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Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas

 

Shaun the Sheep

Are you a fan of Shaun the Sheep? I am. Ever since the first time I caught one of the shows on television I was hooked. In fact, I own several Shaun the Sheep DVDs.

If you are unfamiliar with the show, Shaun the Sheep is a series done in the Claymation syle. If you think about the classic holiday shows like Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and A Year Without Santa Clause – those were all done in Claymation. New movies include Frankenweenie, Coraline and ParaNorman.

Shaun the Sheep is made by the same people who bring us Wallace and Gromit. 

Shaun the Sheep is unique because there are no words. After all, sheep can’t talk. The main person in the series, the farmer, doesn’t use words either. He mostly grunts and makes sounds.

What makes this show so funny is the expression on the faces of the animals that live on the farm. They crack me up! I will actually laugh so hard that I’ll cry.

There is a brand new Shaun the Sheep DVD now available – Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’ Llamas.

The farmer and his dog Bitzer go to the country fair. Unbeknownst to them, Shaun has tagged along.

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At the fair Shaun spots three fun loving Llamas. Shaun really likes them and want them to come back to the farm with the farmer, so he tricks the farmer into bidding on them at auction. His trick worked because the farmer brings the trio back to Mossy Bottom Farm.

Shaun and the rest of the animals that live on the farm were initially thrilled about the new additions to Mossy Bottom Farm – that is until the Llamas prove to be a handful. What was once fun and exciting has now been turned into total chaos thanks to their new friends.

This is a fun special – perfect for the Shaun the Sheep fan in your life.

The DVD has a run time of 59 minutes. It’s not rated (it’s safe for children – it’s mostly slapstick humor).

There are some bonus features worth checking out too.

  • “Meet the Llamas” Featurette
  • “The Director’s Perspective” Featurette
  • “Behind the Fleece” Featurette

Be sure to check them out to get a better perspective on this special Shaun the Sheep episode. They will give you a much better appreciation for what goes on to bring these characters to life.

There are also two bonus episodes you can’t miss either – Cheetah Cheater and Zebra Ducks of the Serengeti. Funny! Funny! Funny!

Look for Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas where ever DVDs are sold.

Below is a preview for this DVD/special for your enjoyment.

 

Kimberly

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

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Where is the craziest place you have ever done “it?”

 

Hiding

I’ve done “it” in a lot of places – in the bathtub, bathroom, at work and even in my car. In fact, when I did it at work my boss was right there with me.

Where is the craziest place you have ever done “it?”

Wait? Were you thinking I was referring to sex? Ha! No! I am talking about Netflix. Where is the craziest place you have ever watched Netflix?

I’ve streamed Netflix from my smartphone and iPad may places – while soaking in the bathtub, sitting in my car at the bus stop waiting for my kids to get home. In the bathroom late at night (so as not to wake anyone up) and even at work with my boss (previous job – not current job). We would watch Orange is the New Black (new episodes June 17th!) and episodes of cooking shows (my ex-boss was as skinny as could be but she was obsessed with cooking shows and eating). We’d even watch movies on super slow days.

The Netflix Sneak

Why do I feel the need to need to have to sneak off to watch a movie or catch up on my favorite series? Because sometimes you just have to. Everyone needs a little “me time,” and it’s nice not to have to listen to the kids (or my hubby) whine about not being able to watch what THEY want to watch on television.

Netflix also work out great for me because I can watch it on the computer or my devices. When it’s football season my hubby watches football ALL DAY on Sundays. Being able to stream Netflix from anywhere in my home from any device means I can catch up on my favorite shows or watch a movie without having to have my husband give up the television during the games.

So tell me… where is the strangest place YOU ever streamed Netflix?

Speaking of Netflix, check out what is new this month.

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Don’t forget about new episodes of Orange is the New Black, coming to Netflix on June 17, 2016.

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If you need some suggestions on what to watch the next time you want a little “me time,” here are my recommendations.

