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Peter Pan Live! {Review + Giveaway + Activites}

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Fly into adventure as NBC presents a bold new production of the classic Broadway musical that has delighted audiences for generations.

 Filmed and broadcast live from New York, this wondrous adaptation of the original Broadway musical tells the beloved story of Peter Pan (Allison Williams, HBO’s Girls), a mischievous boy who ran away to have adventures in Neverland and never grow up! This family classic from the producers of Chicago, Hairspray, and Footloose features Academy Award winner Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and unforgettable songs, including “I’m Flying,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land” that will have everyone singing along for years to come!

Peter Pan Live! is available on DVD and as a DVD+CD Soundtrack Gift Set, which includes the CD soundtrack recorded by the cast, just in time for the holidays!  Both the DVD and DVD+CD gift set also includes the special documentary The Making of Peter Pan Live! as seen on NBC, which gives fans an inside look at the creation of this season’s biggest holiday event.  Peter Pan Live! is adapted from J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and features the iconic songs of the 1954 original Broadway production, including “I’m Flying,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “Never Never Land,” PLUS brand new songs penned by Amanda Green, songwriter and daughter of Peter Pan’s original lyricist, to create a truly new and memorable musical event.

Bonus Features • The Making of PETER PAN LIVE! – An exciting backstage look at the creation of an all-new production of the classic Broadway musical from rehearsals through performance.

Our Thoughts…

Peter Pan Live did not disappoint. My 6 1/2 year old daughter adored seeing this live musical version. She’s asked to watch it many more times since her first viewing. I am so happy she’s fallen in love with a such a classic!

Not having anything to compare this too, I think it was done well. The acting and singing was quite enjoyable. The dancing was fun to see! Who knew Captain Hook was capable of tap dancing?  The songs were memorable and I believe owning the musical soundtrack is a must in addition to the DVD.

It’s truly a magical tale and certain to be well received by the entire family, especially children. I hope to see more live classics presented by NBC!

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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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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!

P1170187Throughout all the action packed scenes and saving the world, kids learn all about teamwork, forgiveness, second chances, and never giving up. I know my kids were pretty engaged and couldn’t wait to see what would be happening next. They’ve asked to watch the movie several times since we’ve gotten it.

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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Chuggington: Snow Rescue {DVD Review}

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We all know that Christmas is well on the way as well as Winter. So, we’ve been in-cooperating lots of themed DVD’s to watch during family time. Recently to DVD, Chuggington: Snow Rescue has been what’s been watched by my nearly four year old son. This collection was his very first viewing of the Chuggington series and it appears to have gone over very well.

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The DVD runtime is a little over an hour, 64 minutes in all. The animation is very colorful and done exceptionally well! There appear to be a lot of characters with great personalities. The episodes teach important lesson like the importance of teamwork, being responsible, and of being safe.

The Snow Rescue Special is one of the episodes you’ll want to make sure to see during the month of December. This episode has a Parade of Lights and how the trains make do during a Winter Storm. The rescue mission was full of lots of action and kept my son on the edge of his seat wondering what was going to happen next!

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Episodes Included:

* Snow Rescue Special
* Iron Chuggers
* Deputy Chug Patrollers
* Movie Maker Brewster
* Toot’s Tall Tale

Special Features:

* Bonus Badge Quest Episode: Wilson Winter Feed
* New Character Montages: Fletch, Cormac and Tyne
* Coloring and Activity Sheets (DVD-ROM)

Viewing it myself, I believe it’s great wholesome entertainment that the whole family can enjoy together. It’s quick paced and full of a lot of action and adventure. If that’s what appeals to your kids, this one will definitely be a winner! Chugginton is appropriate for children ages three to six years old. There’s been no fear of anything askew! We’d totally recommend Chuggington: Snow Rescue!

Interested in Purchasing? Chuggington: Snow Rescue can be purchased on Amazon.com for $9.99 as of this posting!


 

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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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My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

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My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks is releasing to DVD tomorrow! Fans of the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic series are certainly going to be excited about this addition, I know we were! This movie is the sequel to My Little Pony: Equestria Girls and stands well enough alone but I would would recommend viewing the other first so as not miss out on any important details. I imagine fans would be a little confused in wondering how the ponies turned into teenagers and are residing at Canterlot High School. So please do see the other movie first to truly appreciate this one!

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The message of working together, being redeemed, forgiveness, and teamwork are very present and easy to grasp. The nemesis in the story are of a group of creatures that took the form of human girls that were banished from Equestria. They grew stronger in their dark magic by feeding off the negativity of others and were aimed to create as much as possible. After discovering this by Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle is called upon to find a solution to stop all chaos from happening! A battle of the band competition happens and the girls with their band the Rainbooms have to work together to stop the crisis befalling the whole school by The Dazzlings!product_detail_rainbowrocks

Movie runtime is 75 minutes and there’s a plenty of great bonus features! My 6 1/2 year old daughter said she really liked the story and that all the songs were great! I couldn’t agree more. All the characters we know and love provided us with their fun loving personalities and quirks! The story is about getting along and being a good friend. I really liked in how finding a solution provided a challenge but it all ended well with teamwork and endurance! I would recommend it to any My Little Pony fan!

Bonus Features:

  • Audio Commentary
  • 8 Prequel Shorts
  • 3 Sing-Alongs

Want it? My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks [Blu-ray/DVD/Digital]is  available for pre-order at Amazon.com, ShoutFactory.com, Target.com, and Walmart.com, and will be in stores everywhere October 28. Depending on where you purchase the film different accessories or money saving offers such as a music CD, bracelets, etc.

For more information on My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks,visit www.mlpeg.com

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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