The Fox and the Hound 2-Movie Collection on BluRay DVD

 

 

 

 

I finally got to see The Fox and the Hound in its entirety.  It only took me until I was 37+ years old!  I forgot how sweet the story of friendship is in this film, and how hard I’d cried when I had seen parts of it previously (but never all of it, not sure why). The films are digitally restored and available for the first time in HD.  I don’t much care about the HD- yes, its nice, but I fell in love with Tod and Copper long before they were digitally restored and their story speaks to you with or without the new effects.

I love the bonus features for this collection. I love the interaction with the sing alongs, and, especially since I got to go to the Disney Animation Studios and Research Library during my LA trip a few months ago, I really have a whole new appreciation for the effort and talent that goes into every single second of a film like this, and it really gave me a new perspective as a viewer.  I still love the story but I can also look at parts of it and think about how long it took for someone to get that just right!  The bonus feature that speaks to the creation of this film really does a good job explaining how this film came to be but seeing the actual cells and sketches really gives a far clearer picture of what goes into these movies. [click to continue…]

Disney’s D23 Expo

Next week, thousands of Disney fans will gather in Anaheim, CA for Disney’s D23 Expo which brings the entire world of Disney under one roof, providing attendees with unprecedented access to Disney films, television and theme parks as never before.

On FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 in the Disney Channel booth, fans of all ages are invited to join Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry and noted New York Times best-selling author Ridley Pearson, Disney Publishing Worldwide co-authors of prequels to the classic Peter Pan, the “Peter and the Starcatchers” book series, along with beloved “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” characters Jake, Captain Hook and Mr. Smee, for a celebration of the power of imagination and the magic of Disney storytelling. This event also includes an appearance by actor David Arquette (the voice of Skully in the hit Disney Junior series “Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) and a special announcement from The Walt Disney Company Corporate Citizenship team. There will also be a performance and meet & greet with The Never Land Pirate Band.

On SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, there will be appearances by the Handy Manny character along with the voice of Manny, Wilmer Valderrama (10:00 – 11:15 a.m.) and the Special Agent Oso character along with the voice of Oso, Sean Astin (11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) in the Disney Channel booth.

For more information and tickets to the D23 Expo, go to http://www.D23Expo.com. For schedules, live updates, interactive features and tools, polls and much more, check out the D23 Expo mobile app at www.D23mobile.com!

· SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 is “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” Day at Dodger Stadium! During the game against the Colorado Rockies, there will be special appearances by Jake and The Never Land Pirate Band. The first 10,000 kids 14 & under will receive a free pirate bandana. Game starts at 1:10 p.m. For more info and tickets, please visit http://losangeles.dodgers.mlb.com

Info provided by PR.  I wish I was in California, because my kids would LOVE to meet Jake and the Neverland Pirates and I would just love to be near Disney!! 

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension #WheresPerry

 

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension  aired for the first time on August 5th.  We let the kids stay up late to enjoy the movie with us, along with a few of their friends. Due to some last minute vacation plans, our party guests were fewer than anticipated, but we still had a blast, and enjoyed this movie so much we’ve seen it twice more since last weekend!

The folks at Disney sent us some goodies to share with our friends- super cute Phineas, Ferb and Perry drawstring bags that have made my kids the *envy* of camp this week, really cute but fall apart too quickly masks that I used packing tape to fix some of, and the rest, well, I stuck them around the house for decor- the kids thought finding them in the pantry was hilarious (hey, they are little. I have to get them laughing while they still think I am funny!!) [click to continue…]

Mars Needs Moms BluRay 3D Combo pack (Activities, a Coupon & a Giveaway)

Mars Needs Moms is a family movie about a young boy’s intergalactic adventure to find his mom who was Martian-nabbed. This Disney film is adventure packed and fun for the whole family. It is rated PG.
Mars Needs Moms features Seth Green as 9 year old Milo and Joan Cusack as his mom. The Martians have taken Milo’s mom to steal her mom-ness for their own young. Milo races against time and oxygen to save her.
The 4 Disc Blu-Ray “3D” Combo Pack will be on shelves August 9th and has a suggested retail price of $49.99US. It will also be available and a single DVD, movie download and On-Demand.
My 6 year old son really enjoyed the movie. I am sure it is one that will get watched over and over again.

As with most Disney films released on BluRay and DVD, this one doesn’t disappoint with Bonus Features!! How fun is it to be able to learn to speak like a Martian? 

