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Ralph's World: Say Hello!, Vol. 1 [Import]
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Singer/songwriter Ralph and his friends, Freddy Bear, Sammy the Dog and Muffin Man, perform funny sketches and interactive song and dance routines in this critically acclaimed program. Featuring a combination of live action and animation, the program features the songs "Say Hello," "Sunny Day Rainy Day Anytime Band," "Freddy Bear the Teddy Bear," "All My Colors," "Surfin' in My Imagination," "Betty Botter," "Choo-Choo Train," "Sammy the Dog," "At the Bottom of the Sea," "Muffin Man," "Honey for the Bears," "Four Little Duckies," "Clean-Up" and "Now It's Time to Say Goodbye."
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But I have to be honest. We are disappointed with the DVD. Ralph, who comes across as so free and expressive in his music, seems stilted and uncomfortable on camera. While the dancing kids are sometimes a nice touch, often they seem forced. The costumed characters also seem to fall short of their intended impact. The best thing about Ralph's music is the authenticity; he does not pander to our children, and he has a fabulous sense of the world from their perspective. This DVD is the antithesis of his music, in my opinion, which is a terrible shame.
So now you're wondering: what does my daughter think? Well, she'll watch it on occasion, but she doesn't ever request it like she does the CDs. In fact, if I'm trying to buy some time to cook dinner, I am better off putting on a Ralph's World CD.
I understand that this is the first of a series, so here's some feedback for the next one: be true to the music. Invest in having the whole band present so the songs don't have to be torn straight from the CDs. Musicians playing instruments are at least as interesting to kids as strange men on unicycles. And I'd rather see the kids singing and dancing along in their own way.
So if you are reading this and considering this DVD as a first foray into Ralph's World, do yourself a favor and pick up some of his CDs first. Once you have fallen in love with Ralph's music and his inimitable style, you will be more inclinded to forgive him for this DVD.
I highly recommend this DVD and can't wait until the next one comes out.
A previous reviewer commented on the lip syncing and poor production work. This video is recommended for ages 1 thru 8 who will not notice this one way or the other. The quality is in the music, the backgrounds and the kids who are having a great time dancing.
The skits are cute, the children dancers are great, and Ralph's songs are just so dang catchy! The kid's love it so much that I usually treat them by pressing the "repeat" function on the DVD.
Buy this DVD and visit Ralph's World! Your kids will thank you.
Most recent customer reviews
Quite simply, this is my two-year-old's favorite DVD. "Walph's Wold -- Walph's Wold. I want Walph's Wold, Daddy! Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by E. Can
Ralph's World "SAY HELLO" is a PARENTING MAGAZINE VIDEO OF THE YEAR WINNER, and it's even "Mom-Tested"! I just read about this is the Feb 2004 issue of PARENTING magazine. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 2004
We have three children and both we and the children enjoy the Ralph's World songs. Our son sings the songs almost every day, and the son of a friend "plays his guitar" along with... Read morePublished on Dec 30 2003
I am nine and I think this video is GREAT. Raph is way cool and I am learning the dances that the kids do. I think he is really funny and he has lots of really cool guitars. Read morePublished on Dec 4 2003 by Ben
WE LOVE THIS! My husband, myself and our 2 year old just can't get enough of Ralph. (Ralph is cool. Even my 6 and 8 year sons like him too.)
Ralph is a talented musician. Read more
We LOVE this DVD!! My 22 mo. old twins prefer Ralph to the Wiggles, Barney or Dora.
The songs are catchy and fun, the set is bright and colorful, and Ralph and the kids seem... Read more
Don't pass this one up! This is not one of those kids DVD's where you leave the room right when you put it on! Ralph is such a huge part of our world! Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003 by lauren milani
Ralph's World Say Hello is a refreshing take on children's entertainment. Catchy songs and funny skits make it fun for the whole family. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003 by Benjamin Davidson
My husband and I, and our kids too (3 and 1 1/2) love all Ralph's music. We get a lot of requests to play the "Big Rig Guy's" dvd. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003 by J. Offer