Monday, April 09, 2012

Stella and Sam - Now on DVD!!

Although Hubs will laugh at my devotion to a children's show, I make no secret of my love for Stella and Sam. Little Boo and I watch it pretty much every weeknight at 8:00pm on Disney Junior. It is our calming down time to cuddle before bed. The quiet, innocent fun of this show, with its soft, water colour animation is a perfect way to end our busy day. And now, with the first ever DVD release from this series, we'll be able to enjoy Stella and Sam whenever we want!

Produced by Radical Sheep, the show is based on the best-selling and beautifully illustrated books of Marie-Louise Gay. Stella and her little brother Sam have so many imaginative adventures in their huge backyard and surrounding fields. They are joined each episode by their devoted dog, Fred, and often enjoy a visit from one or more of three friends. The cast of characters is small, keeping things simple for young viewers.

Sam is a young boy full of questions, and is often hesitant about trying new things. But his big sister always has an answer for him and does a great job of gently encouraging him to spread his wings. Her explanations of natural phenomenon (like, where the sun sleeps at night - in a bed on the moon - that's why the moon glows) are far-fetched and clever. I love her exuberance, imagination and her love for her little brother. This show, full of imagination and the wonder of pretend play reminds me of the games we played as kids, and I believe it encourages Little Boo to get outside and play as well.

Would you like to meet the voices behind the characters? Did you know that Fred the dog is played by a man? Check out this behind the scenes video, giving you some background on the series and actors involved. You'll also learn what makes the sound of Fred munching his dog biscuits....

Stella and Sam: Follow Me! is an 8 episode DVD collection of this popular series, distributed by eOne Films, and will be available in stores tomorrow, April 10.

But you could win your own copy right here! Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only. Entries will be accepted through April 17, 12:00 midnight EDT, via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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