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December’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

The BFG DVDDisney presents a Roald Dahl classic directed by Steven Spielberg. In an imaginative tale filled with magic, wonder and unexpected friendship, a young girl is launched on an enormous adventure when she crosses paths with a mysterious being called the Big Friendly Giant.

Special Features
Bringing THE BFG To Life — Take a phizz-whizzing journey through the making of the movie with Ruby Barnhill (“Sophie”)|The Big Friendly Giant And Me — A short about the friendship between the BFG and the little “bean” who lived in Giant Country before Sophie|Gobblefunk: The Wonderful Words Of The BFG — A whoopsey-splunkers tutorial on the BFG’s gloriumptious Gobblefunk|Giants 101 — Meet the frightsome giants portrayed by actors Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader and more|Melissa Mathison: A Tribute

Actors: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall
Directors: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Screenplay By Melissa Mathison, Based On The Book By Roald Dahl
Format: Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2016
Run Time: 118 minutes

Pete's Dragon DVDWhen a mysterious 10-year-old boy, Pete, turns up, claiming to live in the woods with a giant green dragon, it’s up to a forest ranger, Grace, and young Natalie to learn where the boy came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this magical dragon.

Special Features
Notes To Self: A Director’s Diary — Director David Lowery narrates the personal diary he kept through the filming of PETE’S DRAGON in this intimate and fascinating look at the movie’s making|Making Magic — Discover fun facts about what went into designing this spectacular, lovable dragon|”Disappearing” Moments — The director shares a montage of the film’s “lost” scenes|Audio Commentary — With Director David Lowery, Co-writer Toby Halbrooks and Actors Oakes Fegley and Oona Laurence|Music Videos: “Nobody Knows” by The Lumineers and “Something Wild” by Lindsey Stirling (featuring Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness)|Bloopers.

Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban
Directors: David Lowery
Writers: Screenplay By David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks, Based On A Screenplay By Malcolm Marmorstein
Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2016
Run Time: 103 minutes

dvdAfter saving her enchanted kingdom of Avalor from an evil sorceress, Princess Elena must now reign as “Crown Princess” until she’s old enough to become Queen. Fortunately, she’ll have plenty of help from her family and friends. With her sister Isabel, magical flying jaquins, and her friends Naomi, Royal Wizard Mateo and Royal Guard Gabe by her side, this empowered Princess will do her best to rule Avalor with bravery and compassion. Experience the fun, action and adventure as Disney’s most inspiring new leader embarks on a heroic journey to restore her kingdom to greatness and prove she’s READY TO RULE!

EPISODE LISTING: “First Day Of Rule” and “Model Sister” (Special Full-Length Adventure); “All Heated Up”; “Island Of Youth”

Actors: Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Carlos Alazraqui
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), French (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: December 6, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

DVDThe battle between Cats and Dogs goes Galactic! Adventure Cat and his evil kitty army hope to snatch a magical galactic bone that will give them the power to take over the entire galaxy. It’s up to an elite group of space dogs, headed by the intrepid General Ruff (William McNamara), to beat Adventure Cat to the bone.

Actors: William Mcnamara, Bobby Catalano, Jason Pascoe, Kj Schrock, April Rose
Directors: Evan Tramel
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Rated:NR Not Rated
Studio: Ruthless
DVD Release Date: December 13, 2016
Run Time: 82 minutes

Thomas Edison's Secret Lab DVDWhen an old friend of Edison’s visits the lab and asks the Secret Lab Kids to help him with an urgent, top-secret project, they have to follow him through a wormhole to get to his own secret lab. Who could this mysterious friend be and what is this top secret project during the holiday season?

Actors: Thomas Edison
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2016
Run Time: 70 minutes

The Cat in the Hat DVD*Home Media Award: Best Kids Video 2012* *National Parenting Publication Award (NAPPA): Gold Winner 2013* ‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the yard the Cat in the Hat and his guests partied hard. When the party was over, and the guests all departed one poor baby reindeer was left broken-hearted! Can the Cat in the Hat, Sally, Nick and the Fish help make come true little Ralph’s Christmas wish? To be with his family, in far-off Freeze-Your-Knees. Will you help see him home? Come be our guests, please!

Actors: Martin Short
Directors: Portfolio Entertainment in association with Random House and Dr. Seuss Enterprises
Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 30, 2012
Run Time: 60 minutes

DVDGumby and Pokey, television’s legendary clay characters, live one great adventure after another in a timeless world of stop motion magic and wonder. Join our favorite duo in this fun-filled collection of 50’s, 60’s and 80’s episodes! When Santa gets sick right before Christmas, will the holiday be ruined or can the Witty Witch save the day and deliver the gifts with the help of a certain someone? Then, Scrooge escapes from his book and sets out to destroy all of the toys in Toyland, but luckily Gumby is there to save the day. From helping the Pilgrims, George Washington, and even the Moon Boggles, to rescuing a baby mastodon in the arctic, these unique shows will spark your imagination and bring a smile to your heart.

Actors: Gumby and Friends
Directors: Art Clokey
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2015
Run Time: 80 minutes

DVDOne crisp, winter morning, a young boy wakes up to find a thick blanket of snow has covered the ground as far as the eye can see. Filled with excitement, the boy decides to build a snowman using a tangerine for his nose, coal for his buttons and eyes, and tops him off with a hat and scarf. Later that night, at the stroke of midnight, the snowman comes to life! The young boy and the snowman embark on a magical adventure of discovery where the snowman explores the young boy s world and in return he takes him flying to his home in the North Pole. Upon arriving at the North Pole, the two join a party as the guests of honor to a very special person. Based on Raymond Briggs book, The Snowman is a family classic for generations to enjoy.

Actors: David Bowie
Directors: Diane Jackson
Writers: Raymond Briggs
Format: Multiple Formats, Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Snowman Enterprises
DVD Release Date: October 14, 2014
Run Time: 30 minutes

DVDInspired by the world of Playmobil toys, embark on a series of adventures with the Super 4 as they travel through the wider Playmobil universes. Whether it be a sci-fi futuristic world, a magical fairy world, a world of pirates, or a world of medieval knights, the adventures are never ending! Welcome to Kingsland, a world of chivalry, dragons, quests, tournaments, and castles! Kingsland is ruled by the corrupt King John, who is Prince Alexander’s uncle. King John ascended the throne when Alex’s father and mother were lost at sea. Prince Alexander is the heir to the throne but cannot abide living under his uncle’s corrupt authority. Join Prince Alexander, or Alex as he’d prefer to be called, along with his Super 4 friends as they band together to fight villains especially dragons and save their worlds from chaos.

Actors: Playmobil
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 8, 2016
Run Time: 80 minutes

DVDJoin junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs in the real world! At bedtime, Mom reads Trek ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’. Trek drifts off to sleep and ends up in ‘The Land of Dinoz’; where he meets new pals like the Scare-Troodon (Penelope), the Tin-Dromaeosaurus (Bobby), and the Cowardly Stygimoloch (Hannah). Together, they all head off to see the wizard and save him some wicked dinosaur skeletons. Enjoy this and more dino-rrific adventures with Trek and friends!

Actors: Dino Dan
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2016
Run Time: 60 minutes

DVDA Frozen Christmas is the perfect way to get the family in the Holiday spirit with the most beloved animated Christmas characters, including Santa Claus, the Snowman, Elves, Santa’s Reindeer, and more! Gather around and listen as Santa and his young elf pals narrate time honored Christmas story classics such as, The Elves and the Shoemaker, Little Girls’ Christmas, The Fir Tree, the Brave Tin Soldier and more!

Actors: Kj Schrock, Evan Tramel
Format: Animated, Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Ruthless
DVD Release Date: November 22, 2016
Run Time: 76 minutes

Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HDRafe has an epic imagination, and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to a rule-crazy middle school. Drowning in do s and don ts, Rafe and his best friend Leo hatch a plan to expose the principal by breaking every rule in the school s Code of Conduct. As the principal strikes back, Rafe s world, at home and at school, explodes into hilarious chaos in this laugh-filled family comedy based on James Patterson’s bestselling book series.

Special Features:
That Middle School Life, Middle School = The Worst / Making Movies = The Best, The Wedgie Wheel, Yolo: Behind Operation Rafe, Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes. –Lionsgate

Actors: Rob Riggle, Griffin Gluck, Thomas Barbusca
Directors: Steve Carr
Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region A/1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Lionsgate
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2017
Run Time: 92 minutes

Hardcover BookThe Super Amazing Princess Heroes have sprung in to action to help build a new school in Uganda. Everything is going well until one of the heroes, Kinney, gets very sick with a heart condition and flies back to the U.S. for medical help. The girls soon learn that one of their Ugandan friends, a wonderful girl named Gift, is sick with the same condition. She needs to fly to the U.S. as well —but what if she didn’t? What if she had a hospital in Uganda that could help other kids just like her? The story of the Super Amazing Princess Heroes conveys positive messages to young girls to help others and to think of those outside themselves.

