Make the New Year Green with The Grinch

Universal Pictures Home Entertaiment kicks off the New Year with Illumination’s heartwarming/tale for all seasons. DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH will be available on Digital January 22, 2019 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD February 5, 2019 with three hilarious new mini-movies featuring the minions and Max!

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Universal City, California, January 3, 2019 – Families everywhere can ring in the New Year with Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on January 22, 2019, and on 4K Ultra HD, 3D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on February 5, 2019. From Illumination and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the film based on Dr. Seuss’ beloved tale about a cynical grouch who goes on a mission to steal Christmas from others only to feel his own heart grow three sizes larger through unexpected friendships is one “the whole family can watch and enjoy,” (Kidsday/Newsday).

The new home entertainment edition contains more than 60 minutes of bonus content, including three mini-movies: “Dog Days of Winter” starring the Grinch and his heroically loyal dog Max; and “Yellow is the New Black” and “Santa’s Little Helpers,” both starring the lovable Minions. It also includes stunning featurettes, a how-to-draw tutorial and much more. Narrated by Grammy Award®winner and Oscar® nominee Pharrell Williams, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch stars Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange, “Sherlock”) as the infamous Grinch, who lives a solitary life inside a cave on Mt. Crumpit with only his loyal dog, Max, for company. The incredible voice cast includes Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” The Muppets) as Donna Who, Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”) as Bricklebaum, Cameron Seely (The Greatest Showman) as Cindy-Lou Who, and featuring legendary actress Angela Lansbury (AnastasiaBeauty and the Beast) as the mayor of Whoville. Funny, heartwarming and visually stunning, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is a perfect night in for the whole family!

Mini-Movies included in the DVD, Digital, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD:

  • Yellow is the New Black – Before they all make their big escape from prison in Despicable Me 3, a couple of lucky Minions get a taste of freedom as they break free with the help of one of their fellow human inmates.

  • Dog Days of Winter – Max braves the harsh winter weather and an uncooperative Who to bring a sick Grinch his favorite hot tea.

  • Santa’s Little Helpers – Fan favorites – the Minions – are back for another adventure! Having been accidentally dropped off at the North Pole, our Minion pals make the most of the situation by trying to become elves.
  • Mary Poppins Returns Disney Printables

    Mary Poppins Returns hit theaters Dec 19, 2018. This is one of the few recent Disney movies released that isn’t a remake. Mary Poppins Returns is actually a sequel to the original Mary Poppins, which starred Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins. This time Mary Poppins is played by Emily Blunt. Other cast members include Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Dick Van Dyke!

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    According to imbd, Mary Poppins Returns is a strong 7.3 out of 10 stars, making this a worth while, truly magical family fun movie. So I guess, if you haven’t seen it, go catch a kite and soar over to a theater near you.

    In honor of Mary Poppins Returns playing in theaters, Disney has released several fun printables featuring Mary Poppins and the Banks. There are Coloring Pages, Bookmarks, maze, and fun activity crafts. To download the printables click the images below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create for hours of magical fun.

    Mary Poppins Returns Printables
    Bookmarks
    Coloring Page 1
    Coloring Page 2
    Coloring Page 3
    Coloring Page 4
    Coloring Page 5
    Coloring Page 6
    Coloring Page 7
    Coloring Page 8
    Maze

    Happy New Year!

    Hello everyone! I hope your New Years celebrations have been fun and exciting. Here is to another fantastic year! May 2019 be the best one yet!

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    I look forward to posting more fun printables, recipes, crafts and more for all of you crafters out there.

    Just for a little fun check out the New Years Ball with Toothless. So cute!

    Start 2019 with Winnie the Pooh

    from https://family.disney.com/activity/january-2019-calendar/

    2019 is almost here! It is hard to believe how fast this year has come and gone. Like a fleeting snowflake melting on the shoulder of time. (Those poor Whos in Whoville.) But the passage of time also leads to a new and exciting future. To prepare for this New Year and bright future, Disney Family has provided a wonderful calendar featuring Winnie the Pooh,

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    Start your new year with our printable January 2019 calendar, featuring our favorite silly ol’ bear, Winnie the Pooh, and Piglet too! With their cozy winter scarves, they’re ready to help your family plan out play dates, movie nights, and weekday meal planning

    Disney Family

    To download the calendar click the banner below and save the PDF to your computer. Then Print and display to start the planning for the New Year. Hello 2019!