Bob Ross: Beauty is Everywhere – Don’t laugh! I find him very soothing to watch and I am always in awe of the beautiful pictures he paints. He makes it look so easy. I love his happy little clouds and trees. LOL!

Frankie & Grace – FUNNY! FUNNY! FUNNY!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Its hard not to fall in love with the Kimmy Schmidt character.

72 of the Cutest Animals – This show is short (only about a half hour) but so worth it. Awwww!

America’s Funniest Home Videos – These are always great for a good laugh. There are several 30+ minute episodes to chose from.

If you have a child that loves the Angry Birds movie you can also catch Angry Birds Toons on Netflix.

For more information about Netflix visit Netflix.com. You can also check them out on social media.

What is your favorite thing to watch on Netflix?

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Netflix to bring you this information. I have received free service and promotional products in exchange for my participation. There is no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Exciting things are coming to Netflix including new series and AWESOME movies!

 

Julie Andrews Netflix

I am a big fan of Julie Andrews. I adore her! Ever since I saw her in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins I have been a fan of hers. I also enjoyed her in Victor/Victoria, The Princess Diaries (1 & 2), the Shrek franchise, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Now Julie Andrews is going to star in her own series on Netflix starting early in 2017. The show is called Julie’s Greenroom. 

Julie’s Greenroom is a new preschool show from The Jim Henson Company that features an all-new puppet cast of kids learning about the performing arts. The series will be available exclusively to Netflix members globally in early 2017.

Andrews, who created the series with her daughter, will executive produce and star as Ms. Julie – the director of the Wellspring Center for the Performing Arts in which she teaches performing arts workshops in the theater and its “Greenroom.”

Ms. Julie and her devoted assistant Gus (Giullian Yao Gioiello) bring the performing arts to a new generation of kids known as the “Greenies,” played by original puppet characters built by the renowned Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. The Greenies are a diverse group of kids who are mesmerized by all that the arts and creativity has to offer. Over the course of the season, with Ms. Julie’s guidance and inspiration from the visiting guest artists, the kids create an entirely original new show, that is a mashup of all the performing arts including mime, music, dance, improv, circus arts, voice and more.

Most of the episodes of Julie’ Greenroom will feature an original song. In addition, every episode will feature a guest star who engages the kids in a specific area of the performing arts. Confirmed guest stars will include Alec Baldwin, Sara Bareilles, Joshua Bell, Tituss Burgess, Carol Burnett, Chris Colfer, Robert Fairchild, Josh Groban, David Hyde Pierce, Bill Erwin, Ellie Kemper, Idina Menzel, Tiler Peck, and Stomp. WOW! That is an impressive collection of stars. I’m a huge fan of Josh Groban (I met him – he’s so sweet!), so I’ll be sure to keep an eye out for that episode.

Ms. Andrews commented that “this project represents the fulfillment of a long held dream to educate children about the wonder of the arts. I am thrilled to be partnering with my daughter and long time coauthor, Emma, to bring this show to life along with our co-creator, Judy Rothman-Rofė. We could not be more honored to be working with the extraordinary Jim Henson Company. We are equally delighted to be premiering as a Netflix original production.”

“The best of the best have joined together to bring Julie’s Greenroom to Netflix,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “Our award-winning director, Tony-nominated puppeteers, Broadway composer, and accomplished guest artists, led by the incomparable Julie Andrews, together will inspire kids to explore, appreciate and celebrate all forms of performing arts.”

The show has already begun filming. There will be thirteen 30-minute episodes.

Below is a teaser trailer for the new series.

 

This is just the latest example of Netflix’s push for new preschool programming following last month’s announcement of Jim Henson’s Word Party, a new show using the groundbreaking Henson Digital Puppetry Studio allowing puppeteers to perform digitally animated characters in real time.

What do you think about Julie’s Greenroom? Do you think you’ll check it out when it airs in 2017 on Netflix?

