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{Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickeys Great Outdoors DVD}

Mickey and the whole gang are back with a great new DVD that is packed with some great episodes. This DVD is perfect for summer to get kids outside having fun! preschoolers will enjoy the outdoors by camping, fishing and exploring nature with their favorite pals. This fun packed DVD is also available with the Mickey Mote.

The new Mickey Mote provides exciting interaction with their favorite Disney characters. Shaped like Mickey ears, its not only fun but a great way to get your kids thinking and engaging with their favorite shows. They are easily responding to questions throughout the show, about some of the things they just watched. I love that the Mickey Mote keeps them entertained and that it is great for both my 4 and 3 year old as it has 2 levels of play. Mickey Mote works with other Discovery Mode enhanced DVDS. Programing was easy as pie. Another great feature that I have not tried yet is that it can also be played using any DVD remote control :)

Join Mickey, Donald and the gang for laughter, surprises and blue skies! Everyone’s excited, because today is the big Clubhouse Camp Out. Help your pals pick the right Mouseketools so they can pitch their tents, catch gooey fish on Circle Lake and earn their camping badges. Then, get ready for adventure and exploration as Mickey and Minnie set off on a jungle safari in search of a rare, legendary flower. There’s always a world of fun under the sun in Mickey’s Great Outdoors!

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{The Wild Thornberrys: Season 1 on DVD}

The Wild Thornberrys: Season 1 on DVD is available to purchase now and was released May 17th. We have had a lot of fun watching this series on DVD. Following along with this family’s adventures has taught my kids more about animals. This crazy family travels around filming animals with tons of other things all in one. My kids love that one of the characters Eliza can communicate with the animals. If you are a long time fan of the Wild Thornberrys then this is a must have DVD! Kids and parents will both love the show. Check out the clip below and do let me know, do your kids love The Wild Thornberrys?


NEW YORK – March 18, 2011 – Paramount Home Entertainment, Nickelodeon and Shout! Factory today announced a sub-licensing agreement that will give Shout! Factory rights to distribute DVD and Blu-ray releases of some of Nick’s classic animated programs, including The WildThornberrys, Hey Arnold, Danny Phantom, Aaaah! Real Monsters, and Rocko’s Modern Life in the United States and Canada.

The first title to be released will be The Wild Thornberrys: Season One, which will arrive in stores on May 17, 2011. Produced by Klasky-Csupo for Nickelodeon, The Wild Thornberrys premiered in September 1998 and aired until 2004 with reruns airing on Nicktoons and CBS from 2002-2007. The Wild Thornberrys DVD release has long been anticipated by fans but has not been available in stores until now.

The hit series follows the Thornberry family as they travel the world in their Communications Vehicle (or CommVee) looking for rare animals to film.After an encounter with an African shaman, their youngest child Eliza was given the power to speak to animals! Every episode in this adventure-packed DVD set follows Eliza as she comes face-to-face with an assortment of animals, continents and danger. Encounter wildlife in all its natural glory and eavesdrop on Eliza’s conversations with silverback gorillas, pythons, crested grebes, tapirs, capybaras, antelopes and opossums while the CommVee travels on!

Vibrant animation, exotic locations, charming storytelling plus 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) make season one of The Wild Thornberrys an epic family adventure. Featuring all 20 action-packed episodes, the collectible 4-DVD box set is priced to own at a suggested retail price of $29.93 and will no doubt attract a new audience of kids as well as young adults who grew up watching the television series.

The release of these DVDs is part of Nickelodeon’s commitment to bring back classic shows. Nickelodeon will also launch a new nighttime programming block this fall on TeenNick called “The ‘90s Are All That!,” featuring a rotating selection of iconic live-action and animated shows from Nickelodeon’s 1990s.

About Paramount Home Entertainment

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 31st 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 more than 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. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing thevery 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.

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{Super Why! Humpty Dumpty and other Fairytales DVD}

My kids love Super Why. They love following the stories and finding letters throughout the show and solving problems. They have fun finding the super story answer. Each show teaches my kids letters, sounds, and so much more. My kids favorite character is Alpha Pig, he has spelling power, my son just loves it when he does the alphabet. We have the newest DVD available and the kids really have enjoyed playing it anytime they want. The DVD has the episodes that are based on some of my kids favorite fairytales. This DVD is available now and will be a favorite if your kids love Super Why!

