My kids were the first to discover Cartoon Network’s latest hit show, Almost Naked Animals. I remember hearing the theme song (*be warned that it’s a catchy tune and you will find yourself singing it for no apparent reason throughout the day) and asking my son, Why are they called “almost naked” animals? He pointed out that first of all, It’s OKAY for animals to be naked, Mom (like DUH!) and then showed me that the animal characters in the cartoon all wear underwear…hence their “almost” nakedness. That fact alone was ironic and funny enough for me to start watching the show with them. And keep watching!
What is Almost Naked Animals all about? Well, in a nutshell:
Almost Naked Animals is a joyously irreverent animated comedy series, based on the quirky designs of Noah Z. Jones (creator of Fish Hooks) featuring a lovable assortment of free-spirited animals (who happen to be in their underwear). Led by Howie, the animals run a beach-front hotel, the Banana Cabana – doing their best to make each day more fun that the last.
Almost Naked Animals is Cartoon Network’s top rated show for kids 6-11 years old. The Volume One DVD will be available on September 25. Watch the show every weekday exclusively on Cartoon Network and YTV.
Is your family ready for some fun at the Banana Cabana? You’re gonna love Almost Naked Animals: It’s My Party! DVD ($6.99). It includes the first six episodes of Season One and bonus videos: Almost Naked Animals Music Video, Welcome to the Banana Cabana and Howie’s Stunt School.
ALSO LAUNCHING ON SEPTEMBER 25: The Almost Naked Animals “Online Super Game” at AlmostNakedAnimals.com.
Our Almost Naked Animals Welcome Kit turned our afternoon into one huge practical jokefest. More details on that in a minute. Of course, my kids were thrilled to get the Almost Naked Animals Volume 1 DVD (and felt totally special to get it way before the store’s release date), but we got so much other awesome stuff, too. Cafe Press has teamed up with Almost Naked Animals to offer:
- Almost Naked Animals I Heart Duck Tote Bag (we love cool totes!)
- Almost Naked Animals Cork Coaster (super cool – it features Howie and the Banana Cabana)
- Almost Naked Animals Pattern Journal (it’s so cute I want to keep it for myself, but the kids are fighting over it…)
- Almost Naked Animals T-Shirt (be the first of your friends to rock one of these!)
So about the practical jokes…the ANA Welcome Kit included some other fun stuff to help us make our house into a practical jokey type of place kind of like the Banana Cabana. There was a fake bug inside of a fake ice cube and a Whoopie Cushion. Oh.My.Goodness. You’d think that sitting on the Whoopie Cushion and making the funny sounds would get old after 10, 20, 30 times – but no, my boys thought it was the most hilarious thing they had ever played with and literally laughed for an hour straight playing with this thing. Every time was just as funny as the first.
We totally enjoy our time watching the Almost Naked Animals on DVD and can’t wait for the new season to start!
WHERE TO BUY:
You can catch up with Almost Naked Animals Season One Volume One DVD when it comes out on September 25.
Available at Target and other retailers.