Sunday, January 31, 2016

'Shimmer and Shine' Make Their DVD Debut February 2, 2016! -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Nick's newest and most magical twin sisters sparkle their 
way to DVD on February 2, 2016 

"Nickelodeon's (mis)adventurous and magical twin sisters come to DVD on Shimmer and Shine. In its standalone DVD debut, fans can join Shimmer, Shine, Leah and her friend Zac in the magical worlds of genies, dinosaurs and more. Despite any obstacles, the power of teamwork and friendship help to make their adventures turn out great! In addition to over 2 ½ hours of magical content, this DVD comes with a set of four hair ties as a fun gift with purchase! Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Shimmer and Shine is available for the first time on DVD February 2, 2016 for the hot, bargain price of $7.99."


My Thoughts:

Even though Shimmer and Shine launched on the Nick Jr. channel last August, it was only recently that my girls stumbled upon it.  Instead of recording an episode of Little Charmers (another Nick Jr. favorite of theirs), our DVR recorded an episode of Shimmer and Shine.  As soon as the theme song began playing, the girls were glued to the television. I can see why this new preschool series has become a hit with young girls.  After the first commercial, the girls quickly ran into the kitchen and asked me to start recording this new show, as they loved it.  I came in and sat down to watch the show with them to see what it was all about and have to say I was impressed.  

Here is more about Shimmer and Shine, two genies in training from the magical world of Zahramay Falls, which airs daily on Nickelodeon...

About Shimmer and Shine:

Boom Zahramay! Get to know Shimmer and Shine, twin genies-in -training who can't wait to make your preschooler's wishes come true.

Twin sisters Shimmer and Shine are Leah's secret genies-in-training! Leah always has some dilemma that she needs her magical friends' help with, and the genies are happy to grant her three wishes a day.  As genies-in-training, they sometimes misinterpret what Leah wishes for, and often times they'll accidentally grant her wishes she didn't even mean to make. Each wrong wish quickly compounds into a crazy adventure. Ultimately, through teamwork, the genies and Leah find a way to fix the problem without the use of wishes.
Shimmer and Shine airs on Nickelodeon, weekdays at 11:30am ET/PT.
Shimmer and Shine includes the following episodes:
  • Genie Treehouse - Leah and Zac try building a treehouse but find themselves in over their heads. Leah asks her genies for a treehouse and is thrown for a loop when Shimmer and Shine turn her house into a house of trees.
  • Ahoy, Genies! - When Leah's bucket full of beach treasures floats into the vast ocean, Leah summons Shimmer and Shine to help her retrieve the loot. With the genies' assistance, a typical day at the beach quickly escalates into a magical beach treasure hunt, complete with a treasure map, pirate ship, and a talking parrot.
  • The Sweetest Thing - When Leah wishes for help making cupcakes for her school bake sale, she and the genies find themselves stuck with a giant birthday cake, some farm animals and a river of cupcake batter. How in the world will Leah finish her cupcakes without any wishes left, or worse, explain all this craziness to her curious (and hungry) neighbor Zac?
  • Lights! Camera! Genies! - When it looks like Movie Night will be a no-go, Leah asks Shimmer and Shine for some movie magic help. But when they accidentally wish the movie to life, they turn Leah into a medieval princess with a flying dragon to tame in her own backyard.
  • What a Pig Mess - When Leah's party food accidentally gets run over by Zac in his battery-operated car, Leah needs to figure out what else to bring fast. Leah asks her genies for more Pigs in a Blanket, but the genies give her real pigs wrapped in a blanket. It's up to Leah and the girls to catch the fast little pigs and find a way to fix this hog-sized mistake.
  • Abraca-Genie - Leah notices Zac the Magician's magic tricks aren't going quite so well, so she calls on her genies for some real magic assistance. But Shimmer and Shine aren't getting the tricks right either and suddenly more than a rabbit pops out of Zac's hat - a whole zoo of animals. The girls have to find a way to fix the magical mess before Zac's big performance.
  • Dino Mite! - After searching endlessly for Zac's missing dinosaur toy, Leah asks her genies to wish up a replacement and gets stuck with a real live Apatosaurus. Now Leah, Shimmer and Shine have to figure out a way to fix this behemoth mistake before Zac finds out - and it all starts with a little bit of dino training.

What also caught the attention of my girls besides these two genies is the pets.  Tala the monkey and Nahal the Bengal tiger cub make each episode of Shimmer and Shine extra magical.  

And, just like other preschool shows on Nickelodeon this series has really got my girls excited about the show.  Each and every day like clock work, the girls put a bunch of pillows and blankets on the living room floor, to pretend it is their magic carpet.  Then, they are read to watch the show.  I can't tell you how many times the girls will pause or replay a scene when they are watching an episode.  And, whenever the catchy songs from the series start, my girls will sing along, raising their voices to try and out sing each other. :-)

As a parent I love this educational series for the lessons it shares through their fun and captivating episodes.  Preschoolers will learn about patience, friendship, family, perseverance and so much more, as they watch the magical ways these two genies in training teach these lessons, while going on fun adventures and granting wishes.

If you have a preschooler who is a fan of the Shimmer and Shine series, you will definitely want to pick up this DVD when it hits store shelves tomorrow.  Or, if you have been looking for a fun new series to share with your preschooler that is not only fun to watch, but also educational, then you will want to check out Shimmer and Shine.  My girls, while they only recently became fans of this popular series, have already watched all the episodes thanks to the Nick Jr. app on Roku, and can talk your ear off about the show...that is...when they are not acting out scenes or singing the theme song at home and in the car. :-)


Thanks to the kind folks at Nickelodeon, I am excited to be able to offer one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader the chance to win a copy of the new 'Shimmer and Shine' to share with that special preschooler in their life.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!


About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years.  Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
Shimmer and Shine Fast Facts:
Street Date: February 2, 2016
Catalogue: 59175294000 (US); 59175295000 (CAN)
S.R.P.: $14.99
DVD Running Time: 156 minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish 2.0 Stereo audio tracks

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


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  2. My daughters are older, but my niece likes Max and Ruby and Paw Patrol.

  3. My kiddo's are huge fans of Paw Patrol! They have seen every episode and even have the toys!

  4. My childs favorite Nickelodeon show is Dora. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Berrnie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  5. Paw Patrol is our kids favorite on Nickelodeon!