Get Square with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the Film “The Boxtrolls”

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On September 26, 2014, the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman,” will be releasing a new stop motion film called “The BoxTrolls” to a theater near you! Check out a new teaser trailer below.

I think What I am most excited about is that fact that the movie will be featuring the voices of Simon Pegg (Star Trek) and Nick Frost (The Adventures of Tintin). They are probably the two most epic geeks in the movie industry. They certainly do not hide the fact that they love several different fandoms, including Star Trek and Star Wars. I am sure they will do fantastic when it comes to their voice-over rolls by bringing their characters to life. September 26th can’t come fast enough. 😀

While the date seems so far away, “The Boxtrolls” facebook page has released a couple of printables to help ease the anxiety.

~The first printable is a Valentine’s day Shoe box mail box. Print out the head, top and the 4 sides to make an awesome display. The cool part is, just print page 3 twice and use the side without the Valentine’s day logo, and you can make this mailbox for any time of the year.

~The second Printable is a Holiday Treat box for Candy Canes or other sweets. It isn’t Christmas anymore but I am sure with just a little effort and the paint program you can change the candy cane image to any image you wish.

~The Third Printable is a fun little Haumatrope. Take a pen, pencil, or stick and glue the circles back to back with the pen, pencil or stick up the middle inside. When it is dry quickly twist the stick back and forth in the palm of your hands. A Boxtroll will appear.

I am sure more printables will be available as we inch closer to the release date. Until then, download, print and create these fun printables

The Boxtrolls Free Printables found on their facebook page
Valentine’s day Shoe box mail box
Christmas Treat Box
Mother’s Day Flowers
Father’s Day Phone Cover
Father’s Day Tie
Father’s Day Card
Memory Match Up
Egg Holder
Paper Dolls
Mr. Pickles’s Guide to Perfect Pickling
Coloring Pages

Movie Details:
A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.

Directors: Anthony Staachi and Graham Annable

Writer: Based on the novel “Here Be Monsters” by Alan Snow

Voice Cast: Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan

Release Date: September 26th, 2014

Be sure to check out “The BoxTrolls” Official Pages:
Official Site
Official Facebook
Official Twitter
Hashtag: #TheBoxtrolls

Walking With Dinosaurs $3.00 Rebate and Printables

Walking With Dinosaurs

Walking with Dinosaurs is now on DVD and Blu-Ray. For the release, Snapfish has posted several printables that kids are sure to have a blast with. The activities will really add to the awe of the film.



Not only did they post printables, but Snapfish has also posted a $3.00 off rebate. Just fill out the information and send it in before May 31, 2014 and get three dollars off your purchase. Be sure to read the instructions and the fine print.

The printables below are free to download, print and create. Remember they are for your personal use only. Use click the links below to download each free printable.

Coloring Pages
dark prince
dark prince
patchi mom
Color by Number
Door Hanger
Find Patchi
Follow the Path
Follow the Tracks
Match that Dinosaur
Meet the Dinos
Patchi’s Journey
Spot the Pair
Who’s that Dinosaur?
More free Walking Dinosaur printables

RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on the Scene Coming to DVD March 18, 2014

Rescue Bots: Heroes on the Scene comes to DVD March 18, 2014 with 5 exciting episodes. The DVD features four Transformer Bots (CHASE, HEATWAVE, BLADES, and BOULDER) living on an island called Griffin Rock. They are on earth to learn from the Burns Family while helping the family rescue the citizens when things go awry. The theme song sums up their mission and their reason for helping those in need. Optimus Prime gave them an order to earn the respect of the people, learn their ways and serve and protect. With that in mind, the Rescue Bots become super heroes to those around them.

Theme Song
A routine patrol with four Bots in stasis,
Years later awoke in the strangest of places.
Earth was their home now and in addition,
Optimus Prime gave them this mission:

‘Learn from the humans, serve and protect,
Live in their world, earn their respect.
A family of heroes will be your allies,
To others remain robots in disguise.’

Rescue Bots, roll to the rescue,
Humans in need, heroes indeed,
Rescue Bots, roll to the rescue,
Rescue Bots.

With Cody to guide them and show them the way,
Rescue Bots will be saving the day.

