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Invite Mickey and Donald into your home as they bring laughs and merriment to not one, but two holiday seasons! Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary is available on DVD, and you’ll want to catch their Halloween and Christmas hijinks!
Get into the Halloween spirit as Mickey, Donald, and Goofy swap hair-raising Halloween stories. Then fast forward a couple of months to Donald’s first Christmas festivities with friends! These new cartoons and bonus shorts from Disney animation are sure to be instant classics with your family! Don’t miss out on Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary, a perfect collection to share through the holidays!
We were so excited to watch this DVD with our kids, it was great fun for our whole family. I really love these new classics. They will definitely be a new Halloween and Christmas tradition for us.
Ride a Tide of Holiday Hilarity with these Festive Episodes of Disney’s Emmy® Award-Winning “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts
Bring Home the Laughs on Disney DVD NOW!
Whether You’re Trimming the Tree or Carving a Pumpkin,
You’re Going To Laugh Yourself Silly!
The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!
For Halloween, Mickey has tricked out his house like a “tomb, sweet, tomb” and along with his pals Donald and Goofy, plans to tell hair-raising Halloween stories! However, his attempt at being scary falls flatter than a pancake. Can Mickey conjure up a truly terrifying tale before the stroke of midnight?
Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…to migrate south for the winter! But Donald wants to stay put and celebrate his first Christmas with his friends. Mickey creates the ultimate list of everything to make Donald’s first Christmas great, but before you can catch a snowflake on your tongue, Donald has turned into a shivering, sneezing duck-cicle!
Voice Cast: Chris Diamantopoulus as Mickey Mouse/Vampire; Russi Taylor as Minnie/Huey/Dewey/Louie/The Witch; Bill Farmer as Goofy; Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck; Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck; and Corey Burton as Professor Von Drake. Executive Producer: Paul Rudish
Episodes: Includes two 22-minute holiday themed episodes (Halloween & Christmas)
- The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular
- Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special
Bonus Shorts: Five 3-minute shorts
- Ghoul Friend
- The Boiler Room
- Black & White
- Split Decision
Are you looking forward to sharing this fun DVD with your family?
One of the things my kids like best about their mom being a blogger, is getting the newest Blu-ray releases before they are available to the general public. Last weekend, they had a movie night with the brand new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on Blu-ray Combo Pack.
You don’t have to wait any more either! Today is the day this new Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Film is available for purchase. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a rollicking new tale of the high seas, infused with all the elements of fantasy, humor and action that have resulted in an international phenomenon for the past 13 years.
Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow, and is joined by Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Geoffrey Rush.
“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”—the fifth film in the now-iconic “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise— sailed home on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ on September 19, and is sailing in today on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand.
Check out the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer Below.
Bonus material includes a collection of behind-the-scenes, making-of stories, including a conversation with directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg; a sit-down with the two young newcomers who play Henry and Carina; the secrets behind the menacing new villain, Salazar, and his ferocious ghost sharks; an on-set visit with Jack’s first mate from all five films; a chat with Sir Paul McCartney who appears as Uncle Jack; and a discussion about the franchise’s legacy; along with hilarious bloopers, deleted scenes and memories from producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s photo diary.
The rip-roaring adventure—packed with humor, suspense and jaw-dropping special effects—finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.
Bonus features include*:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL in HD:
- Dead Men Tell More Tales: The Making of a New Adventure – Get unique access into the making of this exciting new “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie with this collection of revealing and entertaining stories that you can view individually or as a “play all.”
- A Return to the Sea – Two talented filmmakers, Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, team up to bring “Pirates of the Caribbean” back to the screen. Hear how this new chapter of the tale was developed.
- Telling Tales: A Sit-down with Brenton & Kaya – Meet Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, the young actors behind Henry and Carina. The two sit down together for a revealing conversation on becoming a part of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise and its continuing legacy.
- The Matador & The Bull: Secrets of Salazar & The Silent Mary – Oscar-winner Javier Bardem reveals more about his menacing new character and the foreboding ship he helms.
- First Mate Confidential – Go on-set along with Kevin McNally, the affable actor behind the feisty Mr. Gibbs, Captain Jack’s reliable first mate from all five movies.
- Deconstructing the Ghost Sharks – Peer below the depths at how these ferocious, mythical monsters were designed and brought to life.
- Wings Over the Caribbean – Captain Jack has a memorable encounter with Sir Paul McCartney – rock ‘n’ roll royalty.
