The kids and I are excited about the upcoming release of Kubo and the Two Strings (review). We loved it when we saw the animated film earlier in the year. We can’t wait to see it again. It’s a really good movie. As I mentioned previously, I went on a set tour at Laika Studios and was very impressed. BTW, one of the people who worked on the special effects for the movie was at our Halloween party last month. Small world. And thanks to Laika Studios and Focus Features, I’m giving away four copies of the movie on my dad blog. Kubo and the Two Strings will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on November 22th. Continue reading to find out how to win this awesome movie.
I have another fun giveaway from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. I’m giving away ten DVD prize packs consisting of Barbie and Her Sisters in A Puppy Chase and Shopkins Chef Club. In addition, two grand prize winners will also win a cute Barbie doll. We’ve seen A Puppy Chase and I can tell you the puppies are cute! We have not seen the Shopkins DVD, but according to the product literature, it features a food theme. Continue reading to find out how to win these two fun movies.
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.