Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Fairy Tale Week on Disney Junior!

Next week is Little Einsteins Fairy Tale Week on Disney Junior and to celebrate, they'd like to hear from you about your own Little Einstein! Beginning Monday, November 28, the Disney Junior Facebook page will feature a special "My Little Einstein" tab where you can upload a photo of your child and tell them what makes him or her a Little Einstein. Each day they will feature a new "Little Einstein of the Day" as their profile picture on Facebook.

Below is the schedule for next week's Fairy Tale themed episodes of Little Einsteins on Disney Junior:

Monday, November 28
10:00 a.m. ET/PT "Sleeping Bassoon"
10:30 a.m. ET/PT "Annie and the Beanstalk"

Tuesday, November 29
10:00 a.m. ET/PT "Brothers and Sisters to the Rescue"
10:30 a.m. ET/PT "Little Red Rockethood"

Wednesday, November 30
10:00 a.m. ET/PT "The Puppet Princess"
10:30 a.m. ET/PT "Go Team!"

Thursday, December 1
10:00 a.m. ET/PT "The Glass Slipper Ball"
10:30 a.m. ET/PT "Sleeping Bassoon"

Friday, December 2
10:00 a.m. ET/PT "The Wind-Up Toy Prince"

Mom Discount for Disney on Ice!

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Discount good for the following shows only:

Staples Center-
Wed. DEC. 14 ★ 7:30 PM#
Thu. DEC. 15 ★ 7:30 PM#
Fri. DEC. 16 ★ 11:00 AM# & 7:30 PM*
Sat. DEC. 17 ★ 11:30 AM*, 3:30* & 7:30 PM*
Sun. DEC. 18 ★ 11:30 AM*, 3:30* & 7:30 PM*

Honda Center-
Tue. DEC. 20 ★ 7:30 PM#
Wed. DEC. 21 ★ 1:00# & 7:30PM#
Thu. DEC. 22 ★ 11:30 AM#, 3:30# & 7:30 PM#
Fri. DEC. 23 ★ 1:00# & 7:30 PM*
Sat. DEC. 24 ★ 1:00* & 4:30 PM*
Sun. DEC. 25 ★ 4:30 PM*

Citizens Business Bank Arena-
Wed. DEC. 28 ★ 7:30 PM#
Thu. DEC. 29 ★ 12 NOON# & 7:30 PM#
Fri. DEC. 30 ★ 11:30 AM#, 3:30# & 7:30 PM*
Sat. DEC. 31 ★ 11:30 AM* & 3:30 PM*
Sun. JAN. 1 ★ 2:30 PM*

Long Beach Arena-
Wed. JAN. 4 ★ 7:30 PM#
Thu. JAN. 5 ★ 7:30 PM#
Fri. JAN. 6 ★ 11:00 AM# & 7:30 PM*
Sat. JAN. 7 ★ 12 NOON*, 3:30* & 7:30 PM*
Sun. JAN. 8 ★ 12 NOON*, 3:30* & 7:30 PM*

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Winter Wonderland at the Malibu Country Mart!

The Malibu Country Mart, California’s premier luxury retail center, will be decked out in its holiday finest to feature a variety of festive, family-friendly events during the first three weekends in December.

Each Saturday in December, prior to Christmas Eve, visitors can participate in complimentary, holiday-themed, family-friendly activities, just steps from the beautiful beaches of Malibu. Santa wouldn’t get very far without his trusted friends Dasher, Prancer and Vixen, who will be making a special cameo appearance at the Malibu Country Mart this year. This is the only location from Malibu to Hollywood to get up close and personal with REAL, LIVE REINDEER. Children of all ages will be able to interact with the antlered creatures by petting them, feeding them, and taking photos with Santa’s furry helpers.

