Genre: Early 60’s Girl Group

For the Love Of Socks

Tasha, Uniqua, Pablo and Tyrone love their jobs making socks at the sock factory.  But when the giant sock-making machine goes haywire, only the factory workers can save sockilization.  Music Genre: Bhangra

Los Galacticos

Pablo, Tyrone and Tasha are Los Galacticos, a Mariachi band.  When they mistakenly board an intergalactic space ship, they are blasted to outer space and meet the evil alien Googors, Austin and Uniqua! Music Genre: Mariachi

The Fresh Beat Band – Rock the Luau           

The Fresh Beats are having a Luau and they’re playing Hawaiian instruments! Marina’s hands sway whenever she hears Hawaiian music and she can’t play the drums.  But the Fresh Beats realize Marina can lead the Hula dance instead!. Music Genre: Hawaiian
Backyardigans: Escape from the Tower Fast Facts:

Street Date: March 30, 2010
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time:  Approximately 95 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated


I personally love the Backyardigans and find their episodes fun for young minds.  I love the singing and dancing in the episodes.  “Backyardigans: Escape from the Tower” was a fun DVD and I found myself singing along or bopping in my seat to many of the songs.  My boys enjoyed watching the DVD and wanted to see more after it was over.  If you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend you pick up a copy for your kids.

I received a copy of “Backyardigans: Escape from the Tower” on DVD from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

One Response to ““Backyardigans: Escape From the Tower” DVD Review”

  1. Badger Mom says:

    Released March 30? I haven’t seen it. *Cry* My girls love the Backyardigans!

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