Pinky Dinky Doo has an unusual quality — when she thinks up solutions to the problems in the goofy stories she makes up for her little brother, Tyler, her brain starts growing. The closer she gets to a resolution, the bigger it gets. The 7-year-old faces missing dinosaurs, the polka dot pox and more. Four episodes of the Noggin animated series are included, and each contains songs, stories and “great big fancy words” to teach kids vocabulary.
THE AV REVIEW:
Pinky Dinky Doo is the brainchild of Jim Jinkins. Jinkins has quite the resume in preschool television as the co-creator of Stanley and JoJos Circus. Pinky Dinky Doo is actually based on a series of books that Jinkins authored. The books were inspired by stories made up at bedtime for Jinkinss own kids.
Each half-hour episode contains two stories, with two short games and quizzes after each story. The episodes feature Pinky Dinky Doo, a seven year old girl, creating a story to help solve everyday problems. In the story Pinky has a great big idea that saves the day. Other characters include her younger brother Tyler, Mr. Guinea Pig, as well as friends with charmingly nonsensical names such as Abby McTabby and Ross Applesauce.
The DVD is a light disc that makes the most out of the material. The A/V Quality is above par and the special features are rather packed. Throw in an interesting feature and you’ve got a treat. I know that we have a contingent of readers that will eat this film up. Everyone else should probably stick to a rental.