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Movie Review: Chances Are 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray

 

Chances Are

Available today for the first time on Blu-ray is the romantic comedy Chances Are, staring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O’Neal and Mary Stuart Masterson. It’s the 25th Anniversary Edition too. I can’t believe this movie came out 25 years ago.

Chances Are is a romantic story about a forever love that transcends time.

Corinne (Cybil Shepard) and Louie Jeffries are madly in love with each other, to the envy of everyone around them. They were the perfect couple.

Tragedy strikes and Louie is accidently killed. His soul is sent to heaven where he waits to be sent back to Earth as someone else.

When the time comes for Louie to be reborn an angel forgets to inject him with a special formula that will destroy every memory Louie has. The angel hopes that it won’t be a problem in the future. Louie is reborn and named Alex (Robert Downey Jr.).

Flash forward 20+ years. Louie’s path crosses with a beautiful young girl name Miranda (Mary Stuart Masterson). They are smitten with each other until Alex (Louie) meets Miranda’s mother, Corinne. Suddenly his memories come pouring back and Alex realized that he’s Louie – Corinne’s late husband and to his surprise, Miranda’s father. Alex also learns that his best friend (Ryan O’Neil) is in love with Corinne.

Alex wants Corinne to know who he is, without freaking her out. He wants their love to pick up where it left off. At the same time he has to fight off Miranda who has a big crush on him and stop his best friend from wooing his wife.

 Robert Downey Jr Chances Are

Will Alex be able to convince Corinne that he’s really Louie? Will Corinne believe him or will she think he’s crazy or up to no good? What about his best friend and daughter? Will they believe that he’s really Louie? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Chance Are, available today on Blu-ray.

This is a very sweet and heart warming film. All of the actors did a superb job. I really fell for the and the situation. On one hand you want Alex/Louie to get back with the love of his life, Corinne. But at the same time 20+ years have gone by and she’s moved on and found a new love with his best friend. Plus it would make things awkward for their daughter.

I couldn’t imagine losing the love of my life and then have him re-appear decades later. It blows my mind just thinking about it.

The transfer to Blu-ray is excellent. The sound and picture quality couldn’t be any better. The only thing that is lacking are bonus features. I would have loved to have seen some behind the scenes stuff, bloopers or maybe interviews with the actors about working on the film and how they feel about it 25 years later.

The film is rated PG. There are only some inuendos of Alex and Corinne wanting to fool around. There is no sex or nudity. I honestly don’t remember any foul language either (then again I could have missed something – I wasn’t necessarily looking for it).

I enjoyed this film the same today as I did 25 years ago.

If you are looking for a great movie to watch this weekend pick up the Blu-ray anniversary edition of Chances Are, available where most movies are sold.

Chances Are Screen Shot

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Movie Review: Cary Hill’s Retro Slasher Scream Park Coming to DVD and VOD TODAY (4/22/14)

 

Scream Park

If you read my blog on a regular basis you might recall that I am a big fan of horror movies. It doesn’t matter to me if the horror if due to an monster, psycho killer or some creepy being from out of this world. As long as it keeps me on the edge of my seat that is all that matters to me. I am just not a fan of overly gory horror flicks. I think that trying to gross our viewers is redundant. A little gore is fine but too much gore is overkill.

Whenever I hear about a new horror movie being released I want to check it out.

I had the opportunity to review the film Scream Park which is available TODAY on VOD and DVD.

Fright Land Amusement Park is your typical small town amusement park. It has a roller coaster, Tilt-a-Whirl, haunted house and plenty of carnival games. Sadly, the park has not been doing well in recent years and not making enough money to stay open. People are just as into amusement parks as they used to be (I beg to differ – if we had one near by we’d go to it all the time).

The park’s owner has decided it’s time to close it’s doors. He also agrees to let the remaining staffers have a farewell party before the doors are shut for good.

The party never really gets underway because the staff seem to be disappearing one by one, that is until the manager and one of the staffers come across two men dressed in masks. They then realize something is seriously wrong and soon learn that their suspicious are right – someone is killing off the staff members one by one. But who? And why? To find out you need to order Scream Park on VOD or pick up the DVD.

To be honest with you I was anticipating this movie to be a total “gore fest”. These days people who make horror movies feel the need to try and out gross all other movies with tons of blood, guts and carnage. Thankfully this movie did not go that route. If it did I would have turned it off and moved on to another movie that I need to review.

