Fun with HBO Latino’s El Perro y El Gato
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We have a new favorite at our house…El Perro y El Gato! I absolutely cannot believe that I haven’t seen this show before. All in all, it’s probably the best bilingual children’s show that I’ve ever watched…and that includes Dora and Diego (who we also love in the Patiño casa). This show gets so much applause in our home because it’s very unique in one special way…it’s funny. Baby girl can laugh at it and so can mami and papi. I have to admit, at first glance I was a little nervous, I mean, chihuahuas get a really bad rep for being used to stereotype Latinos, so I was wary. I am pleasantly surprised to report though, that El Perro is just that…a dog. He and Gato are best friends and do everything together. Most of all, they are explorers and imagineers. They are goofy and make up special little songs for everything they do, from washing their paws to playing basketball.
So far, my daughter is completely enamored with Gato, who has a deep voice and relentlessly pesters Perro with “Que?“, his often request for a helpful translation. Lily loves it. She loves the fun songs, the inviting colors, familiar themes and the silly ways that Perro and Gato play off each other…sometimes annoying each other and other times making each other laugh…just like a real family. I love that El Perro y El Gato mirrors our family and the way that we talk at home…with a few extra que’s thrown in, of course. ;) Here’s a little preview for you…
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and keeping la cultura alive for my daughter’s generation, I’m giving away a four disc DVD set of El Perro y El Gato, courtesy of HBO Latino!
The DVD set (a $38.90 retail value) includes four installments:
El Perro Y El Gato: The Adventure Begins – “Meet El Perro y El Gato. In their debut show, they introduce pre-schoolers as well as older brothers and sisters to their non-stop world. With lots of vibrant colors and plenty of attitude, these two best friends – a dynamic dog and a laid back cat – create wonderful adventures from the beach to the zoo to the first day of school. And everything is in English and in Spanish. El Perro y El Gato is a totally fun way to learn both languages!” (Approximately 19 minutes.)
El Perro Y El Gato: Unleashed – “What could be more fun than hanging out with an unstoppable dog and a taking-it-easy cat, and learning a new language along the way? Their worldviews may be different, but they’re still best friends, and totally bilingual. In Unleashed/Sin Correa, El Perro y El Gato make some beautiful music, do a little yoga, walk us through all four seasons, and welcome a new baby to the family. Plus, lots more. But whatever they are up to, it’s always fun.” (Approximately 25 minutes.)
El Perro Y El Gato: Together Again – “Take a trip with El Perro y El Gato as they pack for a vacation in the wild, wild west and the hills of Hollywood. Don’t forget your sunglasses! And the adventures don’t end at the airport! It’s non-stop action as our gregarious dog and unflappable cat figure out what it means to be best friends – and pass on a few bilingual lessons, of course. Learning a new language has never been so much fun!” (Approximately 25 minutes.)
El Perro Y El Gato: From Here to There – “Who wants to be an astronaut? Or a vet? Or go on a jungle adventure? Then join up with El Perro y El Gato, two best friends who go from an under the sea encounter with an octopus to a not-quite-ordinary trip to the supermarket. Wherever they go, it’s always fun, and always in English and in Spanish. This dog and cat are going places!” (Approximately 25 minutes.)
HBO Latino also offers a four book collection of El Perro y El Gato in their eShop which I highly recommend!
WIN/GANA EL PERRO Y EL GATO!
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TO ENTER: Head on over to HBO Latino’s YouTube Channel and watch some clips of El Perro y El Gato, then come back here and leave a comment telling us which is your favorite and why! That’s it…simple as pie! ;) Giveaway ends September 21st at Midnight.
COMO PARTICIPAR: Va a la canal de YouTube de HBO Latino y ver algunos episodios de El Perro y El Gato, después de que vuelva aquí y dejar un comentario contándonos cuál es tu favorito y por qué! El sorteo termina 21 de septiembre a la medianoche.
The next installment of El Perro y El Gato airs TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 15!
Airs 7 am/6c on HBO Latino (Click for listings)
More about El Perro y El Gato
Sobre EL PERRO Y EL GATO / About EL PERRO Y EL GATO
El Perro y El Gato ofrece valiosas lecciones enseñadas por el Perro, un adorable y superactivo can anaranjado y por su amigo el Gato, un felino púrpura, apacible y siempre hambriento. Esta serie de especiales está diseñado para ayudar a los niños a aprender un nuevo idioma de una manera juguetona, divertida y motivadora. En una de sus más recientes aventuras, El Perro y El Gato hacen nuevos amigos mientras pasan el día en un parque del vecindario. En otra, los dos amigos van a la biblioteca y usan su imaginación para formar parte de innumerables relatos que encuentran en los libros. Otras aventuras incluyen un safari con chimpancés en África, una visita a un parque de bomberos, una gran celebración de los días de fiesta, y números musicales acerca de sus comidas y pasatiempos favoritos.
El Perro y El Gato offers valuable lessons from a lovable, overexcited orange dog (El Perro) and his laid-back, always hungry pal, a purple cat (El Gato). The specials are designed to help children learn a new language in a playful, quirky, humorous and engaging way. On their latest adventure, El Perro y El Gato make new friends while spending the day at their local park. In another adventure, the two friends use their imaginations to step into countless stories while at the library. The show includes four additional and fun stories with these four-legged friends, including a trip to Africa to see chimpanzees, a visit to the fire house, a musical look at some of the foods and games they love, and a year-round holiday celebration!
Sobre HBO Latino / About HBO Latino
HBO Latino es un canal premium completamente en español, que ofrece una programación atrayente y relevante para el mercado latino de los Estados Unidos. El canal ofrece en exclusiva a la teleaudiencia de los Estados Unidos estrenos de series, películas y documentales en español, adquiridos en Norteamérica, Latinoamérica y España, al igual que los mejores videos musicales y cortos originales. Además, HBO Latino ofrece las mejores películas de Hollywood y programación original del canal principal de la cadena HBO, en español.
HBO Latino is a dedicated Spanish-language premium channel that delivers compelling and relevant programming to the U.S. Latino market. Exclusive to the channel are the regular U.S. premieres of Spanish-language series, films, and documentaries acquired from North America, Latin America and Spain, as well as top music videos and original short-form programming. Additionally, HBO Latino offers the best Hollywood movies and HBO original programming from the network’s main channel in Spanish.
Disclosure: The opinions above are my own and I haven’t received any compensation for this review. HBO Latino has graciously supplied a 4 dvd set for this giveaway.