Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Shaun the Sheep: Season Two Gift Set

From the Oscar Winning Creators of Wallace and Gromit Comes the Complete Second Season of Shaun the Sheep With 40 B-a-a-arilliant Episodes Including Five Episodes Never Before Seen on DVD!

Shaun the Sheep: Season Two Gift Set
Arrives on DVD November 15, 2011
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
He's ba-a-a-ack! Get ready for a while new collection of woolly antics with Shaun the Sheep and his barnyard buddies in Shaun the Sheep: Season Two Gift Set, available on DVD November 15, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Featuring 40 fantastic episodes - including five on DVD for the first time ever - all your favorite characters return for more wool-raising adventures around the barnyard. Combining slapstick and classic silent comedy, Shaun the Sheep never fails to make you laugh! So flock to add this delightful collection to your home library today!

Five minute shorts of the series currently air in the U.S. on the Disney Channel. Fans can only find full-length episodes on the DVDs.

DVD SYNOPSIS
The complete second season of Shaun the Sheep has arrived with 40 hilarious episodes of woolly shenanigans! The Oscar-winning creators of Wallace and Gromit strike again with the mischievous barnyard antics of Shaun, Bitzer, Shirley, Timmy and those naughty Pigs next door. From fancy wheels and outrageous deals to foxy crimes and Christmas time, there's something for everyone in this fun-filled collectible gift set of must-have treats the whole family will love!

DVD Bonus Features

  • Behind The Scenes Gallery
  • "Whack-A-Pig" Game
  • "Sheep- Shearing" Game
  • "Meet The Animals" video
  • "Sing-Along With Shaun" video
  • "Building-A-Pig" video
  • "The Mini Making of Shaun" video
  • Timmy Time Sneak Peek: "Timmy's Tune"

Thomas & Friends Steam Team Collection 4-DVD Pack

Thomas & Friends Recent New CGI Releases Available In A New 4-DVD Collection Set Perfect for Gift-Giving!

THOMAS & FRIENDS: STEAM TEAM COLLECTION 4-DVD PACK
Available On DVD November 15, 2011
From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
It's the perfect holiday gift for your little engineer at an incredible price! Enjoy a trainload of fun and adventure with Thomas and his friends in stunning CG animation when this new collection of DVDs pulls into stores just in time for the holidays. The all-new release Thomas & Friends: Steam Team Collection 4-DVD Pack, arrives November 15, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment for only $24.98. Sixteen fun-filled tales - including exclusive content never before seen on TV - take you once to the Island of Sodor to ride along with Thomas and all his engine friends as they play in the rain, make special deliveries, work together and celebrate friendship and good fun.

DVDs Include:

Thomas & Friends: Splish Splash Splosh!
Even when it's wet outside you can still have plenty of fun, especially when you share your adventures with Thomas & Friends! Grab you galoshes and join your favorites engines a they prepare for rainy-day visits, sudsy spills, snowy situations and more in these stories from the Island of Sodor.

Thomas & Friends: Splish Splash Splosh! Bonus Features:

  • Lift and Load Crane Game
  • Counting with Thomas
Thomas & Friends: The Lion of Sodor
Join Thomas as he roars down the tracks with his most special delivery yet, the Lion of Sodor. But can the other engines convince Thomas in time that his special is not a real lion? Hop on board and learn the importance of listening to others in these lionhearted tales.

Thomas & Frirneds: The Lion of Sodor Bonus Features:
  • Determination Karaoke Song
  • Party Train Match Game
  • Timmy Time Bonus Episode: "Timmy's Plane"
Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky
Crank up the fun as the Island of Sodor prepares for the Spring Party. There are engines to mend and decorations to deliver, and Thomas is on the fast track to finish in time. But when there's too much heavy lifting to do, Thomas realizes it take a a team of friends to reach his true destination.

Thomas & Friends: Creaky Cranky Bonus Features:
  • The Sound Song Music Video

Thomas & Friends: Thomas & The Runaway Kite
High-flying fun waits ahead with your favorites engine friends! Get ready to rescue buzzy bees, catch a runaway kite and unwrap the biggest present of all. Thomas is on track to reach new heights in these exciting railway adventures.

Thomas & Friends: Thomas & The Runaway Kite Bonus Features:
  • How Many Shapes Do You See?
  • Find What Doesn't Belong

Thomas & Friends: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set

Thomas & Friends Deliver The Ultimate Holiday Gift For Little Engineers Everywhere!

