SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, swings onto Digital February 26 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on March 19 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Sony Pictures Animation.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the uniquely creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, the film offers a fresh vision of the Spider-Man universe with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind.

Bonus Materials Include:

  • We Are Spider-ManExploring and celebrating one of the key themes of the film, We Are Spider-Man takes a deep dive into the diversity of the characters and aspirational core that any person from any gender or cultural background can wear the mask.
  • Spider-Verse: A New DimensionWith a stunning visual style and state of the art animation designed to take the viewer into the pages of a comic, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is not only a love letter to comic books but a groundbreaking take on the super hero genre. Hear from the artists and filmmakers who pushed the boundaries of the artform as they discuss their journey.
  • The Ultimate Comics Cast: Enjoy this showcase of all of the fan favorite characters featured in the Spider-Verse and the spectacular cast who were chosen to bring them to life.
  • A Tribute to Stan Lee & Steve Ditko: Celebrate the amazing legacy and powerful spirit of the creators of Spider-Man.
  • The Spider-Verse Super-Fan Easter Egg Challenge: The Spider-Verse is loaded with Easter Eggs, from cameos to comics references. Fans are challenged to find them all!
  • Designing Cinematic Comics Characters: A breakdown of all aspects of the character design including costume, movement in animation, and distinct powers for each character.
    • Heroes & Hams: Meet the amazing Spider-people of the Spider-Verse. 
    • Scorpions and Scoundrels: Explore the classic villains whowreak havoc on the Spider-Verse.
  • Alternate Universe Mode: In this all-new viewing experience, discover alternate scenes, plotlines, characters, and more with the filmmakers as your guide.
  • 2 Lyric Videos
    • “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
    • “Familia”  by Nicki Minaj & Anuel AA (feat. Bantu)
  • All-New Original Short “Spider-Ham: Caught In a Ham” It’s another normal day for Peter Porker, a.k.a. the Spectacular Spider-Ham, fighting bad guys and loving hot dogs, until a mysterious portal starts messing with the very fabric of his cartoon reality.

4K Ultra HD Disc Includes:

  • Feature film presented with High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos sound
  • Also includes the film and special features on the included high-def Blu-ray

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Disclosure: Southern Carolina Family did not receive any form of compensation for this publication. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Little Mermaid 30th Anniversary Edition DVD

“The Little Mermaid,” dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel—along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula—is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HDand Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™on Feb. 26.

The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey. Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.”

The film was originally released in theaters on Nov. 15, 1989, and is the 28th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first in what many described as a new Disney animation renaissance.

“The Little Mermaid” is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”


  • Sing-Along Mode
  • Sing along to the movie in this sing-along version of the film.
  • Alan Menken & the Leading Ladies Song
  • From the voice of a mermaid to the tunes of a muse, the music of Alan Menken has scored the soundtrack for some of Disney’s most iconic leading ladies. Join Alan, Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas Singing Voice), Lillias White (Calliope) and Donna Murphy (Mother Gothel)as we celebrate the music of their films in honor of the one that started it all…“The Little Mermaid.”In this discussion, the ladies will share their memories of musically creating their characters with Alan, discuss what it means to be part of the Disney Princess/leading lady legacy and create new memories as they sing with Alan around a baby grand piano.
  • “What I Want From You…Is YOUR VOICE”
  • Enter the recording studio and get an inside look at the cast of “The Little Mermaid” in their original recording sessions.
  • Stories From Walt’s Office Gadgets & Gizmos
  • Like Ariel, Walt Disney was a collector of many different things from miniatures to early mechanical characters that inspired the invention of audio-animatronics. We take a look at some of the collections that Walt kept in his office in the third episode of this series.
  • #TreasuresUntold
  • Join Ruby Rose Turner and Olivia Sanabia from the Disney Channel Original Series “Coop and Cami Ask the World” as they take a deep dive to explore some hidden treasures and fun facts about Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
  • DCapella “Part of Your World”Music Video
  • Classic Bonus Features
  • Revisit four exciting bonus features from previous releases including deleted Character: Harold The MermanoUnder The Scene: The Art Of Live Action ReferenceoHoward’s LectureoAudio Commentary With Ron Clements, John Musker, and Alan Menken
  • Digital Exclusives
  • “Part of Your World” -A 30-Year Retrospective–Songwriter Alan Menken and Jodi Benson, the acting and singing voice of Ariel, sing the epitome of Disney “I Want” songs “Part of Your World” and discuss its impact since it was first heard 30 years ago.
  • Classic Bonus Features
  • Over 3 additional hours of previously released classic bonus features including Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs, Music Videos and more!

