Thursday, December 6, 2012

Groovy Girls: Cali Candy Cane #Giveaway

I know that my family and I are so excited for Christmas. We are going to be traveling out of state to visit family and it's a pretty long car ride. I am always looking for cuddly toys and things for my daughter to take in the car to make the ride more bareable for her. You can imagine how excited I was to be contacted by Manhattan Toy to review their new Groovy Girl doll, Cali Candy Cane!!!

 I have always loved the Groovy Girls, I think they are SOOO cute, and we absolutely LOVE Cali!!! When my daughter opened the package she was SO excited!!! This is such an adorable Holiday doll. My favorite thing was her hair, it has red in it to match her dress!!!

I think BR is in love with this doll!!!

Cali is geared for kids ages 3 and up, so it is perfect for your little ones. And I think that it would be an awesome stocking stuffer for any little girl. You can find Cali online at Manhattan Toy or at your local specialty store!   OR Manhattan Toy has been generous enough to offer one of my readers a chance to win their very own Cali Candy Cane!!!!

Here's How!!!

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Giveaway ends 10/13/2012

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Santa Paws 2

A new litter of adorable talking pups arrives in time for the holidays!

From the Creators of the Disney Buddies Franchise Comes the All-New Heartwarming and Hilarious Movie Starring the Most Adorable Talking Pups on the Planet!


The New Litter Arrives This Holiday Season on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and HD Digital on November 20, 2012

Burbank, Calif. — From the creators of the #1 live-action, direct-to-video Disney Buddies franchise, comes “SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS,” an all-new heartwarming and hilarious adventure starring a brand new litter of the most adorable talking Great Pyrenees pups! Premiering on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on November 20, 2012, “SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS” is the perfect film for the entire family to enjoy this coming Holiday Season!
The film will be available for purchase at retail stores nationwide as a 2-Disc Blu-rayTM Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S., a 1-Disc DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S., and via High Definition Digital for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S..

About the Film:
The North Pole has a new litter of playful pups! However, when the frisky foursome—Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble—practically destroy Santa’s Workshop with their mischievous gamboling, they realize the best way to prove that they’re responsible enough to become Santa’s Helpers is to show how well they can spread the Christmas spirit all by themselves. With help from a magic crystal, they start granting everyone’s wishes. But their good intentions backfire when one unhappy boy asks that Christmas go away forever! With his wish impetuously fulfilled, and the joyous spirit quickly disappearing from the planet, Mrs. Claus and the pups have to find a way to reverse the spell—or risk losing Christmas forever.

About The Pups:
This cute litter consists of three female pups and one male pup. HOPE is the daring tomboy who wears a backwards red cap and rarely looks before she leaps. JINGLE is the diva with a bell on her collar who loves to sing, but can’t carry a tune. CHARITY is the girliest and most self-centered of the pups, with a mistletoe barrette, who has yet to learn the meaning of her name. And NOBLE is the mischievous only brother and self-appointed leader who is distinguished by a cheeky black spot around his eye.

About the Cast & Filmmakers:
SANTA PUPS” stars Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels), Danny Woodburn (Mirror, Mirror; The Search for Santa Paws), Pat Finn (Spooky Buddies), Kaitlyn Maher (Treasure Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws), Josh Feldman (The Closer), George Newbern (The Father of the Bride), Obba Babatunde (Broadway version of Dream Girls) as human characters.
The pups are voiced by Marlowe Peyton (Applebaum) as Jingle, Tatiana Gudegast (Spooky Buddies) as Hope, Aidan Gemme (Treasure Buddies) as Noble, and G. Hannelius (Treasure Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws) as Charity. And additional canines are voiced by Tom Everett Scott (Air Bud) as the voice of Santa Paws, Bonnie Somerville (The Ugly Truth) as Mrs. Paws, Richard Kind (Santa Buddies) as Eddy, the head elf dog, Trevor Wright (Air Buddies) as Baxter the scruffy mutt and Josh Flitter (Santa Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws) as Brutis, an unlikely friend for the Pups.
The film is directed by Robert Vince, written and produced by Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts, original music is by Brahm Wenger (The Search for Santa Paws, Treasure Buddies), Animal Coordinator is Mark Forbes (We Bought a Zoo, Treasure Buddies) and the choreographer is Mark Swanhart (Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion in Las Vegas).

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About The Popular Disney Buddies Franchise:

Since the 1997 big-screen debut of the sports-minded Golden Retriever star “Buddy,” audiences loved the high-stakes antics in the “AIR BUD” movie series with its fantastic sports-themed adventures including basketball, football, soccer, volleyball and even America’s national pastime – baseball!