THOMAS & FRIENDS: HOLIDAY FAVORITES 3-DVD GIFT SET
Available On DVD October 18,2011
From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
A very, merry holiday is right on track when you present your little engineer with the Thomas & Friends: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set, a new collection of adventurous, holiday-themed DVDs featuring Thomas and his engine friends, chugging into stores on DVD October 18, 2011 fro Lionsgate and HIT Entertinment. Whether reveling at the Misty Island Christmas Party, sharing holiday cheer with the Sodor townsfolk or ringing in the holidays with smiles, laughter and song, Thomas & Friends continues to teach timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story.

DVDs Include:

Thomas & Friends: Merry Winter Wish
Thomas has a special delivery for the holidays -- the festive and magical Stor of Knapford! From building snowmen and preparing holiday surprises to attending the Misty Island Christmas party, the more the merrier. Join the fun and celebrate the season when wishes really do come true!

Bonus Features:

  • Sir Topham Hatt's Frosty Friend Game
Thomas & Friends: Ultimate Christmas
This wonder-filled colleciton of seasonal favorites is a chance to experience the joy and magic that the holday season brings to Sodor. Whether it's the engines thinking they've seen Jack Frost for Thomas and the gang extending Christmas kindness to stranded villagers, all the fun arrives just in time.

Bonus Features:
  • 2 Sing-Along Songs
  • 4 DVD Games
  • Read-Along Story
Thomas & Friends: Holiday Express
All Aboard for an unforgettable holiday! When you ride the rails with your jolliest friends, you can expect exciting adventures filled with lucky trucks, surprise parties, adorable snowmen and much, much more. Join Thomas, Henry, Emily and Percy for trainloads of fun and festivites!

Bonus Features:
  • Sodor Sounds Game
  • Cargo Challenge Game

Angelina Ballerina: Holiday 3-DVD Gift Set

Leap For Joy This Holiday Season With The Perfect Gift For Little Ballerinas Everywhere!

ANGELINA BALLERINA: HOLIDAY 3-DVD GIFT SET
Available On DVD October 18, 2011 From Lionsgate AND HIT Entertainment



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Give the gift of dance and good cheer this holiday season with Angelina Ballerina: Holiday 3-DVD Gift Set, a collection of delightful DVDs waltzing into stores October 18, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Celebrate the season with Angelina and all her friends as they prepare for the holiday showcase and learn all forms of dance at Camembert Academy. With games and karaoke, it's the perfect present for little ballerinas everywhere!

DVDs Include:

Angelina Ballerina: Nutcracker Sweet
Waltz into the land of sugar and spice with Angelina as she excitedly prepares to perform the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy in the holiday showcase. But when too many candy canes and fruitcakes give her a tummy ache, she learns that sharing with friends is a lot more rewarding.

Bonus Features:

  • "Prima Ballerina" Puzzle Game
  • "Front Row Seats" Karaoke Song
Angelina Ballerina: Love to Dance
Take center stage with Angelina Ballerina on her first day at Camembert Academy a she learns about new forms of music and dance like jazz, tap and hip-hop. Angelina and her friends quickly discover that becoming a prima ballerina requires collaboration, compromise and commitment.

Bonus Features:
  • "Angelina Says" Game
  • "Get Up and Dance" Karaoke Video
Angelina Ballerina: Ballet Dreams
Join Camembert Academy's shining star, Angelina Ballerina, as she finds her way in a new school, puts together her own show and tries to land a leading role in the Mouskinov Ballet. Angelina blossoms as she adjusts to her new teacher's style and learns the importance of being a patient big sister.

Bonus Features:
  • "Create Your Own Dream Routine" Game

Barney: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set



The Perfect Present For Your Preschooler!


BARNEY: HOLIDAY FAVORITES 3-DVD GIFT SET
Available on DVD October 18, 2011 From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Have a holly jolly holiday with everyone's favorite purple T-rex as her and his friends ring in the joy of the season in Barney: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set, unwrapping in stores October 18, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Spend the night before Christmas at Santa's Workshop, search for the perfect gold star to top the Christmas tree and welcome fellow preschool favorites Bob the Builder, Kipper, Thomas & Friends and Pingu for additional frosty, festive fun.