- An Enduring Legacy – Take one more look at the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” experience and the impact of “Pirates of the Caribbean” — the movies, the ride and beyond.
- Bloopers of the Caribbean
- Jerry Bruckheimer Photo Diary
- Deleted Scenes
- Henry Turner Learns a Lesson from Captain Jack
- A Whale in Poseidon’s Tomb
- Alternate Coda: Murtogg & Mullroy “Flogging”
- First Mate Confidential
As a PJ Masks Official Blogger, I am happy to let you know there is a brand new PJ Masks DVD, Time to Be a Hero, available now!
Time to Be a Hero features six action-packed episodes from the hit preschool series airing on Disney Junior. This new release also includes the PJ Masks Feeling Great sing-a-long music video as well as exclusive activity sheets for little heroes to have even more super fun at home. Specially marked packages even include an exclusive PJ Masks sticker set!
Do you want more great news? Of course you do! The new Time to Be a Hero app is now available on iTunes (Google Play coming soon)!
This app is so much fun! Kids can dress up like their favorite PJ Masks Character by choosing their character mask and photographing themselves as Catboy, Owlette or Gekko. Users play games help capture those pesky villains-Romeo, Luna Girl Night Ninja and the Ninjalinos- who have been let loose around the city, and practice their super powers to help save the day!
The new app features include:
- Unlock an augmented reality game and see the characters in your own environment
- Take a photograph with a PJ Masks character, Catboy, Owlette or Gekko
- Unlock additional character masks for the PJ Masks, so kids can see themselves as Romeo, Luna Girl or Night Ninja
- Play on the rooftops and at PJ Masks HeadQuarters
- 15 mini games
And in more super news, you and your kids can check out the adorable and engaging activities that are now available on the PJ Masks website! Have a blast when you download special missions, printables and sticker sheets for hours of heroic series-inspired fun.
We are planning to have a family movie night with this new PJ Masks DVD and our kids cannot wait. I will be posting more on that soon but we will also have some fun themed activities for movie night fun, so stay tuned.
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FROM DIRECTOR MICHAEL BAY AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCER STEVEN SPIELBERG COMES THE BIGGEST, MOST EXCITING TRANSFORMERS MOVIE YET
This Eye-Popping Spectacle Debuts September 26, 2017 on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and
Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Packs. The 5-Movie Blu-ray Collection Will Also be Available September 26 and the Action rolled out early and is now available on Digital HD!
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT shatters the core myths of the TRANSFORMERS franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and TRANSFORMERS are at war, OPTIMUS PRIME is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of TRANSFORMERS on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); BUMBLEBEE; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock). There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
The latest installment in the global TRANSFORMERS franchise stars Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter) and features a sensational supporting cast including Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Anthony Hopkins (“Westworld”), Isabela Moner (“100 Things to Do Before High School”), Laura Haddock (Guardians of the Galaxy), Santiago Caberera (“Salvation”), and Jerrod Carmichael (“The Carmichael Show”).
The TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs include a bonus disc with over 80 minutes of behind-the-scenes content and interviews. Travel to Cybertron to explore the TRANSFORMERS home world, then visit the UK to delve into the locations used to bring the epic adventure to life. In addition, go inside the secret mythology of the legendary robots in disguise, check out the incredible vehicles used in the film and much, much more.
Blu-ray Disc 1
- Feature film in high-definition
Blu-ray Disc 2
- Special Features:
- Merging Mythologies – Explore the secret TRANSFORMERS history
- Climbing the Ranks – Military training
- The Royal Treatment: Transformers in the UK
- Motors and Magic
- Alien Landscape: Cybertron
- One More Giant Effin’ Movie
- Feature film in standard definition
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack
Fans can enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, which includes the two Blu-ray Discs detailed above, as well as an Ultra HD Disc presented in 4K Ultra HD with English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), English 5.1 Discrete Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Discrete Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, Portuguese 5.1 Dolby Digital and English Audio Description with English, English SDH, French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles. The Combo Pack also includes access to a Digital HD copy of the film.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT will also be available in a 5-movie Blu-ray Collection that includes TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, as well as the bonus Blu-ray Disc detailed above and access to Digital HD copies of all five movies.
Paramount Home Entertainment is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. One lucky blog reader will win a Transformers: The Last Night Digital Download Code! Thank you to Paramount Home Entertainment for the review Blu-Ray Combo Pack and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings. Open to US Residents in the contiguous 48 states.
