Tuesday, September 18, 2012

3-2-1 Penguins: The Complete First Season - Now Available on DVD

3-2-1 Penguins; The Complete First Season

  • Release Date - September 18, 2012
  • #1 NBC Saturday Morning Show
  • Jason and Michelle Help the Penguins Keep the Universe Safe
  • Animated - Not Rated (Family Friendly)
  • Complete First Season, Plus Bonus Material
  • 236 Minutes, 2 discs, 13 Episodes
  • Suggested Retail Value $14.99
  • A Series created by Big Idea Productions
  • Available at Christian Book Stores, Select Mass Merchandisers, and Online
Jason and Michelle are twins, and in the first episode, they have to go spend a summer with their Grandmother who lives in the Pocono Mountains.  Jason is not very happy with this situation, he wanted to go to Space Camp.

Like most siblings, the twins get into some squabbles, but Grandmum takes it all in stride.  As the kids settle into their room, Jason discovers the attic stairs, and they go up and take a look.  There are some fun nick-knacks, and they find some of their deceased grandfather's things.

The most exciting discovery of all is a huge telescope, and Jason and Michelle get into a huge fight over who should use it first.  Michelle uses the "but I'm OLDER" argument, and wins the first turn.  (and reinforces my decision to never tell my twins which one was born first.)

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Jason sulks away to play with a spaceship toy, and is happy for a little while - until he trips, watches it fly across the room, and waits for it to shatter into a million pieces.  Imagine his surprise when it begins flying around the room instead!

It only gets better when he is brought on bard the ship, and meets the - penguins?  Yep.  Penguins.  Zidgel, Midgel, Fidgel, and.. Kevin.  Jason joins them on an exciting journey to help planet "Wait-Your-Turn" from crashing into the sun.
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Amazingly, the whole planet is infected with the "cutting in line" bug.  Not just the residents, but the planet itself!  It wants to have the orbit closest to the sun!  In the midst of the crisis, Jason recalls the verse A patient man has great understanding, but a quick tempered man displays folly.  He explains the virtue of patience, and even allows the others to escape the burning planet ahead of him.

The one simple gesture of kindness breaks the effect of the cutting in line bug, the planet returns to its normal orbit, and the day is saved!

The Penguins help the children learn many more lessons in the 13 episodes.

  1. Trouble on Planet Wait Your Turn
  2. I Scream, You Scream
  3. The Green Eyed Monster
  4. Lazy Daze
  5. More is More
  6. Give and Let Give
  7. Practical Hoax
  8. Comedy of Errors
  9. Cheating Scales of Bullamanka
  10. The Amazing Carnival of Complaining
  11. Compassion Crashin'
  12. Wiki Tiki
  13. Invasion of the Body Swappers
Created by our friends at Big Idea Productions, you will hear some familiar voices, and get the same, great Biblical teaching presented in a very kid friendly and fun fashion that you have come to expect in all of their animated offerings.

In addition to almost five hours of episode fun and song, some special features are included.

  • Learn How to Draw Midgel
  • Space Academy:  Learn How to Talk Like an Alien
  • Midgel's Cool, Blue Space Fuel
  • Make Your Own Planet
We love the Penguins, and hope you will, too.