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, im agining, dancing and learning on television and through digital media, live events, home entertainment, toys, and publishing. The Emmy award-winning series, Barney & Friends is one of the top-rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS and Sprout.

DVDs Include:

Barney: Night Before Christmas - The Movie
Barney and his friends spend the most wonderful time of the year on a magical journey to the North Pole as very special guests of Santa's workshop. With music in the air, and laughter everywhere, it's a dream come true as Santa unveils a holiday treat - his secret toys for Christmas!

Bonus Features:

  • 2 Holiday Read-Alongs - "Barney's Christmas Surprise" and "Barney's Wonderful Winter Day"
  • 10 Sing-Alongs
  • 5 Christmas Songs
  • 8 Interactive Games
  • "Behind the Scenes" - info on kids in the cast, the dinosaurs, producers and educational guide
Barney: Christmas Star
'Tis the season to be jolly with Barney and his friends! The festive fun begins with a joyful journey to find a shiny gold star for the Christmas tree and includes loads of magical, musical merriment along the way. From little drummer boys to "The Night Before Christmas," it is a holiday adventure that features that ten festive songs that the whole family will enjoy!

HIT Favorites: Frosty Friends
Bundle up with your favorite preschool pals in these playful, wintertime tales. Learn the true meaning of Christmas with Barney, build a snowman with Bob, go sledding with Kipper, whistle down the snowy tracks with Thomas and laugh along as Pingu plays hilarious tricks on his winter wonderland friends.


My son loved Barney when he was a preschooler. He used to watch these Christmas and wintry DVDs all the time. He learned the songs and enjoyed the stories. This is a great DVD for any preschooler in your life.

The Barney: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set
 is targeted at children ages 1-5. And the total run time is 157 minutes (with each DVD around 50-60 minutes each).You can get more Barney at www.barney.com, http://www.facebook.com/barney, http://twitter.com/DinoMiteBarney and www.youtube.com/HITBarney. The Barney: Holiday Favorites 3-DVD Gift Set is available in stores and online now.


*Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this DVD for review. All opinions are my own.*

Monday, December 19, 2011

Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas DVD

The Creators Of Wallace And Gromit Ring In Some Holiday "Shear" With Shaun The Sheep

SHAUN THE SHEEP: WE WISH EWE A MERRY CHRISTMAS
Arrives On DVD October 18, 2011
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment





PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Celebrate with Shaun the Sheep as he revels in his first holiday-themed DVD in Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas arriving on DVD October 18, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. The sheep make sure The Farmer isn't alone on Christmas, help to free him from his snowed-in house, take care of Bitzer, find him the perfect new hat and make merry in these seven hilarious episodes -- the perfect way to join Shaun and his barnyard buddies in ringing in some holiday "shear"!

Five minute shorts of the series currently air in the U.S. on the Disney Channel and the series ranks in the top five animated shorts on the network!

DVD SYNOPSIS
'Tis the season to be woolly, with Shaun the Sheep and his farmyard friends. Frolic with the flock as they decorate the farmhouse for The Farmer, watch Bitzer and Pidsley battle for a spot by the fire, join a massive snowball fight and much more in these seven hilarious episodes from the Oscar-winning creators of Wallace and Gromit.

Episodes include:
  • We Wish Ewe A Merry Christmas: Shaun discovers that The Farmer will be spending Christmas Day alone. The animals work through the night festooning the farmhouse with decorations so that The Farmer wakes up to the most magical Christmas that he has ever experienced.
  • Snowed In: Shaun and his buddies awaken to find the farm covered in snow. But while the sheep enjoy themselves in a massive snowball fight, they are all unaware that The Farmer is snowed inside the farmhouse and trying desperately to escape.
  • Fireside Favorite: Bitzer ha caught a cold and The Farmer decides to tuck him up in the house to recover. In doing so, Pidsley the cat is ousted from his favorite spot next to the fire. The mean cat attempts various ways to remove the snotty dog while the sheep do their best to keep Bitzer where he needs to be.
  • An III Wind: The Farmer receives a huge electricity bill and decides to build his own wind turbine to power the farmhouse. As soon as The Farmer's back is turned, Shaun and the flock adapt the noisy new contraption into something much more fun - a ferris wheel. It's not long before The Farmer blows his fuse.
  • Bitzer's New Hat: The Farmer gives Bitzer a horrible new hat. Bitzer is very upset, as he treasured his old hat. The flock rally round to try and cheer him up with a selection of dashing alternative head-gear. Meanwhile, Shaun heads off on an adventure to find out what The Farmer did with the old one.
  • Chip Off The Old Block: The Farmer has taken up sculpting, but unintentionally drops a huge slab of stone on top of Timmy's teddy. Shaun and the flock must struggle and strain to lift the heavy block and retrieve the precious toy.
  • Shirley Whirley: In a big to help move Shirley around the farm, Shaun has the idea of fitting up Shirley with wheels. Using a remote control, Shaun can now maneuver his large friend around easily - until The Farmer's TV remote interferes with the signal causing Shirley to run amuck.
DVD BONUS FEATURES
*Sheep Shearing Game
*Timmy Time Sneak Peak - Timmy's Tune #1


