Friday, August 06, 2010

Catch the Balloonatiks on DVD!

Flator, Squeeker, Airbrain, Sparky, Bouncer, and Leaky -- no, they’re not the latest celebrity baby names. They’re the Balloonatiks! If you haven’t heard of the Balloonatiks through their extensive catalog of products, including two paperbacks, a series of comics and games, and their interactive website, let me clue you in. The Balloonatiks is about five teenagers who have been mysteriously transformed into balloon people! Each of them has their own unique abilities. For example, Flator, who is the school jock, can grow to enormous proportions! Squeeker, a cheerleader, can paralyze the bad guys with her high-pitched cheers. Leaky is their little frog balloon mascot. The cast is rounded out by Professor Swellhead, who created the Balloonatiks, and Dr. Popemoff, a mad scientist (i.e., the bad guy) who is trying to take over Hot Air City!

So, what do kids think of the Balloonatiks? I sat down with my six-year-old boys to watch the first episode on the new Balloonatiks: The Collector’s DVD, and the first thing one of my sons said to me after the first episode ended was: “Mom, are there any more of these shows?” When I assured him there was more, he yelled, “Yes!” Obviously, the Balloonatiks were a big hit with him and his brother.

Balloonatiks: The Collector’s DVD contains two episodes: “Meet Deflator” and “Pop Goes the Balloonatiks.” It includes the voice talents of Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker on “Star Wars”), Debi Derryberry (“Jimmy Neutron”) and Billy West (“Futurama”). And the theme song is performed by Ray Parker Jr., who also wrote the Ghostbusters theme song!

Go to to meet the Balloonatiks, read their comics (like the one below), tour Hot Air City, and more!



DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of Balloonatiks: The Collector’s DVD to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the Amazon link at left.


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