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Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars on DVD Now!

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Synopsis: A couple of summers ago in a galaxy far, far away, Phineas and Ferb are happily basking in the glow of Tatooine’s twin suns — until plans for the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands, thrusting them (and Agent P) into a galactic rebellion and an epic struggle of good versus evil in PHINEAS AND FERB: STAR WARS(TM). Will Phineas and Ferb be able to resist the Dark Side? Will Stormtrooper Candace finally bust a Rebel? Can Agent P stop Darthenshmirtz from using his Force-powered “Sith-Inator”?

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**In exchange for promoting this DVD, my family and I received a complimentary family kit which included a Darth Vader Voice Changer, a Darth Vader Baseball Cap, and Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars DVD! It was like Christmas came early. My son and daughter adore the voice changer and have been using it non-stop since it arrived. **

We are elighted that Disney and Lucasfilm joined forces to bring us such a action-packed fun, intergalactic adventure! This is a movie that my entire family was excited about seeing. Sometimes our movie nights are hit or miss but this one was definitely a hit!

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P1170184Other than the excellent full length Star Wars themed feature on the DVD there are five bonus adventures which makes run time of the entire DVD 164 minutes long. Each DVD comes with a Complimentary Collectible Perry-In-Carbonite Keychain which I’ve already claimed for my own keyring! Subtitles and language are available in English, French, and Spanish.

Episodes:

  1. For Your Ice Only/ Happy New Years!
  2. Steampunx/ It’s No Picnic
  3. Terrifying Tri-State Trilogy Of Terror (Parts 1 &2)
  4. Dof 101/ Father’s Day
  5. Tales of the Resistance (Parts 1 & 2)

 

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Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars can be purchased right now on Amazon.com for $14.96. You can also find it at Target, Wal-Mart and other well known retailers. This DVD would make a great gift for those of all ages that love Phineas & Ferb as well as Star Wars!

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

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Moms Night Out {DVD Review & $25.00 Gift Certificate from Family Christian.com!}

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From the producers of October Baby comes a faith-based message and hysterically funny comedy that your whole family will enjoy! Allyson and her friends just want a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation – a long-needed Moms’ Night Out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours… what could go wrong?

My Thoughts…

Mom’s Night Out, is a movie I believe everyone mom should see. I found myself nodding my head, laughing out loud, and even shedding a tear or two. This movie is a comedy but it certainly tugs at the heart strings reminding Mom’s that even when it seems hard that God has got our backs. Too often as mom’s we play the comparison game and put extremely high expectations on ourselves instead of falling into our roles naturally. This movie gives hope, encouragement, and reminds of the real reason why we do what we do and to not lose sight of that.

The all-star cast includes Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins. The cast works together great and the vast array of character gives us many different perspectives in fun and often hilarious way. I really liked watching all the bonus features and hearing from their heart of what this movie was to them and about their parts in it. If you see this movie, I really recommend taking the time to see all the features too.

I can’t wait to get a group of girlfriends together for a Mom’s movie night in to watch this flick. It’s highly relate-able (the main character is a Mom blogger) and I will probably watch it many times more. Though, if husbands want to see this movie as well, it would probably go over well. It caught the eye of my husband with all the action and antics! Totally a movie for the whole family. Runtime is 98 minutes and the rating is PG.

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Giveaway & Review: Buck Denver asks…What’s in the Bible Volume 10: Jesus is The Good News!

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

whatbible10Let VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer and a bunch of hilarious new friends explain the entire Bible to your kids in this groundbreaking fast-paced and fun-filled DVD series. Includes TWO 25 minute episodes: God’s Perfect Timing – Buck Denver and crew learn about the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments and how Jesus arrives at just the perfect time & The Messiah Has Come! – Learn about the life and ministry of Jesus-how He died for us and rose again to launch the kingdom of God in the world and in us!

Our Thoughts…

Buck Denver asks…Volume 10: Jesus Is the Good News! is an excellent DVD to share with children, especially during the Holiday season. I say this because in celebrating Christmas as believers we are celebrating Christ, God’s gift to us. I feel it’s very important for children to see Him as more than just a babe in a manager. This collection teaches all about Jesus and what’s He’s done for us.