We love Shaun the Sheep here. He's witty, zany, and lots of fun. The Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas DVD is just as great as all his other DVDs...only with a little extra holiday and winter fun. These silly barnyard sheep (and other animals) are always getting into some sort of mischief. But can they get out of it?

The Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas DVD  is great for all ages. The silent sheep appeals to kids and adults alike. The humor has such a broad appeal, your whole family can enjoy it together. You can find more about Shaun the Sheep at www.shaunthesheep.com and www.facebook.com/shaunthesheep. The Shaun the Sheep: We Wish Ewe a Merry Christmas DVD is available in stores and online now.



*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD to review. All opinions are my own.*

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas, Thomas! DVD - {Giveaway - Ends 12/25} (CLOSED)

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Celebrate The Holidays With Thomas & Friends In A Magical Christmas Special!


THOMAS & FRIENDS:

MERRY CHRISTMAS, THOMAS!

Available On DVD, Digital Download And 
On Demand October 11, 2011
From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment




PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Come ho-ho-home to the Island of Sodor and join Thomas and his engine friends for the holidays in Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas, Thomas! releasing on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand October 11, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Join in the festive fun as Thomas, Percy, Gordon and the other engines pick out the best tree, get caught up in the snow and celebrate the holidays in this magical Christmas special. All aboard as Thomas & Friends continues to teach timeless life lessons such as discovery, friendship and cooperation, inviting children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train an the words of a story.

SYNOPSIS
Thomas lights up the tracks in a magical Christmas collection! Climb aboard for adventures and cheer as your favorite engines prepare for a festive celebration. Help Thomas find the grandest tree on Sodor and then join the Logging Locos as they sing the Misty Island Snow Song in the hope of a winter wonderland. As the snowflakes fall, Gordon, Mavis, and Percy will take you to the Steamworks for a special surprise party. 'Tis the season for holiday magic with Thomas & Friends!

Episodes include:
* "Let It Snow"
* "Surprise, Surprise"
* "Percy and the Snowman"
* "Tree Trouble"

DVD BONUS FEATURE
* The Christmas Gift Matching Game

VOD AND DIGITAL BONUS FEATURE
*Thomas Bonus Episode: "Buzzy Bees"

ABOUT THOMAS & FRIENDS
Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son over 65 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages. The #1 blue engine and his friends invite children to enter a world of imagination through the tracks of a train and the words of a story. Children embark on adventures with their engine friends while experiencing timeless life lessons of discovery, friendship and cooperation.

Thomas & Friends is the Number One preschool toy property in the UK, a position it has held for the past 11 years. It remained the Number One preschool toy license in the US for 10 straight years and has been the Number One preschool entertainment brand in the US since 2009. The unrivaled popularity of the global brand continues with Thomas also being the Number One preschool toy license in Germany and Australia, as well as the Number One foreign preschool brand in China, Japan and Korea.

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Kids love Thomas, and kids love Christmas. So a DVD called Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas, Thomas! is perfect. We love holiday related movies with our favorite characters, and Thomas is one of those favorites here. It's snowy and it's Christmastime with Thomas. He and his friends will take your kids on a great adventure. Plus the bonus game will give them a little extra fun time with their pal Thomas.

The Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas, Thomas! DVD is targeted at children ages 2-5. This video runs about 50 minutes long. You can find more Thomas games, information and products at www.thomasandfriends.com and http://www.facebook.com/thomasandfriends. Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas, Thomas! DVD is available in stores and online now. And you can enter to win a copy by entering in the Rafflecopter form below!

