LEGOLAND California – New LEGO Movie 4D

It’s the return of Emmet, Wyldstyle, MetalBeard, Benny and Unikitty! Following it’s debut in Florida on January 28, “The LEGO Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” officially opened at LEGOLAND California Resort on February 6th, and will soon be playing at all other LEGOLAND theme parks and LEGOLAND Discovery Centers worldwide in 2016! Actors Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard), Charlie Day (Benny) and Alison Brie (Unikitty) return to voice their iconic characters with a new character and villain created exclusively for the attraction, Patton Oswalt as Risky Business, President Business’ brother. The 12 ½-minute story finds the gang entangled in an Evil Secret Plot involving a mysterious theme park inspired … READ MORE

Family Movie Night: CHILL-OUT with Penguins of Madagascar

We love family movie nights (especially themed ones). This “Chill-out” Friday night theme celebrates the Blu-ray/DVD release of Penguins of Madagascar. It’s a fun movie about working together as a team. As a Fox Home Ent Insider, we received a home movie night kit which included an ice cream maker ball, cupcake rings, a Penguins ice cube tray, Penguins-themed paper products, and a handful of Penguins plushies that talk (love them!) Make Ice Cream! You can’t have a “chill-out” party without ice cream, right? SUGGESTION: You could have an ice cream sundae bar OR you can make your own ice cream. Our ice cream maker ball makes a pint of … READ MORE

LA ZOO: Family Jam with RIO 2!

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens hosted their first ever – Family Jam at the LA Zoo which was sponsored by RIO 2 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. We attended as a Fox Home Ent Insider (a member of their influencer community). This themed event was a celebration of the film coming to Blu-ray/DVD. Activities included crafts for kids, karaoke, zoo keep talks, character photo ops with Nico and Pedro, live music, samba dancers, scavenger hunts and prizes. We won a RIO 2 Beach Bag for completing the Scavenger Hunt! (Other themed RIO 2 prizes were available). Thanks, LA Zoo and RIO 2, for a … READ MORE

SMURFS 2 Now on 3D Blu-ray DVD and Digital HD!

Just in time for the holidays! Sony Pictures Animation’s THE SMURFS 2 arrives on 3D™ combo pack*, Blu-ray™ combo pack*, DVD and Digital HD UltraViolet™ from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.   This heartwarming new adventure reunites the world’s favorite three apple-high creatures, bringing loads of laughs for every member of the family. Only included on the 3D and Blu-ray combo packs is: Sony Pictures Animations’ animated Smurfs mini-movie, “The Legend of Smurfy Hollow.” In this mini-movie inspired by the classic tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the Smurfs learn the traditional values of friendship and family. The 3D and Blu-ray combo packs also come with three all-new, kid-friendly featurettes, including … READ MORE

Disney Second Screen Live: Break All the Rules

Looking for something uniquely fun for Halloween? A few weeks ago, we attended a special media preview of Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas (available now in select theaters). You may have recalled that we attended another one of these – Disney’s Second Screen Live: Little Mermaid. It’s where you break all the rules and bring your iPad to the movies to interact with the movie via an iPad app. What’s that you say? I’ll tell you all about it below. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-second-screen-live/id705337245?ls=1&mt=8 GETTING STARTED: Once inside and the movie is about to begin, the movie screen will walk you through the setup process. You’ll turn on airplane mode and … READ MORE

Smurfy Hollow Halloween Party PLUS Pumpkin Carving Templates

The other week Sony Pictures Animation along with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrated THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW on DVD and digital with a fun Halloween family day at Sony Pictures Animation. We were invited with our families to come dressed in Halloween costumes for a Smurfy Halloween party! Once we checked in, we decorated treat bags. We hung out with Smurfs like Papa Smurf and Smurfette – Our Favorites! We all then gathered into the theater to watch the movie. It was a real treat for my kids since they already love the movie. If you haven’t seen it, it runs about 20 minutes and it’s not … READ MORE

Warner Bros Spook-Tacular Family Movie Night

What is the best part about Halloween? The pumpkin carving? The costumes? The free candy? All are amazing, but whether you are the bunch that loves dressing up and scaring the neighbors or you plan to stay-in, Warner Bros. has a line-up of Spook-Tacular Movies to get you in the holiday spirit. From classics like It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown & Scooby-Doo The Goblin King to Adventure Time – Jake the Dad, you can count on a spook-tacular selection that the entire family can enjoy! Before you and the kids take the neighborhood by storm, get in the Halloween Spirit by sharing some spooky stories! Download copies of the Spook-Tacular … READ MORE

SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW on DVD Sept 10th

We just watched THE SMURFS: THE LEGEND OF SMURFY HOLLOW™. In fact, we watched it over and over again – at least 5 times. If you love the original Smurfs, you’ll enjoy this cartoon version as well. Inspired by “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Smurfy Hollow takes us to the time of year when Smurfs celebrate the Golden Harvest Festival with games, music, and dance. One of the main competition was their annual Smurfberry Hunt. Brainy Smurf was the Smurf to beat with his continuous wins – nine years in a row! Gutsy Smurf became a little annoyed with Brainy’s arrogance so he followed Brainy all the way to Smurfy Hollow and … READ MORE