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Grab your copy of The Little Mermaid on Amazon.

Disclosure: This blog did not receive any compensation for this publication. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Benefits of Hiring Food Caterers for Parties

Benefits of Hiring Food Caterers for Parties

There was a time when organizing a party or an event was a troublesome task. It required huge attention from the part of the organizer. Every family member, even friends, and relatives, got involved in the management and organization of the event. But now, even large events can be easily hosted with the help of professional food caterers for parties. Let’s see how they help.

Why you Should Hire Food Caterers

Managing the food is one of the most important tasks when you are planning to host or organize a party. Food is something which the visitors pay a lot of attention to. It is just like a silver lining in the moon if there are several varieties of food and beverages in a party. This makes the party or the event more delightful for guests. You just cannot make such a huge variety of foods and drinks at home without the help of caters.

Undoubtedly, when the food is good, you have a positive vibe inside you as a host. This helps you keep yourself fresh and helps you interact with the guests in an efficient and better manner, instead of standing in the kitchen and making dishes.

There are many advantages and plus points of hiring food caterers for parties. Here are some of them discussed in detail.

Food caterers take away a lot of work load from you.

There was a time when people used to decide themselves what items they want to include in the menu of their party. They either cooked the dishes themselves or hired a cook to prepare them. People used to buy all the ingredients required themselves. This really was a very troublesome task was and a very big responsibility as well. But when you hire food caterers for parties, you don’t need to rush so much. The work has become hassle free. This has become possible only because food caterers arrange the ingredients themselves and cook the dishes in their own setting. This makes the host free from responsibilities, so that they can give more attention to their guests, decorations and other things involved in the event.

They provide a wide range of options in dishes and beverages

In terms of food and beverages, there are a lot of options that food caterers for parties can offer. These options enable a huge variety in your menu. Every food caterer now gives you an array of options to choose from. You just need to select the dishes that you want to serve in your eventful bash. Once you select the dishes, the caterers will solely manage everything from cooking to serving.

No wastage of food, time and money

One of the best things about hiring food caterers for parties is that the food is never wasted. The food is prepared as per the number of guests who have turned up. You have to pay only that much amount as per the guests arrived and food consumed. If you had bought the ingredients yourself and prepared the dishes on your own, and if the expected number of guests do not arrive, all the extra food would have gone wasted, and you would have ended up with so many unnecessary expenses. With food caterers, even if some food remains unconsumed, they take care of the leftovers and put it to good use.


Food caterers for parties have really reduced the amount of work and responsibility from hosts. They are experienced professionals who can help hosts to manage their parties very easily and effectively. As we know, food is a very essential component of any party irrespective of everything. Therefore, it needs special attention which is aptly undertaken by food caterers.

About the author:

I am Melissa Hamler, an experienced and professional blogger. I love to write blog on various topics, like: catering, food, home improvement, business, health etc. You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter for more updates.

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FIRST MAN on Blu-ray & DVD


Based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen and from visionary filmmaker Damien Chazelle, FIRST MAN is the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, the film explores the triumphs and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues and the nation itself—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.


  1. Deleted Scenes
  2. Shooting for the Moon – Take an intimate look at the production of FIRST MAN and the collaborative relationship between Director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling.
  3. Preparing to Launch – It’s difficult to believe that FIRST MAN is the first major feature film to tell the journey of Apollo 11. Hear from Director Damien Chazelle and his cast why now is the time to tell the story of this historic event.
  4. Giant Leap in One Small Step – A heroic character study, FIRST MAN sheds light on all the hard working individuals that got us to the moon and back.
  5. Mission Gone Wrong – Watch as Ryan Gosling reenacts a test piloting sequence gone terribly wrong. Go behind the scenes to see how he trained to nail the landing, performing the majority of his own stunts.
  6. Putting You In the Seat – Through the use of innovative technology, most of FIRST MAN was shot in-camera. Take an in-depth look behind the lens of this epic film.
  7. Recreating the Moon Landing – Filmed in IMAX to show the vastness of the moon, find out all that it took to recreate the most famous moment in NASA history.
  8. Shooting at NASA – Hear from Ryan Gosling and Director Damien Chazelle on how shooting at NASA brought unparalleled authenticity to FIRST MAN.
  9. Astronaut Training – Go behind the scenes of the three-day boot camp each of the actors underwent prior to filming FIRST MAN.
  10. Feature Commentary with Director Damien Chazelle, Screenwriter Josh Singer and Editor Tom Cross

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Disclosure: This blog received a sample for the above publication. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Playtime With Puppy Dog Pals DVD!

Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals

Adorable puppy brothers Bingo and Rolly are back!

