Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kids Movie: Missy Mila Volume 2 Review + Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. Missy Mila Volume 2 Review + Giveaway   

About the DVD:
Mila is an 8-year-old quirky, energetic tomboy who loves to tell you traditional story-tales but with her own twist. Kids will be inspired to use their imagination and to become storytellers themselves. Audience participation is triggered by Mila's direct-to-camera asides all along the episode; her questions and games bring kids right into the story. Join Mila, laugh at the zany dialogs and fresh art in this innovative series which explores the world of classic tales.
Traditional tales are timeless stories that everyone loves to delve back into, generation after generation. Far from old-fashioned clich├ęs, the series “Missy Mila: Twisted Tales” revamps this cultural heritage through the imagination and spontaneity of a present-day little girl. Mila’s stories are peppered with spicy anachronisms and offbeat re-interpretations. So, don’t act surprised if you see a prince applying hair gel before setting out to rescue a princess, unless the latter is a kung-fu champion, that is! As for the dreadful Minotaur, Mila prefers to picture him as the Toupouloupou, a sweetie pie with a sweet tooth. And why do the wolves always have to be depicted as the bad guys? And, in her very personal adaptation of the Three Little Pigs, Mila swaps the awfully shy big bad wolf for an affable bull that… rocks!

Volume 2 includes Toadette the Frog, Prince Gabo, Miss Lazy, Bigmess the Ogress, The Mermaid’s Secret, The Ghost Who Couldn’t Scare, Quentin and his Dragon, Tounde the Ginormous Elephant, Rodolphe and Carlo, Chantal and Noemie, Greedy Liza, Tinytiny, The Two Tinanooks.

Each DVD is available on their website for $19.95. I also saw some fun Action Adventures for Kids which encourage kids to MOVE & Make play an adventure for the body in this  yoga instruction DVD for kids. They also are offering FREE shipping for orders over $50!

My thoughts:
I received Missy Mila Twisted Tales, Vol 2 which is a Cute New DVD Series for Kids. The cartoon characters are really cute and I found 4 year old Sierra was totally engrossed in the stories and actually wanted to watch it from start to finish. Each of the stories is about the length of a simple picture book and completely animated. They reminded me a lot of the show Peg + Cat and I think that is why she connected with it. I do have to say I did not connect with the DVD personally, but I loved that Sierra did. Each of the stories needs to be "started" by clicking on play (unless I missed the play all button???) and really it seemed like we were reading a story book with each story.

If you have a child age 2-6 this would be a great item to stick in their Easter Basket or give as a Birthday Present for one of the dozens of birthday party invites you get invited to every year! lol

Note: you might also consider the first DVD in this series -

Missy Mila Volume 1 includes the episodes: The Hidden Princess, The Toupouloupou, Baba Yaga the Witch, Djoha’s Last Lie, Piboule and the Bear, Strabiwolf the Telltale, the Donkey and the King, The Houses of the Pig Brothers, Elvis, Captain Bloody-Nose the Pirate, The Leprechaun’s Treasure, Aurel the Mocker, Pancho Pimento’s Riddle.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.