Friday, July 29, 2016

Wild Kratts Wild Reptiles DVD and Companion Action Figurine

PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing four episodes from PBS KIDS’ popular WILD KRATTS series on the new DVD “WILD REPTILES.” When Martin and Chris Kratt find themselves in a jam, they turn to wild reptiles to help them save the day! Reptiles have some seriously amazing adaptations and incredibly awesome creature features. Learn about the gecko’s ability to climb walls as the Kratt Brothers try to foil Zach Varmitech’s attempt to steal their Miniaturizer. And uncover some fascinating facts about rattlesnakes as Martin and Chris search for a new supply of crystals in the Sonoran Desert to power the Tortuga. Nothing’s better than exploring natural habitats with the Wild Kratts and learning about the incredible “creature powers” of the animals they meet! 

“WILD REPTILES” will be available on DVD August 23, 2016. The DVD run time is approximately 120 minutes and its SRP is $12.99. The episodes included on this DVD are listed below.

“The Gecko Effect”

There’s a mystery to be solved, as the Wild Kratts team wonders how a gecko lizard climbs up smooth surfaces and can even climb upside down. The gang uses their Miniaturizer to shrink down and discovers it’s all about physics: all objects have electrical charges that attract one another and the gecko’s marvelous toe pad structure charges so much that they can walk on surfaces as smooth as glass. But in the meantime, Zach has stolen their Miniaturizer and imprisoned them in a glass terrarium. Martin and Chris activate the new gecko powers of their Creature Power Suits and must retrieve the Miniaturizer before Zach shrinks all the animals in the creature world.

“Crocogator Contest”

A pop creature quiz challenge about the differences between crocodiles and alligators turns into a full-blown “crocogator” contest to find out what actually is different about these two similar creatures.

“Rattlesnake Crystal”

After the Tortuga crash lands in the Sonoran Desert, Koki discovers that the Tellurium crystals have run out of power and they need a new supply. Martin and Chris volunteer to go out into the desert to find this important source of energy and discover more than they were expecting!

“Chameleons on Target”

Aviva’s special ring chip invention is stolen by a mysterious lemur! Chris and Martin set off after it, with a little help from the amazing creature powers of the chameleon.

WILD KRATTS transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning “Kratts’ Creatures” and Emmy-winning “Zoboomafoo,” into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each episode of WILD KRATTS presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt Brothers – and young viewers – meet. WILD KRATTS airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings).

My Thoughts

My kids just love the Wild Kratts and all their adventures in the Australian Outback.  Not only is the show always full of entertaining adventures, they also learn a little about the local wildlife. This DVD includes four awesome episodes that all center around reptiles.

The Gecko Effect
Crocogator Contest
Rattlesnake Crystal
Chameleons on Target

This is a great DVD with some of their best episodes. Any fan will want this in their collection. The accompanying action figure is just as awesome.  It comes with two figures. One of toys is a mini version of one the brothers in a snake suit, and the other is an actual snake. These toys really help to bring the series to life!  My children loved them both and excited to see what the brothers come up with next season.