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Kids of All Ages Will Love the New LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales DVD

When my boys have wanted entertainment for the last few months, they’ve been watching more YouTube than they have regular shows and cartoons. On the one hand, I’m happy that the two of them have found something they both enjoy, despite their three year age difference. On the other hand, I’d like to see them …

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Check Out James Bond’s Newest Adventures in SPECTRE on Blu-ray and DVD

Ever since I found a copy of Casino Royale, Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, at a used book sale, I’ve been nuts for everything 007. I read every book, watched every movie and, like most fans, had very strong opinions about which actor made the best Bond. While all the actors brought something different …

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Journey to a World of Possibilities with Disney’s Tomorrowland on Blu-ray and DVD

On the very first trip my boys and I made to Disneyland, the very first ride they wanted to try was a rocket ship in Tomorrowland. Over the next few days, we fell in love with so many of the Tomorrowland rides and shows, but that first moment of seeing my boys spin around in …

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South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season is Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD

The adult animated series South Park is one of those guilty pleasures that I’ve indulged in ever since my early twenties, though I have to make sure the boys aren’t around when I watch it now! And if you’re a fan as well, you’ll want to check out the recently released South Park: The Complete …

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The Magic of Mary Poppins is Back in a Newly Remastered 50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray

There are some movies that are so completely enchanting that their appeal spans generations and for me, Mary Poppins has always been one of those movies. I’ve seen it dozens of times over the years and have introduced my boys to the movie I loved as a child as well. Now, Mary Poppins is available …

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Get Swept Away with Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on Blu-ray and DVD

Adventure and excitement abound with the recent release of Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on Blu-ray and DVD! This movie continues the story of Percy Jackson, the teenage son of Poseidon, as he sets out on a quest to save a magical tree that protects the earth. Here’s a brief synopsis: The magical, mythical adventures …

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Journey Through Prehistoric Times with DreamWorks The Croods on Blu-ray and DVD

Hollywood’s oldest modern family is now taking over your television with the Blu-ray and DVD release of DreamWorks The Croods from 20th Century Fox! This movie is one that I have been excited to see ever since the previews were released; it looked like the perfect family-friendly comedy for a relaxing movie night with my …

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Kids Will Get Ultimate Entertainment with the New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ultimate Showdown DVD-Giveaway

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is easily one of my boys’ favourite new shows and in all honesty, I love it almost as much as they do. Nickelodeon’s hit series brings back so many memories of my own childhood, but the Turtles are even more talented, energetic and fun now. And for kids that can’t …

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Kids Will Have a Knightly Summer with Mike the Knight DVDs, Books and Toys-Giveaway

With summer here and kids home from school, finding a way to provide a little extra entertainment is always a good thing. And this summer, NCircle Entertainment, HIT Entertainment and Fisher-Price have a very special set of Mike the Knight products that will be sure to keep younger children captivated! Mike the Knight is the …

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Show Kids Being Different is a Good Thing with the New Koala Kid DVD

My boys are at a bit of an awkward age when it comes to choosing movies and television shows at the moment. Zackary’s choices are often a little violent or rude-humoured for Benjamin and Benjamin’s favourites are dull to Zackary. So finding a light-hearted family movie with a great plot is always a welcome occurrence …

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Sid the Science Kid: The Movie on DVD Has Action and Education for Kids-Giveaway

Who’s every kid’s favourite insatiably curious little scientist? Sid the Science Kid, of course! Sid, like most young children, is always asking questions about the world around him. And in his search for the answers, he helps teach kids about the scientific process! Zackary discovered this hit PBS Kids show when he was about three …

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Life of Pi on Blu-ray and DVD will Take You on the Journey of a Lifetime

When a movie features just two characters, the success of that movie depends a great deal on those two. Life of Pi proved just how captivating its characters were after earning four Academy Awards and eleven nominations, which is all the more amazing considering one of the two main characters is a computer-generated tiger. The …

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Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away on Blu-ray and DVD is a Must-See Magical Extravaganza

There are few live shows more captivatingly beautiful than a Cirque du Soleil performance. And for those that just can’t get enough of the acrobatic displays and aerial feats of these shows, there is now Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, which is now available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD. Here’s a brief synopsis: Visionary …

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Rise of the Guardians is Available Now on Blu-ray and DVD Just in Time for Easter

With Easter just a few days away, it’s a great time for a little family entertainment and Rise of the Guardians is the perfect way to enjoy some Easter fun! The hit movie featuring Jack Frost, Santa Claus and, of course, the Easter Bunny is now available in a special gift set containing two hopping …

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Holiday DVDs from Paramount Provide Hours of Family Fun-Giveaway

Looking for kid-friendly entertainment over the holidays? Paramount has a great collection of DVDs featuring beloved characters ranging from Shrek to SpongeBob! If you’re looking for a new DVD for your kids this Christmas, check out one of these great titles: Kung Fu Panda: Holiday – In this hilarious action adventure, Master Shifu calls on …

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Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is on Blu-ray and DVD Complete with Marty’s Rainbow Wig

Buckle up and get ready for a European adventure, because Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is now available on Blu-ray and DVD! My boys and I both loved the first two movies chronicling the adventures of Alex the Lion and his friends as they tried to find their way back to their home at the …