Santa will also be there to grant good little girls and boys their holiday wishes, while carolers roam the property spreading holiday cheer. Children can also take part in other holiday merriment such as cookie decorating and stocking and dreidel decorating, while Mom and Dad go shopping for very special gifts and clothing at the unique retailers located throughout the Malibu Country Mart.
Winter Wonderland Schedule

Saturday, December 3
’Tis the Season! Come to the Cookie Decorating Party (1:00 - 4:00pm)
and stay for the Tree Lighting Ceremony (5:00pm)

Saturday, December 10
Photos with Santa (Noon – 3:00pm), Strolling Carolers (1:00 – 3:00pm)
and the Stocking and Dreidel Decorating Party (1:00 – 3:00pm)

Saturday, December 17
Photos with Santa (12:00 – 3:00pm), Strolling Carolers (1:00 – 3:00pm)
and Santa’s Reindeer visit the Malibu Country Mart (Noon – 4:00pm)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Beauty & The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Disney released Beauty & The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Special Edition on Blu-ray and DVD today! To celebrate, I wanted to share with you a few Beauty & The Beast themed Holiday recipes and crafts.
To download these fun activities, just click HERE.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure!


Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Space Adventure is now available on DVD! Martian Mickey from Mars was a hit in our home. The Combo Pack DVD set includes a standard DVD, a Digital Copy and Glow in the Dark Stickers. As you can see by this picture, my kids really enjoyed the stickers!
Check out the trailer below:

Friday, November 18, 2011

Prep & Landing is Coming to DVD!!!

Disney's Prep & Landing arrives on DVD next Tuesday, November 22nd and I couldn't be more excited! I fell in love with Wayne and Lanny the moment I saw them. I have been dying for Disney to offer Prep & Landing on DVD and I can't believe that it is finally here! Disney has also included a bunch of equally hilarious and entertaining Bonus Clips to keep the festivities going.

My kids know that when Prep & Landing is on...Christmas can't be too far away! I couldn't imagine celebrating the Holidays without my two favorite little elves. Don't even get me started on the Reindeer!!! Have you seen the part where they are trying to land safely during a storm? Hysterical!!!

Here's a teaser if you've never watched Prep & Landing before:


Mark your calenders and get your copy of Prep & Landing on DVD next week! It is the perfect stocking stuffer!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Ultimate Gamer's Holiday Gift Guide 2011! (Revised)

With Christmas quickly approaching, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of my favorite video games for this Holiday Season. It's no surprise that this will definitely be a gamer's Christmas. There are so many new titles available now and, in no particular order, here is my list of all the MUST HAVE video games that I'm sure your little Gamer is wishing for right now! (I've also included a few titles for the BIGger Gamer in your home!)

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures for Kinect by Microsoft retails for $49.99
*Kinect: Disneyland Adventures will allow children & Disney fans of all ages to explore Disneyland park, enjoy immersive adventures based on popular attractions, engage in challenging quests, and interact with beloved Disney characters using their full bodies and voices, no controller required.

Kinectimals Now with Bears for Kinect by Microsoft retails for $49.99
*Joining the original feline cubs, now play with cuddly bear cubs as you solve a new mystery on an undiscovered island! Share exciting adventures and fun challenges as you teach your best friends new tricks using your voice and body to interact naturally with them.

Spongebob Surf & Skate Roadtrip for Kinect by THQ retails for $49.99
*Hit the sand and surf with SpongeBob and his best pal, Patrick, for some super boarding escapades! Ride mondo waves and winding waterways, and skate gnarly seaside streets and ramps for hours of challenges that'll test your awesome boarding skills. SpongeBob's Surf & Skate Roadtrip is non-stop action!
Disney Universe by Disney Interactive retails for $49.99
*Disney Universe is an off-the-wall non-stop action adventure where Disney worlds and characters mix up for the first time. Suit up in iconic costumes and face challenges in legendary Disney worlds. Defeat enemies, collect coins, unlock new costumes & explore with friends as you battle in a mix-up of worlds inspired by numerous Disney and Pixar films.

Cars 2 by Disney Interactive retails for $39.99
*Inspired by the DisneyPixar animated film, Cars 2: The Video Game lets players jump into the Cars 2 universe with some of their favorite Cars personalities in exotic locations around the globe. Players can choose to play as Mater & Lightning McQueen, as well as some brand new characters.

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure by Activision retails for $69.99 (starter pack w/ 3 figures)
*Bring your toys to life in the new innovative adventure game, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, where players collect and use real-world interaction figures that are teleported directly into the game by placing them on a magical Portal of Power.

