Congrats to our winner Kimberlie!
I fully admit- with no reservations that I do such a thing on many an occasion-I pop a DVD in and let it “babysit my kids”. Honestly I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting a breather from your kids every once in a while, especially while they are thoroughly engrossed in a DVD. Usually my son pleads with me to sit with him and watch, but sometimes, I can stealthily sneak away for a little Me time. Let me be clear on this Me Time that I’m referring to: Whether it means I’m going to sit on the couch and eat bon bons (PULLEASE! my husband likes to use that phrase–truth is, I don’t recall ever seeing anyone, except maybe my grandmother- sprawled on a chaise lounge eating bon bons)Â or I decide to take that hour and half to fold the laundry- without having to shoo my son away (one of his greatest pleasures in life is to knock down folded piles of laundry)- don’t I deserve some time too?!
In any event- even if popping in a DVD means that I get a precious half hour to get stuff done, without having to worry what hijinx my little rascal has gotten caught up in–for that period of time I don’t have to worry that he’s a) hanging from the chandeliers or b) jumping on bed– I think it is COMPLETELY worth it!Â (Don’t you love watching their facial expressions as your kids are watching a movie–my son- smiles broadly when things are funny in a film or he’ll scrunch up his little nose and frown when someone’s in trouble, or sad–those are the moments that are priceless!!)
Keep readingÂ for a bunch of wonderful DVD’s that you can watch separately and -Together–yes, these DVD’s are that good! In fact, some of these selections are so wonderful, that I’d watch them even if I didn’t have kids! And The approach of Halloween means that the weather is getting cooler and itâ€™s the perfect time of year for family movie nights on the couch at home. All of the scary movies being shown on TV arenâ€™t exactly family friendly, so as a parent you may be finding it difficult to come up with things to watch with your little ones. Luckily for you, DreamWorks is releasing three fantastic films on DVD this month! Below, you can find out more about the characters to be watching in these family-friendly titles this Halloween.Â All these DVD’s are films that as parents- you will actually enjoy watching with your kids, and experiencing them again through your child’s eyes. And all three of these movies will appeal to both boys and girls, they’re that good!
Grab the kidlets and a BIG BOWL of Candy Corn and POP in t these three BRAND SPANKIN new Halloween Movies which are AVAILABLE on DVD TODAY!
Kung Fu Panda: The Scorpion Sting
Â Shrek the Musical
Â The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorksâ€™Â Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Called a â€œtriumph of comic imaginationâ€ (Elysa Gardner,Â USA Today) that â€œnever stints on spectacle or laughsâ€ (David Rooney,Â Variety),Â Shrek The Musical received eight 2009 Tony AwardÂ®Â nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy AwardÂ®Â nomination for Best Musical Show Album.
Shrek may not want to welcome visitors to his home in the swamp, but this big green ogre would make a fun guest in your home this Halloween! Although he puts up a tough front, Shrek has a soft spot in his heart for those he cares about, especially Donkey and Fiona.Â This goofy guy brings the laughs with his Scottish-Irish accent and one-liners! Heâ€™s also great for scaring off enemies with his stinky breath, huge size, and frightening yell.
Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around
Get ready for a world of hilarious monster mischief and alien antics in this all-new animated TV series inspired by DreamWorks Animationâ€™s ginormous hit movieÂ Monsters vs. Aliens. Join team leader Susan, muscle-bound Link, ingenious Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D., and B.O.B., the gelatinous blob, as the residents of the government containment area embark on fun-filled adventures under the not-too-watchful eye of General Monger!
Â B.O.B., short for Benzoate Ostylezene Bicarbonate, got his name when he was accidentally created in a laboratory from some scientists experimenting with chemically- and genetically-altered food products. This one-eyed blue blob was held in captivity in Area Fifty-Something for decades, but he still has a friendly personality and contagious smile. Since B.O.B is a large gelatinous mass, he can change his shape easily and absorb any object. Although he has no brain, B.O.B. is quite intelligent! This big, blue blob is exactly the person you want by your side on a creepy Halloween night.
Â Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D.
An intellectual mad scientist, Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. is known for bursting into psychotic laughter while completing his experiments. But, donâ€™t be fooled. Dr. Cockroach has not always been this way. In the 60â€™s he developed a device that would allow humans to live a lifespan similar to that of a cockroach. When his creation went wrong, Dr. Cockroach came away with the head of a bug and the ability to climb walls and digest garbage just like cockroaches. His intelligence and lifespan make him a force to be reckoned with!
Â Kung Fu Panda: Scorpion Sting
Get ready for more high-kicking action and fur-flying fun in this awesome animated TV series based on the Academy AwardÂ®-Nominated hit movieKung Fu Panda*! He may not be your typical warrior, but Po packs an arsenal of martial arts skills as big as his heartâ€¦and his stomach. Always ready to fight for whatâ€™s right, Po and the Furious Fiveâ€”Tigress, Monkey, Mantis, Crane and Viperâ€”face exotic dangers at every turn, including a pair of magic shoes with an evil â€œsole,â€ and Scorpion, one of the sharpest villains in all the land!
The courageous dragon warrior, Po Ping, is always up for a new adventure. Although Po is not your typical Kung Fu warrior, he uses his personality and his strengths to solve problems and protect those who need him most. He has an excitement for life and is determined to be the best warrior that he can possibly be. Sometime Po can be a little immature and rambunctious, but he has a kind heart and knows the importance of family.
Â A vital member to the Furious Five, Tigress has unmatchable strength and bravery.Â She is a master at Kung Fu and at one point was considered to be destined for the title of Dragon Warrior. Although her short temper can still appear sometimes, Tigress has learned to be more friendly and calm. At times she is quiet and less sociable than the other members of the Furious Five. Overall, she possesses a strength and dignity that makes others admire her.
- There areÂ 20% offÂ discount codesÂ that you can share with your readers for the Blu-ray and DVD!
One lucky TheStatenIslandFamily.comÂ reader will win Â one bundle, which includes:
- 1 copyÂ ofÂ Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning AroundÂ onÂ DVD
- 1 copyÂ ofÂ Kung Fu Panda: The Scorpion StingÂ onÂ DVD
- 1 copyÂ ofÂ Shrek the MusicalÂ onÂ Blu-ray
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I am a Fox Home Insider. Â I received Theses three DVD’s. Â All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.