Rescue Bots, roll to the rescue,
Rescue Bots.

The episodes on this DVD use an action packed and entertaining show to teach kids common sense and morals
~The Lost Bell teaches kids to learn from the past to help you in the present and future. Sometimes technology of today is useless in cases when you are stranded and need to build shelter or find water.
~In You’ve Been Squilshed, the family is sent to rescue the city from a flubber like substance, referred to as a giant booger or Overgrown Loogie. Kids will learn scientific terms and the concept if at first you don’t succeed Try again.
~Little White Lies teaches that no matter how small or insignificant a lie may appear, they are never a good idea and may lead to trouble.
~Shake Up shows viewers that it is OK to have a secret, everyone has one.
~Rescue Boy informs viewers that no amount of power or technology should take away from common sense. I think more people should watch this episode. 😀

I found these episodes to be wonderful for all ages. Not only does each episode hold a moral, a lesson for the viewer to understand, but it also has comedy that is directed to kids of all ages. I often found myself laughing in several places, especially when Chase, the cop car Transformer Rescue Bot, tried to understand Humor and invent his own jokes. I don’t think he really ever grabs onto the concept. He is more like Data from Star Trek The Next Generation, logical and often emotionless.

In fact, for those who are geeks, such as myself, there are many hidden references to other fandoms. There is even a reference to “A Christmas Story” in Rescue Boy when Cody exclaims “I can’t put my arms down.” I found myself laughing so hard that I had all heads turned at me. Sometimes my geekiness gets me in trouble, however, I found it entertaining that such geeky references would be included in a children’s TV show. I wonder if we have LeVar Burton to thank for that?

To make watching the episode even more fun, I challenge each viewer to find all the geeky references. Post them in the comments below when you think you have found one.

Below are the DVD details and a list of Free Transformer Rescue Bots Printables. The printables are free to download, print and create. They will make wonderful party gifts or great activities for an entertaining movie night.

Rescue Bots Heroes on the Scene

Movie Details
Join the Autobots’ best rescue team – CHASE, HEATWAVE, BLADES, and BOULDER – for more fun-filled adventures! TANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS: Heroes on Scene. produced by Hasbro Studios, will be released on DVD March 18, 2014 by Shout! Factory Kids. Featuring five exciting episodes that the whole family can enjoy, this DVD is priced to own with a suggestive retail price of $14.93.

In this collection, the Rescue Bots go undercover to protect the quiet little town of Griffin Rock from the green ooze known as the Squilsh, recover treasure stolen by pirates, and help Griffin Rock recover from an earthquake! Along with their human friends, the Burns family, the RESCUE BOTS help keep people safe, and along the way learn what it really means to be a hero!

Executive produced by Jedd Kline (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS features the voice talents of LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lacey Chabert (Party of Five), Steve Blum (TRANSFORMERS PRIME), Maurice LaMasrche (Emmy Award winner of Futurama) and the legendary Peter Cullen who voices OPTIMUS PRIME when he makes a cameo appearance in the series. The TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS series is currently on The Hub TV Network in the US and on Treehouse in Canada.

Episodes Include:
~The Lost Bell
~You’ve Been Squilshed
~Little White Lies
~Shake Up
~Rescue Boy


Rescue Bots Printables
Birthday Card
Color By Number
Coloring Page
Coloring Page-CHASE
Coloring Page-HEATWAVE
Matching Activity
Word Search
Boulder Cubeecraft by Lovefistfury
Blades Cubeecraft by Lovefistfury
HeatWave Cubeecraft by Lovefistfury
Chase Cubeecraft by Lovefistfury


I hope you enjoy the printables and the DVD. Like I said before, these episode are great for all ages. The action, morals, and geeky references make for a well rounded show that the whole family can enjoy.
Be sure to grab it March 18, 2014
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Disneynature Bears Free Printables

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For Earth Day on April 18th 2014, Disney is releasing a new Disneynature film about Bears. I am excited to see this one because They do filming in Alaska, which is my home state. I have seen my fair share of Brown Bears and to see them on the big screen is exciting. This film will follow a family of bears as they learn about nature and what they need to do to survive.

