Monday, September 15, 2014

DVD review: Ella the Elephant Season 1 Volume 1: The Magic of Friendship

Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD for purposes of posting a review. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

I love it when I find a new show that is 1) a show both of my kids want to watch and 2) a show that shows friendships and people being kind to each other.  We have a new DVD that fits into both of those categories- Ella the Elephant Season 1 Volume 1: The Magic of Friendship. Here's a bit about this DVD, from a press release that I received:
Journey to an island of adventures where the magic of friendship has never been so much fun! Join Ella and her kindhearted friends in this all-new animated series featuring eight charming episodes. Elephant Island is home to many curiosities but Ella and her friends’ appetite for fun lands them in some tricky, often hilarious situations. It’s up to Ella’s imagination and her magic red hat to save the day!  It’s a must-own collection of delightful stories centered on highlighting teamwork, lessons and adventure for the whole family to enjoy.
I didn't have time to sit and watch the show with my kids, but could hear it from where I was working in the kitchen. And what I heard was nice friendships and fun interactions between the characters on the screen, as well as laughter from my kids. When I did go up and watch for a few minutes, I thought the graphics and animation were great.  My kids wanted to just keep watching the episodes together- both my 7 year old son and 5 year old daughter thought Ella was just great.  It's not a show that we had seen before, but we're now big fans! This DVD will be available for purchase tomorrow, so keep an eye out for it!