I was going to write about The Dark Knight Rises today, but in light of this morning’s tragedy, the Goodybloggers just want to say that our hearts go out to the families in Aurora, Colorado. Parents‘ Health Director Kara Corridan will be on CBS This Morning tomorrow to discuss how to talk to children about such events. Tune in if you’re looking for advice on this tough subject.
Disney announced this week that they will introduce a new princess in a TV movie geared for preschoolers. Debuting Fall 2012, Sofia the First centers on a little girl who becomes a princess when her mom marries a king. Check out a pic of the first preschool princess-in-waiting.
The Muppets “Mahna Mahna” their way back into theaters in one of the best family films of the year. Seeing the chickens do their rendition of Cee Lo’s “Forget You” is worth the price of admission alone. Check out another one of my favorite performances from the film:
The cat’s out of the bag in theaters this weekend as the Shrek sidekick gets his own animated feature, Puss in Boots (Rated PG). The new adventure takes place before the charming kitty meets the grumpy ogre. Check out a toe-tapping clip from the movie that’s set to Lady Gaga’s song, “Americano.”
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.
Steven Spielberg has teamed up with The Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson to bring The Adventures of Tintin to the big screen this December. Check out the trailer for the classic-comic-turned 3D family film by clicking on the vid below.
Based on the inspiring real-life story of a dolphin that loses its tail, the live-action Dolphin Tale (Rated PG) is the kind of young kid/animal buddy film that most of us grew up watching. Check out the trailer below.
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!