Item description for Disney's Little Einsteins - Race for Space by Walt Disney Home Entertainment...
Overview Rev up Rocket and soar full speed ahead into action-packed, music-powered adventures! Join Leo, June, Quincy, Annie and Rocket on a mission to rescue the Three Little Piggies when their airplanes spin out of control. Can Rocket fly fast enough and far enough to bring the Piggies all the way home? Only with your help! Journey with the Little Einsteins as they zoom to outer space on their most thrilling voyage ever! Then, get ready to race around the globe against the world's greatest flying machines. But look out! Big Jet is up to his old tricks. And he'll do anything to win the trophy. Whether your preschooler is exploring the ancient city of Machu Picchu, whooshing past stars or planets, or searching for hidden treasure in Hawaii, RACE FOR SPACE is a first-class ticket to nonstop entertainment you can enjoy together!
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Actors: Little Einsteins
Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD, Full Screen, NTSC
Language: English, French, Spanish
Region Code: 1 (USA & Canada Only)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Running Time: 66.00 minutes
Record Label WALT DISNEY VIDEO
Format Animated / Color / Dolby / Dubbed / D
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.17 lbs.
Binding DVD Video
Release Date Mar 27, 2011
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
Series Little Einsteins
ISBN 0012455210 ISBN13 0786936742442 UPC 786936742442
Reviews - What do customers think about Disney's Little Einsteins - Race for Space?
Good but a few problems. Mar 5, 2008
As everyone says not much about space. But I bought it because my kids love Little Einsteins, and that is good enough for me. My only real complaint is...I felt a little jipped when they had 2 episodes with the EXACT same song on it...back to back. (William Tell's Overature). Come on..there are enough great classical songs out there that we don't need any episodes to have the same song. And when there are only 3 episodes on a disc...I felt a little cheated. But it is still very cute and individually each episode is cute.
False Advertising Mar 2, 2008
Race for Space has *nothing* to do with outer space, even though tv advertsiements. literature and the back of the dvd state there is a new space episode, there is not. None of the episodes have anything to do with outer space. Rip off, avoid.
Not about Space - but still good Mar 2, 2008
The only disappointment about this DVD is the title. I was expecting an episode all about space, but there simply are 3 regular episodes. The space refers to the episode where one of the 3 little pigs ends up in space at the very end. Regardless of the title, it's still classic Little Eisteins and my son (2&1/2 yrs) loves it.
Still the Adorable Little Einsteins Feb 27, 2008
GOOD: Three episodes go well together, typical Little Einstein fare, good lessons
BAD: One weak episode, no coverage of planets / space, DVD extras are worthless and not subtitled.
Little Einsteins: Race for Space comes with three episodes, one of which hasn't aired as of the DVD's initial release. One person reports it aired in Canada, however.
I understand the disappointment from other reviewers. The DVD case does say that it's two episodes plus one new one -- nothing about being an original movie like the other DVDs. The DVD also doesn't go into depth about the planets as one might thing from the title.
The never before aired episode, "The Treasure behind the Little Red Door," has kids and Rocket tracking a stolen treasure map to Hawaii. The art of the day is the Hawaii Ki'i (hula) statue and the featured song is "Funeral March of a Marionette" by Charles Francois Gounod.
After stealing the treasure map from the gang, Big Jet races pass a volcano, across the bay, and into a rain forest. The gang follows closely behind. Beware this episode contains spider webs and an ugly yellow spider with a freaky smile. It might scare kids who are afraid of insects. However, the bug doesn't bother the four-year-old critic.
"Treasure" is one of the weaker episodes in the series. The story doesn't weave together well and most of it slumps along. The story feels incomplete without truly diving into the things expected of the Little Einsteins. While this episode isn't typical Little Einstein fare, it makes sense that it comes on this DVD because of its connection to the last episode. The more important critic, the four-year-old, likes the episode.
In the next show, "Super Fast," three little piggies and their flying machines join the Einsteins in episode #36, first airing in March, 2007. Here the show introduces "The William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini and Chinese cut paper.
Leo and the gang fill up Rocket with music gas to help Rocket fly at different tempos, or speeds -- adagio, moderato, allegro, and presto. To catch up with each flying piggy, the gang changes tempo to match or surpass the tempo of the piggy's airplane. One piggy is stuck flying on adagio, another on moderato, and the third on allegro.
Children learn tempo while discovering Machu Picchu in Peru and China. While in China, the artful backgrounds and scenery are made of Chinese paper cuttings. The mix of the flying speeds and locales keep the kids interested. The little critic confirms his interest by enthusiastically retelling the story of the little piggies' flights in different directions. One piggie flies into space. That's it -- nothing more.
Episode #41 from May 2007, "The Great Sky Race Rematch" again features "The William Tell Overture" with artwork titled "Whirlpool and Waves at Naruto, Awa Province" by Utagawa Hiroshige. Rocket enters the Great Sky Race again after winning the previous year's race. Rival Big Jet also enters the race and plays a few nasty tricks on Rocket. The kids use tempo and creativity to overcome barriers that Big Jet puts up for Rocket.
"The Great Sky Race Rematch" shows how the gang uses creativity to overcome the barriers they run into in the race. It's also a good way to learn how to face adversity. The episode balances all the elements of a good kids' show, including pace that meets their attention spans, strong yet simple storylines, sweetness without sugar overload, and an adventure with a purpose.
The three episodes go well together with the first and last episodes guest starring Big Jet. The second episode teaches tempo and the last episode ties everything together.
Bonus features include a "Rocket Around the World" interactive activity, which takes kids on a trip to four locales. However, it's very slow even for adults and not very interactive. Kids use the remote control to pick the right Rocket vehicle for traveling to the different locations. That's all there is to it.
Two videos starring Playhouse Disney's Lou and Lou Safety Patrol cover racing and buckling for safety. Unfortunately, these bonus shorts and "Rocket Around the World" don't have closed-captions or English subtitles. Though the bonuses don't offer much, the Little Einsteins fans will watch and enjoy the DVD because they're most interested in the familiar faces on the cover.
The four-year-old Little Einsteins critic sums up his review in one sentence: "I really like the movie!" And he watched it again and again and again. The nine-year-old -- who is into the more hardcore shows like SpongeBob Squarepants and Avatar -- even sat with him a couple of times and he wouldn't do that if the show didn't interest him. Little Einsteins: Race for Space earns applause for presenting an enjoyable educational program that parents won't dread watching for the twentieth time.Preview a clip from Race for Space.
Run time: 72 minutes
Has nothing to do with space! Feb 27, 2008
I honestly thought they made a mistake and put the wrong DVD in this case and checked the title a second time. This DVD has NOTHING to do with space, I just don't understand. My kids looked at me like I was crazy and said "mommy you bought the wrong one, this isn't about space". Very misleading and I wish I could return this. My son is so disappointed!