SUPER WHY! HUMPTY DUMPTY & OTHER
FAIRYTALE ADVENTURES

Super Why, Princess Presto, Wonder Red and Alpha Pig are back with four new-to-DVD adventures! Join Super Why and his pals as they continue to teach children the fundamentals of reading through interactive adventures in classic fairytales including Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella, Pinocchio and Rumpelstiltskin. From Out of the Blue Enterprises, PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Entertainment, comes SUPER WHY! HUMPTY DUMPTY & OTHER FAIRYTALE ADVENTURES, the latest installment in the award winning franchise “SUPER WHY!” The DVD includes four exciting and educational adventures, interactive games, music videos, resources for parents, printable activities and coloring pages

Specifications: Widescreen with English Stereo
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: Approximately 100 minutes
SRP: $14.99 U.S.

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{Dinosaur Train: Pteraodon Family World Tour Adventure DVD}

I have mentioned a few times how much my kids love PBS and Dinosaur Train. Well buddy and his family are back with a brand new DVD the Pteraodon Family World Tour Adventure. We were so excited to add this DVD to our collection. My kids love to watch the show and it is awesome that they can watch all their favorites on demand with the DVD. This one includes 8 episodes that my kids loved. They have so much fun learning while watching a fun show that also keeps them entertained. I even have learned a thing or two about dinosaurs and have a blast watching it with them. This is one kids show that my kids can watch anytime!

Get on board the Dinosaur Train with Buddy, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive family of Pteranodons as they embark on a roaring, exploring world tour adventure to discover a variety of dinosaurs inhabiting the globe as they journey to Asia, Europe and Africa. From the world-renowned Jim Henson Company, PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Entertainment, the DINOSAUR TRAIN: PTERANODON FAMILY WORLD TOUR ADVENTURE DVD includes eight exciting edu-tainment adventures, interactive games, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and parent information. Boasting incredible CGI animation and an average monthly viewership of 11.9 million, the “Dinosaur Train” is a Parents’ Choice recommended PBS KIDS TV series and is one of the top ten shows for kids 2 to 5.

Specifications: Widescreen with English Stereo
Rating: U.S. – Not Rated; Canada – G
Runtime: Approximately 100 minutes
SRP: $14.99 U.S.; $15.99 Canada

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{Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade on DVD 2/8+$5 off coupon}

Do your kids love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ? My kids sure do. Next to Mickey himself my kids other Disney favorite is Minnie. She has always been both of my daughters favorite. The newest Disney DVD we have in our collection is Minnie’s Masquerade. My youngest both loved this DVD, and are quickly wearing it out. The best part is that it also works the Mickey Mote. My kids always have a blast with their Mickey Mote. It keeps them busy while teaching positive messages to my kids. My kids join Mickey and Minnie in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse everyday on the Disney channel. I am thrilled to have some of the episodes on DVD(and so are they).

This DVD would make a great little gift this Valentine’s Day. On Febuary 8th Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade will be released on DVD. Right now you can get a $5 off coupon for the Mickey Mote and DVD Play Set!

BURBANK, Calif., January 10, 2011 – Parents and their preschoolers are invited to join in the ultimate 
masquerade party with Minnie, Mickey and pals in a fun-filled collection of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse 
latest episodes that celebrate themes of friendship, teamwork, sharing and problem solving. Mickey 
Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade is the perfect gift to dress-up your Valentine’s Day, available 
on Disney DVD February 8 from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.  

This latest release features four playful Minnie-themed adventures previously seen on the Mickey Mouse 
Clubhouse TV show, a never-before-seen episode, and a free paper mask with festive embellishments that 
kids can personalize. And as a special option for consumers, Disney has packaged a version of the DVD 
to include the exclusive Mickey Mote – a child-friendly handheld remote control, shaped like Mickey 
ears, that takes children’s viewing experience to a whole new level of play. The DVD + Mickey Mote 
Play Set is the ultimate value for moms and equally fun and engaging for kids! The Mickey Mote uses 
infrared wireless technology and may not be compatible with all devices. 

