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Frozen Planet Blu-Ray Review and Giveaway

In our house we like to watch anything that has to do with the earth or nature and recently we got a chance to review a copy of Frozen Planet.  In addition to the DVD series we also received a cool penguin hat and some awesome cookies that the kids couldn’t get enough of.

From the Emmy-winning team behind Planet Earth and The Blue Planet: Seas of Life, this is the original 7-part BBC series, Frozen Planet, narrated by world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough and including over 90 minutes of footage not shown on television plus over four hours of bonus materials! 

Last Sunday it was a rainy day out so we all stayed in and made lunch with popcorn and cookies and watched the first DVD in the series which included The ends of the earth, Spring and Summer.  It was about 3 hours long and Shae hung in for about an hour but Melinda, Sabreena, Shaun and I watch the whole first disc which was AWESOME.  It is awesome to see  animals like polar bears and killer whales close up in their natural habitat and it is amazing that people are able to brave the elements to catch this kind of footage.

Here is some additional details about Frozen Planet:

  • Format:Blu-ray
  • Run time:About 5 1/2 Hours
  • Originally Aired On:Discovery Channel
  • Closed Captions / Subtitles:This Product has English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
  • French Subtitles
  • Spanish SubtitlesSpecial Features:
  • Science at the Ends of the Earth – An examination of the remarkable scientific work being performed at the South Pole
  • Freeze Frame – A series of 7 10-minute “making of” featurettes, one for each episode
  • Production Video Diaries – A set of 47 video shorts made by the Frozen Planet producers, directors, camera crew and more giving personal insights into this remarkable series
  • Frozen Planet: The Epic Journey – The best moments from this remarkable series compiled into one 60-minute highlights special
  • Music Only Viewing Option
  • English and Parisian French Narration and English, Spanish and Quebecois French Subtitles

Here are the episodes that are on the three discs:

To the Ends of the Earth 
At the North Pole, the sun returns after six months of darkness.

Spring 
Spring arrives in the polar regions, and the sun appears after an absence of five months.

Summer 
Polar animals race to rear their young during times of plenty under the midnight sun.

Autumn 
Autumn brings epic journeys for polar wildlife as most hurry to escape the refreeze.

Winter 
The story of the few extreme survivors who remain in the polar regions during winter.

The Last Frontier 
What draws humans to the coldest and most hostile reaches of our planet?

On Thin Ice
David Attenborough investigates the effects of rising temperatures at the polar regions.

If you are into shows like this then you are in luck because two Look What Mom Found…and Dad too readers will have the chance to win this series on Blu-Ray.  All you have to do it tell me if you watch nature shows and if so what is your favorite show?

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Barbie and sisters celebrate A Perfect Christmas-DVD giveaway

barbie a perfect christmas dvd coverDid you know Barbie has 3 sisters; Skipper, Stacey and Chelsea. It’s been quite a long time since I’ve seen any Barbie shows or even glanced at a doll. Now that Shae is getting a little older she’s recognizing characters on TV. When I got the opportunity to review The all-new DVD, “Barbie: A Perfect Christmas” I thought it might be a nice change of pace from her typical Disney and Scooby Doo movies we’re used to.

The DVD came on a Thursday and by the time Tuesday rolled around we had watched it 4 times. Shae instantly memorized the songs and funny dialogue and would run room to room to get the family to watch certain parts with her like when Chelsea finds the cute husky puppy. The movie is cute and animated quite well but the story behind it sends a nice message. Christmas isn’t about getting the perfect present it’s about creating the Perfect Christmas with the ones you love and creating memories that last a lifetime.

shae and madi watching for the 4th time


Barbie: A Perfect Christmas is the 22nd movie in 10 years for the iconic doll. With the holidays right around the corner this is the ideal opportunity to introduce little girls to an amazing story and character that will grow with them. DVDS make great gifts and stocking stuffers along with the Dolls to match the story.
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barbie a perfect christmas doll
Surprise a little girl or big girl this year with your own copy of Barbie: A Perfect Christmas. Let me know your own favorite holiday movie.
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“This is a sponsored post on behalf of One2One Network. I was provided with the Barbie “A Perfect Christmas” DVD. All opinions are my own.”




Rapunzel, let down your hair Giveaways

disney-tangled-rapunzel-bluray-dvd-movieIf you haven’t heard of Walt Disney Animation Studios newest film, Tangled, you may be living under a rock. Ever since seeing a pre-screening Shae has been obsessed. To make the love affair worse Shae was sent a Tolly Tots Rapunzel doll for review.