Age Range: 5 – 7 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
Series: Super Amazing Princess Heroes
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Umiya Publishing (November 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0988905027
ISBN-13: 978-0988905023
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 10.6 inches

Very Christmas BookIn her very first publication, Simone Mets conceives a charming children’s story about a little girl and her friends who Discover a way to make Christmas wishes come true when Santa’s workshop is destroyed by a storm. “Very Christmas” has won the 2016 Elite Gold Award in the holiday category, an award honoring the best e-books published each year in North America.

Hardcover BookTWISTED: THE COOKBOOK features a collection of TWISTED’s most foodgasmic, mind-bending, and downright hilarious creations, as well as some never before seen, grade-A bangers. Whether it’s game day with your pals, a night in with a special someone, an epic party, or a sluggish Saturday morning, these 30 tried-and-tested recipes have got you covered. Whatever you decide to cook—whether it’s the Fajita Cake, Camembert Hedgehog Bread, Breakfast Nachos, Pizza Donuts, or Snickers Salami—this is food porn at its most gratuitous.

Hardcover: 64 pages
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (November 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1849758441
ISBN-13: 978-1849758444
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 7.5 inches

Paperback BookCalling all creative cat lovers!

Is there anything better than cuddling with a cat? No…but coloring cats sure comes close! The Cat Coloring Book is the purr-fect way for cat lovers to unwind and enjoy some much needed feline time. From big cats to kittens, tabbies to Siamese, this book features dozens of pages, patterns, and cute cat poses to destress your mind and keep your cat-cravings satisfied. Relax with your four-pawed friend and spend your down time with the calming designs and adorable felines of The Cat Coloring Book.

Series: Adult Coloring Books
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks; 1 Clr Csm edition (September 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1492644900
ISBN-13: 978-1492644903
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Paperback BookThe “Do Bad Dogs Get Cancer?” book is about helping children and young adults better understand what happens when a loved one, including their pet is diagnosed with cancer. This book allows the reader to identify with the situation; provides a better understanding of cancer and the ability to cope; understand that cancer is not contagious. This boo uses reassuring words as a means for parents to have an open discussion and address children’s’ concerns regarding cancer.

Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: Functional Fitness, L.L.C.; 1st edition (December 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981555136
ISBN-13: 978-0981555133
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Don’t Say Good Bye Just Say See You! Paperback

Grief and loss are normal feelings to have when a relative, friend, or pet dies. Don’t Say Good Bye Just Say See You! reassures a child that no matter how sad or angry they feel when they lose a relative, friend, or pet, in time their sadness will ease and they will be able to remember the happiness they shared. This book gives parents an opportunity to talk about death with their grieving child by addressing their feelings of sadness, anger, and guilt, and clarify any misconceptions they may have. Don’t Say Good Bye Just Say See You! brings a comforting perspective for children who are grieving the loss of their pet or loved one. Parents can use a pet that has died as a good reference point in the discussion of human death.

Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: Functional Fitness, L.L.C. (January 11, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981555179
ISBN-13: 978-0981555171
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Porsche Bella’s Forever Home is a book written to help children see the importance of rescuing, fostering and/or adopting animals, thus giving them a second chance. We hope to encourage a new generation of animal rescuers.

Age Range: 3 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 4
Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: Functional Fitness, L.L.C. (January 19, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981555195
ISBN-13: 978-0981555195
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

The Road to recovery is Paved with dog Treats! was written to help children understand what happens when their pet has to have surgery, and reassures them that their pet will be safe and protected. Parents can use this book as a tool to start a conversation with their child regarding issues they may have about their pet. This book cal also be used to address concerns children have when friends or a loved on undergoes surgery.

Paperback: 46 pages
Publisher: Functional Fitness, L.L.C. (December 15, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981555187
ISBN-13: 978-0981555188
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

Paperback Book(8 x 10-inch paperback) Long after the gifts are opened, the wrapping paper discarded, the toys forgotten, it is our memories of Christmas that remain. The 12 Joys of Christmas celebrates the timeless sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings of a holiday that brings families and friends together in a season of shared ideals, traditions, and lasting joys. This paperback version contains the same quality printing and just as much Christmas magic as the hardcover, in a more economical format that will be no less loved by all who receive it.

Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1537438328
ISBN-13: 978-1537438320
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.1 x 10 inches

Paperback BookAnxiety-Free Kids (2nd ed.) offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child’s excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one–a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids–this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child’s self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one’s fears.

Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Prufrock Press; 2 edition (October 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1618215612
ISBN-13: 978-1618215611
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches

PaperbackHave you ever tried to be the perfect mother? Isabel, a DC lawyer, does everything she can to keep Phoebe from harm, but fails when the mysterious Shane appears on Facebook and flirts with her teenage daughter.

A story about the timeless struggle between mothers and their teen daughters with a razor-sharp 21st century twist. This heart-wrenching, harrowing debut novel for fans of Big Little Lies (Liane Moriarty) and Reconstructing Amelia (Kimberly McCreight) will make you question what’s needed to keep your children from harm. Phoebe’s mother, Isabel, is precariously balancing her career and her family.

Hard-working and caring, worried but supportive, all Isabel wants, in a world of bullies and temptations, is to keep her daughter Phoebe safe. With her busy schedule, though, she fails to recognize another mother’s mounting fury and the danger Phoebe faces by flirting with a mysterious boy on Facebook. A cyber-bullying episode aimed at Phoebe pushes her to the edge with horrific consequences. In her search for justice, Isabel, a DC lawyer, sets out to find the culprit behind this cruel incident.

Saving Phoebe Murrow, set amidst the complicated web of adolescent relationships, tells a story of miscommunication and malice, drugs and Facebook, prejudice and revenge.

Paperback: 425 pages
Publisher: Upper Hand Press LLC (September 2, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0996439560
ISBN-13: 978-0996439565
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches

BookMy Kingdom Books combines story telling, personalisation, and cutting edge technology to create an experience that is truly engaging. Each character within our stories is linked to the spelling of a child’s name. These characters are then brought to life using the My Kingdom Book App. Kids love how the story comes together to be about them and are blown away when they see it come to life in front of their eyes.

Disclosure review

September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

The Jungle Book (BD + DVD + Digital HD) [Blu-ray] In an epic adventure directed by Jon Favreau (IRON MAN), Mowgli, a man-cub raised in the jungle by a family of wolves, embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery when he’s forced to abandon the only home he’s ever known. Featuring an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Scarlett Johansson, THE JUNGLE BOOK is “stunning” (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter).

Actors: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o
Directors: Jon Favreau
Writers: Screenplay by Justin Marks, Based on the Book by Rudyard Kipling
Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled
Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: Walt Disney Studios
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2016
Run Time: 106 minutes

ABC Monsters 1-4 DVD'sMeet the ABC Monsters! They are big, hairy and not very scary. The ABC Monsters are on the loose and only Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry can catch them. Twenty Six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle. Each monster represents a letter of the alphabet, but should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped clean from every book in Capital Town, so it’s very important to make sure that all the ABC Monsters are safely back in Alphabet Gardens before the sun goes down. However, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. The ABC Monsters are always curious and happy creatures so they tend to wander off from Alphabet Gardens and get lost in the process. In each adventure Alice and her good friends Brian and Cherry Berry, must search high and low for one of the missing monsters. Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages preschool children’s imaginations, while making learning exciting and entertaining.

Odd Squad: Creature Encounters DVD When it comes to dealing with bizarre situations, the agents of Odd Squad are ready for the challenge. Join agents Olive and Otto as they interrogate a mummy, a unicorn, and a robot that escaped from library books; work to find a powerful weapon that can defeat the Hydraclops; and go back in time to prevent dinosaurs from destroying headquarters. Olive and Otto work to save the day and set things right!

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Dubbed: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: PBS Distribution
DVD Release Date: September 13, 2016
Run Time: 75 minutes

The Little Prince Read-Aloud Storybook HardcoverThe Little Prince, adapted for children and illustrated with the magnificent original images from the film. A book full of tenderness, designed to help youngsters discover the magic of the universal masterpiece by Saint-Exupery.

Age Range: 6 – 9 years
Grade Level: 1 – 4
Series: The Little Prince
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Abridged edition (November 17, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0544792556
ISBN-13: 978-0544792555

The Barefoot Book of ChildrenInnovative and inclusive, The Barefoot Book of Children empowers young readers to learn about children around the globe and ponder their own place in it. Created with the guidance of diversity specialists, this groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction addresses the need for children’s books that depict diversity, while simultaneously demonstrating the interconnectedness and uniqueness of all people.

Age Range: 5 – 8 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 3
School & Library Binding: 64 pages
Publisher: Barefoot Books (October 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1782852964
ISBN-13: 978-1782852964
Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.5 x 11.8 inches

See You Later, Alligator HardcoverA departing tortoise has his bags packed and is almost ready to set out on an adventure, but he can’t leave until he says good-bye to each of his animal friends. The tortoise stops for every last timid mouse and bumblebee, shouting his rhyming good-byes, making you wonder if, perhaps, he’s stalling the start of his trip.

His animal friends appear startled as he suddenly pops up on each page to say adieu—especially the perplexed rhinoceros the tortoise mistakes for a unicorn! With each farewell, the tortoise’s good-byes get sillier and more creative. When will the good-byes end and the adventure begin?

