Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pokemon On Sale at Toys 'R Us

All Pok√©mon toys at Toys 'R Us are Buy One, Get One 50% Off! Hurry in if you want to catch 'em all for the holiday season!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Monster High Catacombs Playset

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Where to buy?:  Amazon, Target, Walmart etc.

About the Playset: Frankie Stein has lost her spark! But her beast friends forever are rallying to give her a helping claw and get her recharged. Much of the action happens far below the howlways of Monster High in the creepy cool catacombs - recreated with this play set. Three stories high and featuring multiple places for ghouls to fang out, the Monster High Freaky Fusion Catacombs set has all kinds of uhhmazing options for play and display - plus some scary cool secrets as well!


  • Monster High playset provides the ultimate place to display collection of Monster High dolls (sold separately)
  • 3 levels and multiple play spaces, the set can display more than 15 dolls
  • Take the elevator between floors or open the gate to use the stairs in this doll playhouse
  • Spin the courtyard table to see the eerie eyes appear on the rotating column and to activate the party chandelier
  • Flip the pool to reveal a spooktacular party scene in the Monster High Catacombs Playset
  • Place the clock hands on 1 and 3 to gain entry into the secret lab


Whats Inside?: Catacombs set, two lab tables, lab chair, two dining chairs, two settee chairs, lab container, laptop, textbook, notebook, feather pen, two candelabras, one candle, two skeleton torches, one bowl, one mug, one magazine, tray of cupcakes, and extra doll clips. 
Our Take: My daughter has the Monster High playset and it was cool and rather compact.  This new playset of the Freaky Fusion Catacombs is absolutely epic!  Its three levels tall and holds over a dozen dolls!  The playset is brightly colored and so well sculpted!  My daughter has had hours of fun already with the playset, she can't stop messing with it.   This ties in with the newest Monster High feature film, Freaky Fusion, so make sure your kids get that and this playset will be their absolute favorite this holiday season.

We cannot recommend this enough for your Xmas list.  If you buy on Walmart TODAY on cyber monday its only $69.21 with free shipping!  Jump on it now!

Free Monster High Slo Mo Doll on Target.com!


When you buy $75 worth of Monster High right now on Target.com you get a free exclusive Slo Mo doll!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes Delights All Ages!

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WHAT: THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES COMES TO OMAHA FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

RUN DATES: Thursday, November 13, 2014 through Sunday, November 30, 2014

WHERE: Omaha’s Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St.

INFO: The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, will make its Omaha debut this year at the Orpheum Theater. Audiences will experience the magic of Christmas like never before. In this multi-faceted production, the Rockettes dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey that features a 50-foot LED screen and transports audiences to Times Square and Santa’s Workshop. The Rockettes will debut new numbers, such as “New York at Christmas,” featuring a life-size double-decker bus alongside fan-favorites including the high-energy tap number “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The show boasts over 300 glamorous costumes including the Rockettes finale costume, “Let Christmas Shine,” which is adorned with 3,000 crystals each, as well as familiar favorites such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which was designed by Vincente Minnelli and has been in the show since its inception in 1933. For more than 85 years, the Rockettes have been known for their unrivaled precision and athleticism – each show they perform more than 300 of their signature eye-high kicks. Performances are Nov. 13-30 at the Orpheum Theater, 409 S. 16th St., Omaha. Tickets start at $35 and are on sale now at TicketOmaha.com

Our Experience:  I was fortunate enough to experience opening day of this show with my wife, daughter and mother in law.  I had always wanted to see The Rockettes in person, but I never get out to New York, so I was very excited to see this fun holiday show.   My daughter was even more excited at the chance to get all dolled up in a nice dress and do her hair for a proper show, especially a holiday one. 

The show truly was a spectacular from start to finish, complete with song, dance, Santa and tons of holiday joy.   The Rockettes are truly amazing in person, they're such a sight to behold.  I can't imagine how  much work goes into what they do.  The show managed to cram in quite a few holiday greats, like the Nutcracker Suite, and brought all the bravado of a real broadway show to Omaha, NE.  It was a wonderful experience we'll never forget.  This is the kind of memory my daughter will hold onto and cherish.  This is a fantastic way to celebrate the Christmas season with your loved ones.

