All are Beautiful in Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs came out on DVD and Blu-ray Sept 22, 2020. This modern take on Snow White turns the story upside down. This time the princes are looking for a princess to save them, Snow White finds red slippers, and this story take us on a journey of self discovery.



I got the opportunity to watch Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs and here is what I thought. SPOILERS BELOW

The movie begins right in the thick of things as seven princes known as the Fearless Seven get cursed for attacking a fairy princess. Well, it was a lot more than that. They actually attacked the princess because they thought she was ugly and ugly means she had to be a witch. Imagine their surprise when they found out that a princess can come in all shapes and sizes.


Due to their arrogance, the fairy princess changes the Fearless Seven into little green dwarfs/. This curse can only be broken by getting a kiss from the most beautiful princess in the world. At this point, I am on the side of the fairy princess. Those seven egotistical “heroes” needed a good lesson…besides, it worked in Beauty and the Beast, why not here.

Fairy Princess from Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs.

Similar to the Beauty and the Beast story, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs shares the theme that we shouldn’t judge by appearance because beauty is found within. Unlike Beauty and the Beast, Red Shoes expands on the theme exploring the fact that everyone is beautiful. Whether someone is big, little, tall, short, old, young, or even green, they are all sparkling gems.

This lesson isn’t just for the little green men. Snow White must also deal with the never ending stupid thrown her way as she searches for her dad. In a world that only sees the outward appearance, she is a misfit because she doesn’t match the idea of beautiful. Most people won’t even help her in her true form. However, once she wears a pair of red magical shoes, Snow White goes from big to thin in the blink of an eye and everyone becomes accommodating. There is a scene where she takes off her magic shoes to escape her pursuers only to be teased and tormented for her weight. It is a sad reminder of what actually happens in the world today.

Snow White with the Red Shoes on

The audience of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs gets to embark on the adventure to self discovery with the Fearless Seven and Snow White. From shoes growing on trees to monsters made out of wood, the magical journey reminds us that things are not always what they seem.

Putting the story, moral, theme, and journey of self discovery aside, I want to talk about the title of the movie, Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs. That little bitty title had me confused beyond all reason. Why? Because how does one spell the plural form of dwarf?

When I first started getting info about Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, long before I saw the film, I immediately contacted a fellow writer with that exact question. I was certain that the creators of Red Shoes had spelled the plural form of dwarf wrong. Growing up in the age of Lord of the Rings and Tolkien, I thought the spelling should have been dwarves with a v. After a short discussion, my friend and I decided that both forms are correct.

What’s funny is our discussion somehow ended up on the big screen. The movie has the running joke on how to spell the plural of dwarf. I was laughing so hard. Is it DWARFS with an F or DWARVES with a v? Thank you so much Lionsgate for keeping us literary grammar nerds happy.

With a great message, wonderful action, delightful adventure, and a few hilarious jokes, I give Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (Dwarves) five stars.

Be Sure to enter the Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs DVD giveaway for a chance to win this move on DVD. Click the image below and follow the instruction to enter.

Celebrate Unity and Kindness With A Fun Printable Paper Doll Craft!

Happy first day of fall! I can’t wait for cool breezes, hoodies, pumpkin spice everything, warm boots and more! It is my favorite season. Nickelodeon Parents is also celebrating the first day of fall with their release of Nick Jr.: Fantastic Fall! on DVD!



While Thanksgiving is still a few months away, it’s never too early to celebrate unity and gratitude. In celebration of today’s DVD release of Nick Jr.: Fantastic Fall!, we’re excited to share this Unity Paper Doll Chain craft!

Take a moment to talk to your child about inclusivity and diversity while making this craft. Print, cut out, and let your kid color in his or her favorite cutie-pie characters, from Blue’s Clues to Bubble Guppies.

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To get the paper doll craft click the image below and download the PDF to your computer. Then print and create!

Be sure to enter the Fantastic Fall DVD giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the DVD!