The movie was inspired by classic 80′s horror/slasher flicks. I would liken it to those films where people are stuck at a camp and trying to escape a psychotic killed like Friday the 13th (not the original), Sleepaway Camp, Cheerleader Camp and so forth. There is some nudity in this film, but not as bad as I thought there would be. Even in classic flicks like Friday the 13th there was nudity (personally I don’t think it’s necessary).

Scream Park Screen Shot

Scream Park also paid homage to 80′s slasher/horror films by the closing the actors wore (the manager wears HUGE glasses similar to ones my husband wore back when he was in high school in the 80′s). The film also had the “must have” characters which seem to be a staple in horror flicks from that time period – the couple that likes to have sex, a jock, a ditzy female and of course one female that seems to get free from all the predicaments she finds herself in with the killer/killers.

The killer’s masks are pretty cool. I know I would be totally freaked out if I saw them coming at me.

With today’s special effects I was surprised to see that the film’s special effects were not high tech. I think that adds to the charm of the film. Once again they are paying homage to the films of the 80′s and the types and quality of special effects you would see in those films.

I’m a die hard horror movie fan. I did not find this movie scary. It was more so a thriller with a touch of off beat comedy to it. I could see this being a popular film with the sleepover party sector and those who like kitschy horror flicks and don’t take things too seriously. This movie was made to be fun and entertaining and I would say it succeeded in doing that.

I did not see any bonus features in the screen copy that I received. There will be bonus features on the retail copies.

Scream Park has a suggested retail price of $14.95 and will be available at major retailers nationwide including Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy.

Here is the trailer for your entertainment.

 

Kimberly

*I received a free screener copy in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Celebrate Earth Day With 6 Powerful, Award-Winning Documentaries (giveaway ends 5/1/14)

 

Earth Day

Tomorrow (April 22, 2014) is Earth Day. Do you and your family have any plans? At this moment in time my family doesn’t, but that doesn’t mean that something won’t pop up.

Earth Day is an annual event that has been held every year on April 22nd since 1970. It’s a day that people demonstrate their support of our environment. There are normally many events held around the country that encourage people to be more “Earth-friendly”.

Earthy Day is celebrated around the world in over 190+ countries.

I have to admit that my family is not 100% “Green”, but we are making an effort to get that way. I would say we’re “light green” – LOL. We recycle. We purchase Earth-friendly cleaners. We don’t waste water or electricity. We don’t let our car idle. We repurpose things. We donate things we no longer need/want or give them to members of Freeshare/Freecycle so they don’t end up in landfills. There are many things that we do.

Whether you are conscious of your actions and how it effects our environment, or someone who is just starting to be aware of the impact their actions have on our environment, I have several movies that you might find interesting.

Greedy Lying Bastards

Greedy Lying Bastards

I reviewed this film a year ago. You can read my full review here – Movie Review: Greedy Lying Bastards.

Greedy Lying Bastards is a film about our climate change and the negative impact it has around the globe – from flooding to severe tornados and from record heat waves to rising sea levels. All of this can be attributed to global warming. However despite scientific proof, many major industries are denying that global warming even exists and that human behavior has nothing to do with it.

The film explores major industry groups, prominent politicians and others who want you to believe that global warming doesn’t exist. That is because they don’t want consumers to believe that THEY are having a negative impact on our environment and they want you to continue buying and using their products and services.

What it all boils down to is making a profit is MORE IMPORTANT than our health and our environment.

For more information about the film visit the official website, www.GreedyLyingBastards.com.  You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Here is the film’s trailer.

  Tapped

Tapped

I will admit that I still use water bottles. I don’t use them all the time like I used to. My family was guilty of that at one time. Now I only use water bottles on occasion, like if I’m out and about and thirsty. I will stop by a convenient store and grab a bottle of water (I rarely drink soda). I always make sure to recycle the bottle.

After watching Tapped I don’t think I could ever buy another water bottle.

Tapped exposes how big companies are putting our precious water supplies at risk – even our health – just to turn a profit.

Did you know that many bottled waters actually come from a tap? It’s true! Several brands use filtered municipal water – the very same water you get from your own faucet. The water from your faucet costs mere pennies (free if you have your own well) where as these big companies will charge you $1 – $2 for the same thing. They are using YOUR water and then selling it back to you at a massive profit.