The Sims 3 Pets by Electronic Arts retails for $49.99
*Create pets, from loyal dogs to daring kitties and determine their looks and personality traits. Then embark on adventures with your Sims and their pets, like uncovering relics and solving mysteries. With control of your pets, you can enjoy whole new ways to enrich or mess with your Sims' lives!

Family Game Night 4 The Game Show by Electronic Arts retails for $39.99
*Experience the fun and excitement of the popular TV show right in your own living room! This time you're playing with larger-than-life pieces in re-imagined versions of your favorite Hasbro games.

Monopoly Collection by Electronic Arts retails for $39.99
*Hasbro's #1 family game is back with 2 games for the price of 1. Build your real estate empire in Classic Monopoly or watch the streets evolve and come alive in Monopoly Streets.

Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It by Electronic Arts retails for $39.99
*Showcase your knowledge with more than 7,000 fascinating questions based on today's current events, pop culture and more.

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster for Kinect by Warner Bros. Interactive retails for $49.99
*Join your favorite Sesame Street characters and friendly new monsters on a journey filled with discovery, learning, and fun! Each chapter is full of life lessons, including friendship, sharing and conquering fears.
I have no doubt your gamers will enjoy all of these titles just as much as mine! Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!

Disney Junior Makes Every Birthday Extra Special!

DISNEYJUNIOR.COM UNWRAPS A MAGICAL NEW BIRTHDAY EXPERIENCE

Parents can Surprise their Child with a Personalized Birthday Phone Call and Animated Video Greeting from a Favorite Disney Junior Friend

Children’s birthdays are meant to be magical and DisneyJunior.com has launched a special new birthday experience to make it all possible – with a little help from Disney Junior friends Mickey, Minnie and Jake! Available now on DisneyJunior.com the “It’s Your Birthday!” Celebration is an exciting new program for parents to create a memorable Disney Junior-inspired birthday for their child.

The program is free and easy! By signing up for the “It’s Your Birthday!” Celebration at DisneyJunior.com/Celebration, parents can schedule a personalized birthday greeting for their child in the form of an animated video greeting and/or phone call from Mickey, Minnie or Jake, from the popular Disney Junior animated series "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.” Phone calls from the Disney Junior friends include the child’s name. The animated video is personalized with the child’s name, age and photo to make for a truly memorable birthday experience. Starting five weeks before the child’s birthday, parents will receive email reminders with instructions on how to set up the phone call and animated video delivery.

Parents will also receive new ideas for celebrating their child’s big day including party tips, recipes for yummy treats, printable paper crafts and fun online birthday activities for kids, all featuring Disney Junior friends. These include:

· “Ahoy Me Hearty Come to My Party” invitations
· Minnie’s Polka Dot Cookies
· Disney Junior Friends Coloring Pages
· Disney Junior Birthday Videos
· Disney Junior Happy Birthday Party game

To view a video about the new DisneyJunior.com “It’s Your Birthday!” Celebration, click here.

The Disney Junior programming block on Disney Channel reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. It invites mom and dad to join their child in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids age 2-7. Disney Junior’s animated and live action series blend Disney’s unparalleled storytelling and characters kids love deeply with learning, including early math, language skills, healthy eating and lifestyles, and social skills.

Radio Disney's Festival of Giving!

RADIO DISNEY ENCOURAGES KIDS AND FAMILIES TO GIVE BACK THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE LAUNCH OF ITS FIRST ANNUAL "FESTIVAL OF GIVING," DECEMBER 3 AND 4
--Local Radio Disney Stations in Over 30 Markets Bring Multiple Charities Together for a Convenient Way to Give Back--

Radio Disney, the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families, is making it easy for kids and families to give back this holiday season with the launch of its first annual "FESTIVAL OF GIVING." On DECEMBER 3 AND 4, Radio Disney stations in over 30 markets are bringing multiple charities together in their local communities to create a convenient way for kids and families to help others this holiday season. "Festival of Giving" kicks off Radio Disney’s Project Family initiative, inspiring families to spend time together in an effort to make a lasting, positive change at home, in their community and the world at large.

All 31 "Festival of Giving" events will have a variety of organizations on-site to take donations including Toys for Tots, Salvation Army, The Humane Society, local food banks and animal shelters among others. Each event will be hosted by Radio Disney’s local stations and will feature music, interactive entertainment and prizes.

