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American Girl: Mckenna Shoots for the Stars on DVD 7/3

Both my daughters were so excited to see American Girl: Mckenna Shoots for the Stars on DVD. We decided to watch this movie together, just us girls. Both my daughters really loved this movie As a mother I enjoyed the lessons that are learned from the movie. It follows Mckenna gymnast that also has struggles in school. In the movie she learns that she can overcome anything with the help of her friends and family.

The DVD was available on 7/3 or you can watch it Saturday July 14, 2012 at 8/7c on NBC. You can watch the trailer below!

AN AMERICAN GIRL:

MCKENNA SHOOTS FOR THE STARS™

July 3, 2012

Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack – Featuring DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™ – and DVD

Sold Exclusively at Wal-Mart, American Girl Stores and americangirl.com

Scheduled to Air on Saturday July 14, 2012 at 8/7c on NBC

Universal City, Calif. (April 25, 2012) – A talented young gymnast turns trials into triumphs in the inspiring new feature-length movie, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars™, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital Download on July 3, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Inspired by the beloved American Girl® line of dolls and featuring the celebrated 2012 Girl of the Year®, the film stars Oscar® nominee Nia Vardalos (My Life In Ruins, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jade Pettyjohn (“The United States of Tara”) as McKenna™, Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills 90210”), Kerris Dorsey (Moneyball, “Brothers & Sisters”) and former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby (Broadway’s “Peter Pan”).

A modern and heartwarming original story about a young girl whose dream to compete as a world class gymnast is jeopardized when she begins to have trouble in school, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars™ helps girls learn to believe not only in their family and friends but also themselves. With more than 139 million books and 21 million dolls sold, American Girl® has earned the loyalty of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators. Just in time for the Summer Games, this fun family film on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD is available only at Wal-Mart, American Girl® retail stores and americangirl.com. A must-own addition for American Girl® fans, the film can also be purchased via Digital Download through a variety of online retailers.

The An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars™ Blu-ray™ Combo Pack delivers the film in perfect hi-def picture and perfect hi-def sound. The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet™, a DVD, and a Digital Copy of the film – so consumers can truly enjoy the movie anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choice! UltraViolet™ is the revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows and put them in the cloud. From there, they can download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. In addition, consumers can redeem a Digital Copy of the film from a variety of retail partners, who offer many viewing options including iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™ touch, Android, connected televisions, Blu-ray player apps and more!

SYNOPSIS

Meet McKenna Brooks™, a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new modern-day adventure. McKenna™ is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but off-track in school, where she’s suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she’s embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna™ needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges – and, with the help of family and friends, find a way to believe in herself again.

Radio Rebel On DVD 6/19

Radio Rebel On DVD 6/19

My oldest daughter loves Debby Ryan. She has every since she was in the show Suite Life on Disney. Since then she has also really loved her music as well as some of the other things she has done. My daughter was so excited to see her new movie Radio Rebel. I thought it looked really good so we watched it together. We both thought it was a great movie. She has since had a sleep over and all the girls really enjoyed watching the movie. You can read more about it below or pick it up on DVD today!

On June 19th, Image Entertainment releases the Disney Channel Original Movie RADIO REBEL on DVD! Based on the book Shrinking Violet by Danielle Joseph, the story follows Tara Adams (Debby Ryan: “Jessie,” Sixteen Wishes), an ordinary high school junior with an extraordinary secret—she’s Radio Rebel, the most popular radio DJ in Seattle! Bonus material includes 5 new featurettes including Debby Ryan’s hot music video for “We Got the Beat!”

JOHN CARTER on Blu-ray & DVD 6/5

JOHN CARTER on Blu-ray & DVD 6/5

My husband loved the Edgar Rice Burroughs series of books that John Carter is based on and was very excited to see this movie, while the kids and I had never read the books.   We watched John Carter for our family movie night and were all entertained.   That is one of the things that I love about Disney – they always manage to be able to entertain kids and adults with the same movie.  (Warning:  This one does have violence and battle scenes is rated PG-13 so it isn’t for younger kids).    While my husband was a bit disappointed about some parts of the movie that fell short of the book, overall we all enjoyed the movie.  The kids and I especially loved the part where he was trying to figure out how to move in the gravity of Mars and how he interacts with the Tharks.

