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Disneynature Born In China on Blu-ray Combo Pack-#Giveaway

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.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 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

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“The Lion King” ROARS To Its Rightful Place In The Walt Disney Signature Collection

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.”

Bonus Features:

BLU-RAY, DIGITAL*:

  1. Brand New Sing-Along Version
  2. Audio Commentary – View the film with commentary by producer Don Hahn and co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
  3. Visualizing a Villain – Against a backdrop of live dancers and the animated “Be Prepared” sequence, artist David Garibaldi paints a masterpiece of evil.
  4. The Recording Sessions – Watch rare footage of the actors recording their roles, matched with the final animation. Intro by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff.
  5. 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.
  6. Inside the Story Room – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff present archival footage of five original story pitches.
    1. Circle of Life – See how color creates emotion and meaning in the film’s iconic opening.
    2. Simba & Nala – See how elements proposed in story meetings evolve into what appears onscreen.
    3. Simba Takes Nala Out to Play – …And, sometimes what seems funny in story meetings never makes it into the film!
    4. Hakuna Matata – Co-directors Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff sing, act and dance their hearts out as they pitch the “Hakuna Matata” sequence.
    5. 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.
  1. Music & More – Sing along to your favorite songs from the movie!
    1. “Circle of Life”
    2. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”
    3. “Be Prepared”
    4. “Hakuna Matata”
    5. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
  1. Galleries
    1. Visual Development – Explore a gallery of striking artwork that inspired the movie’s look and feel.
    2. Character Design – Trace the development of the film’s unforgettable characters through early concept art drawings.
    3. Storyboards – Examine storyboards created in the development of “The Lion King.”
    4. Layouts – Feast your eyes on layouts created in the development of “The Lion King.”
    5. Backgrounds & Layouts – Journey through a gallery of landscape paintings that shaped the world of “The Lion King.”
  1. 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.

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 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?

 


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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is Available Today-We Take You Behind The Scenes

If you ask my kids, they would say, one of the best perks about their mom being a blogger, is that we get new Blu-ray releases before they hit the store. My kids were out of their minds last week when they opened a package to discover, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 inside. There was about one nanosecond before it was projected in our living room via our Epson projector. Absolutely no waiting for a family movie night, they had to watch it immediately. They loved it, they could not even tell me a favorite part because they said it was all cool! When I pressed them, they said they got a kick out of little baby Groot and a giant squid.

If you are excited to watch this movie, you are in luck, because Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2  is out today on 4K UHD & Blu-ray! To celebrate I have some great Rocket and Groot bonus clips to share with you that show a behind the scenes glimpse of what it was like designing and creating the phenomenal digital characters of Rocket and Groot on set alongside the other actors.

Rocket & Groot-Click HERE for your behind the scenes video.

Baby Groot Stand-In

Designing Baby Groot- Click HERE for another behind the scenes video.

Rocket In The Trees- Click HERE for another behind the scenes video.

So do you have plans to buy Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ? Let me know what you think if you do.

 

 


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A Stork’s Journey Available on DVD July 4th! Giveaway Added!!!

Have a fun, family movie night with A Stork’s Journey from Lionsgate with your family, available July 4th!

Get ready to soar on this grand adventure, featuring the vocal talent of Drake Bell, Justine Ezarik and Jane Lynch.

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A Stork’s Journey follows Richard, a sparrow orphaned at birth and raised by storks who believes that he is a stork, too! But when winter comes and the storks prepare to migrate to Africa, his stork family must reveal his true identity and leave him behind in the forest with the other sparrows since he would not survive the long journey. Determined to prove he is a stork after all, Richard ventures south on an epic adventure, accompanied by friends big and small, to unleash his true potential and be reunited with his family.

This family-friendly, feature-length animated adventure will be available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand on July 4th! The Dove Foundation awarded A Stork’s Journey with 5 Dove’s, their best rating, “due to it’s originality and fun storytelling,” The film is Dove “Family-Approved” for all-ages and is “entertaining and fun for the entire family.”

DVD/Digital HD Special Features

“Giving the Characters a Voice: At the Recording Studio with Drake Bell, Justine ‘iJustine’ Ezarik and Jane Lynch” Featurette

PROGRAM INFORMATION
Type: Home Entertainment Premiere
Rating: PG for some mild peril
Genre: Family
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Feature Run Time: 84 minutes

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“Max 2: White House Hero” on Blu-ray Combo Pack #Giveaway

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Finding quality family films can be a challenge. If you are looking for a good movie for a family movie night, Max 2: White House Hero is now available on Blu-ray from Warner Bros Home Entertainment. Get the Blu-ray Combo Pack Today!