A First Look at The Croods: A New Age

After seven years Dreamworks has announced a new Croods movie, The Croods: A New Age! My family watches and rewatches The Croods weekly; it is one of our favorite animated features. To hear that we are finally getting another Croods adventure is beyond exciting! Not only has the news been released but we also have epic images and a trailer! Get a first look with the information below and watch the hilarious trailer.



The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family

The Croods (left) meet The Bettermans (right) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford. The Croods (from left): Thunk (Clark Duke), Gran (Cloris Leachman), Sandy (Kailey Crawford), Grug (Nicolas Cage), Ugga (Catherine Keener) and Eep (Emma Stone). The Bettermans (from near right): Phil (Peter Dinklage) and Hope (Leslie Mann).

The Croods need a new place to live. So, the first prehistoric family sets off into the world in search of a safer place to call home. When they discover an idyllic walled-in paradise that meets all their needs, they think their problems are solved … except for one thing. Another family already lives there: the Bettermans.

(clockwise, from top left) Sandy Crood (Kailey Crawford), Grug Crood (Nicolas Cage), Thunk Crood (Clark Duke), Gran (Cloris Leachman), Eep Crood (Emma Stone) and Ugga Crood (Catherine Keener) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford.

The Bettermans (emphasis on the “better”)—with their elaborate tree house, amazing inventions and irrigated acres of fresh produce—are a couple of steps above the Croods on the evolutionary ladder. When they take the Croods in as the world’s first houseguests, it isn’t long before tensions escalate between the cave family and the modern family.

(from left) Eep Crood (Emma Stone) and Dawn Betterman (Kelly Marie Tran) in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford.

Just when all seems lost, a new threat will propel both families on an epic adventure outside the safety of the wall, one that will force them to embrace their differences, draw strength from each other and forge a future together.

Guy (Ryan Reynolds) and his pet sloth Belt in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age, directed by Joel Crawford.

The Croods: A New Age features the voice talent of returning stars Nicolas Cage as Grug Crood, Catherine Keener as Ugga Crood, Emma Stone as their daughter, Eep; Ryan Reynolds as Eep’s boyfriend, Guy; Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) as Thunk and Cloris Leachman as Gran. They’re joined by new stars Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones) as Phil Betterman, Leslie Mann (Blockers) as Hope Betterman, and Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII-The Last Jedi) as their daughter, Dawn.

The film is directed by Joel Crawford, who has worked on multiple DreamWorks Animation films, including Trolls and the Kung Fu Panda franchise, and is produced by Mark Swift (Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted).

Be sure to grab the activities and coloring pages of The Croods to get ready for the new movie. You can create a Chunky the Death Cat, create Belt, color Eep, Grug, Sandy, Thunk, Uga, and Guy, get door hangers, print bookmarks, print masks, create and play a memory game and more!. Click the image below and let the fun begin!

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Printable Activities

Looking to add a little bit of magic to your weekend? Your wish is our command! In celebration of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, premiering on Digital and On Demand today and available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 22, we’re excited to share a fun and easy Wooden Bears Paper Bag Puppets craft, as well as some super cute Coloring Sheets. 



The Wooden Bears Paper Bag Puppet is a fun craft to make with the family. With only a few supplies needed the whole family will become part of the magic in no time.

he supplies needed are:

  • Paper Lunch Bags
  • Brown and tan paper
  • scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Bear printable

To get the printable click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create!

The coloring pages are a wonderful little gem to have. With a simple print and a few crayons the kids (and us adults) will be busy in no time. The coloring pages feature the Dwarfs and Snow White. Simply click the image below to download the PDF that contains the 3 epic coloring pages.

Printable Cubeecraft Template of High Five from Glitch Techs

Every team needs a brains of the operations. The guy or gal with all the plans that can get the job done. Usually highly intelligent and a wiz in their skill domain, they are often the irreplaceable member of any force. In the case of the Glitch Techs duo, Miko (the brawn) is paired up with her trusty planner High Five.