Here’s more information about the movie from the press release:

Disney brings to life an iconic hero, John Carter, in a visually stunning new world with heart-pounding action. The heroic epic adventure “John Carter” arrives on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™, HD Digital, DVD and On-Demand June 5, 2012, just in time for Father’s Day!
As a warrior lost on Earth, John Carter is magically transported to Mars, where the fate of the planet and its people ultimately rest in his hands. With surprising new powers, and epic battles, he rises to become the man he is meant to be and the hero he truly is.
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL•E, 2008) “John Carter” is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who’s inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It’s a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains — and complete with extraordinary bonus features — “John Carter” is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill audiences beyond imagination.

This ambitious and unforgettable screen adaptation of the classic novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, stars heartthrob Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Number 23”) as Dejah Thoris, Willem Dafoe (“The English Patient,” “Spider Man”) as Tars Tarkas, and Dominic West (“300,” “The Wire”) as Sab Than. The screenplay is written by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon.

On June 5th, Disney releases JOHN CARTER on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Hi-Def and DVD! Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL•E, 2008) delivers an action-adventure set on the exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). Star studded cast includes Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights” & X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Willem Dafoe (The English Patient, Spider Man) and Dominic West (300 & “The Wire”). Bonus material includes Disney Second Screen, behind-the-scenes, bloopers and more!

If you have seen John Carter, we’d love to hear your thoughts about the movie.

Princess Diaries 2-Movie Combo Pack

Princess Diaries 2-Movie Combo Pack

My daughter was too young to watch Princess Diaries when it first came out.  But now, with it’s recent 10th anniversary re-release, we got to watch it together.  And it was re-released as a box set with Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement, we watched both together to turn in into a mom/daughter movie marathon.  The first movie was as cute as I remember it being when I saw it the first time, and my daughter loved it.

This was the first time that I had seen Princess Diaries 2: The Royal Engagement.  Both movies have some positive messages which I really like.  I was a big Sound of Music Fan as a child and in the second movie, it was great to see Julie Andrews singing again!  There are also some great outtakes and a cute Find Your Inner Princess Personality Quiz.  Definitely time to break out the popcorn and settle in for a mom/daughter movie marathon.   You can read more about it below!

To commemorate the 10th anniversary† of a cherished family classic, Disney proudly presents a special movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, for the first time ever on Blu-ray!

Starring Academy Award®-Winning Actress Julie Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins, 1964) and Academy Award-Nominated Actress Anne Hathaway (Best Actress, Rachel Getting Married, 2008), these two heartwarming and hilarious movies will touch your heart. As the future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia has everything a girl could want – except the enchanting romance she’s always dreamed of. Comic complications rule the day in these delightfully engaging stories about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!

Relive all the magic and excitement of these two belovedfavorites on this 3-Disc Combo Pack, which includes a DVD of each film. Share the laughter and the love for the first time on Disney Blu-ray.

The Princess Diaries – Mia Thermopolis is the average teenager – sweet, a little geeky and pretty much invisible to everyone with theexception of her mother, best friend Lilly and Lilly’s older brother Michael. Making it through high school without throwing up is a challenge in itself for Mia, so it doesn’t come as welcome news when her estranged grandmother shows up out of the blue and calmly informs her that she is in fact the heir to the throne of a European country called Genovia. Suddenly Mia’s life is thrown into complete overload. She’s being taught about scarves, waves and pears in order to become a perfect princess, she gets a makeover and a tough looking yet sweet bodyguard/limo driver called Joe. Things get out of hand when the media gets a hold of the story and suddenly Mia is thrust into the spotlight in both thenewspapers and in school. On top of all that Mia has a choice to make. She must decide by Genovia’s Independence Day Ball whether she longs to relinquish her claim on the throne or to become the princess and heir to the throne and father and grandmother want her to be.

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement – Starring the irresistible Anne Hathaway and Academy Award winner Julie Andrews (Best Actress, Mary Poppins), this modern-day fairy tale picks up right where The PrincessDiaries left off!  As future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia (Hathaway) has everything a girl could want – except the magical romance she’s always dreamed of.  But soon, Mia’s shocked to discover that she needs to get married right now or her family will lose the crown! Comic complications rule the day in this delightful family story about finding out who you really are and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!

If you have seen The Princess Diaries or The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, we’d love to hear your thoughts on the movies.