The "Festival of Giving" events taking place on December 3 will be hosted at the following locations:

Dallas, Texas 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
City of Frisco’s Simpson Plaza in Frisco Square with AM 620
Charities: CASA of Collin County, Miracle League of Frisco and Frisco Family Services

Boston, Massachusetts 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Marblehead Christmas Walk with AM 1260
Charities: Marblehead Food Pantry and Making Ends Meet
Atlanta, Georgia 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Atlantic Station with AM 590
Charities: Humane Society of Atlanta, Toys for Tots, Children’s Healthcare Network of Atlanta and Atlanta Community Food Bank

Houston, Texas 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
CityCentre with AM 1590
Charities: TBD

Detroit, Michigan 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Westland Shopping Center with AM 910
Charities: Westland Veteran’s Association, Michigan Humane Society, Toys for Tots and Forgotten Harvest

Phoenix, Arizona 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Outlets at Anthem with AM 1580
Charities: AZ Heroes to Hometowns, Salvation Army and The Al Maag Toy Foundation

Tampa, Florida 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tampa’s Curtis Hixson Park with AM 1380
Charities: Toys for Tots and Metropolitan Ministries

Minneapolis, Minnesota 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Rosedale Center in Roseville with AM 1440
Charities: Salvation Army, Read to Feed the Mind and Pillsbury United Communities

Miami, Florida 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Miami Children’s Hospital Palmetto Bay Outpatient Center with AM 990
Charities: Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation

Denver, Colorado 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Streets of SouthGlenn with AM 1690
Charities: Salvation Army, Toys for Tots and Boys & Girls Club of Denver, Mi Casa and Ronald McDonald House Denver

Cleveland, Ohio 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Crocker Park with AM 1260
Charities: Salvation Army, The Up Side of Downs of Greater Cleveland, Achievement Centers for Children, Purrfect Companions Cat Sanctuary, Berea Children’s Home and Family Services, Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland and Family Promise of Greater Cleveland

Orlando, Florida 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oviedo Mall with AM 990
Charities: A Gift for Teaching, Christian Help and Oviedo Rotary

Orlando, Florida 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Winter Garden Village with AM 990
Charities: A Gift for Teaching, SPCA of Central Florida, Matthew’s Hope, Christian Help and Toys for Tots

St. Louis, Missouri 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chesterfield Valley with AM 1260
Charities: St. Louis Area Food Bank, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army and Five Acres Animal Shelter

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Century III Mall with AM 1250
Charities: Arthritis Foundation, Salvation Army and Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

Charlotte, North Carolina 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Carolina Place Mall with AM 1480
Charities: Humane Society, Salvation Army and Second Harvest Food Bank

Kansas City, Missouri 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Legends Outlets Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas with AM 1190
Charities: Hillcrest Transitional Housing, Toys for Tots and Heartland SPCA

Salt Lake City, Utah 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Shops at Riverwoods with AM 910
Charities: Kids On The Move, No More Homeless Pets in Utah, Utah County Food Bank, Salvation Army, The Christmas Box House, Head Start and The Adoption Exchange

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Shops of Grand Avenue with AM 1640
Charities: Hunger Task Force

San Antonio, Texas 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Huebner Oaks with AM 1160Charities: San Antonio Food Bank, Toys for Tots, Animal Defense League and SAMM Ministries

Little Rock, Arkansas 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Promenade at Chenal with 99.5 FM
Charities: Reach Out & Read Arkansas, The Miracle League of Arkansas, Arkansas Food Bank, The Salvation Army and Pulaski County Humane Society

Richmond, Virginia 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
West Broad Village with AM 1290
Charities: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond and Central Virginia Food Bank

The "Festival of Giving" events taking place on December 4 will be hosted at the following locations:

New York, New York 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Queens Center in Elmhurst with AM 1560
Charities: TBD

Los Angeles, California 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Beeman Park in Studio City with AM 1110
Charities: Pet Orphans, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bookends, LAPD North Hollywood Division, North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry, St. Charles Borromeo Church Food Pantry and Operation Uplift

Chicago, Illinois 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Gurnee Mills Mall with AM 1300
Charities: PAWS Chicago with additional charities TBD

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Shops at Liberty Place in The Rotunda with AM 640
Charities: Salvation Army, Operation Homefront, Operation Warm, Police Athletic League and Cradles to Crayons.