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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this DVD to review. All opinions are my own.*

Angelina Ballerina: Dancing On Ice DVD + {Giveaway - Ends 12/25} (CLOSED)

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Get your little dancers ready. They will be thrilled to have the new holiday Angelina Ballerina: Dancing on Ice DVD. Just in time for winter, you can have your little ballerinas dancing along to this fun DVD.



Angelina Ballerina Skates To Stardom In This All-New DVD!



ANGELINA BALLERINA: DANCING ON ICE


On DVD, Digital Download And On Demand

October 11, 2011

From Lionsgate And HIT Entertainment

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
It's an "ice" time to be a dancer! Angelina, Alice and all of Camembert Academy prepare for the big ice show in delightful new Angelina Ballerina: Dancing on Ice, skating onto DVD, Digital Download and On Demand October 11, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Whether learning a difficult new dance, looking for lost skates, juggling two events at the same time, or creating an original project for "Make-It-Up-Day," the mouselings always strive to put their best toe forward!

SYNOPSIS
Some sparkling performances are coming to Camembert Academy on the ice and on the dance floor! Angelina, Alice and all of their mouseling friends know the importance of practice for the big show. But when Angelina's skates go missing, will she find them in time for her ice skating solo? And will AZ ever learn how to do the "Cheese Roll" like his Granddad taught him? With help from her friends and some creativity, Angelina discovers the magic of working together in this very special treat!

Episodes:
* "Angelina's Lost Ice Skates"
* "Angelina and Alice's Big Night"
* "Angelina's Cheese Roll"
* "Angelina's Lunch Table"
* "Angelina and Gracie's Creative Day"

DVD BONUS FEATURE
Polly's Picture Matching Game



For preschoolers there's just something loveable and fun about Angelina Ballerina. Get into the Christmas spirit and see how Angelina can dance on ice too. Your kids will enjoy this DVD. It runs about an hour long and is targeted at children ages 2-7 years old. And you can learn more and find fun activities and games at www.angelinaballerina.com and http://www.facebook.com/angelinaballerina. You can buy Angelina Ballerina: Dancing on Ice in stores and online now.

To win a copy of Angelina Ballerina: Dancing On Ice DVD for your little dancer, just enter in the Rafflecopter form below.


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*Disclaimer: I received this DVD to review. All opinions are my own.*

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Barney: A Very Merry Christmas - The Movie DVD {Giveaway - Ends 12/21} (CLOSED)

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Barney and his friends are always singing, dancing and having a good time. Isn't that the holiday spirit? You know their joy will carry over into the Christmas mood in their DVD Barney: A Very Merry Christmas - The Movie.


Join Barney On A Magical Adventure To Santa's Workshop In This All-New Holiday Special!



BARNEY: A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS - THE MOVIE

Available on DVD, Digital Download And On Demand 


October 11, 2011

From Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Give the gift of friendship this holiday season with Barney: A Very Merry Christmas - The Movie, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand October 11, 2011 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Join Barney and Baby Bop on their journey to Santa's Workshop where they learn that the true spirit of Christmas is the joy of giving and caring for others.

Trusted by moms and adored by children, Barney displays sharing, caring, imagining, dancing and learning on television and online and through live events, home entertainment, toys and publishing. The Emmy award-winning series, Barney & Friends is one of the top=rated preschool shows today, airing on PBS KIDS and Sprout.

SYNOPSIS
A very merry celebration is about to begin! Join your favorite purple dinosaur as he travels to the North Pole to discover the wonders of Santa's workshop, decorates the Christmas caboose and teaches Baby Bop that the magic of Christmas is about giving, not receiving. Barney makes all of our Christmas wishes come true with dino-sized friendship and fun in this festive holiday movie!

DVD BONUS FEATURE
Barney's Christmas Carols

VOD AND DIGITAL BONUS FEATURE
"Glad To Be Me" Bonus Episode


I'm sure your kids are getting very excited about Christmas. It's just around the corner...only 11 days left! Now when they get too out of control, you can turn on Barney: A Very Merry Christmas - The Movie. It's just under an hour long, which is just enough time for you to whip up a batch of Christmas cookies (or enjoy a glass of wine with a few cookies from the store). And they will enjoy the Christmas adventures that Barney takes them on. This DVD is targeted at children ages 1-5 years old. You can find Barney: A Very Merry Christmas - The Movie DVD in stores and online now. And you can get it just in time for an easy stocking stuffer this Christmas!

