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DVD Review: SpongeBob’s Frozen Face-Off

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If you have children, you know who SpongeBob SquarePants is – heck, even if you don’t have children, you are likely to know this little yellow sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea! He is quirky, goofy, and can bring a smile to just about anyone’s face. Personally, I have been a fan for nine years and still going strong. My nine-year-old daughter loves him, as does my five-year-old son. Needless to say, when I discovered there was a new release, SpongeBob’s Frozen Face-Off, I was thrilled and wanted to get my hands on a copy as soon as possible. As soon as I opened the package, popped the DVD into the player, and settled in with my kids, we were off to the deep blue sea with SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Squidward, Sandy, and the entire crazy gang.

The first episode is the title episode, “Frozen Face-Off,” and a brand new installment to come to DVD. Was it worthy of a title all its own? Very much so. In this episode, SpongeBob and the Bikini Bottom gang come together in a race to the South Pole. Their transportation? Worm pulled sleds. Yes, it is as silly and entertaining as it sounds. Of course, the race is not all smooth sailing and there are several obstacles that pop up. Just who will make it to the finish line, if anyone? Check it out to see and get ready to laugh and chuckle along the way! I particularily got a kick out the of English worm who had to take time out for “tea time.” LOL.

Other episodes also on this new release compilation are “Accidents Will Happen,” “The Other Patty,” “Drive Thru,” “The Hot Shot,” “A Friendly Game,” and “Sentimental Sponge.” These episodes have previously aired on the well-known Nickelodeon channel, yet compliment one another very well in this collection. One of my favorites was “The Hot Shot” where SpongeBob gets some professional driving tips from the son of a well known race car driver, Tony Fast Jr. – as though this little sponge needs to learn to drive fast! Watch out, Bikini Bottom and all who inhabit it!

In addition to the above SpongeBob episodes, there are some fun bonus extras, which include episodes of T.U.F.F. Puppy (“Snappy Campers” and “Lucky Duck”) as well as the well-loved and quirky duo Fanboy and Chum Chum (“The Last Strawberry Fun Finger” and “Power Out”). These make for a great “something extra” to add to the episodes of SpongeBob. My son particularly loves Fanboy and Chum Chum, so to have them share the same disc as SpongeBob is a bit of 5 year-old-boy heaven!

Just how does SpongeBob’s Frozen Face-Off compare to other releases on the market? Personally, I feel this is one of the better ones. We own many of the collections that have come out throughout the years and this seems to be one of our favorites. Just to give you an idea of how well liked it is, within the first week of receiving Frozen Face-Off, my son begged to watch it above anything else. I admit, there was a day where it was on a constant playing loop.

Anyone who enjoys SpongeBob, adult or child, will get an entertaining kick out of this collection and are sure to enjoy watching each episode repeatedly. For our family, it was a definite hit and will remain on the favorite shelf for quite a while to come.

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