On this collection the Gospels Matthew, Mark, Luke & John are explained and discussed. These books show us that Jesus’ arrival was perfect in timing! We also learn very much about God through Jesus’ life & ministry while here on the Earth from the promise of a Saviour to His ultimate sacrifice for us!

Phil Vischer ( creator of the VeggieTales) has done an excellent job is explaining all of this in ways children can understand easily. There’s puppets, flash animations, catchy songs, but aside from all that, the DVD explains much in a serious manner and encourages children if they have questions about any of the topics like salvation to talk to a parent, church leader, etc. I think it’s good that was suggested instead of praying a prayer right there and then not knowing what they should do next in their walk with Christ.

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Things that were covered included: How the Power of Sin & Death Were Broken, That we all became sons & daughters of Christ, Jesus showed His Authority on Earth, That in the future there will be no evil and a New Kingdom of God is awaiting us, and much more. I would suggest watching one out of the two twenty-five minute episodes at a time and then discussing it before moving on. I appreciate there was a family discussion guide included with the DVD with great questions to direct conversations.

In addition to the DVD, there some fabulous extras found on the What’s in the Bible website to use and incorporate with watching the DVD. There’s coloring sheets, family discussion guide to back up what was learned and covered on the DVD, and more to print out absolutely free!

My children are quite fans of the series and we will continue to watch and discuss it! My daughter is 6 and she’s been asking more and more questions about God. I’m glad I’ve got this series to turn too for help in explaining and answering her! think this DVD is best suited for children age 5-10 years old and it’s really great for the whole family to enjoy together during this time of the year.We’ve been fan of this series for several years now and recommend this title as well as the others available highly.

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Adventure Time: Finn the Human DVD {review}

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Adventure Time fans have something to be excited for with the upcoming DVD release of Adventure Time: Finn the Human! This collection features 16 fun filled action packed episodes making up three hours of viewing goodness! As amazing as that sounds, that’s not all there is to be excited for! This collection also comes with an authentic backpack that favors the exact one worn by Finn!

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The episodes included on the Adventure Time: Finn the Human DVD are:

1. The New Frontier
2. The Lich
3. Finn the Human
4. Jake The Dog
5. We Fixed a Truck
6. Blade of Grass
7. The Red Throne
8. The Great Bird Man
9. One Last Job
10. Little Dude
11. City of Thieves
12. Conquest of Cuteness
13. Who Would Win
14. Ignition Point
15. Furniture & Meat
16. Sad Face

adventuretime2The episodes are from a variety of seasons and feature not just one but many of our favorites. There’s never a dull moment with Finn & Jake. The adventures are interesting, amusing, often odd, but incredibly imaginative. I like how the throughout the series you see the characters grow and the storyline progress subtly. It’s definitely a cartoon kids will love and in some cases parents too!

Want it? Cartoon Network: Adventure Time – Finn the Human  can be pre-ordered Amazon.com right now for $21.23 before it’s release date on November 25th.

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Shout! Factory 2014 Kids and Family DVD and Blu-Ray Releases For the Holidays

shout logoIf you are looking to stuff those stockings this Holiday season, DVD’s & BluRays are a great solution for that! Shout Factory has a large selection of entertainment for the whole family from movies to entire animated cartoon series seasons.

Both new and classic titles are offered by Shout Factory such as Classic My Little Pony as well as the newer version My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic for example! I think it’s awesome that both are offered at one place! My six year old daughter is a fan of the newer series as well as I. But it’s awesome that I can share with her the classic cartoon that I grew up with years ago too thanks to Shout Factory making available the complete series!

I am promoting a few below during the Holiday season but know they have more great titles from series such as Transformers, Marvel Knights, Hey Arnold, & many more. Movies that are must sees from Shout Factory are Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, Thunder & the House of Magic, , My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, and the list goes on.



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 My Little Pony: The Complete Series (Original)  SRP $29.93, 4-DVD set

You’re invited to return to Ponyland, the home of all your favorite classic Little Ponies, including the Earth Ponies, Unicorns, Pegasus Ponies, Flutter Ponies, Sea Ponies, Baby Sea Ponies, their human friends Megan, Danny and Molly and, of course, their dragon friend, Spike! Together, they live a life of games, songs and harmony with allies like the Bushwoolies and Furbobs. But, occasionally, there are problems in Ponyland and the Little Ponies of Paradise Estate must face evil witches, goblins, Stone Backs, Grundles and more! Now you can join in the fun and adventure with My Little Pony: The Complete Series!

