02.6.2009

Imagination Movers… My Secret Confession

The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?  Hi, my name is the Irredeemable Shag and I’m addicted to a kid’s TV show.  I’m not talking about typical geek-accepted kids shows like, ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ or ‘Clone Wars’.  This is a full-on Disney kid’s show called Imagination Movers.   It’s part of their preschool programming block known as Playhouse Disney.

The show is about four musicians who run an “idea emergency” business out of a warehouse.  It has all the hallmarks of a kids show: musical numbers, thinking and teaching topics, cute puppet characters, etc.  I’ve seen dozens of these type shows over the years.  For some reason this one has captured my attention, especially the music. My whole family enjoys watching the show!  I even downloaded some of their songs to my iPod for the kids.  Really catchy tunes!  No, I don’t listen to the songs when I’m alone … at least not yet.

For me the Imagination Movers is a modern-day Monkees, but targeted at preschool kids.  One site described the show as, “What would happen if the Beastie Boys collaborated with Mr. Rogers?”  Now that’s not completely fair as only a few of their songs involve rap, most are up-beat rock type songs.  Each “mover” has their own quirks and props, they perform catchy musical numbers, they have adventures, and the show is fun in general.  I assumed that Disney had taken some musical guys, thrown them together, and created a show around it.  However, on Wikipedia it says these guys have actually been together since 2003, came from New Orleans, and have been performing stage shows for years.  They only signed with Disney in the last year or so.  It’s really amazing that they came up with these concepts themselves and put together such a great product!

If you’re a parent of a young child, I definitely recommend you check out the show.  If you’re not a parent, it may not be your thing, but you may still enjoy watching it with your nieces or nephews.  Me, I’m a lost cause.  I’m an addict.  I may have to turn in my “Geek Card”.

You can check out the Imagination Movers on their own website by clicking here, or on the Disney website by clicking here.

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4 Responses to “Imagination Movers… My Secret Confession”

  1. Erika Says:

    If we were Facebook friends, you would know that I have been a fan of the Imagination Movers for a long time. That song that sing at the end (Jump up! Get down! Stand up!)? I participate every single time, and my daughter thinks it’s hilarious. You’re totally on point about the Monkees thing, though the Jonas Brothers will be jumping on that bandwagon later this year with their own TV show. Their music is good, too. Don’t hate.

  2. Ed Says:

    This is what happens when dorky white people try to rap.
    Specific time – 1:13
    http://www.truveo.com/South-Park-Butt-Out/id/2032477281

  3. Patrick Says:

    We all have our secret little addictions, Shag. For you it is Imagination Movers, over here we are addicted to The Backyardigans.

    The random music genres in each episode are impressive. I, too, confess to having a playlist on the iPod for when the request comes from the backseat ;-)

    Check it out if you don’t already watch it…

  4. Izza Rizwana Says:

    I’M 7 YRS OLD AND I’M FROM indonesia. I love imagination movers it have a lot of idea and i like the mover there is mover Smitty mover Dave mover Scoot And mover Rich and the ware house is so clean and ol so there is were house mouse uncle Knit Knot and nina ol so to oke so INCREASE YOUR ACHIEVEMENT MOVERS AND ONCE THANK YOU MOVERS GO IMAGINATION MOVERS I LOVE YOU
    I M A G I N A T I O N M O V E R S

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