Late this past May, PBS Kids and Public Media Distribution released Peg + Cat’s new movie Peg and Cat Save The World on DVD. The approximately hour-long movie is a fun and educational presentation that the whole family will enjoy time and again. That is due in part to the story at the center of the movie. It will be discussed shortly. The musical numbers are just as important to note as the story, even as surprising as that might seem. The lessons that are tied into the movie round out its most important elements. Each element is important in its own right, as will be displayed here. Altogether, the elements noted here make Peg and Cat Save The World one of this year’s top new children’s DVDs.
Peg + Cat: Peg and Cat Save The World is one of this year’s top new children’s DVDs. That is due in no small part to the story at the center of this hour-long movie. The story is a spoof of every big budget interstellar disaster flick that has hit theaters in the past five to ten years. Whereas those movies were all centered on the threat of killer asteroids hitting Earth, this movie sees Peg and her furry blue friend Cat having to save Earth from being flattened by their giant porcine friend Pig. Pig threatens Earth after eating some chips (that happen to be triangle – Pig’s favorite shape) that make him planet size. He ends up floating into space and eventually makes his way back to Earth, inadvertently threatening its very existence. What’s even funnier is that the series’ writers spoof not only so many interstellar disaster flicks here, but they even take a moment to pay homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey as Pig floats back toward Earth. Obviously the story has a happy ending, which won’t be revealed here for those who haven’t yet seen the movie. The manner in which the ending happens is funny in itself. Keeping all of this in mind, it becomes clear why this family friendly movie’s story is so important to its overall presentation. It is only one part of what makes the movie so fun for the whole family. The songs that are incorporated into the movie are just as important to discuss as its story.
The songs incorporated into Peg and Cat Save The World are so important because they are in themselves spoofs of so many well-known compositions. Early on in the movie, Peg and Cat spoof Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About That Bass’ with a song called ‘All About The Shapes.’ At another point in the movie, the two friends are joined by Sandra Oh, who voices the President of the United States for their own take on ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic.’ The fun doesn’t stop there, either. As Peg, Cat and their friends work to keep Pig from flattening Earth, they all join in for the movie’s own spoof of the timeless classic ‘We Are The World’ that sees Cat get his own solo; a moment that will have audiences of all ages laughing. These three moments in themselves do plenty to make Peg and Cat Save The World entertaining. When they are joined with the movie’s family-friendly story, which again is also a spoof in itself, the pair together makes the movie even more entertaining. They are not the movie’s only important elements to discuss. The lessons tied into the movie are just as important to note as the movie’s story and songs.
The lessons tied into Peg and Cat Save The World are so important to note in this discussion because they continue the tradition established by the series so long ago. A lesson about patterns is taught as Peg and Cat try to link a pattern sung by Pig to a similar audio pattern picked up on radar in the President’s triangle office (yes, triangle office, which is apparently just below the oval office. That joke in itself makes for plenty of laughs). It also clearly teaches a lesson about shapes as Peg and Cat work to figure out how to keep Pig from flattening Earth. From rectangles to spheres and other shapes, the story in this movie presents every possible basic shape for its young audiences. So not only is the movie entertaining for the whole family, it is also educational for its younger audiences. That solid balance of entertainment and education makes it a movie that ensures engagement by audiences of all ages, and in turn no less entertaining with each watch. Keeping that in mind, the movie proves to be, once more, one of this year’s top new children’s DVDs.
Peg + Cat: Peg and Cat Save The World is one of this year’s top new children’s DVDs. Not only that, but it is also a wonderfully entertaining watch for grown-up audiences. That is thanks to a story that spoofs every interstellar disaster flick to ever fill the nation’s theaters in the past 10 years or so and songs that spoof a group of songs that only older audiences will know. The lessons tied into the story are certain to educate children just as much as the story is certain to entertain them. Keeping all of this in mind, the whole of those elements proves once more why Peg and Cat Save The World is such an enjoyable offering from PBS Kids and Public Media Distribution. They combine to make it one of this year’s top new children’s DVDs. More information on the DVD is available online along with lots of Peg + Cat activities, games, printables and more at:
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