See You Later, Alligator is a silly story with bright, engaging illustrations and expressive, rhyming text that children will want to read—and giggle through—again and again.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 20, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510704841
ISBN-13: 978-1510704848
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches

That's Not the Monster We Ordered Hardcover BookThe day the Turner family gets their very own monster is a momentous event in the neighborhood. Everyone gathers for the occasion. The monster can roar louder than a lion, leap down the stairs better than any Slinky, and eat grass so no one needs to mow. Based on the Turners’ experience, investing in a monster seems like a great idea!

Except, the monster that shows up isn’t the monster they ordered at all. Their monster likes to pull pranks and paint murals, and when he eats grass, he gets gas! He isn’t a good baker and he smells! Will the family return their defective monster? Or will the monster find a way to win their love?

That’s Not the Monster We Ordered is a fun twist on household pets but full of enough silly antics to warrant rereads. As in Gorillas in Our Midst and My Grandpa Is a Dinosaur, Fairgray and Jones have blended imagination into the real world, creating an entertaining story everyone will enjoy.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 6, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510711368
ISBN-13: 978-1510711365

I Am So Bored! Hardcover BookA little bear is bored and has no idea what to do with himself. He tries to find a friend to play with him, but no one is around or available yet. Dejected, the little bear lays down on the ground with nothing to do but to stare at the sky or the grass. How boring!

Slowly, though, as he sits still, the world begins to come alive around him and his senses are awakened. The grass and the forest around him and the sky above him seem like a very different place and the bear finds himself full of curiosity. He sees things he hasn’t seen before like the shapes in the clouds and feels things he hasn’t felt before like the vibration of a bird’s wings.

I Am So Bored! is a book about imagination, slowing down the pace of life, and the power of all five senses. Take a journey with the little bear as he realizes the beauty of life that exists in the world around him. The perfect story to help little ones wind down and to take a break from screen time. Remember: boredom can sometimes be the best way to have fun.

Age Range: 3 – 6 years
Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Sky Pony Press (September 13, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1510706763
ISBN-13: 978-1510706767
Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches

Disclosure review

August’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Wild Kratts: Wild Reptiles DVDThe Gecko Effect, Crocogator Contest, Rattlesnake Crystal, Chameleon on Target

Format: Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: Pbs
DVD Release Date: August 23, 2016
Run Time: 120 minutes

Dino Dan: Dinobusters DVD Join junior dinosaur expert Trek Henderson as he imagines dinosaurs into the real world dinobusters edition! When his friends come over, Trek tells them the story of a haunted house, which turns out to not have ghosts but instead has dinosaurs! Who ya gonna call? Dinobusters! Enjoy six more dino-rrific adventures with Trek and friends!

Actors: Dino Dan
Directors: NCircle Entertainment
Format: Color, NTSC
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: G General Audience
Studio: NCircle Entertainment
DVD Release Date: July 5, 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes

The Adventures of Panda Warrior [DVD + Digital] A peace-loving soldier from Ancient China is magically transported into a world ruled by an evil nine-headed snake. Transformed into a panda, he joins forces with a flying pig to free the once-peaceful Merryland from tyranny. But first he must train to be the kingdom’s most courageous panda warrior.

Actors: Rob Schneider, Lauren Elizabeth, Norm McDonald, Haylie Duff, Tom Kenny
Directors: Leo Lo
Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 1
Rated: PG Parental Guidance Suggested
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2016
Run Time: 79 minutes

Power Rangers Super Megaforce: The Complete Season [DVD + Digital] The Complete Season of Power Rangers Super Megaforce is now available with over 7 hours of content on 5 discs!

Actors: Andrew M. Gray, Ciara Hanna, Christina Masterson, John Mark Loudermilk, Azim Rizk
Directors: James Barr, Akihiro Noguchi, Charlie Haskell, Jonathan Tzachor
Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 5
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2016
Run Time: 460 minutes

Power Rangers Megaforce: The Complete Season [DVD + Digital] The Complete Season of Power Rangers Megaforce is now available with over 7 hours of content on 5 discs!

Actors: Andrew Gray, John Mark Loudermilk, Ciara Hanna, Azim Rizk, Christina Masterson
Directors: Jonathan Tzachor, Jonathan Brough
Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
Language: English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only.)
Number of discs: 5
Rated: NR Not Rated
Studio: LIONSGATE
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2016
Run Time: 460 minutes

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March’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2016

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart In the days before the big New Year’s Eve celebration, Hope Valley sees some unpredictable resolutions. For instance, Abigail sets out to catch whoever’s been stealing from her kitchen: and finds herself in charge of two orphans in the process. Elizabeth resolves to take charge of Jack’s dog, Rip, in an attempt to remedy Rip’s apparent jealousy of their relationship. Rosemary is determined to win a San Francisco Herald essay contest about a “real frontier family”,… and has to pose as Lee’s wife when a reporter from the paper shows up. And Bill Avery tries his best to convince Jack that he’s not the one who should be behind bars for counterfeiting. Meanwhile, two visitors in town ponder sticking around and causing trouble for both Jack and Pastor Frank!

Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales The fun begins following the victory celebration in the Ewok village on Endor, at the end of STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI. R2-D2 and C-3PO have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the droids are reminiscing, and suddenly you’re taken on a new journey that leads to the retelling of the entire STAR WARS saga, as told by R2-D2 and C-3PO! It’s hilarious and playful, packed with all your favorite interlocking characters. LEGO(R) STAR WARS(TM): DROID TALES is intergalactic thrills for the whole family!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past Take a Turtle-y awesome trip back to the Time of Dinosaurs with Half-Shell Heroes: Blast to the Past! Join Leo, Donnie, Raph, and Mikey as they make new dino-sized allies, battle aliens from the future trying to rule the galaxy, save the day, and get back home! Dinobunga!

Octonauts: Creature Encounters Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! Join brave Captain Barnacles, daredevil ex-pirate, Kwazii and medic Peso Penguin, along with the other Octonauts as they explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats above and below the waves! On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they encounter strange aquatic creatures of all shapes and sizes! Plunge into a red-hot lava cave as Peso and the team search for a teeny tiny water bear! Race to a colorful coral reef with Shellington as he tries to meet a special jellyfish that can live forever! And escape a scary moray eel with the help of Barnacles, Kwazii and a mysterious master of disguise the mimic octopus!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD)Discover the complete story behind the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with in-depth documentary and bonus material that will take fans on an exciting journey behind the scenes. Secrets will be revealed through extensive footage, never-before-seen deleted scenes, and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers. Bonus features include*:

Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.

Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
Plus Deleted Scenes

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December’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don’t have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

Dora & Friends: Season 1 DVDAbout The Product:
Dora and Friends: The Complete First Season DVD includes the following episodes:
• DISC 1 (Dora and Friends)
We Save a Pirate Ship! – To save the Pirate Festival, Dora and her friends have to rescue an old ship from nasty pirates who want its treasure.
The Magic Ring – Dora, Pablo and Naiya travel to ancient times to break the spell of a magic ring that’s shrunk them.
The Royal Ball – Dora and Alana help take an eager, but nervous, talking box to the princess and find dresses for their Royal Ball.
Dance Party – Dora, Alana and Pablo help Celia convince her daddy, the mayor, to allow dancing again in the land of Baila.
• DISC 2 (Dora and Friends: Doggie Day!)
Doggie Day! – Dora, Alana, and Pablo help Celia convince her daddy, the mayor, to allow dancing again in the land of Baila.
Magic Land! – Before their magic show can start, Dora and Pablo must face off with the mean magician, Víctor, to get Dora’s papi’s magic hat back.
Dora Saves Opera Land – Dora, Emma, and Pablo have to defeat la Diva of Opera Land to get back the last page of Emma’s opera for her grandmother’s birthday.
Puppet Theater – Dora and Kate have to save the Littlest Piggy in Puppet Land before their puppet show.
• DISC 3:
The Search for Mono – Dora, Pablo, and Kate travel to a magical train station to find Mono, Miguel’s lost lovie, before his bedtime.
Dora in Clock Land – When the zoo clock breaks down, Dora, Emma, Pablo and four musical zoo clock animals journey to Clock Land to find a magic key to wind their broken clock.
Mystery of the Magic Horses – Dora and Naiya have to outwit bandits to save a herd of lost horses and return them back to the city farm.
Magical Mermaid Adventures – Dora and her friends transform into mermaids in order to prevent the meanest mermaid in the ocean, la Sirena Mala, from taking everyone’s treasure.
Buddy Race – When Dora’s racing buddy Alana gets hurt, it’s up to Dora and her friends to team up and win a special buddy race that goes throughout the city.
Dragon in the School – In this never before seen episode, when Dora discovers a baby dragon and his mother living in her school’s basement, she and her friends must defend the dragons from a wizard who wants to control them.
• DISC 4:
Trick or Treat – Dora, Kate and Emma must save the monster and ghosts’ big Halloween party from a witch who thinks she wasn’t invited.
S’more Camping – While camping, Dora and her friends meet a marshmallow-obsessed dragon with a bellyache. They must get him back into shape so he can defend a fairy world.
Puppy Princess Rescue – Dora, her friends and their puppies all journey to Doggie Land to save a Puppy Princess from a gang of cranky cats.
We Save the Music – Dora, Emma and Pablo take three talking, broken instruments to Mama Música so she can fix them.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge DVDAbout The Product:
This 2-Disc DVD contains the final 12 episodes of Season 3 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Episodes 67-78):
Disc 1:
-The Noxious Avenger
-Clash of the Mutanimals
-Meet Mondo Gecko
-The Deadly Venom
-Turtles in Time
-Tale of the Yokai
Disc 2:
-Attack of the Mega Shredder!
-The Creeping Doom
-The Fourfold Trap
-Dinosaur Seen in Sewers!
-Annihilation: Earth!: Part 1
-Annihilation: Earth!: Part 2

Where we’ll meet up with new mutants and old, such as Muckman, The Mighty Mutanimals, Mondo Gecko, Serpent Karai, The Mega Shredder, Tiger Claw, The Creep, and the hilarious Bebop and Rocksteady. Plus, the Turtles travel through time and space with the help of their future friend Renet to battle Savanti Remero and meet a human Master Splinter. All of this leading up to the return of The Kraang from Dimension X!

