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Toy Story 4 Review {No Spoilers} & Activity Sheets #ToyStory4 #Sponsored

6/27/19
Thank you to Allied IM Philly for tickets to see Toy Story 4.  All opinions are mine.



Toy Story 4
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The Toy Story franchise has been a part of my parenting journey for the last seventeen years.  My son was the first to become obsessed; his favorite was Buzz Lightyear.  He begged for a Toy Story themed room so we painted the walls blue with a Buzz Lightyear border, a rocketship mirror, a matching bed set with curtains, and glow in the dark stars.  

AK became obsessed with Jessie and Bullseye.  I remember going to the Disney outlet to find her a Jessie doll just like the movie with the pullstring.  AB also loves Jessie, but after seeing the latest film, Toy Story 4, she fell in love with Bo Peep, Forky, Ducky and Bunny.  She has even requested a Toy Story 4 birthday party.

Going into Toy Story 4, I wasn't sure what to expect.  After Toy Story 3 {and sobbing my eyes out over Andy going away to college}, I thought the story was complete.  But I went into the theater with hope and excitement to see what Disney came up with next.

What can I say about Toy Story 4? 

Toy Story 4
NEW FRIEND! – In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Bonnie makes a new friend in kindergarten orientation—literally. When Forky—Bonnie’s craft-project-turned-toydeclares himself trash and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. Featuring the voices of Tony Hale and Tom Hanks as Forky and Woody, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

It was funny, well-crafted, and the new toys are {with the exception of the dummy dolls} darling.  Forky is hilarious and really stole the show.   The creepy looking dummy dolls weren't as scary as I thought they would be.   Mind you, they are still creepy and may scare young toddlers.  My four year old didn't even have to hide her eyes. The Gabby Gabby doll reminds me a lot of the doll my mom always talked about growing up named Chatty Cathy.

Duke Caboom, voiced by Keanu Reeves, was also pretty funny.  Every time I saw him on screen and heard him speak, I was taken back to the early 90's to Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.  I love me some Keanu.

Toy Story 4
CLOSE QUARTERS – In Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4,” Bo Peep takes Woody to a secret hangout within the antique store—the inside of a vintage pinball machine—where a lot of toys go to socialize. Featuring Annie Potts and Tom Hanks as the voices of Bo and Woody, “Toy Story 4” opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.

Was it Family-Friendly?

Yes, I didn't notice any issues with language or violence.  The dummy dolls are creepy and may frighten the younger kids, but my four year old was not as scared as I anticipated.

Will I need Tissues?

It depends.  I expected to see more of Bonnie going to Kindergarten and needing to bawl my eyes out.  But I didn't.  It was a bit of an emotional ending, so you can bring tissues if you think you'll need them.


Will there be another Toy Story movie?

I don't know.  But I hope so!


My family loved every minute and we left the theater wanting more.  Toy Story 4 is definitely a movie you should see in theaters if you can.  I already know we're going to buy the blu-ray and watch it a gazillion times, it's that good.  



Activity Sheets






ABOUT “TOY STORY 4”:
Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So, when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash” and not a toy, Woody takes it upon himself to show Forky why he should embrace being a toy. But when Bonnie takes the whole gang on her family’s road trip excursion, Woody ends up on an unexpected detour that includes a reunion with his long-lost friend Bo Peep (voice of Annie Potts). After years of being on her own, Bo’s adventurous spirit and life on the road belie her delicate porcelain exterior. As Woody and Bo realize they’re worlds apart when it comes to life as a toy, they soon come to find that’s the least of their worries. Directed by Josh Cooley (“Riley’s First Date?”), and produced by Mark Nielsen (associate producer “Inside Out”) and Jonas Rivera (“Inside Out,” “Up”), Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” ventures to U.S. theaters on June 21, 2019.
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Tuesday #Giveaway Linky 6/25

6/25/19
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Summer is in full swing!  Check out these great giveaways this week.

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. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! 

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

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Disney's Live action Dumbo Bluray


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2018 Regal Cinemas $1 Summer Movie Schedule #SummerMovieExpress

6/21/19
Summer will be here before you know it.  If you're looking for some budget-friendly family entertainment, you'll be excited to hear about this year's Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Schedule!

Select Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will offer selected PG rated movies for only $1 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.  (Schedule varies by location)  Search your specific theater's schedule by putting in your zip code.   All movies are family-friendly rated G or PG.