She must’ve known something special was in the box because Shae wouldn’t leave my side when it arrived. She was suspicious like usual but it was like she could sense it was a treat just for her. Toddler Rapunzel is adorable. Long, long, long flowing hair, a crown, a brush, shoes and pretty dress. Upon taking it out of the box I instantly recruited Sabreena to brush out the hair; I didn’t want it to end up matted and ugly. Since then it’s been braided, twisted, brushed, dragged, chewed and rubber banded numerous times. We’ve had some hair loss but nothing tragic. Right now Rapunzel sits on Shae’s toybox where her little cousins hands can’t reach her. She gets caressed and her crown gets adjusted each day;  toddler Rapunzel gets the royal treatment.

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she's actually watching Tangled at this very moment

Have you seen Tangled? I have; about 200 times. I’m not kidding. There were a couple weeks when it first came out in March that it was on 2-3 times a day. Now it’s died down to 2-3 times a week. I don’t mind really because it’s a great movie. Shae loves the story and loves the characters even more; so much that she duped convinced Rob into buying her a Flynn Rider doll.

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baby-rapunzel-tangled-dollIn celebration of the release of the 4-Disc Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on March 29, 2011 TollyTots wants to give a LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! reader a Tolly Tots Toddler or Baby doll AND the Tangled Blu-ray™/DVD combo. Tell me which doll you would prefer and if you’ve seen Tangled yet.

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One of Sabreenas favorite movies

In 2004 Disney and Pixar released one of my favorite children’s movies of all time: The Incredibles. Now they are releasing it all over again, but this time in Blu-ray. The disk now comes with all new special features including, Paths To Pixar: Story Artists which showcases multiple Pixar story artists, giving viewers exciting insight into their work, their inspiration and the personal paths that eventually led them to a career at Pixar and also “The New Nomanisan” Island Redevelopment Plan, which is a guided tour of Nomanisan Island, post-Syndrome, pitching the island as a vacation resort paradise. The DVD in the combo pack also includes all of the old features like the short film “Jack-Jack Attack” and the animated short “Boundin’.”

This movie follows Bob Parr and his family of superheroes who are forced into hiding after a little incident with a man who didn’t want to be saved. After a series of outrageous circumstances, including Mr. Parr throwing a man through a few walls, Bob has to find another line of work and is recruited by a mysterious platinum blonde woman named Mirage to stop a rouge robot on a private island. Even more hilarity ensues when Mrs. Parr finds out about Bob’s lies and goes to this island to find him.

That’s when the plot twists and everything changes for this family. At the end they learn to work together and to not be scared or ashamed of what makes them different. I think the reason I love this movie so much is because of its originality and unique story and characters. Each character in lovable, even the evil ones.

This story made me want superpowers and a giant robot that could attack me so I could show them off.
This post was written by Sabreena, the teen member of the LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! household.

 

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Bambi Diamond Edition release March 1, 2011

Bambi is coming out of the vault, March 1, 2011!  The Diamond Edition debut of BAMBI, Walt’s fifth full-length animated classic, is a heartwarming story about a young deer that quickly learns the lessons of life: love, friendship, loss and heartbreak.

It’s been many years since watching Bambi, in fact I don’t think I even remember the entire story.  This is going to be a Friday movie night pick with the kids. We are slowly replacing all of our DVDs with the Blu-Ray/DVD combos.  The Disney classics are the 1st on the list and I’m excited to introduce Bambi to the kids. Shop for yourself with this $10 off coupon.

The new BAMBI Diamond Edition will be available as a 2-Disc Disney Combo Pack, a High Definition Movie Download and a Standard Definition Movie Download. For those wanting it in standard definition DVD version you’ll have to wait until April 19, 2011. Disney’s new “Second Screen” technology, which is being introduced for the very first time on the BAMBI Diamond Edition release, will further transform the at-home movie watching experience by empowering viewers with the ability to engage with film content on multiple media platforms and bring them to life in their own hands at the touch of a button


For those getting the 2-Disc Combo Pack you’ll have access to fun games and activities as well as never before seen deleted scenes and a song; Twitterpated.  Bambi is 69 years old, it was intended to be Disney’s second full-length animated film after “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” but took 6 years to complete. It is one of Disney’s most beloved classics and its shelf life is limited so get it now before it gets locked up again.

