“Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Princess Kai-lan” DVD Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
October 22, 2010
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On October 5th, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Princess Kai-lan on DVD.  I was talking to a friend about Ni Hao, Kai-lan and how much her daughter loves the show.  The mom was amazed by how her daughter was learning to speak Chinese from Ni Hao, Kai-lan, but wasn’t picking up the Portuguese language she was trying to teach her at home.  My youngest son, Sam, saw Ni Hao, Kai-lan on the TV the other day and was fascinated by her!  You’ll find your little ones fascinated by her as well.  You can purchase Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Princess Kai-lan on DVD in stores and online, retailing for $16.99.

Synopsis of Ni Hao Kai-lan:

Ni Hao, Kai-lan is a play-along, think-along series that weaves together Chinese language and culture, preschool-relatable stories, and interactivity, with Kai-lan as an intimate friend and playmate!  “Ni hao” means “hi” in Mandarin Chinese – and that’s how Kai-lan greets children every day.  Kai-lan Chow is an exuberant Chinese-American preschooler, almost 6, whose world in infused with Chinese and Chinese American cultures and is brimming with magical sights and sounds, and where there’s always something amazing and beautiful to see.  Along the way, she and her bilingual buddies speak in English and Mandarin Chinese, but they always need kids’ help to find creative solutions to the daily dilemmas that come their way.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Princess Kai-lan Episode Synopses:

Princess Kai-lan (Double Length Episode)

Kai-lan, Rintoo, Tolee and Hoho are playing in the backyard when they get a visit from their superhero friend, the Monkey King, who really needs their help.  Kai-lanand her friends go on an adventure with the Monkey King and see what they can do.  The Monkey King gives them robes to wear that give them special powers to float, jump, and spin in the air!  They’ll have to use their special powers – and the viewer’s help – to leap over bamboo forests, travel past a moat of giant bubbles, and find their way into the majestic palaces.

The Monkey King tells Kai-lan and friends about a magical kingdom where bears and foxes live together but don’t get along.  Kai-lan must use her special powers to get to the palace, and help the foxes and bears beome friends!

Lulu’s Cloud

Kai-lan is invited over to Lulu’s magical house in the clouds!  She is thrilled that Mr. Dragon is flying her there, but Hoho gets upset when he sees that the games, the food, and even the hats are different than what he’s used to, and soon he wants to go home.  It’s up to Kai-lan and the viewer to help Hoho see that if he tries some different things, he might actually like them!

The Moon Festival

Kai-lan is excited for the traditional Chinese Moon Festival, and Hohois thrilled because he’s finally old enough to stay awake with his friends so they can make lanterns, eat mooncakes, and best of all, watch the moon come out!  But when the sky is so cloudy that Hoho can’t see the moon at all, he breaks into tears.  Kai-lan and the viewer have to help Hoho find a way to make everything better.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Princess Kai-lan Fast Facts:

Street Date: October 5, 2010
DVD SRP:  $16.99
DVD Running Time:  96 minutes
Special Feature:  “Walking on Sunshine” Music Video
Rating:  Not rated

MY THOUGHTS

This is definitely a cute DVD and one that kids enjoy watching!  Ni Hao, Kai-lanis cute and the kids love interacting with her on the tv!  The boys really enjoyed Princess Kai-lan (the double length episode).  Thanks to Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment for another great kids DVD!

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I received samples from Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment to facilitate this review.  The giveaway was sponsored by Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment.  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.

246 Responses to ““Ni Hao, Kai-lan: Princess Kai-lan” DVD Review & Giveaway”

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