In addition to these new shows, Netflix just signed an awesome deal with Disney. Starting this September, Netflix will hold the exclusive U.S. rights to Disney’s films. This includes not just films under the Disney brand, but also its Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar subsidiaries. That means smash hit films like Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will only be available on Netflix several months after they have completed their theatrical run. AWESOME!!!!

For more information about Netflix visit Netflix.com. The brand can also be found on social media.

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Kimberly

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

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Talking to kids about important subjects

 

Teenagers

Being a parent is tough. Let’s face it – it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. As your children get older there are more and more issues you need to address.

When I think back on my childhood I think I had it easier than today’s children. Although I experienced peer pressure and bullying as a youth, it’s nothing compared to what today’s children face.

Social media, technology and video games play a big role in children’s live these days. Pac-Man and Donkey Kong were tame compared to Call of Duty, Minecraft and Assassin’s Creed.

Social media, in my eyes, is the worst when it comes to children and teens. It gives people around the globe instant access to a child. That is scary!

As a mom I am always there for my children to help address any questions or concerns they might have. Sometimes it’s not that easy to find the way to talk to them about important issues. Either that or you need to find a way to reinforce what you teach your children.

When my kids were little I would look for books that addressed the same issues we discussed. It wasn’t to use with my children INSTEAD of talking to them about it but rather to reinforce what life lessons I taught them.

You can also find television programs that help teach children about valuable life lessons. In fact, Netflix has plenty of shows you can access right now (if you are a member of course) that address issues and questions that children up to teens face. Here are just a few examples.

For little kids…

The Hive

Sibling Rivalry
Watch Ep. S1E1: Babee’s Room

Buzzbee and Rubee compete over who Babee (their new sibling) gets to room with. Mom and Dad must explain to Buzzbee and Rubee that Babee needs to grow up before she can share a room.

Veggie Tales

Responsibility
Watch Ep. S1E1: Puppies & Guppies/ Sorry We’re Closed Today

Larry and Laura Carrot want to adopt puppies but quickly learn it takes responsibility in order to watch over and care for a pet of their own.

Puffin Rock

Following the Rules
Watch Ep. S1E6: Stormy Weather/ Baba’s Adventure/ Rock Music

Mama tells Oona and Baba to stay close with a storm approaching. After ignoring her advice, Oona and Baba get stuck in a seagull nest during the heavy thunderstorms.

For big kids...

Puss in Boots

Self-Love
Watch Ep. 113: Star

After Dulcinea feels like no one in the group needs her help, she tries to use a newly-discovered wishing star to show her worth — but fails — showing her that presence alone has lit up her friends’ lives all along.

Project Mc2

Teamwork
Watch Ep. 103: Smart is the New Cool

After McKeyla insists she works better alone, she learns that four is better than one when her friends jump in to help her rescue the Prince from a botched space mission.

Fuller House

Peer Pressure
Watch Ep. 106: The Legend of El Explosivo

After getting grounded for sneaking off to Bobby Popko’s house, Jackson realizes he needs to stand up for what he knows is right and not give in to please his friends.

For teens…

Girl Meets World

Social Media FOMO
Watch Ep. 102: Girl Meets Boy

Cory challenges his class to unplug from their phones for a week. When Riley and her crush Lucas sit down to talk face-to-face, personal stories bring them closer.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Self Improvement
Watch Ep. 104: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!

Kimmy quickly realizes that she can’t fix her problems by simply “Buhbreezing” them away – real change comes from the inside.

Degrassi

Body Image
Watch Ep. 101: #BootyCall

According to the kids of Degrassi Community School, butts are the new boobs. But Shay’s realization that “brains are the new butts” can speak to a number of body image insecurities.

My daughter has said to me numerous times how Degrassi addresses a lot of teen issues. I have noticed that with the show Girl Meets World too. They address a variety of issues such as girls fighting over the same guy (it happens all the time), going to a new school, absentee parents and so much more.

You can even find movies on Netflix that drive home valuable life lessons.

