LAIKA’S Kubo and the Two Strings New Posters

Kubo new posters

In August 2016 a storyteller will find he has a legacy in an all new LAIKA animation studio movie, “Kubo and the Two Strings.” Armed with his most trusted weapon, his shamisen, Kubo must go on a thrilling quest to save his family and unlock the secret of his legacy. In preparation for Kubo’s epic new adventure, Focus Features has released THREE new posters featuring characters from the movie and an all new trailer! Check them out below and start getting prepared to watch a hero’s thrilling quest to master his powers and become the hero he was born to be.

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS – Official Trailer [HD] – In Theaters August 2016

The story is about a clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson of “Game of Thrones”) that ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), and Kameyo (Academy Award nominee Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a spirit from his past which storms down from the heavens to enforce an age-old vendetta. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey), and sets out on a thrilling quest to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known. With the help of his shamisen – a magical musical instrument – Kubo must battle gods and monsters, including the vengeful Moon King (Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes) and the evil twin Sisters (Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara), to unlock the secret of his legacy, reunite his family, and fulfill his heroic destiny.

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These three posters feature Kubo, a boy who is on the run from gods and monsters and faced with challenges beyond his wildest imagining, and Monkey and Beetle, two characters that Kubo can rely on as his most loyal and trusted companions. When they’re not bickering with one another, they go to any length to serve our young hero. Check out the posters below. Feel free to download them, they make epic wallpapers.

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For more information about LAIKA’S Kubo and the Two Strings head over to their @Kubothemovie on instagram and check out all their cool posts.


The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave

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Next week marks the new release of The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave from Universal 1440 Entertainment coming to Digital HD and exclusively on DVD at Walmart February 2nd! Inspired by the 1988 classic feature film produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave DVD will be available only at Walmart and walmart.com. In conjunction with this release, comes The Land Before Time compilation album. The album features some of the best-loved songs from all of the previous Land Before Time films and will be available digitally January 29, 2016, on Back Lot Music.

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In this exciting and heartwarming adventure, young Apatosaurus Littlefoot and his four dinosaur pals, Cera, Ducky, Petrie and Spike, embark on an ambitious quest to find Littlefoot’s missing dad, making new friends and learning valuable life lessons along the way. New to the hugely popular franchise is the Queen of Country Music, Reba McEntire voicing one of two new characters, Etta. The Golden Globe and Grammy nominee also performs 1 of the 4 all new songs in the movie, “Look for the Light.” Voicing the second new character is none other than Critics’ Choice TV Award Nominee, Damon Wayans Jr. as Wild Arms.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO DVD AND DIGITAL HD EST:
Sing-A-Long Songs – “Today’s the Day,” “Look For The Light,” “Hot and Stinky” and “Better off Alone”

Check out the sneak peek of the newest movie Land Before Time movie!

Film Clip: Find The Way


How to make a Cake in the Shape of a Heart

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Welcome the season of love. Time to bake everything into the shape of a heart such as heart-shaped cookies and heart-shaped cakes. The bakery departments in almost every store will be glittered in red, pink and white with hearts spewing from the ovens in a sweet explosion. The temptation to buy these treats can be almost to much to deny as the smell of fresh baked goods tickles your nose, but take a step back and imagine just how much better it will be to bake your own. Not only will that wonderful sweet smell bellow through your house, but each homemade baked good could make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift made from the heart (pun intended).

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Cookies can be easy to do. Simply roll out some of your favorite cookie dough and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make a perfect Valentine’s Day cookie. Then bake it and Tada! The perfect Valentine’s Day treat. However, cakes are a little different, especially if you are like me and find that there isn’t a heart-shaped cake pan anywhere in your house. Oh I have a Darth Vader cake pan, an R2-D2 cake pan and even a Ninja Turtle cake pan, but a heart never made it into my collection. I suppose it just wasn’t geeky enough.

