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Score: 10.0/10  [1 review]
5 out of 5
ProdID: 3457 - Pop Up - Imagine with Rufus
Type of Show: Animated Children

Pop Up - Imagine with Rufus
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July 2012

Pop Up - Imagine with Rufus product reviews

Proud to promote NZ productsAs seen on TVNZ and Kidzone.

All Regions -- Widescreen 16:9 Enhanced -- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo -- Colour -- 96 Minutes -- PAL

Join Rufus on his magical journeys into imagination!

'Pop-Up: Imagine With Rufus' features over 90 minutes of imaginary fun, and four different ways to stimulate your child's imagination!

Cardboard Box Adventures:
When Rufus plays in his cardboard box it can be anything he imagines -- from a tractor to a helicopter to a moon buggy. and when his Plush Pals and Peg People join the fun, the imaginary adventures really take flight!

Rufus & Me:
Rufus is joined by some not-so-furry friends, when he encourages young New Zealander's to use their imaginations too!

Blackboard Shapes:
Shapes on Rufus's blackboard really come to life when Rufus imagines the different things they could be!

Mystery Objects:
Rufus finds all sorts of common household objects under his mystery box, and through the power of imagination transforms them into crazy Craft Critters!

Enjoy 32 fun-filled flights of fancy, all within the four walls of Rufus's safe, warm bedroom!

1 DVD disc.

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Review by: sweetpea (Sarah)
Dated: 22nd of July, 2012

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This Review: 10/10
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We don't watch television so haven't seen these lovely "Pop-up; Imagine with Rufus" shorts before. The whole family really enjoyed watching these.

The segments are between 2- 2/12 minutes long with a very catchy beginning and end tune to each segment which is stuck in my head now.

The segments do blend into each other quickly so you don't notice that they are as short as they are and easily watch quite a lot.

Rufus, who is a hand puppet, has a fantastic imagination and once he is in his box he pretty quickly goes off on a little adventure. The animations/set props are pretty cool and a lot of the set is using things about the house i.e buttons, cotton wool, broccoli, toilet rolls, cardboard, paint etc. You can then easily start to create some of your own props for imagination filled adventures in your own living room.

I liked that Rufus has little moral dilemmas, i.e does he tell Edmund and Hilary that he accidentally knocked their birthday custard off his gondola and it is all smashed up at the bottom of the mountain? Well he fesses up and realises that it feels good to tell the truth and accidents are okay.

I love the New Zealandness about this and it does feel good to be watching some home grown New Zealand TV. Miss Five, Miss Four and Miss One were all completely captivated by this and have watched it over and over again. I recommend this for anywhere from about 18 months and up (yes i know they shouldn't watch TV til at least two years...). It is aimed at the 3-5 years range I should think and is a great way to get some good value based messages across whilst delving into fantastic imaginary adventures.

Overall a top ten!!

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