Get your kids involved in the Bambi love with the attached activity and coloring pages till the movie is released March 1st.

Bambi Activity Sheet

Bambi ColoringPage




Disney’s A Christmas Carol Blu-ray/DVD Combo & Coupon

This is the year of the Blu-ray, at least for us. We are re-building our movie collection starting with holiday classics like Disney’s A Christmas Carol. This movie has been released on a Blu-ray/DVD 3D combo on November 16th and we have a copy to enjoy.

Disney’s A Christmas Carol, is a rendition of the Charles Dickens beloved tale; the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas – but he must act on it before it’s too late. Complete with spirited bonus features, this exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of a family holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all Christmases yet to come.

This film features the ever talented Jim Carrey who plays Scrooge and all 3 Ghosts.  Like all combo releases there are so many other features to check besides the actual movie.

Bonus Features:
BLU-RAY 3D Disc includes an exclusive 3D bonus feature, plus all the Blu-ray and DVD features:
Mr. Scrooge’s Wild Ride – In this 3D bonus feature, director Zemeckis and the cast explain how 3D made the Dickens novella come to life. The feature explores how 3D technology brought a whole new dimension to the story, from the Ghost of Christmas Past whisking Scrooge through time, to the look and feel of the characters in 19th Century London.

BLU-RAY features include all of the DVD features plus:
Behind The Carol
: The Full Motion Capture Experience – A feature length picture-in-picture viewing mode takes the audience behind the scenes of motion capture filmmaking.
Countdown to Christmas Interactive Calendar – 25 days of holiday surprises extend the holiday cheer, as viewers come back to discover what each door holds.
Deleted Scenes – Six deleted scenes on the Blu-ray Disc.

DVD features include:
Capturing A Christmas Carol
– Actress Jacquie Barnbrook hosts a journey through the creative process of Disney’s A Christmas Carol.
On Set With Sammi – Follow Sammi Hanratty, one of the film’s young stars, as she shares a kid’s eye view of an “anything but average” day on the set.
Deleted Scenes – Three deleted scenes on the DVD

Start a new tradition in your home with popcorn, family and great Disney movie classics like A Christmas Carol.

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Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? Over Here!!!!

I know I have written or have at least mentioned before about how much my kids LOVE Scooby Doo but in case you missed it I will tell you again. I’m talking borderline obsessive. For instance Shae loves Scooby Doo so much she dressed up as Velma for Halloween this year. Before I met Melinda I had a ton of Scooby Doo stuff in my apartment like a cookie jar, shower curtain, trash can, etc. Believe it or not Melinda still married me even after see all of that stuff, LOL. Ok, back to my point.

Shae watches Scooby Doo non-stop either on TV or one of the 15 DVD’s we own. I was excited when I heard on November 9th they are releasing Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series and we were lucky enough to have received a copy for review.

I thought that the DVD’s being stored in the back of the Mystery Machine was really cool and something that would really draw people to this collector set. The one thing I can see as a problem is that the DVD’s come in a cardboard sleeve. I am afraid Shae and Shaun might ruin them but other than that this is an awesome Collector’s Edition that is a must have. This limited edition collector’s set contains three seasons of Scooby Doo, 41 episodes in total spread across 7 discs and an eighth disc will also be included and contains NEW BONUS MATERIALS.

Season 1

1 What a Night for A Knight
2 A Clue for Scooby-Doo
3 Hassle in the Castle
4 Mine Your Own Business
5 Decoy for a Dogknapper
6 What the Hex is Going On?
7 Never Ape and Ape Man
8 Foul Play in Funland
9 The Backstage Rage
10 Bedlam in the Bigtop
11 A Gaggle of Galloping Ghosts
12 Scooby-Doo and a Mummy Too!
13 Which Witch is Which?
14 Spooky Space Kook
15 Go Away Ghost Ship
16 A Night of Fright is No Delight
17 That’s Snow Ghost

Season 2

18 Nowhere to Hyde
19 Myster Mask Mix-Up
20 Jeepers It’s the Creeper
21 Scooby’s Night with a Frozen Fright
22 The Haunted House Hang-Up
23 A Tiki Scare is No Fair
24 Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Werewolf?
25 Don’t Fool with a Phantom