    Disney Family has also provided a delicious Winnie the Pooh pizza recipe to be made on those cold winter nights making 2019 tasty. This silly old bear is now made of cheese…YUMMM! You can follow the recipe below or go to Disney Family and get all the details there.

    Mini Winnie the Pooh Pizzas

    • Servings: 1
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Print

    Ingredients

    • Flour
    • Pizza sauce
    • Black olives
    • Pepperoni
    • Premade pizza dough
    • Mozzarella cheese
    • Kitchen scissors
    • Fresh Basil

    Photo and recipe from Disney Family
    Directions

    1. Generously flour a prep surface, remove the pizza dough from its packaging, and let it rest for 15-30 minutes.
    2. Divide into smaller portions and mold each one into the shape of Winnie the Pooh’s head and ears.
    3. Place on a well oiled baking pan, and top with sauce and cheese.
    4. Using a clean pair of scissors, cut black olives into his nose and eyes, and pepperoni into his nose crinkle and eyebrows.
    5. Follow the directions on the pizza dough to set your oven and bake the pizzas.
    6. Remove from oven, and use a spatula to place them onto a flat surface to let them cool a little.
    7. Serve with fresh basil!

    Review: The House With A Clock in the Walls

    There are movies where I wish I had done a little research before diving in and watching.  A House With A Clock in the Walls is one of those wishful “research” moments.    If I had known the director was some kind of horror buff, I would have stayed as far away as possible.  But my naivety led to a 2-hour nightmare.

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    When I say nightmare, it is because I do not handle horror films very well and this one was far more on the occult side of things than I care to watch.  Shockingly, it is only rated PG, even with the satan heads on mechanical bodies, rising of the dead, and demonic characters making spells. I have no idea how this didn’t at least get a PG-13 rating. This movie matched better with The Craft than with children’s movies. 

    There wasn’t much I enjoyed about The House With A Clock in the Walls. I went in expecting a funny little film starring Jack Black, and I left needing to find a happy place.  Even the graphics and acting lacked luster.  From fake crying to a weird Jack Black baby, nothing seemed to mesh well. 

    I realize most reviews are from a 1-5 star rating, but to even give this a star seems generous.  I cannot in good conscience say it even deserved a tick in the scale. 

    NOPE… NOPE…NOPE….

    3Below: Tales of Arcadia Will Premier on Netflix!

    DreamWorks Animation Television has released the full trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s highly anticipated Netflix original series 3Below: Tales of Arcadia, bringing an out-of-world experience exclusively to Netflix December 21

    Featuring an all-star voice cast including Diego Luna (Narcos: Mexico), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Glenn Close(The Wife) and more, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia follows two royal teenage aliens, Aja (Maslany) and Krel (Luna), and their bodyguard Vex (Offerman), as they flee a surprise takeover of their home planet and crash-land on Earth – in Arcadia, the same town where the events of Trollhunters take place. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they must blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all while attempting to repair their shipt to return to and defend their home planet.

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    From the seven-time Emmy Award-winning team behind Trollhunters3Below is created and executive produced by Guillermo del Toro. Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes also serve as executive producers. The star studded voice cast also includes Andy Garcia, Nick Frost, Alon Aboutboul, Chris Obi, Uzo Aduba, Cheryl Hines, Tom Kenny, Haley Atwell, Danny Trejo, and Ann Dowd. Additionally, The Crystal Method created the main title theme that can be heard in the main title sequence. Returning talent fromTrollhunters includes Emile Hirsch, Charlie Saxton, Lexi Medrano, Steven Yeun, Cole Sands, Kelsey Grammer and more in epic crossover episodes that bridge the events of Trolhunters and 3Below in surprising ways.

    All 13 half-hour episodes of 3Below’s first season will become available to Netflix members worldwide on December 21, 2018.

    Here are some images that are sure to get you excited for the new series 3Below!

    It Is The Final Season of Voltron – TEARS

    The final season of Voltron is upon us and I am both excited but saddened by the news.  I have loved this series and want to see the conclusion, but also want it to continue.  It’s a complicated set of emotions..  Voltron Legendary Defender’s final season is debuting tomorrow, December 14th only on Netflix! Check out the trailer and images below for sneak peeks into the all new season.

