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26.10.13

Bundle Pack DVD Giveaway!

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The approach of Halloween means that the weather is getting cooler and it’s the perfect time of year for family movie nights on the couch at home. All of the scary movies being shown on TV aren’t exactly family friendly, so as a parent you may be finding it difficult to come up with things to watch with your little ones. Luckily for you, DreamWorks is releasing three fantastic films on DVD this month! Below, you can find out more about the characters to be watching in these family-friendly titles this Halloween.
 

Shrek the Musical
 
The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a "triumph of comic imagination" (Elysa Gardner, USA Today) that "never stints on spectacle or laughs" (David Rooney, Variety), Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album.


Shrek

Shrek may not want to welcome visitors to his home in the swamp, but this big green ogre would make a fun guest in your home this Halloween! Although he puts up a tough front, Shrek has a soft spot in his heart for those he cares about, especially Donkey and Fiona. This goofy guy brings the laughs with his Scottish-Irish accent and one-liners! He’s also great for scaring off enemies with his stinky breath, huge size, and frightening yell.
 
 
Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around
 
Get ready for a world of hilarious monster mischief and alien antics in this all-new animated TV series inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s ginormous hit movie Monsters vs. Aliens. Join team leader Susan, muscle-bound Link, ingenious Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D., and B.O.B., the gelatinous blob, as the residents of the government containment area embark on fun-filled adventures under the not-too-watchful eye of General Monger.
 

B.O.B
B.O.B., short for Benzoate Ostylezene Bicarbonate, got his name when he was accidentally created in a laboratory from some scientists experimenting with chemically- and genetically-altered food products. This one-eyed blue blob was held in captivity in Area Fifty-Something for decades, but he still has a friendly personality and contagious smile. Since B.O.B is a large gelatinous mass, he can change his shape easily and absorb any object. Although he has no brain, B.O.B. is quite intelligent! This big, blue blob is exactly the person you want by your side on a creepy Halloween night.
 
Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.

An intellectual mad scientist, Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. is known for bursting into psychotic laughter while completing his experiments. But, don’t be fooled. Dr. Cockroach has not always been this way. In the 60’s he developed a device that would allow humans to live a lifespan similar to that of a cockroach. When his creation went wrong, Dr. Cockroach came away with the head of a bug and the ability to climb walls and digest garbage just like cockroaches. His intelligence and lifespan make him a force to be reckoned with!
 
 
 
Kung Fu Panda: Scorpion Sting
 
Get ready for more high-kicking action and fur-flying fun in this awesome animated TV series based on the Academy Award®-Nominated hit movieKung Fu Panda*! He may not be your typical warrior, but Po packs an arsenal of martial arts skills as big as his heart...and his stomach. Always ready to fight for what’s right, Po and the Furious FiveTigress, Monkey, Mantis, Crane and Viper—face exotic dangers at every turn, including a pair of magic shoes with an evil "sole," and Scorpion, one of the sharpest villains in all the land!

Po

The courageous dragon warrior, Po Ping, is always up for a new adventure. Although Po is not your typical Kung Fu warrior, he uses his personality and his strengths to solve problems and protect those who need him most. He has an excitement for life and is determined to be the best warrior that he can possibly be. Sometime Po can be a little immature and rambunctious, but he has a kind heart and knows the importance of family.  
Tigress

A vital member to the Furious Five, Tigress has unmatchable strength and bravery. She is a master at Kung Fu and at one point was considered to be destined for the title of Dragon Warrior. Although her short temper can still appear sometimes, Tigress has learned to be more friendly and calm. At times she is quiet and less sociable than the other members of the Furious Five. Overall, she possesses a strength and dignity that makes others admire her.

GIVEAWAY TIME!!!!
To help you enjoy these characters... 
I get to host a giveaway for you all!!!
One winner will win a bundle of all three of the movies mentioned above! 
 
 
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Dreamworks Releases - Perfect for Movie Nights!!!

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If you are looking for a great couple of movies to add to your library collection this holiday season, look no further!   DreamWorks has released three new movies for you... Now, the hard part is deciding... Save them as gifts for the holidays... or go ahead and enjoy a few movie nights with the ones you love... I am not sure about where you are... but it is getting chilly here... you know what that means? Perfect snuggle weather...   Movie Nights!!!!   Check out a few movies that a lucky reader will be winning soon!!!!
 