When many municipalities are dealing with drought conditions – forcing residents to conserve water (don’t water lawns, don’t wash cars…) the companies that make bottled water are allowed to continue pumping out water to fill bottles to sell to consumers. How unfair is that?

Tap water is more regulated and tested hundreds of times per day where as bottled water is rarely tested and only ONE person in the FDA regulates it. Basically tap water is healthier for you than bottled water in many ways – and it’s either FREE or costs mere pennies. If you don’t like the taste you can always buy a Brita or other filter system. That is what we do with our tap water. I’m not fond of the taste (I grew up with a well) but once it’s gone through the Brita it tastes fine.

The plastic that water bottles are made from are also HARMFUL to our health. They contain substances that can cause cancer, infertility problems, ADHD and more. Not only that the people who live around plants that produce water bottles are getting sicker and sicker by each passing day with a multitude of health problem attributed to being near the plants that product plastic for the bottles. These people are stuck there. They can’t move because no one wants to live near the plant and most people cannot afford to just up and walk away from their home. It’s really a sad situation. There are CHILDREN that live there too.

All these water bottles eventually end up in our ocean and turn into a “plastic soup” which is ingested by the sea life which can eventually end up on your plate. If you enjoy seafood most likely the fish or lobster you are eating has been feeding on toxic plastic “soup” that is floating around the ocean. It makes me want to give up seafood!

Once you watch this film you’ll see bottled water in a new light. You may never pick up a plastic bottle again.

For more information visit www.TappedtheMovie.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

Here is the films trailer.

 
Into the Cold 
Into the Cold: A Journey of the Soul

Sebastian Copeland is not afraid of putting all he’s got into his work. As an award-winning photographer, explorer, author, and environmental activist, Sebastian truly pours his heart and soul into everything he’s done. He gets his explorer “nature” from his grandfather.

Sebastian has always dreamed of making the trip to the North Pole. It’s an experience not too many are strong enough to attempt. The temperature can drop to -50 below zero not including the wind chills. There are no hotels, restaurants or even first aid stations found on the grueling 400 mile trek from the last sign of civilization to the North Pole. Its just you against the elements (and hopefully no Polar Bears).

Sebastian wanted to make this trip to the North Pole in honor of Admiral Peary who reached the North Pole back in 1909. Admiral Perry and his men made their way to the North Pole without modern conveniences and high tech equipment. At least Sebastian and his partner Keith Heger had GPS, smartphone and plenty of pre-packaged food to assist them on their journey. Plus once they made it to the pole they were able to fly back via a helicopter and not have to make the long journey back by foot.

The reason why Sebastian was determined to reach the North Pole is because in the future there won’t be a North Pole anymore. Of course the magnetic pole will remain, but ice is rapidly melting due to global climate changes. One day it will impossible to journey to the North Pole because the polar ice cap would have melted away. That is a very surreal thought when you think about it. A sad and scary thought too.

This documentary starts off prior to Sebastian leaving on his trip to the North Pole and show all the preparations he made to get there (including A LOT of physical training – most of which the average person would have a hard time with).

Follow Sebastian and Keith as they make their way to the farthest outpost and then travel by foot across ice and snow (including falling through the ice into the bone shattering freezing water!).

This is an amazing documentary. A journey like this is not something that the average person will ever have the chance to accomplish. I was especially excited for Sebastian when it stood on the most northern spot on the Earth where the GPS read all zeros. As he walked in a circle he was actually walking through every time zone on Earth. I thought that was pretty cool.

To learn more about Sebastian and this film visit www.IntotheCold.org. There you can learn how to take action to help protect the North Pole as well as more information. The film is also found on Facebook (I could not find a Twitter handle).

Journey of the Universe

Journey of the Universe

Ask acclaimed author and evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme about our role as humans in this awe-inspiring universe, and his insights will light up the night skies. As our host, co-writer, and fellow traveler, he shares his infectious curiosity about life’s biggest questions in the epic Journey of the Universe. It was the winner of the 2012 Northern California Emmy ©Award for best documentary.

Using his skills as a masterful storyteller, Swimme connects such big picture issues as the birth of the cosmos 14 billion years ago – to the invisible frontiers of the human genome – as well as to our current impact on Earth’s evolutionary dynamics. Through his engaging and thoughtful observations audiences everywhere will discover the profound role we play in this intricate web of life

From the Big Bang to the epic impact humans have on the planet today, this film is designed to inspire anew and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis.