A quintet of adorable talking puppies followed the “Bud” movies in 2006, with the highly- anticipated launch of the BUDDIES series with “AIR BUDDIES” – and so the puppy craze began! “SNOW BUDDIES” released in 2008, “SPACE BUDDIES” in 2009, “SANTA BUDDIES: THE LEGEND OF SANTA PAWS” in 2009, “THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS” in 2010, “SPOOKY BUDDIES” in 2011 and “TREASURE BUDDIES” in 2012.

For the past four years in a row, these films have remained as the #1 best-selling, live- action direct-to-video movies in the family category.

Check out this video clip!

My Review! 
My daughter LOVES dogs. And when I say LOVES, I mean that she has BEGGED for a dog for the past year and a half. She is only 5. So I just knew that she would love this movie! And I was right. She is beginning to get into the Christmas spirit, so when I showed her there was a Christmas movie with puppies in it, it was all over. The television was hers for the rest of the afternoon. I love all the Christmas music in the movie. I think that it was a very adorable movie for the family and I am pretty sure that it will remain a holiday favorite for a long time. 

*Disclaimer*  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

I know it may be a little early, but I think I am getting Christmas fever! I saw a super cute pin on Pinterest and decided to try it out! Super easy!!! The original link can be found HERE (which is a super cute blog called Andrew and Hilary) Thanks for the idea!!!!

Here is my version of the Snowman Fridge!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ET on BluRay!!!!

In Celebration ofUniversal Studios’ 100th Anniversary,
One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time Comes toBlu-ray for the First Time Ever
Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™ October 9, 2012

  • The E.T. Journals:  In this all-new bonus feature, retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award®-winning cinematographer John Toll.   This piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on the set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.
  • Steven Spielberg & E.T.:  Watch an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.
  • E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
  • E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi
  • Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie
  • Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
  • Production Photographs
  • Marketing E.T.
  • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
  • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
  • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
  • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
  • Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • BD-LIVE™:  Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!


Steven Spielberg’s Unforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, AcademyAward®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray October 9, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, an all-new interview with director Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuring never-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.
In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial became the biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking #1 over 16 different weekends. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remains the fourth most successful movie of all-time1 in the United States. Nominated for nine Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four statuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams’ (Jaws) memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’s Angels), Henry Thomas (Dear JohnLegends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, “Sons and Daughters”) and Peter Coyote (“Law & Order: LA,” Jagged Edge).

 “When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modernmovie history,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “A global cultural phenomenon—and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day—E.T. brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-rayTM.”

·      Deleted Scenes: Two scenes from 2002 version of the film.
·      A Look Back:  A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film. 
·      The E.T. Reunion:  The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film.
·      The Evolution and Creation of E.T.:  From idea to screenplay, throughcasting and making the film. 
·      The Music of E.T.:  A Discussion with John Williams:  Interviews and footage focused on the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.
·      The 20th Anniversary Premiere:  Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T.   This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.
·      Original Theatrical Trailer
·      Special Olympics TV spot
·     Designs, Photographs and Marketing
·      UltraViolet:  The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.  Currently available in the United States only.
·      Digital Copy:  The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners.
·      pocket BLU App:  The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.

·      Steven Spielberg & E.T.
·      Deleted Scenes
·      A Look Back
·      The E.T. Reunion

Universal is also partnering with leading independent games publisher Chillingo to publish E.T.: The Green Planet for the iTunes App Store. Inspired by a novel based on a story by Steven Spielberg, players travel with E.T. to his home planet, explore and build extraordinary intergalactic botanical gardens, and share their experiences with friends.

When an imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’s most endearing friendships, as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelous creature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents can capture him.

My Review:  I have ALWAYS loved this movie. I was so excited to be able to share it with my daughter. She sat down and watched it twice!! She loves it now as much as I do. My husband and I sat down with her and had a family movie night. I think that this is one of the best movies of all time and I am soooo excited that it came out on DVD and BluRay!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Blogger Event!!! Check it out!

Check out this awesome Blogger Event going on! Head on over to Locomotion of Expressions for all the info!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bones: The Complete Seventh Season #Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Bones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-Ray & DVD!!!!

What a great show, right??? I loved all this information on the TV Moms!!! Check out these interesting facts!

Enter to win at the bottom of this post!!!!
Giveaway Ends 10/18/12
Giveaway open to US Residents only

Bones: The Complete Seventh Season out on Blu-ray & DVD on October 9th

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TV Moms: On-screen& Off-screen

In Season 7 of Bones, Brennan welcomes her most challenging role yet when she becomes a first time mother.  When Actress Emily Deschanel announced her pregnancy in the season before, the writers found a way to combine Deschanel’s real life news and her alter-ego’s storyline. In this feature, we will take a look at other actresses who’s real life pregnancy intertwined with their characters’ on-screen lives. 



