Thursday, February 20, 2014

Missy Mila: Twisted Tales DVD by Organa Kids (Review with Giveaway, Ends 03/08/14, US Only)

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.                                     

Daniella fell in love with Missy Mila from the moment she was first in our DVD player. She loves to giggle and snicker at the silly tales that Missy Mila comes up with. Daniella thinks that Missy Mila rocks because she has three ponytails. We have shared our Missy Mila DVD with several other children of ages between 2 and 10, plus Brandon, who is almost 12. Every single child who has seen this DVD has loved Missy Mila just as much as Daniella does!

"Mila is an 8-year-old quirky, energetic tomboy who loves to tell you traditional story-tales but with her own twist. Kids will be inspired to use their imagination and to become storytellers themselves. Audience participation is triggered by Mila's direct-to-camera asides all along the episode; her questions and games bring kids right into the story. Join Mila, laugh at the zany dialogs and fresh art in this innovative series which explores the world of classic tales."

        "Traditional tales are timeless stories that everyone loves to delve back into, generation after generation. Far from old-fashioned clich├ęs, the series “Missy Mila: Twisted Tales” revamps this cultural heritage through the imagination and spontaneity of a present-day little girl. Mila’s stories are peppered with spicy anachronisms and offbeat re-interpretations. So, don’t act surprised if you see a prince applying hair gel before setting out to rescue a princess, unless the latter is a kung-fu champion, that is! As for the dreadful Minotaur, Mila prefers to picture him as the Toupouloupou, a sweetie pie with a sweet tooth. And why do the wolves always have to be depicted as the bad guys? And, in her very personal adaptation of the Three Little Pigs, Mila swaps the awfully shy big bad wolf for an affable bull that… rocks!"

Missy Mila: Twisted Tales Volume 1 includes the following episodes:
The Hidden Princess
The Toupouloupou
Baba Yaga the Witch
Djoha’s Last Lie
Piboule and the Bear
Strabiwolf the Telltale
The Donkey and the King
The Houses of the Pig Brothers
Captain Bloody-Nose the Pirate
The Leprechaun’s Treasure
Aurel the Mocker
Pancho Pimento’s Riddle

Here's some pictures of some of the crazy characters in the stories.

Meet Missy Mila! She is one quirky kid. Depending on her mood, you might see her ponytails quiver if she's scared or if she's sad, they droop down. They also become question marks if she's asking you a question.  
I like that the DVD is teaching Daniella basics of nursery rhymes, but with a twist to make them silly and giggle worthy. Mila also adds bit to the story (such as having a prince apply hair gel) to make the stories relatable.
I like that the DVD is 101 minutes, but broken down into episodes. This makes it so that if we don't have time to watch the entire DVD, Daniella can select a few episodes to watch which easily appeases her.
Brandon's favorite episode was Piboule and the Bear because the poor boy is always happy despite being picked on by the hunters and only having onions to eat.
There's also a Volume 2 that Daniella would love! 

This DVD includes the following episodes:
Toadette the Frog
Prince Gabo
Miss Lazy
Bigmess the Ogress
The Mermaid’s Secret
The Ghost Who Couldn’t Scare
Quentin and his Dragon
Tounde the Ginormous Elephant
Rodolphe and Carlo
Chantal and Noemie
Greedy Liza
The Two Tinanooks
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