Naya's Arctic Adventures: Meet NayaMeet Naya! Join Naya and her friends as they embrace numerous quests in the Arctic. One might think that a young girl would get bored living in the Arctic but not Naya! Every day is an adventure with her and her friends. Each story starts with the sea washing ashore an item and then throughout the story, Naya and friends learn the purpose of the item. Your little one is sure to enjoy these heart-warming adventures that teach children fundamental human values all while enjoying a good laugh!

Gumby: Gumby's Arctic Antics About The Product:
Gumby and Pokey, television’s legendary clay characters, live one great adventure after another in a timeless world of stop motion magic and wonder. Join our favorite duo in this fun-filled collection of 50’s, 60’s and 80’s episodes! When Santa gets sick right before Christmas, will the holiday be ruined or can the Witty Witch save the day and deliver the gifts with the help of a certain someone? Then, Scrooge escapes from his book and sets out to destroy all of the toys in Toyland, but luckily Gumby is there to save the day. From helping the Pilgrims, George Washington, and even the Moon Boggles, to rescuing a baby mastodon in the arctic, these unique shows will spark your imagination and bring a smile to your heart.

The Snowman and The Snowman & the Snowdog Double FeatureRelive Raymond Brigg’s holiday classic, The Snowman! One crisp, winter morning, a young boy wakes up to find a thick blanket of snow has covered the ground as far as the eye can see. Filled with excitement, the boy decides to build a snowman using a tangerine for his nose, coal for his buttons and eyes, and tops him off with a hat and scarf. Later that night, at the stroke of midnight, the snowman comes to life! The young boy and the snowman embark on a magical adventure of discovery where the snowman explores the young boy s world and in return he takes him flying to his home in the North Pole. Upon arriving at the North Pole, the two join a party as the guests of honor to a very special person. Then, embark on a new adventure in the charming sequel, The Snowman and the Snowdog! When a young boy and his mother move to a new house, the boy discovers a secret box hidden under the floorboards of his bedroom. In the box, he finds a hat, scarf, some lumps of coal and a shriveled tangerine – it’s a snowman-making kit! Later that day it starts to snow and the boy builds a Snowman and with the little spare snow leftover, a Snowdog. That night they come to life and take him on a wonderful adventure. As dawn breaks they fly home, but before the boy returns to bed a magical surprise awaits……

Doozers: Giant Gingerbread HouseWelcome to Doozer Creek where the Doozers live! They’re green. They’re cute. They’re three inches tall and they’re full of energy, ideas, and enthusiasm! It’s family time at Doozer Creek! The Pod Squad want to build a Doozer-sized Gingerbread House! However, in order to achieve such a large size Gingerbread House it’s going to take some clever construction to create. Can the Pod Squad do it? Then, Daisy Wheel wants to ice skate with the others, but she doesn’t know how. Together, the Pod Squad build her a custom Doo-Step Skating Dress that lets her glide across the ice in no time. Weee! Enjoy these adventures and six more focusing on science, technology, engineering and math!

The Moodsters Feeling Flashlight and Story BookAbout The Product:
Build emotional intelligence (EQ) skills with The Moodsters! The Moodsters Feelings Flashlight™ and Storybook- an electronic flashlight that features the Moodsters character images with voice affirmations and fun play activities so kids can explore their feelings, helping them to process and understand their emotions. Shining a light on feelings has never been easier or more fun than with The Moodsters! Includes 32-page storybook to take the “scary” out of bedtime, “The Scary Sleepover”. The night of the tree house sleepover is finally here, but the backyard is full of spooky noises and dark shadows. The Moodsters help their friend, Zach, face his fears – and save the sleepover!

Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman's Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to LifeThe brave, inspiring story of one woman’s recovery from a debilitating eating disorder, and the remarkable shelter dogs who unexpectedly loved her back to life.

“The dogs don’t judge me or give me a motivational speech. They don’t rush me to heal or grow. They sit in my lap and lick my face and make me feel chosen. And sometimes, it hits me hard that I’m doing the exact thing I say I cannot do. Changing.”

Pound for Pound is an inspirational tale about one woman’s journey back to herself, and a heartfelt homage to the four-legged heroes who unexpectedly saved her life.

For seven years, Shannon Kopp battled the silent, horrific, and all-too-common disease of bulimia. Then, at twenty-four, she got a job working at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, where in caring for shelter dogs, she found the inspiration to heal and the courage to forgive herself. With the help of some extraordinary homeless animals, Shannon realized that her suffering was the birthplace of something beautiful. Compassion.

Shannon’s poignant memoir is a story of hope, resilience, and the spiritual healing animals bring to our lives. Pound for Pound vividly reminds us that animals are more than just friends and companions—they can teach us how to savor the present moment and reclaim our joy. Rich with emotion and inspiration it is essential reading for animal lovers and everyone who has struggled to change.

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July’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don't have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup post on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

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Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow) is an independent, strong-willed teacher who has foregone the life of the big city and found a job, a home (and romance with a handsome Mountie named Jack) in the small frontier town of Coal Valley. But when she learns that her mother has taken ill, she returns to Hamilton, her hometown, with Jack as her escort. Once in the comparably opulent Hamilton, Elizabeth and Jack are confounded by Jack’s ne’er-do-well brother and Elizabeth’s former suitor, Charles Kensington. But it is Elizabeth’s father, William, who drives a wedge between them when he suggests to Jack that Charles would be a better match for his well-bred daughter.

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Young Hercules: The Complete Series

The early years of mythology’s mightiest man are revealed in Young Hercules: The Complete Series!

This prequel series to the smash hit Hercules: The Legendary Journeys explores the dawn of an ancient age of light and darkness as the half-god, half-man Hercules (Ryan Gosling, The Notebook) alongside his friends, Prince Jason (Chris Conrad, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation) and Iolaus (Dean O’Gorman, The Hobbit Trilogy) struggles to find his place in the world and learns what it means to be a hero.

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Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates will be available on DVD on July 7, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $19.99. Nickelodeon Bunch of Play Dates includes the following:

Disc 1: Dance to the Music
Dora the Explorer – La Maestra de Musica
Team Umizoomi – Butterfly Dance
Bubble Guppies – We Totally Rock
Go Diego Go! – The Iguana Sing-Along
Wonder Pets – Save the Beetles/Fiddler Crab on the Roof
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan – The Ants Dance
Special Features:
Bubble Guppies: Sing-Along Music Videos
Bubble Guppies: I Need to Rock!
Bubble Guppies: Rock It!
Disc 2: Rootin’ Tootin’ Wild West
Bubble Guppies – The Cowgirl Parade
Team Umizoomi – Shooting Star!
Dora the Explorer –Pinto, The Pony Express
The Fresh Beat Band – Hip Hop Hoedown
Go, Diego, Go! – The Great Roadrunner Race
The Wonder Pets! – Save the Pony Express
The Wonder Pets! – Help the Groundhog!
Disc 3: Once Upon A Rhyme
Bubble Guppies – Who's Gonna Play The Big Bad Wolf?
Team Umizoomi – The Umi City Treasure Hunt
The Fresh Beat Band – Royal Wedding
Dora the Explorer – Dora Saves The Three Little Piggies
The Wonder Pets! – Help the Cow Jump Over the Moon/Save the Unicorn
Blue’s Room – Little Red Riding Blue

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Dive in and rock out with the hottest surf sequel under the sun! Now that summer's over and school has begun, Brady (Ross Lynch) and Mack's (Maia Mitchell) relationship seems headed for a wipeout — until Lela, Tanner and the "Wet Side Story" kids show up! Dazzled by the novelty and variety of the modern world, Lela wants to stay, but the real world and the "reel" world just don't mix. Can Mack and Brady find the magic to get the kids home and get their own romance back on track before it's too late? Packed with electrifying song & dance numbers and hilarious fish-out-of-water wackiness, TEEN BEACH 2 is "wow-abunga" fun for everyone!