High Five, also known as Hector Nieves, is a 15 year-old gamer who finds himself roped into being a Glitch Tech operator. After forgetting about competing in a cool virtual reality game, High Five meets Miko for the second time, which ends up turning his life into a non-stop adventure.

This Glitch Tech cubeecraft features High Five in his work uniform when he is capturing and fighting glitches.

To Build the Cubeecraft:
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. Fold along each inner solid black line and slide each tab into the slots you created with an x-acto knife to form a cube of the head, body, arms, and feet.
    NOTE: Do not fold down his crazy hair. That remains standing up.
  5. Slide the arms through the red slots on either side of the body.
  6. Slide the feet through the red slots at the base of the body.
  7. Slide the now completed body through the red lots of the head.

o download the printable papercraft cubeecraft of High Five click the image below and save it to your computer. Then print and create by following the instructions above.

Celebrate Fall with Nick Jr. Fantastic Fall DVD of Fun!

September 22, 2020 marks the end of summer and the first day of one of my favorite seasons, fall. With the start of fall comes fun fall themed episodes from some of our favorite TV shows and cartoons. In anticipation of such a wonderful season, Nick Jr. compiled several fall episodes featuring some of their most loved characters onto one exciting DVD, Nick Jr.: Fantastic Fall . This DVD will be available September 22, 2020, which I find perfectly fitting!



My family and I got the chance to watch and review this collection and let me just say….awesome! This collection features The Paw Patrol, Blue’s Clues and You!, Blaze, Bubble Guppies, and The Bean Team. From trick or treating to Thanksgiving Day parties, the collection covers all that we love about fall.

The episodes included in the DVD are:

  • PAW Patrol: Pups Save Thanksgiving
  • Blue’s Clues & You!: Spooky Costume Party with Blue
  • Blue’s Clues & You!: Thankful with Blue
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines: Truck or Treat!
  • Bubble Guppies: Trick-or-Treat, Mr. Grumpfish!
  • Butterbean’s Café: Fairy Happy Thanksgiving!

After watching all the fall Halloween and Thanksgiving Day awesomeness, I discovered something. I thought I had seen everything animated cartoons had to offer; after all, most of the time the stories are repetitive just with a different franchise. It turns out, Paw Patrol likes to think outside the box. I have never seen a floating turkey bouncy house before. I never even knew I wanted to see one But now I find myself thinking…is it possible? Now I want to fly around in a bouncy house.

While the other episodes don’t contain a flying turkey bouncy house, they are still fun to watch. With strange costumes (especially in the new Blue’s Clues and You! episode) and thankful scenarios., the DVD is entertaining for the whole family even if it is meant for the younger audience. I give it 5 stars!

Nick Jr. Fantastic Fall can be pre-ordered from prior to the first day of Fall on Sept. 22, 2020. If you wish to try and win a copy head over to our giveaway by clicking the image below. Many will enter, only one will win.

Blue’s Clues & You! Caring With Blue DVD Giveaway!

Learn about emotions with the beloved puppy Blue in the all-new DVD Blue’s Clues and You! Caring With Blue, available on DVD October 6, 2020. In the Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue DVD, Blue and her friends learn about emotions such as feeling silly, excited, and sad. The DVD also includes VLOG episodes featuring Josh and Blue and eight American Sign Language flash cards.



The four episodes included on the Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue DVD are:

  • Laugh with Blue
  • Getting Glasses with Magenta
  • Sad Day with Blue
  • Getting Healthy with Blue

The Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue also includes fun special features:

  • Silly Town Skidoo
  • Skidoo to Blue’s School
  • Josh & Blue’s Superhero Skidoo
  • Josh & Blue’s VLOG!
    • Nursery Rhymes + Guessing Game!
    • Healthy Snacks Song + Magenta Gets Glasses!
    • Find the Snail + Play Time Sing Along!
    • Play Hide & Seek + Music Guessing Game!
    • Science Experiment + Sing Alongs!
  • Learn Sign Language with Josh & Blue
  • Learn How to Wash Your Hands with Josh & Blue

This DVD can be pre-ordered from and/or you can use the rafflecopter form below and enter for a chance to win a copy of the DVD. Many will enter, only one will win. Good Luck!