“In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska! Directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Earth,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee”) and Keith Scholey (“African Cats”), “Bears” arrives in theaters April 18, 2014, to celebrate Earth Day.” (Disneynature Bears)

Below are a few Printables that Disney has provided to the excited viewers, teachers and students. The bears educator material has over 90 pages with several lessons to help kids learn all about brown bears and their environment. I also found a few coloring pages with bears.

bears educator material
What the bears educator material includes
1. Standards and Alignment Charts
2. Welcome to the World of Bears
3. Teacher’s Background Information
4. Lesson 1: Where do brown bears live?
5. Lesson 2: How much space do brown bears need to survive?
6. Lesson 3: Who are a brown bear’s neighbors?
7. Lesson 4: How do I compare to a bear?
8. Lesson 5: What do Alaskan animals eat?
9. Lesson 6: How does energy flow through an Alaskan animal food web?
10. Lesson 7: How do brown bear cubs learn and grow?
11. Lesson 8: How do scientists use footprints to study bears?
12. Lesson 9: What methods do scientists use to study brown bear populations worldwide?
13. Lesson 10: How can I safely visit bear country?
14. Lesson 11: How can people live safely with bears?
15. Power Point Bear Adaptations
Where Do Brown Bears Live
Brown Bear Identification Guide
Who are a brown bear’s neighbors?
how do i compare to a bear?
Coloring Pages

Enjoy these printables and learning all about the brown bears. If and when Disney posts more printables I will add them here.

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Disney’s new Disney Movies Anywhere App and Website

Are you Excited? Disney’s Frozen was released digitally Feb 25, 2014. And with Disney’s new “Disney Movies Anywhere” app You can watch Frozen literally anywhere.

Disney Movies Anywhere is a service that allows you to browse and watch your Collection of Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movies along with bonus material and exclusive videos. You can easily manage your digital movie collection and instantly stream and download your favorite Disney movies across your devices. Plus, for the first time, you can earn points towards great rewards with your digital purchases and enjoy special clips and features from your favorite movies. It’s fun for the whole family.

How? Well it is very simple. Just head over to their website and sign up. Or if you already have an existing Disney account all you have to do is sign in and accept the terms. From there all your Disney movies that have digital copies will be added as you get them and you can stream them on your favorite devices.

Connect Disney Movies Anywhere to Your iTunes account and get the Disney Movie Incredibles for free. I am not sure how long this promotion will last so get it while you can. 😀

If you are a Disney Movie Rewards member, signing up for Disney Movies Anywhere will give you 100 points. That will get you a few printables or go towards an item you really want.

Click to go to the Disney Movies Anywhere Website:

So to recap:
We get the ability to stream Disney movies for free
We get a Free Disney movie (Incredibles)
and We get 100 Disney Reward points

I don’t know about you but I am very happy.
Now excuse me while I go buy Frozen and watch it several hundred times 😀

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Cubeecraft of Momiji Sohma from Fruits Basket

I became a huge fan of Fruits Basket after I watched the entire season on netflix (Yes, I am one of those that stayed up all night just to watch an entire season and fall in love with it 😀 ). From there I had to know more of what happened to all the characters, Do Tohru and Kyo ever finally make their love work? Who does Yuki fall in love with? Do they ever break the curse?
Of course after just a little research I found that all my answers were in the Fruits Basket Manga. I eventually read all of those (that took a lot longer than 1 night hahahaha).

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After my discovery of such a wonderful anime, I began making cubeecrafts of my favorite characters. It turns out that many of you love them so much that I am getting requests for other Sohma family members.

Today’s cubeecraft is of Momiji Sohma. He is the rabbit of the Chinese Zodiac. Momiji is a very cheerful boy who is often mistaken for an elementary school student although he is 15 years old. Even Tohru fell for his cute young boyish charm, making her think he was a cute little kid instead of a teenager.

Momiji, while most of the time appearing bubbly and happy, also has a tough past like most of the Sohma family zodiac members. His mom could not handle the idea that her son changed to a rabbit every time he was hugged by a member of the opposite sex. She eventually had her mind erased so that she wouldn’t lose her sanity. Momiji knows who his mother is but his mother is to never know who he is. While he sometimes appears sad over these events, he never really lets it bring him down. He is often overly excited and an annoyance to Kyo (but in all honesty who doesn’t annoy Kyo LOL).

