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Disney's The Lion King Releases on Digital Oct. 11 and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™ Oct. 22 #Giveaway #DisneyLionKing #Sponsored

10/18/19
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The Lion King is Available Now on Digital 4K Ultra HD™ & Movies Anywhere and On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on October 22nd. Head on over to DadBlogsAbout.com to learn more about this brand-new release.
THE LION KING – Featuring the voices of James Earl Jones as Mufasa and JD McCrary as Young Simba, Disney’s “The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau. © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Are you a fan of Disney's The Lion King?  My kids love the animated version and are so excited to finally see The Lion King live-action film which is now available on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Oct 22nd.  Keep reading more about the film, download some free activity pages from The Lion King, and enter our giveaway!


About the Film

Be prepared: Disney’s “The Lion King,” the worldwide phenomenon that brought the Pride Lands’ iconic characters to life in a whole new way, arrives on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere Oct.11 and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD Oct. 22. Directed by Jon Favreau, the summer blockbuster, which reigned supreme with audiences worldwide — earning over $1 billion at the global box office and an A CinemaScore — journeys home with all-new bonus features, music videos and an exclusive extra for Digital consumers.

In “The Lion King,” pioneering filmmaking techniques bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother — and former heir to the throne — has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. 

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.


The Lion King is Available Now on Digital 4K Ultra HD™ & Movies Anywhere and On 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on October 22nd. Head on over to DadBlogsAbout.com to learn more about this brand-new release.
THE LION KING – Featuring the voices of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Donald Glover as Simba and John Oliver as Zazu, Disney’s “The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau. © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


The Lion King Bonus Features

PRE-SELL BONUS:
  • Perfecting the Pride – Join the filmmakers on their research trip to Africa as they immerse themselves in the real world of “The Lion King.”  From the animals in the pride, to the smallest of insects and the grasslands in the savanna, experience the attention to detail that brought the film to life.
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:
  • Pride Lands Pedia –Dung beetle shares the importance of his “roll” in the African Savanna in a fun, bug’s eye view of the land and its inhabitants.
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL BONUS:
  • The Journey to “The Lion King” 
    • The Music – Go inside the studio with the cast and crew as they work to honor and elevate The Lion King’s beloved music.
    • The Magic – Discover how the filmmakers blended the traditional filmmaking techniques with virtual reality technology to create amazing movie magic.
    • The Timeless Tale – Filmmakers and cast reflect on the story that has moved generations and share how this Lion King carries a proud legacy forward.
  • More to Be Scene – Recording studio and layer-by-layer progressions of some of most iconic moments in “The Lion King.”
    • “Circle of Life” – Peel back the layers of effects and go behind the scenes of this iconic musical moment from the film
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” – See all the effects, talent and fun that went into creating this vibrant version of “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” for the movie
    • “Hakuna Matata” – Join Donald Glover (Simba), Seth Rogen (Pumbaa) and Billy Eichner (Timon) in the studio for the making of this memorable scene.
  • Music Videos
    • “Never Too Late” (lyric video) by Elton John
    • “Spirit” performed by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • Filmmaker Introduction
  • Audio Commentary – By Director Jon Favreau.
  • Song Selection
    • “Circle of Life”
    • “I Just Can’t Wait to be King”
    • “Be Prepared”
    • “Hakuna Matata”
    • “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
    • “Spirit”
    • “Never Too Late”
  • Protect the Pride –Director Jon Favreau, the Lion Recovery Fund and conservationists highlight efforts to protect the majestic lions and their home.