When Jennifer Garner was pregnant with her first child, Violet, the pregnancy was worked into the final season of Alias, making kick-ass Sydney Bristow one spy with a bun in the oven.



Lisa Kudrow’s real-life pregnancy was written into the 4th and 5th season of Friends.  However, instead of making the actress give birth to a baby of her own, the writers crafted a storyline where she became the surrogate mother to her brother’s triplets.  


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When Alyson Hannigan became pregnant with her second child, her character Lily on How I Met Your Mother was already expecting so the writers didn’t have to change much with the story line.  Talk about perfect timing!



The writers of Mad Men took a different route when January Jones announced her pregnancy. Instead of making her character, Betty Draper, pregnant, Jones made her character fat by creating a story line about a tumor in her thyroid.  A fat suit was brought in to cover Jones’ bump and perpetuate the “fat” character arch in the season



Life certainly imitated art when Jenna Fischer announced she was expecting first child with her husband, Lee Kirk.  Fischer, who plays Pam inThe Office, was already scheduled to give birth to a second child in the show after Pam and Jim had a little Valentine’s Day lovin’.  The story line was already in place and but it was only when Fischer shot the episode did she find out she was really preggers. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Beyond Bedding ~ Giveaway!!!

I don't know about you, but I always want my little girls room to be just right. Now that she is old enough, she can help pick out the things that she would like in her room. When I asked her what she wanted her response was "I want a pink and black and white room." Well, I looked and looked and most of the choices were not that great. Most were too old looking (She is only 5), or they were just not cute.

When I was chosen to work with Beyond Bedding, I was beyond excited! I had found a beautiful kids comforter set online, and had been looking at it for a while. Beyond Bedding had the exact one that I had been keeping my eye on! It is a beautiful  kids comforter set by Jo-Jo Designs. I love everything made by them, but this one was perfect for her pink, black, and white theme. Here is the picture from their website.

Beautiful isn't it???

Well I am going to tell you right now that this comforter is just as pretty in person as it is in the picture. The twin sized set comes with the comforter, bed skirt, pillow sham, and window valence! I love the fact that it comes with the window valence. I feel like that ties the whole room together. Here are some pics of the comforter on her bed!

I think it is super cute! And she really loves it! I don't have pictures of the valence and the bed skirt. We are actually in the process of getting my daughter a new bed and redoing her whole room. But when it is all put together it will look awesome!!!

Another thing that I really loved about Beyond Bedding is that they offer Custom Children's Bedding. You can actually go in and design your own comforter set. I will have to admit, I played with this quite a bit to see what all I came up with. It was super neat. All in all I think that Beyond Bedding is an awesome place to find the bedding that will make your rooms look great. I would definitely tell people to check them out when shopping for bedding sets!!!

Right now Beyond Bedding is having an awesome giveaway! 10 children's bedding sets are up for grabs!!! The contest will run from September 20 through October 10. All you have to do is follow the directions on the form below to be entered to win!!!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Simpsons Make a Splash in 11 Cities This Summer!

America’s Favorite Family Joins with Palace Entertainment for Water Park Takeovers
Beginning today, TV’s longest-running scripted show, The Simpsons, is hitting the road in collaboration with Palace Entertainment Water Parks to host a themed takeover in 11 cities nationwide from August 8-26, 2012. Dive-in and celebrate the summer along with The Simpsons and be the first to ride a Springfield donut inner tube that would make even Homer jealous! Fans can also join the family for some great photos with the Simpsons, water park style!
For more information, follow @FoxHomeEnt on Twitter or go to
“The Simpsons Celebrate Summer” Cities and Water Parks:
Date                ​​​Water Park​                Address
August 8​​         Raging Waters                 111 Raging Waters Dr.  San Dimas, CA 91773   
August 10​       Raging Waters                 ​​2333 S White Rd.  San Jose, CA 95148
August 11​       Waterworld​​                       1950 Waterworld Pkwy. Concord, CA 94520
August 12​       Raging Waters​                 1600 Exposition Blvd.  Sacramento, CA 95815
August 16​​       Noah’s Ark​                        1410 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy.  Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
August 18​​       Sandcastle​                        1000 Sandcastle Dr. Homestead, PA 15120
August 19​​       Idlewild & Soakzone​        2582 Rte 30  Ligonier, PA 15658
August 21​​       Water Country​​                   2300 Lafayette Rd.  Portsmouth, NH 03801
August 22​       Lake Compounce​             822 Lake Ave.  Bristol, CT 06489
August 24​       Splish Splash​                    2549 Splish Splash Dr.  Calverton, NY 11933
August 26​       Wet ‘n Wild                        ​3910 South Holden Rd.  Greensboro, NC 27406
Guests can cool down, enjoy The Simpsons Summer Celebration at these exciting Water Parks, and continue the fun at home withThe Simpsons on Blu-ray and DVD. Fans can enjoy exclusive footage and special features available only on these releases. The Simpsons Seasons 1-14 are currently available; Season 15 will be released on December 4, 2012.
About The Simpsons
The longest-running scripted show in television history, THE SIMPSONS exploded into a cultural phenomenon in 1990 and has remained one of the most groundbreaking and innovative entertainment franchises, recognizable throughout the world. Matt Groening created the iconic family: Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie. Currently in production on its record-annihilating 24th season, THE SIMPSONS celebrated their historic 500th episode in February 2012. The series has won 27 Emmy Awards, been the subject of a hit feature film, created “Krustyland,” a revolutionary virtual coaster – The Simpsons Ride – at Universal Studios, received a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, been honored with five U.S. postal stamps personally designed by Matt Groening, and named the “Best Show of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine.   