This brand new, original film features Max on a new assignment that takes him to Washington D.C. to work on a highly sensitive mission that will push Max’s specialized skills, intelligence and loyalty to the test.

Max 2: White House Hero is an adorable film the whole family will enjoy! We have three dogs who are members of our family and we love to watch movies that feature talented canine actors.

Play Run Game

I want to share an amazing game called Max 2: White House Hero Run Game, where you can help Max save TJ and Alex.

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Have a Family Movie Night With “Let’s Go PJ Masks!” Now On DVD #Giveaway

It has been a sad and stressful week in our house. My uncle, my father’s brother, passed away. He was my last living uncle and the only “grandfather” my youngest children knew, since my father had passed away before they were born. I was very close with my uncle, especially after my dad died, 10 and a half years ago. Even though he lived a long life, it was still sad to lose such a beloved man.

After this week we are definitely in need of some time to enjoy some much-needed family time. That is why I was so happy to recently receive Let’s Go PJ Masks on DVD as an Official PJ Masks Blogger. This DVD has six action-packed episodes, plus a super new music video and a bonus set of stickers! Tonight we will pop some popcorn, grab some candy and drinks and settle in for a family movie night in front of the TV.

Our kids are excited to see Catboy, the real parade leader save the day from Night Ninja, even though he does not think he can lead the Ninjalinos without his drum. They can’t wait to see what happens when Luna Girl turns a sleeps-walking Cameron into her very own human puppet and it is up to the PJ Masks to save the day…but Gekko needs to stop messing around first.

So I am off to get things ready for tonight. How do you celebrate Family Movie Night at your house? I would love to hear all about it in the comments. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for your chance to win this DVD.

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Our Plan For More Family Movie Nights! #DataAndAMovie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias

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With a husband, 5 kids and an insanely busy life, I truly do not know how I would do all I do without technology. Our family is seriously “connected”. I love what technology has done for us, the doors it has opened, the lives we can touch and the lives that can touch us because of it. I can earn a living without leaving my home, no commute to some cubicle in corporate America. I have the ability to build my own dream and put my ideas in motion. The possibilities are truly endless. Technology not only opened those doors but it helps us all stay connected and on track. Smartphones are a given but with them we need a great data plan. What good is having a Smartphone if you are getting charged out the you-know-what whenever you use or go over you data plan.

I was at Walmart the other day and saw the newly lunched Walmart Family Mobile Plus Plan. This is a great new service plan that features Unlimited Talk, Text & Data; 10GB 4G LTE. Oh and to further sweeten the deal this new plan includes one free VUDU move per month per line.  All of that for only $49.88 a month! With a family like mine that can mean 5  free VUDU movies every month! Disclaimer: All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to this INFORMATION or your local Walmart for current pricing.

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Our son Ethan has been bugging us for a phone and frankly it is something we have been considering as he is getting more involved with extracurricular activities and playing on sports teams. As he gets older, there will be more sports and activities. It will make Mom and Dad feel better knowing we have a way to let him know if we are running late or a way he can call or text us with anything. When I was at Walmart and saw the great price they had on the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, I picked it up. It was an amazing deal!

The phone is great, touch screen is very responsive, call sound is clear and crisp, phone is large enough to view recipes or photos in a good resolution. Music sounds great, could not be happier with it.

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With  all that data, I can do more and save more! When I am out shopping one of my favorite apps is Price Match.  That app lets me scan the UPC code of any product and in seconds tells me who has the cheapest price. Since most stores match prices, that app alone has saved me hundreds of dollars.  It really helps to have a plan like this because I use my phone so much.

I am always texting my husband a list of things to pick up at the store, texting my older kids, checking the weather when traveling, looking up  phone numbers, finding restaurants or stores when traveling and on vacation and so much more! There are so many uses for data and so a plan like this is so awesome! The free VUDU  movies, they are the icing on the data cake! A time to unwind and sit down for a family movie night is always a good plan. Oh and one rule-phones off!

We love the time to disconnect from our phones and spend that time connecting with each other and sharing a special movie together. We make a night of it with popcorn and movie theater candy. Hey I have even been checking out some great movie night treats on this Samsung Galaxy Grand via a Food App.

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Let me know if you are going to check out this great plan. If you do, feel free to let me know about any great movies you watched. With 5 free movies a month I can use those recommendations!

 


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