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Nickelodeon’s newest DVD, Let’s Learn: Kindness sets out to teach some of life’s biggest lessons including good manners and forgiveness. This delightful DVD features six super-polite episodes of Nickelodeon’s popular franchises Wallykazam!, Bubble Guppies, Dora the Explorer, Team Umizoomi, Blue’s Clues and Ni Hao, Kai-lan as the characters learn the values of friendship, manners, teamwork and more! With over 140 minutes of social-skills fun plus a bonus educational worksheet for on-the-go learning.

Let’s Learn: Kindness includes the following episodes:

    Wallykazam! –  “Totally Swamped” – Wally’s grumpy neighbor, Stan of the Swamp, won’t give back his new glider unless Wally can make him laugh– a real challenge since Wally has never even seen Stan smile! Can Wally use his magic stick to make “M” words that’ll get a chuckle out of the swamp monster?
    Bubble Guppies – “The Glitter Games!” – Molly helps Demanda, an aspiring princess, with her manners. Together they’ll become true princesses in the hallowed Glitter Games!
    Dora the Explorer– “Por Favor!” – Dora and Boots read a fairytale about a young kinkajou, a cute and cuddly forest creature, who is destined to be king.  The kinkajou loses his crown because he doesn't know the magic words "por favor."  Dora and Boots set off to teach the kinkajou the magic words. Along the way, they encounter knights, dragons and talking drawbridges.
    Team Umizoomi– “Stolen Lunches!” – The team is visiting their friend’s school when The TroubleMakers steal all the kids' lunches!  Milli, Geo and Bot take off in hot pursuit to get the lunches back before The TroubleMakers reach their secret picnic spot.
    Blue’s Clues– “Blue’s Sad Day” – Something is making Blue sad, so we play Blue’s Clues to figure out what it is. Along the way, we help our Felt Friends label their feelings and skidoo into Blue’s school to help her classmates figure out how to resolve difficult situations and emotions.
    Ni Hao, Kai Lan– “Kai-Lan’s Carnival” – Kai-Lan and her friends wake up early today because there’s a carnival in the backyard with game booths, prizes and rides! Stompy the elephant is almost finished building a Rollercoaster Rocket Ride that everyone wants to ride. When Rintoo and Hoho throw some balls at another game booth, they accidentally break Stompy’s rocket.  It’s up to Kai-Lan and the viewer to help Rintoo and Hoho realize that if they cause a problem for someone else, they need to say sorry and help to fix it.

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The beginning of season three found the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles honing their skills and fighting off threats in the woods. Now, it’s time for them to return to New York and defend their city in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC!, which picks up with the next seven episodes of season three. In these episodes, the Turtles search for their lost master Splinter and defend NYC from the criminal world that is terrorizing the city and its people. This DVD also includes the “Mutation Of A Scene” special feature, which offers a behind-the-scenes look into every episode.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Return to NYC! includes the following episodes:

    Vision Quest–Leo takes the Turtles to train in the woods in an advanced ninja ritual where they must overcome their weaknesses and face their greatest enemies in order to become true ninjas.
    Return to New York–The Turtles return to the city to search for Splinter, only to find that the city is overrun with Kraang.
    Serpent Hunt–As the Turtles search for Karai, they have to deal with a city filled with Kraangdroids as well as Zeck and Steranko, who hunt Karai for their own means.
    The Pig and the Rhino–Donnie finishes a new batch of retro-mutagen, hoping to save Karai, but the Turtles find themselves hunted by Shredder’s new vengeful henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady.
    Battle for New York – Part 1–Leo doesn’t trust Slash when he emerges leading a team called the “Mighty Mutanimals.”
    Battle for New York – Part 2–While the Mighty Mutanimals lay siege to TCRI, the Turtles must brave the bizarre world of Dimension X to save the enslaved people of New York.
    Casey Jones vs. the Underworld–Casey Jones thinks he can take on the criminal underworld on his own, but when he discovers the Shredder is behind the growing crime wave, he finds himself in over his head.

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 Disc #1 — Dora the Explorer: Pirate Adventure
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Dora's Pirate Adventure
      Bonus Episodes
         Dora Saves The Prince
         El Coquí
   Special Features
      Dora's Sing-Along Songs
      Flash Cards
      Sing A Pirate Song
      The Friend Who's Always With You
      Previews
Disc #2 — Dora the Explorer: Dance To The Rescue
   Play All
   Episode Selection
      Dora's Dance to the Rescue
   More
      Rescue, Rescue, Rescue!
      León, the Circus Lion
   Special Features
      Photo Gallery
      Song Selection
         "Dora Theme"
         "Trapped"
         "Please"
         Elf- "Main Theme"
         "One Big Wish"
         "Short"
         "Travel Song"
         "Ants Song"
         "Spiders Song"
         "Snake Song"
         "Got Thru"
         "One Big Wish- reprise"
         "Backpack"
         "Stormy Storm"
         "Pirate Dance- Long"
         "Stormy Storm" – version 2
         "Got to Stop Her"
         "Spin"
         "Ants in Your Pants Dance"
         "Fish Dance"
         "Everyone Can Dance"
         "Sad"
         "We Did It"
      The Backyardigans "The Snow Fort" DVD Sneak Peek
      Nicktrition Tips for Parents Previews
Disc #3 — Dora the Explorer: Fairytale Adventure
   Play All
   Episode Selection
   Bonus Episode
      What Happens Next?
      The Magic Stick
   Special Features
      Sing-Along
      Song Selection
         Fairytale Land Theme Song
         Magic Music Box Song
         iCaliente!
         We Did It!
      Photo Gallery
      "Find the Fairytale Friend" Game
      Nick Jr. Baby Video Sneak Peek Previews

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Todos juntos! Dora and her amigos need your help in these 4 magical adventures in Playa Verde! Help them reunite Cusco with his lost puppy brothers in time for Doggie Adoption Day. Plus, save Magic Land, bring music back to Opera Land, and journey to fairytale puppet world too!

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Cartoon Network: Adventure Time – The Complete Fifth Season (DVD)

Adventure Time is back on Blu-ray and DVD with the complete fifth season, featuring all 52 episodes – yes 52! – from of Cartoon Networks #1 show! The Complete Fifth Season release also comes with a totally rad exclusive special feature*, and comes packaged in a custom slipcase featuring everyone's favorite magical dog Jake, adding to the collectible custom die-cut slipcases from the previous season releases.

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Nine episodes of the children's animated spin-off of 'Fraggle Rock'. The series follows the four young Doozers Daisy Wheel, Spike, Flex and Mollybot who make up the inventive Pod Squad, living and working in the self-sustaining, green community of Doozer Creek. The episodes are: 'Pod Squad Boogie', 'Bubbles', 'Mega Magnet Mover', 'Dancing Doodad!', 'Butterfly Away', 'Pod Ball', 'Enter the Ditzies!', 'Dune Buddies' and 'It's a Breeze'.

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Eight episodes of the children's animated spin-off of 'Fraggle Rock'. The series follows the four young Doozers Daisy Wheel, Spike, Flex and Mollybot. The episodes are: 'Zip It', 'Little Feats', 'Butterfly Away', 'Enter the Ditzies', 'Home Tweet Home', 'Mega Magnet Mover', 'Three's a Team', and 'Starry Night'. Bonus: 2 Karaoke sing-along songs.

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Blaze and the Monster Machines: High-Speed Adventures DVD includes:

 Bouncy Tires – When Zeg the dinosaur truck accidentally puts on a set of "Super Bouncy Tires," he bounces out of control! Now Blaze and AJ have to experiment to find a substance adhesive enough to stop their bouncing buddy.

 Stuntmania – Darington has built the ultimate stunt track and every Monster Machine in town is coming to see the show. When a jealous Crusher tricks Darington and sends him far, far away, it's up to Blaze and AJ to rescue him.

 Epic Sail – Crusher and Pickle challenge Blaze and his friends to a sailboat race, but when he tries to cheat, Crusher accidentally crashes both ships onto a tropical island. Now Blaze and his crew must find the missing pieces of their ship so they can sail back home.

 Team Truck Challenge – It's the day of the Team Truck Challenge, a race where all the trucks get to compete in teams of two. When Crusher chooses a new partner instead of his sidekick Pickle, his pal teams up with Blaze to prove his mettle.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Blaze & The Monster Machines: High-Speed Adventure DVD. This is open to US and ends 8/15/15 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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hover2015Helicopter pilot Lt. Sara Denning joins a navy battle group with little fanfare–and that's just the way she likes it. After her brother Ian's tragic death, her career path seemed obvious: step into his shoes and enter the Naval Academy, despite her fear of water. Sara's philosophy is simple–blend in, be competent, and above all, never do anything to stand out as a woman in a man's world.

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This first Go Green book is for everyone whether they are new to the concept of sustainability or someone who's lifestyle is green. The books three main focal points are; explaining sustainability in a simple and fun way, putting the concept into perspective for children and families and to show easy and fun steps to take in the green direction. All through the book are tips and fun facts connected to sustainability and the reader will find that not all is lost and a few easy steps will take the family in a new direction.  

