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Country: United States
Languages: English, Spanish, etc.
Starring: Jake T. Austin, Caitlin Sanchez
Series: Dora The Explorer, Go Diego Go, Wonder Pets, Yo Gabba Gabba, Blue’s Clues, Ni Hao Kai-Lan
Run time: 147 minutes
DVD distributor: Paramount Home Entertainment
Animal Friends is much like the Nickelodeon All-Star Sports Day I inexplicably reviewed in March. In that it features episodes of popular kids shows, all sort of based on a common theme. The sports theme was a stretch, and it was a pretty half-assed connection. The animal collection is a little better in that each episode obviously does involve animals. But then, doesn’t every single episode of Diego see that kid saving some baby animal of some kind? And doesn’t every episode of the Wonder Pets see them saving some baby animal of some kind? And doesn’t every episode of…well anyway. You get the picture.
So, this is a DVD cobbled together to see if people will purchase sample packs of TV episodes for infants based on their belief that all kids, always, like animals. It could actually work. Animal Friends! (the exclamation mark is another strong selling point) comes out September 15th from Paramount Home Entertainment.