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Parents Goody Giveaway: Win a Hayao Miyazaki Blu-ray Gift Basket!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Calling all Hayao Miyazaki fans! The acclaimed Japanese filmmaker’s animated film My Neighbor Totoro is turning 25 this year. The whimsical movie tells a tale of friendship and sisterhood that the whole family will enjoy. And the Disney version features the voices of real-life sisters, Elle and Dakota Fanning. To celebrate its anniversary, Disney and Studio Ghibli are releasing it—along with another Miyazaki classic, Howl’s Moving Castle—on Blu-ray for the first time ever on May 21.

We are excited to announce that Disney and Studio Ghibli are also letting us give away a Miyazaki Blu-ray gift basket, containing these two films along with The Secret World of Arrietty, Whisper of the Heart and Castle in the Sky, a $200 value. To enter, just leave a comment at this post. You can comment once a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. You can also read the official rules, or find additional information about the films here.

And be sure to check out this fun clip of My Neighbor Totoro:

Good luck!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Bonnie! Please check your Facebook “other” message folder to claim your prize. Thanks for playing, everyone!

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, November 16th, 2012

This Week’s Holiday Goody:

I’m not a Black Friday person. I’d rather pay full price for something than endure the mall madness that day for a bargain. But one of the things I love is the DVD collections that come out leading up to the holidays. In fact, this week was jam-packed with them. For the kiddos, you have your choice of getting them hooked on a childhood fave, from Flintstones: The Complete Series to Scooby-Doo Where Are You: Complete Series to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Complete Classic Series Collection. But personally, I’d go with Friends: The Complete Series on Blu-ray. Getting to revisit my Central Perk pals in HD may just be worth standing in line at midnight.


This Week’s DVD Goodies:


Magic School Bus: Holiday Special

Pixar Short Films Collection 2

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Season 2 Part 1: Danger in the Deep

Spongebob Squarepants: Complete Fourth Season

Spongebob Squarepants: Complete Fifth Season

Spongebob Squarepants: Complete Sixth Season


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

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, November 9th, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Get ready for an alien invasion this winter! Well, actually, the aliens are the good guys in Escape From Planet Earth. Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Brendan Fraser star in the animated adventure about little green…er, blue…men. The studio released the teaser trailer this week. Check out the clip below:



This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero

The Amazing Spider-Man

Arthur Christmas

Barney: Let’s Go to the Doctor

Kung Fu Panda Holiday

Leapfrog: Gift of Learning 2 (DVD & Plush Gift Set)

Looney Tunes Super Stars: Porky & Friends

The Muppet Christmas Carol: 20th Anniversary Edition

Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection

Sesame Street: Old School 3

SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s A SpongeBob Christmas!

Thomas & Friends: Let’s Explore With Thomas

The Yummy Gummy Search for Santa


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

Call the Midwife: Season One


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Friday Night Movies

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Between Sandy and the election, it’s a great weekend to escape to the movies. And Wreck-It Ralph is here to help. The PG-rated film is a win-win: Kids will love the animated adventure set in video-game worlds; parents will get a kick out of walking down memory lane with ’80s and ’90s characters from Super Mario Bros., Pac-Man, and even Q*bert. Speaking of, check out this cute clip from the film.



This Week’s DVD Goodies:

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas!

The Complete Fractured Fairy Tales

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

DreamWorks released the first-look trailer for its big 2013 animated adventure, The Croods, which hits theaters in spring. The first part is a bit reminiscent of Brave, but then it takes an interesting turn. Check out the vid below, and let us know what you think.



This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Jake & The Never Land Pirates: Jake Saves Bucky

Pete’s Dragon: 35th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray]

Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club

Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever

VeggieTales: The League of Incredible Vegetables


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

Moonrise Kingdom



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Friday Night Movies

Friday, October 12th, 2012

This Week’s Anniversary Goody:

Today’s blog is brought to you by the letters E and T. Actually, this entire column is kind of brought to you by the Spielberg classic. It was the first film I saw on the big screen and the last time my whole family went to the movies together. Stuff memories—and fan —are made of. I still remember being wowed by the movie as a wee tot, kicking off my lifelong film geekdom. So 30 years later, a big shout-out to the movie that started it all. Pick up E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition, and phone home with your family.


This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Arthur: Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Care Bears: The Original Series Collection

A Cat in Paris

Fireman Sam: Holiday Heroes

The Great Mouse Detective (Two-Disc Special Edition)

Happiness Is Peanuts: Go Snoopy Go

Monster High: Ghouls Rule

Play with Me Sesame: Imagine with Me

Praise Baby: Forever Reign

Scholastic Collection: The Curious Garden

Scholastic Collection: Robot Zot

Scholastic Collection: Too Many Toys

Scooby-Doo: Big Top Scooby-Doo

Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas


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


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Friday Night Movies

Friday, October 5th, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Halloween is right around the corner, and you know what that means: Lots of candy, costumes (I called Fired Big Bird!), and scary movies. This year is all about PG creature features for kids, from last month’s ParaNorman to last week’s Hotel Transylvania.  Now Frankenweenie is creeping into theaters. Check out the trailer below. It’s alive!



This Week’s DVD Goodies:

Adventure Time: Jake Vs Me-Mow 3

Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes 5

Batman Super Villains: Killer Croc

Cinderella (Diamond Edition)

Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A to Z

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Royal Rescue

Iron Man: Armored Adventures Season 2, Vol. 2

Martha & Friends: Holiday Collection

Thundercats Season 1, Book 3

Tom & Jerry Robin Hood & His Merry Mouse

Vampire Dog

VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection


The Look-Who’s-On-Blu-Ray-Now Pick of the Week:


Princess Bride: 25th Anniversary Edition


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

People Like Us

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Friday Night Movies

Friday, September 21st, 2012

This Week’s Big-Screen Goody:

Attention all fantasy geeks, big and small! The new trailer for The Hobbit was released this week. The film doesn’t hit theaters until December 14, so until then, we have to settle for teasers. Check this precious clip out below.



This Week’s DVD Goodies:

3 2 1 Penguins: Complete Season One

Barney: Most Loveable Moments

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3

Horton Hears a Who (Classic Edition)

Kaboom: Halloween Spooktakular

The Lorax (Classic Edition)

Marvel Animated Features: 8-Film Complete Collection

The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher / The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Told by Meryl Streep

Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery the Movie

The Ugly Duckling, Told by Cher

VeggieTales: Little Ones Can Do Big Things Too

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!: The Best of Wubbzy, Vol. 1


The Look-Who’s-On-Blu-Ray-Now Pick of the Week:

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray]


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

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