Join the doggy duo on amazing missions: deep-sea diving in the Great Barrier Reef, fetching a four-leaf clover in Ireland, running all over Down Under, and much more! Then, meet their brand-new puppy pal Keia in two exciting bonus episodes! Packed with action, music and a ton of silly fun, these playtime adventures will leave you howling with laughter! 

Bring home the adventure on Disney DVD January 22nd. Grab your copy now.

Puppies at Play, Saving the Day!

Puppy Dog Pals

I received a complimentary copy of Puppy Dog Pals on DVD in exchange for an honest review. When I received my copy by mail my boys were like we are too big for this show. I told them no worries I am taking to Hawks nest where I work with kids K-3-8th grade after school and we are going to watch on a rainy day. The kids ages 3 to 3rd grade loved this!!!

When the kids saw me with the DVD they started cheering because they love Rolly and Bingo. As we sat in the cafeteria watching each show the kids couldn’t wait for the next episode. This DVD is packed full of fun and playful episodes that keeps the kids wanting more. I even enjoyed watching these two playful pups go on their adventures with friends along the way.


  • The Great Pug-scape / Luck of The Pug-ish
  • Scuba-Doggies / Walking the Bob
  • Captain Rolly / The Coolest Dogs in Town
  • The Legend of Ol’ Snapper / Adventures in Puppy-Sitting
  • Bob’s Boomerang / Fetch That Fish
  • Bonus: Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 2:
  • A New Pup in Town / The Last Pup-icorn
  • Keia’s New Doghouse / The Fang Fairy
  • 8 “Playtime with Puppy Dog Pals” shorts

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Disclosure: This blog did receive a review copy of the above-mentioned product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch on Digital 1/22 and Blu-ray 2/5


Dr. Suess’ The Grinch is based on Dr. Suess’ beloved tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships.

The new home entertainment edition contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions.


  • Who’s Who in Who-ville (interactive map) – There are so many interesting characters that call Who-ville home that it’s hard to keep track of them all. This “Who’s Who” pop-up book uses animation to create a virtual storybook that takes us from Who-ville to Mt. Crumpit.
  • “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” Lyric Video – Tyler, The Creator puts a modern spin on the Seussian Christmas classic.


  • Yellow is the New Black – Before they all make their big escape from prison in Despicable Me 3, a couple of lucky Minions get a taste of freedom as they break free with the help of one of their fellow human inmates.
  • Dog Days of Winter – Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.
  • Santa’s Little Helpers – Fan favorites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! Having been accidently dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves.


  • The Making of the Mini-Movies – Mini in size but not in heart, these short films are fan favorites. From the Grinch and Max to the Minions – you’ll explore the themes of each of the mini-movies through the eyes of the filmmakers who made them.
  • From Green to Screen – It takes a lot to bring grumpy green to your home screen. This inside look at the making of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch features interviews and behind-the-scenes moments with the cast, filmmakers and artists whose hearts have all grown three sizes bringing this classic tale to life.
  • Illuminating THE GRINCH – Using filmmaker and cast interviews, concept art and progression reels, we take a behind-the-scenes look at how the characters evolved from initial sketches to fully realized characters.
  • My Earliest GRINCH Memories – The cast and filmmakers of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch reveal their earliest memories of the grumpy green character and the enduring appeal of this Christmas curmudgeon’s journey to redemption.
  • Grinchy Gadgets – From his body-size blow dryer to his moving mechanical chair, from his catapult to his dog drone-rig and more… you’ll get to explore the wondrous world of Grinch’s gadgets.
  • “I Am The Grinch” Lyric Video – A stylized look at Tyler, The Creator’s original song created just for the film. 
  • Songs From His Little Heart – Take a deep dive into the toe tapping beats of Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch. From score to specialty songs, you’ll hear from the film’s A-list musicians on what it took to create the music behind the movie.
  • X-mas Around the World – Every culture practices Christmas in a slightly different way. We’ll highlight some of the more fun permutations of the holiday around the globe.
  • Cindy-Lou’s Yule Log – Nothing says the holidays quite like an animated fireplace blasting fake heat from your living room television. Just in time for winter, we’ll recreate Cindy-Lou’s living room on Christmas Eve for all to enjoy.
  • Production Babies – A celebration of the babies born to the filmmakers during the production of Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch.
  • Any Who Can Draw – Hosted by an Illumination artist and head of story Mark O’Hare, you’ll see step-by-step how to draw some of your favorite characters from this beloved holiday classic; Grinch, Max and Fred!

Disclosure: This blog did not receive any form of compensation for this publication. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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