 
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: The Scorpion Sting
Get ready for more high-kicking action and fur-flying fun in this awesome animated TV series based on the Academy Award®-Nominated hit movie Kung Fu Panda*! He may not be your typical warrior, but Po packs an arsenal of martial arts skills as big as his heart...and his stomach. Always ready to fight for what’s right, Po and the Furious Five—Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Crane and Viper—face exotic dangers at every turn, including a pair of magic shoes with an evil “sole,” and Scorpion, one of the sharpest villains in all the land!
*2008, Animated Feature Film

 
More than two hours of adventure including:
 Scorpion's Sting
 Crane On A Wire
 Love Stings
 Kung Shoes
 Owl Be Back
 Qilin Time
 Monkey in the Middle

 
“Scorpion Maze” App (available for download on iOS and Android devices):
The adventure continues with the interactive online game, “Scorpion Maze!” Fans will play as Po avoiding the Scorpion while trying to collect the Sun Orchids and Shifu's Secret Power Scroll in this fast-paced and addictive arcade-style game. Each DVD set comes with a unique code allowing fans to join the action, unlock power-ups and find exclusive downloads. Do you have what it takes to defeat the Scorpion?
 
 “Monsters vs Aliens: Cloning Around”
Get ready for a world of hilarious monster mischief and alien antics in this all-new animated TV series inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s ginormous hit movie Monsters vs. Aliens. Join team leader Susan, muscle-bound Link, ingenious Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D., and B.O.B., the gelatinous blob, as the residents of the government containment area embark on fun-filled adventures under the not-too-watchful eye of General Monger!

Enjoy almost three hours of adventure with the Ginormica DVD + Digital + Game App collection! “Monsters vs Aliens: Cloning Around” includes:
 Welcome to Area Fifty-Something
 It Came...On a Field Trip / Educational Television
 Danger Wears a Diaper / The Toy From Another World
 Flipped Out / The Wormhole Has Turned
 The Bath Effect / The Fruit of All Evil
 The Two Faces of Dr. Cockroach / The Thing With One Brain
 Fremeny Mine / Maximum B.O.B.
 Night of the Living Dog / Attack of the Movie Night


Shrek The Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.
The musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig's book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film and features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize® winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, and is directed by Tony Award® nominee Jason Moore. Shrek The Musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd.
DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek The Musical Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™
Disc 1 (Blu-ray™):
Feature film in high definition
   Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Features:
 From Swamp To Stage: The Making of Shrek the Musical—Follow the cast and crew of Shrek the Musical as they take you behind the scenes and show you what it really takes to make a Broadway show come to life!
   Additional Bonus Features:
 Shrek The Musical Songbook with Sing-Along—Kids and adults alike can pick their favorite song and sing along, as seven songs from the musical will have their lyrics appear on the bottom of the screen as you watch the actual musical performance on screen. You can play all of the tunes uninterrupted or choose to randomize the musical experience with the “shuffle mode.”
Disc 2 (DVD):
Feature film in high definition
   Additional Bonus Features:
 Shrek The Musical Songbook with Sing-Along


WHICH MOVIE RELEASE ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT?????

Shrek The Musical - Have Ya Heard?

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I am not sure if you have seen the hype over the latest in the Shrek Installments....
Shrek the Musical! 
Yes!!!!   Check out the You Tube Video Here...
(Then come back later today to win a copy for your house!)





Meet the Shrek bunch!
  
Bryan D’arcy James – Bryan plays the role of our beloved ogre Shrek. While he’s sure to win you over in his green role he’s definitely not new to the stage. Mr. Darcy will be star opposite Ethan Hawke in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The talented artist is also notable on the screen too, most recently for his role as Frank Houston on NBC’s Broadway themed drama ‘Smash’.  You’re probably wondering if he sings too, and he does, his solo debut album is From Christmas Eve to Christmas Morn.
  
Sutton Foster - Princess Fiona is brought to life by the beautiful Sutton Foster. The multi talented artist (actor, singer, and dancer) is best known for her role in the fan favorite ABC Family series ‘Bunheads’, for which she earned a Critic’s Choice Television Awards nomination. Using her beautiful voice, Sutton has performed at venues across the country performing in concerts such as Funny Girl, They’re playing out songs, Chess, and many more.  Like her fellow cast mate, she also works on solo album projects, releasing two albums, Wish and An Evening with Sutton Foster – Live at the CafĂ© Carlye.
  