Chapter headings

These are a few of the chapter headings, with a reservation that the wording of them might change slightly:  

·         Go Green with Mickey
·         What is the circle of life?
·         Fun and active lifestyle!
·         Exploring the world!
·         Why recycle?
·         Growing our own greens

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Zoonicorns are very special creatures that visit the dreams of young zoo animals who need help. When a bison named Buffy feels restless, her mother sings a magical lullaby, sending her: Off to the land where the Zoonicorns play, all will be well by the light of the day.

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February DVD RoundUp 2015 #2

Here is a great list of DVD's that are already out or coming out, That my family has had a chance to watch and enjoy. My DVD Roundup is a way I can make sure to keep up on  all the get movies that are available for my fans.

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Paw Patrol: Marshall & Chase on the Case DVD
Everyone’s favorite PAW Patrol rescue pups, Marshall and Chase, take fans on exciting rescue missions in this new DVD release from Nickelodeon’s number-one preschool series, PAW Patrol. PAW Patrol: Marshall and Chase On the Case! stars Marshall and Chase alongside the other PAW Patrol pups in eight new, action-filled adventure fans won’t want to miss.  Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: Marshall and Chase On the Case! will be available on DVD on March 3, 2015

PAW Patrol: Marshall and Chase On the Case! includes the following episodes:

    Pups Pit Crew/ Pups Fight Fire – Ryder and the PAW Patrol have to rescue Alex when he takes off on his new “super trike.” Marshall proves to be a true hero when he puts out a real fire during a race for the Fastest Fire Pup trophy.
    Pups Save a Hoedown/ Pups Save Alex – It’s Adventure Bay Western Days.  The whole town is enjoying the activities when a herd of cows escape from a train at the railway station.  Now it’s like the real old west, with the PAW Patrol rounding up cows. When their friend Alex decides he wants to be a member of the PAW Patrol the pups and Ryder let him come along for the ride.  Rescuing Cali the cat from farmer Yumi’s barn becomes more of a challenge when Alex tries to help!
    Pups Save a Monkey/ Pups Save a Hoot – When Mandy the monkey escapes from her cage on the train, Ryder and the PAW Patrol are lead on a wild chase through Adventure Bay. During a bad windstorm, Ryder and the PAW Patrol have to save an Owl trapped in a blown over tree and reunite her with her baby, Little Hootie.
    Pups and the Lighthouse Boogie/ Pups Save Ryder – Mayor Goodway and Alex take a rowboat out into the bay to get a closer look at a baby whale.  A storm is approaching though and the rowboat drifts out of control towards the sea. It's up to the PAW Patrol to rescue them! While out on a hike Ryder discovers Garby the goat stuck on a cliff edge. He attempts to rescue Garby, but gets stranded in the process.  Rydercalls the pups for help but drops his Pup Pad down the cliff side and it’s up to the PAW Patrol to save him.

Bonus Features:
“Pup, Pup, And Away! Video Storybook”

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Bubble Guppies: Fin-Tastic Collection:
This spring, dive in with the Bubble Guppies for six underwater learning adventures in the new DVD collection Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection will be available on DVD March 3, 2015

The Bubble Guppies Fin-Tastic Collection includes:
DISC 1 – Bubble Guppies
·       Bubble Puppy’s Fin-Tastic Fairy Tale!
·       Bubble Puppy
·       Bubble Bites
 
      Bonus Features:
·       Karaoke Music Videos: “Fairytale Pop Song” and “She’s So Mean”
·       “Where’s Bubble Puppy” DVD game
·       Song Selection
 
DISC 2 – Bubble Guppies: On The Job!
·       Fishketball!
·       Build Me a Building!
·       The Grumpfish Special!
·       Call a Clambulance!
·       Firefighter Gil To the Rescue!
·       A Tooth on the Looth!

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Hey Dude The Complete Series DVD:
Yippee-kai-aie-ay! For the first time on DVD, Shout! Factory will release Hey Dude: The Complete Series, featuring all 65 episodes of the fan-favorite series.  Available March 10th, 2015, the box set also includes an interview with Christine Taylor as a bonus feature.

Come on down to the Bar None Ranch, where well-meaning owner Mr. Ernst (David Brisbin) tries his best to ride herd on his teenage staff, who always seem to be getting into some sort of scrape or other as they work and play  on the range.

Hey Dude stars Christine Taylor as lifeguard Melody, David Lascher as senior staff member Ted, Kelly Brown as horse trainer Brad, Joe Torres as the easygoing Danny, Debra Kalman as ranch hand Lucy and Josh Tygiel as Ernst’s son, Buddy.

Hey Dude ran on Nickelodeon from 1989 – 1991 and has since become a cult sitcom favorite.

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My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic: Adventures Of The Cutie Mark Crusaders:
If you lived in Equestria, what would your cutie mark be? Well, the Cutie Mark Crusaders can help you find out in MY LITTLE PONY- FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC: ADVENTURES OF THE CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS coming to DVD February 24th from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios! The value packed DVD includes a fun new sing-along and coloring sheets.

The fun does not stop there and for more Pony fun PlayDate Digital announced the new Cutie Pox Storybook App. This interactive story book allows you to enter the world of Equestria for an adventure full of excitement, humor and friendship!

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Cartoon Network: Adventure Time – Frost & Fire
Things are heating up as Flame Princess and Ice King battle it out in the latest Adventure Time DVD release Adventure Time: Frost & Fire! Finn may be in over his head, but don’t worry, it’s not all fire and ice because this DVD is packed with 16 popular episodes with everyone's favorite characters from the Land of Ooo! Available on March 3, 2015 for the suggested retail price of $19.82, fans will be able to get their hands on nearly three hours of hot and icy content, with 16 popular episodes from the award-winning series, including:
      1. Frost & Fire
      2. Earth & Water
      3. Jake the Brick
      4. The Prince Who Wanted Everything
      5. Something Big
      6. Return to the Nightosphere
      7. Daddy’s Little Monster
      8. Joshua and Margaret Investigations
      9. Davey
    10. The Pit
    11.  Freak City
    12. Memories of Boom Boom Mountain
    13. James
    14. Time Sandwich
    15. Apple Thief
    16. Thanks for the Crabapples, Giuseppe

Adventure Time: Frost & Fire is the brand’s latest DVD release and joins the best-selling Adventure Time complete seasons one through four, as well as existing episodic releases, Adventure Time: Finn the Human, Adventure Time: Jake the Dad, Adventure Time: Jake vs. Me-Mow, Adventure Time: My Two Favorite People, and Adventure Time: It Came From the Nightosphere, among others, all of which are currently available at retail. Supported by a huge following that includes more than 18 million Facebook fans, this home entertainment franchise join a strong line of consumer products that includes toys, interactive, publishing, apparel, comics, costumes, posters, youth electronics, and much more. Additionally, Adventure Time continues to grow its roster of collaborators making co-branded products for the brand, with the latest addition Dr. Marten’s, launching a line of boots for juniors and adults that will be available at retailers worldwide this spring.

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Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy
The revelation of a spellbinding secret sets in motion the most thrilling adventure in the history of SOFIA THE FIRST! After learning that the Amulet of Avalor is magical, Amber snatches it while Sofia is sleeping. Unfortunately, she unwittingly unleashes a curse that summons evil Princess Ivy, who threatens to destroy the amulet, seize the crown and turn the entire kingdom black-and-white! Soar through the skies with Amber and Sofia — aided by special guest Rapunzel — as they embark on a daring quest to defeat Ivy, break the curse and save Enchancia. Packed with high-flying excitement, plus three more song-filled episodes, THE CURSE OF PRINCESS IVY shows how love, trust, and unselfishly putting others' needs first can truly work magic!

This DVD contains four great episodes
1. The Curse of Princess Ivy (Full Length Feature) – Amber is cursed by the Amulet of Avalor when she does a bad deed. Rapunzel makes an appearance.
2. The Amulet of Avalor – Sofia's magical amulet is stolen.
3. Princess Butterfly – Amber cheats when making a costume for the All Hallows Eve costume ball.
4. The Emerald Key – Sofia must determine the true owner of the mysterious emerald key.

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Big Hero 6 (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)
With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy adventure that introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends — adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes. Bring home Disney's “Big Hero 6,” featuring comic-book-style action and hilarious, unforgettable characters — it's fun for the whole family!
 

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The Wiggles: Wiggles House
Who's in The Wiggles' House? All your favorite friends, Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony, and twenty-five new songs! Join the fun of 'The Laughing Doctor,' taste the delights of 'Pappadum,' 'Do the Hawk' with Lee Hawkins, 'Have a Good Day (Kia Pai to Ra)' with New Zealand's Robert Rakete, and so much more. So open the door to a house full of fun as we raise the roof with Wiggle House!
Never before seen
Bonus Features:
Photo Gallery
"Michaud" Music Video
Ready, Steady, TV Series Episode – "Spring Has Come"

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Pocoyo: Fiesta
Sing and dance with Pocoyo and friends in Fiesta!  Enjoy this never before seen feature showcasing thirteen songs from all your favorites – Pocoyo, Pato, Elly and even the Martian Brothers!  These songs will have your little one dancing along the whole time!  It’s time for a Fiesta with Pocoyo!
Never before seen feature
Bonus karaoke videos

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Dive into adventure with your favorite underwater explorers, the Octonauts! On this pirate-y DVD, Kwazii swashbuckles with swordfish, goes on a treasure hunt with a pirate parrotfish, and in a special double-length adventure, journeys down the Amazon to find his long-lost grandfather!

