The Wild Thornberrys: Season 1

by - 6/01/2011

The Wild Thornberrys: Season One

We never saw The Wild Thornberrys when it was originally on air (1998-2004 with reruns airing on Nicktoons and CBS from 2002-2007). Which is why it came as a delightful surprise when I sat down with my kids to watch this series for the first time on the dvd release - which has long been anticipated by fans but has not been available in stores until now.

The hit series follows the Thornberry family as they travel the world in their Communications Vehicle (or CommVee) looking for rare animals to film.After an encounter with an African shaman, their youngest child Eliza was given the power to speak to animals!

Every episode in this adventure-packed dvd set follows Eliza as she comes face-to-face with an assortment of animals, continents and danger. Encounter wildlife in all its natural glory and eavesdrop on Eliza’s conversations with silverback gorillas, pythons, crested grebes, tapirs, capybaras, antelopes and opossums while the CommVee travels on!

Vibrant animation, exotic locations, charming storytelling plus an all-star voice cast, make season one of The Wild Thornberrys an epic family adventure and will no doubt attract a new audience of kids as well as young adults who grew up watching the television series. My kids are among those who're viewing this series only in dvd format. More than the human characters, they were in complete awe of the variety of animals featured in the episodes. I found it very cute that they later went into the backyard and tried speaking to butterflies, squirrels etc. My imaginative son came back with details of the imaginative conversations he'd had just like Eliza did. Not only did my kids come to know about animals in their natural habitats, but also empathized enough to treat them as someone to befriend, instead of caged beasts.

The release of this dvd is part of Nickelodeon’s commitment to bring back classic shows. Nickelodeon will also launch a new nighttime programming block this fall on TeenNick called “The ‘90s Are All That!,” featuring a rotating selection of iconic live-action and animated shows from Nickelodeon’s 1990s. Needless to say, hopefully we'll get to watch them this time around.

To pique your curiosity, here's a clip from this series :

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