I know that’s one of our favorite features…I love adding Disney films to our BluRay and DVD collection!  Plus, Joan Cusack is one of my all time favorite actresses and she’s just all kinds of awesome and I love hearing her voice “mom” throughout the movie. She’s so great anyway, but she just has this way about her that makes me laugh! [click to continue…]

“Disney Character Calls” $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway #PullUpsDisneyCalls #momsparkmedia

What happens when you are potty training/toilet learning your little one and also use Huggies® Pull-Ups®?  You get a code for a FREE congratulatory call from a Disney character for successfully using the potty!!  

Huggies® Pull-Ups® training pants and  Target® have partnered for an exclusive offer to get the word out about their new “Disney Character Calls” program to assist moms through their child’s potty training and development.  To celebrate this partnership, one of YOU will win a $25.00 Target Gift Card!! [click to continue…]

Muppets “Together Again” tshirts on Threadless.com (giveaway)

I LOVE the Muppets and I can’t wait for the movie to come out (November seem so very far away…)  and in the meantime, I can enjoy the favorite character friends from my childhood on this super fun t shirt I got just today from Threadless.com!  They had a contest for Muppet shirts and this was the winning design ‘Together Again” – its only JUST now offered online for purchase and one of you will be winning one for yourself!

Mind you, this is actually a men’s shirt but I’m not sharing this one.  No way.  I LOVE it.  I love the bold, bright colors and the way Alfonso Diaz designed the characters’ faces and colors- so fun, so funky, and so very COOL, especially for those (like me and Mr. Bargains too) who grew up watching the Muppets.  The shirt itself is super soft, and the tag is stamped on so no risk of itching.  Threadless always offers really fun and different shirts and this is no exception!  Be the first to grab one! [click to continue…]

My take on Winnie the Pooh and a clip of Owl’s Cold :o)

The first time I saw the Winnie the Pooh movie (open TODAY, July 15th!!)when I was in LA, I loved it.  I knew I would- I have such fond memories of reading the A.A. Milne books as a child with my mom and well, I grew up with Pooh, Tigger, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore.  The Hundred Acre Wood was in my imagination just as it was in Christopher Robin’s…and oh, the memories and nostalgia I felt when I watched this movie for the first time….and I think what I loved so very much about it is that the folks at Disney kept the friends as I knew them growing up- they weren’t older, nor different, they weren’t better, definitely not smarter, although maybe, just maybe, they were a little quicker on the reply…this made me so happy.

So Disney, this is my official THANK YOU for keepin’ it real.  Really, truly.  I only wish my mom could see it with me.  Then it’d be just perfect.

Last weekend, I got to take my kids to the screening of the movie.  My kids have not been to too many movies in the theater, and the littlest one isn’t quite 2 so she’s never been…but I decided to bring them all.  Sure, people told me I was brave, bringing three little kids solo to a theater, but the gift I brought Baby B home from my trip was a big, stuffed, snuggly soft Pooh Bear that she’s toted around ever since.  “Ba-yer” goes everywhere with her- he sits in a chair near hers when she eats, and goes for rides in the dump truck and stroller around the house.  Pooh is not to be missed when it’s time for bed, either, or things get ugly.  So you can see, I had to bring her to see her beloved pal on the big screen.  So, I took my 23 month old with us to her first movie. [click to continue…]

Last days to save big at The Disney Store

Last chance to save big at The Disney Store!!

This Dooney & Burkey tassel bag is already 30% off and marked at $146.99 and you will get 5% cash back (see below)! I actually saw these bags when in LA and they are really nice looking.  There’s also tons of Disney Silly Bandz for $.99 each (great for birthday parties and stocking stuffers), PJ Pals for $4.99…tons of great deals to be found!

Hurry, Final Days to take advantage of the Warehouse Clearance Event at Disney Store . Shop Now for up to 70% off! [click to continue…]

Q&A with “Lightning McQueen” & Mattel’s Cars 2 toys (Tokyo Spinout giveaway)

After 37 years on this earth, I am someone’s hero.  Why?  Because I met LIGHTNING MCQUEEN.  Well, really, I met Owen Wilson, when I had the chance to interview him during the Cars 2 press junket on June 18th with the other mom bloggers I headed to LA with.   But he IS Lightning McQueen. 

I asked my son, what did he want to know about Lightning McQueen?  “Um, does he like wearing red car clothes all day?”  That’s what’s weighing on the mind of my 3.5 year old son.   One of the other mom bloggers’ kids wanted to know the grossest thing Lightning McQueen had ever eaten- turns out, it was some food he was served in Australia on a morning show and it sounds like it was pretty much yeast and water.  Gross.  I don’t blame him!! [click to continue…]