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    After saving the Earth, the Paladins embark to prevent Honerva from setting into motion her deadliest plan yet. It’s a race against the clock as the Voltron Coalition gathers from the corners of the galaxy to defend the universe once and for all.

    Executive produced by Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery the series features the voice talents of Steven Yeun (Keith), Tyler Labine (Hunk), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Jeremy Shada (Lance), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Kimberly Brooks (Princess Allura) and Rhys Darby (Coran). Additional voices include Ana Gasteyer (Krolia), Mimi Davila (Romelle), Dave Coulier (Bii Boh Bi), Neil Kaplan (Zarkon), Cree Summer (Haggar), AJ LoCascio (Prince Lotor) and more.

    SPONSORED: Ooh La La, Fancy Nancy is Adorable!


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    Grab some Glitter, add a dash of “ooh la la”, sprinkle in original songs and…Voila! Get set to pour on the fun with Fancy Nancy now on Disney DVD!

    With her love of all things fabulous, fancy and French, this little lady can change bland into chic. All it takes is boundless imagination, help from friends and family, and a sunny point of view that celebrates the differences that make everyone unique and magnifique!

    Fancy Nancy Vol. 1 includes (6) 22-minute episodes:

  • Chez Nancy/School de Fancy
  • Tea Party Trouble/Bonjour Butterfly
  • Nancy’s Ooh La La Spa/Nancy Goes to Work
  • Nancy Versus Dudley/Nancy Makes her Mark
  • Nancy’s Devine Sleepover/Nancy’s Sacrebleu Fondue
  • Nancy’s Dog Show Disaster/The Case of the Disappearing Doll
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    Thanks to Disney, I was able to review the DVD collection of Fancy Nancy Vol. 1 along with their adorable Fancy Nancy Toys.

    The DVD is a wonderful collection of episodes featuring an adorable little girl named Nancy and her goal of turning dull into chic. For example, in “Chez Nancy”, Nancy must turn a dull playhouse into a palace before her friends come over to play. Enlisting the help of her sibling and friends she transforms the dull building into something lavish, proving one can do anything when they set their mind to it.

    Of course, fancying up the place isn’t the only problem Nancy faces. Nancy must learn what is most important: Fancy or Family. Through her experiences, she learns what is most important and is humble enough to admit her mistakes. I found this wonderful. Not only does it teach kids to apologize and show remorse, but also helps them see that family and close friends are more important than anything, no matter how fancy. Ç’est Magnifique!

    This collection certainly earns its five stars.

    The Disney toys reflect Fancy Nancy’s style with glitter outfits, tiaras, and lots of pink. The toys I received featured the Fancy Nancy Play Set, a Fancy Nancy Plush Doll, and a >Fancy Nancy Canteen.

    1. Fancy Nancy Play Set

      The Fancy Nancy Play Set is all kinds of fun with sparkly clothes any girl will adore. It comes with six sparkly figures: Fancy Nancy, Jo Jo Clancy, Bree James, Grace, Frenchy, and Mrs. Devine. The figures are anywhere between 3-5 inches tall and they are the perfect size for most large dollhouses. Their gray bases keep them sturdy as long as they are not bent out of shape, which means imagination time is going to be a blast with all things fancy.

      NOTE: When removing the figures from the package do not pull or toggle them out by holding onto the figures – this will bend them. Just pop them out of the package by pushing up from the plastic base holding them in place. They may fly out with a pop so be careful who is standing nearby.

      The play set can be purchased from Amazon.com or ShopDisney

    2. Fancy Nancy Plush Doll

      This 13.5 inch doll is all kinds of fancy and it is Nancy approved. With her tiara, tutu, and pink shoes, she is ready to lavish up the place with her fancy style. The best part about this doll is that she is plush, meaning she is soft and easy to snuggle, carry, and love. Also, she makes a great bedtime companion. I absolutely love her.


      She also looks great underneath the Christmas Tree

      The doll can be purchased from Amazon.com or ShopDisney

    3. Fancy Nancy Canteen

      The Fancy Nancy Canteen displays BFFs Nancy and Bree on a pink background (of course!). It is made of hard plastic so it can handle a few drops, which is perfect in my house. The button activated top means water is never hard to get to and the straw makes it almost spill proof. I say almost, because where there is a will there is a way. Also, according to ShopDisney, the Canteen is leak proof and BPA free making it the perfect canteen for those on-the-go days.

