Friday, May 20, 2011

13 Wubbzy Saves The Day! Out on DVD NOW! {review + giveaway}

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May 22, 2011 8:27 PM
Everyone’s favorite cute and quirky yellow bendy-tailed character is back in action with “Wubbzy Saves The Day,” a brand new DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment available nationwide on May 3!  The high-energy title features six engaging episodes packed with age-appropriate lessons for preschoolers all about sharing, caring, being yourself and helping others.  And “Wubbzy Saves The Day” comes to the rescue with adorable special features including a fun printable growth chart.

In “Wubbzy Saves The Day,” viewers join Wubbzy as he hosts a bird-watching slumber party, has a memorable picnic in the park with Daizy and Widget and much more!  Plus, they’ll find out whether Wubbzy can help a lost group of baby “chirpees” find their way home or stop a snoozing “Moo Moo” from vesting kooky spells all over Wuzzleburg!  Complete with toe-tapping tunes that will get little ones moving, “Wubbzy Saves The Day” is a winning choice for any family’s DVD collection.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

31 Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - Mickey's Great Outdoors! Mickey Mote + DVD! In stores May 24th! {review + giveaway}

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We love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!  It's so special to have the Mickey Mote too.  It's really fun for the kids.  This is a great DVD for the summertime.  Especially if you are getting ready for a camping trip.  Your kids will definitely get into it with this DVD! 




Disney’s New Preschool DVD Provides Kids With The Ultimate On-The-Go Experience 
With Digital Copy And Hours Of Interactive Fun With The Mickey Mote! 

MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: MICKEY'S GREAT OUTDOORS
 Available Nationwide Beginning on Tuesday, May 24th  

And Inspires Kids To Enjoy Outdoor Activities Such As Camping, Fishing & Exploring Nature 


BURBANK, Calif., February 25, 2011 – For the first time with Digital Copy, this Mickey Mouse 
Clubhouse DVD is ready for the summer fun and on-the-go adventure!  Available on May 24th, Mickey 
Mouse and his famous pals (Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Goofy and Daisy) join efforts to inspire preschoolers 
around the country to enjoy the outdoors by camping, fishing and exploring nature in Walt Disney Studios 
Home Entertainment’s latest DVD release, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors.  

As a great value for parents and a fun, portable play set for kids, Disney has packaged Mickey Mouse 
Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors to include a DVD, a Digital Copy and a Mickey Mote –making this 
the ultimate Play Set. The Mickey Mote (a child-friendly handheld remote control) provides hours of 
interactive fun that allows kids to engage with their favorite Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters while 
watching Mickey’s Great Outdoors.  And the Digital Copy allows parents to download all the episodes 
onto a secondary device for easy, portable on-the-go access. 

Just in time to kick off the summer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Great Outdoors features four 
episodes from the “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” TV show plus one all-new, never-before-seen “Mickey’s 
Fish Story” episode and comes packaged as a special DVD Play Set (DVD + Digital Copy + Mickey 
Mote) that will retail nationwide for the suggested price of $29.99 U.S. / $35.99 Canada. 
 
MICKEY’S GREAT OUTDOOR EPISODE LIST: 
All-New, Never-Before-Seen Bonus Episode: 
 Mickey’s Fish Story - Daisy wants to find a fishy-friend for her goldfish Goldy – and 
we help her find other goldfish in the Jungle where we’re aided by the mysterious 
conga drummin’ Jungle-Pete!  Boom-boom-bap-boom!   
 Episodes From “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse” TV Show: 
 Mickey’s Camp Out - Today Mickey and his friends are going to earn Clubhouse 
“Camp Out Badges” by completing two tasks - setting up camp and fishing for Gummy 
Fish.  Everyone’s planning to camp with a “Tent Buddy”, but Donald decides to camp 
by himself – and he soon learns that camping with friends is much more fun than 
camping by yourself. 
 Mickey and Minnie’s Jungle Safari - Minnie is determined to snap a photo of the rare 
Hula Hibiscus that only blooms once a year.  So the sensational gang go off on a jungle 
safari and explore new territory to find this legendary flower.   
 Daisy in the Sky - On Balloon Day, Daisy grabs a large batch of balloons and gets 
literally carried away along with Minnie and Pluto, who couldn’t hold her down. 
Mickey, Donald and Goofy kick into high gear to save their friends: they use a Giant 
Candy Cane (to rescue Pluto), a Party Horn (to warn animals out of the way), a Piggy 
Bank (to weigh down one side of an elevator so that Mickey can reach the top of the 
lighthouse), and a Toy Hammer (to fix the Ferris wheel). 
 Daisy’s Grasshopper - Daisy has a new pet grasshopper named Wilbur, but the playful 
hoppin’ fella hops away – and we help all our Clubhouse friends hop after him and find 
him before the end of the day.  Boing-boing! 