PERFORMANCES: Performances of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes begin on Thursday, November 13 and run through Sunday, November 30. No performances on Mondays. Following is a schedule of performance dates and times:

Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night and Press Night)
Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 21, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 23, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 25, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 26, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 28, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 30, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

TICKETS: Tickets* start at $35. Available online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606; or at the Ticket Omaha box office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Streets, Omaha,Neb. Groups of 10 or more call 402.661.8516 or toll-free at 866.434.8587.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pop! Movies: Domo Ghostbusters



Pop! Movies: Domo Ghostbusters

Who you gonna call?!
...Domo?
That's right! We did it!
Domo has gone GHOSTBUSTERS!

All of your favorite classic Ghostbusters characters are coming to you with a Domo twist!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes to debut in Omaha, NE

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THE RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR STARRING THE ROCKETTES MAKES OMAHA DEBUT AT THE ORPHEUM THEATER NOVEMBER 13 – 30, 2014

THE ROCKETTES TAKE OMAHA ON AN UNPARALLELED
EXPERIENCE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FEATURING
DAZZLING COSTUMES AND A 50-FOOT LED SCREEN
TICKETS NOW ON SALE

OMAHA, NE (August 19, 2014) – MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces an all new production of the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES, which will premiere at the Orpheum Theater when Omaha Performing Arts presents the production November 13 through November 30, 2014. Audiences will have the chance to experience the magic of Christmas like never before. Tickets are on sale now.

“We’re especially proud to present this iconic production in Omaha for the first time and to be one of only three cities on this tour,” Joan Squires, president of Omaha Performing Arts said. “It’s an incredible opportunity for families to experience this all-new production right here at the Orpheum which will put everyone in the holiday spirit. So many people have shared with us their own Radio City memories and now Omaha audiences can make their own memories with this fantastic show.”

The Rockettes will dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey with dynamic scenes, an array of glamorous costumes, dramatic lighting effects, a full size double decker bus and a 50-foot LED screen that will enhance the show with breathtaking new imagery.

“We are excited to make our Omaha debut at the Orpheum Theater with the 2014 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular,” said Don Simpson, executive vice president of productions, MSG Entertainment. “With state-of-the-art technology coupled with dazzling Rockettes choreography and performance elements, the 2014 production offers a truly immersive experience like nothing Omaha audiences have ever seen.”

The Rockettes are known for their rich history, unrivaled talent, strength, precision and athleticism and have become one of the nation’s most beloved icons. They continue to take the Christmas Spectacular to new heights, dazzling audiences with their performance style, as it continues to be both deceivingly complex and entirely glamorous.

This year’s production will feature a 50-foot LED screen that will transport the audience to Times Square and Santa’s Workshop with Santa and the Rockettes. By incorporating state-of-the-art technology with the Christmas Spectacular’s classic holiday numbers to enhance the production’s breathtaking sets and special effects, this show will immerse audiences in the magic of Christmas in a way only Radio City can deliver.

In addition to fan-favorite scenes, including the high-energy tap number, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” the Rockettes will debut numbers that will showcase their signature precision dance technique alongside challenging and dynamic choreography.

In one of the most memorable scenes, “New York at Christmas,” the Rockettes will board a life size double-decker tour bus, taking audiences on a guided tour through the streets of New York City. This scene includes show-stopping choreography performed across the landscape of iconic New York City landmarks and culminates in the “crossroads of the world,” Times Square.

Santa Claus will take center stage in two magical scenes: “Magic is There,” in which Santa takes two young brothers on a journey to the North Pole, and “Here Comes Santa Claus,” a number that reveals how Santa can be in multiple places at once. These heartwarming moments highlight the true meaning of Christmas in a way that only Santa himself can convey.

The finale will honor and celebrate the stars of the Christmas Spectacular, the Rockettes. The Rockettes will sparkle from the stage in the finale performance “Let Christmas Shine,” each wearing a costume featuring more than 3,000 crystals.

As the performance comes to a close, audiences will have the opportunity to lend their voices alongside the “Radio City Singers” in an energetic rendition of “Joy to the World.”
Beloved numbers such as “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” which continues to set the standard as the signature Rockettes number for precision performance, and “The Living Nativity,” both of which have been performed since the Christmas Spectacular’s inception, still remain a vital part of the show’s core.