TIME TO REV THOSE ENGINES AND ROAR LIKE A BEAST
WITH BLAZE AND THE REST OF THE MONSTER MACHINES
The mighty monster machines are back in an all-new DVD collection, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Wild Wheels Escape to Animal Island. In this high-octane DVD, available September 19, Blaze and his friends find themselves on Animal Island, transforming into high-speed animal trucks in order to save the day. Fans can join the gang as they thwart Lazard the lizard-truck’s evil plan, help their new friend Tooks the toucan-truck, travel to Insect City and cheer on Blaze in the Super Sky Race.
As always, Blaze, AJ and the monster machines go on wild rides and use their S.T.E.M skills to solve the problems around them. Created by Nickelodeon and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Wild Wheels Escape to Animal Island races onto DVD on September 19, for the suggested retail price of $14.99.
If you have kids that love monster trucks as much as mine do, they will love this DVD that gets them thinking as well as entertaining them. We are happy to announce you can enter our giveaway below for your chance to win this great DVD.
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Have you ever asked yourself if the history found in the Bible is real? Do you ever wonder if it is fact or fiction? Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney did, he faced a crisis of faith and wondered if the Exodus out of Egypt was just a myth. In an effort to answer that questions, he embarks on a 12-year journey around the world in a quest for answers. Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus unlocks the mystery of this ancient saga, combining both scientific investigation with a retelling of the Exodus story to reveal an amazing pattern of evidence matching the biblical account that may challenge our understanding of history.
About the film
- Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
- Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
- It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
- The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very sharable with those of different viewpoints.
You can purchase this award-winning film HERE. We are happy to help our readers with a discount of $3 off the DVD price when they use the promo code MK1 at checkout. The film’s regular retail price is $19.95, use the code provided to buy it for just $16.95. We are also having a giveaway where you can enter to win the film below.
About the author/filmmaker/producer
Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM).
Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth.
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In UNLEASHED, a cosmic event turns Emma’s dog and cat into two perfect guys, forcing her to reconsider her outlook on dating,
hilariously work out her trust issues, and ultimately learn to love herself.
KATE MICUCCI | JUSTIN CHATWIN | STEVE HOWEY | HANA MAE LEE | JOSH BRENER WITH ILLEANA DOUGLAS AND SEAN ASTIN
Emma, a brilliant but awkward app designer, moves to San Francisco after a massive betrayal by her boyfriend with only her beloved
pets, an adorable cat and an energetic mutt, in tow. One night, drawn by the light of a Supermoon, Emma’s pets escape into the
night and are transformed into full-grown men, forcing Emma to reconsider her outlook on dating and hilariously work out her trust
We love the Disneynature films, so when I saw Disney’s Born In China, I knew we had to have it. Born in China is the seventh theatrical release from Disneynature, which brings the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share wildlife stories that engage, inspire and educate. The breathtaking footage and high-definition quality picture is captivating for audiences of all ages and is a must-add to the in-home collection. Disneynature’s newest true-life adventure film “Born in China” journeys into homes on Digital and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on Aug. 29.
This film is narrated by John Krasinski, it transports audiences to some of the world’s most extreme environments of China where few people have ever ventured to witness wildly intimate and adorable moments in the lives of three animal families – a doting panda bear mother, a 2-year-old golden snub-nosed monkey, and a mother snow leopard.
Furthermore, the in-home release comes packaged with all-new bonus features that take viewers deeper into the making of a true-life adventure film, showcasing the extreme measures it took to travel, film, observe and encounter these amazing animals in their natural habitats in the far northeast China; Showcases how Disneynature and the Disney Conservation efforts behind these films have helped make a difference around the globe; and features the full music video by “American Authors” end-credit song “Everything Everything.”
The film is directed by accomplished Chinese filmmaker Lu Chuan and produced by Disney’s Roy Conli and renowned nature filmmakers Brian Leith and Phil Chapman. The film features an orchestral score composed by Emmy®-winner Barnaby Taylor that incorporates authentic Chinese flavors.
Visit the Disneynature website HERE to download a FREE Educator’s Guide and Activity Packet to go with the film.
BONUS FEATURES (Blu-ray & Digital)*:
Panda Suits & Bamboo Shoots – Join the team as they struggle through an almost impenetrable bamboo forest in an effort to capture footage of pandas in the wild.
Walking with Monkeys – The shivering crew bundles up to film the adorable golden snub-nosed monkeys engaged in a surprisingly human activity.