ABOUT DISNEY’S 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 able to respond to questions 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.  
To date, there are more than 13 Disney Preschool DVD titles for parents to choose from that can be used 
with the remote control. 

Product Specifications: 



STREET DATE:  May 24, 2011 

Direct Prebook:  March 29, 2011 

Distributor Prebook:  April 12, 2011 

Suggested Retail Price: Mickey Mote Play Set includes DVD + Digital Copy + Mickey Mote = 

$29.99 U.S. / $35.99 Canada 

2-Disc Combo Pack includes DVD + Digital Copy = $19.99 U.S. / $24.99 

Canada 

Rated:    TV-Y 

    *Bonus materials not rated 

Run Time:   Approximately 120 minutes 

Aspect Ratio: Full screen (1:33:1) 

Sound: Dolby Digital Sound 

Languages: English, Spanish, French

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0 Gnomeo & Juliet DVD Release - May 24th! {review}

 I never had a chance to see this movie in theaters so I was so excited to be able to review it before it's release on May 24th!  This is a brilliant take on the classic Romeo & Juliet tale.  I loved it.  My husband loved it.  Most importantly, my kids loved it.  There is so much creativity involved.  Every time I look outside I feel as though my garden gnomes are just posing.  Patiently waiting for us to turn our backs so they can continue their fun!  Really great movie that everyone should add to their collection!
FEATURING NEW MUSIC FROM SIR ELTON JOHN 

Fall In Love With This Fresh And Funny Take On One  
Of The World’s Most Timeless Stories 

GNOMEO & JULIET 

Releases on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, Movie Download & On-Demand May 24th  


Only On Blu-ray For Fans To Enjoy: Two Really Cute Alternate Endings, 
Two Alternate Openings, Six Deleted Scenes and More! 


Burbank, Calif., April 1, 2011 – This coming summer to the U.S., don’t miss the chance to bring 
home GNOMEO & JULIET - the hilarious twist on William Shakespeare’s legendary tale Romeo & 
Juliet as you’ve never seen it before, perfect for the whole family.  Enter the secret world of garden 
gnomes and meet two adorable gnomes from completely different worlds who fight the odds to be 
together.  From a director of Shrek 2, and featuring fun, all-new music by Sir Elton John, the out- 
of-the-ordinary animated comedy GNOMEO & JULIET releases on Blu-ray™, Blu-ray 3D™, DVD, 
Movie Download and On-Demand – May 24, 2011. 

Uniquely packaged with families’ top of mind, GNOMEO & JULIET will be made available for 
purchase by Walt Disney Studios as either a 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 3D + 
DVD with Digital Copy), a 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) and/or a 1-Disc DVD. 
Disney Blu-ray Combo Packs provide families with an enhanced entertainment experience – with the 
value and flexibility to enjoy your favorite movies on a variety of platforms of choice.  

And for those who enjoy to learn more about the making of the film, GNOMEO & JULIET  discs  
come enclosed with never-before-seen bonus features including “Elton Builds A Garden,” “Frog 
talk with Ashley Jensen,”, “Crocodile Rock Music Video featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado.” 
And for those who purchase the Blu-ray Disc, it includes hours of extra exclusive bonus features 
including alternate endings, deleted scenes and more. 

“Makes you smile from start to finish.”  
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times 

GNOMEO & JULIET is brought to life by the extraordinary voices of Golden Globe nominee James 
McAvoy (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) as Gnomeo; Emily Blunt 
(The Devil Wears Prada) as Juliet; Academy Award winner Michael Caine (Inception) as Lord 
Redbrick; Jason Statham (The Trasnsporter franchise) as Tybalt; Ashley Jensen (TV’s Ugly Betty) 
as Nanette; Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as William Shakespeare; Ozzy Osbourne (TV’s The 
Osbournes) as Fawn and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter  franchise) as Lady Blueberry.  

