Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Visiting Lake Compounce in CT This Summer? Save $5 Off Each Ticket Purchase NOW!!!! #LakeCompounce

Disclosure:  In exchange for complimentary tickets to the attraction, I will be sharing pre- and post-trip posts.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.




Looking for something to do this summer with the family?  Have you been to Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT yet?  My husband and I first went when we moved to CT back in 2007 (that was before children) and had a blast.  And, this June for our oldest daughter, Savannah's 7th birthday, we will be surprising her with an overnight staycation birthday trip to Bristol, CT to take in all the fun rides and water park at Lake Compounce.    She loves amusement rides and water, so we know she will have a blast here, as will our other daughter, Bella.  


“Photo courtesy of Lake Compounce.”

And, with so many recent additions at  the oldest amusement park in the country, Lake Compounce had tripled the fun this season by adding the first Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs on the East Coast, Bear Creek Campground with charming cabins and traditional tipis and Lake Compounce has also made the advantageous changes of offering two new season pass options and increasing the number of cabanas in Crocodile Cove Water Park.



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Bear Creek Campground


Crocodile Cove VIP Cabana
Cabanas

We plan to stay in one of the 2 bedroom cabins so that we can get two full days in at the park.  Even though we are a little over an hour away, with little ones, it is a full day affair going out with them.  And, my thought is that we can go back after a long afternoon and rest up before taking in on-site activities including movie night and crafts at the Bear Creek Campground (Reserve your overnight (or longer) online at www.campbearcreek.com), before waiting early to hit the park one last time before heading home.  While I know the girls will be excited...shh, I haven't told them yet, I am finding myself getting excited too, as I plan our mini birthday staycation for Savannah in June. :-)


“Photos courtesy of Lake Compounce.”


With so much do for children and adults of all ages, Lake Compounce is the place to be this summer, especially enjoying their water park on those hot summer days!  So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to the Lake Compounce website to learn more about their hours, special events and promotions and to order your tickets online today.  Want to save $5.00 off of each regular ticket purchased?  Read on to learn how...


*Stay tuned in the coming months as I will be sharing my personal review and photos of our day at Lake Compounce*



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Only for Inspired by Savannah readers, save $5 off the regular admission tickets purchased by visiting https://www.lakecompounce.com/blogreader?promocode=InspiredSBlog17 and using promo code "InspiredSBlog17".  Act fast as this offer expires soon!  Be sure to share the above link and promo code with family and friends so that they can enjoy the savings, too! :-)


  • Regular Price: $43.99
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    Stay up-to-date on all things Lake Compounce this summer including special events, promos and more by following their social media channels here:

    Twitter: @LakeCompounce 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/LakeCompounce 
    Instagram: @LakeCompounce 

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    About Lake Compounce:

    Lake Compounce, New England’s Premier Family Theme and Waterpark, is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, going into its 171st season. Home to the number one wooden roller coaster in the world, Boulder Dash, and the first triple launch steel coaster in New England, Phobia Phear Coaster. Other thrill rides include Wildcat, Thunder N' Lightning, and Down Time. The park, located in Bristol Connecticut is also home to the largest waterpark in Connecticut, and features attractions for all ages. NEW Bear Creek Campground is located next to Lake Compounce and is the perfect family friendly destination for anyone looking for an adventurous getaway.

    Established in 1846, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America. Platinum Season Passes are currently on sale for the 2017 season. More information and the park's operating schedule can be found at lakecompounce.com



    Disclosure:  In exchange for complimentary tickets to the attraction, I will be sharing pre- and post-trip posts.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


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    Tuesday, April 25, 2017

    Enter to #Win a #SpiritRidingFree Prize Pack and Tune in to Netflix on May 5th for the New Animated Series Premiere #Giveaway




    If you haven't checked out Netflix lately, you really should.  There is a wonderful selection of shows and movies for both kids and adults to enjoy.  Right now my husband and I are watching a few shows, while the girls can't stop watching the Disney movies and episodes from some of their favorite shows from television.  And, after showing them the trailer for the upcoming Spirit Riding Free series, which premieres on Netflix on Friday, May 5th, the girls are counting down the days to watch this show.  Both of my girls are horse lovers and fell in love with this new DreamWorks Animated series when they saw the Spirit, a beautiful wild mustang.  I know they will love this series and I can't wait to sit down and watch it with them.  So, if you a child who loves horses, or is a fan of animated series from DreamWorks that air on Netflix, or your kids have been looking for a new show to watch, then you'll want to mark May 5th on your calendar for the premiere of Spirit Riding Free.


