“The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop” DVD Review

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
July 17, 2010

On July 13th, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released “The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop” on DVD.  My boys love The Backyardigans and I have to admit that I actually don’t mind watching it with them.  I even find myself singing along most of the time.  The stories and characters are adorable and the songs are fun to listen to and sing along with.  You can find the DVD in stores and online, retailing for $16.99.

In “The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop,” your kids will enjoy watching delivery agents Pablo and Tyrone as they try to bring an elephant to a wildlife sanctuary in India.  The DVD features four new to DVD episodes, introducing preschoolers to the music genres of Alternative Rock, Forro, Bo Diddley-Style Rock and American Country Rock.

In every episode of The Backyardigans, five high-spirited neighbors meet in their adjoining backyards and use their imaginations to transform themselves into different locations for epic adventures. Each half-hour episode of this Emmy® Award-winning show features a unique music/dance genre with four original songs, along with real choreographed movements recreated in animation.  The Backyardigans airs everyday on Nick Jr.

The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop Episode Synopses:

Elephant on the Run

Park Ranger Tasha has a very important job for delivery agents Tyrone and Pablo —  to get an endangered Indian elephant safely to the Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and to avoid the bad guys. Music Genre: Alternative Rock

The Magic Skateboard

Tyrone really wants to be a great skateboarder.  He may not know all the tricks yet, but he’s going to compete in the Show-Off Showdown.  Once he finds the magic skateboard, even his top competition takes notice.
Music Genre: Forró

The Flipper!

Uniqua, Tasha and Pablo are the Meteor Watch Squad.  But when meteor obsessed Pablo accidentally spills toxic space stuff all over himself, he becomes the super strong, super excitable Flipper!
Music Genre: Bo Diddley-Style Rock

Super Team Awesome!

Tyrone is a tour guide for the world’s only lava geyser, Old Gushie.  When a loose boulder in the cavern threatens to cause a geothermal disaster, Tyrone calls for help.  Not one, but three superheroes come to save the day!
Music Genre: American Country Rock

The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop Fast Facts:
Street Date: July 13, 2010
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: 95 Minutes

I received a copy of “The Backyardigans: Operation Elephant Drop” 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.

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