You can enter to win a copy of Barney: A Very Merry Christmas - The Movie DVD here. Just enter in the Rafflecopter form below.


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Doodle Darlings Review + {Rafflecopter Giveaway - Ends 12/21} (CLOSED)

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If you're searching for a unique, and really cute, baby gift idea, look now further. I was immediately impressed when I was first introduced to Doodle Darlings. Stay at home mom, Megan Kochanski, turned these fun little doodles she made for her daughter into onesies and matching stuffed animals.

The Doodle Darlings onesies come in sizes from newborn to 18 month. You can get your choice of Snap Dragon the Dinosaur, Laurie the Lion, Bramble the Bunny, and Honey Suckle the Horse. And the onesies are made of organic cotton. They are very soft and perfect for cuddling your little one. The drawings on the tops are great. I love that each animal is unique too.

The stuffed animals match the onesies. You can get the Snap Dragon the Dinosaur, Laurie the Lion, Bramble the Bunny, and Honey Suckle the Horse. I think the animals are even cuter in person than the photos. They are all about 6 inches or so tall. Just right for little kids to play with. My son loves having the stuffed animals in his bed.

We loved all the stuffed Doodle Darlings and the onesie was perfect for my little niece. She rocks that cute bunny. ;) You can purchase all of these from their online store- http://www.thedoodledarlings.com/. And when you order from Doodle Darlings 10% of your purchase amount will be donated to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

And one of you can win a prize pack like I did. It includes a onesie of your choice + all 4 Doodle Darling animals! Just enter in the Rafflecopter form below.



*Disclaimer: I received this product to review. All opinions are my own.*

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Monday, December 12, 2011

Twister Mania Kinect for Xbox 360 Game Review

We found a fun "party" game that the whole family can enjoy together. The new Twister Mania for Xbox 360 is perfect for kids who want to move and have fun playing. With the Kinect for Xbox 360 you are the game piece with your body. Twister was such a fun, classic game and this is a fun new twist in Twister Mania.




                              
MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES TWISTERMANIA
ON KINECT FOR XBOX 360 IS NOW AVAILABLE IN STORES EVERYWHERE
Re-imagine the iconic game of Twister® as you twist, bend, and squeeze in this uninhibited laugh-out-loud party game
Edison, N.J.—November 1, 2011—Majesco Entertainment, an innovative provider of video games for the casual market, announced today that its full-body motion game, TWISTER™ Mania, exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, is available now, just in time for the holidays. Majesco Entertainment has teamed up with Hasbro™, one of the largest toy companies in the world, to add a digital twist to one of Hasbro’s premier brands that is a worldwide phenomenon in over 37 countries. 

TWISTER was one of the first games where you used your body as the game piece.” said Jesse Sutton, CEO, Majesco Entertainment. “TWISTER™ Mania is the perfect marriage of this all-time favorite game brand and the Kinect technology, as now your body is the game piece AND the controller. We know families and friends will have laugh-out-loud fun while playingTWISTER™ Mania this holiday season while enjoying the game’s new play patterns and amazing functionality.”

TWISTER
™ Mania
 on Kinect for Xbox 360 combines the colorful, expressive and cooperative gameplay of the iconic TWISTER® board game and transforms it for the video game generation. Twist into fun with friends and family in this light-hearted, fast-paced game that supports up to eight players with deep gameplay, three game modes with 16 different variations and over 1,800 shapes to twist in to! Don’t hold back as you duck, squeeze, twist and move your body to match your opponent’s silhouette, knock down blocks against the clock and fill in thousands of crazy shapes of all sizes and themes!

TWISTER is an iconic brand that is woven into the fabric of pop culture,” said Mark Blecher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of digital media and marketing at Hasbro.  “The Kinect technology makes TWISTER Mania come to life and allows kids and adults to enjoy uninhibited full body fun in a whole new way."

