Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Easter Gift Ideas -- Curious George: Swings into Springs, On DVD March 12th -- Review and #Giveaway



Curious George Swings into Spring

Available on DVD March 12, 2013 

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DVD Synopsis:
"Spring has sprung and the world’s favorite monkey returns — as curious as ever — in this high-flying, full-length feature.

George and his best friend, Hundley, explore all the wonders of the season together— including blooming flowers, baby animals and canoe rides. But when Hundley loses his way, George takes to the skies to find his pal, in a wild adventure that ends with a very fun surprise!"

SRP: $19.98
Street Date:  March 12, 2013 Copyright:  2013 Universal Studios.  All Rights Reserved. Selection Number: 63126083
Running time: 57 minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Sound:  Dolby Digital 5.1


My Thoughts:

Every time we watch Curious George, or I see this lovable monkey or the man in the yellow hat in print or an advertisement, I can't help but think back to Savannah's 2nd birthday.  We ended up taking her to Cambridge, MA, where they have a Curious George show, and she had a mini shopping spree.  You should have saw her reaction as she walked into this store and saw everything Curious George.  After about an hour of looking around and touching and trying everything out, she ended up picking up a few books, t-shirts and a plush Curious George in his pajamas.  And, each and every night, she has to have this plush toy next to her in bed, in order to drift off to sleep.

So, when I heard that Universal Studios Home Entertainment was releasing a new movie starring Curious George on DVD, on March 12th, I had to get my hands on a copy to surprise Savannah with.  And, just the other day, our screener copy arrived, and Savannah's expression was the same one she had when she walked into the Curious George store for her birthday last year -- a smile from ear to ear.

We ended up waiting until Arabella awoke from her mid-morning nap to watch this movie together. While Savannah waited for her little sister to get up, she kept herself entertained with the bonus sheet of stickers that come with this new DVD release. :-)

This full-length feature movie is just under an hour, and will surely delight even the youngest of viewers.  Arabella usually doesn't last for movies around an hour, but seeing Savannah so excited about it, she couldn't stop watching.  Arabella just loves Hurley, the bellhop's dog,  who ends up going missing in this movie.  And, this is where the fun and adventure begins, as George takes to the skies to find his best friend. 

Even though we still have snow on the ground and more snow expected tomorrow night, you can't help but get excited about spring while watching this movie, as it is filled with colorful flowers, baby animals, butterflies and even canoe rides.  So, if you are looking for a fun spring-themed movie to share with your child(ren), who happens to be big Curious George fans like my daughters, then you will want to pick up this new DVD, when it arrives in stores on 3/12 -- just in time for Easter gift giving! :-)


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About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios ( Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. Azaleas @ dogwoods blooming, birds chirping, warm weather!