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Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-Ray Giveaway!

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a new action-packed animated adventure that turns a classic fairy tale on its head by adding a modern day twist. It will be available on Digital and On Demand September 18 and available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 22 from Lionsgate. Featuring talens from famous actors such as Chloë Grace Moretz (Bolt, Inside Out), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games series), Gina Gershon (TV’s “Riverdale”), Patrick Warburton (TV’s “Family Guy,” The Emperor’s New Groove), and Jim Rash (TV’s “Community”), Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs looks to be a humorous and heartwarming retelling of the Snow White fable.



This outrageous fairy tale spoof starts as Snow White steals a pair of red shoes that transform her into a princess. Meanwhile, a witch’s curse turns seven brave princes into dwarfs, forcing them to seek out the princess, hoping for a kiss to break their spell. Together, they must face Snow White’s wicked stepmother – who will stop at nothing to get her precious shoes back – and, along the way, learn that true beauty lies within!

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs was directed by Sung-ho Hong, and features character design and animation direction from Jin Kim, who worked on Disney’s animated classics Fantasia 2000, Frozen II, and Tangled. Music is by Primetime Emmy® award-winning composer Geoff Zanelli (2006, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, “Into the West”; Emmy® nomination: 2010, Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, “The Pacific”), whose theatrical work includes Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Voice direction is from Tony Bancroft, the director of Disney’s Mulan. It was produced by Locus Animation Studio.

Go behind the scenes of this must-own animated adventure with enchanting Blu-ray and DVD bonus features, including two “making-of” featurettes and two music videos featuring the all-new original songs! The Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

If you want to own a copy of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, is taking pre-orders now. Or you can use the rafflecopter form below and enter for a chance to win a copy on DVD. Enter between now and Oct 12, 2020. Participants can enter daily by tweeting. Many will enter only one will win! Goof Luck!

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The Fairest Red Shoes-inspired Apple Pie Recipe!

Magic mirror on the wall, which apple pie recipe is the fairest of them all? Why, this one, of course! In celebration of Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs, premiering on Digital and On Demand September 18 and available to own on Blu-ray™ and DVD September 22, we’re excited to share Snow White’s magically delicious Mini Apple Pies recipe.



This apple pie recipe is a perfect mini dessert the whole family will enjoy. To make these yummy pastry pies you will need several ingredients and a Mini Pastry Maker Kit. The ingredients and items needed include:

  • Mini Pastery Maker Kit
  • 2 rolls of pre-made pie crust
  • 2-3 lg apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • Parchment paper
  • Pastry brush
  • Baking Sheet

To get the complete recipe instructions click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create to enjoy these perfect little apple pies.

Fun at The Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Website

Fans of Jurassic World and dinosaurs can now discover what happened on the other side of the island of Isla Nublar in a brand new animated series,, Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous, coming to Netflix Sept. 18, 2020. Camp takes on a whole different meaning when you are on an island of dinosaurs, especially for this adventurous set of teens who find themselves in a whole Jurassic heap of trouble on the other side of Isla Nublar. When dinosaurs attack, they must work together to survive.



In anticipation of the release of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous, Dreamworks Animation has created a fun and engaging website. The Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous website encourages fans to learn about dinosaurs, listen to unique stories, check out secret blue prints, print and create fun activities, play games, and so much more.

The website is full of sounds, stories, and 3D awesomeness. But I have to admit, I love the printable activities. In their Tree Top Cabins, Camp Cretaceous provides a huge activity packet featuring dinosaurs from Isla Nublar. The activity packet includes:

  • Dinosaur spot the difference for
    • Indominus Rex
    • Velociraptor
  • Word Search
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Mad Libs
  • 3 Coloring pages featuring Toro and Dumpy
  • Jungle Maze
  • Explorer Scene Kit

Head over to the Tree Top Cabins to get a copy of the activity pack and begin the Jurassic adventure.