If you were blindsided by the out-of-nowhere arrival and subsequent fandom that PJ MASKS inspired upon its debut on Disney Junior last Fall, expect the same from the Floogals, a trio of alien astronauts (Captain Fleeker, First Officer Flo, Junior Boomer) from the planet Floog, whose ship crashes on Earth, landing in a yard sale where it's mistaken for a toy. After being taken home and placed in a child's bedroom, the Floogals begin exploring the alien landscape of a human (or, "hooman" as they say it) home. The show places the CGI Floogals against a live-action backdrop that is familiar to kids as teachable lessons are wrapped-up well in each 11-minute episode.
We're in a big "space" phase here at Rock Father HQ right now, with 3-year-old Finley asking Santa to bring her "A Space Station" (and he did - the Fisher-Price Imaginext Supernova Battle Rover), 6-year-old Addie playing "astronaut," and both girls completely immersed in STAR WARS and MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND. The FLOOGALS certainly fits the vibe, and having watched two preview episodes on-demand ("Banana" and "Mirror"), I'm calling this one Rock Father-approved. There's so much great information packed into those bite-sized packages, and it's easy to absorb and fun to watch. There's even a little bit of a TOY STORY-meets-HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS feel to the Floogals' exploration, and I dig it.
While the series is said to be rolling out around 50 episodes, a question usually asked after an official premiere has already been posited by The Rock Daughters: "When are the Floogals toys coming out?" Perhaps we'll have an answer to that when Toy Fair hits NYC next month.
And did I mention that the Floogals talk about being "ready to rock?"
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