    Here is more about this show including the official trailer...




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    "The series, inspired by the Oscar®-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, follows the heartfelt journey of a gutsy 12-year-old girl named Lucky who befriends a wild mustang whom she aptly names Spirit. With her two best friends (and their horses) by her side, Lucky and her friends explore a world filled with endless rides, magnificent horses and and never ending fun! Together they’ll push their own limits, harness the power of friendship and discover what it truly means to be free."


    Also, be sure to check out the Spirit Riding Free Activity Packet for DIY “Friendship Frames” and friendship bracelets, word searches, mazes and coloring pages of your favorite Spirit Riding Free horses and riders, as you eagerly await the premiere of this new series arriving on Netflix on May 5th.


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    In anticipation of this new show, I am excited to offer one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader the chance to win a fun Spirit Riding Free prize pack, which will include a DIY picture frame, a friendship bracelet making kit, a journal, a bandana, a plush toy, and the Spirit Riding Free book.  How great does this prize pack sound, right!  :-)  

    For your chance to win this cool Spirit Riding Free prize pack, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!


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    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS Featuring '90s Child Stars and Real-Life BFFs Premieres Tomorrow Night on Pop #HollywoodDarlings #ad

    Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in which I was compensated for my time.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.




    If you grew up in the 90's, then you probably were a fan of such shows as Step by Step, 7th Heaven and Full House.  I, for one, used to love tuning in to TGIF on Fridays to catch Step by Step which featured Sasha Mitchell as everyone's favorite uncle Cody, Dana Foster played by Staci Keanan who was also known for her role in My Two Dads in the 80's, and tomboy Al Lambert, played by Christina Lakin.  Were you a fan of this show?

    After this show went off the air, I found myself hooked on 7th Heaven all through the 2000's.  Beverly Mitchell who played Lucy Camden was my favorite.  Did you have a favorite Camden?  What made shows like these so great was the child actors.  For many of them these television sitcoms were their breakout role and many went on to star in other successful television series or even blockbuster movies as the years went on.

    So, what ever happened to Beverly Mitchell, Christina Lakin and Jodie Sweeten (who played Stephanie on Full House)?  They continued acting in television and movies, and even found time to become mothers.  Now, they are busy moms who are juggling both work and home life, as they have a new show, Hollywood Darlings, which premieres tomorrow night at 8P/7c on Pop.  Did you know they these lovely actresses are the best of friends in real life?  



    I had no idea until I started doing research for a phone call with them to discuss their new improv comedy show, which is sure to be hit, especially with fans who grew up watching their hit shows in the 1990's and 2000's.

    Not only was I able to be on a conference and ask the stars about the show, but I was also able to screen a few of the Hollywood Darlings episodes, which will be airing this season on Wednesday nights at 8P/7c on Pop.  You are definitely in for a treat when you tune into the show tomorrow night, as the ladies will have you laughing from the start of the show right up until the end.  Here is more about the show in case you have missed promos for the show on television or online...




    "Pop’s newest original comedy series HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS starring 90s fan favorites Jodie Sweetin (Full(er) House), Beverley Mitchell (7th Heaven) and Christine Lakin (Step by Step) premieres tomorrow night at 8P/7c on Pop. The comedy series focuses on their unique childhood actor sisterhood that has bonded them as real life friends. They play exaggerated versions of themselves as they navigate motherhood, careers and life in LA.
      
    HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS turns the camera on real-life friends who are bonded by a sisterhood that only they can share as former child stars who grew up in the 90’s limelight – Jodie Sweetin (“Full House,” “Fuller House”), Christine Lakin (“Step By Step”) and Beverley Mitchell (“7th Heaven”). In this improvised comedy, the three actresses play exaggerated versions of themselves in their current Hollywood lives. With the support of one another, this girl squad can take on anything when it comes to parenting, marriage, friendship and revived careers in Hollywood.

    HOLLYWOOD DARLINGS will feature cameos from Soleil Moon Frye (“Punky Brewster”), Andrew Keegan (“10 Things I Hate About You”), Tamera Mowry (“Sister, Sister”), Lance Bass(NSYNC), Andrea Barber (“Full House”), Nicholle Tom (“The Nanny”), Heather Tom (“Y&R”),Patrick Duffy (“Dallas,” “Step By Step”), Staci Keanan (“Step By Step”) and Wanya Morris(Boyz II Men)."