Developed by Naked Sky, TWISTER™ Mania is rated E for Everyone and available now for the suggested retail price of $49.99.  For more information about TWISTER™ Mania, please visit www.twistermaniagame.com. For more information about the iconicTwister® board game or any other Hasbro™ properties, please visit www.hasbro.com.
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About Majesco Entertainment Company
Majesco Entertainment Company is a leading developer and publisher of video games for the mass market.  Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games on all leading console and handheld platforms as well as online, social networks and mobile devices.  Product highlights include Zumba® Fitness, Cooking Mama™, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Hulk Hogan’s Main Event.  The company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ with offices in San Francisco, CA, Bristol, UK, and a social games development studio in Foxboro, MA.  More info can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/majesco.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio.  From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY.  The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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We do not have a Xbox in our house, but my parents have one so we took the Twister Mania game over there to play. Zachariah was very excited when he saw the game box, because it has some screen shots on it. He saw the "Hole in the Wall"-type game they have and was so happy to try that first. There are many ways to play and 4 game challenges. You can choose from Shape Frenzy, Twist &Fit, Break It Down and Spot On.

I am very happy that Twister Mania is rated E for everyone. I can feel good about playing it and letting my son play this whenever he wants as well. And this game makes a great party game since up to 8 people can play it! It's perfect for all your holiday parties and family get-togethers.

You can find Twister Mania for Kinect Xbox 360 in stores and online now.




*Disclaimer: I received this product to review. All opinions are my own.*

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Dove Nourishing Oil Hair Care Line Review


Dove has a great new line of hair care products- Dove Nourishing Oil Care. Now you can make friends with your unruly hair. And it's hard to tame your mane with this cold, dry weather in winter, but you won't have to worry about that when you're using the Dove Nourishing Oil products this year. And Dove is running a contest right now that you can help with. Here's a little more about it:


OVERCOME UNPREDICTABLE HAIREVERY DAY WITH THE HELP OFDOVE® HAIR AND RASHIDA JONES

“Make Friends with Your Hair” for a chance to star in a national Dove® TV ad

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Now women everywhere can finally make friends with their dry, unpredictable hair. Dove® Hair Care has teamed up with actress Rashida Jones to launch the Dove® “Make Friends with Your Hair” campaign. The campaign invites women to share their most unpredictable hair stories to help them end their frustration with unmanageable hair that has a mind of its own. Three real women will have their hair transformed by Dove® Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend with one starring in a national Dove Hair TV ad.
One in three women experiences dry, rough and frizzy hair that is unpredictable and frustrating to manage. Rashida Jones will address the issue and dramatize the humorous, yet real, relatable struggles that women face with their hair in a series of fun ads to inspire women to participate in the campaign. Thanks to the new Dove® Nourishing Oil Care collection, which takes care of dry, rough and frizzy hair, women can now have soft, smooth and shiny hair every day.
“When I’m on the set or just on the go, like most women, I have dealt with the frustration of dry, rough and frizzy hair that seems impossible to manage,” said Jones. “But by sharing our experiences, women can learn from one another and find simple ways to take control of their tricky hair issues.”
THE DOVE® “MAKE FRIENDS WITH YOUR HAIRCAMPAIGN
Dove® and Rashida Jones are inviting women across America to make friends with their hair as two in three women (67 percent)¹ describe their dry, unpredictable hair as having “a mind of its own.” Women can enter the campaign by creating a video up to 90 seconds sharing how their hair has an alter ego by telling a story, acting out a humorous scene or even singing an original song. Three finalists will win a VIP trip to New York and a hair transformation by Townsend. America will then have the opportunity to vote on DoveHair.com/friends and Facebook.com/Dove for their favorite finalist to star in a Dove® Hair TV ad.
  • September 19, 2011 – October 20, 2011 – video entries will be accepted at DoveHair.com/friends.
  • November 9, 2011 – three finalists will be announced and America can vote for their favorite through November 28, 2011.
  • Early December 2011 – selected finalist will be notified.
  • Mid December 2011 – Dove® Hair ad will air on national TV.

Women have a variety of other ways to get involved, hear stories and share their own:
  • Facebook.com/Dove: Fans can interact with one another, ask questions and view how-to hair videos with Dove® Celebrity Stylist Mark Townsend.
  • Twitter (@Dove): Dove® followers can interact with Dove® Hair Care and join a #DoveHairCare “Twitter Party,” where they can discuss their hair struggles and win Dove® Hair Care™ products and other prizes.
  • DoveHair.com/Friends: Everyone can view humorous videos and TV ads depicting women’s bad hair experiences, featuring Rashida Jones.

