At first, I showed them the Missy Mila Twisted Tales Volume 1 DVD and their first reaction was they don't like to watch it. Maybe because the DVD cover looks plain. I told them to watch the first episode and if they don't like it, I'll remove the DVD and let them watch what they like.
So I placed the Missy Mila DVD in the DVD player and as soon as Mila showed up on the TV and talked, my daughters laughed a lot. I asked them if they wanted me to change it and they said no. :D
Of course I watched the DVD with them to see if it's age appropriate (I always do this whenever they watch a new toon).
What I liked about the Missy Mila Twisted Tales DVD is that every episode is only good for about 8 minutes. It is short enough to get their full attention (if you have little kids like me, you'll know how short their attention span is) and for every episode, Missy Mila interacts by asking questions on how things in the story happened. I heard my 5 year old answering the questions she asked per episode and I know she really watched the show because she answered correctly. :)
The individual twisted tales/episodes are also very nice because they are short adaptations of longer classic tales. The DVD has 13 different episodes and the running time is 101 minutes.
Their favorite episode (as they've told me) would be the Baba Yaga the Witch episode. After the last episode, my 5 year old daughter asked me if there are more of the Missy Mila Twisted Tales. When I said no, she asked me if it was on Netflix or Hulu. She was very disappointed when I said there's none.
Here is a description from Organa:
Mila is an 8-year-old quirky, energetic tomboy who loves to tell you traditional story-tales but with her own twist. Kids will be inspired to use their imagination and to become storytellers themselves. Audience participation is triggered by Mila's direct-to-camera asides all along the episode; her questions and games bring kids right into the story. Join Mila, laugh at the zany dialogs and fresh art in this innovative series which explores the world of classic tales.
Traditional tales are timeless stories that everyone loves to delve back into, generation after generation. Far from old-fashioned clichés, the series “Missy Mila: Twisted Tales” revamps this cultural heritage through the imagination and spontaneity of a present-day little girl. Mila’s stories are peppered with spicy anachronisms and offbeat re-interpretations. So, don’t act surprised if you see a prince applying hair gel before setting out to rescue a princess, unless the latter is a kung-fu champion, that is! As for the dreadful Minotaur, Mila prefers to picture him as the Toupouloupou, a sweetie pie with a sweet tooth. And why do the wolves always have to be depicted as the bad guys? And, in her very personal adaptation of the Three Little Pigs, Mila swaps the awfully shy big bad wolf for an affable bull that… rocks! Missy Mila Volume 1 includes the episodes: The Hidden Princess, The Toupouloupou, Baba Yaga the Witch, Djoha’s Last Lie, Piboule and the Bear, Strabiwolf the Telltale, the Donkey and the King, The Houses of the Pig Brothers, Elvis, Captain Bloody-Nose the Pirate, The Leprechaun’s Treasure, Aurel the Mocker, Pancho Pimento’s Riddle.
You can visit the Organa website at http://www.organa.com/kids/animated-stories/missy-mila.html.
And now for the giveaway! Organa has generously offered a giveaway for 1 Missy Mila Twisted Tales DVD for my readers! Yay! :) Please enter on the rafflecopter below. :)
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