Monday, January 26, 2015


CRIKEY!! Today is Australia Day! And, in honor of this special day, and the February 10, 2015 release of Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Blu-Ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, we thought we'd share some Fun Facts about Alexander's favorite country:

  • Australia is home to some of the world's deadliest animals - make sure to keep them locked up when they're visiting your home to avoid surprises!
  • Male kangaroos are called boomers and can jump up to 25 feet in a single leap, making them hard to catch when they're loose in the neighborhood!
  • Don't pick a fight with a kangaroo - one kick could send you across the yard!
  • A didgeridoo is a native instrument and a great way to wake up your siblings!!!

About Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day:

Disney’s heartwarming comedy will have your entire family laughing out loud. Based on the best-selling book, it follows the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him.  But he discovers he’s not alone when his dad (Steve Carell), mom (Jennifer Garner) and family live through their own terrible – and hilarious – day. It will tickle everyone’s funny bone, and warm their hearts as they discover how even on rotten days, families can grow closer. Starring Steve Carell (TV's The Office), Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life Of Timothy Green), Bella Thorne (Blended), Kerris Dorsey (Showtime's Ray Donovan) and Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes) as Alexander. 

Bonus Features:
  • Alexander...In Real Life
  • Snappy Crocs & Punch Roos: The Australian Outback Party
  • Walkabout: A Video Diary
  • And the Delightful, Magnificent, Very Good Bloopers
  • Music Video - 'Hurricane' by the Vamps

Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is rated PG and will be available everywhere on February 10, 2015! We went to the special pre-screening of this movie and believe's an AWESOME movie! Be sure to pick up your copy as soon as it becomes available. You WON'T regret it!

G'Day Mates!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Baymax LOVES National Hugging Day!!

After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s action-packed comedy adventure and Academy Award® Nominated film “Big Hero 6,” was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™!

The coveted award was presented by the Ambassador of Hugs, Kevin Zaborney, founder and creator of National Hugging Day.™ Baymax humbly accepted the award from his residence in San Fransokyo where he attributed the honor to his “non-threatening, huggable design” and said he looks forward to spending the upcoming year giving and receiving hugs from all.

The Most Huggable Character Award coincides with this month’s National Hugging Day™ held annually on January 21. National Hugging Day™ was created to encourage people around the world show more affection in public. There is only one way you are supposed to celebrate the holiday: offer a hug to anyone and everyone you want. 

About National Hugging Day:

National Hugging Day,™ also known as National Hug Day, is an annual holiday created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney in Michigan, USA. It occurs on January 21 and is officially recognized by the United States Copyright Office. It was first celebrated in 1986 and has since spread to multiple countries. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage people to openly express themselves through hugging.  Offer a hug to anyone and everyone you want but remember it is wise to ask first. Whether you hug a family member or a stranger, the mental and physical health benefits are the same. For more information, visit


1)    Hugs make us feel “happy”! When we hug another person, our bodies release oxytocin, a hormone associated with “happiness,” according to scientific studies. 

2)    Hugs alleviate stress! Just as a good hug increases our oxytocin levels, it decreases our cortisol or “stress” levels. 

3)    Babies need hugs as much as water and food! According to researchers at Harvard University, hugs help promote normal levels of cortisol necessary for child development. 

4)    Hugs make us better students! Students who receive a supportive touch from a teacher are twice as likely to volunteer in class. 

5)    Hugs improve our game! Scientists at University of California, Berkley discovered that the more affectionate members of a team are with each other, the more likely they are to win. 

6)    A hug a day keeps the doctor away! A hug stimulates the thymus gland, which in turn regulates the production of white blood cells that keep us healthy and disease-free. 

7)    A hug stops the bug! Researchers at Carnegie Mellon proved that individuals who were sick and received hugs had less severe symptoms and were able to get better quicker. 

8)    A hugging heart is a healthy heart! Research from University of North Carolina showed that a good hug helps ease blood flow and lower cortisol levels, which in turn help lower our heart rates. 

9)    A hugging couple is a happy couple! Couples that experience their partners’ love through physical affection share higher oxytocin levels. 

10)    Hugs let someone know you care without having to say a word! According to Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology at University of California, Berkeley, we can identify love from simple human touch – imagine how much love a big hug can communicate! 

About Disney’s “Big Hero 6”
From Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Frozen,” “Wreck-It Ralph”), “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy adventure about the poignant friendship that develops between a robotics prodigy and an extraordinary robot as they embark on a life-changing journey to unravel the mystery behind a devastating event. “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall and Chris Williams, and produced by Roy Conli. 

The film introduces Baymax, a lovable, personal companion robot, who forms a special bond with robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to Baymax and his diverse group of friends — adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred — who transform into a band of unlikely heroes.

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” will be available nationwide on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere February 3 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack February 24. For more information, visit

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Jake and the Neverland Pirates - Battle For The BOOK!!

by Joyce Kessel 

Jake the Neverland Pirates: Battle for the Book!!!  sailed into store for home viewing on January 6, 2015 

We received a review copy in exchange for a DVD  review and as with other Disney Junior Jake and the Never Pirates stories, Battle for the Book was entertaining and the 141 minute running time would keep the attention of kids of all ages, and the kids at heart.    My favorite part of the story was Wendy and the songs she sang.  

This value-packed DVD includes the Battle for the Book! adventure plus 4 additional episodes, over two hours of fun! Plus FREE inside every DVD is an exclusive checker board bandana with gold coins, you can’t get anywhere else! 

Synopsis: When Wendy’s special Storybook is stolen by Captain Hook, Jake and his mates go to London to help Peter Pan’s friend (from the classic movie Peter Pan). The longer the book is out of Wendy’s hands, the more she and her brothers (John and Michael) forget about their past adventures on Never Land. The battle for the book continues in Never Land, where Hook plans to destroy the book and its stories in the legendary Ring of Blue Fire. It’s up to our young heroes to save Wendy’s Storybook and the Story of Peter Pan!

Voice Talents are:  Sean Ryan Fox (Life Tracker, East of Kensington) as Jake, Madison Pettis (Cory in the House, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 and 3, The Game Plan) as Izzy, Jadon Sand (Frozen, Wreck it Ralph) as Cubby, David Arquette (Scream movies) as Skully, and Corey Burton (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Captain Hook Executive Producer: Rob LaDuca Producer: Mark Seidenberg Director: Howy Parkins 

Pick up your copy today and set sail on a adventure you and your little pirates are sure to enjoy!!!