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ORIGINAL COVER[]

EPISODE INFORMATION[]

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE[]

  • May 2001 (Completed)
  • July 24, 2001 (Release)
  • February 26, 2002 (Reissue)
  • October 22, 2002 (Reissue)
  • August 5, 2003 (Reissue)
  • October 26, 2004 (Reissue)

HOST[]

Isaac the Lion (PlaySoup) (also known as Baby Newton) (Host)

COMPOSERS[]

  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Traditional

DURATION[]

27:59

EQUIVALENT[]

  • Baby Vivaldi CD: 2002, 2003
  • Puzzling Shapes
  • See And Spy Shapes
  • Numbers and Shapes Discovery Cards

EPISODE GUIDE[]

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Baby Newton, is the 9th Baby Einstein video in the series to be released. It is the first shape-centric and math video, as well as the second colors/shapes video. The visuals include toys, computer animation, puppet shows and stock footage. Baby Newton was released on March 12, 2002. Its counterpart CD is Baby Vivaldi. Some of the toys had been stopped after the video was made, so Disney decided to replace the toys in the 2004 edition. Baby Newton was later replaced with Discovering Shapes in 2007 due to poor parent reviews. The video also includes a song called "I Know My Shapes" by Jack Moss (later sung by Callie Moore in 2004 releases). The video is a companion piece to the videos Baby Van Gogh and Baby Monet, a video that teaches colors (Baby Van Gogh).

Video Guide[]

Opening[]

  • The Four Seasons Concerto in E Major "Spring (La Primavera"), Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, I. Allegro: Isaac the Lion draws a picture of a CGI Clown with the 96 Crayon Pack by Crayola on the white wall (in white).
  • The Four Seasons Concerto in F Major "Autumn (L'autunno"), Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, I. Allegro: Opening titles (different version in 2004) (in white)
  • I Know My Shapes, Jack Moss CGI Crayons Theme (replaced by Callie Moore with different music in 2004 CGI Clown Theme): In white, Crayons come out of the box, Green, Yellow, and Black dance together, Orange walks and draws, Blue jumps high and turns Yellow, Clown draws himself and turns himself in his drawing form into his CGI form, Shape Singers, Clown sees shapes and builds a tower.

Circle[]

  • Yellow Circle (in white)
  • Pavlov The Dog (PlaySoup) rolls three Polka Dotted Balls away, and eventually has an avalanche of Polka Dotted Balls come onto him (in black).
  • CGI Clown: The Clown finds the purple circle and does a hula hoop (in white). (with the music video Clown Hoop Dance by Weisbach)
  • Concerto in G Major for Violin & Strings, Op. 3, No. 3, RV 310, I. Allegro: animated purple circle, bubbles in black, Clock Ramp Walker (in white), owl blinking in black, a girl on a tire swing in field, Musical Land: Airplane (in black) (replaced by Solar Power Plane Ride (in black) in 2004), Venus Rotating Fiber Optic Lamp, Basketball thrown into the net, Purple Liquid Crystal Ball (in black), girl with Flower Sunglasses, sunflower growing in time-lapse (slowed down footage in 2004), raindrops fall in water in blue, peas in black, Kaleidogears Construction Set (in black) (60fps in 2004 and rearranged), oranges (in black)

Square[]

  • CGI Crayons Intro: The blue crayon swings on a tan rope (Tarzan-style), flying in many directions, then he falls down when he accidentally lets go of his rope (he disappears when this happens), crashes and runs away while his rope slowly sways back and forth. The blue crayon stops swinging. (in white)
  • Blue Square (in white)
  • CGI Clown: Pop Goes the Weasel, Traditional: The Clown finds the green square, which turns into a jack-in-the-box toy, and turns the crank (in white).
  • Concerto in G Major for 2 Mandolins & Strings, RV 532, I. Allegro: animated green square, Rock Dice Light (in white), man waving a flag (in blue), Color Cube (in white), Super Runaway/Rollbahn (in black) (replaced by Bag O' Blocks (in white) in 2004), cube animations (in white), Gold 12" Disco Ball, Soft Foam Shapes (with motion trail) in white

