“Pondimonium” is so titled for a reason. It features a frog, a pond and other creatures. In fact, the frog—named Joe Croaker—is good friends with a fly, Cosmo. They go on several adventures together and, occasionally, butt heads but they always manage to remain friends. This wonderful animated video does a terrific job in showcasing what friendship is all about—loyalty, forgiveness, and spending quality time together—as well as being there when things aren’t so great. Joe is a delightful character, with a hearty and funny laugh and he always rushes headlong into things. Cosmo is the level-headed fly that helps keep him straight.
The episodes include titles such as, “A hard nut to crack,” “Knucklehead,” “Crocodile,” “The Amazing Whistle,” and “A Stiff Neck.” “Crocodile” is a good example of the silly fun in some of the episodes as Cosmo gets stuck in a toy crocodile and both he and Joe, at first, think it is a real crocodile. When Cosmo says something Joe doesn’t like, Joe leaves him inside the toy’s mouth. Later, seeing a stamp Cosmo had bought him for his birthday softens Joe’s heart and he goes back to rescue Cosmo.
With several awesome adventures and plenty of laughs to pass around, what’s not to like? The colors are vivid, the characters amusing, and the stories are imaginative. We are pleased to award our Dove Seal for all ages to these family-suitable and creative episodes for your kids.