Sunday, October 12, 2008

Product Review - 3, 2, 1 Penguins

Looking for something new to watch? Kid movies driving you crazy? Me too...until I received 3,2,1, Penguins.

My daughter and I have watched this movie 3 times in the past 4 days. It is a smart movie, funny for kids and adults.

3, 2, 1 Penguins is about a brother and sister (how appropriate for this house), Jason and Michelle who are traveling through outer space with 3 crazy named penguins and Kevin.

3,2,1 Penguins is part of the Qubo Channel which hosts great kid shows like: Jane and the Dragon, Veggie Tales, Zula and Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse.

The first story deals with jealousy and learning to appreciate what you have. The moral is being content and respecting the fact that the grass isn't always greener. "You have to have a satisfied heart or it will feel like you have a hole in your soul".

3,2,1 Penguins is toted as a Christian animated show but I believe that the series is a breath of fresh air to the children shows that are out there. I love that the kids pray at the end of the episode. The lesson is good, not preachy and the kids are sweet.

The second episode deals with gluttony and setting boundaries for yourself. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing. The kids and penguins learns this the hard way. If you find honey, eat just enough, too much of it and you will become sick." The moral is using self control and knowing when enough is enough.

The third episode deals with sharing. Everyone getting what they want and need by sharing the wealth. The Flamingos and the Gnomes are fighting over water rights and the penguins and children teach them how to share the resource that they all need.

Note: The children do pray at the end of each episode. They kneel at their beds with the hand folded in prayer, they also say Amen. This is the only time there is a message pertaining to religion. The prayers are not long or preachy.


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