 

 

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters - New on the HUB

Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters – New on the HUB

We were super excited to be chosen for a Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters debut party kit.  The new show premiered Saturday, June 2 on The Hub TV network

Here’s the scoop about the show from the website:

Ray, a 14-year-old who lives with his mom and granddad, has been recruited by the Duel Masters to study Kaijudo: The Way of the Creature. They chose Ray for his natural talent as a creature tamer and duelist. Along with pals Allie and Gabe, Ray learns to work with the magical creatures … in their world. Each duel he fights yields new experience and allies in both worlds. The Veil, which has divided the two worlds for a thousand years, is crumbling. Hope lies with those who can master the art of Kaijudo.

Here’s what the kids thought:

The kids loved the show.  They really liked the characters and the humor.  The battles were exciting.  They were glued to the show the entire time.  The boys loved the creatures, while the girls seem to like the friends best and loved Allison.   It has interesting creatures and some great characters.  They are looking forward to watching future episodes.

My Thoughts:

This normally isn’t my type of show, but I did watch with the kids, and I have to admit I liked it.  The show has some great messages about dealing with bullies and about doing what you need to do in order to overcome things that are in your way.  The friends show loyalty to and support each other in tough situations.  There are some excellent messages in the show for kids and it entertained them throughout.  There are some very interesting characters and I have to admit I even laughed outloud – twice.    We got a chance to watch the first three episodes and they get better and better as you get to know the characters.  I plan on watching this show with the kids.

If your kids want to find out more, you can see about the heros, villains, and all about the show here:   http://www.hubworld.com/kaijudo/shows/rise-of-the-duel-masters  and you can view the show on the Hub.

Here are a couple of ideas if you would like to host your own Kaijudo party:

Recipes:

Rusalka’s Sea Blue Punch

Ingredients
-1/2 gallon blue punch drink
-1 liter carbonated lemon-lime soda
-1/2 pint pineapple sherbet
-6 ounces applie juice, frozen into ice cubes

Instructions:
1. Place punch and soda in punch bowl.
2. Scoop sherbet on top and add ice cubes.
3. Serve immediately.

 

 

Allie’s Garden Salad (my daughter’s favorite character)

Ingredients

– 8 to 10 cups salad greens
– 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
– 1 cup grated carrot
– 2 or 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
– 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (we use Monteray Jack since my daughter doesn’t like cheddar)
– salad dressing of choice

Instructions
1. In large serving bowl, toss together all ingredients (except salad dressing)
2. Just before serving lightly pour dressing over salad mixture and toss to coat.

 

Activites:

Bob and Weave Relay (Sons’ Favorite creature from the show)


Tatsurion the Unchained gets his nickname when Ray instructs him to “bob and weave” during battle.

Supplies
Two serving trays or lightweight books

Instructions
1. Form two equal teams and have each team line up single file with about three feet between each player.
2. Give a player on each team the serving tray or book and have the balance it on the top of their head.
3. Players must weave in and out of their teammates while bobbing their head, without droping the tray or book.
4. Players who drop the item off their head must start over.
5. The first team whose members ALL successfully complete the obstacle course wins!

 

 

Aqua Seneschal’s Ice Duel

Supplies
– one ice cube per team; same size

Instructions
1. Form two equal teams and have each team stand in a line
2. Hand the first person in line an ice cube.
3. The first person holds and rubs the ice cube until their hands get too cold.
4. Then, they pass it to the next person and so on until the ice cube melts.
5. The team to melt their ice cube first wins!
You may want to make a hands only (no putting the ice cube in your mouth) rule to prevent choking and germs :-)

 

If you and your kids have watched Kaijudo:Rise of the Duel Masters, we’d love to hear what you think of the show.

CatDog: Season 2, Part 1 DVD June 5, 2012

CatDog: Season 2, Part 1 DVD June 5, 2012


My oldest has always loved CatDog. I admit I kind of enjoy it to:) The show follows the crazy antics of CatDog, a pair of conjoined twins. One cat and one dog with different personalities but at the same time best friends. The cat is totally uptight while the dog is much more laid back and enjoys chasing garbage trucks. My daughter was so excited to watch this again. This DVD will be released on 6/5. You can read more about it below!

The First 10 Episodes from the Second Season of Nickelodeon’s Hit Animated Series Arrive on DVD From Shout! Factory

LOS ANGELES-April 11, 2012 – A brand-new season of crazy CatDog adventures begins! They’re the craziest set of conjoined twins you’ll ever meet — the culturally refined Cat, and Dog, who’s . . . well . . . not so much! But together, CatDog make it all work by both using and strengthening their own friendship, providing their own excitement and even getting into their own heap of hilarious trouble!