San Francisco, California 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Shops at Tanforan in San Bruno with AM 1310
Charities: Parca and The Second Harvest Food Bank

Seattle, Washington 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Marketplace at Factoria with AM 1250
Charities: Food Lifeline, Seattle Humane Society, Treehouse for Kids and Salvation Army

Miami, Florida 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
West Kendall Toyota with AM 990
Charities: Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation

Sacramento, California 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fountains at Roseville with AM 1470
Charities: Placer SPCA, News10 Coats for Kids, Placer Food Bank, Peace for Families and Toys for the Troops Kids

Portland, Oregon 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cedar Hills Crossing Mall with AM 1640
Charities: Goodwill, Oregon Food Bank, Washington County Animal Shelter and KGW Great Toy Drive

Indianapolis, Indiana 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Feld Entertainment’s Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus at Conseco Fieldhouse with 98.3 FM
Charities: Toys for Tots and Shepherd Community Center

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Shops at East Towne Square in Mequon with AM 1640
Charities: Toms and Toys for Tots

Albany, New York 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Clifton Park Center with AM 1460
Charities: Toys for Tots, Saratoga County Animal Shelter Annex, Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kinect: SpongeBob's Surf and Skate Roadtrip

Grab your Board and get ready to Shred!!!

Whether you're catching waves or catching air...this new game for Kinect is gnarly:


SYTYCM says it's a Christmas Must Have!

Dinosaur Train's New "Nature Tracker" Episodes!

DINOSAUR TRAIN’S NEW “NATURE TRACKERS” EPISODES AIR NOVEMBER ON PBS KIDS

“Nature Trackers” Episodes Encourage Kids to Get Outside, Get Into Nature and Make Their Own Discoveries

The PBS KIDS EMMY®-nominated animated children’s series DINOSAUR TRAIN®, will premiere new episodes November 14-18, 2011 on PBS KIDS to encourage preschoolers to get outside, get into nature and make new discoveries by featuring the all new “Nature Trackers Club.”

DINOSAUR TRAIN is an educational and inspiring preschool series that has been a prominent source of fostering early childhood development while entertaining millions of 3-6 year olds since it premiered in 2009. The series mission is to introduce all kids to the joy of paleontology and discovery. The new “Nature Trackers” episodes have a special focus on inspiring viewers to get into nature and make new discoveries. The four-episode run begins with Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don building a beachside clubhouse, and the “Nature Trackers Club” is born. The “Nature Trackers Club” will be featured throughout season two of DINOSAUR TRAIN, and highlights activities such as respecting nature, observing creatures and plants, and collecting natural objects.

The Jim Henson Company is also encouraging DINOSAUR TRAIN fans to join the “Nature Trackers Club.” Launching in November 2011, kids and their parents can visit pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain to download “Nature Trackers” activities and receive a free DINOSAUR TRAIN surprise to celebrate their achievement.

Throughout the week of November 14-18, 2011 new storylines will follow Buddy, Shiny, Tiny and Don as they make their own discoveries in nature (check local listings).

· “Stargazing on the Night Train/Get Into Nature!” Premieres Monday, November 14

The Pteranodon family rides a special “Night Train” to another part of the Cretaceous Time Period, where they meet a Troodontid “cousin” of the Conductor’s, Sidney Sinovenator, who knows more about the stars than anyone. Sidney takes the family up to his favorite stargazing spot, “Starry Hill,” and teaches the kids why the stars seem to move across the night sky. Then, when the kids build their own version of a nest on the beach, they get the idea to turn their beach nest into a clubhouse. Shiny thinks that a clubhouse needs a club, and the “Nature Trackers” club is born! The kids decide to make their club about getting outside, getting into nature and making new discoveries. The only problem is: which kid is in charge of the club?

