“Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket” flew to DVD August 11th with 10 blastastic episodes featuring Merc, Miles and his family. This DVD shares the stories of flying through space with family and friends in some pretty gnarly adventures from surfing quantum waves to collecting space junk. His two cool parents and awesome geeky sister makes this family fun to watch and great to learn from.
I am going to be completely honest with everyone, Miles From Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket Rocks! No I mean it! Like many children TV shows, we have the moral teachings of family, friends, and life. Such as: If you fall get back up and try again, practice makes us better, and honesty is the best policy even if it stops you from doing what you want. Not to mention what it means to be brave, work with others and being kind to your siblings. These messages are beautifully written into a great adventure series that doesn’t feel forced but flows naturally as the story unfolds.
Messages can be difficult to place in a story without the story sounding ridged or square. However, Miles from Tomorrowland makes it feel natural and interesting. For example, in Explorer Exchange, we see Miles trying to find something both he and Blodger (an alien blob) like to do. At first it is difficult. Blob can’t speed around or race and Miles can’t do anything Blob likes to do. They almost seem too different until Blodger sees Miles space jink collection. It turns out they both collect junk and love to go out finding it. Along with Miles, we learn that no matter how different we are, we can all get along and find something in common. This brilliant message is weaved into the story so that kids and adults can easily learn it’s importance.
I have to admit, I love the way these stories are written and that the story lines absolutely keep the attention of all the little viewers, but I also love the little nod to adult viewers as well. Parents will enjoy the little geek nods to other pop-culture films Like Star Wars and Doctor Who. If you watch and listen carefully you may just catch each of them. For example, in Rock n Roll, Miles brings out a rather large machine called the Exo-Flex from a very tiny shuttle. I may be stretching it a bit but while I was watching the scene, I couldn’t help but think, “It must be bigger on the inside.” Sometimes the geek just flows out of me. A little hint: when you watch “Hiccup in a Plan” keep an ear out for a famous Star Wars quote.
It has been a long time since I have been completely entertained by a Disney Junior TV series. It is refreshing to see some new stories and adventures as Miles travels through space with his family and friends. Not to mention a few geeky pop-culture nods for the adults. This collection is a astrolutly great testament to the TV series and it is a must watch for ever young galactic space traveler. Grab your copy today at Amazon.com and begin the adventure! The DVD also comes with a great Blast Board light that is bright and works beautifully. It was going to sit on my key chain but another member of my family beat me to it. Apparently I am, “Too slow.”
Don’t forget to grab all the free printables off my blog here: Miles from Tomorrowland printables, activities and more, and find out more about Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket by reading the excerpt below.
MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND: LET’S ROCKET
Available on Disney DVD August 11th
Each DVD Comes with a FREE Clip-On Blastboard Flashlight Plus Five Additional Episodes!
Synopsis: Disney Junior’s “Miles from Tomorrowland” is an intergalactic adventure that charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family – mom and ship captain, Phoebe; mechanical engineer dad, Leo; tech-savvy big sister, Loretta; and best friend robo-ostrich pet, Merc – as they help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Miles, Merc and the Callisto family explore wondrous and diverse new worlds, taking young viewers and their families on a futuristic journey designed to fuel kids’ natural interest in space, and at the same time reminding them of the importance of what lies close to home – the family bond.
Join Miles, his family and his best friend and pet Merc on a super-galactic adventure! This value-packed DVD includes the premiere episode plus 4 additional episodes, nearly two hours of fun! Plus FREE inside every DVD is an exclusive Clip-on Blastboard Flashlight that you can’t get anywhere else! Buy your little space explorer “Miles from Tomorrowland: Let’s Rocket” on Disney DVD on August 11th!
Creator: Sascha Paladino (Disney Junior’s “Henry Hugglemonster”)
Voice Cast: Cullen McCarthy (Mr. Peabody & Sherman) as Miles Callisto; Olivia Munn (Iron Man 2, “The Newsroom”) as Phoebe Callisto; Fiona Bishop (Disney Junior’s “Sofia the First”) as Loretta Callisto; Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants” series and movie); Dee Bradley Baker (Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb”) as Merc.
- Runaway Shuttle/Surfin’ The Whirlpool
- Ocean In Motion/Explorer Exchange
- Game On/ How I Saved My Summer Vacation
- Who Stole The Stellosphere?/Rock N’ Roll
- To The Goldilocks Zone/Hiccup In The Plan
Release Date: August 11, 2015 (Direct Pre-Book: 6/16; Distributor Pre-Book: 6/30)
Release Format: DVD