DreamWorks Animation is premiering their new series, Spirit Riding Free, exclusively on Netflix on Friday, May 5th. We have not seen the new original series yet, but we’ve seen the movie it was based on. I think the kids liked the animated film because we’ve seen it multiple times. Thanks to Netflix and Paramount, I’m giving away a Spirit prize pack on my dad blog. The prize pack consists of a DIY picture frame, a friendship bracelet making kit, a journal, a bandana, a plush toy, and the Spirit Riding Free book.
Good morning, dads and moms. I’m hoping to finish flashing my roof today. Before I start, I have two winner announcements this morning. But first, below are the current contests on my dad blog.
DreamWorks is launching a new Voltron series on Netflix today. The new series is called Voltron: Legendary Defender. The series will begin with an hour-long origin story called The Rise of Voltron, and will be followed by ten episodes. To help promote the new show, Netflix and DreamWorks are giving away a Voltron prize pack on my dad blog. The prize pack consists of a hat, sweatbands, tattoos, water bottle, and basketball in a special Voltron drawstring bag.
Netflix has another new series. It’s called Popples. I have not seen the series yet, but I’m sure my kids will want to add Popples to their Netflix list. If the characters in the animated show are anything like the plushie toys we received, I’m positive my kids will love the new Netflix show. Thanks to Popples, I’m giving away a prize pack on my dad blog. The prize pack consists of a Round Table Pizza gift card and some Popples goodies. The Popples plush toys will be available on Walmart.com in mid-November and will be available in stores in December. BTW, Popples is streaming now on Netflix.
There’s a new exclusive series coming to Netflix. It’s called DinoTrux, and DreamWorks Animation will be premiering their first original series this Friday on Netflix. The series takes place in prehistoric time and features creatures that are part dinosaur and part truck. I saw a screener for the first episode recently. I think kids will love the new show — especially children who are into dinosaurs. I’ve only watched one episode, but I like what I’ve seen so far. The new series kinda reminds me of the earth vehicles in Bob the Builder series. As I mention previously, DinoTrux debuts this Friday (August 14th) on Netflix.
This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases include Tai Chi Zero, End of Watch, The Paperboy, Searching for Sugar Man, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Death Race 3: Inferno, Young Justice Invasion Destiny Calling: Season 2, and Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season 2 Vol 3. I have not seen any of them yet, but Tai Chi Zero looks the most promising based on the movie trailer. If you’re thinking about adding it to your Netflix queue, keep in mind the film is in Mandarin Chinese so you’ll have to read subtitles. If you have children, Young Justice and Iron Man are both excellent choices. My kids love those two series, which feature high school and college age superheroes.
This post is for those of you who are looking for a DVD or Blu-ray to watch or add to your Netflix queue. I update my Blu-ray and DVD movie list weekly so I can reserve some of the the movies at the library. I might as well share my list with other movie lovers. This week’s DVD releases include Won’t Back Down (giveaway tomorrow), 30 Nights of Paranormal Activity With the Devil (giveaway), Thomas & Friends: Muddy Matters (review and giveaway), Taken 2, To Rome with Love, The Possession, and About Cherry. I’ve seen Won’t Back Down and Muddy Matters, and hope to see Taken 2 this weekend.
This week’s giveaway is brought to you by Book Pig, which is a Netflix-style book rental club for children. The online children’s book club offers a convenient and inexpensive way for dads and moms to help their kids read more. Book Pig is a cheaper alternate to bookstores for dads and moms. For instance, if your kids read 15 books this summer, the books will cost about $105 (based on an average retail price of $7 per book). With Book Pig, the cost is only $36 to rent the 15 books (5 books a month at $12 per month for three months). You can check out books for free at libraries, but with Book Pig there are no wait lists and late fees. Thanks to Book Pig, I’m giving away three $40 gift certificates on my dad blog.
Last month, I received an email from BookSwim. I had never heard of them before so I took a quick look at their site. After my quick peek, I could see that BookSwim is something that might interest some book-loving dads and moms. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to write about BookSwim until now. [Disclosure: I did not receive any books, membership, or compensation for writing this review.]
What is BookSwim?
BookSwim is an online book rental library service for dads and moms. They are like Netflix, but instead of movies, they rent hardcovers, paperbacks, and college textbooks. According to BookSwim, they stock all the latest bestsellers, new releases, and classics. Like Netflix, books are delivered directly to your home and you can keep the books as long as you want (no late fees).
Happy New Years everyone! I took some time off from the blogosphere and the two zillion giveaways on my dad blog, but I’m back now. Not sure what I’m doing this year on my dad blog, but at the very least, I should announce the winner of the Kia Sorento Things We Won’t Give Up Giveaway. Congratulations to Rhonda Mason! She is the winner of the giveaway. Thanks to the American built Kia Sorento, Rhonda will receive:
- $50 Starbucks gift card
- Six-month Netflix subscription (1 DVD out at-a-time plan – $53.94 value)
- $50 Chili’s gift card
- $50 Best Buy gift card