Littlest Pet Shop slideshow
Littlest Pet Shop review
OMG! I just found the most totally super cute cartoon from the Hub called “Littlest Pet Shop.” It’s really sick. It’s about a bird (translation: girl) named Blythe who can actually talk to the pets that live in the pet shop on the first floor of her new digs after they move to the big city. Her dad is way cool. Uh, on second thought NSM (translation: not so much).
So much for my attempt at tween speak–LOL! (More on this later.)
Seriously though. Here’s my 2 cents about the Hub’s animated TV show Littlest Pet Shop, which stars a tween/young teen: it really is the cutest show on the block, and now it’s out on DVD.
My 3-year-old daughter and I were lucky enough to preview the two Littlest Pet Shop DVD releases: Littlest Pet Shop Little Pets Big Adventures and Littles Pet Shop Sweetest Pets. Each DVD includes five episodes to enjoy with your child. This show is just right for four- to eight-year olds, but older kids might love it too.
There are issues Blythe faces that tween girls can relate to, like the embarrassing dad, the struggle to fit in at school, and the adjustment in moving to a new town, all presented in a way that’s non-threatening and even humorous for younger children.
In Littlest Pet Shop Little Pets Big Adventures, which includes the premiere episode, Blythe discovers that she can talk to the pets in the pet shop occupying the first floor of her building. She can’t explain her gift, but it really comes in handy when she learns that the pet shop will be going out of business and the pets will be moved to “the largest pet shop ever” where they “can’t hang out together.” Blythe comes to their rescue with her ability to communicate with the animals.
Each pet is a cute character loaded with personality: Pepper the comedienne skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Penny the panda, Russell the proactive hedgehog, Minka the artistic monkey, and of course Zoe the Cocker Spaniel and fashionista who is the undeniable star of the pet shop gang.
It’s nice to know that Valley Girl speak never died with the tween speak of Blythe’s nemeses, Brittney and Whitney Biscuit, mean girls who bristle when Blythe turns down the following offer to go shopping with them: “We’ll, like, let you.” They had never been told no before and they don’t, “like, like it.” Hats off (or cute French beret if you prefer) to Littlest Pet Shop for keeping it real.
The follow up DVD Littlest Pet Shop Sweetest Pets explores Blythe and the pets’ adventures when a new sweet shop opens up next door. I especially appreciate the character of Christy, the sweet shop’s owner.
She is a busy young professional with no less than two smart phones, Blue Tooth, and every other wired device known to man. Her portrayal as the hyper-focused “work-oholic” is a little tongue in cheek, but so hilarious to watch if you’ve never known anyone who simply can’t unplug. What I love about Christy is that she’s smart, creative and focused on a dream, and ultimately I find her to be an interesting character for young girls to decode and discuss.
Blythe is the intended role model for kids to look up to though, and she is a lovable and sweet protagonist.
Littlest Pet Shop Little Pets Big Adventures episodes include:
-Blythe’s Big Adventure – Parts 1 & 2
-Bad Hair Day
-Penny For Your Laughs
DVD Bonus Content:
“A Look Behind The Pet Shop Doors” featurette
Littlest Pet Shop Little Pets, Big Adventures video clips
Littlest Pet Shop sneak peek
Littlest Pet Shop Little Pets Big Adventure clip: Meet Blythe and the pets
Littlest Pet Shop Sweetest Pets episodes include:
Topped with Buttercream
Sweet (Truck) Ride
What’s in the Batter?
Bakers and Fakers
Littlest Pet Shop Sweetest Pets video clips
The pets sing The Sweet Sweet Shop
The pets check out the new mixer in the Sweet Shop Kitchen: “That is One Tall Mixer Thingy”
The Star Trek Pets
OK, gotta bounce. CUL8R!
Disclosure: I received a copy of the Hub’s LITTLEST PET SHOP on DVD for review purposes. I love bringing awesome products to my readers, and this is definitely one of them. All opinions are 100% Reel Mama.