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The Shelly T. Turtle Show: Ant's Life and Other Bugs

By Amy Kulcak, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Educational, funny nature show.

Movie NR 1991 60 minutes
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age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Comedy movie fallas short a bit!


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Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

For TV-savvy kids, this mix of interesting animation and funny narration is just what they need. At first glance, adults will most likely think of THE SHELLY T. TURTLE SHOW: ANT'S LIFE AND OTHER BUGS as another rendition of Sesame Street -- that is, perhaps a little more interesting than most children's television. And they'd be right. Visual footage is emphasized, with the pace fast enough for a preschooler's/kindergartner's attention span, yet slow enough for them to learn a few things. Not only is real footage used, but also some decent animation.

In addition, there's nothing like original rhymes and songs to nail down the importance of language use. Educational concepts are brought into the video and then reinforced with quality rhymes and songs. Thanks to the producers, there is also a review of each episode's content at the end. Obviously, they know that kids need a little repetition in order to fully learn a concept.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 1, 1991
  • On DVD or streaming: January 1, 1991
  • Studio: Uav Corporation
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Run time: 60 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • MPAA explanation: not rated
  • Last updated: May 25, 2020

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