On December 11, 2012, just in time for Christmas gift giving, Ice Age: Continental Drift will be released on Blu-ray and DVD and my boys couldn’t wait to see what adventures Manny the Mammoth and his friends experienced in the new movie. So they were delighted when I received a screener copy of the film to review. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Sub-zero heroes Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon a high-seas adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they try to reunite with their herd. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
This movie, like the previous Ice Age films, is one I can immediately appreciate because it features enough subtle adult humour to be entertaining for me, a plot that my school-aged son could enjoy and lots of funny slapstick moments that my youngest son found hilarious. It’s not always easy to find a movie that my boys and I all love, but this was definitely one of those films that truly embrace the concept of family entertainment. And because the movie really celebrates the bond between father and daughter, 20th Century Fox has some great tips for a fun-filled “Daddy and Me” time.
Go to the Movies
The movies are a fun outing for any day of the week. Choose a new movie that interests you both, or check out a theater that plays classic family favorites. Depending on the time of the movie, you can go to lunch, dinner, or dessert afterwards to talk about your favorite characters.
Camping is a great way to take a break from everyday distractions like texting and Facebook and enjoy the great outdoors instead. It provides the perfect opportunity to teach your daughter how to pitch a tent and start a fire. Many campgrounds also offer great hiking trails and rentals of canoes and paddleboats if near a lake.
Day Trip to the Zoo
Even though the chances of seeing a wooly mammoth are slim, the zoo is a perfect place to take your daughter for quality bonding time. You can walk around in search of your favorite animals or take a guided tour to learn new and interesting facts. Make sure you bring a camera along so you and your daughter can take plenty of photos with the monkeys!
Shopping… Dads Don’t Be Scared
A great way to bond with your daughter is to let her roam in her natural habitat…the mall! In order to keep the spending from getting out of hand, make the time about picking out the perfect gift for mom or another relative. And to balance it out, you can bring your daughter along the next time you are shopping for the latest gadget or sporting equipment.
If you’d like to enjoy some fun and laughter with your family this holiday season, you’re in luck! Fox Entertainment is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader an Ice Age: Continental Drift prize pack containing an Ice Age: Continental Drift Blu-ray and ice cube tray! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about your favourite family activity.
As usual, Manny, Diego and Sid provided fun and laughter in this newest release in the Ice Age franchise. And new characters including a band of evil pirates kept the movie fresh and exciting for kids. So stop by your favourite video store on December 11 or preorder Ice Age: Continental Drift online today and sit down for a little quality family time over the holidays!
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