My kids and I watched Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return over the weekend. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment sent me the Blu-ray for review on my dad blog. I’ve seen the original Wizard of Oz and last year’s Oz the Great and Powerful, but I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy an animated version of Oz. As it turns out, I did enjoy the animated Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. The movie is geared towards kids, but I think some parents might enjoy the film too. The animated film features a lot of singing, humor and interesting characters. BTW, my two youngest children watched the movie twice over the weekend. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is available now on DVD and Blu-ray. Continue reading to learn five things about Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.
We all know about the Transformers, right? They are robotic-like beings that can transform into cars, planes, and other objects. But in a spin-off series called Transformers Beast Machines, Transformers can also go into beast mode and transform into animals. If your kids have not seen the series before, now’s your chance. Transformers Beast Machines: The Complete Series is available now on DVD.
The kids and I watched the new Transformers Rescue Bots DVD over the weekend. Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios sent the DVD to me for review on my dad blog. The new title is called Transformers Rescue Bots: Mystery Rescue. I think this is the third Transformers Rescue Bots DVD we’ve seen. It’s one of those titles that will appeal more to younger kids, but my eleven year old son watched it too and I think he also enjoyed it. Transformers Rescue Bots: Mystery Rescue is available now on DVD. The DVD has a list price of $14.93.
I have new giveaway today. Thanks to Shout! Factory, I’m giving away the upcoming Thunder and the House of Magic DVD on my dad blog. The animated movie is about a cat named Thunder. The cat stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. The film features the voice of Selena Gomez. Thunder and the House of Magic will be available on Blu-ray and DVD exclusively at Walmart on September 30th.
Hello parents. I just want to let you know about a promotion for Collage.com. Right now you can get a 51% discount off their hardcover photo book (20-page, 11.5″x8″). I have two things to say about that. First, that’s not a typo. It’s really is 51%, and not 50%. It’s an odd discount, but it is what it is. The second thing I like to say is that I love photo books. I love getting them and I think they make wonderful gifts for relatives and close friends.
Good morning, people. Sorry I have not been around here lately. For the record, it’s not a good idea to move the weekend before school starts. In my case, I moved out of my home office into the TV/playroom. My two boys moved into a bigger room (my old office), and my youngest daughter moved into the old boys room. My oldest girl wanted her own room. She’s in high school this year, so I decided to grant her wish. It was a good decision, but I should’ve done it earlier in the summer. Duh. Now on to my giveaway winner announcements.
Good morning, dads and moms. We just got back from a day trip to the Enchanted Forest. Now I have to do some last minute back-to-shopping. Before I go, I have one giveaway winner announcement. But first, below are the current giveaways running on my dad, movie, and Portland blogs.
- Life of Crime Fandango Giveaway (movie blog, ends 9/3)
- Orkin Fact or Fake Giveaway (dad blog, ends 9/3)
- The Drop Sweepstakes (Portland area only, ends 9/4)
A couple of weeks ago, the family and I went to the Oregon coast for the day. We packed our beach towels and sand toys, and then drove out to Cannon Beach early in the morning. It was perfect timing because we got there during low tide. We saw marine life that we don’t usually see when we’re at the beach (like a starfish, anemones, crabs, snails, and coral). We had a great time and it was really nice to take another relaxing trip before school starts again. It was also sunny at the beach. My wife thought it was a little windy, but that was great for our kite. Dinner was a bit spendy because Cannon Beach is one of those tourist towns that make most of their money on tourists in the summer. Fortunately, we packed a lunch (sandwiches, snacks from the Frito-Lay variety packs and Pepsi products) to save some money.
Summer is almost over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about bugs today. In fact, Orkin is back with their awesome Scientific Fact or Scientific Fake series of famous bug myths. The company is also sponsoring another giveaway on my dad blog. One lucky reader will win an Orkin Scientific Back-to-School prize pack consisting of:
- Clip-on Fisheye Lens (iPhone, Galaxy, Android compatible)
- Orkin On-the-Go Drink Tumbler
- Orkin Drawstring Bag
- Orkin Field Notes Notebook w/ Pen