“Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play” DVD

By Shannon Gosney
In DVD Reviews
July 23, 2011

My boys enjoy watching Max & Ruby and so do I.  Every time I see the title, Max & Ruby, I immediately start humming the theme song in my head!  On April 12th, 2011, Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play on DVD.  You can purchase the DVD online or in stores, retailing for $16.99.


Nickelodeon’s Max & Ruby is a top-rated animated series based on the children’s books by Rosemary Wells. Each episode centers on bunny siblingsMax, a determined three-year-old and his big sister, Ruby, a smart, goal-oriented seven-year-old.  The show offers an empowering message for children by showing Max and Ruby playing together and resolving their differences in ways that are respectful and supportive.


Ruby Writes a Story / Max’s Dominos / Grandma’s Attic

Ruby Writes a Story

Ruby needs quiet while she tries to write a story, but Max wants to play cowboy.  Fortunately, he helps Ruby come up with the perfect idea for her story.

Max’s Dominos

Ruby and Louise want to earn their hospitality badge by hosting a Bunny Scout Meeting.  Meanwhile, Max and Morris are busy exploring the domino effect with a variety of toys culminating in a terrific welcome for Bunny Scouts.

Grandma’s Attic

Max & Ruby explore in Grandma’s attic.  While Ruby is delighted to try on old clothes, Max finds an old chest that Grandma says nobody ever goes into.  When he finds the key, they both get a surprise.

Bunny Cakes / Bunny Party / Bunny Money

Bunny Cakes

Ruby wants to surprise Grandma with an angel cake with raspberry fluff icing for her birthday.  However, Max wants to make Grandma an earthworm cake with red-hot marshmallow squirters.  After a few mishaps in the kitchen and a few trips to the grocery store, Grandma gets both!

Bunny Party

Ruby is preparing a surprise birthday party for Grandma and she invited all her dollies as guests.  Meanwhile, Max thinks that some of his toy friends should also be at the party.  It’s not long before Ruby discovers that there are too many guests and not enough chairs.

Bunny Money

Ruby has saved just enough money to buy Grandma a music box with skating ballerinas on top for her birthday.  She soon finds however that shopping with Max costs more than she planned.

Ruby’s Safari / Max’s Mud Bath / Max’s Lost Lizard

Ruby’s Safari

Ruby and Louise have to fill out the last page of their Bunny Scout Scrapbook.  They decide to have a safari in the backyard to get a picture of a special creature.  However, Max keeps leading them astray with his animal toys.  In the end, his red rubber elephant attracts a hummingbird and the girls get their photo.

Max’s Mud Bath

Ruby and Louise set up there beauty shop again and want to give Max an all-natural treatment with crushed up fruits and veggies.  However, Max thinks the treatment looks quite tasty and would rather play in the mud.

Max’s Lost Lizard

Ruby and Louise are making a terrarium for the Bunny Scout chameleon, and Max is very interested in the “lizard!” When the chameleon escapes, Max is the only one who sees through its camouflage.  Thankfully, Max manages to help get it safely back in the girls’ finished terrarium.

Ruby’s Rainbow / Home Tweet Home / Max’s Mudpie

Ruby’s Rainbow

Ruby wants to paint a perfect rainbow for Grandma but she can’t remember the colors or the order they go in.  When Max says “Backyard,” Ruby says he can’t go outside because it’s raining.  However when she finally follows him outside, she sees there’s a rainbow in the backyard.

Home Tweet Home

Ruby and Louise build a birdhouse. Max says “Hungry” so Ruby gets him a peanut butter sandwich, berries and sunflower seeds.  When the birds don’t come near the birdhouse, Max uses the treats to attract the birds.

Max’s Mudpie

Max keeps trying to make a mudpie but Ruby wants him to stay clean because Grandma is coming over and she’s got something very special.  In the end, Max gets himself and Ruby mucky.  It turns out that Grandma’s surprise is a double chocolate fudge treat she calls “Mudpie!”

Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play! Fast Facts

Street Date: April 12, 2011
Catalogue: 821794
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time:  Approximately 98 minutes
Rating: Not Rated


My boys and I really enjoyed watching Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play.  In fact, I found myself wanting to watch more episodes with them.  Our favorite episode was “Max’s Mud Bath.”  I definitely look forward to the next Max & Ruby DVD that Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment releases!

I received a copy of “Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play” 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.

3 Responses to ““Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play” DVD”

  1. We love Max & Ruby here. They’re so cute.

  2. Kailee Adams says:

    My daughter’s name is Ruby and she has a friend named Max, so this is a favorite of ours! 😉

  3. Elena says:

    Max and Ruby are so cute! My child likes this movie

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