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The Wheels on the Bus Series
DVD Release Year: 2005
Rating: GENERAL
Format: DVD • VHS • CD
Run Time: 33 minutes plus 14 minutes bonus video
Ages: 1-5 years
Early Socialization Skill: Making Friends
Bonus Material: Lyric Sheet, Parent's guide, Behind the Scenes Video
Awards: Winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award • KIDS FIRST! ALL STAR Endorsement • DR. TOY'S Best Vacation Products, 2005 • iParenting Media HOT Award Winner • Approved by The DOVE FOUNDATION • Parenting Magazine Video/DVD Pick - March, 2005 • 2005 Creative Child PREFERRED CHOICE AWARD • The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval

The Wheels on the Bus DVD Volume I with characters Mango & Papaya.  The beloved song comes to life as Mango and Papaya try to find their way home. Along the way they make all kinds of new friends and learn that everyone has a home. Special stops at a zoo, an aquarium, a farm, and the Jumbo Shrimp Circus.


Storyline:

The Wheels on the Bus Video delivers all the classic verses of the world-famous song - The Wheels on the Bus, along with clever new verses and brand new songs, all sung by Roger Daltrey of The WHO and the riders on the bus.

Mr. Daltrey is the voice of Argon the Dragon, the driver of the bus. This combination of live action, animatronics puppetry, and computer animation follows a monkey and a toucan as they ride the bus all over town trying to remember where their home is. Along the way they visit a farm, a zoo, the Jumbo Shripm Circus and an aquarium.

With its combination of infectious music by composer Laura Hall, spectacular photography of over fifty animals, and eye-popping animation, The Wheels on the Bus Video gives children an experience that is both entertaining and educational.

The DVD offers some wonderful features, such as AUTO-START, where the program automatically begins when it is inserted into the player, a lyric sheet for singing along, a parent’s guide to learn more about the important socialization skills in this DVD, and a Behind the Scenes video that gives kids a look at exactly what went into this elaborate Hollywood production.

 

Key Messages for Children:

The award winning series, The Wheels on the Bus with Mango and Papaya, teaches early socialization skills to children one and up. The programming demonstrates and gives valuable examples of the importance of good manners, helping, sharing, co-operation, taking turns and getting along. Mango and Papaya’s Animal Adventure’s key theme is Making Friends (see Parent’s Guide).

 

Product Information:

DVD for home market, ages 1-5 years. Feature film runs 33 minutes. Bonus material includes “Behind the Scenes” footage which runs 14 minutes, Lyric Sheet and Parent’s Guide.

icon Animal Adventure Insert Guide (147.65 kB)

icon Animal Adventure Lyrics (206.46 kB)


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My baby loves it

Written by Padma Parthasarathy (New York)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

My son is 20 months & loves this dvd.I got it from the library some wks back since he really likes the song. He was hooked on it the minute it started . I have not seen him enjoy anything on tv as much as this. He asked for it everyday & missed it when I had to return it. So I went online & ordered both the 1st & 2nd for him. He knows all the animals & the fish, he happily shouts out their names when he sees them, he loves the songs & would watch it over & over again if we let him! He does not usually sit in 1 place for more than 15 mins so we were pleasantly surprised. He remembers & asks for specific sounds like fish - glub, or cat - meaow, when I sing the song for him. I must say I like all the songs too esp fill it up.

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My Girls Love it!

Written by V. Smith. Florida
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

I bought this DVD to entertain my 18 month old twin girls on a 3 hour flight. They loved it. It helped to make for a pleasant trip. When we got home they again wanted to see this video. They can't get enough of it. They love to sing the songs. We have the CD and use it in the car. It is great!

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Mango and Papaya's Animal Adventure

Written by Mary French
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

I scoured the cover on this wonderful DVD to find a source for reordering. I bought this one at a retail store three years ago, and it is now being scrutinized daily by the second child. It has just now begun to show the ravages of so much use, so I must replace it. I'm so happy to find other selections from this great production company as well. My little great grandson's will be delighted. Thank you for the ONLY entertainment that can keep our littlest one completely absorbed while I make his dinner. Amazing work!

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My five year old son loves it!

Written by Denise Dexter (Sherman Oaks, CA United States)
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful

My five year old son thinks this video is the greatest. The title song is familiar to him, but he is also loving the new songs, especially "Fill it Up". He giggles out loud every time the the mouse appears on the bus, and he also gets a big kick out of the wonderful footage of animals from a zoo, a farm and the aquarium. All in all a great video he is learning a lot from, while I have time to cook dinner!

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happy kids, happy folks

Written by Joan Reneau (San Clementet, CA USA)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

The kids never lose attention, singing along, laughing and totally captivated by this lively, fun journey. There is so much knowledge in this video, cleverly presented to every kids most recognized song! As "The Wheels On The Bus" rolls on it's daily route, adults realize the slick combination of animation & real life has taken us along through lessons on nutrition, sea life, animals & fun! YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE THIS VIDEO & SO WILL YOU!

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5 stars from mother of 5

Written by s. arnall (Glendale, CA United States)
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

The sweet songs and gentle characters on the Wheels on the Bus Video keep my kids entertained, even after 15+ viewings. I got this as a Christmas gift and it has really passed my test as a mother of young children. I hope they make a sequel to it. My oldest, 8, likes the songs. My 5 year old enjoys seeing the Pacific Aquarium sealife. The four year old and 2 and a half year old really enjoy both the farm as well as the party sequences. Even my 18 month old son climbs into a chair to watch the whole story of how Mango and Papaya ride the bus in search of their home. The 33 minute time length is perfect for helping a busy mom finish short tasks while avoiding an hour an a half feature length interruption to a toddler's day. No coarse language or rap music. Characters are all polite and exhibit good manners. And the whole thing is done with gentle fun suitable for even the youngest viewer. This is a good, safe video for little ones.

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Excellent Children's DVD!

Written by "kris10dc" (Vienna, VA United States)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

Our 18 month old screams for the "Bus Video." We play it everyday and find ourselves singing to it when it's not on. We've given this DVD to our friends and family with kids from 6 months to 6 years old - everyone loves it!

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Fabulous children's dvd!!!

Written by Joli W Castor (Highlands Ranch, CO United States)
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful

My sister gave us this dvd as a gift for our 2 1/2 yr old daughter. She absolutley loves this! She sings and dances to it with such enthusiasm. How refreshing to have a video worthy of our child's attention! She even asked us to take her on a bus so that she could sing with a monkey!!! This video encourages speach development in a musical manner. The characters are endearing and mesmerizing. This has actually surpassed the Baby Einstein videos, as far as I am concerned! I look forward to more to come!

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Money well spent!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

Written by Kirstin Westbrook (Valencia, ca United States)
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful

I am so happy we found this video! Our daughter, 16 months, loves it. She will move her arms like the wheels on the bus to let me know she wants to watch it (which is daily). She has also learned how to say "sh-sh-sh" with her finger to her lips and so many other things. The locations that they visit are perfect for early learning and the songs are fun to sing. Highly reccomended!!!!

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My daughter can't get enough

Written by J. Klein (PA, USA)
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful

I bought this video because it had gotten such great reviews on amazon.com and thought that it would be nice to add to our children's video collection. My daughter is 2 and can't see this video enough times. She says "monkey bus over again please OK". We have to tell her no more after 2 or 3 times in a row. I catch myself humming the original songs "Everybody on the Bus is Going Somewhere" and "Fill it Up" while I'm at work. It's catchy, a bit cheesy in the production values, but it's definitely my daughter's favorite thing to watch. I would highly recommend it.


 

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