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Parents' Guide to

Saddle Up

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Quirky band learns and sings about the Wild West.

Movie NR 2016 44 minutes
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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

We Love the Okee Dokee Brothers!

We love this video! It's perfect for sensitive kiddos as there isn't anything particularly sad or scary. If you're a fan of "Saddle Up" definitely check out "Through the Woods". Unfortunately, I could only find these videos on YouTube which I know a lot of families have stopped using.

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Is It Any Good?

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While SADDLE UP is basically a video promoting the Okee Dokee Brothers' album of the same name, it manages to be much more than that. It teaches kids about the geography and cultures of the Rocky Mountain West, and the brothers do their best to learn by doing, be it fly-fishing, riding a horse, or learning the art of lassoing, as taught by a very talented young girl. We also get a glimpse at Justin and Joe's creative process; as they immerse themselves in the land and its people, they continually attempt to come up with new material, either through their journals or by using their cameras to record them trying (and sometimes) failing at song ideas. For promotional material, Saddle Up manages to be thoughtful, quirky, playful, and educational.

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