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Blu-Ray + DVD Diamond Edition Review: Lady and the Tramp

A classic love story unfolds in the best Disney tradition as a lovely young pedigreed cocker spaniel named Lady, who lives a pampered life, finds herself falling romantically for Tramp, an amorous street-smart pooch without prospects. Although they have fun together on several dates, including a sentimental spaghetti dinner by moonlight at Tony’s restaurant, their relationship is strained not only by Lady’s loyalty to her human family and their newborn baby, but by Tramp’s devil-may-care attitude that eventually gets Lady in trouble and tossed into the dog pound. However, good-hearted Tramp redeems himself by saving the baby from potential harm and thus wins Lady’s love and the affection of her human family.

Today the beloved classic Lady and The Tramp arrives on Blu-ray Diamond edition for the first time  from Walt Disney Studios. This movie  I remember watching as a child and now I can share this heart warming tale with my own children in this spectacular diamond edition! This is film to be shared and enjoy by both young and old.

So what did my kids think? First you should know that my three and a half year old daughter loves dog movies. In fact, this movie is probably running a close second to another Disney film called Bolt. The cute songs kept my daughter intrigued and the story kept her captivated. I enjoyed watching her expression and was there to reassure or answer any questions she was known to ask during any film she watches.

Keep in mind you might want to save this one till your children are a bit older or I recommend you be there to comfort during any frightening situations. My daughter did get a bit scared when the rat was climbing into the babies room and started crying because she thought the baby was going to get hurt but I told her that the dogs would make sure it was okay.

The run time of this film isn’t too long. I think 76 minutes is a good running time as any longer sometimes loses the interest of children.  This tale is heart warming and teaches children the importance of friendship, love, compassion, and acceptance of others. I highly recommend this Disney classic. I am also really enjoying going through all the special features and learning the history behind with this sweet title!

Blu-ray & DVD Combo Special Features and Bonuses:

Blu-ray Bonus:  

  • Disney Second Screen: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings*
  • Audio Commentary: Inside Walt’s Story Meetings
  • Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad
  • Three Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Never Recorded Song: “I’m Free as the Breeze”

Classic DVD Bonus: 

  • Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of Lady and the Tramp
  • Finding Lady: The Art of the Storyboard
  • Original 1943 Storyboard Version of the Film
  • PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs
  • “The Siamese Cat Song,” Finding a Voice for the Cats
  • “Bella Notte” Music Video

DVD Bonus:  

  • Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad
  • PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs

Digital Bonus:

  • Diane Disney Miller: Remembering Dad
  • Three Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • PuppyPedia: Going to the Dogs

 

BUY IT: The 2 Disc Blu-Ray Combo Pack retails for $39.99 in the US and $46.99 in Canada.  Standard Digital for $29.99 US/$35.99 Canada and 3 Disc Blu-Ray Combo Pack for $44.99/ $51.99 Canada.

**Right now you can purchase Lady and the Tramp (Diamond Edition Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo in Blu-ray Packaging) on Amazon.com for 22.99! It’s not to late to surprise your special Valentine with this spectacular movie!

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Disclosure: This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

Review and Giveaway: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie DVD

This coming Valentine and Easter Seasons, The Walt Disney Studios invites everyone to get the party started as the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang – Daisy, Mickey, Donald & Goofy – celebrate Minnie Mouse’s birthday. Releasing for the first time on DVD and Digital Copy, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Minnie will be made available for purchase nationwide on February 7, 2012.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Minnie has been packaged to include five, fun-filled episodes – each underlining the themes of friendship, teamwork, sharing and problem solving – and an all new bonus feature “You’re Invited to Minnie’s Birthday Party,”.

Our Thoughts…

We are huge fans of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse over here and it’s no surprise that the I Heart Minnie DVD has quickly become a brand new favorite in our home. My daughter loves all the characters and is really enthralled with how the team works together to figure things out! My son who recently has turned one is also starting to pay attention when we watch the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse . And be warned the the theme song is going to get stuck in your head! Good thing it’s a pretty cute song.

This Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD, much like the others, focuses on making learning fun. There’s things like shape recognition, colors, problem solving skills and counting. My daughter also really liked that the DVD cover itself had activities to keep her happy on the reversible cover . How fun that not only can she watch a show that she loves but she can figure out mazes, and do other fun activities such as color how she’d like the featured cover to look and there’s even a place for her to write her name on who the movie belongs too.

The Episodes….

· Minnie & Daisy’s Flower Shower (All-New, Never-Before-Seen) – The botanical highlight of the year is in trouble, unless Minnie and Daisy can get their flowers to bloom! Together, they board the glove balloon to help coax the clouds to sprinkle much needed rain.

· Daisy’s Dance -Clap your hands and tap your feet! Join Daisy, as she gets ready for one of the most important events of her life––performing in the big talent show!

· Daisy’s Pet Project – The Pet Parade is almost here and Daisy needs to find the perfect animal for which she can love and care. But it’s not as easy as she thinks and soon she has three new friends: an elephant named Bubbles, a giraffe called Longfellow and a bunny called Captain Jumps-a-lot!

