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.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Dreamworks sent us some goodies for a Kung Fu Panda movie night. One of the goodies in a bamboo basket was a dim sum cookbook. For those of you who don’t know, dim sum is essentially a bunch of Chinese appetizers. You eat enough of them and you got yourself a meal. I love dim sum. And if you’ve seen Kung Fu Panda 3, then you know Po and the other pandas love dim sum too. BTW, Kung Fu Panda 3 is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD.
Recently, the kids and I played with a couple of Bloco toy sets. The playsets are a bit like Lego sets. But instead of plastic bricks, you build things with foam pieces and plastic connectors. The kits include instructions in the form of pictures. Bloco (Facebook), which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, offers a variety of kits for robots, dragons, dinosaurs, and other animals. And thanks to Bloco, I’m giving away a toy set of the winner’s choice on my dad blog.
Last Saturday, the kids and I saw a free movie screening of Kung Fu Panda 2 (Dreamworks). Po, the Furious Five (Tigress, Monkey, Viper, Mantis and Crane), Shifu, and Mr. Ping are back in the sequel. New characters include Lord Shen, Master Croc, The Soothsayer, Master Oxen, and Master Thundering Rhino. In this sequel, Po no longer needs to prove he is the Dragon Warrior. However, he still can’t help but act like Homer Simpson at times. Bottom line: dads, moms, and kids will probably love Kung Fu Panda 2. The 3D movie is coming soon to a theater near you this Thursday (May 26th).
Thanks to Hasbro, Christmas came a little early this year. Hasbro sent my children a FurReal Friends Newborn Panda Bear and three Transformers (Revenge of the Fallen) toys to play with. It’s too bad I couldn’t wrap them up and pretend they came from dad and mom. After watching the kids play with the toys, here’s what I have to say (besides thank you to Hasbro).
FurReal Friends Newborn Panda Bear
This little toy is so cute even my little tomboy loves it. The Little Monkey (age four) looks so adorable playing with the panda newborn (she named him Butchee — the name came from the book Fluffy Goes To School). The FurReal Panda makes soft noises and moves a little. The little panda is intended for kids age four and up (the Little Princess also loves the Fur Real panda and she’s nine). It’s a fun and cuddly gift for a little one. The FurReal Panda sells for $18.95 at Amazon (the price goes up and down daily). Amazon also has other Fur Real Friends — like a kitten, monkey, puppy, polar bear, and elephant.