Mom in Training: Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song - On DVD 8-14

July 30, 2012

Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song - On DVD 8-14

Available on DVD on Aug. 14, 2012 
Jason Mraz and Sarah Chalke guest star in the brand-new DVD, Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song.  In the title episode, Marina gets swept up into a windstorm and lands in Oz where she meets Glinda the Good Witch played by Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), befriends a Scarecrow (Twist), a Tin Woods-Woman (Kiki), and a Lion (Shout).  They set off on a journey to find the Wizard of Song (Jason Mraz) so he can help Marina get back home.  In addition, preschoolers can enjoy two bonus episodes from the hit live-action series.  Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song hits shelves on DVD on August 14, 2012, for the suggested retail price of $14.99.

Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song Episode Synopses:
The Wizard of Song
When Marina gets swept up into a windstorm, she lands in Oz where she meets Glinda the Good Witch (Sarah Chalke).  Along the way, she befriends a Scarecrow (Twist), a Tin Woods-Woman (Kiki), and a Lion (Shout) and they go to the Wizard of Song (Jason Mraz) so that Marina can find her way home.

Ghost Band
The Fresh Beats run into a ghost band when they get a gig in a western town.  They face-off against the ghosts in a musical showdown and discover that the ghosts are misunderstood.  So they work together to bring people back to the town.

Chimps in Charge
The Fresh Beats help their friend Harper babysit a pair of chimps who are a lot to handle.  Marina gets the idea to build a jungle gym for the chimps in the park and the Fresh Beats find a perfect song to rock their show.

Fresh Beat Band: The Wizard of Song Fast Facts:
Street Date: August 14, 2012
Catalogue: 891674
DVD SRP: $14.99
DVD Running Time: 88 minutes

My Take:
I think this has to be my personal favorite when it comes to the Fresh Beat Band. I love the Wizard of Oz themed episode, and so did my daughter. I think when shows like this use other popular movies kids already know to base episodes on it's a lot of fun, plus they are able to make that connection with a favorite movie. 

Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD in return for my honest opinions.  No other form of compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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