Now if I wanted to, I could decorate Darth Vader into a Valentine’s Day cake. Add the quote “Join Me” and it would be a love message for any geeky Valentine. However, we are here to learn how to make a heart-shaped cake without a heart-shaped cake pan. Thanks to my High School Home Economics Teacher and the fact that I paid attention in class several years ago, I will be able to share simple instructions on how to build a heart cake. Once you learn this trick you won’t ever have to buy a heart cake pan. I mean you can if you want here, but it isn’t necessary.

Use this diagram to build a cake in the shape of a heart. All it takes are a few easy steps.
How to make a heart cake

How to make a Cake in the Shape of a Heart

What you will need:

  • 1 – 8 inch round cake, cooled
  • 1 – 8 inch square cake cooled
  • Frosting
  • piping tools
  • decorations
Directions

  1. Place the square cake on a large cake tray
  2. Cut the round cake in half along the diameter
  3. Using a small amount of frosting to hold the pieces together, place the flat edge of one of the round cake halves along one of the edges of the square cake.
  4. Place the other half of the round cake on the corresponding side of the square cake to form a heart, flat edges together
  5. Frost the entire cake and blend the edges
  6. Decorate as desired using the piping tools and decorations


Hotel Transylvania 2 Characters Travel Coast to Coast!

Hotel T2 Hollywood Sign Location

This past week the stars of Hotel Transylvania 2 made danced their way from coast to coast to celebrate the recent Blu-ray/DVD release – Drac, Mavis, Johnny, Frank and Murray delighted kids of all ages in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto. From Times Square to the Santa Monica Pier, you can see some of the special stops the characters made in this video!

Hotel Transylvania 2, the #1 monster comedy of the year, reunites ‘Drac’s Pack’ of loveable characters, led by “Vampa” Drac (Adam Sandler, Grown-Ups) as they try to put Mavis (Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers) and Johnny’s (Andy Samberg, TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) son Dennis through a “monster-in-training” boot camp to bring out his vampire side. And when Drac’s grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad (comedy legend Mel Brooks) pays a visit to the family hotel, it doesn’t take long for things to get batty!

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Special Features include Fifth Harmony Music Video, Sing-Along Scary-oke, deleted scenes, and more. Hotel Transylvania 2 is now available on Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack & DVD.

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In celebration of the Hotel Transylvania 2 Release, grab these awesome Fangtastic Recipes and coloring pages by clicking the image below!
You will find:

  • Boo-nana Pops
  • Wanda’s Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
  • Dracula’s Dentures
  • Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops
  • Green Slimed Popcorn
  • Eunice’s Green Sludge Punch
  • Quasimodo’s Mummy Dogs
  • Mummy Pretzels
  • Griffin’s Poison Toffee Apples
  • Scream Cheese
  • Winnie’s Vampire Punch
  • Worm Pancakes
  • Dracula Coloring Page
  • Mavis Coloring Page
  • Wayne Coloring Page
  • Zombie Coloring Page

Hotel Transylvania 2 Printables and recipes

More Hotel Transylvania 2 printables and crafts can be found on my blog Here. Simply scroll through all the blog posts and click “next page” to see more.


Disney’s Sweet WALL-E Cookies Recipe

Photo from Family.Disney.com

Photo from Family.Disney.com

The little robot that captured the hearts of Disney Fans everywhere can be made into an adorable love-struck cookie. In the movie Wall-E, Wall-E falls for the new girl on the plant. Who knows what first kicked him in the bolts, it could have been her sleek shape, shiny exterior, or maybe her futuristic nature. All we know is Wall-E fell hard for the Eve probe.

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Their love spread across the galaxy as Wall-E chased after his love. Not even an evil plot could keep him away from Eve. Disney celebrates the love between Eve and Wall-E with this unforgettable Sugar Cookie recipe of the lovable Wall-E eyes. Simply follow the instructions below to create this yummy recipe.

By Disney:

In his role as a trash compactor, the love-struck WALL-E has developed a real knack for making good use of spare parts — like turning his collection of extra robot eyes into irresistible treats.