Oval[]

  • CGI Crayons Intro: The red crayon uses the black crayon to draw a circle and the camera zooms out (to show it as an oval) revealing a hole for them to dive into water in it (in white).
  • Green Oval (in white)
  • Duck tries to stretch green circle into an oval but fails twice. He asks another duck wearing sun glasses to help him, and they eventually succeed in it (in blue-gradiental white).
  • CGI Clown: The Clown finds the yellow oval and looks at himself in an oval mirror, and he does a comb via pulling his hair with it. (with music Clown Mirror Comb by Weisbach) (in white)
  • The Four Seasons Concerto in F Minor "Winter (L'inverno"), Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, II. Largo, 2nd Movement: animated yellow oval, Solar Power Bicycle Rider (in black), Color Mix Amber (30fps in 2004 with trail blur), jellyfish, hot air balloons, mushroom, tomatoes, water drop falling past flowers zoomed out, water drop zoomed in (same scene)

Rectangle[]

  • CGI Crayons Intro: The green crayon tap dances with his mini brown cane, then he has been pulled away by a big red cane leaving his hat behind until he quickly grabs it (in white).
  • Purple Rectangle (in white)
  • Neighton the Horse hears a knock at his door, but when he opens it, no one is there, he closes it and walks away, until he hears the doorbell, and he rushes back and opens it again, looks down on the floor and up high, but still no one's there again. Neighton eventually gets angry about the false door answers as he closes the door again and runs away. Then, when he walks past the door, he hears a loud banging at the door, then he pushed way by it by Baby MacDonald the Cow who comes in blowing a Party Blower and wearing a Flower Party Hat, then Pavlov holding a USA Pinwheel, Isaac with purple Streamers, and the Duck with Sunglasses. Neighton then gets up and closes the door, shakes and laughs because he forgot that it was his birthday as he walks away in white.
  • CGI Clown: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Traditional: The Clown finds the red rectangle and plays music from a songbook (in white).
  • Concerto in C Major for 2 Trumpets, Strings & Basso Continuo, Op. 46, No. 1, RV 537, III. Allegro: animated red rectangle, Highrise Rescue (in white), Yellow & Blue Wind-Up Walking Suitcase (in white) (60fps in 2004), flags, Thomas & Friends: Bulgy the Bus Wind-Up (in white), Yellow Wind-Up Walking Suitcase (in white) (60fps in 2004), jungle gym, Tin Rover Space Dog (in white), blueprints, Spinning Sam (in black), Pink Wind-Up Walking Suitcase (in white) (60fps in 2004), bus, Clowns on Ladder Run (in black), freight train with box carts passing a railroad crossing, coal freights cars, Brooklyn Bridge
  • Blue Wind-Up Walking Suitcase in white.

Triangle[]

  • CGI Crayons Intro: The yellow crayon and orange crayon play chase (in white).
  • Red Triangle (in white)
  • Isaac fixes a broken frame with the hammer and screw driver from the 25 Piece Toolbox, in a huge impact of dust while he wears Blue Snorkel Goggles (in white).
  • CGI Clown: The Clown finds the blue triangle and plays its titular instrument (the triangle) in white.
  • Concerto in B Minor for 4 Violins & Cellos, Op. 3, No. 10, RV 580, I. Allegro: animated blue triangle, 3 Wooden Clowns (in black), triangle graphics, bridge, Hedgehog Ramp Walker with Orange, Yellow, and Purple Hexagonal Triangle Mosaic Pattern Blocks (in black), 3D Butterfly Spinning Lamp (in black) (replaced by Bag O' Blocks (in black) in 2004), Double Bridge, Wooden Train Set, and Battery-Operated Locomotive (in white) (replaced by Girder Bridge, Blue Engine, Yellow Tank Car, and Tipping Wagon with Load (in white) in 2004), Happy Circle Balance Toy (in black) (offset in 2004), Stars & Crystal Kit (in black), Hammerspiel (replaced by Klopfspiel in 2004), Paper Sphere Kit (in black), Tin Wind-Up Ferris Wheel with a White Hexagonal Triangle Mosaic Pattern Block (in black), pyramids (color tone changed to pink in 2004), sailboat