    As far as the conference call, I was able to ask the ladies the following question and this was their response...

    “What did you guys bring to- to show- to show about yourselves, and what did you exaggerate to make the show more funny?”

    Jodie: Well I think we play heightened versions of ourselves, we all have you know, these little kernels and- of- of- of pieces that we play and you know, uh this is Jodie talking by the way. Uh, y- you know my character is definitely more cynical and- and dark than I am in real life. I have a pretty positive outlook on things and motherhood um, but you know, it was- we really wanted to play it sort of the contrast between myself and Beverly and Christine. Um, so that is- you know, it- it—that’s definitely a- an exaggerated piece of- of- of who I am. I am quick to poke fun at my friends with the utmost love and make fun of myself and that’s something that’s pretty true to- to who I actually am.-

    Christine: Yeah, I’m kind of the ‘hippie dippy’ one of the group, I’m sort of a free spirit. I definitely have those qualities in real life but we exaggerated them for the show for the purposes of comedy, of course. So I’m kind of the lovable fool, that will go out on a limb and make these two crazy in their own respective ways.

    Beverly: I am a Type ‘A’ person - you know, the ever-organized, the label-queen and the um, girl who is prepared for any apocalypse or any ailment that may uh, come your way. I think we played that up a little bit further. Um, I- I would like to think that I am not as um, uptight and tightly wound as I play on the show. I do know how to exactly relax. And take a break. However I have not- I just got my first manicure and pedicure in four years because I didn’t want Jodie to see my toes.


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    I loved Christine Lakin growing up, and was surprised when i watched this new show that she is not as recognizable as Beverly Mitchell or Jodi Sweetin.  In my eyes she really does steal the show with her comedic side.  I couldn't stop laughing when watching the episode where she takes Bev Mitchell to a spa (or so Bev thinks).  Fans of Andrew Keegan will be happy as he guest stars on this episode.  



    I don't want to go into too many details as I don't want to spoil the episode. 



    All I will say is that this episode is not to be missed, and will have you talking to your friends about it afterwards.  In addition to Andrew Keegan, you will also see other popular child stars guest starring on the show, including Andrea Barber who played Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and even Soleil Moon Frye better known as Punky Brewster.



    So, if you are looking for a new show to get hooked on and were a fan of Beverly Mitchell, Jodie Sweetin and Christine Lakin growing up, then you will not want to miss Hollywood Darlings premiering tomorrow night at at 8P/7c on Pop.  I, for one, have already cleared by schedule and told my husband he will be putting the girls to bed, so that I can tune in and watch and chat with my girlfriends through messenger about the show.


    Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post in which I was compensated for my time.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.
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    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Welcome in Spring with a Good Book -- Hooray for Birds! by Lucy Cousins (Review)

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



    Hooray for Birds!

    My girls are huge fans of the Maisy series, which is also written by Lucy Cousins.  So, when I heard about this book being released the end of March, I had to get my hands on a copy to share with the girls.  Not only would my girls enjoy this book, but I knew this book would make for a great addition to my annual "Welcome in Spring with a Good Book" feature, as it was all about birds.  I don't know about you, but when I think of spring, I think of birding returning and chirping throughout the day, as they find new spots to build their nests among the bushes and trees.

    My girls were not disappointed when I shared this book with them.  They remembered the author's name from their Maisy books and said that the bold colors were just like Maisy books.  As far as the story, it is written in a rhyming scheme which little ones will enjoy as they follow along, stopping to admire the bright and playful illustrations.

    Little ones will have fun imagining what it would be like if they were a bird.  What type of bird would you be?  I posed this question to my girls before I shared the story for the first time.  They didn't have an answer at that time. But, when the story was over, they couldn't stop talking about the different types of birds including a rooster, swan, ostrich and even a flamingo.  Each and every page of this beautifully written and illustrated children's book is filled with an array of birds that will have you child imaging they were them.  Kids will learn the different behaviors of these types of birds, and will have even more fun acting out pecking, hopping and soaring through the air motions, like my girls did! :-)

    I am planning a bird week for our homeschooling soon, and will be surprising the girls with a trip to the zoo to check out a bird exhibit.  This book was the perfect introduction to birds, as it has gotten them excited about the topic. My girls are also looking forward to more bird sightings in our backyard now that the nicer weather is here and the birds are returning.