In the Christmas Spectacular’s 20-year combined history playing to audiences outside of New York, as well as the 82-year old production at Radio City Music Hall, the show has played to nearly 75 million people. The Christmas Spectacular continues to create memories that audiences have come to treasure, and this year will mark an all new Spectacular experience for Omaha.
Performances of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes are Thursday, November 13 through Sunday, November 30, 2014. No performances on Mondays. Following is a schedule of performance dates and times:

Thursday, November 13, 7:30 p.m. (Opening Night and Press Night)
Friday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 21, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 22, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 23, 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 26, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving), 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 28, 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 29, 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 30, noon and 3:00 p.m.

Ticket Information – Tickets on sale
The RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES kicks off Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this multi-faceted production are on sale now and are available starting at $35 online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606 or at the Ticket Omaha box office in the Holland Performing Arts Center, 13th and Douglas streets, Omaha, Neb. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling 402.661.8516 or toll-free at 866.434.8587. Ticket Omaha* is the official ticket outlet for all performances of the RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR starring THE ROCKETTES.

*Ticket Omaha is the official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets purchased from other ticket retailers such as secondary ticket agencies or brokers may be more expensive and may not be valid. Due to the nature of live entertainment, all programs, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change.


About MSG Entertainment
MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company’s diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, and the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com.

About Omaha Performing Arts
Omaha Performing Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class performances to the Omaha metropolitan area. Omaha Performing Arts’ commitment to the arts extends into its own series, Omaha Performing Arts Presents, as well as education and community involvement programs that help ensure the arts have a far-reaching impact. In partnership with Broadway Across America, Omaha Performing Arts also brings the finest in touring Broadway productions to Omaha.

Core to its mission, Omaha Performing Arts manages two landmark venues, the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Orpheum Theater – the former, which includes the acoustically acclaimed Kiewit Concert Hall and Scott Recital Hall and the latter, which includes Slosburg Hall, a proscenium theater. Omaha Performing Arts also provides comprehensive ticketing services for cultural and performing arts within the region through Ticket Omaha.

Omaha Performing Arts’ performances are supported in part by the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Omaha and the Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund. For more information on Omaha Performing Arts visit www.OmahaPerformingArts.org

Monday, October 6, 2014

Funko Pocket Pop! Tins coming in December! Batman, MLP and more!






We are excited to introduce Pocket Pop! Tins for the first time!

Pocket Pop! Tins are collectible miniaturized Pop!'s. Each Pocket Pop! is 1.5" inches tall. These collectible Pocket Pop!'s have all the same features as a standard Pop!'s, but are shrunk down to fit comfortably in your pocket!

Pocket Pop! tins come packaged in a collectible window tin display!

Frozen Pocket Pop! Tins Available in December!
DC Comics, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and My Little Pony Available in January!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Funko Pop! Disney: Lion King Coming in August!

Dora and Friends: Into the City! Cartoon Trailer!

Global phenomenon Dora sets off on her next big adventure in Dora and Friends: Into the City!, a brand-new animated preschool series starring the Latina heroine in new adventures, with new friends and a new interactive curriculum, premiering this August on Nickelodeon.  The half-hour series features the iconic character Dora living in a city, attending school and at the center of a peer group that works together to give back to the community--having both real-life and magical adventures along the way.  Created by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes (Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!), the series will regularly air weekdays during the preschool block on Nickelodeon.  The Dora the Explorer series, which after 14 years remains the most-watched preschool show on TV, will continue to air.  


Developed with the support of educational experts and tested by preschoolers themselves, Dora and Friends is set to a contemporary soundtrack of Latin-influenced pop music and features an interactive curriculum focusing on community service, problem solving, emotional skills, Spanish language and Latino culture.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Kidz Bop 25 Review!





Hey all!  The older kids are doing their own review today.  This time its of the latest installment of Kidz Bop on CD.  You can buy this CD today on Amazon.com


About the CD: KIDZ BOP is the most-popular and recognized music product in the U.S. for kids aged 5-12, featuring today's most popular songs, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP celebrates the unique, authentic voice of kids across the entire brand - through music, videos, the popular website www.KIDZBOP.com, the KIDZ BOP LIVE concert tour, KIDZ BOP TV and the national Be a KIDZ BOP Star talent competition.