Closing[]

  • CGI Crayons Intro: The yellow crayon jumps on her purple pogo stick (in white).
  • Shapes Review, I Know My Shapes (Instrumental) (different music in 2004)
  • I Know My Shapes by Jack Moss CGI Crayons Theme (replaced by Callie Moore with different music in 2004 - CGI Clown Theme) (Reprise): Crayons come out of the box as before, Green, Yellow, and Black crayons dance together, Orange crayon walks and draws, Blue crayon jumps high and turns Yellow crayon, draws a Clown, Shape Singers (again), Clown sees shapes and builds a tower, but he accidentally knocks the tower down.
  • Concerto in D Major for Lute, 2 Violins & Basso Continuo, RV 93, I. Allegro: Closing credits in white (different version in 2004) (in white)

Pictures at an Exhibition[]

  • Pictures at an Exhibition (not shown in US 2003 DVD and Late-2004 DVD & VHS)

Puppets (all debut)[]

  • Isaac the Lion (Baby Newton) (Host) (PlaySoup) (played by David Privett and Julie Clark) (first appearance)
  • Pavlov the Dog (Version 1) (PlaySoup) (played by David Privett and Julie Clark) (first appearance)
  • Duck (Version 1) (PlaySoup) (played by David Privett) (first appearance)
  • Neighton the Horse (Version 1) (PlaySoup) (played by David Privett) (first appearance)
  • Baby MacDonald the Cow (Version 1) (played by Julie Aigner-Clark) (first appearance)

CGI Characters[]

  • Adult Crayons
  • Clown
  • Shape Singers; these shapes include:
    • Circle Singer
    • Square Singer
    • Triangle Singer

Location[]

  • The Crayon Zone

Puppeteers[]

  • Julie Aigner-Clark
  • David Privett

Crew[]

Job Employee
Presented by The Baby Einstein Company, LLC
Creator Julie Aigner-Clark
Music & Sound Design Bill Weisbach
Videographer Editor Mark Burr
Audio Production Clive Smith
Art Direction Leslee Anne Terpay
The Players Aaron Drake

Tom Nazziola

Clive Smith

Bill Weisbach

Compositions by Antonio Vivaldi

Jack Moss (2002-2003 versions)

Callie Moore (2004 version)

Puppeteers Dave Privett

Julie Aigner Clark

Quotes[]

Narrated by Trevor Weisbach.

I know my shapes.

Triangle.

Oval.

Rectangle.

Circle.

Square.

Do you know your shapes?

Discovery Cards[]

  • Circle (Bicycle)
  • Circle (Pizza)
  • Circle (Basketball)
  • Oval (Watercolors)
  • Oval (Egg)
  • Oval (Watermelon)
  • Rectangle (Books)
  • Rectangle (Chalkboard)
  • Rectangle (Door)
  • Square (Flag)
  • Square (Dice)
  • Square (Present)
  • Triangle (Roof)
  • Triangle (Flags)
  • Triangle (Pyramids)

Toys[]