CatDog: Season 2, Part 1 includes the first ten complete episodes of CatDog’s outrageous second season! A must-have for Nickelodeon fans and animation aficionados alike, this 2-DVD set will be released on June 5, 2012 with a suggested retail price of $19.93.

CatDog features an all-star cast including Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants, Rocko’s Modern Life), Jim Cummings (The Super Hero Squad Show, Reno 911) and Carlos Alazraqui (The Fairly OddParents, Rocko’s Modern Life).

Yellow Submarine on DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway

Yellow Submarine on DVD and Blu-Ray Giveaway

On June 5 Yellow Submarine will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Right now our STM readers have a chance to win a copy. Read more about it below and enter for your chance to win!

Yellow Submarine Synopsis:

Once upon a time… or maybe twice, there was an unearthly paradise called Pepperland, a place where happiness and music reigned supreme. But all that was threatened when the terrible Blue Meanies declared war and sent in their army led by a menacing Flying Glove to destroy all that was good. Enter John, Paul, George and Ringo to save the day! Armed with little more than their humour, songs, and of course, their yellow submarine, The Beatles tackle the rough seas ahead in an effort to bring down the evil forces of bluedom.
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Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Season 2  DVD 5/15

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Season 2 DVD 5/15

My husband and kids are huge Nickelodeon fans.  My kids are younger so they do not remember some of the old school shows that ran years ago.  My kids have enjoyed watching older shows on DVD and my husband does as well. Another great show that aired from 1994-2000 is Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. Season 2 has just been released on DVD. My kids love anything monster so I thought this would be great for him. You can read more about it below.

All 13 Episodes from Season 2 Available on DVD May 15, 2012 from Shout! Factory.

Ickis, Oblina and Krumm are back for a second season of spine-chilling, gut-busting adventures! Sit back and enjoy as these three young monsters take everything they’ve learned from The Gromble about scaring and put it to good use. That is, of course, unless they’re trapped by Simon, the most determined monster-hunter in town! A must-have for Nickelodeon fans, cartoon fanatics and DVD collectors alike, this 2 DVD set will be available nationwide May 15 with a suggested retail price of $19.93.

Starring the voice talents of Charlie Adler (The Super Hero Squad Show), Christine Cavanaugh (Rugrats), Gregg Berger (Transformers), Tim Curry (Clue) and James Belushi (Hoodwinked!), Aaahh!!! Real Monsters aired on Nickelodeon from 1994-2000 and returned in 2002 on the Nicktoons Network. In 2006, the show began airing on Nick Rewind. The show was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in Outstanding Achievement in Animation.

The Wild Thornberrys: Season 2, Part 2 on DVD April 24

The Wild Thornberrys: Season 2, Part 2 on DVD April 24

The Wild Thornberrys: Season 2 Part 2 on DVD is available to purchase now and was released April 24th. My kids love this wild and crazy family. The Wild Thornberrys Eliza can communicate with the animals. With her family and friends help Eliza  devotes her life to helping animals and protecting nature. My kids have always loved the show and have really enjoyed watching the seasons episodes. My youngest daughter loves animals and has learned so much from watching the show.

THE WILD THORNBERRYS: SEASON 2, PART 2

IN STORES APRIL 24, 2012

The Last 8 Episodes from the Second Season of

Nickelodeon’s Hit Animated Series Debut On DVD From Shout! Factory

LOS ANGELES –– Prepare for a smashing good time as you travel around the world with the Thornberry family in Season 2! Eliza Thornberry’s parents, Nigel and Marianne, have a knack for nature; they produce the award-winning nature show, “Nigel Thornberry’s Animal World.” And Eliza has a secret- she was given the magical ability to talk to animals! Together with her family and best friend, a surprisingly sophisticated chimpanzee named Darwin, Eliza devotes her life to helping animals and protecting nature. Two DVDs packed with incredible wild adventures will have you laughing along with the Thornberrys’ comic antics and cheering for victory with every episode! The Wild Thornberrys: Season 2, Part 2 will be released on April 24, 2012 for the suggested retail price of $19.93.

The Wild Thornberrys is an epic family adventure featuring an all-star voice cast, including Lacey Chabert (Party Of Five), Tim Curry (The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and Flea (The Red Hot Chili Peppers).

