The alien invasion continues today with the release of Mars Needs Moms (rated PG), which is based on a popular picture book by Berkeley Breathed. Check out an out-of-this-world clip from the animated movie now:
The Oscars are this weekend, and unlike other media sites, we’re not interested in who’s wearing what and which actor or actress will take home lead honors. For GoodyBlog, it’s all about the best animated movie. And this year’s a toughy. We’re torn between How To Train Your Dragon and Toy Story 3. Of course The Illusionist could sneak in a win (even though we doubt very many people have actually seen it). Let us know which film you think will steal the show. Vote below.
Set your DVRs! As a special Valentine for your little one, Playhouse Disney is morphing into Disney Junior starting on Feb. 14th. It will now feature old favorites (such as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse), new shows (Jake and the Never land Pirates), and lots of exclusive shorts, including this one about exercise from Mickey and friends. Check out a sneak peek of the short now:
I know, I know…technically The Bieb’s movie doesn’t drop (as the cool kids say) until next week. But I’m getting over a cold right now and don’t think I can handle getting swept up in Bieber Fever next week. So in the interest of getting a head start on all of the screaming tweens, here is a snippet from my interview with the music (and now movie) phenom:
Why should people see Justin Bieber: Never Say Never?
“I wanted to make this movie because it tells the real story of my life. It gives fans the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes in my career. It’s a thank-you to my fans for their support.”
To read the full interview, pick up a copy of the February issue of Parents or click here.
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.
Just watched the clip from Gnomeo & Juliet, the garden-style retelling of Shakespeare’s classic play. Part of me thinks the whole idea for this movie came about when two writers realized (probably over drinks) that they could spin the name “Romeo” into “Gnomeo.” Genius! But the final product looks pretty adorable. And since it’s rated G, I imagine the movie won’t end in the same way as the play. (*Spoiler Alert* Romeo and Juliet both die.) But then again, what was Bambi rated? My inner child is still not over what they did to the mother–and I didn’t have to watch it in 3D.
Now that 2010 is firmly out the door, we are taking stock of the year in kid-friendly movies. We want to know what you and your family would put at the top of the list. Personally, I’m have a hard time choosing between three of the flicks in the poll, but I won’t try to tip the scale (hint: two of the three made me cry). Vote now in our poll below, and if we left out any that were faves in your house, post them in the comment section.