Beautifully filmed in HD, our story begins on the historically rich Greek island of Samos, birthplace of mathematician Pythagoras. Disembarking on the island at dawn, Swimme expertly guides us on an exhilarating trek through time and space, sharing a wondrous view of cosmic evolution as a process based on immense creativity, connection, and interdependence. After the toll of midnight, he sets sail into the star-lit waters of the Aegean Sea, leaving audiences with a sense of wonder at the mystery, complexity and connectivity that permeates the Earth and universe from the very beginning.

Big science, big history, big story, this one-of-a-kind film was co-written by Swimme and Yale University historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker. They weave a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology, and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. Created by a renowned team of scientists, scholars, and award-winning filmmakers.

This is an interesting documentary. I honestly thought that it would be hard to comprehend with a lot of big words and hard to understand concepts. It was actually easy to follow along with. The man who narrates the film (and stars in it) reminds me of a cool science teacher. He also uses various props to help provide easy to understand visuals for viewers.

Even though the film does a wonderful job of explaining how the universe came to be (think “Big Bang”), it has amazing visuals. The film features images from all around the world. You could easily enjoy this even with the volume turned off. I truly enjoyed watching this film as much as I found what Swimme had to say about our universe and planet.

This was like attending the coolest science class ever. :-)

To learn more about this film visit www.JourneyoftheUniverse.org. You can also find the film on Facebook.

 Vanishing Bees

Vanishing of the Bees

It’s spring time. A time for trees to bud, grass to get greener and flowers to make their long awaited appearance. With the warmer weather also comes birds and bees (the literal kind – not the kind you have “the talk” about – ha ha).

It’s fun to watch honeybees buzzing around from flower to flower. I enjoy watching honeybees. They are fascinating to watch. It’s the hornets and wasps that I don’t care much for.

It’s hard to believe that an itty bitty honeybee with legs covered in yellow dust (pollen) can be responsible for a huge chunk of the world’s food. Honeybees are responsible for pollenating most of the foods that we enjoy – cherries, apples, onions, watermelon a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Without the honeybees doing their “job” our food supply would cease to exist the way we know it.

Something is happening to the honeybees. They are rapidly disappearing, not only here in the United States but also around the globe.

Why? How can it be? Where are they going? Are they dying off?

The culprit is known a “Colony Collapse Disorder” (CCD). No one really understands the reason why this happens. Some possible theories include pesticides, infections, pathogens, loss of habitat, genetics and theories (or a combination of these factors).

Vanishing of the Bees touches upon CCD as well as follows two bee keepers, David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes, as they travel around the U.S., Europe and Asia to find out what could be happening to the bees. They also go to Capital Hill in order to help protect one of Earth’s most precious and valuable resources – the honeybee.

This is an eye opening documentary about how valuable the honeybee is to our environment. We NEED the honeybees. Our food resources would be vastly different without them. It’s also scary that there is not one logical explanation for why the colonies are disappearing.

You will never look at a little yellow honeybee the same way again after watching this film.

To learn more visit www.VanishingoftheBees.com. The film is also on Facebook and Twitter.

Planet Eat
 PlanEAT

Are you a meat eater? Or would you consider yourself a vegetarian or vegan? If you are a “meat eater” you might want to checkout PlanEAT.

The film explores the many reasons why we should limit our consumption of meat. Meat consumption has been linked to many health issues including cancer and cholesterol.

I honestly thought you needed to eat meat for the protein. Personally I’m not a big beef eater but I do enjoy chicken, pork and fish.

The film touched upon something I already knew about – that our planets need for beef is reaping havoc on our environment. In order to keep up with the beef demand trees need to be knocked down and forests cleared out in order for their to be a place for the cattle to graze. We NEED the trees to help provide us with clean air – the very air that we breath.

In addition to destroying trees, having more cattle affects the ozone because cows give off a lot of carbon dioxide (think cow “farts”). These have a negative impact on our atmosphere, the same way driving around in cars and trucks do.

Have you heard of “Meatless Mondays”. I don’t think they necessarily came about because of this film, but the theory behind the film is probably the reason why the “Meatless Mondays” came to be.