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Wibbly Pig: Playtime!
Wibbly Pig is an animated preschool comedy series that takes the daily routine of a young child and finds humor and fun in every part of it.  From day to day activities like getting into bed, wrapping a present or climbing a tree, to fantasy play like meeting a giant or going to the moon, Wibbly turns the simplest tasks into a comedy routine! Wibbly loves to share adventures with his very best friend – you!
Bonus sing-along songs

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This Christmas, Santa’s got a brand new bag—courtesy of Cartoon Network! Following the huge success of the Jake vs. Me-Mow and Jake the Dad DVDs and accompanying Finn and Jake hats, fans of Cartoon Network’s smash hit series, Adventure Time, can now complete their Finn look with an authentic backpack, which is valued at around 20 bucks on its own, packaged with the DVD! Packed with 16 hilarious episodes from fan-favorite seasons, Adventure Time: Finn the Human is a must-have gift for any Adventure Time lover. Beginning November 25, 2014, for only $24.98, fans will be able to get their hands on nearly three hours of content and a sweet exclusive backpack, perfect for any adventure this holiday season.

The episodes included on the Adventure Time: Finn the HumanDVD 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

DSCN9735Become a ballerina! Prima Princessa brings you Englans's world famous Birmingham Royal Ballet performing excerpts from 'The Nutcracker' that will inspire the ballerina in you! Come join in the holiday fun with Prima Princessa as she take you to magical show filled with snow fairies, toy soldiers, tutus and more. Watch real ballet excerpts of The Nutcracker and demonstrations of ballet steps by students from The School of American Ballet. An animated fairy princess ballerina serves as your guide during the show and will encourage you to dance along.

My niece absolutely loves this DVD and dances around when she is watching it.

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A whimsical and visually opulent animated fairy tale set in an exciting period full of fabulous inventions, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is full of unforgettable characters, enchanting music and fantastic adventures. Directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla, with an adaptation by Mathias Malzieu from his own bestselling novel and the gold-selling album by his band Dionysos, Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart is On October 7, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp, will unleash the critically acclaimed animated feature Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart. 

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Shout! Factory is proud to present Marvel Knights: The Wolverine Collection, with five complete Marvel Knights Animation releases, together in one collection for the first time. The 5-DVD set features Wolverine: Origin, Ultimate Wolverine vs. Hulk, Wolverine vs. Sabretooth, Wolverine vs. Sabretooth: Reborn and Wolverine Weapon X: Tomorrow Dies Today, brought together to tell the story of one of the most significant characters in the Marvel Universe.

Marvel Knights Animation remains true to the heritage of panel-by-panel graphic storytelling, boasting groundbreaking illustrations, sensational soundscapes, and of course, the explosiveness of the Mighty Marvel Universe. Behind every image and every word lies the genius of Marvel’s celebrated creators.

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Ten years of peace have passed since Unicron’s destruction, but all of that’s about to change. A mysterious enemy has unleashed the Terrorcons on the Autobots’ cities, gathering energy for plans of total domination. Enter a newly revived Megatron and the universe is in for a war unlike any it s ever seen between the Autobots and Decepticons. And once again, Earth is caught in the middle!

Can Optimus Prime and his valiant Autobots (alongside their human allies) protect the Earth against this new threat? Find out with the complete series of Transformers: Energon!

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The fight between the valiant Autobots and treacherous Decepticons continues, but the fate of the war may lie in the hands of the small, power-enhancing Transformers known as Mini-Cons. With the aid of the Autobots, the Mini-Cons escape Cybertron, but their safety is short-lived after an attack cripples the ship and forces it to crash land in Earth s solar system. Now, after millions of years in stasis, the Decepticons have been alerted to the Mini-Cons whereabouts and it s up to the Autobots to protect them as well as all of humanity.

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All three seasons of Danny Phantom will be available in one gleefully ghoulish package when Shout! Factory releases Danny Phantom: The Complete Series on DVD. Get ready to take a trip to the other side with this 10-DVD set featuring all 53 original episodes of the hit Nickelodeon series.

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 new-found powers with the help of his best friends, tech-head Tucker and self-proclaimed goth Sam.

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Two Seasons In One Complete Series Set!

Transformers: Beast Wars may have come to an end, but the adventures of Optimus Primal and his team of Maximals have just begun! When the Maximals return to their home planet of Cybertron, they find that everything has changed. Cybertron seems to have been abandoned…that is, except for the Vehicon drones policing the planet! To make matters worse, the Maximals discover that they’ve been infected with a virus that threatens to wipe them out, unless they can adapt. Enter the world of the Beast Machines!

Contains All 26 Episodes!

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Trapped on Earth, far from home and living in disguise, the brave Autobots must protect the ancient, all-powerful AllSpark from getting into the hands of the malevolent Decepticons. As if their task weren’t difficult enough, the team (led by the honor-bound Optimus Prime and including Bulkhead, Prowl, Ratchet and Bumblebee) must also protect Earth from its own nefarious super villains! Can this mere maintenance team live up to the highest standard of what it truly means to be Autobots? 

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The Conclusion Of The Unicron Trilogy!

Unicron has been defeated, but his destruction has created a black hole, which is threatening the Autobots’ home world of Cybertron. It’s up to Optimus Prime, his team of heroic Autobots and their new human friends (Coby, Lori and Bud) to secure the four mystical Cyber Planet Keys, in order to destroy the black hole. Unfortunately, Megatron and the Decepticons are always lurking. And if the Cyber Planet Keys fall into their hands, it could mean the end of life as we know it. The race is on!

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I am very blessed to be able to review all these DVDs and I in return bless all the kids in my life with these DVDs. I love watching the smiles on the kids faces when they are watching the DVD. With kids of all ages in my life, I always have a DVD on hand for one to watch and have. Thanks to all the DVD companies for allowing me to review and to promote your DVDs

ppdvdNow for the giveaway: One lucky person will win a Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker DVD. This is open to US and ends 12/22/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter. It only takes one entry to win!

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DSCN9991There's more than meets the eye when you join SOFIA THE FIRST for a royally scrumptious adventure! All the monarchs from Enchancia's neighboring kingdoms have come to watch a dazzling display of magic: First, Cedric will conjure up a fabulous feast. Next, he'll transform the banquet room into a hall of amazing "morpho-mirrors." But before the fun begins, wicked Miss Nettle (disguised as "Sascha The Sorceress") crashes the party with a scheme to steal Sofia's magical amulet.

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Apples and Bananas is a tasty musical treat! Join the Wiggles as they add their special Wiggles magic to favorite nursery rhymes and songs. Sing along with special guest Lee Hawkins to This Little Piggy Went to Market and with the delightful Dennisha Pratt on Miss Polly Had a Dolly. There s the spider-iffic Itsy Bitsy Spider, Dorothy the Dinosaur swings on Shortnin Bread, then we jump on board for The Wheels on the Bus and This Old Man Came Rolling Home! The Wiggles travel across the globe to Ireland for I ll Tell Me Ma and Michael Finnegan, and then over the continent for the delightful French song Sur le Pont d Avignon. With centuries of best-loved songs served up fresh for your child, Apples and Bananas is certainly a-peeling!

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Nickelodeon extends its line of “Let’s Learn” DVDs with the brand new Let’s Learn: Patterns and Shapes.  In a fun-filled two hours of “edu-tainment,” kids can play along to five new episodes from Team Umizoomi, Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues and Ni Hao Ka-lan! as they explore circles, squares, triangles, and more. The set also includes a shapes worksheet!

Let’s Learn: Patterns & Shapes Episodes:
·       Team Umizoomi: Team Umizoomi vs. The Shape Bandit
·       Dora the Explorer: Catch the Shape Train!
·       Ni Hao Kai-lan: The Dinosaur Balloon
·       Blue's Clues: Shape Searchers
·       Blue's Room: Shape Detectives

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SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and the whole gang are ready for the holidays in this adventure-filled 3-disc DVD collection featuring Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day episodes!  SpongeBob SquarePants: Holidays with SpongeBob brings SpongeBob fans over four hours of festive fun and entertainment – just in time for the holiday season!

Episodes include:
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS HALLOWEEN:
Scaredy Pants
Imitation Krabs
Frankendoodle
I Was a Teenage Gary
Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost
The Secret Box
Band Geeks
Welcome to the Chum Bucket
My Pretty Seahorse
Idiot Box
 
Bonus Features:
Music Video: “Scaredy Pants”
Sneak Peak: SpongeBob SquarePants Videogame
 
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS CHRISTMAS:
Christmas Who?
Procrastination
Snowball Effect
Survival of the Idiots
Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV
Chocolate with Nuts
As Seen on TV
Pizza Delivery
Squeaky Boots
 
Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary: “Christmas Who?”
Storyboard: “Christmas Who?”
 
