3-2-1 Penguins! The Cheating Scales of Bullamanka
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's the story?
From the producers of the VeggieTales series comes a new computerized cast starring in gently funny stories with gentle morals about integrity and sharing. But this time, instead of vegetable characters, they have space-exploring penguins. The second tale in the series, 3-2-1 PENGUINS! THE CHEATING SCALES OF BULLAMANKA, features twins Michelle and Jason furiously competing in a board game called Squid-Tac-Toad. When Michelle cheats to win, this is a job for the penguins! The tuxedoed space explorers beam her onto their spaceship and whisk her away to Bullamanka, where the dishonest Lizard King (voiced by Ron Smith) is cheating in a game eerily similar to Michelle's. But the difference is, when he cheats, innocent Bullamankan lives are at stake. It's up to Michelle and the penguins to prove that the Lizard King is corrupt.
Is it any good?
Even though you can guess what the outcome is, this is still fun to watch. It's not as visually engaging as the VeggieTales series, but it's still a good fit for this age group.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about their own family's notion of morality and religion. What is cheating? Can you cheat at more than just board games?