Team Umizoomi: Umigames (a J!-ENT Children’s DVD Review)
May 24, 2012 by Dennis Amith
For parents looking for an animated educational children’s DVD but one that deals with mathematics for pre-schoolers and kindergartners, definitely give “Team Umizoomi: Umigames” a try! It’s one of the better looking children’s series airing on television and this latest DVD features four fun episodes as Team Umizoomi takes part in the Umi Games plus games at the boardwalk, going to the circus and even trying to help their friend Bot around the city. For parents, this children’s DVD is recommended!
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DVD TITLE: Team Umizoomi: Umigames
DURATION: 4 Episodes (96 Minutes)
DVD INFORMATION: Full Screen, Dolby Digital
RATED: NOT RATED
RELEASE DATE: June 5, 2012
Written by Soo Kim, Michael Smith, O. Kevin Strader, Brian L. Perkins, Jennifer Twomey, Jeff Borkin, Sascha Paladino, Clark Stubbs
Produced by Soo Kim, Michael Smith
Executive Producer: Jennifer Twomey
Co-Executive Producer: Soo Kim
Associate Producer: Max Goodman
Supervising Producer: Michael Smith
Coordinating Producer: Amy Steinberg
Edited by Dave Courter, Anthony V. Orkin, Morgan-William Turner
Series Production by Linda Beck, Bruce Knapp
Featuring the voices of:
Ethan Kempner as Geo
Donovan Patton as Bot
Sophia Fox/Madeleine Rose Yen as Milli
Calling all UmiFriends! Join Team Umizoomi on four mighty math missions filled with exciting games. Help Milli, Geo and Bot win the Super Sports Trophy at the Umi Games. You’ll also play carnival games, search for a missing stuffed bunny, and help Bot on crazy skates!
Can you help Milli, Geo and Bot win the Super Sports Trophy at the Umi Games? Find out in the latest children’s DVD “Team Umizoomi: Umigames”.
In 2010, Nickelodeon unveiled their new educational and animated children’s TV series titled “Team Umizoomi” and now the series second DVD has been released.
“Journey to Numberland” features Milli, Geo and Bot as they use their math powers to save the day! Featuring three episodes that help children in number identification, shape matching, measurement and more!
For those not familiar with “Team Umizoomi”, it is a children’s series that helps with their decision making, identification and math, “Team Umizoomi” takes place in Umi City where Milli, Geo and Bot would help people solve their problems by going on adventures and utilizing their Mighty Math Powers to keep Umi City running smoothly.
Six-year-old Milli Umi is known for her math skills, patterns and measuring and can change her dress to any pattern by singing her song “Pattern Power”. Her 5-year-old brother Geo loves to ride his Super Skates but also has math abilities and knows his shapes and he wears a shape belt that can create anything shape-based while singing his song “Super Shapes”.
Together they team up with their 32-year-old robot “Bot” who loves to sing and dance and his Belly Belly Belly Screen is how Team Umizoomi are able to communicate with the real world and friends who are in need.
And now “Team Umizoomi: Umigames” is the latest in the Team Umizoomi series to be released on DVD!
Included on this “Team Umizoomi: Umigames” DVD are:
- The Umi Games – Team Umizoomi is playing in the Umi Games! But they must take on various robotic athletes. Can you help them win?
- Boardwalk Games – Team Umizoomi will play in various boardwalk games, help Team Umizoomi play them.
- Crazy Skates - Bot accidentally put on crazy skates and he doesn’t know how to stop them. Can you help Team Umizoomi save Bot?
- Carnival – Team Umizoomi attends the carnival and watch the bird show. Help Team Umizoomi, so they can enjoy the carnival.
VIDEO & AUDIO:
“Team Umizoomi: Umigames” is fully rendered in CG with occasional appearances by real life kids who interact with the team. The series is presented in full screen format and the DVD is presented in Dolby Digital English Stereo. There are no subtitles but Closed Captions are included.
The series is among the newer series on “Nick Jr.” and is vibrant with colors and for the most part, PQ is very good! In fact, it’s probably the most detailed animated children’s show on television right now.
As for audio, dialogue is easily clear and had no problems with video or audio during my viewing of the four episodes.
“Team Umizoomi: Umigames” comes with no special features.
“Team Umizoomi” has been getting a lot of buzz by many parents due to its colorful and detailed presentation, its music and for an educational children’s animated series, math is the series’ biggest feature, which is wonderful for the younger children who are learning math for the first time!
And it’s about time that Nickelodeon showcased a newer educational series (which I have to say, looks very awesome in character design and detailed colorful art backgrounds) that focuses primarily on math but also helping children in making decisions with the choices presented to them in each episode. So, children will learn about numbers, shapes, counting, patterns and more!
With the release of “Team Umizoomi: Umigames”, the episodes are pretty fun as the theme is pretty much about games and features the characters visiting various areas, such as the Umi Games, the Boardwalk, the circus and also going around the city. But if anything, you get four fun, educational episodes that your children will absolutely love!
For the most part, your young children will love this entertaining and colorful series and parents who want to encourage their children in learning math… “Team Umizoomi: Umigames” is highly recommended!
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