· “Shiny and Snakes / Tiny Loves Flowers” Premieres Tuesday, November 15

Shiny gets over her fear of snakes when Tiny challenges the “Nature Trackers” to meet the ultimate snake: the Sanajeh, a huge Cretaceous snake from what is now India. Dad takes the kids on the DINOSAUR TRAIN to find Sana Sanajeh, who may be huge, but turns out to be quite friendly. Once Shiny and Sana become friends, Shiny returns home with the knowledge that snakes aren’t scary – they’re just another part of nature! Tiny is horrified when her favorite buttercups wilt, so Mom takes her and the family to the Big Pond, where she remembers seeing lots of buttercups in bloom. On the way there, the Conductor gives the kids a visual lesson in “Nature’s Life Cycle,” explaining how a flower grows, blossoms, then wilts, and returns its seeds to the ground, to start the cycle all over again. Tiny finds her flowers at the Big Pond, both blooming and wilting, and can see nature’s life cycle in action.

· “Buddy Explores the Tyrannosaurs / Rainy Day Fight” Premieres Wednesday, November 16

Buddy, an adopted T. rex, wishes he knew more about his T. rex ancestors. So, Dad takes him and Tiny on the DINOSAUR TRAIN back to the early Cretaceous, to visit an ancestor: an earlier version of Tyrannosaurus rex called Raptorex. Rodney Raptorex is a kid who won’t grow up to be as big as Buddy will, but the two boys find that they not only have a lot of differences, they have a lot in common, too. The kids are stuck cooped up in the nest for a long, rainy spell which leads to them fighting. Mom tells them that the rain has stopped enough that they can leave the nest but she gives them an assignment: to go find their own “calm space,” where they can calm down enough to get along with each other again. It works – each kid finds something in nature that helps him or her to calm down and be friends again.

· “That's Not a Dinosaur / Tiny's Garden” Premieres Thursday, November 17

The kids visit the Big Pond to attend the Biome Block Party. While attempting to win the leaf-necklace contest, Keenan Chirostemotes claims the Pteranodon siblings can't compete for the prize for "dinosaur" with the most leaves because they are not dinosaurs. This launches the kids into a song called "That's Not a Dinosaur", as all the non-dinosaurs sing their piece. In the end, the game rules are changed to include all creatures, even non-dinosaurs, in all the contests! The “Nature Trackers” go on a visit to the Big Pond, where Tiny hopes to see her favorite flowers. The Conductor tells her that if the kids gather seeds at the pond, they can bring them home and plant a garden full of those same flowers at the family nest! The kids all get into it, gathering seeds and bringing them home, where they plant a garden, and meet its new inhabitants, including Sammy, a friendly slug, who explains that slugs, spiders, and butterflies all help to make a garden complete.

Disney On Ice is coming to So Cal!

The Toys are Back in Town! DISNEY ON ICE presents
DISNEY• PIXAR’S TOY STORY 3
Coming to the Southland

Toy Story 3, the Academy Award®-winning smash hit blockbuster, is so hot it’s cool as everyone’s favorite toys take to the ice in Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3! An accomplished creative team and a cast of world-class skaters are bringing Woody, the pull-string cowboy; space ranger Buzz Lightyear; Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl; and the rest of the Toy Story gang to fans and families around the country in this all-new, high-energy ice spectacular.
Inspired by the #1 animated movie of all time, Toy Story 3, and memorable moments from Toy Story and Toy Story 2, everyone’s favorite characters are hitting the ice in this sensational live production coming to the Southland! Catch all the heroic action when Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and the Toy Story gang escape from the rambunctious tots of Sunnyside Daycare and race for home, in their most daring adventure ever. Plus a few new faces join the fun, including Barbie’s groovy bachelor Ken and Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear. It’s the biggest Toy Story experience ever on ice, jam-packed with fast-paced adventure such as Buzz’s galactic battle with Emperor Zurg and a hoe-down on the set of “Woody’s Roundup.” Relive the humor, friendship and charm of Toy Story when Disney On Ice presents Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3 takes family fun to infinity and beyond!Wednesday, December 14, 2011 – Sunday, January 8, 2012

