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For Those About to Hop



Smart, upbeat songs about creativity and self-expression.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Positive messages abound -- everything from the importance of being creative, being yourself, being active, and loving your mother.

Positive role models

The Imagination Movers project a positive image of themselves on their TV show and on their songs, by being upbeat, talented, intelligent, and funny.


Whether kids are already fans of the Imagination Movers TV show, or don't yet know about it, this CD will probably make them eager to watch it.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this album is from the new guys on the block at the Disney Channel, the Imagination Movers, (recognized as a Best of TV 2008 pick by us!) so get ready to rock, jump, and roll to kids' music that's worthy of any age. With sounds reminiscent of 80s and 90s alt-rock bands like Pavement and The Barenaked Ladies, the music is fun, somewhat educational (encouraging imagination, movement, learning colors, etc.) and touches on common kiddo reality checks of sunblock and being afraid of the dark.

What's the story?

Kid-pop sensation group The Imagination Movers, from the hit Disney Channel series of the same name, have already rocked fans with their dynamic, crowd-pleasing live shows, and now they're sure to please fans with their second album from the popular, early childhood, learning-based TV show (First album Juice Box Heroes was a Parenting Magazine "Parenting Pick.") The Movers -- Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche, and Scott "Smitty" Smith -- formed in 2003 when they started writing songs for their own kids. Now kids everywhere are crazy about these endlessly energetic, doot-doo-wopping, brainstorming friends from the funnest warehouse on the block. FOR THOSE ABOUT TO HOP is loaded with 22 hop-inducing tracks, with songs from season one such as the infectious "Jump Up!", crowd-pleaser "Jungle Room," and of course the show's theme song. There are an additional 5 bonus tracks and optional coloring pages and lyrics to download on your computer.

Is it any good?


From beginning to end, For Those About to Hop, will keep the whole famly on their feet. Fan fave "Jungle Room" is horn-filled and vine-swingin' fun, with a chorus of elephant toots and monkey giggles to delight little ones, and "The Boom Boom Song" is a silly-soothing ode to the scary stuff in the dark that will help kids cope with lyrics that talk about the shadows as they "wiggle their hips" to the "party tonight." "Buckets & Cans" encourages kids to imagine and make some noise saying, "we don't need an eight-piece band," and "Mother in You" is a sweet-endearing "I love my mom" song that Mommies everywhere will appreciate. The loveable, talented, jumpsuit jivin' Movers create funk-filled, hip-hop groovy beats with clever and contagious lyrics to celebrate growing, learning, and everyday fun.

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Music details

Artist:Imagination Movers
Release date:July 7, 2009
Label:Walt Disney Records
Genre:Pop music for kids
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 4 and 6 year old Written bydvanosdol July 14, 2009
Parent of a 2 year old Written bymindymack December 22, 2009

good for young ones learning to dance and sing

What other families should know
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Parent of a 3 year old Written byGoodSelf December 30, 2009

Great Music for Kids (and it won't drive you bonkers either!)

Great music, great messages, all around fun!
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