2001-2004 2004
Isaac the Lion Puppet by PlaySoup
96 Crayon Pack (Old Brand) by Crayola
Crayons by RoseArt
Pavlov The Dog Puppet (Version 1) (Brown) by PlaySoup
Polka-Dotted Balls by PlaySoup
Clock Ramp Walker by Dihras
Musical Land: Plane Ride (Color) by Ishiguro Motion Sculpture Lamp: Plane Ride Ride by Carlisle
Venus Rotating Fiber Optic Lamp by Spencer's Gifts
Basketball by Wilson Sporting Goods (Stock Footage only)
Crystal Ball (Purple) by Schylling
Flower Sunglasses (Manufacturer Unknown) (Stock Footage only)
Georello Kaleidogears (Old Version) by Quercetti
25 Piece Toolbox by Home Depot
Eco Ranger Chainsaw by Home Depot
Blue Snorkel Goggles (Manufacturer Unknown)
Rock Dice Light by The Dream Weavers
Color Cube by Ikoso Kits
Super Runaway/Rollbahn by HEROS Bag O' Blocks: Square Blocks by Ryan's Room
12" Disco Ball (Gold) by Spencer's Gifts
Soft Foam Shapes by Lauri Crepe
Duck Puppet (1st Version) by PlaySoup
Sunglasses (Manufacturer Unknown)
Solar Power Bicycle Rider by Carlisle
Color Mix Amber by Westminster
Door Prop by PlaySoup
Neighton the Horse Puppet by PlaySoup
Baby MacDonald the Cow Puppet (Version 1) by PlaySoup
Flower Party Hat (Manufacturer Unknown)
Tie-Dye Party Blower (Manufacturer Unknown)
USA Pinwheel by Slinky
Purple Streamers (Manufacturer Unknown)
Highrise Rescue by DYTOY
Wind-Up Travel Baggage by Charm Co
Thomas & Friends: Bulgy the Bus Wind-Up by TOMY
Tin Rover Space Dog by Schylling
Spinning Sam by Petra Toys
Clowns on Ladder Run by Dihras
Mini Pink Fan by Opolar
Wooden Clowns by Wooden Toys Shop
Hedgehog Ramp Walker by Dihras
Hexagonal Triangle Mosaic Pattern Blocks by Froebel USA
Butterfly 3-D Spinning Lamp by The Lyon Company Bag O' Blocks: Triangle Blocks by Ryan's Room
Double Bridge, Wooden Train Set, Battery-Operated Locomotive by HEROS Girder Bridge, Blue Engine, Yellow Tank Car, & Tipping Wagon with Load by Brio
Happy Circle Balance by Golden Island
Stars & Crystal Kit by Ikoso Kits
Hammerspiel by HEROS Klopfspiel by HEROS
Paper Sphere Kit by Ikoso Kits
Tin Wind-Up Ferris Wheel by Schylling

Compositions[]

Video Compositions and a Song[]

  1. "The Contest Between Harmony & Invention" Op. 8: Concerto No. 1 in E Major "Spring", RV 269 (F 1/22, P 241) I. Allegro (Drawing Puppet Show)
  2. "The Contest Between Harmony & Invention" Op. 8: Concerto No. 3 in F Major "Autumn", RV 293 (F 1/24, P 257), I. Allegro (Opening Credits)
  3. I Know My Shapes, Jack Moss (2002-2003), Callie Moore (2004) (Dancing CGI Crayons and a CGI Clown)
  4. "The Harmonic Inspiration" Op. 3: Concerto No. 3 in G Major for solo Violin & Strings, RV 310 (F 1/173, P 96), I. Allegro (Circle)
  5. Concerto in G Major for 2 Mandolins & Strings, RV 532 (F 5/2, P 133), I. Allegro]] (Shortened Version) (Square)
  6. "The Contest Between Harmony & Invention" Op. 8: Concerto No. 4 in F Minor "Winter", RV 297 (F 1/25, P 442), II. Largo (Shortened Version) (Oval)
  7. Two Concertos Op. 46: Concerto No. 1 in C Major for 2 Trumpets, Strings & Basso Continuo, RV 537 (F 9/1, P 75), III. Allegro (Rectangle)
  8. "The Harmonic Inspiration" Op. 3: Concerto No. 10 in B Minor for 4 Violins, Cello & Strings, RV 580 (F 4/10, P 148), I. Allegro (Triangle)
  9. Concerto in D Major for Lute, 2 Violins & Basso Continuo, RV 93 (F 12/15, P 209), I. Allegro (Closing Credits)

Bonus Compositions (Baby Vivaldi CD)[]