Los Angeles - Staples Center: Wednesday, December 14 – Sunday, December 18
1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90015
o Wednesday, December 14 – 7:30pm
o Thursday, December 15 – 7:30pm
o Friday, December 16 – 11:00am, 7:30pm
o Saturday, December 17 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
o Sunday, December 18 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Orange County - Honda Center: Tuesday, December 20 – Sunday, December 25 2695 E. Katella, Anaheim, CA 92806
o Tuesday, December 20 – 7:30pm
o Wednesday, December 21 - 1:00pm, 7:30pm
o Thursday, December 22 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
o Friday, December 23 – 1:00pm, 7:30pm
o Saturday, December 24 – 1:00pm, 4:30pm
o Sunday, December 25 – 4:30pm

Inland Empire - Citizens Business Bank Arena: Wednesday, December 28 – Sunday, January 1
4000 Ontario Center Parkway, Ontario, CA 91764
o Wednesday, December 28 – 7:30pm
o Thursday, December 29 – 12:00pm, 7:30pm
o Friday, December 30 – 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
o Saturday,December 31 – 11:30am, 3:30pm
o Sunday, January 1 – 2:30pm

Long Beach - Long Beach Arena: Wednesday, January 4 – Sunday, January 8
300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802-4825
o Wednesday, January 4 – 7:30pm
o Thursday, January 5 – 7:30pm
o Friday, January 6 – 11:00am, 7:30pm
o Saturday, January 7 – 12:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm
o Sunday, January 8 – 12:00pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Tickets are priced from $16, $21, $26, $45 (VIP) and $70 (Front Row)
Opening Night tickets available for only $12 each (not valid for premium seating)
All seats are reserved and available at the venue Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Muppets are getting Viddy with it!

DISNEY’S “THE MUPPETS” COME ALIVE ON THE SMALL (IPHONE) SCREEN WITH VIDDY
Innovative New MuppetsPackTMLets Fans Create Videos with Favorite Muppet Characters

In anticipation of the soon-to launch film Disney’s “The Muppets,” Disney and Viddy, the leading mobile social video app, today launch The Muppets PackTM. Featuring some of the beloved Muppets brought to life in 15-second video clips, the Muppet Pack offers fans a unique opportunity to create personalized interactive video clips with their favorite characters. Available via the iPhone Viddy app, the easy to use one-click effects and soundtrack give fans the opportunity to interact with the Muppets on film and get creative with producing their own video content.

Now available via Apple’s iTunes Store, the Viddy app features The MuppetsPackTM, which was custom created in partnership with Disney. Featuring high-level motion production effects, the app brings high-resolution Muppets to an iPhone screen for use anywhere, anytime.These effects will feature Kermit, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Miss Piggy, and many more. Viddy users can capture & create 15-second video on their iPhones, apply the MuppetsPackTM of their choice and instantly share their artistic content via Viddy, as well as with share options for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and email. Users can also embed the clips in their own websites or blogs.

Also launched today is Muppets.Viddy.com, a centralized place on the web to view the exceptional content others are creating from around the globe featuring all Muppets Viddy content. The development of The Muppets PackTM on Viddy is a trendsetting move. It showcases how films like Disney’s “The Muppets” are leading the way with social network campaigns and interactive tools like Viddy to enhance audience engagement and promote films.

To use the app, download Viddy free: http://www.itunes.apple.com/us/app/viddy/id426294709 and create a custom Muppets clip of your own!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Only...My MYA!

Mimi Sue, Mimi Sue, I don't know just what I would do without Mimi...cuz she's my Mimi Sue!!!
This is a song I have sang to my daughter since the day she was born! The moment she arrived and my eyes met hers, I was completely and hopelessly in love with her. She made me melt. The face of an angel. She has changed so much in 4 years. She's stubborn, opinionated, demanding, passionate, loving, sweet, playful, happy and crazy! I wouldn't change a single thing about her because all of these ingredients make up the best little Princess in the world. I look forward to watching her grow into a strong and ambitious young lady. The world is definitely hers and I have no doubt she'll know exactly what to do with it.
Mya, you are my heart and soul! I thank GOD for the day he gave me you and your equally insane brothers. Your brothers love you very much. You are their rock. Enjoy your special day my love and just know that Mommy will always be here for you. You have all my love.
Happy Birthday Doll Face!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Disgusting FUN with Doctor Dreadful Zombies!