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

POUND PUPPIES: Homeward Pound on DVD 3-6

POUND PUPPIES: Homeward Pound on DVD 3-6

I remember Pound Puppies as a kid. I just had to have one of the stuffed toys and other things that were available then. When we heard about the new series I was so excited to tell my kids about it. They have watched almost every episode and can’t get enough. We were able to get a copy of Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound on DVD and my kids love it. I actually love watching it with them to. It is all about the Pound Puppies trying to help other dogs get a home. My daughter loves Cookie the boxer and my son loves Squirt the Chihuahua. Your kids are sure to love this DVD. It was available on 3/6 for $12.99. You can watch a clip below and read more about them.

POUND PUPPIES: HOMEWARD POUND

DVD Special Feature include Learn to Draw Lucky

AVAILABLE MARCH 6 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

Puppy lovers rejoice! Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound will arrive on DVD on March 6, 2012, from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. The DVD set will contain bonus feature Learn to Draw Lucky.

The Pound Puppies are a team of fearless dogs whose sworn mission is to find homes for lonely puppies. Even though they look like regular dogs, these pro-active pooches match up pups with loving families fulfilling the mantra of a pup for every person and a person for every pup—all while they keep the humans at Shelter 17 clueless. Sometimes dogs are dogs’ best friend!

The Pound Puppies series is currently airing on The Hub in the U.S. and YTV in Canada. The DVD release marks the North American home entertainment debut of Hasbro Studios’ hit show.

Episodes:

Homeward Pound

My Fair Rebound

Quintuplets

K-9 Kid

Zoltron

Bonus Feature: Learn to Draw Lucky

Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound is priced at $12.99 SRP.

About HASBRO

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS,LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. © 2012 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

Lady and the Tramp on DVD-Blu-ray 2-7

Lady and the Tramp on DVD-Blu-ray 2-7

As a kid I always loved Disney movies. One of my all time favorites was Lady and the Tramp. Now being a mom myself I have so much fun watching the older Disney movies that I watched as a kid with my kids. My daughter loves anything with dogs and I knew she would love this movie. We received a copy of it and watched it on our weekly family movie night. The kids loved it and even us adults enjoyed watching it again. It was even better then I remember.

You can read more about it below and watch a clip. This is available on 2/7.


LADY AND THE TRAMP: DIAMOND EDITION
Synopsis: A classic love story unfolds in the best Disney tradition as a lovely young pedigreed cocker spaniel named Lady, who lives a pampered life, finds herself falling romantically for Tramp, an amorous street-smart pooch without prospects. Although they have fun together on several dates, including a sentimental spaghetti dinner by moonlight at Tony’s restaurant, their relationship is strained not only by Lady’s loyalty to her human family and their newborn baby, but by Tramp’s devil-may-care attitude that eventually gets Lady in trouble and tossed into the dog pound. However, good-hearted Tramp redeems himself by saving the baby from potential harm and thus wins Lady’s love and the affection of her human family.
Adventure of Chuck & Friends on DVD 2-14 Giveaway

Adventure of Chuck & Friends on DVD 2-14 Giveaway

My son is completely fascinated with anything trucks, cars or anything with wheels really. One of his favorite shows is the Adventure of Chuck & Friends. He loves all of the characters on the show but his favorite is Chuck. He has a Chuck truck that he loves playing with while watching the show. And he loves playing the online games of Chuck & Friends. He for one could not be more excited about the Feb 14th release of Adventure of Chuck & Friends: Friends to the Finish DVD. It comes packed with 10 episodes from the show. My son was so excited to get this DVD and it feels to me like the only thing he will watch. He has really enjoyed it. This DVD is perfect to get the little ones all revved up with their favorite character from the show. You can get this DVD on 2-14 and also enter to win one below!

Treasure Buddies Blue Ray-DVD Combo Pack Giveaway

Treasure Buddies Blue Ray-DVD Combo Pack Giveaway

My kids are huge fans of the Buddies movies and they could not wait to watch Treasure Buddies. We decided to watch it on our family movie night. My husband, kids and I really enjoyed the movie. I am not sure who enjoyed it more, the kids or us:) Those puppies are just so hard not to love. My kids favorite puppies are Rosebud and Mudbud and they had a blast watching them is this all new adventure that takes them to Egypt. If your kids are fans of the Buddies they will love this movie. It was available on Blue Ray/DVD Combo Pack January 31st. You can also check out activities, crafts, recipes and more in the links below!