Christopher Sieber - Every story needs a villain and none is more villainous than Lord Farquaad, played by Christopher Sieber.  His performance as the miniature maniacal royal is sure to make your living room erupt with laughter and boo’s. Chris’ talent has also been enjoyed in various Broadway productions, such as Pipin, Spamalot, Beauty and The Beast, Into the Woods, and much more. He most recently debut his solo concert  “Minnesota Boy Does Well: Tales from Back and Center Stage.”  Fans of the Olsen twins may also remember him from the ABC comedy Two Of A Kind, in which he played the girls’ father.
  
Daniel Breaker- The character enjoyed equally by parents and their kids is Shrek’s smart tongued sidekick, Donkey.  As the liveliest character of the musical, Daniel Breaker brings sass, smarts, and laughter to the stage.  The Julliard Scholl Graduate has starred in several Tony and award winning productions such as Passing Strange, Cymbeline, and more. Off screen he has appeared in top titles such as Limitless opposite Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper, the Spike Lee-directed project entitled Redhook Summer and Passing Strange.  

 
John Tartaglia - What do Pinocchio, The Magic Mirror, Dragon Puppeteer all have in common? They are all John Tartaglia. The talented Tartaglia is best known for producing, creating, and starring in the 8-time Emmy nominated children’s show “Johnny and the Sprites”. Additionally, he received a Tony Award Nomination for his role in the Tony-Award winning musical Avenue Q, in which he originated the roles of Princeton and Rod. Most exciting of all his credits may be his 12-year stint on Sesame Street, making him one of the youngest puppeteers to ever perform on the historic show.

21.10.13

Telepods #Fast #Giveaway

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Broxton never ceases to amaze me...  A couple of months ago, he came home talking about wanting the "Angry Birds Telepods" so we set out to find them..  We looked at all the different stores and looked online... Come to find out, they were not available yet...
So, Mr. NOT VERY PATIENT had to learn about waiting... and waiting... and waiting... 

Then, I became the cool mom on the block, as we were sent the Telepods for review!!!
Yes, I got to hear "You are the BEST MOM EVER!!!"  over and over again... no complaints from me, so I was all smiles! 

ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® TELEPODSTM VEHICLE PACKS
(Approximate Retail Price: $19.99; Ages: 5 & up; Available Now)
Stack these structures to recreate iconic ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS scenes, place your Rebel Bird in the vehicle, pull back and send him launching off the ramp to defeat the evil Pig Empire with an epic crash! Each set comes with two figures – one of which is exclusive.  And, for the first time ever, you can teleport every figure into the new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II app using the included TELEPODS base.  Choose from ENDOR CHASE, and DEATH STAR TRENCH RUN. Each sold separately. Check starwars.hasbro.com for app release date and TELEPODS smart device compatibility.

ANGRY BIRDSTM STAR WARS® TELEPODSTM FIGURE PACK
(Approximate Retail Price: $5.99; Ages: 5 & up; Available Now)
The perfect way to start building your collection of Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs! This pack features two figures which, for the first time ever, can be teleported into the new ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS II app using the included TELEPODS base.  Check starwars.hasbro.com for app release date and TELEPODS smart device compatibility.
 So- let me tell you... 
The package arrives and he is totally freaking out... He immediately opened it and we to playing with the "vehicle pack"  If you are unsure about what that means, is is basically angry birds in 3d... and he loves them!    (We already have several of the angry bird "toys" so he was excited about adding to his collection... but then he saw the telepods... Oh me oh my!!!  Talk about a happy boy!!!

You have these mini angry bird characters...  pretty small... like about the size of a thumbprint....  
Then, they have these clear "pedestal" type stands...   You sit the angry bird on their "pod" and then the fun begins...  There is actually a QR code on the bottom... and the pod is a magnifying glass...
So, when you sit the character on there... the pod magnifies the code and it is scanned in through the camera on your system (we have samsung tablets )  Once it is scanned in, that character is actually IN the tablet game!!!
Pretty neat and you better believe it that Broxton was pretty excited showing this off to my parents when they came to town~  (Of course, we have been back and bought more of the telepods...at only $5, he has saved his money and added to his collection!

One lucky winner is going to win an Angry Birds telepod game of their own!
This is a super fast giveaway, so make sure you are checking your email, as you only have 24 hours to respond!  

 
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