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The holidays are upon us! This is definitely a busy time of the year! Help your little ones get into the spirit of the season with holiday favorites from NCircle Entertainment! A few of my son's favorite Christmas titles this year are included below.
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Christmas to the Moon and Back
Enjoy this Christmas special adventure based on the classic picture book that has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram and published by Walker Books. On a snow-covered Christmas Eve, Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends stumble across a little Brown Bear who is lost. Determined to return their young friend back to his mother in time for Christmas, the friends venture bravely into the unknown woods. Through this epic journey we are reminded that the greatest gift of Christmas is being with the ones you love..
The Snowman: 40th Anniversary
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. Based on Raymond Briggs book, THE SNOWMAN is a family classic for generations to enjoy.
The Cat IN The Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!
'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!
Octonauts: The Very Vegimal Christmas
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 very merry DVD, join the Octonauts as they celebrate the holidays! #the Vegimals plans for a Christmas feast aboard the Octopod are interrupted when the Octonauts become entangled in a gigantic blob of sea snot! #the holiday excitement continues when the Octonauts travel to Professor Inkling's childhood home, an undersea mountain, but soon discover that a rockslide has endangered the local creatures, including Inkling's nephew, Squirt! Can the Octonauts rescue the creatures and save Christmas in time?
Sonic: Christmas Blast
Santa Claus announces his retirement on television and the public is shocked! But it's Santa's replacement Robotropolis who has everyone worried. It seems Robotropolis has his own ideas and instead of giving boys and girls gifts Robotropolis would rather receive them. Join Sonic the Hedgehog in an adventure to rescue the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the world!
I have just discovered the cutest, most adorable children's show ever! Molang is a round, fluffy, and happy rabbit, who joins his friend, Piu Piu, a poised, timid, and reserved yellow chick, as they explore everyday life.
Despite their many differences, Molang and Piu Piu enjoy a special friendship. They have amazing times together ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary. From finding themselves in the middle of the jungle, going to the circus or enjoying a rainy day, Molang and Piu Piu embrace every daily adventure together. Who knew dancing in the rain with your best friend could be so much fun? No matter what happens, every single moment with these two is filled with sheer happiness. Embark on 52 lovable adventures with Molang and Piu Piu!
I was given the chance to review Molang Season 2, and was also sent a few adorable little toys and a shiny sticker book to enjoy along with the DVD.
There is just something so endearing to me about bunnies and chicks. The animation and stories are sweet and entertaining to my little ones (and to me as well, as I am always finding myself watching along with my nieces.)
Enter to win! One winner will receive:
- 1 Unforgettable Fun with Molang Season 2 DVD
- 1 Molang Loves Book
- 1 Push N Peel Pop
- 1 Best Friend Charms
How? It's easy! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
Learn more about Molang on NCircle Entertainment here.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
It is almost Halloween! Help get your little ones all geared up for that spook-tacular night of trick-or-treating with six favorite titles from NCircle Entertainment!
This month NCircle Entertainment is featuring 1 new release and 6 Halloween titles for your child's viewing pleasure. My son, Braxton has been watching them all, one by one, non-stop!
Below are the DVDs I was sent to review from NCircle Entertainment. Let's start with the newest release:
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!
In this DVD, embark on adventures with Alice, Brian, and Cherry Berry to search high and low for the letters V, W, X, Y, and Z. It's a very windy day in Capital Town. After checking the ABC Monsters, it seems that one of them is missing - W-Monster! So Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry head into town in hopes of finding their missing friend, W-Monster. Along the way they meet, Wanda the Weaver, Wendy the Window Cleaner and then Willie Webster. Hopefully, one of them will be able to help Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry find W-Monster during this windy day.
Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages preschool children's imaginations, while making learning exciting and entertaining.
A new spooky adventure this DVD brings, with The Cat, Nick and Sally, Fish and the Things. Meet the eeriest critters you have ever seen, arrived just in time for this Halloween! There will be lots of tricks and, of course lots of treats, to share with the animal friends you will meet! There's a coconut crab, spider monkeys and bats, and plenty more fun with The Cat in the Hat!
It's Halloween! Join Sid and his friends as they discover how bats catch mosquitoes, why spiders are expert engineer web builders, and how skeletons make up the foundation of our bodies. The kids dress up to celebrate Halloween at school, and Teacher Suzie leads them in a special Halloween parade song to show off their costumes! With Sid the Science Kid, Halloween can be spooky and scientific!
The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangles, big laughs and music and fun from all angles! Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.