  1. Concerto in D Major for Lute, 2 Violins & Basso Continuo, RV 93 (F 12/15, P 209), III. Allegro (Diamond)
  2. Concerto in F Major for 2 Horns, Strings & Continuo, RV 539 (F 10/2, P 321), III. Allegro (Star) (found in Baby Monet)
  3. Two Concertos Op. 46: Concerto No. 1 in C Major for 2 Trumpets, Strings & Basso Continuo, RV 537 (F 9/1, P 75), I. Allegro (Heart) (found in Neighborhood Animals)
  4. "The Harmonic Inspiration" Op. 3: Concerto No. 12 in E Major for solo Violin & Strings, RV 265 (F 1/179, P 240), I. Allegro (found in Baby Monet)
  5. "The Harmonic Inspiration" Op. 3: Concerto No. 12 in E Major for solo Violin & Strings, RV 265 (F 1/179, P 240), III. Allegro (found in Baby Monet)
  6. "The Contest Between Harmony & Invention" Op. 8: Concerto No. 1 in E Major "Spring", RV 269 (F 1/22, P 241), III. Allegro pastorale (found in Baby Monet)
  7. "The Contest Between Harmony & Invention" Op. 8: Concerto No. 2 in G Minor "Summer", RV 315 (F 1/23, P 336), I. Allegro non molto and III. Presto
  8. "The Contest Between Harmony & Invention" Op. 8: Concerto No. 3 in F Major "Autumn", RV 293 (F 1/24, P 257), III. Allegro (Crescent) (found in Baby Monet)

Footages used by:[]

  • EyeWire Inc. (3 Stock Footages)
  • Getty Images Inc. (22 Stock Footages)
  • National Geographic Film Library (1 Stock Footage)

Distribution[]

  • Buena Vista Home Entertainment/Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (2002-2004)

Trivia[]

  • This is the second video to have music by Vivaldi.
  • This is the only Baby Einstein video to use CGI animation, besides the company's logo that features Caterpillar.
  • This is also the only Baby Einstein video where the CGI characters including Crayons, Clown and the Shape Singers make an appearance. The Caterpillar did not appear in this video because he was only supposed to be in the company's logo he was featured in.
  • The CGI was done by the American Animation Company in Denver, Colorado, while the CGI-designed Caterpillar (Rolling Caterpillar form) was designed by Stephen Rozmiarek (also from Denver), with its redesign at Pixel Kitchen, Inc. (Boulder, Colorado)
  • This is also the first video to be distributed by Disney after the acquisition of Baby Einstein by Disney in 2001.
  • This is the first video to use puppets designed by Dave Privett used as PlaySoup.
  • This is the only Baby Einstein video to not have any kids at all. The other is Neptune's Oceans (not counting stock footage).
  • The Ferris Wheel by Schylling was also shown in Baby Bach, released 4 years before this video.
  • The extended versions of Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Concerto in G Major for 2 Mandolins & Strings, and Concerto No. 4 in F Minor are reused in the Baby Monet video taken from the Baby Vivaldi CD.
  • This was the second to last video to be made by Julie Clark as well as her last video being puppeteer until the Discovery Kits.
  • The squished version of the FBI Warning screen previously appeared in Baby Mozart.
  • The Venus Rotating Fiber Optic Lamp by Spencer Gifts previously appeared on Baby Mozart and later appeared in Baby Galileo and the 2004 remake of Language Nursery.
  • The Girder Bridge, Blue Engine, Yellow Tank Car, and Tipping Wagon with Load by Brio later appears in On The Go.
  • The Wind-Up Walking Suitcase was later seen on Discovering Shapes.
  • Circle, Square and Triangle are the only shapes to feature toy alternations from 2002-2003 and 2004.
  • Oval and Rectangle are the only shapes to feature the same toy scenes from 2002-2003 and 2004.
  • Despite this video getting a 2007 cover design on the official site and still part of the Demos and Toys in Videos sections, this video was unfortunately replaced by Discovering Shapes due to the poor reviews by parents (likely because of the animation and the 2004 changes). However, there is a 2007 stock photo and international versions, as well as a physical copy that was found by George Bonouki in January 2022.
    • Baby Newton is originally going to have the sections about the shapes Diamond, Star, Heart, and Crescent on the Baby Vivaldi 2002 CD, but they are removed because Julie think the video might be way too long.
    • Baby Newton was planned to be released in late 2001 as "Baby Newton: Shapes in Motion" after the Playtime Classics CD was released, but it was unfortunately delayed to the next year, likely due to issues with Disney buying Baby Einstein.
  • This is the first appearance of all puppets in this video: Isaac the Lion, Pavlov The Dog (Version 1), Duck (Version 1), and Neighton the Horse (Version 1) all in PlaySoup form, and Baby MacDonald the Cow (Version 1). They all made their second appearance in the next video. Not only that, they also make their next appearance in Numbers Nursery except for Isaac the Lion.
  • This is the last VHS to include a Soundtrack CD Enclosed.
  • The 2002 DVD Concert Hall has music from the Baby Newton Soundtrack CD. Some copies of the 2003 VHS with the Bonus CD Sampler slot come with the Baby Newton Soundtrack CD because the 2003 VHS is the same as 2002, besides the cover.
  • This is the last video to feature the 2000-2002 Baby Einstein Tutorial.
    • However, in this it is different because at the end of it, the animated version of Bard the Dragon is not seen due to Disney's acquisition of the company.
    • With all that being said, the video would have originally been released in Fall of 2001 by Family Home Entertainment as Baby Newton: Shapes in Motion after the Playtime Classics 2001 CD which also has music by Vivaldi that was released Early on.
  • This is the last video to use the original style packaging layout for the videos. It used a new and more structured style packaging layout from the next video onwards.
  • The bus wind-up toy seen during the Rectangle music video is a Thomas & Friends character named Bulgy.
  • The Wind-Up Side Stepping Frog was in the 2004 Toy Chest for some reason, but it is not shown in the video. The picture is taken from the Baby da Vinci toy chest.
  • Despite being replaced by Discovering Shapes, the Late-2004 DVD is included in the Where Discovery Begins DVD boxset.

