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3-2-1 Penguins!: Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn [Import]


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Product Details

  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Import
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: UNRATED
  • Studio: Big Idea / Warner Home Video
  • Release Date: Oct. 1 2002
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00006FDCW

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After seven years of talking vegetables, the creators of VeggieTales give us... flying penguins. A new mix of wackiness on a Christian-lite theme is dished out in this brightly colored, computer-animated show--the first in the made-for-video series. Siblings Michelle and Jason are not looking forward to a summer with grandmama in the Poconos. Luckily the attic provides a world of wonder, from the giant telescope to gadgets that their late grandpa kept. After an impatient Jason fights with his sister, toy penguins--in their mod spaceship--seemingly come to life, taking Jason on their adventure. Captain Zidgel, engineer Midgel, scientist Fidgel and, well, Kevin are four penguin space cadets who rush to planet Wait-Your-Turn to figure out why the planet is in chaos. A bebop score, dazzling animation, and catchy humor (Looney Tunes is definitely an inspiration) inject this show with the same good-natured vibe as VeggieTales. The Christian slant is a bit lighter (prayers instead of Bible stories) but the subtext is still centered on how kids can be more virtuous (patience is the topic this time). Not as fully formed as VeggieTales, but heck, it sure shows a ton of promise in this first 30-minute episode. (Ages 4 and up) --Doug Thomas

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Format: VHS Tape
At first I was a bit skeptical and even reluctant about 3-2-1 Penguins because I was just a fan of Veggie Tales, and wondered why Big Idea would want to venture away from what was already a good thing going. But 3-2-1 Penguins indeed shows the creative potential Big Idea has. The lesson of being patient is taught in a humorous and imaginative way that stands out in the mind. Characters like Jason and Michelle make the connection to the story an easy one. Because about any person can relate to the common quarrels that occur between siblings and how sometimes adults can seem strange to kids.
Like the previous productions of Big Idea, I had to watch Trouble on Planet Wait You're Turn a couple of times to take in all the details and catch that sometimes fast dialogue. Then after a short while I found that the Penguins where starting to grow on me! I'll agree with the fact that they seem to lack a certain something when compared to Veggie Tales. The differences are light years apart! But the Penguins are just as entertaining, memorable and unique. Well worth a closer look.
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"3-2-1 Penguins" is the second series from Big Idea, the creators of "VeggieTales." The series has the same Bible messages but lacks a lot of the spark that keeps the Veggie characters growing. The series is a cross between the zaniness of Looney Toons and the science fiction of Star Trek. The first episode in the series spends too much time introducing the human characters of Jason and Michelle spending their summer at their English grandmother's house learning her ways. It starts off a little slow but gains momentum when the "penguins" come into the episode. The second episode, "The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka," gets better, but the hilarious third episode, "The Amazing Carnival of Complaining," is the best so far with the penguins finally become memorable "character" (looking forward to the fourth episode, "Runaway Pride at Lightstation Kilowatt," which is way too late, coming in September!). The DVD's are a bit disappointing though. To say the least, the extras are full of kid's stuff. Even the commentaries are just for kids as they are from the penguins in character (not the voice actors). I found them to be on the dull side. Also, the retail price of around [$$]is a bit steep for what is basically a 30-min cartoon. But, the quality of the DVD over the VHS makes a huge difference! So, if you are looking for some family values with positive messages, look no further than "3-2-1 Penguins."
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We have a lot of Vegetales videos, as well as Barney, Blue's Clues, Dr. Seuss, etc. My 3 1/2 year old daughter picks this 3-2-1 Penguins video more often than any of the rest. Sometimes she'll watch it over and over.
Like we've come to expect from Big Idea, this video has a creative and humorous story that appeals to all ages, including adults. I have put a Vegetales video in for a group with toddlers, a first grader, a 13 year old, and an adult. All four were equally entertained, and nobody got bored. How many movies can you put in to entertain that kind of mix? Not very many!
Any Vegetales or 3-2-1 Penguins that I've seen, I recommend wholeheartedly!
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By John Stanley on Sept. 3 2013
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I bought this for my daughter, she loves it and watches it all the time. I would recommend it for your children.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Creatively Different !!!! Oct. 3 2002
By B.P. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
At first I was a bit skeptical and even reluctant about 3-2-1 Penguins because I was just a fan of Veggie Tales, and wondered why Big Idea would want to venture away from what was already a good thing going. But 3-2-1 Penguins indeed shows the creative potential Big Idea has. The lesson of being patient is taught in a humorous and imaginative way that stands out in the mind. Characters like Jason and Michelle make the connection to the story an easy one. Because about any person can relate to the common quarrels that occur between siblings and how sometimes adults can seem strange to kids.
Like the previous productions of Big Idea, I had to watch Trouble on Planet Wait You're Turn a couple of times to take in all the details and catch that sometimes fast dialogue. Then after a short while I found that the Penguins where starting to grow on me! I'll agree with the fact that they seem to lack a certain something when compared to Veggie Tales. The differences are light years apart! But the Penguins are just as entertaining, memorable and unique. Well worth a closer look.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Zany fun that gets better with every episode July 28 2002
By Johnny Staggs - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
"3-2-1 Penguins" is the second series from Big Idea, the creators of "VeggieTales." The series has the same Bible messages but lacks a lot of the spark that keeps the Veggie characters growing. The series is a cross between the zaniness of Looney Toons and the science fiction of Star Trek. The first episode in the series spends too much time introducing the human characters of Jason and Michelle spending their summer at their English grandmother's house learning her ways. It starts off a little slow but gains momentum when the "penguins" come into the episode. The second episode, "The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka," gets better, but the hilarious third episode, "The Amazing Carnival of Complaining," is the best so far with the penguins finally become memorable "character" (looking forward to the fourth episode, "Runaway Pride at Lightstation Kilowatt," which is way too late, coming in September!). The DVD's are a bit disappointing though. To say the least, the extras are full of kid's stuff. Even the commentaries are just for kids as they are from the penguins in character (not the voice actors). I found them to be on the dull side. Also, the retail price of around [$$]is a bit steep for what is basically a 30-min cartoon. But, the quality of the DVD over the VHS makes a huge difference! So, if you are looking for some family values with positive messages, look no further than "3-2-1 Penguins."
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A household favorite July 18 2003
By Lysa Wright - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
We have a lot of Vegetales videos, as well as Barney, Blue's Clues, Dr. Seuss, etc. My 3 1/2 year old daughter picks this 3-2-1 Penguins video more often than any of the rest. Sometimes she'll watch it over and over.
Like we've come to expect from Big Idea, this video has a creative and humorous story that appeals to all ages, including adults. I have put a Vegetales video in for a group with toddlers, a first grader, a 13 year old, and an adult. All four were equally entertained, and nobody got bored. How many movies can you put in to entertain that kind of mix? Not very many!
Any Vegetales or 3-2-1 Penguins that I've seen, I recommend wholeheartedly!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
(Um, I think it is 5 stars) 3-2-1 Penguins, Episode 1 July 19 2005
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: VHS Tape
Hi, it's me, StoryMaker. I THINK it's five stars...I can't think of any complaints except one, and ONE meezly complaint isn't enough to knock off a star ussaly! Anyways, 3-2-1 Penguins is VERY funny, and episode 1, Trouble on Planet Wait-Your-Turn is one of my favez. We got all our episodes from the library in the Church, so far we don't own any. We watched 1, 2, and 3. My only complaint is how Zidgel said, "They're all cutting in line! THEY'RE BARBARIANS! Back to the ship!" because once I axadently cutted in line. Except that, funny & excellent. Here's a funny part: Jason puts the toy penguins in the toy ship and trys to get Michelle to let him have his turn for the telescope early and makes spaceship noises..."Eurrrrr...Eurrrrr..." Finally, he yells in Michelle's ear, "EURRRR!" It looks funny! And another: Since they're twins, Grandma pertends she can't tell them apart. "Just remember, I'm the cute one!" says Michelle. "And I'm the one who's supposed to be at space camp..." says Jason in a dull voice. NO MORE FUNNYPARTS! I can't deside...Signed, StoryMaker. "Gotta trust the kid's review!"
Spectacular animation, funny, good moral Feb. 13 2008
By Tenna Merchent - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a darling video. Two children, Michelle and Jason get dropped at Grandmother's while their parents go out of town. Dad leaves the children with a new video game so they don't get bored. They fight over who is going to use the video game first, which sets the scene as Grandmother quotes Scripture and tells them to be patient. The video game never works and they are both sad. Dinner is a disaster as Grandmother is British and serves kidney pie. The children go to the attic to play, and this is where they find a telescope. Michelle, being the oldest, insists on going first, while Jason waits impatiently.

