Plot: What’s it about?
You don’t see too many dedicated children’s releases on our beloved format, but Columbia/Tristar has issued this disc which is a terrific one. Dragon Tales is a television show aimed at young kids and though it is for the young ones, I don’t think adults will be bored while viewing it with their children. The antics of the dragons are funny and help the kids to learn lessons about all manner of things. Two children have wished upon a dragon’s scale and soon enough, they were visited by three real dragons, each a different type. There’s the massive dragon with who lacks courage, the small, smart pink one, and then my favorite, the two headed dragon with two names, one for each head of course. This disc contains five episodes of the show and all are humorous, entertaining, and informative and parents will like them for those issues. If you have kids under seven and you want to pick up a disc for them, then Dragon Tales would be a perfect choice to be sure!
Video: How does it look?
Dragon Tales is presented in a full frame transfer, which preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio. This is a rather simple cartoon so no in depth assessment is needed, but you’ll find no problems with this release. The colors look vibrant and rich, with no bleeding in the least and contrast is stark and accurate. The authoring seems solid also, as no compression errors surface. The kids may not understand the jargon, but they’ll know a good looking picture when they see it.
Audio: How does it sound?
This disc includes English and Spanish tracks and both come across well, with sharp vocals and no troubles at all. You won’t hear a lot of surround use, but the musical sequences sound terrific and come through in fine form. The songs are great and the balance between voices and music is perfect. Whenever the music ends, you can still hear everything fine and no serious issues crop up at all.
Supplements: What are the extras?
A slew of trailers for Columbia/Tristar family films is included, as well as three cool sing-along songs.