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May 7, 2011

Fanboy & Chumchum DVD Review





Available on May 24, 2011

Fanboy and his trusty sidekick, Chum Chum, are bringing their hyper imagination to stores with their first DVD, Fanboy and Chum Chum. Featuring an all-star cast of voices including Josh Duhamel and Jamie Kennedy, this DVD comes packed with eight adventures from the first season of Nickelodeon’s hit CG-animated comedy series, including two Emmy®Award-winning episodes. In addition, fans will find exciting extras including six Fanboy and Chum Chum shorts and the pilot episode of Nickelodeon’s Planet Sheen. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Fanboy and Chum Chum hits shelves on May 24, 2011 for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

Created by Eric Robles, Fanboy and Chum Chum is the hilarious story of a boy named Fanboy and his best friend and trusty sidekick, Chum Chum, two endlessly energetic "super fans" of all things sci-fi and fantasy. Their world is full of comic adventure (and misadventures) as they share a hyper imagination that enables a wide-eyed acceptance of the bizarre. They're fearless! They're adventurous! They wear underwear on the outside of their costumes! They’re Fanboy and Chum Chum.

Fanboy and Chum Chum Episode Synopses:
Wiz Boy
There is a new kid at school, Kyle, who is claiming to be a wizard and Fanboy and Chum Chum are determined to “play” wizards with him – whether he likes it or not.

The Janitor Strikes Back (Emmy® Award-winning episode)
Fanboy and Chum Chum have a new best friend made of gum. Since gum is not allowed in school, evil Janitor Poopatine is out to destroy their friend.

Dollar Day
Fanboy and Chum Chum can’t wait to spend their only dollar on two delicious Frosty Freezy Freezes. When Chum Chum loses the dollar after they’ve already finished the drinks, they have no way to pay.

Trading Day
In a moment of weakness, Fanboy agrees to trade Chum Chum for one of Yo’s awesome toys. Soon after, Fanboy misses Chum Chum and wants to swap back. Unfortunately, Yo won’t give Chum Chum back without a fight.

Chimp Chomp Chumps (Emmy® Award-winning episode)
Fanboy and Chum Chum are waiting in line at the movies when Boog arrives to ruin everything. In a wonderful twist of fate, they get the last tickets and Boog has to obey their every command to get into the movie.

Fanboy in the Plastic Bubble
Fanboy and Chum Chum buy Boog’s childhood plastic bubble and have the time of their lives. When Boog realizes the bubble makes them bop-proof, he regrets selling it.

Fan vs. Wild
Fanboy, Chum Chum and Kyle embark on a camping trip in the great outdoors, also known as the roof of the Frosty Mart. Their camping trip takes a turn for the worst when the boys get marooned on the roof. A harrowing adventure ensues.

Freeze Tag
When Man-Arctica comes down to play freeze tag with the kids, they quickly realize he plays by his own rules, freezing everyone in sight.

Fanboy and Chum Chum Fast Facts:
Street Date: May 24, 2011
Catalogue: 821804
DVD SRP: $16.99
DVD Running Time: 88 Minutes
Special Features:
· Pilot Episode of Nickelodeon’s Planet Sheen (spin-off of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius)
1 Fanboy and Chum Chum Shorts:
· Berry
1 Frosty Freezy Freeze
2 Sliding Doors
3 Kyle
4 Yo
5 Flying

Our Review:
We received an advanced copy of the DVD to review. Having never seen this show before, I was not sure how much DD would like it. When I played the DVD for her, it took her a good 5 minutes to get into it, but by the time she finished the first episode, she was loving it. She ended up watching the entire DVD. Immediately afterwards, she asked to watch the entire DVD over again. As she watches the episodes, I could hear her laughing and yelling along with Fanboy and Chumchum. It is not every day that I hear my daughter screaming "Timber" and laughing hysterically at the same time. While the episodes offer a lot of hilarious story lines that tickle DD's funny bone, I really like the the show uses vocabularies that's beyond her years so that she could pick up new words while watching something she really enjoys. I would also like to mention that I really like the art work/animation. I thought that the characters are well designed and the art work/animation looks great.

The Fanboy & Chumchum DVD will be released on May 24th. Please visit stores where Nickelodeon DVD are sold to purchase this DVD. You can also pre-order a copy of the DVD from Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/Fanboy-Chum-Nika-Futterman/dp/B004QXJZX0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304785027&sr=8-1-spell

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


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