This DVD series completely ages me. It came out in the 1980’s! It still great wholesome family entertainment. It’s wonderfully remastered and the stories are just as good as I remember. There’s 65 episodes and runtime is 720 minutes. Totally classic My Little Pony goodness! I would highly recommend it to long time fans and little girls that love ponies!


 


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Danny Phantom: The Complete Series   SRP $29.93, 10-DVD set

Find out how an average kid became part ghost-and all ghost hunter! With the extraordinary ability to turn himself into a super-heroic apparition, Danny Fenton must track down and defeat ghastly ghouls, while keeping his identity a secret!

And you thought the hassles of everyday high school life were bad! Meet Danny Fenton, a good-natured, ordinary 14-year-old kid with extraordinary powers. After an accident involving ‘Ghost Zone’ portal of his two highly eccentric ghost-hunting parents, Danny now has the half-ectoplasmic DNA of a ghost, giving him the ability to fight off the horrible spooks, specters and vengeful ghost hunters threatening our world! But before Danny can defeat anything, he must first learn to control his newfound powers with the help of his best friends, tech-head Tucker and self-proclaimed goth Sam.

This collection comes with 10 DVDs featuring all 53 original episodes! A real treat for us that grew up with Danny Phantom and want to relive it once again or share it with our kids! A good quality cartoon series that’s unique, funny, and the characters are definetly relate-able.

Runtime: 1170 minutes (just don’t watch it all in one sitting!)


 

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If you’re a My Little Pony fan, you’re not going to want to pass up this collection! This DVD features episodes focusing mainly on Twilight Sparkle. Since her arrival in Ponyville, Twilight Sparkle has learned the true meaning and value of friendship. With her very best friends — Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Fluttershy and, of course, Spike — Twilight goes on the greatest of adventures and comes back with even more lessons. All of this has earned Twilight her wings and the crown of a Princess and now you can learn what Princess Twilight Sparkle has learned and take with you The Keys Of Friendship.

Episodes:
Rarity Takes Manehattan
Pinkie Apple Pie
It Ain’t Easy Being Breezies
Twilight’s Kingdom, Part 1
Twilight’s Kingdom, Part 2

Personally, this collection does not disappoint as it’s full of many great episodes with terrifically fun stories, cute songs, and all those lovable pony characters. The stories are always exciting, fun, and totally engaging. The message of team work and friendship are always portrayed prominently and that’s something important to display to children in learning how to get a long with peers well!

Bonus Feature: A Sing-A-Long
Runtime:110 minutes


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Buck Denver asks…Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD Review & Giveaway

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
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A fun and exciting way to teach my children about popular Christmas traditions as well as the Birth of Christ has been through the “Buck Denver asks…Why Do We Call It Christmas?” DVD. This DVD as well as the rest of the series is created by Phil Vischer creator of the VeggieTales! There’s puppets, flash animations, catchy songs, and a clever story line that meshes everything one would wonder about the Holiday season altogether in an easy to understand way!

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On this DVD, viewers will learn about Christmas and the many traditional things we partake in during the month of December. Some of the things covered include where we get the word Christmas from, where Jesus was born, the story behind the Christmas tree, about St. Nicholas, and much more! I’ll admit that even I learned a thing or two!

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I’m so glad my 6 1/2 year old sat and watched the whole film. She said she liked the movie and learned a lot. I imagine though we’ll watch it a few more times before Christmas day and bring it out again next year. I will say that it’s somewhat fast paced which is right up her alley. My nearly four year old son didn’t sit through the whole thing but we’ll try again with him next year. Total runtime of the DVD is 60 minutes. Aside from the main feature there’s bonuses which include sing-a-longs, outtakes, and Christmas poems to watch.

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In addition to the DVD, there some fabulous extras found on the What’s in the Bible website to use and incorporate with watching the DVD. There’s coloring sheets, family discussion guide to back up what was learned and covered on the DVD, printable invitations, ornaments, cards, and more to print out absolutely free!

I think this DVD is best suited for children age 4-10 years old and it’s really great for the whole family to enjoy together during this time of the year.We’ve been fan of this series for several years now and recommend this title as well as the others available highly.

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