Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Join Epic Adventures of Disney Favorite "Peter Pan" & "A Wrinkle in Time" Giveaway | Disney StudiosCA

Peter Pan

Summer is the time to relax, enjoy holidays and watch favorite movies. Luckily, Disney besides big screen releases brings fantastic Blu-rays to their fans. New titles which are available this June include Disney’s "Peter Pan" and "A Wrinkle in Time".

In celebration of its 65th anniversary, Disney's beloved flight of fantasy, "Peter Pan," joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection, landing in homes on Digital and Movies and on Blu-ray. With a little faith, trust and pixie dust, every member of the family will let their imagination soar on this epic adventure to Never Land, sparkling with legendary animation, extraordinary music and both all-new and classic bonus features. One of our favorite features is Sing Along so we can join flying adventures with music. We also like that this release includes French version.

The second movie which was on the big screen quite recently and now available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital. The story is based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic directed by Ava DuVernay and follows Meg Murray, typical middle school student trying to fit in the school environment. Four years ago her father, famous physicist mysteriously disappeared leaving more questions than answers. Bullies at school along with teachers use this fact to hurt Meg and write ugly notes. No one believes that Mr.Murray ever comes back except Meg and her younger brother Charles Wallace. While the girl is struggling at school and can't cope with father's disappearance, her brother, little genius, helps her in every step and also wants to know what happened to their father.

With help of Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Meg, her brother and their friend Calvin take a challenge to travel across the Universe and find Mr.Murray. During their journey, they visit incredible, never been before places, which takes years to reach but kids were able to get there fast. Beautiful landscapes, creatures, weird people, creepy situations and strange encounters.

Children also have to challenge their fears, go deep inside their souls and find what they really want and determine who they are. In addition to testing science knowledge, children have to follow the intuition to determine what is going on. The evil, that took Mr. Murray, uses creative weapons and targets on to the darkest memories and wishes to fulfill. Tricky situations created to deceive your vision but to offer something to reduce the pain from the past. No matter if it comes from bullies, demanding parents, or disappeared father, the evil knows which buttons to push. In this story every kid needs to learn something about themselves to find Mr.Murray and get back home.

To celebrate June Disney home releases we are excited to give away both titles to one our lucky reader thanks to Walt Disney Studios Canada. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents only & ends June 20, 2018.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Satellite Girl and Milk Cow - Subtle & Delightful Story | Shout!Factory

Satellite Girl

If you like animated movies, there is something special one just came out from Shout! Factory & GKID. They introduced fantasy/science fiction romance Satellite Girl and Milk Cow. The story starts with a satellite flying in space and it catches lovely song with its transmitter. Following the sounds the satellite descends to Earth to find where those emotions are created and transformed into the music. On the way to the source of the love ballad the satellite becomes involved into a mysterious battle and turns into Satellite Girl. At the same time the musician Kyung-chun who sings about his broken love, full of emotions and pain transforms into a farm animal, exactly into Milk Cow.

There is no reason for Satellite Girl and Milk Cow to be together until powerful Merlin the Wizard who turned into a roll of toilet paper tells that Milk Cow needs protection and some villains try to catch him. Milk Cow is attacked by various monsters and Satellite Girl tries to protect him multiple times. Milk Cow, the guy can hardly accept himself as a cow and struggles not only with broken heart but also with his appearance.

Satelite Girl and Milk Cow

Satellite Girl is not good in human relationships, she often cannot get why if Kyung-chun likes someone, he cannot say it straight without being hesitant and shy. If his girl does not love him, it is time to move on and forget her.

It was interesting to watch how practical tech device who tries to understand human emotions over the time turns into human. And the guy who turned into Milk Cow realizes that there is much more in this world he never noticed before. Even cow has something special to offer, live and enjoy the life. While Kyung-chun suffers and tries to heal his wounds, he put up with the fact that he will be a cow forever. Until he finds that Satellite Girl left and may never come back.

There are some amazing and touching moments when Satellite Girl brings a bouquet of favorite flowers to Milk Cow to eat or when Satellite Girl needs a charge at the gas station, you need to watch the whole story. Though flying arms and finger antenna were a little bit disturbing, overall, the story melts your heart and gives some food for thoughts!

Satellite Girl and Milk Cow on now available on Blu-ray/DVD from Shout!Factory. This movie is a debut feature-length film in North America from Korean director Chang Hyung-yun, acclaimed creator of animated short films that have premiered and won prizes at festivals worldwide. The release also includes bonus features - the short film Coffee Vending Machine And Its Sword, and trailers.

We are excited to partner with Shout!Factory and giveaway a copy of Satellite Girl and Milk Cow Blu-ray/DVD to one of our US and Canadian readers. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter form below and good luck! The giveaway ends June 25, 2018!