Goofs/Errors[]

  • When Isaac the Lion cheers after fixing a wooden square frame, Julie's voice can be heard a little.
  • During the Rectangle puppet show, you can see that Baby MacDonald and Pavlov's collars are white. This is because during the making of the puppet show, green screen was involved, and it would be hard to edit if they were wearing their usual green collars.
  • Some copies of the 2002 DVD have a misprint on the disc that say the running time is 101 minutes instead of 29 minutes.
  • During the credits on the 2002 DVD, you can see some VHS flickers, due to a very small issue with converting the master VHS file over to a DVD format.
  • The 2004 Disc has the Disney DVD logo on the bottom right instead of the center right.

Gallery[]

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Toys in Baby Newton
Original : 96 Crayon Pack, Gold Crayons, Polka Dotted Balls, Clock Walker, Musical Land, Venus Rotating Fiber Optic Lamp, Basketball, Crystal Ball, Flower Sunglasses, Kaleidogears, Toolbox, Eco Ranger Chainsaw, Blue Snorkel Goggles, Rock Dice Light, Color Cube, Super Rollbahn, 12 Disco Ball (Gold), Foam Shapes, Sunglasses, Solar Power Bicycle Rider, Color Mix Amber, Door Prop, Party Hat, Party Blower, USA Pinwheel, Streamers, Highrise Rescue, Walking Suitcase, Wind-Up Bulgy, Rover the Space Dog, Spinning Sam, Clown on Ladders, Mini Pink Fan, Wooden Clowns, Porcupine Walker, Hexagonal Triangle Mosaic Pattern Blocks, 3D Spinning Butterfly Lamp, Double Bridge, Battery-Operated Engine, Wooden Train Set, Happy Circle, Stars & Crystal Kits, Hammer Game, Paper Sphere Kit, Tin Wind-Up Ferris Wheel

Introduced in 2004 : Solar Power Plane Ride, Bag O' Blocks, Girder Bridge, Blue Engine, Yellow Tank Car, Tipping Wagon with Load, Klopfspiel

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