Anya's Review: (Age 10)
I loved Kids Bop, because it uses kids instead of grown ups and kids are more creative with their voices.  I loved that Kids Bop has all the hit songs...all my favorite songs.  My favorite song on this CD was safe and sound and I like that song, because it sounds a lot different than the song that is acutally sung and that its sung by a lot of kids.   I have noticed that Kids Bop has always put only hit songs that have been put on the radio and kids like these songs..its not like just grown ups like these songs, kids like these.  It has my brothers favorite songs and mine..about every song on the CD I love.


Baz's Review: (Age 11)
There are songs on here that I like from the radio, but I don't necessarily like the people that sing the songs, but when kids sing it I like it better, like Wrecking Ball.  I like that it names all the kids that sing the songs.  I like a lot of them including the Fox, Royals and Roar. 


Tracklisting:
1. Roar
2. Best Song Ever
3. Clarity
4. Wrecking Ball
5. Treasure
6. Royals
7. Applause
8. Wake Me Up
9. Love Somebody
10. Still Into You
11. I Need Your Love
12. Cups
13. Safe and Sound
14. Cruise
15. Summertime Sadness
16. The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Help Bring Back Reading Rainbow w/ Kickstarter

LaVar Burton is trying to bring back Reading Rainbow and in a big way with a Kickstarter campaign.  What a fantastic idea, we hope it happens!  If you can, go check out the link and donate to the cause!  Its for the good of all the kids.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Toy Story Of TERROR comes to Blu-ray 8/19


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The “Toy Story” Gang’s Frightfully Fun AdventureReleasing for the First Time on Blu-ray™ & DVD!
                                                                                          
On Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD August 19th
Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features Include Parody Vintage Toy Commercials, Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary, and Much More!  


Burbank, Calif., May 16, 2014 – Everyone’s favorite Toys are back in Disney•Pixar’s frightfully fun adventure “Toy Story OF TERROR!” available for the first time ever on Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere August 19th.  Reuniting after the events of the blockbuster smash “Toy Story 3,” Buzz, Woody and the gang join new friend Combat Carl for a spooky tale full of mystery and humor that’s a must-own for “Toy Story” and Disney•Pixar fans this summer! 



“Toy Story OF TERROR!” makes its in-home debut loaded with never-before-seen bonus features, including three Vintage Toy Commercials, which can be viewed as act breaks during the film or separately with Director Introductions. Additional all-new bonus features include Audio Commentary, Deleted Scenes with Editor Introductions and “Team of Specialists,” in which director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make this fun-filled “Toy Story” adventure!
Additional in-home special features include three “Toy Story Toons” shorts: “Small Fry,” “Partysaurus Rex” and “Hawaiian Vacation” – each with Audio Commentary; and the rarely seen, especially spooky teaser created for the D23 fan conference. Also available only on Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) is a new short piece about film references featuring Mr. Pricklepants and a Bonus Deleted Scene with Editor’s Introduction.

 Written and directed by Angus MacLane, animator on such Disney•Pixar classics as “Finding Nemo,” “Monsters, Inc.” and “Toy Story 2 & 3” and produced by Galyn Susman, “Toy Story OF TERROR!” features an original score by composer Michael Giacchino (“Ratatouille,” “Up,” “Cars 2”).
What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate in this Toy Story OF TERROR!
“Toy Story OF TERROR!” features the voice talents of original “Toy Story” cast members Tom Hanks as “Woody,” Tim Allen as “Buzz Lightyear,” Joan Cusack as “Jessie,” Timothy Dalton as “Mr. Pricklepants,” Don Rickles as “Mr. Potato Head,” Kristen Schaal as “Trixie” and Wallace Shawn as “Rex,” along with series newcomer Carl Weathers as “Combat Carl/Combat Carl Jr.”