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Incredibles 2 Jack-Jack Attacks - Special Super Baby Toy | JAKKS Pacific

Incredibles 2 Jack Jack

Taking care of toddler is not easy and The Incredibles family know that. Though Jack-Jack Parr is cute and lovely, he also curious and can't sit for a second quietly, he needs to move, explore and share his emotions.

What if a little baby has powers like the rest of the family? In the new movie The Incredible 2 that coming out June 15, Jack-Jack Parr gets full attention as he shows not only one but multiple power skills. Do not let chubby face to trick everyone, Jack-Jack Parr is a powerful member of his family!

To celebrate the release of The Incredibles 2 film, Jakks Pacific presents new line of Disney Incredibles 2 toys and the most adorable is Jack-Jack Attacks Doll. Designed for kids ages 3+, the toy comes as an ensemble of Jack-Jack and a raccoon. Jack-Jack doll easy to play, just press on baby tummy and kids can hear various funny sounds baby makes like crying, babbling, laughing, shouting and speaking baby language. The doll looks exactly like its big screen version, Jack-Jack Attack has rooted hair, moving hands and legs, he can sit and stand with some help and, of course, held that intruding raccoon.

Jack Jack Attacks

And the best part little Jack-Jack can show his laser eyes, become flames when really angry, throw electric sparks with light and teleport turning into light blue color. It is quite challenging to copy digital version into a real toy but Jack-Jack's abilities successfully presented via changing lights and sounds. While some powers are easy to notice, the ability to teleport is not easy to spot. Teddy saw it only a couple of times while playing with Jack-Jack Attack!


The toy includes a raccoon figure so children can play a scene from the movie when Jack-Jack notices an intruding guest in the backyard. Jack-Jack and a raccoon look funny together.

Jack-Jack Attack toy is available at ToysRUs, Walmart and other major toy retailers across Canada and online. This toy would be a fun toy for young fans of The Incredibles.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Wordsearch! Fun Group Word Puzzle Board Game | Goliath Games

Goliath Games Wordsearch!

Two years ago we visited our nephew in Montreal. He is older than Teddy and has various board games. Kids played a lot during our visit and since that time Teddy is a huge fan of board games. They provide great opportunity to learn something new, have fun together with family & friends and reduce the time kids spend online.

One of the games which teaches kids spelling and new words, plus focus and speed is Wordsearch! Based on classical wordsearch puzzle, Wordsearch! from Goliath Games comes as a specially-designed circular board with four compartments to keep game tiles. Designed for kids ages 7 and up the game is great for from 2 to 4 players. Each player chooses one color see-through tiles to play.

Wordsearch game

There are 8 Double-sided Game Cards split by themes like Kitchen or Animals. Players put one of the cards on the board and reveal the word in a slot by turning the rim. Everyone plays at once, the first who locate the word has to shout Wordsearch and then mark the found word with his tiles. It is allowed to remove tiles played by competitors. The words need to be searched in any direction: vertical, horizontal, right to left, diagonal or left to right. The player with the most tiles on the board at the end wins.

This is quite tricky game to play, especially when more tiles cover the board and you need to focus to find the right sequence of letters. Plus there are some unknown words, like Teddy did not know names of some kitchen utensils, so find something unfamiliar is a challenge itself. We had times when we could not find a word for a prolonged period of time and almost were ready to give up.

Goliath Games WordSearch

Since there are only 16 cards to play, when all become easy to figure out you can print new ones using Wordsearch Puzzle generator at http://www.wordsearch.eu. It offers themed puzzles like countries or favorite sports or you can add own words to add to the puzzle.

Available on Amazon, Walmart and at other major toy retailers across North America, Wordsearch! puzzle game brings unforgettable experience and create hours of fun for the whole family!

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Daphne & Velma - Best Friends Face Mystery For The First Time | Warner Bros.

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Daphne And Velma

Recent Warner Bros. Home Entertainment release of "Daphne and Velma"  takes us to the time when famous female duo started their first adventures. Solving mysteries became their fate. We go back when Daphne and Velma started their first day at Ridge Valley High. This high school is more like an innovative center of learning where robots, tech and education tools are designed to the highest standards, and only the brightest minds of the country can be enrolled at this school. Daphne Blake, bright and brilliant student, can't wait to join the school with her best friend analytical and practical Velma Dinkley.

We follow children who are heading to school for new school year. Daphne is excited like no one else for the first day but as for Velma, you should watch her fearless epic walk to the school and first encounters with students and the staff.

The school is amazing with latest advancements and every student's score, grades and achievements are reflected in real mode. There are big screens, unique gadgets and endless opportunities there. But not everything is as perfect as it seems when mysterious disappearances of the top-performing students become quite suspicious. Once smart and brilliant, children come back to school absolutely different and cannot handle simple everyday tasks.


