Review of Koala Kid on DVD10:53 PM
There just doesn't seem to be much in the way of new releases for kids right now, and that's got my kids bummed. We have been finding, however, that there are some great titles that have been released exclusively on DVD, and Walmart has been carrying many of them for the family market.
One such DVD that we recently reviewed a copy of is Koala Kid. It's the story of a spirited koala bear who, after feeling like he doesn't belong, gets into a bit of trouble while trying to prove to everyone that he's special. Taking place "down under", it has different animal characters than what kids are used to seeing, including dingos, crocs, and other native creatures.
What I loved most about the film was the celebrity voices. They include Rob Schneider, Tim Curry, and Alan Cumming. While my kids don't know who these people are, it cracked me up to hear Mr. Schneider with an Australian accent!
The movie is very clean. I would even go so far as to say that it dragged a little in some parts, but it always held my kids attention. There was clever dialogue, a few good tunes, and a message that was fitting for all families I liked that it reinforced that being a hero doesn't mean you have to do things like everyone else.... your gifts are unique, and we each have our own way of making the world a better place.
This movie is appropriate for all ages. While there are some scary bad guys, the cartoon violence is mild. I would have no problem letting me 2 year old see this again.
You can find this on Widescreen DVD exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com!
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