      The Fancy Nancy Canteen can be purchased from Amazon.com or ShopDisney

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  • A Fun DIY Reindeer Bat Christmas Ornament Craft


    Experience the holiday season in a whole new way when I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas arrives on Digital TODAY. Starring Juliette Angelo (TV’s “Mad Men”), Beth Littleford (TV’s “The Daily Show”), Jonathan Mangum (TV’s “Let’s Make a Deal”), Nicole Sullivan (TV’s “MADtv”, “The King of Queens”), and the absolutely adorable feline sensation Lil BUB (Nine Lives), the film is a heartwarming comedy that reminds viewers that Christmas is all about spending time with family (even if they drive you crazy). The world’s first Christmas movie to use investment crowdfunding successfully, I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas will be available for the suggested retail price of $12.99.

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    In honor of “I’ll Be Next Door for Christmas” being released digitally, we have a fun Christmas Craft that all Christmas Crazy crafters out there will enjoy…Reindeer Bats! They also have my favorite crafting item, Googly Eyes. So grab a glue gun and get these bats decorating the halls this Christmas.

    The craft requires:

  • Black Plastic Christmas Ornaments
  • Black Glitter Cardstock
  • Brown Pipe Cleaners
  • Googly Eyes
  • Red Rhinestones
  • Hot Glue
  • To get the “How To” instructions, click the image below and download the PDF to your computer. Then print and create for that perfect crazy holiday decor.

    More about I’ll Be Next Door For Christmass:
    I’ll Be Next Door For Christmas is a warmhearted, upbeat comedy feature film about a family that’s crazy for Christmas. Except for the 16-year-old daughter – her family’s over-the-top Christmas celebrations have made her life miserable. When her out-of-state boyfriend decides to visit at Christmas, she’s determined to spare him her family’s Christmas craziness, so she hires actors to play her parents and stages a fake Christmas dinner in the empty house next door. What could possibly go wrong?

    CAST
    Juliette Angelo – TV’s “Mad Men”, “Criminal Minds”, “NCIS”, “Shameless”
    Beth Littleford – TV’s “The Daily Show”, “Dog with a Blog”,Crazy, Stupid, Love
    Jonathan Mangum – TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, “Let’s Make a Deal”
    Nicole Sullivan – TV’s “MADtv”, “The King of Queens”, “Black-ish”
    Kirrilee Berger – TV’s “One Dollar”, “K.C. Undercover”, “Just Add Magic”
    Regan Burns – TV’s “Dog with a Blog”, “2 Broke Girls”, “Comedy Bang Bang”
    Lil BUB – Nine Lives, Cooke Concrete, Lil’ Bub & Friendz

    Year of Production: 2018
    Title Copyright: © United States Motion Picture Company
    Type: Digital Release
    Rating: TV-PG for brief inappropriate language.
    Genre: Comedy, Holiday, Family
    Closed-Captioned: N/A
    Subtitles: English SDH
    Feature Run Time: 100 Minutes
    Digital Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (1.78:1) Presentation
    Digital Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio
    Get a Copy from Amazon.com


    The Best DIY Advent Calendar!

    Advent Calendars are one of the most fun creations i have had the pleasure of enjoying. Getting a gift a day is never frowned upon, especially when you are a kid. I remember waking up every morning with expectations to a piece of chocolate, toy, or maybe even a folded paper dollar. It was 24 days of excitement.

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    Now, Advent Calendars are everywhere. Even Legos has their own special Star Wars Advent Calendars that are too die for. It comes with 24 Mini Figurines including a Rebel Snowman.

    Of course, Star Wars may no be on everyone’s list (GASP) and I know I love the personal touch. So making an Advent Calendar is certainly the way to go and takes only a small bit of effort.

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. First find the toys, candy, or whatever else you want to hid inside the Advent Calendar. It can be anything small. In this case, Hatchimals are Madelyn’s toy of the year and this set of 24 Hatchimal eggs makes the perfect toys to stuff in the Advent Calendar.

    2. Make 48 Origami boxes. Why 48? Well These awesome little boxes are going to need tops. So in order to have a lid, two need to be made. The video below is perfect for those who need to learn how to make a box.

      See, are they not the cutest?!?!

    3. Fill the cute boxes with the toys, or in this case Hatchimal eggs.

    4. Write Numbers in the boxes and form into a tree. The numbers can be mixed or in numerical order. And TADA, It is done. Get ready for some epic daily presents!