Materials needed:
Card stock
x-acto knife

To make:

  1. Cut out each item along the outer black lines.
  2. Cut along the white on each tab using the x-acto knife
  3. Cut along each red line using the x-acto knife
  4. Cut along the white line above the hat. the hat will not fold when you fold along the black line.
  5. Fold along each inner solid black line and slide each tab into the slots created with an x-acto knife to form a cube of the head, arms, and feet, and body
  6. Slide the arms through the red slots on either side of the body.
  7. Slide the feet through the red slots at the base of the body.
  8. Slide the now completed body through the red lots of the head.

He is now complete. To download this cubeecraft click the image below and save it to your computer. Then simply print and create.

Free Disney Tarzan Printables, Coloring Pages, and Activities

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Back when Phil Collins was singing and making music, he made a song for Disney’s movie Tarzan called “You’ll Be In My Heart.” This song is still so beautiful and I listen to it when I play my Disney Playlist.

Not only is the music spectacular in this movie, but so is the story, characters, and art. Disney took a classic story and remade it into a fun, kid loving film. I mean who can hate gorillas that play the drums on pots and pans, or the quirky way Jane tries to get through life, or a crazy scientist Father who’s one liners just make you laugh? In all honesty, I liked this movie as a kid and still like it today.

“With his wisecracking ape buddy Terk and neurotic elephant pal Tantor, Tarzan learns to survive in the animal kingdom. His “Two Worlds” collide with the arrival of humans, forcing Tarzan to choose between a “civilized” life with the beautiful Jane and the life he knows and loves with his gorilla family.” (Disney Tarzan)

In my search for Tarzan printables, I found that there are very few out there. Oh sure you can find some coloring pages, but activities are limited. I took it upon myself to make a couple activities that I think will be fun to complete. I made a Printable Memory Game, Printable Cupcake toppers that also double as stickers if printed on sticker paper, A Tarzan Maze, and A Which Path Activity.

These printables make awesome activities for the kids who need a little something to help get rig of boredom or they make great prizes. I have a friend that uses printables like these to give as a prize when all the chores are done or if they complete all their homework.

Feel free to save, print and create these printables. They were made to be fun for kids of all ages.

Tarzan Activities
Tarzan Maze
Coloring Activity
Memory Game
Cupcake toppers or Stickers
Tarzan Maze
Tarzan Which Path
Paper Dolls
Coloring Pages From Coloring Book

To make the cupcake toppers stickers, simply print them on sticker paper and cut out each circle. You can then stick them anywhere you wish. They also make great Party Favors to go along with the cupcake toppers. The memory game has instructions included.

I hope you enjoy these printables.
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Free Disney’s Frozen Read-Along Storybook on iTunes

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UPDATE: 6/27/2014
This digital book is no longer free. It now cost 5.99.


Here is something fun to read with the kids. Disney has released an iBook app called “Frozen Read-Along Storybook”. It contains Original movie voices and sound effects. With 32 Pages, it is sure to be wonderful entertainment to any child or the young at heart.

What is great about this story, is the shows the bond of sisterly love, how nothing is as bad as it seems, and that with love you can do anything. The morals and values shared in Frozen are wonderful. Combine that with a beautiful soundtrack and amazing characters and you have a story of the ages. (if you can’t already tell, I love Frozen 😀 )

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

When the kingdom she loves is trapped in an eternal winter, it is up to Anna and the daring mountain man Kristoff to set out on an adventure filled with danger, magical creatures and a hilarious snowman in order to find her sister, the Snow Queen. Based on the Disney film, Frozen, this enhanced storybook features thrilling sound effects, word-for-word narration, and original movie voices!

Screen shots:

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To download:
Click the image below
Click view in itunes
Click free

It will then download to your system so you can start enjoying the storybook.

This is a fabulous storybook and wonderful entertainment for all. It also makes a great story to have on hand for those nights that need something extra to help focus the kids and get them ready for bed. Or it makes a wonderful reward for getting ready so quickly and without a fuss 😀

I hope you enjoy!
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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Printables, Coloring Pages and Activities

Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter’s night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away, but she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart, and as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast, and placed a powerful spell on the castle, and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair, and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love a beast?



