Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego Facts
Carmen Sandiego is back on DVD to teach us about world geography, landmarks and maybe steal some loot while she's at it. Check out Kidzworld's review of Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego.
In an international poll, Americans scored second to last in geographic knowledge, trailing behind Canada, France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan and Sweden. Thankfully, Carmen Sandiego is back to help America pick up the slack (and pick up a map!).
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego - Main Characters
- Carmen Sandiego -The world-renowned thief steals the landmarks of the world with the help of her VILE henchmen. She's never seen without her trademark red hat and trench coat.
- Zack - This teenage detective works for ACME to hunt down Carmen Sandiego's hidden treasures.
- Ivy - Zack's sister who also helps ACME track down lost treasure.
- The Chief - A holographic image who heads up ACME's team of geography-buff sleuths to help them find the missing artifacts.
- Stretch the Crime Dog - This mutt is one henchman-hunting machine and he sure doesn't get along with Carmen Sandiego's cat, Carmine.
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego - Fun Facts
- Carmen's gang's name - VILE - stands for Villains' International League of Evil.
- Carmen Sandiego first appeared in a line of computer games produced by Broderbund.
- Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego was a spin-off of the live-action quiz show Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego - Quotes
- "Meatloaf ain't got nothing on the Chiefloaf!" - Chief.
- "Ivy, we're smart people. So why do we always do things that make us look like we have the intelligence of beef jerky?" - Zack.
- "Oh, really Zack, is that here or on the planet 'Guess' again?" - Ivy.
- "Think out your plan like a woman of action. Then act out your plan like a woman of thought." - Carmen Sandiego.
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego - DVD Review
Okay, no one other than your mom wants to hear the word "educational" thrown around in a DVD review, but Carmen Sandiego actually manages to pull off the educational/entertaining combo. The DVD features all sort of cool extras like original storyboarding and original art galleries. Distressingly catchy theme song aside, this is a DVD you'll watch over and over. So should you buy it? Do it, Rockapella!
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