Things are about to get very odd…! PBS Distribution announced recently that they will release “ODD SQUAD: THE MOVIE” on DVD. This is the first-ever movie from the multiple Emmy-winning live-action PBS KIDS series from The Fred Rogers Company. My 5 year old is a huge fan of this show – and my husband and I are too. She has learned so much from it. It is a show that we really enjoy watching all together as a family. Even our 4 year old likes it. This movie has made a great addition to our DVD collection, and I highly recommend it for anyone with younger kids.
My daughters love the PBS Kids show Super Why. It has been one of their favorites since it came out. We have a collection of their DVDs and so they were really excited to see a new one coming out that features Woofster, Whyatt’s puppy! This fun-filled DVD titled Puppy Power includes four puppy-packed adventures. Join Woofster and the Super Readers for exciting adventures where they save other troubled pets, explore a comic book that Whyatt created called “The Missing Princess of Pet City,” and learn to concentrate by overcoming distractions! This collection of stories features tons of new furry friends and will inspire kids to go on reading adventures.
Put on your dancing shoes! PBS Distribution is releasing eight stories from the PBS KIDS Emmy® Award-winning WORDWORLD series on the new DVD “LET’S MAKE MUSIC!” Join the WordFriends as they sing, dance, and learn about letters and words. In this new DVD, kids can watch the WordFriends build words such as PIANO, BELL, HORN, GUITAR, TUBA, and DRUM. “LET’S MAKE MUSIC!” will be available on DVD January 17, 2017. My girls and I received an advance copy and it is amazing! Definitely one of our favorite WordWorld DVDs. We added this to our DVD collection in our mini-van for longer car rides and the girls are thrilled.
While at The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco (on Walt Disney’s birthday!) I was lucky enough to see an advance screening of the first two episodes of Mickey and the Roadster Racers. I knew instantly that this was a show my daughters were going to love. There was so much of the classic Mickey in it, with a great mix of newer stuff – like you get in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. This show is going to be an immediate hit – I am already eager to start collecting the toys and watching more episodes with my girls. I am super excited to be able to share it with them when it premiers on January 15th! I also got to chat with Mark Seidenberg and Rob Laduca (the executive producers) about the show after watching it. They are such great guys – and I could tell that they love the Mouse and his pals as much as I do! Our conversation with Mark and Rob was amazing. I felt like they really took us in to their world. They explained to us about how they started doing what they do, how they met, and about how much Mickey Mouse and Disney mean to them.
My family loves The Lion Guard. I remember watching The Lion King with my brother and sister when I was a little girl and it has always been one of my favorite films. It still makes me cry. So when The Lion Guard came out, I knew it was a show I had to start watching with my daughters. We are officially hooked – and even DVR it to make sure we do not miss an episode. We were all thrilled to receive an advanced copy of the latest DVD, Life in the Pride Lands – and it became an instant hit for long car rides in the van. My girls are obsessed with this show (and I don’t mind one bit!).
When I was in San Francisco for the Rogue One Event, I got to experience many amazing things. Everything was incredible, but one of my favorite things was watching two never-before-seen episodes of Star Wars Rebels. We found out that they loosely tied in to Rogue One and that Forest Whitaker himself was joining the cast voicing Saw Gerrera (who he plays in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story). We were some of the first people to see these episodes – and they blew me away! I am a fan of the show, so this was a big deal to me. (Insider tip – be ready for Click-Clack guys, you are going to love him!). After watching these, we got to chat with Executive Producer, Dave Filoni. This interview is probably one of my favorites to date – he was so personable and super fun to talk with!
My girls LOVE Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir. In fact, this Christmas, under the tree was filled with Miraculous toys, clothes, and of course, the latest DVD. Now, my 5 year old knows her Miraculous, so she knew this DVD was not supposed to be out yet. The look on her face was incredible – because she was not expecting it at all. Sometimes I really do feel blessed because of “job perks” that I get – and seeing her open this up was one of the best of the year!
Disney’s newest princess comes to DVD with the release of Elena of Avalor: Ready to Rule just in time for the Holidays! Join Elena as she learns about being a princess who will one day become a queen and rule her kingdom. She’s saved her kingdom from an evil sorceress who was trying to destroy Avalor, but that was the easy part! Elena’s journey leads her to understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience and compassion, the traits of all truly great leaders.
Taking place between THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and RETURN OF THE JEDI, this new Lego Star Wars series follows a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact – the Kyber Saber –he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. The Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters and discover the strength of family.
I have been keeping a secret from you – I am already on my way to San Francisco to check out Skywalker Ranch, The Walt Disney Family Museum, interview the cast of Rogue One, and so much more! This is a dream come true trip and I have been dying to tell you all about it! Here are all the details of what (and who!) I will be seeing during my trip to San Francisco from 12/3-12/5. Be sure to follow along with these hashtags on social media so that you do not miss any of the fun: #RogueOneEvent, #StarWarsRebelsEvent, #MickeyRacersEvent, & #PinocchioBluray