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade starring Disney’s Fab Five — Minnie, Mickey, Donald, 
Goofy and Daisy – takes viewers on an all new adventure as they dress-up in their favorite costumes for 
Minnie’s Masquerade Ball.  In this episode, Minnie needs some help getting everything ready for her 
party including making royal crowns for their costumes, searching for Sir Goofalot’s lost shoe, stringing 
up paper lanterns and much, much more. At the ball, Professor Von Drake hosts the great Clubhouse 
Costume Show and gives out prize ribbons to all the friends who have dressed up in some funny and 
fancy costumes.  All it takes is a heaping helping of imagination…and the right Mouseketools.  

About Disney’s Exclusive Mickey Mote: 
Disney’s Mickey Mote works with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes the Discovery Mode™ 
feature – an interactive “Watch & Play” feature on the DVD.  All parents have to do is program the 
remote control – there’s an easy and quick set-up guide in each DVD- and select the Discovery Mode 
feature on the menu screen.  Within minutes, kids will be easily responding to questions, throughout the 
story, about scenes they just watched by pressing one of four color-coded buttons on the device — a 
yellow star, green circle, orange triangle or blue square – to click in their responses.  Discovery Mode 
features include two levels of play, which provides more challenging questions as the child grows. 

The Mickey Mote can be used with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes the Discovery Mode feature. 
To date there are more than 11 titles that can be used with the remote control, just take a look at the back 
of the package to make sure.


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{Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 DVD and Blu-ray}

My kids and I have been so excited waiting for Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 to be released! We don’t get to the movies much with the little ones so family movie night at our house is always something everyone looks forward to. We absolutely loved the first Beverly Hills Chihuahua and this one is even better! On February 1, 2011 it will be released on DVD and Blue-ray.

This was such a fun movie to watch with my kids. The Chihuahuas are back, and now with puppies. My kids loved the puppies and they were hooked with all the fun and mayhem the puppies created.  My favorite has always been Papi, but my kids loved the little ones most. This was a great movie that reminds us that family should stick together no matter what. There is plenty of fun, laughter and adventure for all ages. Even adults will laugh and love this heart warming movie .

PAPI’S PARENTING TIPS

Papi faces fatherhood in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 – and it’s his toughest challenge yet! How does the doggy dad handle life with his pups? Well, he follows his very own set of parenting tips…

TIP ONE: ASK AWAY…

Papi says: “This dad business is harder than I thought. I should’ve read the manual – or at least some books! Don’t be scared to ask your friends and family for help or advice. After all, that’s what they’re here for. Oh, and invest in some parenting books. Every snippet of advice helps.”

TIP TWO: FOLLOW YOUR HEART…

Papi says: “Any mutt can have puppies, but it takes a real dog to be a father and that’s why my top piece of advice is simple: follow your heart. Fatherhood is more nerve-wracking than a trip to the vet, but you learn as you go along. Keep your chin up and your ears open – and embrace parenthood with an open heart.”


AY CHIHUAHUA…THE FAMILY JUST GOT BIGGER!

AMERICA’S FAVORITE LITTLE CHIHUAHUA’S ARE BACK

FOR AN ALL-NEW DOGGIE-PACKED ADVENTURE IN

Available on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD – February 1, 2011

Burbank, Calif., October 1, 2010 – Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly announces the return of the greatest Chihuahuas to walk on all fours in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2! Chloe & Papi are back in an all new, ¡Ay yay yay! fun-filled adventure—and their family just got bigger. Meet their rambunctious, mischievous and hilarious litter on February 1, 2011 when Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 comes out on a Blu-ray™ combo pack (include Blu-ray and DVD of the movie), 1-disc DVD.
From the creators of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, everybody’s favorite talking Chihuahuas are back in a comedy that’s a pack of outrageous fun for the whole family. Puppy mayhem turns the lives of newlywed Chihuahua parents, Papi and Chloe, upside down when their playful puppies present one challenge after another. But, when their human owners find themselves in trouble, the tiny pups will stop at nothing to save them—because in good times and hard times, the family always sticks together. Papi, Chloe and the puppies embark on a heroic adventure, proving once again that big heroes come in small packages.