Welcome 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 Spookypalooza! The time of year when all Doozers get together to spook each other. The Pod Squad makes the spookiest pumpkin ever a cool Pumpkin Doozer made by stacking three pumpkins together. But when their new invention starts rolling all around town, the Doozers have to find a way to reign in their spooky creation! Enjoy four STEM-based adventures with the Doozers!
Join Pocoyo and his friends on seven playful adventures. Whether it's playing a new game called Boo!, enjoying a monster mash party or pretending to be Godzilla & King Kong, every day is fun & engaging with Pocoyo and his friends!
Twelve year old Harry has lived and breathed magic since his early childhood. The problem is that his hometown, Appletown, is not the best place for his natural talent to blossom. Although he rehearses endlessly in his parents' barn he realizes that his dream is just that a dream. One day Harry catches the glimpse of a chance: the New York mayor has announced a magic competition due to the official opening of the Statue of Liberty.
Unfortunately, there is a slight problem with this competition, in order to try out one must be trained by a real magician. Poor Harry doesn't know a single one. Until Harry s father runs into the magician, the Great Tesla, in town and Tesla promises to see Harry. Despite the young boy s lack of knowledge Tesla spots talent, creativity and boldness in Harry. He decides to give him a chance and invites him to his own home, accompanied by his niece, Beth, and his assistant, Amrold. Tesla will teach Harry the basics of magic, his tricks but will also test him. Will Harry be strong enough to become a true magician?
You can find these great titles and others from NCircle Entertainment's website and at retailers near you.
* I am an ambassador for NCircle Entertainment and received copies of the above titles to review. All opinions are my own.
Summer is in full swing and it is hot! My nine-year old son, Braxton is keeping busy swimming, riding his Go-Kart and playing with his friends.
Sometimes, however, he likes to come inside and enjoy the air-conditioning and watch a flick or two. One of Braxton's favorite summertime DVDs is The Cat in the Hat's "Oh Say What's The Weather Today?"
Let's journey with Sally and Nick and the Cat... To learn a little bit about weather, imagine that! First, the kids are painting a picture of a rainbow but can't seem to remember all the colors to use.
Lucky for them, Cat takes them to Color-ga-lore to meet King Kaleidoscope, a rainbow expert. A musical number teaches them the proper color order as well as how rainbows are actually made! Then it's time to jump in some puddles with Nick and Sally! But wait, where did the giant puddle disappear to? With the help of Cat's Seussian camera, they see that their puddle has turned into water vapor.
So off they go to Bluey Blue Sky to follow their puddle. They learn the water cycle process and when they return home their puddle is back! Weather is just the start of this trip with the Cat So come on board the Thinga-ma-jigger and hold onto your hat!
Enter to win! One winner will receive a copy of The Cat in the Hat: Oh Say, What's the Weather Today? DVD (ARV: $8.99)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
For more fun DVD titles for your child's summer viewing pleasure go to: http://www.ncircleentertainment.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
NCircle Entertainment has several new fun releases this Spring. One of my very favorites is The Little Prince: The Planet of Bamalias. I received a copy to review, and I love it just as much as my nine-year old son does!
The universe is in danger. The evil Snake extinguishes the stars as he passes through the galaxy, causing chaos and plunging the planets into darkness. The Little Prince must leave his Asteroid home and beloved friend, Rose, in his quest to outsmart the Snake and save the universe from doom. Accompanied by his trusted companion, the Fox, the Little Prince travels from planet to planet, braving danger and discovering vast and enchanted worlds. Will the extraordinary gifts of the Little Prince bring each of the planets back to life? And will he ever find his way home?
On Planet Bamalias, the Little Prince will go through a terrible experience - he will lose his memory! He can't even remember why he is here! On top of that, Planet Bamalias is at the center of five other planets and they all depend on it for their survival. Fox is trying everything to help the Little Prince recover his lost memory. Fox tells him their story: why they are here, planet-hopping chasing the snake and how it all started. Slowly the Little Prince remembers... but will he remember in time to save the Bamalias constellation?
Enter to win! One winner will receive a copy of The Little Prince: The Planet of Bamalias to review. What a fun movie! I watched it with my son, Braxton and we were very entertained by all of the many adventures of The Little Prince.
Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
For more information go to: http://www.ncircleentertainment.com/
Disclaimer: Product received. All opinions are my own.
KUNG FU PANDA 3 is in theaters now! I got to take my son, Braxton and his friend, Kaden to a premier last week at the Clackamas Town Center Cinemas. They were so excited! We got to see it in 3D, which was amazing.
