If you’re a fan of Blinky Bill, then you’ll be happy to know Blinky Bill: The Movie is coming out on Blu-ray and DVD on October 11th. For those of you who don’t know (like me) Blinky Bill is a koala. The character is based on a book series and is one of Australia’s most recognized characters. Shout! Factory Kids sent me Blinky Bill: The Movie for review on my dad blog. I thought the animated film was OK, but my two youngest children loved it. The movie even made them laugh from time to time. BTW, Blinky Bill is rated PG and is family approved by The Dove Foundation.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing a new animated DVD this week. It’s called The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today. The animated film is about a princess who really wants to be a pirate. Thanks to Sony Home Entertainment, I’m giving away The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD on my dad blog. Continue reading to find out how to win this wonderful movie for your kids.
Ratchet & Clank is rolling out on Blu-ray and DVD today. The PG-rated film is based on a PlayStation video game. It’s about two unlikely heroes trying to save the universe. My kids liked the animated film and I thought the movie was OK. Keep in mind the kids and I have never played the Ratchet and Clank video game. We really have no idea how the movie relates to the game. But we still enjoyed watching the film. Ratchet & Clank (Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital HD.
The kids and I saw an early screening of Kubo and the Two Strings on Monday. We loved it and think it’s Laika’s best film to date. The new stop-motion movie features more CGI than previous Laika movies. I also thought the film was more emotional than previous releases from Laika. Parts of the story were sad and reminded me a little of the opening story in Disney Pixar’s Up movie. The soundtrack was also excellent — during the sad scenes. Kubo and the Two Strings (Laika Studios and Focus Features) is out in theaters today. The 101-minute animated film is rated PG for thematic elements, scary images, action and peril.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the Ratchet & Clank movie in stores later this month. My kids can’t wait to see it. The animated film is based on the iconic best-selling PlayStation video game. In the movie, the two unlikely heroes join forces to save their galaxy. The film includes two bonus features: A Hero’s Journey and Leveling Up. Ratchet and Clank is available now on Digital HD and will be available on Blu-ray and DVD August 23rd. Continue reading to find out how to win the Ratchet and Clank Blu-ray on my dad blog.
My kids and I are excited about Laika Studios’ latest stop motion film, Kubo and the Two Strings. The animated movie is about a boy with the power to bring origami characters to life through his storytelling. I visited the Kubo set a couple of months ago and I was impressed with all the details of the film. I think the new movie is going to be a big hit. Kubo and the Two Strings opens nationwide August 19, 2016.
There’s going to be a new series on Disney XD. It’s called Future-Worm! The new series is about a 12-year-old boy named Danny Douglas. In the series, Danny creates a time machine lunch box and befriends Future Worm, a fearless worm from the future with titanium-enforced abs (think Hulk Hogan meets Kris Kristofferson with a dash of Mr. T). The new series was created by Ryan Quincy, an alum of the Emmy Award-winning South Park series. Future-Worm! will premiere Monday August 1st on Disney XD. Continue reading for my Q&A with Ryan Quincy.
The kids and I saw Kung Fu Panda 3 again. We saw the film at the theater. We loved it then and still loved it when we saw it on Blu-ray. Before th Fourth of July weekend is over, we’ll probably see the movie for the third time. In my opinion, the animated movie is a fun film for kids and parents. Kung Fu Panda 3 is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD. BTW, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Dreamworks sent me the movie for review on my dad blog. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.
Thanks to Shout! Factory Kids, I’m giving away two Quackerz movies (review) on my dad blog. The CG-animated film is about a duck with the ability to harness the power of the sun, but he doesn’t know he has that power. To make matters worst, a wicked human is trying to steal the sun power from the Sun Duck. Quackerz (Shout! Factory Kids) opens in select theaters in Los Angeles today (June 3rd) and will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on June 14th. Continue reading to find out how to win this family movie.
Quackerz is an animated film about a Mandarin Duck named Longway. He doesn’t know it yet, but Longway is a Sun Duck with special powers. His powers are so special that he attracts the attention of an evil woman that wants to harness the power of a Sun Duck. Quackerz is one of those movies that will appeal more with younger kids than parents. My two little ones enjoyed the movie and didn’t even fight once with each other when they were watching. That’s a good thing as far as I am concern. The 81-minute film is rated PG for rude and suggestive humor, and some action. Quackerz (Shout! Factory Kids) opens in select theaters in Los Angeles this Friday (June 3rd) and will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on June 14th.