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The Backyardigans: Tale of the Mighty Knights

By Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Gentle knightly adventure set to rock opera.

Movie NR 2008 60 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+


is the best movie or special in a series saddens me to put it as a movie for babies since babies would not understand the adventure not even at 3 years old would understand it has good action the duende thief is a great character and very funny haha and the dvd has 2 episode more blazing padles and garbage treck and sinseramente I do not feel like it is for children of preschool age and the big ones like me would enjoy it more and we would understand better the references
age 10+

Why let kids view teaching shows that subvert integrity?

I noted that my 5 year old gleaned the message from the "Grabbing Goblin" that it is ok to steal. You only have to return the item if the person you stole from discovers it and asks you NICELY to return it. Took a patient lesson to undo that, to teach that taking without asking is NEVER appropriate.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Lessons about duty, bravery, and teamwork, mild action, and gentle humor make this DVD a fine choice for preschoolers. A catchy soundtrack that seems influenced by rock operas from the 1970s will make this bearable for parents fielding the inevitable request for repeat viewing.

The beautiful 3-D CGI animation is especially effective in scenes set in waterfalls and lava pits, and the accompaniment of crunchy electric guitars and wailing solos keeps the action moving along.

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