“It’s family-friendly fun.”  
     Ashley Muldoon, OK! Magazine 

Bonus Features: 
DVD & Movie Download: 
Elton Builds a Garden 
Frog Talk with Ashley Jensen 
“Crocodile Rock” Music Video, featuring Elton John and Nelly Furtado  
Blu-ray: 
DVD Bonus plus: 
2 Alternate Endings with Filmmaker Introductions  
Deleted & Alternate Scenes with Filmmaker Introductions, including: 
o 1 Alternate Opening 
o 1 Alternate Scene 
o 6 Deleted Scenes  
The Fawn of Darkness, featuring Ozzy Osbourne  




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0 The Wild Thornberrys: Season 1 DVD set! Out in stores today! 5/17

I never watched much of this show, but now that I got to review it with my kids, I love it!  My oldest was totally into it.  I love the colors of the show, and the characters are so funny.  This is a great set to have!


 
 
PARAMOUNT HOME ENTERTAINMENT, NICKELODEON AND SHOUT! FACTORY ANNOUNCE AN AGREEMENT TO DISTRIBUTE SELECT CLASSIC NICK ANIMATED PROGRAMS ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™

First Title to be Fan-Favorite The Wild Thornberrys: Season One
 
DVD Arrives in Stores on May 17, 2011

NEWYORK – 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, 2011Produced 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 instores 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.
I received this 4-disc set to review.  I was in no way compensated for this post, and all opinions expressed here are my own. 
 

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Monday, May 16, 2011

0 My favorite family road trip! Twizzlers Landmark Summer !


 
We never really traveled many places.  Usually the cost of Florida, or Myrtle Beach.  But I did get to travel to NYC with my Mom when I was 13.  I loved it!  It was for a modeling convention so we were busy most of the time.  But we did get to site-see a bit.  We of course walked through Central Park, and visited the Statue of Liberty via boat.  It was amazing to see up close.  I would love to take my family now to NYC to experience the city life. 
 If you've ever been on a road trip you know how important it is to have snacks at all times! Twizzlers® Candy, the perfect on-the-go treat, is helping to sweeten family travel this summer with the Twizzlers Landmark Summer™ promotion. The promotion gives consumers the chance to win a trip to a well-known United States destination plus daily, road trip-themed prizes throughout the summer.
According to family travel expert Emily Kaufman, “The Travel Mom,” families are starting to think past the backyard “staycation” and are rediscovering the freedom of the open road. Kaufman shares the following tips for a fun and safe family road trip:

  • Create a boredom bag. Convert a hanging travel cosmetic case into a case full of fun and hang it from the seat back in front of the kids’ seats. Consider creating fun works of art with Twizzlers
    Pull ‘n’ Peel
    Candy before snacking on them!
  • Take your trip “online.” From GPS systems to phone applications, trips are no longer a navigation nightmare.
  • Think through the snacks you pack. Avoid packing snacks that are easy to spill like juice boxes or snacks that melt. Try plastic bottles with sports tops and bring along Twizzlers Candy or Twizzlers Nibs Candy – they are easy to share and don’t melt, making them the perfect car ride treat.
 
So wherever you decide to go this year, make sure to get some Twizzlers for the way!

I am entering a contest for a Twizzlers Landmark Summer promotion prize pack as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

60 Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides Giveaway!

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Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) finds himself on an unexpected journey to the fabled Fountain of Youth when a woman from his past
(Penélope Cruz) forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane).
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Rob Marshall, “Pirates of the Caribbean : On Stranger Tides” captures the fun, adventure and humor that ignited the hit franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3D™. Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed adventure. Crossing paths with the enigmatic Angelica (Penélope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the “Queen Anne’s Revenge,” the ship of the legendary pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know whom to fear more: Blackbeard or Angelica, with whom he shares a mysterious past. The international cast includes franchise vets Geoffrey Rush as the vengeful Captain Hector Barbossa and Kevin R. McNally as Captain Jack’s longtime comrade Joshamee Gibbs, plus Sam Claflin as a stalwart missionary and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey as a mysterious mermaid.


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