As I mentioned, I don’t eat much beef. Nor does my family. If anything we eat a lot of chicken. After seeing this film I am going to think twice before I order steak at a restaurant or flop a burger on a barbeque.

The film is not telling you NOT to eat beef but rather be aware of the ramifications of our dependency on beef in our diets.

For information and even a lot of yummy recipes, visit the official PlanEAT website. You can also check it out on Facebook and Twitter.

Have you seen any of these films? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Earth Day Movies

I have a special Earth Day giveaway for a lucky reader. One winner will be able to pick TWO of the movies reviewed (above).

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on May 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using the random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and has three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me which two films (from the ones listed above) that you would like to have if you were the lucky winner.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kimberly

*I received free screener copies in order to do these reviews. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

 

 

 

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Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue FREE printable activities

 

Disney Planes Fire & Rescue

Flying into theaters on July 18, 2014 is the follow up to the hit Disney film, Planes. The new feature film is titled Planes: Fire & Rescue.

From the world of “Cars” soars “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” a new comedy-adventure featuring a quirky crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of wildfire air attack. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous air attack team, including spirited super scooper Lil’ Dipper (Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” ignites July 18, 2014.

Here is one of the film’s trailers for your enjoyment.

 

It looks really good. I especially like how realistic the background looks.

If you would like to learn more about the film you can check out the official Facebook page, Facebook.com/DisneyPlanes. You can also follow Disney Pictures on Twitter (@DisneyPictures).

I have some fun FREE printables you can download and print out to enjoy with your family. Simply click on the graphic below.

Download Print & Play Activities

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I am sharing this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Any opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Movie Review: Disneynature Bears in theaters today (April 18, 2014)

 

DisneyNature-Bears-Poster

Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend with your family? Would you want to do something that would help support our national parks? If you answer “yes” to either of these questions you should consider taking the family to see the newest Disneynature film, Bears, which is in theaters today (April 18, 2014).

Disneynature has released other beautiful films including Wings of Life, Chimpanzee, African Cats, Earth, Oceans, The Crimson Wings and of course Bears. Their next film, Monkey Kingdom, swings into theaters next year.

Bears is the story of a mother bear named Sky. She survived the harsh winter in an underground cave along with her two cubs – Amber and Scout. When the snow starts to melt and things begin to thaw out, Sky knows it’s time to take her cubs on an incredibly journey to find food.

It’s true what they say about “survival of the fittest”. Sky soon learns that getting food for her hungry cubs is not as easy as it would seem. She needs to deal with other bears for prime fishing spots, as well as protect her young from hungry bears who would love to gobble them up instead of fish, most especially a HUGE bear named Magus (he’s the “big bully on the block”) and an outcast named Chinook.

Another predator that Sky has to watch out for is a very hungry wolf name Tikanni who is always lurking around the cubs.

Amber and Scout are typical “children” – always getting into mischief, most especially Scout. Amber tends to stick close by her mother’s side.

The family has to struggle and go hungry a lot the time because the world can be a cruel, harsh place – especially for the young. Sadly only half of the bear cubs born survive their first year. Starvation and predators are their worse enemies.

The film is not all about struggling. There are plenty of times where the family finds food – and plenty of it. I don’t want to give away anything but let’s just say it does have a happy ending.

I learned a lot about bears from watching this film. The film shows you the daily life of bears during the course of a few months when the winter snows have melted and the bears needs to eat as much as they can to build up enough fat reserves to survive another long, cold, harsh winter.

Disneynature Bears

It was amazing to see just how much Sky cared for her children. Have you ever heard someone say “don’t mess with mama bear” when referring to a human mom and her children? I have. And it’s true. Don’t mess with a mother bear when it comes to her young. She will fight for them to the death.

It was amazing to see just how much Sky sacrificed for her children. You can tell that there is a lot of love there. People might not think that animals can feel love and other emotions. I believe they can. Sky exhibited a lot of love and devotion towards her children. It was truly amazing to see.

This is a wonderful movie for the whole family. You don’t have to like bears to appreciate this magnificent film. Of course once you see this film you are going to be fans of these big, furry creatures. :-)

There are a few scenes where bears are fighting. That might be a little intense for very young children. Aside from that the movie is very family friendly. Its rated G. It runs for a little over an hour and a half and is narrated by actor John C. Reilly.