Featuring an all-star cast, including George Lopez (voice of Papi), and complete with a litter of bonus features, this heartwarming tale of the meaning of family, friendship and loyalty is a special breed of fun—times five.
The Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack has a U.S. suggested retail price of $39.99 and the 1-Disc DVD set has a U.S. suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, the Digital Download/Electronic –Sell Through (EST) has a U.S. suggested retail price of $19.50.

Bonus Features:

DVD
* French & Spanish Tracks and Subtitles
* Sneak Peek at Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
* Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go
* Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
* Bonus
o Music Video: “This is My Paradise” By Bridgit Mendler
o Blooper Faux Paws

BLU-RAY

* 1.78:1/ Enhanced for 16×9
* French & Spanish Tracks
* Sneak Peek at Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure
* Learn How To Take Your Favorite Movies On The Go
* Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray™ Is Suite!
* Bonus
o Music Video: “This is My Paradise” By Bridgit Mendler
o Blooper Faux Paws
o Beverly Hills Chihuahua Challenge – interactive game show led by Papi

Film Credits:

* Voice Talent
o George Lopez as Papi
o Odette Yustman as Chloe
o Zachary Gordon as Papi Jr.
o Emily Osment as Ali, Pep, Lala and Rose
o Bridgit Mendler as Appoline
o Miguel Ferrer as Delgado
* Human Characters
o Marcus Coloma as Sam Cortez
o Erin Cahill as Rachel Ashe
o Susan Blakely as Aunt Viv
o Lupe Ontiveros as Mr. & Mrs. Cortez
o Elaine Hendrix as Colleen Mansfield (Appoline’s Owner)

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{Mickey Mote + Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job.

With two younger ones home during the day, we watch quite a few kids shows on TV.  My kids have a few favorites in including Handy Manny and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. I love how fun both shows are, and I love the fact that they enjoy them. They love all the talking tools on Handy Manny and have such a blast watching it and learning how all the tools work. Mickey Mouse has always been a favorite for all 3 of my kids. Now there is a whole new way to watch and play my kids favorite Disney preschool DVDs.

The new Mickey Mote provides exciting interaction with their favorite Disney characters. Shaped like Mickey ears, its not only fun but a great way to get your kids thinking and engaging with their favorite shows. They are easily responding to questions throughout the show, about some of the things they just watched. I love that the Mickey Mote keeps them entertained and that it is great for both my 4 and 3 year old as it has 2 levels of play. Mickey Mote works with other Discovery Mode enhanced DVDS. Programing was easy as pie. Another great feature that I have not tried yet is that it can also be played using any DVD remote control :)

Available beginning on November 16, 2010, consumers can purchase either Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and/or Handy Manny: Big Construction Job DVDs – which will each come specially packaged with the new Mickey Mote – for the suggested retail price of $29.99 (US)/$35.99 Canada.

THE ALL-NEW MICKEY MOTE, A CHILD-SIZED REMOTE CONTROL, PROVIDES HOURS OF FUN WITH AN ENHANCED, INTERACTIVE VIEWING EXPERIENCE




The New “Mickey Mote” Will Debut with the Release of Disney’s New Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job DVDs on November 16th


BURBANK, Calif., October 12, 2010 – This coming holiday, parents and their preschoolers will discover a whole new way to watch and play their favorite Disney preschool DVDs, with the all-new “Mickey Mote”. This one-of-a-kind, kid’s remote control, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, will debut this November 16th packed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job. The new “Mickey Mote” is a child-friendly handheld remote control, shaped like Mickey ears, that will take children’s viewing experience to a whole new level by providing an engaging interaction with their favorite Disney characters. With multiple levels of play, the new Mickey Mote will provide hours of fun, engaging and challenging adventures for kids age 2-5. The Mickey Mote is a value for moms and fun for kids!


How It Works:


The Mickey Mote works with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes Discovery Mode™, the interactive “Watch & Play” feature on the DVD! All parents have to do is program the remote control – there’s an easy and quick set-up guide in each DVD- and select the Discovery Mode feature on the menu screen. Within minutes, kids will be easily responding to questions, throughout the story, about scenes they just watched (such as “What color is Goofy’s hat?”) by pressing one of four color-coded buttons on the device — a yellow star, green circle, orange triangle or blue square – to click in their responses. Discovery Mode features include two levels of play, which provides more challenging questions as the child grows.


