This is the large-screen debut of famous (or infamous, depending on your POV) fuzzy purple dinosaur Barney, the oafish character who began a decade earlier on video (selling 45 million units) and then became a top-ranked public TV preschooler show in 1992, followed by 15 million stuffed toys and 25 million copies of Barney books, plus his own attraction at the Universal theme park. The story in this $15 million movie has Mom and Dad leaving son Cody and daughter Abby, plus Abby's friend Marcella, and a baby with Grandpa and Grandma down on the farm -- where a shooting star deposits a large colorful egg. After it's accidentally taken away, Cody and others chase after the egg, intersecting a Main Street parade and then continuing on through a French restaurant, a circus, and a big hot-air balloon launch, eventually returning to the farm. Music features more than a dozen songs, including "Old MacDonald" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". Dances devised by Cirque du Soleil choreographer Debra Brown. Filmed in the countryside near Montreal.~Bhob Stewart
My daughter is two years old and loves the Barney TV show. She dances and sings along, and it's a short show which is great for younger kids' attention spans. However, this DVD is a full length movie. It starts off slow with characters not from the TV show, and is difficult for anyone to really get into. Stick to watching clips of the show on-demand or online.
I love this movie because it is a beautiful adventure and also this movie is very important because this movie teaches kids to never give up. Out of the movies that were released in the 1990s this movie is more important than Tom and Jerry;