Download Printable Activities!
Download Printable Activities!
All-New Movie Premiering On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on January 31, 2012

Burbank, Calif., November 4, 2011 – On January 31, 2012, The Walt Disney Studios proudly unleashes Treasure Buddies, an all-new live action feature for the whole family on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital. The 6th film in the Buddies franchise stars everyone’s favorite talking canine superstars Rosebud, B-Dawg, Budderball, Buddha and Mudbud, as the pup pack journeys to mysterious Egypt in search of the greatest treasure known to animalkind, the legendary Cat’s Eye jewel, from the lost treasure of Cleocatra! Danger lurks around every secret sphinx, cryptic crypt and puzzling pyramid as Ubasti, a devious cat, schemes to possess the mystical jewel and use its powerful energy to rid the planet of all dogs! With help from new lovable friends Cammy, a baby camel – and a mischievous monkey named Babi – the gang and their new friends avoid booby traps, solve puzzles and explore a mysterious tomb in their most exciting and challenging adventure yet.

Treasure Buddies tail wagging adventure debuts across North America as an all-new 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD), 1-Disc DVD and Standard Definition and High Definition Digital on January 31, 2012.

The Bar Method Ultimate Fitness Giveaway $200 ARV

The Bar Method Ultimate Fitness Giveaway $200 ARV

With a new year approaching I have made some resolutions for myself. One of them is to try and workout more often. As a busy mom of three I know it will be really challenging and will take a lot on my part to get it done. I am really excited to incorporate a collection of The Bar Method DVDs into my workouts. I have never heard of The Bar Method before but after reading up on it I am confident that even I can do this.

The Bar Method™workout creates a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy and the intense pace of interval training into a powerful exercise format that quickly and safely reshapes and elongates muscles.

At first I was concerned if I would be able to do the exercises as I do not have a ballet bar or any type of bar in my home. However there is no bar required. Most of the DVDs call for a sturdy chair, free weights, soft straps, throw pillows and playground ball. All things we have around the house.

The DVDs that I received are Beginners Workout, Super Sculpting 1 and 2 Workout, Dancers Body Workout and the Pregnancy Workout. I will be starting with the beginners and hope that I can move on to some of the more advanced DVDs.

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Prep & Landing on DVD 11-22

Prep & Landing on DVD 11-22


One thing my family loves to around the holidays is watch holiday movies. It is something great we can all do together while getting in the holiday spirit. This year is no different and we got our holiday season movie watching off to a great start with Prep and Landing. My kids loved this movie and we grownups enjoyed it as well. My two younger ones are still learning about Santa ans this was a great movie for them. We all laughed and look forward to watching it again. It is available 11/22 . You can watch a clip and read more about it below. Visit http://www.disney.com/PrepAndLanding for more information.

Prep & Landing is an adorable holiday story about a high-tech team of elves who ensure homes around the world are properly prepared for their visit from Santa. After working for a tireless 227 years, an elf named Wayne (voiced by Dave Foley) is upset when he doesn’t receive an expected promotion. Instead he is partnered with an idealistic rookie elf named Lanny (voiced by Derek Richardson) to execute a special Christmas Eve mission. While on their journey, Wayne and Lanny encounter unexpected challenges that push them to their limits and ultimately threaten Christmas for children around the world. But in the end, these two elves work together to guide Santa through a raging snowstorm in order to save Christmas.

Prep & Landing, which first debuted in 2009 as ABC TV’s first animated television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, features the voice talents of DaveFoley (Disney●Pixar’s A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars) as Wayne, Derek Richardson (TV’s “Men in Trees”) as Lanny, Sarah Chalke (TV’s “Scrubs” and “Roseanne”) as Magee, Mason Vale Cotton (TV’s “Desperate Housewives”) as Timmy Terwelp, David DeLuise  (Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverley Place”) as Dancer, Peter Jacobson (TV’s “House M.D.,” Transformers) as Waterkotte, Lino DiSalvo (Disney’s Bolt) as Gristletoe Joe, William Morgan Sheppard (Transformers, The Prestige) as The Big Guy, Nathan Greno (Disney’s Bolt, Meet The Robinsons) as Dasher, Hayes MacArthur (Life As We Know It, She’s Out Of My League) as Thrasher and Kasha Kropinski (Fame, Big Fish) as Miss Holly.

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