My kids were extremely excited to test out a new product from one of my most favorite toy manufacturers, Spin Master Toys. Doctor Dreadful Zombies is a Zombie Lab that looks gross, but tastes great! This disgustingly wonderful Zombie Lab comes with everything your little Mad Scientist will need in order to create the most squeamishly yummy experiments.
Check out this video of my kids concocting Zombie Barf!


For more experiments visit www.doctordreadful.com.
Disclosure: I was not paid or compensated for this post. I was given a sample of the product in order to facilitate my review. These are just my two cents!

Cars 2 and Winnie the Pooh are back!

THE EL CAPITAN THEATRE WELCOMES THE RETURN OF
DISNEY•PIXAR’S “CARS 2” and DISNEY’S “WINNIE THE POOH”

Exciting Limited Engagement Theatrical Release Of Two Of This Year’s
Animated Favorites!

The Walt Disney Studios proudly announced today that the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood will host a limited return engagement of two of this year’s most popular animated feature films, “Cars 2” (in Disney 3D) and “Winnie the Pooh.”

Beginning Friday, November 4th, and running through November 20th, “Winnie the Pooh” will show daily at 10:45 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 4:10 p.m., and “Cars 2” in 3D will screen at 7:00 p.m.

Additionally, each screening of “Cars 2” will be preceded by a new Pixar animated short, “La Luna,” and each screening of “Winnie the Pooh” will be preceded by the Disney animated short, “The Ballad of Nessie.”

As a special bonus before each screening of “Winnie the Pooh,” Winnie the Pooh himself will appear live on stage! In addition, The El Capitan Theatre will exhibit pieces of extraordinary art that went into the making of these films. There will also be a special “Winnie the Pooh” breakfast at 9:15 on Saturdays and Sundays.

For tickets and showtime information please visit http://www.elcapitantickets.com.com.

Minnie's Bow-Toons on Disney Junior!

Disney Junior is launching a new short-form series called "Minnie's Bow-Toons" starring Minnie Mouse. "Minnie's Bow-Toons," follows the adventures of Minnie Mouse and her good friend Daisy Duck as they run Minnie's Bow-Tique, a specialty shop stocked only with colorful bows and bow ties. The series premieres with a new episode airing at 8:55 a.m., ET/PT each day during Minnie's birthday week, NOVEMBER 14 – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 on Disney Channel and DisneyJunior.com.

Here is an EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK at the premiere episode, Leaky Pipes:


In honor of Minnie's birthday, Disney Junior will be airing a block-long marathon featuring the new shorts and Minnie-centric episodes of "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" on Minnie's actual birthday Friday, November 18 from 8:55 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET/PT, as well as the following day Saturday, November 19 from 6:30 – 9:00 a.m., ET/PT.

Fans can also log on to DisneyJunior.com/Minnie to play Minnie-themed games and download new coloring pages, as well as see a special sneak-peek of the following day's episode before it premieres on air!

Disney Cars 2 AppMATes by Disney Interactive Studios

Disney Interactive Studios has done it again! Have you seen the Disney Cars 2 AppMATes for the iPad? These have got to be the coolest Mobile Application Toys ever! With the Disney Cars 2 AppMATes you can bring the world of Disney/Pixar Cars to life right on your iPad.

Check out this video:


SYTYCM says this is a Christmas Must Have!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Max and Ruby: Bunny Party in Long Beach!

Koba Entertainment proudly welcomes the newest addition to its family of touring musicals -- Max & Ruby: Bunny Party! It's a surprise party for someone special, and bunny siblings Max and Ruby have a-million-and-one things to do before the big event. Join in the fun as they embark on a musical bus ride to East Bunnyhop General Store, where they deliberate on what to buy for the Super Duper Special Birthday Guest. Max & Ruby never quite want the same thing and their plans always collide -- with hilarious results!

Back at home, Louise arrives with her beauty kit and everyone gets a makeover -- even Max! When everything is all set for the party, Ruby discovers some uninvited guests including an engaging Robot, a giant Spider, and an adorable Slug. Who could the mystery guest be? Find out by joining Max & Ruby in this lively theatrical production adorned with exquisite costuming, rich colorful sets, and original songs that will have the whole audience singing and hopping along. Celebrate the universal nature of sibling relationships with Max & Ruby: Bunny Party!


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