It's a great day in the neighborhood, but the kids need something to do. When Nina, their babysitter, suggests that they start a band, the kids don't know where to begin. But with a little help from Nina and her friends, they discover it's as easy as clapping their hands, stomping their feet, playing instruments and using their voices. When the Dragon Tales characters make a surprise visit to lend a hand, an afternoon of fun becomes a musical celebration!
"Let's Start a Band" is not a regular episode of Dragon Tales. Instead, it is a conglomeration of Dragon Tales music videos thematically woven together by a story featuring real-life children. When Sam and Jennifer move to a new home, their babysitter introduces them to the neighborhood kids. Thanks to a common love of Dragon Tales and the universal appeal of music, the group is soon hard at work creating their own improvisational band and becoming great friends in the process. Imagine the kids' surprise when the whole Dragon Tales gang joins them in a musical finale. Real-life musicians Dan Zanes and Erykah Badu make brief appearances and 15 Dragon Tales music videos (including "Doodli-Do" and "Clap") are featured in their animated entirety. The DVD includes English subtitles and five sing-along songs with on-screen lyrics, but no Spanish audio or subtitles. (Ages 2-6) --Tami Horiuchi