Adventures in Booga Booga Land - DVD Review

I always love seeing a new Bible-based DVD series for the 
kids.  So, when Thomas Nelson offered Adventures in 
Booga Booga Land, I gladly accepted.

And, doesn't it look great?

And, doesn't it sound great?

"Based on the Parables of Jesus, join Marty the monkey and 
Gerard the giraffe as they bungle their way through the paradise 
of Booga Booga Land inadvertently learning lessons that Jesus 
taught many years ago."

Well, first off, my boys (2 and 7) loved the DVD.  The 
two main characters, Marty and Gerard, were a huge 
hit, and they loved the silly stories.  On the other hand, 
I thought the DVD was less than entertaining, and I totally 
missed the Bible-based lessons.  The important stuff 
was just lost in all that silly!

I was really shocked at how little I enjoyed the movie.  
After all, I still laugh at the VeggieTales movies we've 
seen a million times.  This series just doesn't even come 
close, and I don't see myself buying another.

***I received this free DVD in exchange for my honest review.  My opinion was not influenced in any manner.***



Alicia said...

I've never heard of this before, but I'm thankful that you posted a review on this. This way other people know how the Truth can be watered down in a cartoon (not all cartoons).

Our Beaten Path said...

Looks like a cute little movie....but as we all know, don't judge a book or a movie by its cover. :) Thanks for the honest review!

blueviolet said...

I'm so glad you're keeping it honest. I'm sure they sell a ton of great items, but this isn't one of them.

LisaShaw said...

Oh wow...thanks for sharing so I know to let my daughter know for our grand girls. I've never heard of the series but from time to time she'll ask me about a particular DVD series and if I've heard of it.

I'm the same way Dina about books labeled under "Christian". since I'm a book junkie and have been since a child; I'm always careful not to just buy something because it says: christian. I check it out first.

Great lesson reminder for me...

Thanks friend. Love you.

Seizing My Day said...

Way to keep it honest!! =) I love love Veggie Tales... but my children Never did... ?? how could they not?!! the only one my daughter ever stayed in front of the telly for was Madame Blueberry... *sigh* =)

Nicolle said...

It's refreshing to get an honest opinion. Bummer that you didn't like it though!