After conquering its native shores, the surreal British children's series TELETUBBIES travelled across the pond to charm American audiences with the playful yet educational adventures of four vibrantly colored, costumed puppets with television screens on their tummies. As Teletubbies Dipsy, Po, Laa-Laa, and Tinky Winky frolic and coo in a pastoral fantasyland dominated by a baby-faced sun, the series explores early learning concepts such as shapes, colors, and numbers through a fun mix of games, music, storytelling, puppetry, animation, live-action segments--and the occasional break for toast and custard. Perfectly capturing the toddler worldview, the hugely popular series continues with this collection of episodes that finds the quartet enjoying their favorite things, like Dipsy's hat, Laa-Laa's ball, Tinky Winky's bag, and Po's scooter.
Number of Tapes: 1
Rating: Not Rated
Film Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Television Shows, Children & Family
Release Date: 05/11/1999
Sub-Genre: Puppets/Live-Action Rating: NR
Those roly-poly creatures playfully romp with their beloved toys in the Teletubbies' fourth video, Favorite Things. Tinky Winky has his bag, Dipsy his splotched hat, Laa-Laa her ball, and, of course, littlest Po her scooter. The opening of the video has each Teletubby lose in turn his or her favorite item, and all must go off in search of it. Each Tubby is then featured in a segment: Laa-Laa chasing her ball, Tinky Winky singing into his bag, Dipsy dancing with his hat, and Po riding in circles on her scooter. Two videos--one of playing in a kiddie pool and the other of fixing up a bike for a ride--and a short animation are also included. Of all the Teletubbies' videos, this is most likely to be a kid's favorite--and the most likely to grate on a grownup's nerves. The constant repetition of chasing games will have children hopping about, but parents will find little of the charm of Here Come the Teletubbies or Nursery Rhymes. Yet, as slow as some of the moments may be, the Tubbies are as adorable as ever and still worthy of a "big hug!" --Jenny Brown