Masters of Camouflage – Go behind the scenes as the filmmakers set out on a quest never before achieved: to find and film a snow leopard family in the wild.
Wading Through Wetlands – A crew travels to far northeast China to catch the first moments of a red-crowned crane chick’s life.
“Everything Everything” Music Video Performed by American Authors – check out the full music video of American Authors end-credit song “Everything Everything.”
Disneynature: Get Inspired, Get Involved –Join Disneynature and the Disney Conservation as they thank our audiences and the animals who star in the films for helping to make Disneynature and its conservation efforts a success.
- Product SKUs: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital), Digital HD/SD, and On-Demand
- Feature Run Time: Approximately 79 minutes
- Rating: G in U.S., G in CE, and G in CF
- Aspect Ratio: 1080p High Definition / Widescreen 1:78:1
- Audio: English Audio 5.1 DTS-HDMA
- Languages/Subtitles: Blu-ray = English SDH, Spanish and French
Would you like a chance to win this great Blu-ray combo pack of Born In China? If so, enter our giveaway below.
I remember taking my oldest 2 children to see The Lion King in the theater when it made its debut many years ago. It became a favorite of theirs and of my third child, who at the time was just a baby. Since then, we have added 2 more children to our family, and believe it or not, I don’t think they have ever seen The Lion King.
Well, that will change this weekend as I have just received, The Walt Disney Signature Collection version of The Lion King on Blu-ray. We are going to have a family movie night this weekend with this coming of age masterpiece, filled with humor and heart, breathtaking animation and soul-stirring Academy Award winning music. You can get it to0, The Lion King roars to its rightful place in the Walt Disney Signature Collection on Digital Aug. 15th and on Blu-ray™ Aug. 29th.
Audiences will fall in love all over again with the treasured classic, and a new generation of fans will laugh with Timon and Pumbaa, cry with Simba and Mufasa, burst into song, and find their place in the “Circle of Life.” The Walt Disney Signature Collection release includes over three hours of classic bonus material and exclusive, brand new features inviting viewers to sing along with the film’s award-winning music, observe recording sessions, step inside the story room, witness the evolution of a villain, and join Nathan Lane (voice of Timon) and Matthew Broderick (voice of Adult Simba) for an extended conversation regarding the legacy of “The Lion King.”
- Brand New Sing-Along Version
- Audio Commentary – View the film with commentary by producer Don Hahn and co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
- Visualizing a Villain – Against a backdrop of live dancers and the animated “Be Prepared” sequence, artist David Garibaldi paints a masterpiece of evil.
- The Recording Sessions – Watch rare footage of the actors recording their roles, matched with the final animation. Intro by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
- Nathan and Matthew: The Extended Lion King Conversation – Nathan Lane (Timon) and Matthew Broderick (Adult Simba) offer candid and hilarious insights into their Lion King experiences.
- Inside the Story Room – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff present archival footage of five original story pitches.
- Circle of Life – See how color creates emotion and meaning in the film’s iconic opening.
- Simba & Nala – See how elements proposed in story meetings evolve into what appears onscreen.
- Simba Takes Nala Out to Play – …And, sometimes what seems funny in story meetings never makes it into the film!
- Hakuna Matata – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff sing, act and dance their hearts out as they pitch the “Hakuna Matata” sequence.
- Rafiki and Reflecting Pool – Co-directors Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff pitch a sequence that became the emotional heart of The Lion King to Producer Don Hahn.
- Music & More – Sing along to your favorite songs from the movie!
- “Circle of Life”
- “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”
- “Be Prepared”
- “Hakuna Matata”
- “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
- Visual Development – Explore a gallery of striking artwork that inspired the movie’s look and feel.
- Character Design – Trace the development of the film’s unforgettable characters through early concept art drawings.
- Storyboards – Examine storyboards created in the development of “The Lion King.”
- Layouts – Feast your eyes on layouts created in the development of “The Lion King.”
- Backgrounds & Layouts – Journey through a gallery of landscape paintings that shaped the world of “The Lion King.”
- Classic Bonus Features (Digital Only) – These offerings from prior home entertainment releases include hours of bonus material, such as bloopers, audio commentary, deleted and alternate scenes, and in-depth journeys into the music, film, story, animals and stage show.
- Product SKUs: Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy), Digital HD/SD, DVD
- Feature Run Time: Approximately 89 minutes
- Rating: G in U.S. and Canada
- Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray Feature Film = 1080p High Definition / 1.78:1
What are your memories of The Lion King? Are you excited about this new release?