The Simpsons is a Gracie Films Production in association with 20th Century Fox Television. James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, and Al Jean are the executive producers. The Gracie Films Worldwide Brand Division develops and produces the Blu-ray and DVD collections for the series. Film Roman, a Starz Media company, is the animation house.

The Lorax wants you to Draw Something!!!

The Lorax Wants You to  "Draw Something"  to help local schools! 

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax will appear for one week as a subject to be drawn in Draw Something. Players will also be provided a free Dr. Suess’ The Lorax color palette, typically earned through credits or purchased by the player, to be used in all game play. Additionally, Words With Friends will feature special Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax words to play during this  promotion to benefit local schools across the United States.

Also check out this clip from the all new movie, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Do you play Draw Something? If not you should totally check it out!!! It's like Pictionary on your phone, but way cooler!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dr. Seuss ~ The Lorax ~ Fun Activity Sheet!

The Lorax is coming on DVD August 7!!! I am super excited about this, as I love all things Seuss. My daughter is going to get this movie for her birthday! SHHHH!!!! It's a surprise!

Click to download this fun activity sheet!!!


Be sure to check out Dr. Seuss' The Lorax coming to DVD and Blu-Ray combo packs on August 7!

Nickelodeon Celebrates the Olympics

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“Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure” Premieres at 7:00 PM
Followed by “Team Umizoomi: The Umi Games,” at 7:30 PM
Heidi Klum to Appear in New Team Umizoomi Spot about Math Debuting Aug. 19

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 – Nickelodeon continues to celebrate a sports-filled summer with new primetime specials of preschool favorites Dora the Explorer and Team Umizoomi on Monday, Aug. 13.  First, Dora gets the chance to perform a special ribbon dance in “Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure,” at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT).  Then, the mighty miniature math superheroes, Team Umizoomi, go for the gold in “Team Umizoomi: The Umi Games,” at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Additionally, a new spot featuring Heidi Klum and Team Umizoomi will premiere Sunday, Aug. 19 on Nick Jr.  In the spot, the heel of Klum’s shoe is not even with the other and Umi Team member Milli uses her measuring tape ponytails to add inches to it, illustrating the series’ message that math can be used to solve everyday problems. 

In “Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure,” Dora and Boots are practicing for the Fantastic Gymnastics Show when Dora gets a special delivery – a beautiful rainbow ribbon.  This means that Dora gets to start the show with her ribbon dance!  But Swiper comes in and swipes the ribbon and the show can’t start until Dora gets it back.  Dora and Boots set out on an adventure to find the ribbon so she can perform her special routine. 

In “Team Umizoomi: The Umi Games,” Team Umizoomi are getting ready to play in the biggest sports event around - The Umi Games!  The Umi Team will have to go up against the strong, fast, and very agile Sports Robots in four different sports – soccer, swimming, basketball and biking.  Milli, Geo and Bot will use their Mighty Math Powers, including counting and identifying shapes, in order to outsmart the robot athletes and win the trophy.