    If your child is a fan of Maisy books by Lucy Cousins, or you are looking for a fun book to share at bedtime, or as a way to welcome in spring, why not pick up a copy of "Hooray for Birds!" available now in stores from Candlewick Press.  You and your child will fall in love with this colorful bird book, and find yourselves picking it up time and again to enjoy.


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    More About this book:

    "Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster’s “cock-a-doodle-doo” at dawn to the owl’s nighttime “tuwit, tuwoo,” the cheeps and tweets of many bright and beautiful avian friends will have children eager to join in as honorary fledglings. This day in the life of birds will hold the attention of even the smallest bird-watchers, whether at storytime or just before settling into their cozy nests to sleep.


    In an exuberant display of color, Lucy Cousins invites little ones to imagine themselves as brilliant birds."

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    About the Author:

    Lucy Cousins

    "Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, as well as I’m the Best and Peck, Peck, Peck. Lucy Cousins lives in Hampshire, England."


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

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    Counting Down the Days Until Gifted Arrives in Theaters This Friday, April 7th! #GiftedMovie



    In theaters April 7th!



    Looking for a girls' night out or date night movie this upcoming weekend? Then, look no further than Gifted, arriving in theaters this Friday, April 7th and starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer.  I saw the movie trailer for this movie last year and have had it on my radar ever since.  Each year, there are a handful of movies like this that are released, that are a must see.  This movie in particular reminds me of movies I grew up watching and that have become films that will be enjoyed by future generations.  You know what I am talking about...a movie that will pull at your heartstrings one minute and having you laugh the next.  And, like a single friend of mine said, you can't go wrong with the eye candy (AKA Chris Evans) in the lead role. :-)

    Haven't heard about Gifted?  Where have you been these past few months...just kidding. Check out the official movie trailer and see why I and so many other people are counting down the days until this movie arrives in theaters on Friday...



    Doesn't this look like a great movie?  I love any movie Octavia Spencer is in, as her characters are always full of life and she brings a sense of fun to the movie.  And, she doesn't disappoint in his role in this movie.  You can see in the trailer just how well she works alongside Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace, making for a more enjoyable film.

    This is one movie you can find yourself escaping your life for the duration of the film and really being the moment to enjoy such amazing acting from the cast.  The story line is also one that will draw you in and have you glued to the screen right until the end, as you continue to reach for a tissue to dry your eyes from sad and happy tears.

    Friday can't get here fast enough.  I can't wait to go with a few girlfriends to see this movie, after grabbing a bite to eat.  I know that this is one movie will be talking about for awhile, and anticipating its release to DVD so that we can watch it again and again. :-)  

    So, if you find yourself at the movies this weekend and are looking for the perfect movie to see, why not check out Gifted?  You will not be disappointed!

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    More About This Movie:

    "Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. 


    Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.  Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend.  Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well."

    Cast: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, and Octavia Spencer
    Director: Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer)
    Release: In Select Theatres April 7

    Stay up-to-date on all things related to Gifted by following the movie's social media channels below...

    Facebook: @GiftedMovie
    Instagram: @GiftedMovie
    Twitter: @GiftedtheMovie

    Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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    Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    Arriving in Time for Easter -- "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It's Ladybug!" DVD -- Review and #Giveaway

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



    C’EST MAGNIFIQUE!
    A NEW INSTALLMENT OF THE SENSATIONAL
    HIT SERIES STARRING LADYBUG AND CAT NOIR
    COMES TO DVD FROM SHOUT! KIDS







    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It's Ladybug

    In Stores April 11th!



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    My girls were so excited when they saw this new Miraculous DVD in the mail the other day. They already have the previous three volumes released from Shout! Kids, and have been waiting on a new DVD from this popular series to watch and add to their collection.  If you follow my blog, then you have read my past reviews about this show, and how it is watched by kids of all ages, as well as adults. Yes, I admit it, I am a fan of Ladybug and Cat Noir, too!  Each and every episode is jam packed with adventure and will have you on the edge of your seat rooting Ladybug and Cat Noir on to defeat evil villains.    



    Fans of the show will be excited to watch the following 6 full-length episodes from the upcoming Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It’s Ladybug! DVD release...



