Fishtales DVD – review and giveaway

Monkey is fascinated by the marine life whenever we visit an Aquarium and having recently enjoyed learning more about Sharks, I thought he’d find the new Fishtales DVD interesting.

Fishtales DVD

Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK released the Fishtales DVD on 18th July and Monkey and I have just caught up with the undersea action. This film is a bit different from the norm as it mixes real underwater footage with animation.

I found the animation a bit basic, but Monkey was glued to the Fishtales DVD yesterday afternoon.  We join Cleo the Angler Fish and Puffer the Pufferfish as they try to find their friend Ollie the Octopus who has been chased across the ocean by some rather savage-looking sharks.

The friends are helped by Crash the Manta Ray, and as they search high and low for Ollie, the real underwater filming introduces children to all sorts of marine life.  Cleo has a vast knowledge of all the creatures featured and Fishtales is actually very educational.

From Stone Fish to Moray Eels, Clown Fish to Seals the details in this DVD rather impressed us both.  At one point the Magic Lobsters even help the three friends to be able to breathe in rivers as they try to find Ollie, thus introducing us to more animals and facts.  The DVD runs for 95 minutes and Monkey gives it a big thumbs up. For £5.00 Fishtales has lots of educational value, I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below for your reference.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


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Fishtales DVD

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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

130 thoughts on “Fishtales DVD – review and giveaway

  1. seahorses…. I dont know why really!?… they are beautiful … them being Asexual always fascinated me when I was younger too! 🙂

  2. I love dolphins as you can communicate with them in an intelligent way. They are so gentle and friendly as well.

  3. I like manatees and rays – I have swum with manatees in florida they are beautiful gentle creatures who have been sadly hurt by boats and things in the water. I love rays – I have fed them at seaworld and i love the way they move

  4. I love turtles because I think they’re fascinating – especially the way they come on shore and lay their eggs!

  5. My favourite is Dolphins, because they are super intelligent – they have a brain larger than most humans and have been known to protect humans from drowning and sharks. They are also used to help autistic children with development/bonding etc. Such clever and beautiful animals.

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