Bonus Materials for This Product: Blu-ray + Digital CopyIncludes:·       “Toy Story Toons” Shorts:o   Hawaiian Vacation o   Small Fry o   Partysaurus Rex ·       Audio Commentaries:o   Toy Story of T

error!, Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry, and Partysaurus Rex·       Team of Specialists  - Director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make Toy Story OF TERROR! ·       3 Deleted Scenes + Editor Introductions o   Pencil Topper Trilogy o   Travel Brochures o   Road Trip Roulette ·       Vintage Toy Commercials + Director Introductionso   Old Timer o   Combat Carl o   Transitron·       D23 Teaser 
 

Bonus Materials for This Product: DVD Includes:·       “Toy Story Toons” Shorts:o   Hawaiian Vacation (5:50)o   Small Fry (7:07)o   Partysaurus Rex (6:31)·       Audio Commentaries:o   Toy Story OF TERROR!, Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry and Partysaurus Rex·       Team of Specialists - Director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make Toy Story OF TERROR! ·       Vintage Toy Commercials + Director Introductionso   Old Timer o   Combat Carl o   Transitron ·       D23 Teaser                    

Bonus Materials for This Product: DMA (Disney Movies Anywhere)Includes:·       A new short piece about film references featuring Mr. Pricklepants ·       Deleted Scene – Bob's Boatyard w/Editor’s Introduction (2:00)

Digital HD for This Product Also Includes:·       Toy Story Toons Shorts*:o   Hawaiian Vacationo   Small Fryo   Partysaurus Rex·       Vintage Toy Commercials + Director Introductionso   Old Timero   Combat Carlo   Transitron
Digital HD Bonus Materials for This Product**:·       Team of Specialists - Director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make Toy Story OF TERROR!·       3 Deleted Scenes + Editor Introductionso   Pencil Topper Trilogyo   Travel Brochureso   Road Trip Roulette·       D23 Teaser

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition Releases October 7th





Sleeping Beauty awakens for the first time on Diamond Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7th! All-new Diamond Edition special features, never-before-seen deleted scenes and characters make this a must-own for every family's classic collection!


Beauty Awakens for the First Time on Diamond Edition Blu-ray,
Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere October 7, 2014!

All-New Magical Bonus Features Includes 3 Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes and more!

BURBANK, Calif. May 9, 2014 – Finally releasing from the Disney Vault, Disney's ultimate princess fairytale classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be available for the first time on Diamond Edition Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on October 7, 2014. Experience all of the pageantry and power of this wondrous tale on Blu-ray - and for the first time on Digital HD - with incredible high definition picture, thrilling, soaring sound, and all-new Diamond Edition special features that make this a must-own for every family’s classic collection!

Creating the ultimate at-home viewing experience, Disney’s 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray Superset (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) contains digitally restored picture and sound, a digital copy of the film, and a variety of magical new bonus features, including “Once Upon A Parade,” in which “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade, “Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains,” a legacy piece spotlighting Disney’s favorite villain animator and Maleficent creator Marc Davis, and “@DisneyAnimation: Artists in Motion,” in which Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper.  

Additional all-new bonus features include never-before-seen deleted scenes “The Fair” (with Deleted Character The Vulture,) “The Curse is Fulfilled” and “Arrival Of Maleficent,” plus the Beauty-Oke sing-along to “Once Upon A Dream.” The Blu-ray Superset also includes classic DVD bonus features and more!

“Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an evil fairy, protected by three loving fairies and, ultimately, saved by “true love’s kiss.” Featuring the voice talents of renowned opera singer Mary Costa as Sleeping Beauty and Disney stalwart Eleanor Audley as the evil fairy, Maleficent, the film’s vibrant visuals were created by a team that included Milt Kahl and Ollie Johnston, two of Disney’s legendary Nine Old Men and an Academy Award®-nominated score, 1959, adapted from the incandescent music of Peter Tchaikovsky. “Sleeping Beauty” is the sixteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon and was the last animated feature produced by Walt Disney to be based upon a fairy tale. It is the tenth film released as part of Disney’s prestigious Blu-ray Diamond Collection.

“Sleeping Beauty” awakens to spectacular new life in the following home entertainment formats, with new and classic bonus features included below:

Bonus Materials Overview for These Products:
2-Disc Blu-ray Superset with Digital Copy (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) and select Digital Retailers

Includes:
·       ‘Once Upon A Parade’ (Starring Sarah Hyland) - Behind every attraction, event and parade at the Magic Kingdom is a unique story.  Join Sarah Hyland from ABC’s “Modern Family” as she tells us the tale of Walt Disney World’s new Festival Of Fantasy Parade.  This magical “in world” short film goes behind the scenes of the new parade and shows how the residents and characters of Fantasyland created this parade to tell their stories.