This is when the penguins appear for the first time to only Jason. They explain that his sister can come on another occasion. The first three names rhyme, Zidgel, Midgel, and Fidgel, then there's the joke when Kevin says his name, because it doesn't rhyme, and he says it in a slow funny way. They're all very funny, and the captain's character is a little pompous, and over the top with the big shoulders, ego, and big hair, but loveable.

They've been called to planet "Wait your turn" by a distress signal received on their fax machine. When they get there everyone is cutting in line. The penguins offer to help, but that's not what the distress call was about. They called because it is getting so hot. Well it turns out the cutting in line bug has affected the planet, which is not in its usual orbit, but instead is headed towards the son. "But we're first!"

Kevin points out that they're heading into the sun, and that being first isn't important. He quotes Scripture, and explains the importance of patience, which all goes over their heads. But when he tells someone else to go first, he breaks the spell of the cutting in line bug, and everything returns to normal, including the orbit of the planet. He asks what they were all cutting in line for they show him that they were looking at someone who is spying on them, and it turns out to be his sister Michelle with the telescope.

Back at home, he kneels down to say his prayers and thanks God for teaching him patient, but says, "Next time, please teach Michelle something." It is very sweet.

The animation is beautiful, lots of rich colors, and the illusion of depth, like the Veggie Tale movies. The story moves quickly, is funny and has a wonderful moral. My three year old and my six year old both love this movie, and I am happy to let them watch it.

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