Sweet WALL-E Cookies

  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Ingredients

  • Wall-e Eye Template
  • Batch of chilled sugar cookie dough
  • Rolling pin
  • Flour
  • Wax paper
  • Kitchen knife
  • Baking sheet
  • Spatula
  • Wire cooling rack
  • White cookie icing
  • Butter knife
  • Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Chocolate M&M’s candies
  • Small microwavable bowl
  • Toothpick
  • Small round pretzels

Photo from Family.Disney.com
Directions

  1. Heat the oven to the specified temperature for the cookie dough. Meanwhile, print and cut out the template pieces.
  2. Roll out the dough on a floured sheet of wax paper to ¼-inch thickness and then use the template and kitchen knife to cut out a bunch of WALL-E eyes (both left and right). Bake the cookies according to the recipe directions and then transfer them to the wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Working with one cookie eye at a time, frost the surface with white cookie icing, and gently press a candy melt in place for the iris. Next, use a blob of cookie icing to “glue” a chocolate M&M’s candy atop the candy melt.
  4. Melt a few chocolate Candy Melts in a microwavable bowl, heating them for 10- to 15-second intervals until they are soft enough to stir into a smooth consistency. Use the tip of a toothpick dipped in the melted chocolate to add three “rivets” to each eye.
  5. Use more of the melted chocolate to stick each completed pair of WALL-E eyes to the top of pretzel.


Free Star Wars TFA Printable Paper Doll of Rey

Daisy Ridley as Rey

Star Wars: the Force Awakens (TFA) is now the number one grossing film in the United States, passing up Titanic and flying by what used to be the highest grossing film, Avatar. The fans have not kept quiet about the sheer awesomeness this film depicts as they celebrate the movies success and theorize about the future stories and characters. Who is Rey? What happened to Finn? Will Luke join the fight against the First Order? All these questions circulate the web and fan forums. unfortunately, it will be a while before any of these questions are answered. What are we fans to do?

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Well, it is no surprise that fans fill their time cosplaying, drawing, or creating other crafts to commemorate the TFA movie as we wait for the next film. Even I have taken time to draw my second favorite droid, BB-8 (R2-D2 is still my favorite) and make him into a gif.

Out of the paper crafts I have seen inspired from TFA, at this moment in time, I think my favorite printable is the fun paper doll created by Paper Dolls by Cory. Cory stepped up to the challenge of immortalizing Rey and BB-8 as printable paper dolls. In his two-page paper doll Star Wars Edition, Daisy Ridley is portrayed as Rey accompanied by BB-8. The doll features the clothes she wore on Jakku and a special costume created by Cory. He states that he,

wanted to create something bold, beautiful, and elegant that echoed her main outfit and other costumes from Star Wars.

If you ask me the costume is beautiful and he really captured the Star Wars feel and elegance.

To get this free printable paper doll simply click the images below and save them to your computer. Be sure to visit Paper Dolls by Cory’s facebook page and check out his other epic paper dolls.

Rey Paper Doll by Cory part 1Rey Paper Doll by Cory part 2


Electrifying Battles in Dragons Race to the Edge

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In the brand new season of Dragons: Race to the Edge, premiering only on Netflix January 8th, we will get to see all new dragons and electrifying battles! Hiccup, Toothless and the Dragon Riders (Astrid, Tuffnut, Heather, Ruffnut, Fishlegs, and Snotlout) all return for epic adventures as they battle an all new band of ruthless Dragon Hunters and learn more about the Dragon Eye artifact.

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Perhaps, what will be the coolest characteristic about the new season of Dragons: Race to the Edge will be the epic dragons we get to see. Along with new dragons, we will also get to see the return of some rather dangerous dragons such as the Skrill.

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About the Skrill from howtotrainyourdragon.com:
“One of the most mysterious and feared species in the Book of Dragons, the Skrill is aggressive, powerful and nearly untrainable.

“Skrills do not breath fire. Instead they channel lightning down their metallic spines, firing it from their mouths in a shower of destructive blasts. They can also store this electrical power in their bodies and release it later on.

“Because of this unique firepower, Skrills tend to gravitate towards stormy weather. If you find yourself flying through a thunderstorm, watch out!