Have you ever used another medium such as a television show, movie or book to help reinforce valuable life lessons? Feel free to share your thought and experiences on this matter. I always love to hear from readers.

FYI… here is what is new on Netflix this month.

New on Netflix

If you would like to learn more about Netlfix simply visit Netflix.com. You can also check them out on social media.

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Kimberly

*I have partnered with Netflix to bring you this information. I have received free service and promotional products in exchange for my participation. There is no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Let’s Learn: S.T.E.M. Vol 2 available on DVD May 3, 2016

 

Lets Learn Stem

I work with children at our local schools. There are after school programs that engage children in S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). I WISH they had such programs when I was a child – or even when my teenagers were children. I love the whole concept. I think it’s important that children not only learn about these subjects, but also find the fun and interesting too.

Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media are releasing TODAY a fun DVD featuring many beloved characters, all based on the S.T.E.M principal.

There’s no shortage of science and math fun in Let’s Learn: S.T.E.M. Vol 2, Nickelodeon’s second DVD dedicated to the world of numbers. A hot topic for educators everywhere, S.T.E.M. education (science, technology, engineering and math) has proven to be the perfect tool in jump-starting children’s interest in problem solving and technology. Nick’s Let’s Learn: S.T.E.M. Vol 2 contains more than 140 minutes of S.T.E.M. – themed adventures with Blaze and the Monster Machines, the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of S.T.E.M. in every episode, as well as fan-favorites Dora and Friends: Into the City!PAW Patrol and Team Umizoomi. In addition to expanding imaginations and developing inquisitive minds, the Let’s Learn: S.T.E.M. Vol 2 DVD also comes with a S.T.E.M.-themed worksheet to reinforce some of the lessons learned throughout the collection.

Let’s Learn: S.T.E.M. Vol 2 includes the following episodes:

  • Blaze and the Monster Machines: Cake-tastrophe
  • Blaze and the Monster Machines: Runaway Rocket
  • PAW Patrol: Pups Save Walinda/ Pups Save a Big Bone
  • Dora and Friends: Into the City!: Kite Day
  • Team Umizoomi: Job Well Done
  • Team Umizoomi: Race to the Top of Shape Mountain

The DVD has a run time of 144 minutes and has a retail price of $14.99.

Look for Let’s Learn: S.T.E.M. Vol 2 where ever DVDs are sold. 

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Kimberly

*I received a free copy in exchange for my participation. There was no compensation. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers.

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Danger Mouse is now on Netflix (giveaway ends 5/15/16)

 

Danger Mouse on Netflix

I am proud to be a Netflix brand ambassador. My family watches Netflix all the time. Not only do they have plenty of movies to choose from, they also has an abundance of original movies and series, created exclusively for Netflix.

Netflix’s newest series is an animated one that the whole family can enjoy – Danger Mouse.

The world’s greatest secret agent, Danger Mouse, returns in dashing, globe-spanning style with a new animated series that features all the classic characters, catchphrases and comedy that made it an 80’s cult favorite. With the world once more teetering on the edge of disaster, the small but heroic secret agent is back to thrill a whole new generation of fans as he attempts to overthrow a host of villainous rivals with the help of hapless hamster Penfold and a collection of state-of-the-art gadgetry and vehicles.

Danger Mouse is a British series that debuted in 1981. I remember it from my youth.

I liken Danger Mouse to a rodent version of James Bond.

Check out the trailer for the series.

 

I think this is going to be a big hit with both children and adults alike.

You can find not only all 24 episodes of Danger Mouse on Netflix, but also 11 episodes from 1992.

For more information, or to check out Danger Mouse for yourself, visit Netflix.com. You can also find Netflix on social media.

To celebrate Danger Mouse on Netflix I have a toy giveaway for a lucky reader. One reader will win both of these Danger Mouse play sets. 

Danger Mouse

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on May 15, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will need to reply within three days or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize package?

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.

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Kimberly

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