2018 Regal Summer Movie Express Schedule


Week 1
Hop
Max

Week 2
The Iron Giant
Curious George

Week 3
Despicable Me
Ice Age: Collision Course

Week 4
Storks
Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Week 5
Despicable Me 2
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Week 6
The Lego Movie
Alvin and the Chipmunks

Week 7
Sing
The Peanuts Movie

Week 8
The LEGO Ninjago Movie
Ferdinand

Week 9
The Secret Life of Pets
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Week 10
The Lego Batman Movie
Trolls

Week 11
Minions
The Boss Baby

Week 12
Paddington 2
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Week 13
Despicable Me 3
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Week 14
Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Kung Fu Panda 3

Stop by the Regal Summer Movie Express page for more details!

2019 Regal Summer Movies Only $1



Regal Cinemas has started their Summer Movie Express program for 2019.   If you're looking for a fairly cheap way to keep the kiddos entertained this summer, you can bring them to a movie for only $1 admission (per person) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 AM.  All movies are family-friendly rated G or PG.

Start dates vary depending on your location.


Each week, both movies play on both days and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.

Here is an example of the schedule from Regal Oaks, PA


Week 1
Tue. Jun 18 to Wed. Jun 19
Both movies play on both days
Week 2
Tue. Jun 25 to Wed. Jun 26
Both movies play on both days
Week 3
Tue. Jul 02 to Wed. Jul 03
Both movies play on both days
Week 4
Tue. Jul 09 to Wed. Jul 10
Both movies play on both days
Week 5
Tue. Jul 16 to Wed. Jul 17
Both movies play on both days
Week 6
Tue. Jul 23 to Wed. Jul 24
Both movies play on both days
Week 7
Tue. Jul 30 to Wed. Jul 31
Both movies play on both days
Week 8
Tue. Aug 06 to Wed. Aug 07
Both movies play on both days
Week 9
Tue. Aug 13 to Wed. Aug 14
Both movies play on both days



To find a participating theater in your area, visit Regal Summer Movie Express.  See you at the movies!

Disney's Live Action Dumbo Blu-ray June 25th Plus #Giveaway #Sponsored #DumboBluray

6/20/19
This is a sponsored post, all opinions are mine.

This an exciting month for Disney fans!  Not only are we celebrating the 70th anniversary of Cinderella, but we are also eagerly anticipating the release of Disney's live-action film DUMBO on blu-ray.  

DUMBO, the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing on June 25. 

Fall in love again with this heartfelt story when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD - with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, Easter eggs, bloopers and more!


Dumbo


Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of “Dumbo,” where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character. 


Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant; the longtime collaboration of Burton, production designer Rick Heinrichs and costume designer Colleen Atwood, which resulted in jaw-dropping sets and costumes; and the creation of the visually colossal Dreamland parade sequence. Also included are nine deleted scenes, hidden and not-so-hidden Easter eggs, bloopers and a special performance of “Baby Mine” by Arcade Fire.




In “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

Dumbo

“Dumbo” will be released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of devices. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the 4K Ultra HD Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD.


Bonus features include*:
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:

  • CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
  • THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: Explore how one of Disney’s most lovable characters went from an animated classic to a stunning live-action retelling.
  • BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film’s production and costume design.
  • DELETED SCENES: A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
    • Roustabout Rufus
    • Pachyderm Plans
    • The Other Medici Brother
    • Monkey Business
    • A Star Is Born
    • Where’s Dumbo
    • Elephant Heist
    • A Seat at the Show
  • EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
  • CLOWNING AROUND: Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
  • “BABY MINE”: Visual video performed by Arcade Fire
DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE:
  • DREAMLAND – ANATOMY OF A SCENE: From Final Script to Final Scene: The filmmakers and cast talk a lot about the feeling of “grand intimacy” in the film.  Step right up as they bring the Dreamland parade to life, accomplishing the rare marriage of a massive spectacle combined with an emotional tenderness.

Try these DUMBO inspired Snacks


Sprinkled Animal Crackers recipe




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When: Monday, June 24
TIME: 6 pm - 7 pm PST
Hashtag: #DUMBOBLURAY


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Giveaway:

5 winners will receive a digital code for DUMBO


DUMBO


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