It looks like intriguing and scary mystery to solve, so Daphne and Velma take the challenge to find what is going on, first trying to reach the top in the school performance list. Soon they find out that the disappearances are somehow connected to the school sponsor. During their investigation journey girls make new friends, deal with over-protective parents, break rules, wear shame stickers, work in the school cafeteria and do many other things to solve the mystery.

As Daphne and Velma's search continues, they come to the point that someone hunts not only for best students' minds, but for the brilliant ideas of grown-ups too. But who is that mysterious person or organization? 

I had an impression that it is only Daphne and Velma want to know what happens with the top students while other just want to improve their performance. While I like both female characters from Mystery Inc, Velma impressed me the most in this movie. I think, from how Velma looks and her behavior, she is very close to her cartoon character. She is funny, true to herself, fights robots and really smart.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Just Like Mom and Dad Now Casting For New Episodes | #JustLikeMomAndDad

Just like Mom

Just Like Mom and Dad, the hilarious and fun-filled game show that celebrates and rewards families for how well they know each other, is now casting for brand new episodes to air Fall 2018! Each episode of Just Like Mom and Dad features three teams of parent-kid pairs, all trying to accumulate the most points after three rounds of family fun.

New episodes will feature more amusing questions and questionable baking, older kids between 8 and 15, more spectacular prizes and even crazier Bake Off recipes.

Casting Call

Marblemedia is currently seeking fun, energetic families to compete on the new episodes, and interested parent-kid pairs can visit Just Like Mom and Dad to apply. If you have children between the ages of 8 and 15, we are glad to share that you can apply to compete on Just Like Mom and Dad. Only residents of Canada and the United States of America are eligible to participate in the show.

To apply to be on the show, please fill out the application and upload a video, photo or both here. We decided to apply and created a short video, what Teddy and me love doing together, other way what Teddy does just like his mom.

To check out some episodes of Just Like Mom and Dad, please visit http://www.yestv.com/shows/just-like-mom-and-dad/

Just Like Mom and Dad celebrates modern, diverse families and proves how much fun families can have together! With new twists and surprise questions, Just Like Mom and Dad will be your new family-time favourite.
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Let’s Get Ready to Slumber, Massive Monster Mayhem Slumber Party on Family Channel May 26

Massive Monster Mayhem

Massive Monster Mayhem is the ultimate action-packed game show for kids 6–11 that combines live action and CGI animation with real competition and comedy. Each episode features three real-life kid heroes competing in a gauntlet of Intergalactic Battle Alliance challenges to become Earth’s champion and face off against Master Mayhem’s league of monsters in the ultimate “Monster Mashdown.” The unique series combines cutting-edge, real-time CGI and pre-visualization technology.

Contestants are eliminated through a series of three rounds, which culminate when the last player standing faces off against one of overlord Master Mayhem’s monsters to save the planet. Each action-packed episode features two hosts who provide fun commentary during game play and non-stop jokes from Master Mayhem and his monsters.

The show has risen to the top of the Saturday Morning charts on Family Channel. Fans can’t get enough of this brand new genre of kids’ entertainment!

Why are kids so excited? We think it has something to do with the MASSIVE monsters, real kid superheroes, EPIC battles, state-of-the-art technology and COMPLETE AND UTTER MAYHEM!

Following the show’s successful launch, Family Channel is premiering two special episodes of Massive Monster Mayhem, the first on Saturday, May 26th at 9 a.m. ET/PT called “Let’s Get Ready to Slumber.”

Massive Monster Mayhem Party

In celebration of this WORLD PREMIERE, take a look at the Massive Monster Mayhem Slumber Party Card giving tips on how to host the most epic sleepover! Also cheer with your favorite monster, the Macho Cheese vs RoBro scorecard is here to help when watching new episodes!

Master Mayhem


  • Step 1: Print off the 'Who's More Awesome?' score card, featuring RoBro and Macho Cheese
  • Step 2: Check out the world premiere of “Let’s Get Ready to Slumber" on Saturday at 9AM et/pt 
  • Step 3: Vote for your fave – Give RoBro or Macho Cheese a point each time they do something epic! 
  • Step 4: Snap a pick and share their final scores with @FamilyChannel and @MassiveMonsterMayhem online using the hashtag #StompedIt
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And that's not all, we are also excited to be a part of Massive Monster Mayhem Slumber Party and  give away some “Macho Cheese Pillows” to our Canadian readers! One pillow per winner. For your chance simply fill the Rafflecopter Form below and do not forget to join Family Channel on May 26 for more fun!

The giveaway ends June 1st, 2018

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