· Minnie’s Rainbow – After a brightly colored rainbow appears over the clubhouse, Minnie searches for the pot of gold that’s supposed to be at its end. Along the way, she meets a leprechaun and discovers that not all treasure turns out to be as she expected!

· Minnie’s Birthday – Today is Minnie’s birthday, but the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends need to set up her birthday party.

This particular collection offers not only the DVD but also a separate digital copy that allows parents to easily, quickly download the episodes onto a computer or secondary handheld device for on-the-go access. Total run time is approximately 120 minutes and not to forget features a special never before seen episode!

We would highly recommend  the I Heart Minnie DVD & Digital Copy! It’s a great collection that celebrates friendship and fun! I think it would make an awesome Valentines Day or Easter gift to receive! You can pre-order Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I Heart Minnie DVD on Amazon right now for $14.99!

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Review & Giveaway: The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends to the Finish DVD

 

Drivers, prepare to buckle up! The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends To The Finish will arrive on DVD on February 14, 2012, from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc. Featuring 10 exhilarating episodes, The Adventures of Chuck & Friends also touts a color-your- own-cover activity.

Follow CHUCK THE DUMP TRUCK character and his incredible cast of friends in this delightfully fast-paced, song-filled, high-energy series for preschoolers. Every visitor to the truck stop where CHUCK lives fuels his exciting fantasies, and he enlists his pals Digger, Boomer, Rowdy, Soku, Biggs and Handy to turn those fantasies into reality.

The Adventures of Chuck & Friends series is currently airing on The Hub TV Network in the U.S. and on Treehouse in Canada.
Our Thoughts… 

It’s no surprise that The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: Friends to the Finish DVD has been a hit in my house. My 3 1/2 year old daughter isn’t really into princesses and girly girl shows and I have a one year old baby boy that loves anything that goes Vroom! I’m pretty happy that for the time being that they tend to like to watch the same things and there’s no fighting over “TV TIME”. I’m sure there will come a day when my daughter might be into chick flicks and my son ninja movies but oh boy that’s looking too far ahead and I’m sure there’s going to have to be some sort of ground rules and tv time splitting situations.  But until all that, I’m pleased that the kids are both happily enjoying Chuck and Friends together.

Parents will delight in knowing that this show is very family friendly. The show focus on teaching life lessons in a fun kid friendly way. There are lots of great characters all being different types of vehicles. My daughter has been singing the theme song of the show all week and my son is totally captivated by it!  Be warned it’s catchy! I welcome this wholesome entertainment and highly recommend Chuck and Friends  for boys and girls up to the age of six.

Check out the Slideshow of Images from the Show below!


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Review: Real Steel DVD & BluRay

Film Synopsis: Balancing gritty action and emotional heart, “Real Steel” is an inspiring and visually stunning film that takes audiences on an action-packed journey. Washed-up boxer Charlie Kenton (Hugh Jackman) scrapes by as a small-time robot-fight promoter as he tries to make a comeback. Against all odds he eventually succeeds—at least in the eyes of his son Max (Dakota Goyo). “Real Steel” is spectacular family entertainment that will have everyone cheering again and again.

If you haven’t already seen Real Steel or even if you have, there’s a good chance that you’ll probably want to grab your very own DVD/Blu Ray copy when it releases on the 24th of January! In my opinion, this a great movie that the whole family will enjoy especially for the men and boys in your life.

I’m not ashamed to say that we are a pretty geeky family. We love Dr. Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, almost any sci fi, pirate flicks, and anything pretty much to do with Robots. Real Steel takes the cake for every robot movie we have seen especially since it’s family friendly. Honestly I am sure most people will be skeptical in the sense because all they know is that it’s a movie about robot boxing . I’m here to say it filled with so much more than that although the robots boxing is pretty cool all by itself!

We really liked this movie! My 3 1/2 year old daughter loves robots and has asked to watch this movie several times since we first watched it. Now note that this movie is PG 13 and you have a child that gets frightened easily this could pose an issue. I didn’t think it was over the top violent or scary but to each their own opinion and standards. I would say to maybe pre-screen this or read up on some other reviews to decide for yourself it’s right for the under 13 crowd in your own home.

This movie is full of action packed themes, adventure, and heart felt story line that’s main focus on  facing challenges, love, forgiveness, and second chances! Trust me, you don’t often find this wholesome of an action packed movie often. It’s no surprise that this one topped the theater charts for so long!

The DVD has lots of great extras! You’ll find the  “Making of Metal Valley” and “Building the Bots”. There’s bloopers and an audio commentary with the director on the DVD disc. The blu-ray disc has even more bonus content including Real Steel Second Screen, deleted and extended scenes, “Countdown to the Fight – The Charlie Kenton Story” and “Sugar Ray Leonard: Cornerman’s Champ” features. Fan of the flick won’t want to miss out on all these great bonuses!

Real Steel is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 127 minutes. It is available on Blu-ray and DVD. Check out the trailer of Real Steel for a preview of the film below.

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Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange for my opinion of them. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.