Little Einsteins is an animated television show played on the Disney Playhouse channel and sold in DVDs. The show is based on the direct to DVD movie that premiered in 2005 titled Our Big Huge Adventure.
Led by a six year old boy Leo who flies Rocket, a flying ship with the ability to transform into other modes of transportation while offering friendship, friends June, Quincy and Annie go on far out adventures while teaching children ages 3 to 7 music and art appreciation such as paintings by Van Gogh and Monet as well as Baroque and Romantic classical music including Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
In Our Big Huge Adventure, the gang meets a caterpillar help him find the musical tree of many colors to become a butterfly. Throughout their 61 minute journey, they visit North American landmarks such as Niagra Falls and a cave in Oklahoma before witnessing the beautiful butterfly migration down to Mexico.
Our kids actively ask for this DVD occasionally, inspired by the film’s ability to interlace graphic and adventurous animated stories with real life scenery and significant global landmarks over classical music. While it might be difficult to immediately point out the direct benefits of this show, introducing children to classic music, fine art, architecture and global landmarks are beneficial exposures. And it does not compare or really even relate to the Baby Einstein series, so it should be considered a separate entity, with only the Einstein name being shared.
It is the journey and the interactions that actively keep the children involved while the soft and quiet appreciation for art and music gently inspires and positively saturates children's minds.
The DVD also comes with Navajo Maze and DisneyPedia games as well as Backstage Disney to meet the team.