The Lion King Cast and Crew

“The Lion King” stars Donald Glover (“Atlanta,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story”) as future king Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter (“Dreamgirls,” “Lemonade” visual album) as Simba’s friend-turned-love-interest Nala, and James Earl Jones (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Field of Dreams”) as Simba’s wise and loving father, Mufasa, reprising his iconic performance from Disney’s 1994 animated classic. Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange”) portrays Simba’s villainous uncle Scar, and Alfre Woodard (“Juanita,” Marvel’s “Luke Cage”) plays Simba’s no-nonsense mother, Sarabi. JD McCrary (OWN’s “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes,” Apple’s “Vital Signs”) voices Young Simba, a confident cub who can’t wait to be king, and Shahadi Wright Joseph (NBC’s “Hairspray Live!” Broadway’s “The Lion King”) brings tough cub Young Nala to life.
John Kani (Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” “Coriolanus,” Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War”) is the wise baboon Rafiki, and John Oliver (HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) was tapped as hornbill Zazu, Mufasa’s loyal confidant. Seth Rogen (“Sausage Party,” “Neighbors”) lends his comedic chops to naive warthog Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner (“Billy on the Street,” FX’s “American Horror Story”) delivers the know-it-all meerkat Timon. Scar’s hyena allies include Florence Kasumba (Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”) as Shenzi, Eric André (Adult Swim’s “The Eric André Show,” FXX’s “Man Seeking Woman”) as Azizi, and Keegan-Michael Key (“Predator,” Netflix’s “Friends from College”) as Kamari.
“The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man”) and produced by Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Edge of Tomorrow”) and Karen Gilchrist (“The Jungle Book,” “Chef”). Jeff Nathanson (“Catch Me If You Can,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”) penned the screenplay based on the 1994 screenplay by Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts and Linda Woolverton. Tom Peitzman (co-producer “Kong: Skull Island,” “Alice in Wonderland”), Julie Taymor (director “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Broadway’s “The Lion King”) and Thomas Schumacher (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”) are executive producers, and John Bartnicki (“The Jungle Book,” “Chef”) is co-producer.
The award-winning team of artists tapped to bring the African savanna and its animal inhabitants to life includes visual effects supervisor Robert Legato, who conceived the virtual production on “Avatar,” won Academy Awards for his work on “The Jungle Book,” “Hugo” and “Titanic,” and was nominated for an Oscar for his work on “Apollo 13,” and Oscar-winning animation supervisor Andrew R. Jones (“The Jungle Book,” “Avatar,” “World War Z”). MPC Film’s VFX supervisors are Adam Valdez (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”), who won an Oscar for his work on “The Jungle Book,” and Elliot Newman (“The Jungle Book,” “Fast & Furious: Supercharged”). MPC Film was instrumental in bringing each character to life and building the movie’s full CG environments, as well as working with filmmakers to develop the virtual production technology.


Our Thoughts:

My two daughters loved seeing Simba and Nala looking so realistic as lion cubs.  The opening scene where they hold up baby Simba brought out lots of "aw" and "he's so cute!"  They also loved singing along with familiar songs from the original.

For me,  the live-action version felt a little strange watching what looked like real lions on the screen start moving their mouths and talking or singing.  The original animated film really fit; but the translation to live-action was a little weird for me.  I can't quite put my finger on it, but something just felt a little off.

It was also a bit long and slow going to hold my five year old's attention.  We had to watch it in two parts.  

The Lion King live-action film wasn't our favorite live-action remake.  We didn't love it as much as Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, or Aladdin.  But it did make us want to watch the animated version all over again!  

{Sometimes it takes a few views for a movie to grow on you.} 


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Giveaway:  

3 winners will receive a digital code for The Lion King

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This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 11/4/19 at 11:59 EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter.  One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  NO PO BOXES PLEASE.


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Frozen 2 Holiday Gifts at Build-a-Bear Workshop @buildabear #Sponsored #Frozen2

10/17/19
This post is sponsored by Build-a-Bear Workshop. 


Frozen 2 Collection at Build-a-Bear Workshop
New Disney Frozen 2 Inspired Furry Friend Collection Available at Build-A-Bear Workshop
including Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven


Are you as excited as we are about the new Frozen 2 film coming to theaters November 22nd?  Your kids will be even more thrilled to know that all of their favorite friends from Frozen are back at Build-A-Bear Workshop®!

Build-A-Bear Workshop® has launched a new collection of Disney Frozen 2 furry friends, outfits and accessories inspired by the highly-anticipated film.  These Frozen 2 Holiday gifts are sure to be a hit with your Frozen fans!

Join Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven on their magical journey by making your own Disney Frozen 2 furry friends! Experience fun, interactive activities based on the movie and an extra-special Frozen 2 heart ceremony when you make a Frozen 2 stuffed animal.


Choose from these Disney Frozen 2 Furry Friends:

  • Disney Frozen 2 Anna Inspired Bear: You'll make lots of frozen memories with this bear's sparkly purple fur and paw pads. Add Anna’s signature Arendelle outfit, wig and accessories to dress this fearless friend for her adventure to the North.
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  • Disney Frozen 2 Elsa Inspired Bear: This teddy bear has white fur with sparkly specks and icy blue paw pads. Prepare for an unforgettable journey together by dressing your soft toy in its own outfits and accessories.
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  • Happy Hugs Teddy Disney Frozen 2 Kristoff Gift Set: Happy Hugs Teddy looks like a true outdoorsman in this Disney Frozen 2 Kristoff gift set! This classic teddy bear is ready to explore the kingdom of Arendelle in its bear-sized Disney Frozen 2 Kristoff outfit, which includes boots, pants and a detailed vest.
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  • Disney Frozen 2 Olaf: The friendliest snowman in all of Arendelle is here to give you a great big hug! Disney Frozen 2 Olaf is naturally outgoing with a smile that will melt your heart. This Disney Frozen 2 Olaf stuffed animal keeps it cool with a fun snowflake pattern on his fur.
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  • Online Only Disney Frozen 2 Sven*: As Kristoff's loyal friend and sleigh-puller, Sven the reindeer is known for his lovable personality and big heart. This online only Disney Frozen 2 plush has big antlers with soft fur and he wears a colorful harness.            

