Earlier this month we received the two new Toopy and Binoo DVDs, I Love Toopy and I Love Binoo. They have been on a little more of a rotation than I would like to admit but the boys have been sick the last week so they have had plenty of time to watch them as they have been pretty laid up. I have the opening song stuck in my head, but that is A-OK with me because I actually really like the show!
I recently had a laugh with some mamas about what shows they cannot possibly watch even one more episode and what they liked watching. I can report that Toopy and Binoo are safe in hearts of these mamas! We all agreed Toopy and Binoo was a show we felt good about letting our kids watch. I think the reason we all like the homegrown, Canadian Toopy and Binoo is because they are sweet and care for each other. They model what a friendship should be. They have huge imaginations just like their little viewers which really endears them to kids and parents alike.
Toopy the rat is full of energy and imagination and he is very talkative while his smaller cat friend is silent but is so expressive. In these DVD’s the episodes show how the two friends try to do special things to make their friend happy.
Each of these DVDs has 15 episodes with a run time of approximately 90 minutes so you can choose to watch just a few episodes or like me with sick kiddos you can be in for the whole DVD. The episodes highlight the special relationship between the two friends (and Patchy-Patch of course) and takes them on adventures with Valentines, Easter, birthday and everyday themes.
Ok now we get to the part that just messes me up about them—if Binoo is a stuffed toy, (see the stitches down his tummy) then why is he animated but his plush toy Patchy-Patch is inanimate? Is it because Binoo lives in Toopy’s sweet imagination? Please tell me I am not the only one out there that wonders about this!?
Disclosure: I received a sample of a product to facilitate my review. All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.