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Reviewed by: Ken James

Moral Rating: Excellent!
Moviemaking Quality:
Primary Audience: Young Children
Genre: Christian Kids Live Action Puppetry
Length: 45 min.
Year of Release: 2002
USA Release:
Dave and one of the Gigglebugs crew
Producer Just Imagine Productions

“Gigglebugs” is a live-action filmed show for young children reminiscent of some of the TBN-style Saturday morning programs for kids. The first installment from the Gigglebugs gang teaches kids “a fun way to learn about obedience.” Other programs to come include lessons on sharing and loving.

This 45-minute video shows audiences filled with kids enjoying the silly antics of the adults who act in conjunction with adult-size members dressed up as Gigglebugs. The program includes numerous songs like the Gigglebugs theme song, “Noah”, “I Can Serve the Lord,” “Look Up,” and others. Skits and puppetry is the medium whereby God’s truths are instilled.

This Christian ministry travels to different conventions and places where they can share God’s love with children. Coming at this from a perspective of not having heard of them before, there was little in the video that captured the attention of myself or my young children. Technically it is okay with a professional feel, but unless your children are already fans of the Gigglebugs I’m not sure there will be a lot of replay value to this video series.

Overall, good biblical teaching, but nothing outstanding to make me recommend the Gigglebugs series.

Viewer CommentsSend your comments
Positive—We recently bought the Gigglebugs video. Our two kids really enjoy watching it, especially our 3 year old. He loves to sing the songs and dance along with the characters. I found the video a great mixture of Christian learnings; fun, active music; and colorful, lively scenes. All of these features combined are hard to find in videos on the market today.
My Ratings: [Excellent! / 5]
Laura Easley, age 37
Positive—My Children, ages 3 and 6 love Gigglebugs! It’s one of their favorite videos. I think it’s amazing how my children have absorbed the messages of Obedience thru Gigglebugs. They especially like the puppets, and the clip where they are cleaning there room is great—my children picked up on that right away. We also have the CD and the songs are great, that’s their first request when we get in the car—“Please put the Gigglebugs CD on Mommy.” We are huge fans of Gigglebugs and can’t wait until the next release.
My Ratings: [Excellent! / 4½]
Tony Horyza, age 37
Positive—I was impressed with the quality of this video, professionally crafted with a strong Christian message… My children want to watch this video over and over again!
My Ratings: [Excellent! / 5]
Tony Horyza, age 37
Positive—Gigglebugs has been a big hit for us! My kids (3 and 6) love the videos, and they sing the songs continuously. The first time they saw the video, they were interested. After the second viewing, it quickly became their favorite. We loved it so much we bought one for every children’s class in our church. The teachers use them for lessons and mostly for worship. They all rave about the video. We had them come do a live concert for our children’s ministry (about 250 kids) and they were great. The kids are begging us to have them back. As a pastor, I think this is a great tool to give your teachers. I believe Gigglebugs is awesome, and we’re looking forward to the next video.
My Ratings: [Excellent! / 4]
Greg Rohlinger, age 32
Positive—My children, ages 4-10, absolutely love this video. The neighborhood children come just to watch it. The music is great! I love hearing them singing about obeying and serving the Lord! It validates how much they are absorbing without even realizing it. It has been a very effective outreach to our community. I would recommend this video.
My Ratings: [Excellent! / 5]
Michelle Rogers, age 36
Positive—I totally disagree with your review of Gigglebugs. This tape quickly became one of my kids favorites, and the message… WOW! My kids are listening and obeying better now than before. The video flows well and hold my kids attention from start to finish. The songs are great and the kids sing them through out the day. We bought the tape and CD, and can’t wait for their next efforts to be released.
My Ratings: [Excellent! / 4½]
Henry Dobler, age 31