Forget Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, it's time to bring on Tree Fu Tom and the Carrots of Doom ! That's the fabulous name of the brand new Tree Fu Tom DVD that hits the shelves today. We received a review copy and Pierre sat straight down to watch it from start to finish, which is no mean feat when you consider its very impressive 132 minute runtime ! (That said, he was feeling poorly and having a duvet day off school !)
We always love Tree Fu Tom, partly for the imaginative world of creepy crawlies but also for the fun audience participation when Tom starts doing his magic moves. He also has great values, often with an eco-friendly message, and lots of important but fun life lessons for young viewers.
The DVD includes six episodes :
Carrots of Doom - The Tree Fu Rangers are trying to win their ‘Green Fingers’ badge, but the carrots of Ariela’s range have grown huge and gone crazy thanks to some seeds from the Big World and Zigzoo’s Harvesting Hands invention!
Picture This - Tom and Twigs are excited when Treetog decides to teach them a new tricky spell that can be used to control the magic of an enchanted scroll that brings into being whatever is drawn on its pages. However, the friends find themselves in trouble when they try and use the scroll without the all important spell!
Dragon Fruit Fiasco - Tom and Twigs turn detective to find out who has been taking certain items without asking, including some Dragon Berries belonging to a giant Boing beetle. Tom is going to need your help to perform some Big World Magic to calm the situation when the Boing beetle realises his berries are missing!
Ranger Tom: A Badge Too Far - It’s a bumper badge day at Tree Fu Ranger Club with three new badges up for grabs. Tom and Twigs are desperate to get more Tree Fu Ranger badges than Chezz. In their haste to win the badges, Tom and Twigs soon learn that trying to do too many things at once can be disastrous, but they are given one last chance to prove themselves.
King Stink - When Stink accidentally finds the legendary Golden Crown of Greatness and becomes King of Treetopolis, he revels in having the power to do whatever he wants. However he soon discovers that being King is not all fun and games!
The Sprite Before Christmas - Tom and Twigs are so looking forward to Winter Fest that their over-excitement very nearly ruins the celebrations for everybody else when Tom opens his present from Twigs early. It’s only when they learn that all good things come to those who wait and the virtue of patience that they are able to save Winter Fest for everyone.
The final festive episode was Pierre's favourite ... although I had to point out that he'll have to draw on his own patience now because Christmas is still quite some way away !
TREE FU TOM AND THE CARROTS OF DOOM is available on DVD from 5th October 2015, courtesy of Fremantle Media Kids & Family Entertainment.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £6
Disclosure : We received a copy in order to write an honest review.