·       Art of Evil: Generations Of Disney Villains – This legacy piece spotlights Disney’s favorite villain animator, Marc Davis and his infamous creations of characters such as Maleficent and Cruella.  Throughout the piece, we will talk to modern day animators like Andreas Deja and also the new generation of Animators (Lino DiSalvo Animation Director of FROZEN) on how Marc’s designs and characters influenced what they do today.

·       @DisneyAnimation: ARTISTS IN MOTION (Extended Edition) - Join Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee as she goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper. In this extended edition, go deeper into Britney’s process

·       Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes:
o   The Fair (With Deleted Character – The Vulture) – In this version of the story, the fairies do not take the Princess to live with them in the forest.  Convinced that King Stefan's order to burn all the spinning wheels in the kingdom will not prevent Maleficent's curse, the good fairies put a magic circle around the castle and cast a spell:  "No evil thing that walks or flies or creeps or crawls can ever pass these castle walls."
o   The Curse is Fulfilled - The three good fairies have just returned Aurora to the castle and give her a crown.  They leave the room to give Aurora some time alone…but Maleficent pays her a visit.
o   Arrival Of Maleficent (Alternate Scene) – Maleficent arrives uninvited to the christening of the Princess Aurora.

·       BEAUTY-OKE “Once Upon A Dream” - Sing along to this kinetic text video of Aurora’s signature song.

·       Classic DVD Bonus Features Include:
o   The Sound Of Beauty: Restoring A Classic - This featurette covers the creation of the 7.1 mix of the score of Sleeping Beauty that was done for Blu-ray, using the source tapes from the original recording sessions resulting in an audio experience of superior quality with greater detail and fidelity that you have ever heard before.
o   Picture Perfect: The Making Of Sleeping Beauty - Discover the behind-the-scenes magic that transformed a beloved fairy tale into a cinematic work of art. Legendary Animators, actors and film historians reveal the secrets behind Disney’s masterpiece.
o   Eyvind Earle: A Man And His Art - Early in his career, renowned American Artist Eyvind Earle worked as a background painter at the Walt Disney Studio. Walt Disney liked his work so much that he entrusted him with the assignment to be the Art Director for Sleeping Beauty. This was the first time that one artist was given the responsibility for the entire look on one of Disney’s animated features. This piece follows Earle’s development as an artist and his years at the Studio.
o   Audio Commentary by John Lasseter, Andreas Deja and Leonard Maltin
Bonus Materials Overview for These Products:
DVD
Includes:
·       Never Before Seen Deleted Scenes:
o   The Fair (With Deleted Character – The Vulture) – In this version of the story, the fairies do not take the Princess to live with them in the forest.  Convinced that King Stefan's order to burn all the spinning wheels in the kingdom will not prevent Maleficent's curse, the good fairies put a magic circle around the castle and cast a spell:  "No evil thing that walks or flies or creeps or crawls can ever pass these castle walls."
o   The Curse is Fulfilled - The three good fairies have just returned Aurora to the castle and give her a crown.  They leave the room to give Aurora some time alone…but Maleficent pays her a visit.
o   Arrival Of Maleficent (Alternate Scene) – Maleficent arrives uninvited to the christening of the Princess Aurora.


Bonus Materials Overview for These Products:
Disney Movies Anywhere
Includes:
·       Artists In Motion - Join Walt Disney Animation Visual Development artist Brittney Lee as she goes through the process of creating a three dimensional sculpture of Maleficent, completely out of paper.
·       Classic DVD Bonus Features
o   Alternate Opening, Live Action Reference, and 4 Deleted Songs.
                 
Disc Specifications:
Street Date:                                             October 7, 2014 (Direct Prebook: 8/12/14; Distributor Prebook: 8/26/14)

Suggested Retail Pricing:                2-Disc Blu-ray Superset with Digital Copy (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) = $36.99 US / $40.99 CAN

DVD = $29.99 US / $32.99 CAN

Digital HD & SD = please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing

Feature Run Time:                             Approximately 75 minutes
Rated:                                                         G in U.S. & Canada (Bonus materials are not rated)
Aspect Ratio:                                         2.55:1 formatted for 16x9 TV screens
Sound:                                                        Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (English); 5.1 Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix, Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound

Languages:                                               English, French and Spanish
Subtitles:                                                  English SDH, French and Spanish

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Film Synopsis:
Beauty, wonder and adventure spin together in a grand legend that transcends time as Maleficent, one of animation’s most spectacular villains, sends the kingdom’s beloved Princess Aurora into an enchanted sleep. In a majestic story that awakens all your senses, Good Fairies arm brave Prince Phillip to defeat a fearsome fire-breathing dragon and rescue Aurora. But success in battle may not be enough, for the only way to awaken the Princess is with True Love’s kiss!

