Carlos Caterpillar: Volume 1

DVD Release: February 2, 2004
Carlos Caterpillar: Volume 1
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Synopsis

“The Adventures of Carlos Caterpillar” tells the growing up story of Carlos, an ever-curious little caterpillar who often finds himself in one predicament or another. Helped by his Uncle Pedro, a butterfly with a lifetime of experience behind him, Carlos learns many lessons that will help him through his own little journey of life!

Dove Review

In this Dove-approved collection you will find some wonderful brightly-colored and fun animated bugs who learn some great valuable lessons in each story. In each episode you will hear several well-known Spanish words, which will allow you to help your child learn those words and use them around the house.

Colossal Tales: This episode contains two stories which will teach your children that it is better to give than to receive, and the importance of telling the truth. Also, that one little lie can turn into many lies and make things a lot worse.

Topsy Turvy: In this story, he learns about being responsible and what happens if everyone just wanted to do their own thing. If no one wanted to do their jobs, there would be no doctors, teachers, builders or even parents to help him out. Carlos learns the importance of everyone’s job no matter what the job is or the chores he has to do.

No Prize Surprise: Carlos learns that money is not everything and that having what others have is not always the right thing. Working for what you want is better because then you have more pride in what is yours.

Litterbug: All find themselves in difficult situations because of the trash: stuck in gum, caught under a plastic glass, trapped in a tin can or in a cave to escape the falling debris. They all have to find a way to clear up this mess.

Buggy Bucks: When a winning lottery ticket shows up, he thinks he is in the money. He starts spending without even knowing what he has won. He takes advantage of people around him thanks to his new friend Sluggy. He also forgets his jobs and there are consequences that he has to face.

Ultrabug: In this tale, Carlos learns that being a superhero is not as easy as it seems.

Bug-a-boo: Carlos Caterpillar learns a valuable lesson about dares. When Sluggy dares the gang to watch something they should not, Ant is the one to say no even though they call him a “scaredy ant.” But Carlos watches and learns that if something is wrong you should not do it even if it is on a dare.

Batter Chatter: Carlos learns about how spreading rumors and gossiping can harm others when the rumors may not be true. Gossip has a way of making friends mad at each other and people falsely accusing others can create unneeded havoc.

Buggy Breakup: Sluggy is always trying to cause trouble amongst Carlos Caterpillar and his friends especially now with the class working as a team on a project for the community to collect food. But as they start the project everyone is goes in a different direction, all because of Sluggy.The gang sees the trouble and come together for the community, not themselves.

Cheater Critters: Carlos Caterpillar makes a terrible decision when he decides to play games instead of studying. He joins Sluggy in cheating on a test to get a good grade. He learns that the old saying “cheaters never win” is true.

Royal trouble: When friends at school are going to put on a play, everyone wants to have a part. But when Carlos and Sluggy want the same part, they forget about teamwork and make it a battle of pride to have the leading role. The outcome surprises them both when they find out the true meaning of being a leader.

Hocus Bogus: This lovable story contains a lesson about hard work and teaches that being honest is always the way to go. Everyone will enjoy the colorful animated story and it will bring up topics that your family can discuss.

Content Description

Sex: none
Language: none
Violence: Bugs fight with each other and destroy the stage
Drugs: none
Nudity: none
Other: Being rude to parents but apologizes; environmental issues: cheating on tests in school

Info

Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 300 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe