Now, here at MBAMamaMusings headquarters, we review movies of all sorts. Some are blockbuster, big screen productions now available for home viewing. Others are smaller, made for DVD productions that you have never heard of until I sit my kids down and let you know the what’s what. Kikoriki, from Shout! Kids falls into that second category. Don’t let that dissuade you, however, from picking it up to watch.
When you first meet the inhabitants of Kikoriki Island, they are going to look vaguely familar. Perhaps not unlike some angry birds or disgruntled pigs you may have met before. Not to be confused – these folks are far more entertaining.
The lovably simple residents of peaceful Kikoriki Island are thrown kicking and screaming into big adventure when their resident scientist invents an amazing device – a helmet called “the Improverizor” – which takes personality traits from one person and swaps them with someone else’s!
But when spineless young Wally tries to use the untested device to cure his cowardice, he ends up even more spineless – by getting accidentally body-switched with a squirmy little caterpillar. Now he’s got more to fear than he ever dreamed, and so do his fellow villagers, as they’re dragged into a madcap adventure packed with plane crashes, mistaken identities, erupting volcanoes and angry natives on the warpath. Boy, do the Kikoriki Сrew wish they could switch places now – with anyone
Now, here’s the thing: I did not actually sit down and watch this movie from beginning to end. I was in the middle of some pressing dishwashing/ironing issues (true story). What I can tell you is that the good guys win in the end and some important lessons are shared about the value of the price we pay for trying too hard to fit in. I can also tell you that this Dove Family Approved. And if you’re looking at getting this movie soon, there are some special egg decorating stickers inside specially marked packages.
Because it’s not only fun to say, it’s also a whole lot of fun to giveaway stuff, the great folks at Shout! Factory Kids have a copy of Kikoriki to give to one of my fantabulous readers. Approximate retail value of the prize is $15. Open to residents of the US or Canada. Contest closes April 7, 2017 11:59 pm ET. Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Good luck everybody!