Bears opens in theaters today (April 18, 2014).

Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.

 

If you see the film during opening week (April 18 – 24, 2014), Disneynature will make a donation, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, to the National Park  Foundation. The foundation helps protect our national parks and the wildlife who calls them home, including bears like Sky, Amber and Scout. I hope you will consider going to see the film during opening week to help support a wonderful organization.

For more information about the National Park Foundation visit www.NationalParks.org.

There are other ways you can help too.

Disneynature Bears plush

The Disney Store is also contributing to the National Park Foundation. For  every plush from the DisneyNature Bear film that is purchased, $1.00 will be  donated to the National Park Foundation (campaign ends May 11, 2014). You can  find the plush bears here – Amber and Scout. You can see my plush Amber at the L.A. Zoo here – Visiting a real life bear at the L.A. Zoo in honor of Disneynature Bears. Scroll down towards the bottom and you’ll see my plush at the zoo. They are adorable and would make a wonderful new “friend” for your child or grandchild.

A company that makes cases for iPads and iPhones created special cases in honor of this film. They are donating 20% of the sale of these cases to the National Parks  Foundation. This is just one more way you can help save bears like Sky, Amber  and Scout and many other wildlife creatures.

To learn more visit www.DODOcase.com.

Bear case from DODO

There is a fabulous educational guide all about bears found on the Disneynature website. This 93 page guide is FREE and can be downloaded on the Disneynature website (scroll down to where it says Educational Guides). The guide is not only great for educators it’s also wonderful for parents to share with their children, as well as the whole family. As an adult I learned A LOT about bears from the guide too.

Also on the Disneynature site you’ll find videos, photo gallery, information  about Bears and other Disneynature films and more.

If you would like to learn more about Disneynature and the film  Bears you can check out their Facebook and Twitter pages. They can even be found on Pinterest.  The official hashtags are #DisneynatureBears and #MeetTheCubs.

I also have a wonderful 23 page activity “booklet” that you can download for FREE and enjoy with your family. Simply click on the text link below.

Disneynature Bears activities

Disneynature Bears Activity Pages

Kimberly

*I was not compensated for this post. I attended a free screening in order to do this review. My travel expenses were covered. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return in theaters May 9, 2014

 

 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Landing in theaters on May 9, 2014 is a new animated film in the Oz franchise called Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. The film stars the voice talents of Lea Michele, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, Jim Belushi, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters and Patrick Stewart. The music was written by Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, producer and actor Bryan Adams.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return is a 3D-animated musical based on the adventure books by Roger Stanton Baum, the great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. A continuation of one of the world’s most popular and beloved fairy tales, Legends of Oz finds Dorothy (Lea Michele) waking to post-tornado Kansas, only to be whisked back to Oz to try to save her old friends the Scarecrow (Dan Aykroyd), the Lion (Jim Belushi), the Tin Man (Kelsey Grammer) and Glinda (Bernadette Peters) from a devious new villain, the Jester (Martin Short). Wiser the owl (Oliver Platt), Marshal Mallow (Hugh Dancy), China Princess (Megan Hilty) and Tugg the tugboat (Patrick Stewart) join Dorothy on her latest magical journey through the colorful landscape of Oz to restore order and happiness to Emerald City. Set to the tunes of Academy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams, Legends of Oz marks a charming, family-friendly return to the Oz franchise.

Check out the film’s trailer.

 

Lea Michelle, Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer and Jim Belushi voice the main characters in the film.

LOZ-DorothyMichele

LOZ-LionBelushi

LOZ-ScarecrowAykroyd

LOZ-TinManGrammer

The film is even going on tour! It’s called the Legends of Oz Express Tour.

Join Dorothy and friends for a day of FREE family fun with activities, games, character meets & greets, and story time when the Legends of Oz Express comes to your town!

You can learn more or find out if it will be in a town near you by clicking here.

LOZ-TourImage

If you would like to learn more about the film visit the official website. You can also check out the film on the various social networking sites – Facebook@LegendsofOz on Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest. You can even subscribe to the film on YouTube. The official hashtag is #LegendsofOz.

What do you think of the film? Does it look good? Do you plan on seeing it in theaters?

Be on the look out for a special movie themed giveaway coming soon including a BEAUTIFUL Dorothy doll.

Legends of Oz Return of Dorothy Movie Poster

Kimberly

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