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.

Episodes:

  • 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

UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH ILLUMINATION’S HEARTWARMING TALE FOR ALL SEASONS.

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.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD:

  • 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.

MINI-MOVIES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • 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.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, 3D BLU-RAYTM, BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL:

  • 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.

GOOSEBUMPS 2 on DVD & Blu-ray! #Goosebumps2

Based on the best-selling book series by R.L. Stine and starring Wendi McLendon-Covey, Chris Parnell and Ken Jeong

GOOSEBUMPS 2

Coming to Blu-ray & DVD January 15th

Bonus Features Include a Gag Reel, Three Deleted Scenes, Five Featurettes and 3 “Slappy-oke” Sing Alongs

You’re in for a fun scare when GOOSEBUMPS 2 debuting on Digital and available via the Movies Anywhere App on December 25 and coming to Blu-ray and DVD January 15.

Synopsis:

Be careful what you wish for. With their after school junk business, best friends Sonny and Sam hope to find treasure in other people’s trash. But when cleaning out the old Stine house, they open a locked book that frees a supernatural nightmare- Slappy! Now, with the help of Sonny’s sister Sarah, they’re in a race against time to get the sinister dummy and all the creatures he’s brought to life back into the pages before he unleashes total pandemonium!

Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

§  Gag Reel

§  Three Deleted Scenes:

§  Five Featurettes

  • “Thrills & Chills – The Making of Goosebumps 2”
  • “Meet The Monsters”
  • “Science With Slappy”
  • “Junk Brothers – Call Now”
  • “Slappy’s Audition”

§  Three Slappy-Oke Sing Alongs

GOOSEBUMPS 2 has a run time of approximately 120 minutes and is rated PG for scary creature action and images, some thematic elements, rude humor and language.

Christmas may be over but there is always a Slappy Baking Time.

Slappy’s Holiday Thumbprint Cookies.

Bake them if you dare! Frightfully delicious.

Slappy's Holiday Thumbprint Cookie Recipe
https://www.dropbox.com/s/avvvm6y3wrrikps/GOOSEBUMPS_RECIPE_thumbprint%20cookies.pdf?

Be on the lookout for our upcoming review on Goosebumps 2.

Have you seen Goosebumps 2? What are your thoughts?

9 Enjoyable Ways to Keep the Kids Busy Without Spending A Fortune

No matter the age of your children finding productive and budget-friendly things to do can be quite challenging. Below are 9 ways (that won’t cost a fortune) you can use on any day of the week to ensure your kids (or you) don’t go stir crazy.

Indoor Camp Out

What kid doesn’t love to pretend play and make their dreams come true? What they would love even more is actually bringing their imagination to life. Bringing the camping inside is just the fun they may be looking for.

For this activity you will need a tent, a real one will do or one made from sheets is good too. Pretend to light a fire and eat freeze-dried foods. You could also make indoor s’mores very easily at your stove or in your microwave. Be sure to get the sleeping bags and ghost stories ready for a fun night under the ‘stars’.

Indoor Obstacle Course

Sometimes it’s just simply too cold or rainy to get out of the house. Bad weather or not kids need to be able to have the space to release all of the energy they have.  Creating an obstacle course in your home is fun for everyone.

Try making the string laser course like you see in the movies for your kids. All you really will need is lots of string to create the course and then your kids can collect the objects you already have at home and put them in baskets at either end of the course.

Give Them Lots of Coloring Room

Kids Coloring

Kids of all ages enjoy coloring but depending on the age the activity can go pretty quickly before they are bored again. A way to switch up just plain old coloring is to buy a big roll of plain white wrapping paper. Use the wrapping paper and spread it out anywhere like the floor or across a table. This can be really cool for kids because they can just keep pulling the paper whenever they need more space to draw.

Get Crafty

There is nothing like a bit of DIY that gets kids excited! Learning how to make their own things will also give them a better appreciation for their belonging as well as the costs of things. Make sure you pick something that is useful but also achievable for a few age groups. You could try making animal masks or maybe a learn how to make a pencil case for the coming school term!

Have A BBQ With Friends

barbecue grill

Your kids want to be social and are usually begging to go hang out with their friends. Take this as an opportunity to throw a potluck BBQ. Tell everyone you invite to bring the sides and drinks and you as the host will be responsible for grilling.

Your kids having their friends around will keep them busy. With the kids so hyped up be sure to tell them beforehand the dangers of being near an outdoor grill and take the proper precautions regarding gas smoker safety.

A Day of Volunteering

An awesome way to give kids some perspective on how others live is to have them give back in some capacity. It teaches kids to have empathy and care for others around them as well as have gratitude for what they have in life.

There are many ways to give back that kids may be able to participate in. Some great places to start volunteering are your local soup kitchen, animal shelters, or spending the day cleaning up trash at your local park.

In Need of A Furry Friend?

If you can’t commit to an animal year round you can try pet sitting over the holidays. This can also help you decide whether you and the family are ready to get your own yet. It could be just a phrase and you end up doing all the work. They are a few places you can look for pets to care for or if your not keen a getting a puppy you can look at house sitting sites which also offer animal care.

Sensory Bins

Young toddlers to school ages children love to play with sensory bins. Sensory bins can be fairly messy so be sure to work on a sheet or outdoors where it is okay for you and the kids to get a little dirty. Make shimmer snow made from baking soda and glitter. Try a colored rice bin with just plain rice and food color. If you want to avoid the mess altogether fill a bin with cotton balls and simply add kitchen utensils and measuring cups and the kids will have a blast.

Make Your Own T-Shirts

Let’s be real, kids will practically draw all over the house if you let them. Foster their creativity skills and design your own t-shirts. It doesn’t take much to get this done and can be made on new or old shirts.

Use any type of art medium your child likes such as crayons, markers, or even let them paint on their shirt. Make sure to hand wash and dry your shirts so that your kids can cherish their creations for years to come.

With a little creativity and planning it easy to keep the kids busy! Once you have built up a repertoire of activities you will have then away from the TV and enjoying themselves all holidays!

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The Originals Complete Series Review

The Originals Series

The Originals has to be one of my favorite vampire series ever. I loved it when it came out in 1993, and all these years later, it still holds a special place in my heart.

 
The Originals is a spin-off of the Vampire Diaries. It is thrilling, sexy and dramatic as can be. The scene is set in New Orleans where the original family returns to reclaim their city.
 
The first season was addictive; compelling and utterly action packed. The Klaus siblings are likable and it made it easy to get hooked on the series, leaving you wanting more.
 
Luckily, there are 5  awesome seasons that still leave me wanting more. Getting all 5 seasons in one set is a perfect way to get our vampire fix without the frustration of waiting for more!

If you need a gift idea for a vampire fan, I think that grabbing The Originals: The Complete Season is the ultimate gift. All 92 episodes in one DVD set retails for about $90. It will be one of those gifts that the recipient can’t wait to feast on! 

If you were a fan of The Originals I would love to reminisce with you for a moment! Tell me who was your favorite character and of course, what was your favorite episode?

Disclosure: “Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with the free physical copy I am including in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”

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