Above is the introduction to Beauty and the Beast, a love story, a tale that is as old as time. It is probably one of my favorite Disney princess Films (I know I say that about almost all of them) but this one, as a kid, I saw over and over again. I can repeat the movie word for word and I used to act it out with costumes in front of my family. When my parents took my brother and I on a road trip, he and I would pick a Disney movie, select characters, and then begin reciting the movie; Beauty and the Beast was often a favorite choice.

Below are some of my favorite Beauty and the Beast printables. Keep in mind there are tons out there, all you have to do is search “Beauty and the Beast printables” on Google and you will find several coloring pages and printables. Below are the ones I like the most and ones that may be harder to find for some people (especially the puppets). Go ahead and download the free printables, print and create. They are fun for kids of all ages, for the young at heart, and the Digital hoarder (like me :D).

Play Set
Write your own Fairytale
Paige Ohara interview
Telling Time
Count the objects
Board Game
Activity sheets
Beast Cubeecraft
Belle cubeecraft
Beast Mask
Coloring Pages
Belle Paper Doll
Belle Paper Craft
Belle Paper Craft
Paper Dolls By Cory
armoire puppet
Cogsworth Mrs. Potts chip and Footstool puppets
Maurice and Duster puppet
Belle and Lumiere puppet
Beast Puppet
Gaston Puppet

Avatar The Last Airbender Free Printables, Downloads and Coloring Pages

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Avatar the Last Airbender is a 3 Book series about an Airbender named Aang. He turns out to be the Avatar and the only hope for the world. To save the world he must learn all 4 elements (water, earth, fire, and air) and unlock his Avatar state. With the help of his friends, Katara and Sokka, Aang begins his journey to become the Avatar he was meant to be.

Katara opens the first Episode with this statement:
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. My grandmother used to tell me stories about the old days, a time of peace when the Avatar kept balance between the Water Tribes, Earth Kingdom, Fire Nation, and Air Nomads. But that all changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar mastered all four elements. Only he could stop the ruthless firebenders. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years have passed and the Fire Nation is nearing victory in the War. Two years ago, my father and the men of my tribe journeyed to the Earth Kingdom to help fight against the Fire Nation, leaving me and my brother to look after our tribe. Some people believe that the Avatar was never reborn into the Air Nomads, and that the cycle is broken. But I haven’t lost hope. I still believe that somehow, the Avatar will return to save the world.”



All other episodes open with Katara stating:
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he has a lot to learn before he’s ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.”

This is one of my favorite television series. I have each Book series on DVD and watch them often.
Water is my Favorite element (probably because I am an Aquarius) but more than likely because I love what water benders can do. Not only can they use what ever water is available (Sweat, trees, flowers, etc.) But they can also heal and help. They are warriors with a heart and most accepting to change. Uncle Iroh explains this to Zuko in Book 2 Episode 9 – Bitter Work.

There are so many awesome lessons and morals displayed in this TV series, which makes it well worth the watch for any age. In fact, I had my parents watch Book 1 Episode 1 just to see what they thought and we ended up watch the whole TV series in a week. Best week ever. LOL

Below are several printables, coloring pages, and activities that were all inspired by Avatar The Last Airbender TV series. Download, print and create, have fun with the kids or just geek out in your favorite fandom. 😀

Avatar the Last Airbender Activities
Word search
Maze 2
Bookmark 4 elements
Avatar bookmarks
Free Avatar the Last Airbender MP3
Valentine’s Day Cards
Avatar Aang
Avatar State
Ty Lee
Paper Dolls by lilfirebender
Toph 1
Toph 2
Sokka 1
Sokka 2
Zuko 1
Zuko 2
Aang 1
Aang 2
Katara 1
Katara 2
Paper doll by Malindachan
Paper doll by Malindachan
Coloring Pages

There are a few more printables, activities and games here:

You can find more coloring pages here:

and here:

Be sure to check out the sites where I found many of these printables. I was not paid to post these, I found them and shared them 😀