Why Parents Will Love It:
Once families have purchased a Disney Preschool DVD that comes packaged with the Mickey Mote, they can continue to build their Disney Preschool libraries as the Mickey Mote works in compatibility with any Discovery Mode enhanced DVD. For example, kids can immediately use the remote with any of the following titles:


* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Road Rally
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Adventures in Wonderland
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Choo Choo
* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Bow-Tique
* Handy Manny: Manny’s Motorcycle Adventure
* Handy Manny: Manny’s Big Race
* Little Einsteins: Fire Truck Blast Off
* My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Super Duper Super Sleuths
* My Friends Tigger & Pooh: Bedtime With Pooh


Note: Discovery Mode can also be played using any DVD remote control.
Look for more Discovery Mode DVDs on future Disney Preschool franchise releases such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny!

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{The Search for Santa Paws on Blu-ray & DVD}

One of my favorite times of the year is around the holidays. I have 3 kids and 2 of them are younger and we are just getting them into some of our holiday traditions. And one of them is watching holiday movies and spending time together as we get closer to the holidays. We love to make cookies and hot chocolate and just enjoy each others time. On our list of family movies to watch is The Search for Santa Paws!

We thought this was a fantastic movie that reminds us of what Christmas is all about. Of course my kids loved Santa Clauses best friend Paws and loved the adventure that would follow while trying to search for Santa Claus. And they loved the elves and reindeer and the songs from the little girls . It generated a lot of questions about Santa from our little ones, which we answered as best as we know how. Much like our own parents did. This movie came just in time and will be one of our favorites to pop in on those cold holiday nights. We laughed, cried a little and we learned that friendship is everything and you can have almost anything if you just believe. This is a great family movie and i am totally sure you will enjoy it! This movie is now available and would make a great stocking stuffer!

Synopsis:

In the tradition of Disney’s classic holiday tales comes a heartwarming movie about the power of giving and the true meaning of Christmas. Discover how the legendary friendship of Santa Claus and Santa Paws began in the inspiring original film, THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS. When Santa and his new best friend, Paws, discover that the boys and girls of the world have lost the spirit of the season, they take a trip to New York City. But after Santa loses his memory, it’s up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn (AMERICA’S GOT TALENT’s Kaitlyn Maher), her new friend Will (THE GAME PLAN’s Madison Pettis) and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St. Nick and show the world what Christmas is really all about. This holiday, Disney invites you to meet Santa’s BFF in an instant holiday classic, full of fun, adventure and a timeless message sure to delight the entire family!
Bonus Features:

* DVD Feature Film + Bonus
* The Hucklebuckle Hero — Newly Appointed Elf Dog T-Money Saves The Day In This Pop-Up Storybook
* Sing-Along Mode: Colorful Lyrics Appear On Screen So You Can Sing Along
* Music Video — “Deck The Halls” Performed By Disney Channel Star Debby Ryan
* Deleted Scenes

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{Hannah Montana Forever: Who Is Hannah Montana? DVD}

One of my daughters favorite shows for the last few years has been Hannah Montana. I must say that i have been known to catch an episode with her, and she just loves it. You never know what Hannah/Miley will do next to keep her identity a secret. With only a few of her friends that really know the truth Miley is constantly juggling living the life of a normal teen as well as a secret life of a super star. Hannah Montana Forever: Who Is Hannah Montana? DVD was released on November 2nd. My daughter has literally watched this over and over. It has 8 awesome episodes, as well as the very first episode and the shocking episode where Hannah takes the wig off! Who will she tell and what does this mean for Miley? This is a must have series collection for any Hannah Montana fans. This can be purchased for around $19.99 and would make a fantastic stocking stuffer!


HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER: WHO IS HANNAH MONTANA?

Studio:

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Synopsis:

World-famous superstar Hannah Montana has been living a double life as Malibu teen Miley Stewart?! Say what, say what? In the much-anticipated, 1-hour episode from the all-new season, HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER, the whole world will watch as Hannah takes the wig off … for good! This is the must-have series collection that includes all of Hannah’s biggest moments when she takes off the wig and shares her true identity. Hannah has been rocking the world and living the celebrity life, but behind all the glitz and glamour, she’s just a normal teenage girl named Miley Stewart. Things get complicated when she has to keep her true identity from friends, classmates, crushes, paparazzi and millions of fans! Join Miley on a journey of self-discovery in 8 hilarious episodes — including the sensational series pilot! Watch as she confesses her double life to her BFFs Lilly and Oliver, then to Jake, and then to…? You’ll have to watch to find out! Will Hannah finally take center stage as Miley Stewart? It’s the big moment y’all have been waiting for — and you can see it first, only on this DVD! Sweet nibblets!