At, Nickelodeon's award-winning website for parents and preschoolers, sports fans of all ages can play the new Umizoomi Bike Race Game and Dora Gymnastics Game.  Kids can make a rainbow ribbon craft and printable gymnastics medals. Plus, parents can upload videos of their kids' fantastic gymnastics moves for a chance to see them online and TV during the on-air event. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Get Ready for School with Thomas & Friends ~ DVD Giveaway

On Track To Learning In This All-New Back-To-School Release!
Available On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand
 July 10, 2012 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment 

Thomas and his engine friends are taking you right to the head of the class in the all-new, releaseThomas & Friends®: Schoolhouse Delivery, available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand July 10, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Get ready to learn about loyalty, friendship and fun with the engines on Sodor with special deliveries and new adventures on the tracks.

For over 65 years, the award-winning Thomas & Friends has taught timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting generations of children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. 


School’s in session and there are important lessons to be learned on the Island of Sodor. Diesel gets a hero’s welcome when he makes a Really Useful delivery to the schoolhouse. Percy gets a lesson in responsibility after he runs into trouble trying to be like the bigger engines! Henry gets trained in how to handle health and safety emergencies; while Hiro teaches Thomas about his happy homeland. Join the Steam Team for a bright journey to the Head of the Class!

Episodes include:
·                             “Diesel’s Special Delivery”
·                             “Being Percy”
·                             “Henry’s Health and Safety”
·                             “Happy Hiro”

·                             “Guess Who?” Puzzles

Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created by a father for his son over 65 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages.  The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation. 

For the 11th consecutive year, Thomas & Friends® was the number one license in the preschool toys category in the United States, according to The NPD Group, Inc. Thomas & Friends also holds the #1 spot for overall top preschool property in the US, and it was a top 10 property in the entire toy industry for 2011.  The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas ranking as the top toy property in the UK for the past 12 years, and also holds the number one preschool toy license in theUKGermany and Australia.


Type:  TV on DVD
Rating: NR
Genre: Children/Family/Ages 2-5
Closed Captioned: English
Format: 4x3 Full Screen (1.33:1)
DVD Feature Running Time: 48 minutes
DVD Audio Status: English, Spanish and French 2.0 Dolby Digital

In My Opinion:

Thomas the Train is a wonderful cartoon for kids. My daughter was never really into it, or so I thought. When we received this DVD in the mail, she flipped out! She just HAD to watch it right away! She has quite a collection of DVDs and I have to say, this is one of her most favorites. She absolutely loves Thomas and all his friends, and Sir Toppam Hat. I think this is an excellent movie for both boys and girls to watch as you are trying to prepare them for back to school!

You can win a copy of Thomas and Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery!!!

Giveaway Rules:
Giveaway ends 08/03
Open to US Residents only
For any questions please see Official Rules

Mirror Mirror Review


 Directed by visionary filmmaker Tarsem Singh (Immortals)
, MIRROR MIRROR is a visually-spectacular, fresh and funny 
retelling of the classic Snow White legend. This family comedy features a star-studded cast including Academy Award®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen, breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Golden Globe® nominee Nathan Lane as the hapless bungling servant to the Queen. The film also stars Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) as the King and Mare Winningham (Brothers) as Baker Margaret and showcases the stunning costumes from Academy AwardĂ‚®-winning designer Eiko Ishioka (Dracula).

The Blu-ray includes sparkling extras including a behind-the-scenes featurette, a toe-tapping dance-along to the reworked Nina Hart song "I Believe in Love" performed by the film's Collins that plays over the end credits, interactive digital storybook, deleted scenes and much more.

MIRROR MIRROR tells the story of Snow White (Collins), a princess in exile and the evil Queen (Roberts) who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film is produced by Bernie Goldmann (300), Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) and Brett Ratner (Rush Hour franchise). MIRROR MIRROR'S screen story was written by Melisa Wallack, and the screenplay was written by Marc Klein and Jason Keller.

MIRROR MIRROR was theatrically released by Relativity Media and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD June 26 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

MIRROR MIRROR DVD Special Features: 

MIRROR MIRROR Blu-ray Special Features: All of the DVD Special Features, plus... 

• "I Believe in Love" Dance-along
• Mirror Mirror Interactive Storybook
• Deleted Scenes
    • "Alternate Opening"
    • "So You Are From Valencia?"
    • "I Need Meat"
    • "Snow White is Dead"
    • "Thank You For Coming"
• Digital Copy of the film

In My Opinion:

We really loved this movie! My daughter is not quite 5, and she is not one of those kids who will only watch Cartoons, so I knew she would at least give this a shot. She loves fairy tales and has the original Disney version of Snow White which she likes a lot. We watched this movie together and I have to say, it is the best family friendly non-animated movie that I have seen in a long time! My daughter is one of those kids who will literally watch a movie over and over and over (back to back with no break in between) so I am sure after about a week she will be able to recite every word!

If you are looking for a great family movie be sure to take a look at this one!!!

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