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Sofia the First: The Enchanted Feast out 8/5

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Join Sofia on another adventure in, SOFIA THE FIRST: THE ENCHANTED FEAST, on Disney DVD August 5th! Enjoy Snow White make a special appearance, four additional episodes and a FREE enchanted mirror!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World Coming 5/20





Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy and the gang go on a trip of a lifetime in MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: AROUND THE CLUBHOUSE WORLD on DVD May 20th! Explore France, Italy, China and more in one of their greatest global adventures featuring over two hours of song-filled fun. The DVD is value packed with four additional episodes and a FREE passport activity book for any young explorer! 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace DVD Review

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Sofia the First: The Floating Palace DVD Review

Synopsis: Do YOU believe in mermaids? You will - when you set sail on a magical full-length adventure under the sea with Sofia The First! After Sofia helps a little mermaid named Oona, Sofia's amulet grants her the power to transform into a mermaid and visit her new friend's secret underwater kingdom. But when Cedric (disguised as a sea monster) plots to steal Oona's enchanted Mermaid Comb, danger surfaces for both worlds. With a little help from special guest, Princess Ariel, Sofia embarks on an adventure to rescue Oona and prevent a typhoon before it's too late. Overflowing with oceans of song-filled fun - plus three more exciting episodes - "The Floating Palace" proves that when families and friends work together, they can weather any storm and save the day

Review: There are a few shows on television that our four year old goes crazy over...Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Sofia the First!  He LOVES this show more than I can express to you.  This is a new age where cartoons focusing on a young princess don't have to be just for little girls, they can be enjoyed by all.  This new DVD has a special cameo by Ariel, the Little Mermaid!!!  The kids loved seeing her incorporated into the show and its really great when Disney ties it all of their characters together.  This is a great DVD for the little ones in your life!  The show is beyond appropriate and a safe, fun watch for kids.  The other episodes on the DVD set include "Tri-Kingdom Picnic," "Finding Clover," And "Make Way For Miss Nettle".


Interest Range: Disney Junior, Animation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

FUNKO LAUNCHING GAME OF THRONES® AMAZON EXCLUSIVE POP! BUNDLE


FUNKO LAUNCHING GAME OF THRONES® AMAZON EXCLUSIVE POP! BUNDLE
 
Collection includes exclusive t-shirts and never-before-seen figures from the company’s popular Game of Thrones Pop! seriesEVERETT, WA – March 13, 2014– Funko is excited to announce Game of Thrones Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundles featuring items themed from one of pop culture’s biggest franchises, the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones. 
The Game of Thrones Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundles, available for pre-order now to celebrate the highly anticipated Season 4 debut of the series, April 6 on HBO, are packaged in two variations based on two of the HBO series’ most popular characters: Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen.
 
Jon Snow Bundle
·         Exclusive Jon Snow 100% cotton black t-shirt. Jon Snow in Pop! form printed on the front with the message, “Jon Snow wants you to join Night’s Watch. Defend the Wall. No experience necessary.” Game of Thrones logo depicted.
·         Snowy Jon Snow 3.75” Pop! Vinyl Figure
·         Exclusive Jon Snow 1.5” Pop! Key Chain
 
Daenerys Targaryen Bundle
·         Exclusive Daenerys Targaryen 100% cotton black t-shirt. Daenerys Targaryen in Pop! form printed on the front with the message, “Win or Die.” Game of Thrones logo depicted.
·         Newly revealed Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen 3.75” Pop! Vinyl Figure
·         Exclusive Daenerys Targaryen 1.5” Pop! Key Chain
Pre-order the Game of Thrones Amazon Exclusive Pop! Bundle now exclusively on www.amazon.com.