Is there any fairy tale that has captured the popular imagination more than Cinderella? We all like a good “Cinderella Story”–someone who beats the odds and builds a better life. There are Cinderella tales in almost every culture and time. Disney’s Cinderella is another one for the ages and, now that it is out in […]
I wrote before about how much my boys love Peppa Pig on NIck Jr. Peppa Pig is a lovable, cheeky little pig from the UK, and the charming cartoon follows her family life and daily activities. Peppa arrived in the US last year, quickly becoming a hit with US audiences. And now her toys have arrived at Toys R Us!
I had never heard about Cartoon Network’s quirky, animated series, Almost Naked Animals, until I received an inquiry asking if I’d like to review the first season, which will be available on DVD starting September 25, 2012. Almost Naked Animals features an ensemble cast of underwear-clad animals, based on the quirky designs of Noah Z. Jones. The pack is led by Howie, the good-spirited but hospitality-challenged doggy manager of Banana Cabana, a beach-front hotel. Since I’m a fan of many quirky cartoons (Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy, Archer and more), it looked like something that would appeal to my odd sense of humor.
This summer, Redbox is kicking off its “Summer Family Fun” program. In addition to releasing eight new family-friendly films for rental from Phase 4 Films (I Heart Shakey, Rockstars, Space Dogs, Smitty, Kiara, My Friend Bernard, Freddy Frogface and Donkey X), RedBox is hosting a series of exciting sweepstakes for you to enter!
Disney recently sent me a copy of their John Carter Blu-Ray, in 3D. As I hadn’t seen the movie in theatres, I was excited to watch it at home and see what kind of movie magic can happen with a $250 million+ budget!
The best movies transport you to a whole other universe and that is what The Secret World of Arrietty does quite literally.
Young, adventurous, and just bigger than a thimble-sized Arrietty is a borrower. Her world is constructed under the floorboards from objects that no one will miss…
Little girls adore the Disney Princesses, and I was no exception. I have so many fond memories of watching Disney movies with my mom. In fact, when I found out I was having a boy, I actually remembering thinking that it was a shame I wouldn’t be able to share my love of Disney with him. Now I’m a mom to two boys, and I’ve discovered that Disney has just as much to offer boys as girls.
My son adores Lightning McQueen and the CARS characters as well as Woody and Buzz from Toy Story. He loves adventure, and his favorite TV show is Disney Junior’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates is the #1 cable series for Boys 2-5 and on track to be the Disney Channel’s #1 preschool series ever.
If you’ve ever tried to watch Netflix on your iPad you know that the built-in speakers aren’t up to the task. The Acoustic Research ARS35i Rotating Docking System amps up the iPad’s audio output while offering several other clever features.
Last Friday night, as a part of our project with Random House, The Random House Kids Read & Play Summer Learning Community, we were a part of a live chat of which the subject was “Books turned into Movies.” Of course the obvious ones were discussed first: Harry Potter, Twilight, The Cat in the Hat, Marley and Me, Pride & Prejudice, etc., but once we started getting deeper into the conversation, we were amazed at how many movies are based off of really phenomenal books.
In celebration of the release of Cars 2, the fantastic sequel to Disney & Pixar’s original animated motion picture Cars, we’re hosting a Cars 2 prize pack give away sponsored by Disney! I was lucky enough to attend an advanced screening for media this past Saturday, and my three year old son adored it so much that he asked to see it again on opening night. You don’t want to miss this one.