Braxton and Kaden
Kung Fu Panda 3
Animation, in 3D
Release: January 29, 2016, in 3D
Directors: Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni
Producer: Melissa Cobb
Cast: Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Kate Hudson, James Hong, Randall Duk Kim
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG FU PANDA 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas
Watch the trailer here:
Here's a funny clip (I love Mei Mei!)
My husband and I and the boys absolutely loved Kung Fu Panda 3! It is an engaging animation which looks so cool in 3D. I love Jack Black! (who voices the main character, loveable Po the Panda.) The story was a lot of fun and the animation was as brilliant as to be expected from a DreamsWork production.
Kids and grown-ups alike will love this wonderful tale. I had never seen the first two Kung Fu Panda movies, but this one felt like an entire new story of its own, so I did not feel like I missed out on anything by not seeing the first two.
For more information and fun activities go to: www.kungfupanda.com
Disclaimer: I was invited to and attended a premier of this film. All opinions are my own.
NCircle Entertainment has released two brand new DVDs, perfect for Fall. They are: Houdini and ABC Monsters: Meet the ABC Monsters. My son, Braxton loves to snuggle up with a blanket and watch movies after school when it is too rainy outside to play. I always trust NCircle Entertainment to provide wholesome, fun and engaging shows that my child can enjoy all throughout the year.
Disclaimer: I received copies of these DVDs to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
THE SECOND MIA AND ME DVD
A scuffle with Violetta leaves Mia worried about having her secret exposed and Vincent frustrated with once again being left in the dark. In Centopia, the unusually grim oracle leads Mia to rescue Lyria in the Valley of Vapors, where she becomes lost – and in need of rescuing herself. Though Yuko and Mo find her in time, the invaluable Trumptus is left behind accidentally for Panthea to fulfill the oracle’s ominous prophecy.
“The Golden Son”
A quick-thinking Vincent helps Mia evade Violetta and her cronies, who are determined to get their hands on Mia’s mysterious book. Still unsure if she can trust Vincent with the truth, Mia disappears to Centopia in time to find Lyria in need of urgent help. With the help of the Water and Wind Unicorns, Mia and her friends are able to get Lyria the help she needs. Mia later witnesses an amazing event: the birth of a golden-horned unicorn who may be the key to restoring hope to Centopia.
On a field trip to a museum, Mia and Vincent avoid Paula, the latest of Violetta’s accomplices recruited to spy on Mia. When she finally escapes to Centopia, the excitement over Onchao’s ability to restore dead lands and to locate Trumptus pieces is short-lived when Lyria is taken captive by Gargona and her Munculus army. A newly determined Mia vows to protect Onchao with all her might and to find all of the pieces of the Trumptus so the safety of Centopia can be restored.
The first three episodes from season one of “Mia and me” are now available on the DVD “Discover Centopia.” Episodes four, five and six are on “ FRIENDS TO THE RESCUE."
About Public Media Distribution, LLC
Public Media Distribution, LLC, is a leading media distributor both domestically and internationally. We offer high-quality, distinctive programs to our customers, including award-winning documentaries (I.O.U.S.A.), television series (The Sixties), dramas (Fortitude), and popular children’s programming (Suzy’s Zoo, Mia and me) in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray, digital download, and digital streaming.
MIA AND ME: FRIENDS TO THE RESCUE
Street Date: July 21, 2015
Run Time: Approximately 75 Minutes
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
CARE BEARS: A BELLY BADGE FOR WONDERHEART - THE MOVIE
Join Wonderheart in a magical movie adventure about honesty, friendship and the power of responsibility! In the magical world of Care-a-Lot, Wonderheart wants to join the Cub Bouts, but it's only for cubs with active Belly Badges. When she resorts to using the wishes from Care `n Share Charms to fake her powers, it leads to disastrous results. Her final wish accidentally lands her in the Moody Mountains in the center of a Stardust Storm! With the help of Grams Bear and her loving Care Bear friends, Wonderheart learns an important lesson about using the Belly Badge Beacon responsibly and discovers the joys of honesty and caring.
Here is Wonderheart Bear. She's so cute!
All of the Care Bears helping each other solve problems
My Experience: I have always loved, loved, loved the Care Bears! I grew up collecting them. All of my sisters loved them, too. It is so much fun to see the Care Bears back in style with their new movie, Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart. It is a beautifully animated, sweet and entertaining story that draws you into the magical world of the Care Bears. Whether you are a grown-up or a child, this movie will tug at your heart strings, especially if you love the Care Bears as much as I do. My son, Braxton even loved it!
The Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart – The Movie DVD includes two bonus music videos that fans will love and is available for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Disclaimer: I recieved a sample of this DVD to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.