“Skrills are also tough. They can take a lot of damage in battle, and give as good as they get. However, the Skrill has one weakness….it cannot fire it’s lightning from the water. Force a Skrill in the ocean and it loses the upper hand.”

Check out a Sneak Peek of the Skrill in the all new Season of Dragons: Race to the Edge

An Electrifying Battle Clip


Toothless and Hiccup go nose-to-nose with Skrill in an electrifying battle. Watch all the action unfold in an all-new season of Dragons: Race to the Edge on Netflix, January 8th!


Princess Palace Pets Coloring Page of Stripes

With it being the new year, it is time for a brand new coloring page featuring on of the three new Disney Princess Palace Pets, Stripes the Zebra. Birdadette the Bird will be completed at a later date and Snowpaws the Snow Leopard has already been created and ready for download here.

Stripes Princess Palace Pet SKGaleana image

Stripes the Zebra belongs to Princess Jasmine. Stripes met Princess Jasmine at a party at the Sultan’s Palace, and she invited him to stay! At Whisker Haven, he loves to pal around with all his new friends.

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This lovely lavender Zebra sports purple stripes, an aquamarine tail and a purple and aquamarine mane. He has brown eyes and aquamarine hooves. He wears pink and gold accessories featuring a few aquamarine stones. Very fetching if I do say so myself. Check out the image above for a more detailed look at Stripes the Zebra.

This Printable coloring page is free to download, print and color. If you do download this printable please consider donating. It takes a lot of time to create these fun printables and every little bit allows me to continue to bring these fun printables to you.


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To download Stripes:
1. Click the image below
2. Save the PDF to your computer
3. Print, color and enjoy

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Find The Panda, The Cat, Or Maybe C-3PO

Find the Panda

I am assuming, at this point, that almost everyone has seen the “Find the Panda” Game made by Gergely “Dudolf” Dudás. You know, the one where you stare at a picture full of snowmen and focus on finding a cute black and white panda all the while thinking, “How hard could this be?” Only to find that maybe it might be harder than it looks. Then, of course, you find it and now it is impossible to unsee and the thrill of he hunt is gone. Well don’t lose heart, because there are now several “Find the Panda” Games posted throughout the internet.

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With this fun little search game going viral, many more people are jumping in on the fun and creating their own games. The following images below are some of my favorites, especially the Star Wars ones. Those are Epic! So Can you find the Panda?…or perhaps the cat? Or how about C-3PO?

Find the Cat
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Find the Panda
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Find the Four Leaf Clover
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Toys “R” Us Star Wars: The Epic Battles Posters

Star Wars The Epic Battles Posters

Over the last couple of months, Star Wars and Toys “R” Us have had an event going on where fans can head to Toys “R” Us and collect the epic Star Wars Medals. To do so, fans had to bring in the certificate stating that they had played Star Wars: The Epic Battles and won. When the employees at Toys “R” Us saw the certificate, they would hand the players a medal. There were four games and four medals to collect featuring the planets:

  • Hoth
  • Endor
  • Tatooine
  • and Yavin

Each Epic Battle game was actually like a “Where’s Waldo” game where players had to find five specific characters or machinery hidden within a massive poster of chaos. R2-D2, C-3PO, Ewoks, Luke Sywalker, Max Rebo, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and more were all hidden within the scenes. Let me tell you, the games were fun and entertaining! In fact, I loved the Games so much, I saved the posters to create my own search and finds.

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It turns out that I am not the only one that loved the posters. The moment people found out I had copies of these posters, I began getting emails requesting copies. I figured it would be easier to share these posters on my blog and let all the fans download them. All you have to do is click the image and save the jpeg to your computer. So easy, a jawa could so it.

Note: I did not draw these, create these or own these. These posters were part of the Star Wars: The Epic Battle Games by Toys “R” Us.

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Star Wars The Epic Battles Endor

HOTH
Star Wars The Epic Battles Hoth

TATOOINE
Star Wars The Epic Battles Tatooine

YAVIN
Star Wars The Epic Battles Yavin