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Frozen 2 Ana and Elsa 

We received sister bears Ana and Elsa in their travel outfits.  These new outfits are so pretty and detailed!  The boots have velcro making them easy to put on and take off.  Ana and Elsa have adorable faces and super soft cuddly bodies.

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Both girls love their "stuffies" and can't wan't wait to bring them to the theater to watch Frozen 2 next month!

Frozen 2 plush at Build-a-Bear Workshop


There are other fun Frozen 2 accessories including an Ana or Elsa wig, a Frozen 2 bear carrier, Frozen 2 pajamas, slippers, and more.

Disney Frozen 2 Furry Friends and Accessories:


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Which Frozen 2 friends and accessories are your favorite?

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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 10/15

10/15/19

This has been a very busy week.  Do you feel like it should be Friday by now?  I do. Check out our great giveaways to make the week fly by.

Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

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Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting DVD #Giveaway #Sponsored #SesameStreet #ThisIsMyStreet

10/14/19
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Sesame Street has been a part of my childhood and I love that my kids have grown up with the show too!  We have also made some wonderful family memories at Sesame Place over the years.

Can you believe that Sesame Street is celebrating its 50th anniversary?  I can't imagine raising my kids without this wonderful educational children's television show.

Read on to learn more and enter our giveaway of Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting on DVD.

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Spanning the beloved show’s 50-year history, the collection offers five-and-a-half hours of songs, celebrity appearances, new and classic segments with the Sesame Street Muppets, and never-before-seen outtakes

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The first disc in this very special 2-disc set features some of the greatest Sesame Street moments from yesterday and today: fan-favorite animations like “Ladybug Picnic” and “Pinball Number Count”; new and classic songs from Kermit the Frog’s soulful “It’s Not Easy Being Green” to will.i.am’s empowering anthem, “What I Am”; and timeless interactions between children and the Sesame Street Muppets. 

50 Years and Counting will also let fans revisit Sesame Street’s many unforgettable celebrity appearances: Patti LaBelle putting a glamorous spin on the alphabet song; Amy Poehler teaching the gang new vocabulary words; R.E.M.’s joyful rendition of “Furry Happy Monsters”; Ricky Gervais trying -- and failing -- to sing Elmo to sleep; and other guest appearances made pop culture headlines while embodying Sesame Street’s inclusive lessons and values.

The second disc is an exclusive collection of the most iconic “Street Story” segments from Sesame Street’s 50-year history. With help from kids’ favorite characters, the early childhood experts behind Sesame Street helped generations of families tackle big conversations through little moments like these: the neighborhood’s poignant farewell to Mr.Hooper; the dramatic reveal of Big Bird’s not-so-imaginary friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus; and the debut of Julia, the first Sesame Street Muppet with autism. 

50 Years and Counting also lets fans revisit the lighter side of the Street: Super Grover’s many crash-landings, Bert and Ernie’s classic comedy-duo antics, moments with human friends like Bob, Maria, Luis, Susan, and Gordon, and much more. There are even a few never-before-seen outtakes with Jim Henson and other original performers! With over five-and-a-half hours of content from all five decades of the beloved show, 50 Years and Counting offers something for everyone – from the very young to the young at heart. 

Customers who buy the set at select retailers will also receive an exclusive Sesame Street frame, while supplies last. The frame features fan-favorite characters and is the perfect place to house a 2”x 3” photo of a special Sesame Street fan.  

Sesame Street’s yearlong 50th anniversary celebrates the timeless lesson that Sesame Street has always taught: everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, is equally deserving of respect, opportunity, and joy. Throughout 2019, families everywhere can join all their furry and feathered friends in celebrating Sesame Street’s past, present, and future with a nationwide road trip, celebrity- and fan-fueled social media campaigns, new social impact initiatives, and a star-studded primetime special that will kick off the show’s 50th season.

Fans are encouraged to share their favorite Sesame Street memories across social media this year using the hashtag #ThisIsMyStreet.








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Three readers will win a copy of Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting on DVD





This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 10/28/19 at 11:59 EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter.  One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  NO PO BOXES PLEASE.


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Top Gifts for Downton Abbey Fans #DowntonAbbey #GiftGuide

10/9/19
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Are you looking for gift ideas for the Downton Abbey fan in your life?  These Downton Abbey gifts are on my own wish list for the holidays.   I've been a Downton Abbey fan from the beginning and have searched for books, ornaments, board games, and more from the series.

From tea to the new Downton Abbey film on Blu-ray, we've got you covered!

What Downton Abbey gift idea is your favorite?



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