“Dove® Hair is the expert in dry, damaged hair and understands the different kinds of hair issues women face every day,” said David Rubin, Dove® Hair Care Marketing Director. “Dove® Hair is committed to helping women have beautiful hair.”
DOVE® HAIR TO THE RESCUE
Unpredictable hair is not just a once-in-a-while occurrence for most women, Rashida Jones included. In fact on average, women face three days of dry, unpredictable hair every week.²
“Women experience dry, unpredictable hair and are looking for an easy solution they can achieve themselves,” said Townsend. “I recommend Dove® Nourishing Oil Care Collection to help women maintain the soft, smooth, shiny look they desire.”
The Dove® Nourishing Oil Care collection with Weightless Nutri-Oils – a unique blend of natural almond, coconut and mineral oils – takes care of dry, rough and frizzy hair. Dove® Nourishing Oil Care is the only U.S. brand to formulate hair care products with this combination of oils. When used as a system – along with the shampoo, conditioner and leave-in smoothing cream – it smoothes up to 100 percent of roughness and frizz for soft and shiny hair.
For more information and to view the rules for “Make Friends with Your Hair,” visit www.DoveHair.com/Friends.
About Dove®
Dove, manufactured by Unilever, is the No. 1 personal wash brand nationwide. One in every three households uses a Dove product³, which includes beauty bars, body washes, face care, anti-perspirant/deodorants, body mists, hair care and styling aids. Dove Men+Care™ is the newest range of products from Dove, developed specially for men. Dove is available nationwide in food, drug and mass outlet stores.
About Unilever North America
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods with strong operations in more than 100 countries and sales in 180. With products that are used over two billion times a day around the world, we work to create a better future every day and help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. In the United States, Canada and the Greater Caribbean (Trinidad & Tobago, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico) the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Becel, Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Blue Band, Breyers, Caress, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, fds, Good Humor, Hellmann’s, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, OMO, Pond’s, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Ragu, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemm√©, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever employs more than 13,000 people across North America – generating nearly $10 billion in sales in 2010. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.comwww.unilever.ca, or www.unilevercaribbean.com.
About Dove® Make Friends with Your Hair Contest
NO PURCHASE NECESSARYOPEN ONLY TO WOMENWHO ARE LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATESAND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 18 OR OVEREXCLUDINGSAG MEMBERSINTERNET ACCESS REQUIRED. Dove “Make Friends with Your Hair” Contest Period: The Dove “Make Friends with Your Hair” Contest begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on September 19, 2011 and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on October 20, 2011 (the Dove “Make Friends with Your Hair” Contest Period”). Public voting begins 12:00 p.m. ET on November 7, 2011 and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on November 28, 2011 (the “Voting Period”).
About Dove® Make Friends with Your Hair Study
All statistics are a result of the August 2011 Dove® Make Friends with Your Hair study conducted by StrategyOne, an applied research consulting firm. The online survey was completed by 1,000 women in the U.S. between the ages of 18-65 who have experienced problems with dry hair over the past 12 months.


  1. Dove Hair Care Study, national survey of 1,000 women 18-65, conducted by StrategyOne (August 2011)
  2. Dove Hair Care Study, national survey of 1,000 women 18-65, conducted by StrategyOne (August 2011)
  3. AC Nielsen (2010)



I have been using the Dove Nourishing Oil Care shampoo and conditioner for a little while now. I like that they keep my hair from drying out and getting frizzy with the weather we're having right now. And when I pair the Leave-in Cream and Anti-Frizz Serum with the others, it really helps me out. I love how shiny and silky my hair feels after I've used all the products and dried it. So pretty too!

It may be silly to some, but other than the way the Dove products worked in my hair I noticed something else. The design of these bottles is great. I like that the shampoo and conditioner are in the same style of bottle, but the shampoo opens on top and conditioner on bottom. That makes them so much easier to use.

Be sure to check out the Dove contest finalists. This week they will be revealing the new Dove Real Woman to appear in the latest Dove TV ad. There is still a little time left to go to the Dove Facebook page and vote for your favorite video. And you can check out their how-to videos with hair tips from celebrity stylist Mark Townsend at  www.dovehair.com/friends.

You can find the new Dove Nourishing Oil Hair Care line in your local stores, such as Walgreens.



*Disclaimer: I received this product to review. All opinions are my own.*