THE PLOT THUS FAR
This new series takes preschoolers on exciting adventures into a magical cardboard box playhouse and through the wondrous Hall of Doors to discover the importance of cooperation and creativity. Whether trying something new or helping a cloud make snow, fun is always just a door away!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Julius Jr.” is based on a Paul Frank creation and it teaches preschoolers how to use their imagination. But, doesn’t every other series try to teach the same? I like the character designs and the emphasis on Winter Sports. That being said, the sheer amount of different voices was enough to keep my daughter entertained. Moving past there, we don’t get a ton of other things going on. I get why Nick helps to create shows that play to a mold, because it works.
I’m just saying don’t expect me to go out of my way and praise material that is almost indistinguishable from everything that came before. The six episodes presented on the disc are interesting, as they are relevant to the disc’s theme, instead of just being cobbled together. That being said, I don’t want to offer low praise for kiddie material anymore. Sure, it’s fun to watch stuff that borders on the insane rather than the inane. It’s just that since I started to watching these programs with a kid, I’ve started to want to see something better come out of what’s being crammed before her eyes. It’s not like everything has to become CTW or Disney, but there has to be a line in the sand.
The DVD comes with a Digital copy and a Snow Monkey toy as the special features. The A/V Quality is pretty strong for the release. The transfer is on par with the last couple of Nick releases. The same goes for the Dolby 5.1 surround track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 12/02/2014