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Friday, December 7th, 2012

It’s around this time of year that families like to cuddle up and watch a good movie, and what could be better on a cold night than a little Disney magic? To help kick the holidays into high gear, we’re giving away a basket full of hit Disney flicks to one lucky reader! The prize pack includes Cinderella, Finding Nemo, Brave, The Secret of the Wings, and Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups. Enter to win by posting a comment below. We’ll pick a winner in a random drawing. For the full rules, click here. Goody luck!

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, October 21st, 2011

This Week’s Halloween Goody:

Just in time for All Hallow’s Eve, Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory (Three-Disc 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition) is coming out. I know what you’re thinking: Wait, Willy Wonka isn’t a Halloween movie. And you’d be correct. But the first time I saw this movie–at 4 or 5–I was frightened. The young me was pretty sure that I’d also fall into the chocolate river (I knew I was a klutz even back then), and forget about the Oompa-Loompas. Terrifying. Now I love the movie and can appreciate the dark side of the candy paradise. But this got me thinking about what’s scary when you’re little. So we want to know which scary or slightly spooky movies creeped you out when you were a child. Tell us in the comments section below.


This Week’s DVD Goodies:

CatDog: Season One, Part One

Dr. Seuss’s Holiday on the Loose

Giving Thanks

Happiness Is Peanuts: Snow Days

Peanuts Holiday Collection

The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog

Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Three

Thundercats: Season 1, Book 1

Veggie Tales: Bob Lends a Helping Hand


This Week’s Halloween-Costume Inspiration Pick:

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides


The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Now that we know what’s your favorite family movie for 2011 so far–there’s still time to vote!–we want to find out which kid-friendly classic coming to DVD this fall are you most excited for. Take our poll below. And as always, let us know in the comments section if we forgot your favorite.

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Parents Poll: Best Family Movies of 2011

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

We’ve interrupted our regularly scheduled “Friday Night Movies” column to bring you our First Annual Readers’ Movie Poll. Now that Labor Day is upon us and the summer blockbuster season is sadly coming to a close, we want to know which family-friendly movies and DVDs have become your favorites of the year (so far). Vote in the poll below. Don’t see your pick for best movie or DVD? Add it in the comments section below! We’d love for your family to weigh in!

P.S. While they’re not out yet, a few classics that we’re excited for are re-releasing on DVD and Blu-ray this fall. If you think Dumbo (70th Anniversary Edition), The Lion King (3D), or Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory (40th Anniversary Edition) still has what it takes to blow away the new guys, feel free to make one of them your top pick in the comments. Happy voting!

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, January 28th, 2011

SHERA_BS_PACKSHOT_300This Week’s Flashback Goody:

Nothing reminds me more of how old I’m getting than those anniversary editions of classic cartoons (OK, the gray hair is also right up there). The most recent example is the 25th Anniversary DVD set of She-Ra: The Complete Series. I can still remember pretending to be the Princess of Power and trying to convince my big brother that she was way more awesome than her twin, He-Man. He didn’t buy it back then, but now I can get all 93 episodes of the show’s campy goodness and try to convince him all over again.

More DVD Goodies:

Eebees Adventures: Music & Sounds

Open Season 3

Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated: Season 1, Vol. 1


Shaun the Sheep: Spring Shena-a-anigans

Veggie Tales: Happy Together

The Campy-Classic-of-the-Future Pick of the Week:

Glee: Season 2, Vol. 1

The Put-Your-Kids-To-Bed-First Pick of the Week:


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Monday, December 20th, 2010

Dora Diego and MeHas your child ever wanted to star in a video featuring Dora the Explorer and Diego? (a play on “kids” and “video”) gives kids the fun opportunity to upload their photos and customize them in videos that feature popular cartoon characters such as Dora, Diego, Spider-Man, Barney, Care Bears, and more. 

Kids can personalize their own entertainment and enjoy watching themselves go off on adventures with their favorite animated heroes.  Nine scenarios over 20 minutes long are currently available for kids to choose from including “Dora, Diego, and Me!,” “Dora the Explorer: Whose Birthday Is It?,” and “I Am the Amazing Spider-Man.”

Creating the videos are free, but keeping them involve pulling out your credit card–a streaming video costs $7.99, a download costs $9.99, and a DVD costs $19.99.  For a child who loves watching cartoons over and over again, this might be a unique and worthwhile gift for the holidays!

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Friday Night Movies

Monday, November 30th, 2009

6a00d8341c30cf53ef0120a6e1c733970b-250wiThis Week’s Big-Screen Goodies (Black Friday Edition):
Fantastic Mr. Fox (rated PG)
The Princess and the Frog (rated G; opens limited; opens wide on Dec. 11)
Old Dogs (rated PG)

This Week’s DVD Goodies:
Imagine That
The Night Before Christmas… and More Classic Holiday Titles (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)
Pokemon Elements, Vol. 5: Ice
Pokemon Elements, Vol. 6: Dark
Santa Buddies
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Superman: The Complete Animated Series

Cult Classic on Blu-ray:
The Monster Squad (20th Anniversary Edition)

The Put-Your-Kids-to-Bed-First Picks of the Week:
Four Christmases

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Friday Night Movies

Monday, November 30th, 2009

6a00d8341c30cf53ef012875b81885970c-250wiThis Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Vampires, werewolves, and aliens, oh my! It’s getting a little freaky at the box office this weekend. Your kids might beg to see the uber-hyped–and unintentionally funny–Twilight: New Moon (rated PG 13). Some moms might even consider it–you know who you are (I’m Team Jacob, BTW). But the animated alien adventure, Planet 51 (rated PG), is probably the safer supernatural bet for families with younger kids.

This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Ben 10: Alien Force, Vol. 5

Dragon Ball Z: Dragon Box One

Pahappahooey Island: Do It Afraid!

The Smurfs: World of Wonders

The Spectacular Spider-Man, Vol. 5

Wild Child

The Put-Your-Kids-to-Bed-First Picks of the Week:

(Serious Drama Pick)

My Sister’s Keeper

(Seriously Cool Pick)

Star Trek

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