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Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue DVD Provides Royally Fun Entertainment-Giveaway

If you have a little princess at home, you’ll be excited to hear that there’s a brand new Dora the Explorer DVD that’s sure to put a smile on her face! Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue is the latest DVD release from Nickelodeon and little girls everywhere will fall in love with the magic. …

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Hawaii Five-0: The Second Season Splashes Onto Blu-Ray and DVD

If you grew up in the seventies, you’re probably already familiar with the action, excitement and danger that filled each episode of the popular police drama Hawaii Five-0. And now die-hard fans can enjoy new episodes and a younger generation can discover a new favourite show with the remake of the series, which debuted in …

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Let Your Kids Discover a Timeless Tale with the New VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess DVD-Giveaway

One of the things I love about the VeggieTales series is the way that it so often takes a classic story and gives it a fun new twist that can both teach an important lesson and entertain children. The newest DVD release from VeggieTales, a twist on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s A Little Princess, is a …

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Welcome Fall with the New SpongeBob Squarepants: Ghouls Fools DVD

Today, Nickelodeon wants to get you in the mood for fall fun with its newest DVD release from the hilarious talking sponge, SpongeBob Squarepants: Ghouls Fools! This DVD is the spookiest collection of silliness from SpongeBob that you’ve ever seen and it will be sure to have your kids eagerly awaiting cooler days! Here’s a …

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Celebrate The Wiggles: Big Birthday! DVD from NCircle Entertainment-Giveaway

Get ready to party because the newest DVD from the hit children’s group The Wiggles is all about celebrating! The Wiggles: Big Birthday! is full of parties, laughter and, of course, music that the whole family will enjoy. Here’s a brief synopsis: Join Murray, Jeff, Anthony and Sam for a Wiggly Party. We’ve invited some …

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After the Wizard-A Touching and Inspiring Family Movie Now Available on DVD

There aren’t very many children that don’t know the immortal story of Dorothy and her adventures in the land of Oz. No matter whether people have seen the characters in the movies or read the classic novels, there is something about Dorothy’s story that is simply timeless, which is why generations of children immediately recognize …

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Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure Available Now on DVD

Get ready to get moving with everyone’s favourite adventurer, Dora the Explorer! This summer, Dora encourages kids to have fun being active in Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure! Here’s a brief synopsis: Help Dora start the Fantastic Gymnastics Show, win a ribbon with Pinto in the Big Horse Show and find Swiper’s favourite …

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Adventure is Just Around The Corner with Phineas and Ferb: The Perry Files on DVD+Digital Copy

Now that Zackary is a little older, he has become a fan of some shows that I actually enjoy too. It’s so nice to say goodbye to repetitive preschool cartoons and watch something that I find genuinely funny and our favourite show to watch together as a family is Phineas and Ferb. So when I …

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Bring Home eOne Films’ One for the Money on DVD for Fun Date Night Entertainment-Giveaway

If your ideal date night involves cuddling up to watch a good movie together, you’re in luck because One for the Money, eOne Films’ newest romantic action comedy starring Katherine Heigl and Jason O’Mara, is available on DVD May 15, 2012 and its clever combination of action and humour makes it a perfect choice for …

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SpongeBob Squarepants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip DVD-Review and Giveaway

Now that kids are back in school and summer has officially ended, there’s no better time to reminisce about all the fun of the last few months and after the travelling we did this year, SpongeBob Squarepants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip was a great way to do that. Here’s a brief synopsis: It’s vacation time in …

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SpongeBob Squarepants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom DVD-Review and Giveaway

We are definitely a SpongeBob Squarepants household. Sure, most of the time, my boys love their preschool shows, my stepdaughter adores American Idol and Glee and my husband and I are always eager to watch our newest sci-fi thrillers. Obviously, finding something that every single one of us enjoys isn’t easy, but we all love …

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Dinosaur Train: Pteranodon Family World Tour Adventure DVD-Review and Giveaway

Like most little boys, Zackary really enjoys dinosaurs. While racecars are his first and greatest love, he does like to learn about other typical “boy” topics, and dinosaurs are always a popular choice. That’s one of the reasons he loves the popular PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train. When I was given a chance to review …

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Invader Zim: Operation Doom DVD-Review and Giveaway

There are so many cartoons for older kids and teenagers, and while some are rather predictable, others are nothing short of brilliant. Recently, I heard about the cult classic Invader Zim, a cartoon with an incredibly loyal fan base that was devastated by the award-winning show’s cancellation. But Invader Zim devotees can rejoice, because thirteen …

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Nickelodeon Favorites: Sisters and Brothers DVD-Review and Giveaway-CLOSED

The bond between siblings is such a special one, and I work hard to encourage that bond between my two sons. Despite their age difference and their sometimes almost constant squabbles, they get along very well together, and the sound of their combined laughter is the most wonderful music in the world to me. This …

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Yo Gabba Gabba: Let’s Visit the Doctor! DVD-Review and Giveaway

I love the fact that so many great children’s shows are available in convenient DVD collections. My son, like most four-year-olds, will watch almost anything animated fairly contentedly, but he does have a few notable favourites. For the longest time, one of his treasured shows was Yo Gabba Gabba, so I was thrilled when I was …

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