DVD Bonus Features Include:

* Exclusive: Be The First To Get A Sneak Peek At Ashley Tisdale’s Upcoming Movie, SHARPAY’S FABULOUS ADVENTURE!

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{Kidtoons- Care Bears: Share Bear Shines} +Giveaway

I had the wonderful pleasure of telling a little about Kidtoons a few weeks ago. I am totally excited about their newest feature, Care Bears: Share Bear Shines. Both of my daughters are growing up to love Care Bears even more then i did as a little girl. This looks like a great movie for the whole family. The Care Bears always find a way to share positive messages while still being really fun for kids. Kidtoons is also offering one STM reader a chance to win a great prize pack full of exciting goodies. Just in time for the holidays. Sign up for the Kidtoons Birthday Club and they will send you a free Kidtoons movie pass to celebrate your special day!

It’s time for the Twinklets’ migration over Care A Lot, but the Bears wait all night without spotting any Twinklets. When a single Twinklet appears and falls to the ground, Share decides to take matters into her own hands. The other Bears are skeptical about the existence of the mythical Princess Starglo, but Share is convinced that the Princess can solve the mystery of the missing Twinklets. So, with the lone Twinklet (now called Gleamer), Share sets off secretly to find Princess Starglo. When Share and Gleamer reach Glitter City and find the Princess, things are worse than they thought. Princess Starglo is shutting off the stars, because no one believes in her anymore. Meanwhile, back in Care A Lot, the other Bears discover that Share is missing and go after her. The Bears convince Princess Starglo that they do believe and together, find a way to rescue the Twinklets and relight the stars in the sky.

Kidtoons is dedicated to helping parents connect with their kids by bringing family friendly animated movies to the big screen every weekend at participating theatres across the country.

Participating Kidtoons theatres showcase a fun, affordable family friendly matinee movie and provide a family experience filled with entertaining, kid-friendly characters, as well as cartoon shorts, music videos and sing-alongs before each movie. We even have fun giveaways for the kids, such as stickers, temporary tattoos, activity books or toys after every film.

As parents, and as producers of kids’ entertainment, we launched the Kidtoons program to enable families to enjoy movies on the big screen on a regular basis. We know that parents are looking for opportunities to connect with their children, and enjoying the movie-going experience as a family provides easy and fun opportunities for togetherness.

As part of making sure that the content is age appropriate, we’ve asked an expert, Dr. Donna Mitroff, to talk with you about our movies each month. Check out Dr. Donna’s reviews for additional information about the plot, the level of action and the types of humor in the movie, as well as some thought-provoking discussion points for the whole family.

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GIVEAWAY

One winner will get Kidtoons Prize Pack including:
1 DVD (we have assorted Kidtoons DVD titles, so the specific title will be based on availability)

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{VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life DVD}

My kids and i have seen most of the Veggie Tales movies and this one is by far our favorite. Veggie Tales always has a positive message and this movie is no different. This movie reminds you that god does have a plan for you and everyone. We had a great time watching this as a family and i think even most adults can appreciate the message behind the movie. Be content, Life is more than a game…..

My daughter loved Stewart (Larry the Cucumber) and watched every minute of the movie and still wanted to watch it again. While my son was far more consumed with dancing and talking vegetables, he loved it as well. I think my oldest daughter even took something special away from this movie. This is a great family movie that everyone can enjoy. This movie is now available for $14.99 and would make a great stocking stuffer!

VeggieTales®: It’s a Meaningful Life DVD Teaches A Valuable Lesson in Being Content

Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release an all new VeggieTales® adventure, VeggieTales®: It’s a Meaningful Life, October 2 and October 5, 2010 in Christian and general market stores respectively. This fun and inspiring story of wonder shares valuable lessons in understanding one’s worth and importance, and in being content with what one already has rather than seeking out what others possess.

VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life includes an original new song from multi-GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman entitled “Meant To Be,” a brand new Silly Song called “Goodnight Junior,” and other family friendly bonus features. The It’s a Meaningful Life launch is supported by a comprehensive marketing and advertising campaign with licensing and promotional partners such as, Chuck E. Cheese’sÒ, GymboreeÒ, GundÒ, American GreetingsÒ, Show Hope, Family Life and more.

“We’re very excited to share It’s a Meaningful Life with VeggieTales fans and families everywhere,” said Greg Fritz, SVP of Sales & Marketing at Big Idea Entertainment. “So many of us often wonder what our lives would be like if we had all we ever dreamed of. This title takes parents and children on a journey that explores that question, and it ultimately helps us discover the beauty of how our lives affect those around us.”

Inspired by the It’s A Meaningful Life story, Steven Curtis Chapman notes, “The song is really shaped around, what I want to say, especially to children that wonder, ‘does my life have any meaning?’ To be able to say as I have said to so many orphans in China or even to my own children, ‘you are special, and you are meant to be because God has put us here.”
DVD Synopsis

It was the biggest football game of his life and Stewart (Larry the Cucumber) had a chance to win it all. Injured in one bad play, his hopes of playing in the Salad Bowl – and living a life of fame and fortune – are dashed forever. Years later, silly-but-sweet Stewart loves his family, friends and job at the toy train factory, but still wonders “what if” things had been different. When he meets a mysterious train conductor who can turn back time, Stewart gets a chance to have the life he always wanted. Will he finally find all he’s been looking for? And what does this mean for those he loves most? Find out in this story of wonder that’s a lesson in being content.

Bonus Features:

* Directors’ Audio Commentary
* Art Gallery
* Parents Guide presented by Family Life
* “Goodnight Junior” Silly Songs Sing-Along
* Visit a Train Museum with Larry
* Behind The Music of It’s a Meaningful Life—An Interview with Steven Curtis Chapman
* “Meant To Be” Music Video

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{Beauty & the Beast: Diamond Ed Blu-ray + DVD Combo+Coupon}

One of my personal favorite films of all time! Beauty and the Beast has been released again and i could not be more excited. We watched the newly released Beauty & the Beast: Diamond Ed. The picture, sound and quality couldn’t be better.This is one movie that my family and i watch often. My kids sing along to the songs and love all the characters . Both my girls just love Belle, my youngest dresses up in her Belle dress and princess shoes while we watch the movie. My sweet boy thinks Mrs.Potts is a hoot and my personal favorite is Cogsworth. Really all the characters are great and really make the movie. If you love this movie then you will be glad to know that it will be released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, arriving on a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD) October 5, followed seven weeks later with the release of a 2-Disc standard definition DVD on November 23. Go out and this movie, its better then ever and a true classic! You can get yourself a $10 off coupon here!

Burbank, Calif., March 29, 2010 – Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment (WDSHE) proudly announces the Blu-ray high-definition debut of Disney’s animated masterpiece, “>Beauty and the Beast on October 5, 2010.


Disney’s most requested film, “beauty and the beast” arrives for the first time on Blu-ray Hi-Def as the second installment to the company’s new Diamond Collection. The Blu-ray transformation reveals the magic, music and majesty of the film as never before experienced with state-of-the-art picture restoration, pristine 7.1 Digital Surround Sound and hours of additional viewing experiences that include behind the scenes features, deleted scenes, enhanced music tracks, immersive games and more.


The first of only two animated films ever to be nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture (the second is 2009’s Up), Beauty and the Beast earned six Academy Award® nominations and won two Oscars® in 1992 for Best Original Song (“Beauty and the Beast”) and Best Original Score.


Unavailable in any form since 2003, Beauty and the Beast will be released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, arriving on a Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (2 Blu-ray Discs + DVD) October 5, followed seven weeks later with the release of a 2-Disc standard definition DVD on November 23.


The Beauty and the Beast Blu-ray™ + DVD Combo Pack has a U.S. suggested retail price of $39.99 and the 2-Disc DVD set has a U.S. suggested retail price of $29.99.