Season 3

26 Watch Out the Willawaw!
27 A Creepy Tangle in the Bermuda Triangle
28 A Scary Night with a Snow Beast Fright
29 To Switch a Witch
30 The Tar Monster
31 A Highland Fling with a Monstrous Thing
32 The Creepy Case of Old Iron Face
33 Jeeper’s, It’s the Jaguro
34 Make A Beline Away From That Feline
35 The Creepy Creature of Vulture’s Claw
36 The Diabolical Disc Demon
37 Scooby’s Chinese Fortune Kooky Caper
38 A Menace in Venice
39 Don’t Go Near the Fortress of Fear
40 The Warlock of Wimbledon
41 The Beast is Awake at Bottomless Lake

If you are a Scooby Doo fan at all you need to pick up this DVD set. Not only do you get 41 episodes that run 902 minutes but it comes with the mystery machine. Enough said. I can’t wait until Christmas so I can watch all of these episodes with Shae and Shaun but mostly with Shae since she is the Scooby Doo freak at this present point in time. Rooby Rooby Roo!!!!

This DVD set will be available November 9th with an estimate MSRP of $59.99

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Finally I Did It!!!

I finally got a bug up my butt a day or two ago to use my VCR2PC and finish turning our HI8 tapes into video format so that I can burn them to DVD.  It is a long a boring process since you need to play them in real time but I will tell you the one upside is watching old family memories that I had forgotten about.

We have tapes from when Sabreena was 4yrs old and playing soccer, Shaun’s birth, Shae’s birth, trips to the Pocono’s and NYC and so many more awesome memories.  Tonight while the kids were eating dinner Shae was watching a video I was converting of Shaun when he was 3 and Shae kept saying “look how cute Shaunie is”.  Shae was mesmerized by the video and LOVED it.  I am looking forward to getting these converted and burning them to DVD so we can make some popcorn, sit down as a family and watch all of our family memories.  I am excited just thinking about it.




Tom and Jerry Tales: The Complete First Season Review

I remember watching Tom and Jerry when I was a kid now my 7 year old son loves to watch Tom and Jerry. We received a copy of Tom and Jerry Tale:The Complete First Season and he has been watching it non stop.

Who doesn’t love a good cat and mouse fight? LOL. I love the fact that Jerry always out smarts Tom no matter what the situation. What I find hard to believe is that after 30 years Tom still hasn’t figured out how to beat Jerry. Maybe I am reading too much into this but I would have though that Tom would have succeeded in catching Jerry by now.

I know when my son is watching Tom and Jerry Tales because all I hear from his bedroom is non-stop laughing. I must admit Tom and Jerry is a good laugh. If you are having a bad day watching Tom and Jerry will make you feel better because Tom always has bad days. My son loves when me and him sit down to watch Tom and Jerry. It brings back memories of my childhood and I am really happy to be sharing this experience with my son. Maybe when my son is a dad and has kids we can all sit down together and watch Tom and Jerry together. Tom and Jerry is an American Classic.

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Introducing Brainy Baby Holiday Gift Sets

Start your child’s learning at the beginning. Use tools that are dedicated to motivate and stimulate a child’s imagination, fondness for music and the positive behaviours to set them apart from the rest. Brainy Baby produces the highest-quality, university tested products for children. The mission of The Brainy Baby Company is about helping children develop a love of learning for a lifetime®.

This holiday season, Brainy Baby is making it easy and affordable to give the gift of learning to all of the important children in one’s life. For a limited time only, Brainy Baby is offering three different holiday gift boxes at a specially discounted price that are sure to please inquisitive toddlers and young kids on anyone’s list.
The Happy Holidays Gift Box, Seasons Greetings Gift Box and Deluxe Seasons Greetings Gift Box all include a variety of Brainy Baby’s award-winning DVD’s, CD’s, books and flashcards. If that’s not enough, each set is priced significantly below its retail value, saving shoppers a ton of holiday cash. Please note that quantities are limited for this holiday season and the packaging may vary from what it seen in the photos.

Our children have used Brainy Baby DVDs over the years and I believe they helped Shaun at the age of 2 to recognize a huge variety of animals for his daycare’s show and tell time. Shae has also had great success with alphabet, numbers, colors and shape recognition at a young age. The videos along with interactive flashcards, books and music helped foster a constant learning environment without losing the play factor.

With the addition of 2 new babies in the family I hope they will also love to learn as my children have. The DVDs we received, Jingle Bells and ABC’s will hopefully get the same loving reception that our Brainy Baby products did over the years.

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