Dad of Divas' Reviews: DVD Review - The Day the Music Stopped

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

DVD Review - The Day the Music Stopped

About the DVD
Introduce your child to the world of music with Juno Jr.'s The Day the Music Stopped DVD. From the makers of the Juno Baby series, Juno Jr. is designed to instill music appreciation in preschool-age children. The Day the Music Stopped features an original score recorded by orchestral musicians, giving children an authentic listening experience while they sing and dance along with Juno and her friends.
Juno Jr. The Day the Music Stopped

Join Juno and the gang as they bring life to the town of Harmonia Springs! View larger.
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Original Orchestral Music by Award-Winning Composer
The Day the Music Stopped is part of the Juno Jr. Series, which is designed to introduce musical concepts to children of preschool age. The series was created by Emmy-award winning composer and mom, Belinda Takahashi, Ph.D., and it features her original orchestral music compositions for children. Unlike many music-appreciation toys that feature electronic sounds, the Juno Jr. series features original orchestral music recorded by real musicians on real instruments. The Day the Music Stopped gives children a valuable opportunity to hear and learn through a variety of authentic sounds and rhythms.

Follow Juno and Her Friends on a Magical Musical Adventure

Like all Juno Jr. videos, The Day the Music Stopped features Juno, a little girl who loves music, her baby brother Rai Rai, and her adorable friends. Vibrant animation and rich storylines serve as the background to the adorable puppet characters.

Designed to engage preschool-age children, The Day the Music Stopped has an extended plotline featuring Juno and her friends. Juno and her little brother Rai Rai are magically transported to the world of Harmonia Springs--a town where the trees are made of cellos, cars are shaped like bass clefs, lamp posts are shaped like French horns, and chimneys are made of tuba bells.

When Juno and Rai Rai's friend Bunny accidentally presses the big red button on Murphy's Shush Machine, she inadvertently silences the town of Harmonia Springs. Juno realizes that in order to bring life back to the town, she and her friends have to create their own music with melody, harmony, rhythm, and--most of all--friendship.

A Dynamic Musical Experience
Over the course of their journey, Juno and her friends sing fun and exciting songs with engaging melodies and rhythms. The songs are accompanied by orchestral arrangements that can be enjoyed by both children and parents alike.

Juno Jr.'s The Day the Music Stopped DVD has a runtime of approximately 60 minutes and offers English, Spanish, and French language options. Interactive bonus features include Let's Interact! and Language Flash Cards.

My Take on the DVD 
My youngest daughter had never seen Juno before reviewing this DVD, but after seeing it, she was hooked! The music as well as plot were things that drew her in and even I found it to be engaging. After now watching it a few times she loves to sing and dance along with whatever comes on the screen. The characters are fun loving and keep her attention as well. My eldest who is six watched the DVD for a short period of time but it did not hold her attention like it did for Diva-PJ.

As a previous puppeteer, I found the puppets to be fun and the puppeteers were very skilled. Overall, this was a fun DVD that any preschooler would enjoy!

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