Film Synopsis:
Set in and around a quaint French village during the late 18th century, Beauty and the Beast follows the fantastic adventures of Belle, a bright and beautiful young woman who finds escape from her ordinary life, and the advances of a boorish suitor, Gaston, by reading books. Meanwhile, off in a castle in the distance, a cruel young prince is cast under the spell of an enchantress who turns him into a tormented beast, while transforming his servants into animated household objects. In order to remove the curse, the Beast must discover a true love who will return his affection before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. When Belle’s inventor father stumbles upon the Beast’s castle and is taken prisoner, Belle comes to the rescue and agrees to take her father’s place. With the help of the castle’s enchanted staff, she sees beneath the Beast’s exterior and discovers the heart and soul of a human prince.


Film Accolades:
Beauty and the Beast received two Academy Awards® for music in 1992, three Golden Globes® for Best Motion Picture, Best Original Score and Best Original Song in 1992, and two Grammy Awards in 1993. Listed as number seven on the American Film Institute’s Top 100 Animated Films, Beauty and the Beast helped define Disney animation for a new generation as the second film in the “Disney Animation Renaissance” (1989-1999) which launched with “>The Little Mermaid and revitalized animated features by captivating mature audiences while still delighting young viewers.


Beauty and the Beast features a cast of top vocal talent. Veteran stage actress and singer Paige O’Hara is the voice of Belle, one of Disney’s most beloved and independent heroines, and Robby Benson (TV’s “American Dreams”) delivers a powerful portrayal of the Beast. Three-time Oscar®- nominated screen star (The Manchurian Candidate in 1963, The Picture of Dorian Grey in 1946, and Gaslight in 1945) and six-time Golden Globe® award winner (TV’s “Murder, She Wrote” in 1992, 1990, 1987 and 1985, The Manchurian Candidate in 1963, and The Picture of Dorian Grey in 1946), Angela Lansbury gives a bubbly performance as Mrs. Potts. The late Jerry Orbach (TV’s “Law and Order,” “House of Mouse”) shines as the voice of Lumiere, the passionate candelabra, and David Ogden-Stiers (TV’s “M*A*S*H,” Lilo & Stitch) is Cogsworth, the tightly-wound mantel clock who functions as the head of the household.


Beauty and the Beast was also the first Disney animated film to inspire a Broadway stage production by the same name. Highlighting the film’s music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, seven new songs were written for the stage musical. Beauty… was nominated for nine Tony Awards in 1994 and ran on Broadway for 5,464 performances until 2007, becoming Broadway’s sixth-longest running production in history.

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{Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs Under the Sea DVD}

Both my younger kids are huge Dinosaur Train fans. We watch every morning and my kids have learned so much from Buddy, Tiny , Shiny and Don. They make it fun for younger kids to learn about paleontology and science. Both my kids each have a favorite character and love playing the Dinosaur Train game online at pbskids.org . Dinosaur Train is one show i totally feel comfortable with my kids watching and often sit and watch with them. We had the chance to review a copy of Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs Under the Sea DVD. My kids were so excited and loved this DVD. It came packed with 8 episodes that my kids can watch anytime! The DVD includes these awesome episodes-

 Elmer Elasmosaurus
Carla cretoxyrhina
The Amazing Michelinoceras Brothers
Paulie Pliosaurus
Elmer Visits the Desert
Shiny’s Sea Shells
Jess Hesperornis
The Old Spinosaurus and the Sea

Get on board for fun and adventure when  DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaurs Under The Sea embarks on DVD August 24, 2010, from PBS KIDS and Paramount Home Entertainment.  Embracing preschoolers’ fascination with both dinosaurs and trains, the innovative series from The Jim Henson Company features incredible CGI animation and encourages basic scientific thinking and skills while teaching about natural science, natural history and paleontology.  Buddy, a preschool-aged Tyrannosaurus Rex, and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go for adventures on the Dinosaur Train to meet all kinds of dinosaurs in different eras and learn fascinating new facts about these incredible creatures.  A 2010 Parents Choice Silver Award Winner, DINOSAUR TRAIN has become a hit with parents and kids alike and its game page went full steam ahead to become the most visited page on pbskids.org.  The DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaurs Under The Sea  DVD includes eight exciting and whimsical adventures, as well as interactive games, coloring pages, a dinosaur reference guide and information for parents.  The DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99 U.S./$15.99 Canada.

You can find a copy on Amazon!

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