TO LOVE A PATTY:
To Love a Patty
A Flea in Her Dome
Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob
Le Big Switch
The Donut of Shame
BlackJack
Blackened Sponge
 
Bonus Features:
Original Animatic: “To Love a Patty”
Karaoke Music Video

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Your favorite football head and all his pals are here with enough fun and laughs to cover several city blocks!  On August 19th, 2014, Shout! Factory will release Hey Arnold! The Complete Series, in a 16-DVD box set featuring all 99 big-city adventures from the classic animated series.

Life in the big city is one big adventure for Arnold. Living with his grandparents, who run the Sunset Arms boarding house, Arnold shares a roof with a diverse and unusual menagerie of characters (including his pet pig!). But as any fourth grader knows, some of the most memorable people you’ll ever meet are in school. With friends like Arnold’s (including storyteller Gerald, class jinx Eugene, sometime-bully Harold, and the tomboy Helga, who harbors a secret crush on our hero), you can be sure that he’s got some funny exploits to share with you!

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Join your favorite residents of Ponyville (Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Rarity, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and, of course, Spike) as they take on some of the spookiest adventures Equestria’s ever seen! Time to gather around and hold on tight, because these six exciting tales are a chillingly good romp! 

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Get ready for a whole lot of learning and fun with over 6 hours of “edu-tainment” in this 3-pack from Nickelodeon’s “Let’s Learn” series.  Let’s Learn – 3 Pack: 123s, ABCs, Colors is a collection of the series’ first three titles, featuring everyone from Dora and Team Umizoomi to Blue and Bubble Guppies. Now kids can get all the educational excitement in one place with activity worksheets included!

LET’S LEARN: 123s
Kids can count on Nick Jr. friends to make learning math as easy as 1, 2, 3 in these six play dates! Count comets with Team Umizoomi, journey through an adventurous school day with Dora, figure out Blue’s favorite number, plus more!
 
Team Umizoomi: Counting Comet
When a friendly comet crashes to Earth, the only thing that can bring him home is the Umi City Rocket Ship. Team Umizoomi must help their new friend reach the launch pad before the rocket blasts off.
 
Team Umizoomi: Super Soap!
While working on an art project, the Team's friend Silly Bear ends up covered in glue and everything he touches sticks to him! Team Umizoomi must deliver the one thing that can help Silly Bear out of this sticky situation – Super Soap.
 
Dora the Explorer: Pepe’s School Day Adventure
Dora and Pepe the Pig explore music class, story time and math class while at school.
 
Blue’s Clues: Numbers Everywhere!
We help out to find missing numbers by using counting to figure out where they're hiding. We also skiddoo into a book filled with numbers. There, we help out a couple of different numbers to tell a story and learn addition and subtraction in the process.
 
Go, Diego, Go!: Three Little Condors
Diego and Alicia have been nursing three baby condors, but now it is time for them to get their own home! The condors are thrilled that they are being adopted, and they get a new mommy and daddy. But there is a problem, condors cannot fly at night. So the condors and Diego must hurry and get them home before nightfall.
 
Wonder Pets: Save the Old White Mouse
The wonder pets must save the old white mouse that is stuck in a cuckoo clock in Linny's grandmother’s nursing home.
 
LET’S LEARN: ABCs
A is for “awesome” in these seven ABC play dates from Nick Jr.! Kids learn about letters and reading as they visit libraries with Team Umizoomi and Diego, help Dora save ABC animals, and jump into classic stories with Blue’s Clues and the Wonder Pets!
 
Team Umizoomi: To The Library
A girl calls for Team Umizoomi to get a book from the library called "Good Night Polka-Dot Pirate" as it is up to the team to check out the book and take it to the girl.
 
Dora The Explorer: ABC Animals
Dora and Boots are with the Giant ABC Book. When the book opened, the Armadillo came out asking for help. According to Armadillo, all of his animal friends inside the Giant ABC Book are missing and now he is all alone. Dora and Boots help Armadillo find all of his animal friends by going through The Elevator at E, through The Slippery Slide at S and on to Z.
 
Blue’s Clues: Blue’s ABC’s
By reading off a grocery list, we help Mr. Salt and Mr. Pepper do their grocery shopping in order to feed a hungry Paprika. Later, we skidoo into a storybook and determine the correct order of words to make complete sentences through visual and contextual clues.  
 
Go, Diego, Go!: Linda the Librarian
Alicia is opening a new library and it's up to Linda the Llama and Diego to bring her the new books.  
 
Ni Hao, Kai-Lan: Kai-Lan’s Big Play
Kai-Lan and her friends are putting on a play based on the Chinese folktale about the Monkey King. When Rintoo gets the part that Hoho wanted, Hoho quits the play and it's up to the viewer to help Kai-Lan figure out what to do.
 
The Wonder Pets: Save Humpty Dumpty
The Wonder Pets get a call from Humpty Dumpty who is teetering precariously on a wall in a pop-up book.
 
The Wonder Pets: Save the Itsy Bitsy Spider
Then the Wonder Pets help the distraught spider that keeps being flushed down the waterspout in a painting.  
 
LET’S LEARN: Colors
Colors have never been more exciting with these fun adventures alongside your favorite Nick Jr. friends!
 
Bubble Guppies: The Crayon Prix!
Green means GO! The Bubble Guppies are learning about colors while car racing! Help them mix colors, make new shades, and speed across the finish line!
 
Dora the Explorer: Quack! Quack!
When Dora and Boots color in a picture of Mami Duck and her eggs, their coloring book magically comes to life and the eggs start to hatch. Suddenly, the wind blows one of Mami Duck’s eggs away. Oh no!
 
Team Umizoomi: Kite Festival
Jeannie can’t wait to fly her kite at the big Umi City Festival. But, when a gust of wind blows the kite out of her hands and scatters its pieces throughout Umi City, she needs Team Umizoomi’s help to find the missing pieces.
 
Blue’s Clues: Colors Everywhere!
Today we’re painting portraits of our friends. We play Blue’s Clues to figure out who else Blue wants to add to our Portrait of Pals. All the colors then dance, mix and sing the color mixing song along with Joe.
 
The Wonder Pets!: Save the Moose in the Caboose!
Ming-Ming draws a colorful story about a Moose stuck in a caboose that’s headed for a cliff!
 
The Wonder Pets!: Save the Flamingo!
The Wonder Pets get a call from a Baby Pink Flamingo who is stuck in a marsh in a coloring book. The Wonder Pets use crayons to draw a bridge and save the Pink Flamingo.

DSCN9189THUNDER AND THE HOUSE OF MAGIC is a whimsical animated family adventure, bringing to life a unique story with a great sense of humor, positive values and universal appeal.  Brimming with spectacular animation and endearing characters, this internationally acclaimed motion picture delivers a fun and captivating movie experience for the entire family.

The film tells the story of Thunder, an abandoned young cat who stumbles into a magical old mansion operated by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos. Owned by a retired magician, the house is occupied by an assortment of his wacky assistants who don't all welcome the new houseguest. But when the magician lands in the hospital and his scheming nephew puts the mansion up for sale, our young hero and his new friends join forces to save their magical home.

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Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon will entertain your little ones with this Halloween special filled with new and favorite Halloween tunes! Sing along with "A Friendly Little Spider," rattle your funny bones when you do the "Skeleton Scat," and move and groove with new friend Mumbles the Monster! It's a real treat to join in on this Halloween celebration with the Wiggles, Dorothy, Wags, Henry and Captain Feathersword

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"From the creators of The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child comes Room on the Broom, a beautifully animated film based on the best-selling children's picture book written byJulia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

This is the story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. When the gang saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, she rewards them with a magnificent new broom with room for everyone!

Room on the Broom is a magical tale of friendship and family directed by Max Lang & Jan Lachauer with the voices of Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes, Simon Pegg, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall and David Williams."

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NCircle Entertainment Fall Kids DVD Collection

DSCN9491Here is a great collection of DVD's from NCircle Entertainment to keep the kids busy in the house while keeping warm from the fall weather. There is a little something for everyone to enjoy. I know my niece loved these DVD's.

The Wiggles: Apples & Bananas – Join the Wiggles as they add their special Wiggles magic to favorite nursery rhymes and songs.

Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission – On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they explore the hidden depths of the Midnight Zone!

Cat in the Hat: Show & Tell Sure is Swell! – Summer is over, and fall is now here.  Let’s go back to school; the best time of year!  Our favorite part about going to class? Why show and tell, how great you should ask.  But what should we show, oh what can it be? Tune in with the Cat to find out and see!

Animal Atlas: Animal ABC’s – Introduce preschoolers to the alphabet using the amazing animal kingdom!

Sid the Science Kid: The Ruler of Thumb – Sid learns all about the science of tools like rulers and magnifying glasses and how they help us.  In fact, Sid even finds out how to measure a giant blue whale!

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