Wednesday, April 22, 2015
If you’re not familiar with this enchanting program, which features live action and animation, Mia, a 12-year-old girl, attending a boarding school in Florence, Italy, used to read about the land of Centopia in an ancient book of myths. Now, thanks to a high-tech portal, she finds herself hurled into this wondrous and animated world of elves, unicorns, pans and dragons. But the once idyllic kingdom is embroiled in conflict. The evil Queen Panthea seeks to capture the unicorns and harness their power to keep herself young.
As Mia bounces between trying to fit in at her new school, and her life as a fairytale elf, she becomes the key to saving Centopia.
“Discover Centopia” has an SRP of $12.99 and the DVD run time is approximately 75 minutes. Information about the three stories included on this DVD is below. “Mia and me” airs on Nick Jr. in the U.S.
“Talking to Unicorns” – Click Here to View a Clip
Mia glumly arrives at a strange new boarding school where she immediately clashes with the popular girls. But she’s been given an amazing gift: a final birthday present from her father that draws her into a beautiful fantasy world called Centopia. Transformed into an elf, Mia makes friends with unicorn Lyria and the elven Prince Mo and his companion Yuko – only after she discovers that she possesses a unique skill. However, when she clashes with the ruthless general Gargona and her unicorn-hunting army, she soon finds this world is no less difficult or dangerous than the one she left behind.
“Centopia’s Hope” – Click Here to View a Clip
Teased by Violetta for an embarrassing athletic performance, Mia yearns to retreat from school to the more idyllic land of Centopia. But this time, she has to solve a riddle to figure out the password. Vincent, a fellow outsider, gives Mia the help she needs, but nearly discovers her secret. In Centopia, Mia discovers Phuddle’s dissonant Trumptus is more than meets the ear. Thanks to her help, the elves have a new reason to be hopeful.
“Restoration (Saving Centopia)” – Click Here to View a ClipAn upcoming math test and the worry of bumping into Violetta have Mia on the run from her real-life problems. Providing her with a place to hide, Vincent lets Mia in on a secret of his own – but she still isn’t ready to share the truth about herself. In Centopia, Mia tries to help a befuddled Phuddle: he’s taken apart the Trumptus, and can’t find his original blueprints to reassemble it! They’ll have to figure it out before it’s too late for all of Centopia.