    • Princess Fragrance
    • Gamer
    • Reflekta
    • The Puppeteer
    • Antibug
    • Volpina
    With Easter fast approaching, why not pick up this upcoming DVD release when it arrives on DVD on April 11th, to add to your child's basket.  This is one DVD they will watch time and again. Be sure to continue reading for a chance to win a copy of this DVD. :-)


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    More about this upcoming DVD release:

    "The most Miraculous adventures of Ladybug and Cat Noir continue! Paris’ favorite crime-fighting duo return in a new volume of the action-adventure, romantic comedy that will have you on the edge of your seat.

    The action-packed CGI animated TV series Miraculous™: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It’s Ladybug! will be available on DVD April 11th, from Shout! Kids, in collaboration with ZAG. This release includes six amazing episodes on DVD and a Ladybug paper doll, while supplies last


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    When Paris is threatened by super villains, two amazing heroes are our only hope: Ladybug and Cat Noir! With the help of their magical kwamis, this incredible duo team up to outwit the forces of evil… but their biggest challenge might be getting through school. In their normal lives, Marinette and Adrien are just a pair of young students, but in reality, this terrific twosome must juggle schoolwork, friends, family and growing up in a world where every day is a high-flying adventure!

    A top TV show, Miraculous™ is quickly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. It’s Ladybug! is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com and Shout Kids."


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    Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: It's Ladybug

    Thanks to the kind folks at Shout! Factory, one lucky reader will win a copy of this upcoming DVD release.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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    About Shout! Factory -
    Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

    About ZAG -
    ZAG (Zag America, LLC./USA, Zag Animation Studios/USA,  Zagtoon/France) specializes in the creation of groundbreaking 3D CGI animated kids & family film and TV franchises. You may know their global hit, Miraculous™; Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir and their coming soon Zak Storm™ - "Super Pirate" series. Zag's robust original content pipeline includes 6 additional TV series and 3 feature films rolling out over the next 5 to 6 years. Keep close tabs on this hot new animation studio. 

    Miraculous™ is the trademark of ZAGTOON and METHOD. All Rights Reserved. © 2017  Zagtoon-Method Animation-TOEI Animation-SAMG-SK Broadband - AB - De Agostini editore S.p.A. All Rights Reserved. 


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

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    PBS Distribution Releasing "WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM" on DVD April 11th (Review)

    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.


    WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM
    ARRIVES ON DVD April 11th

    Wild Kratts: Wild Kratts: Panda-monium DVD


    PBS KIDS Series WILD KRATTS Helps Kids Learn Science
     by Exploring Animals and Their “Creature Powers”


    This DVD couldn't have come at a better time, as the girls are all about Wild Kratts thanks to a recent visit out the CT Science Center in Hartford, CT when they got to meet Jimmy and Aviva, and created their very own Creature Communicator and Creature Power Discs.  In addition to meeting Jimmy and Aviva, they also got to sit for a fun Wildlife Encounters stage show.  After attending this fun Wild Kratts event, the girls came home and pulled out all their Wild Kratts DVDs, toys and books to enjoy.  And, the following day this advance DVD copy arrived at our door, for the girls to help me review.  They were so excited and couldn't wait to watch it.

    This upcoming DVD release contains eh following four full-length episodes: 
    • Panda Power Up!
    • Red Panda Rescue
    • The Colors of China
    • Snowy Owl Invasion


    My girls love panda bears, and we learned all about them in January as part of our homeschool learning.  So, it was nice to revisit this topic with them as a fun refresher.  In this new DVD, the Kratt brothers save giant pandas from the evil Zach Varmitech, help reunite a lost red panda with its mom, and save animals captured in China from the villain Donita Donata.  Sounds like fun, huh?  You can always expect an wild adventure when you tune in to the Wild Kratts daily on PBS Kids or when you sit down and watch a Wild Kratts DVD with with your child.  My girls loved this DVD and have already watched it half a dozen times since we received it a couple weeks ago.

    If you have a Wild Kratts fan in your life, why not consider picking up this DVD when it hits store shelves on April 11th and add it to their Easter basket?  Or, simply pick up and add it to your child's growing Wild Kratts DVD collection.  I have lost count of how many DVDs from this popular series my girls have. They can watch them over and over again without getting bored, and love learning about all the different creatures from around the world.

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    More about this upcoming release:

    "PBS Distribution announced today it is releasing the new DVD “WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM.” Viewers will join Chris and Martin Kratt as they learn about the amazing creature features of giant pandas, red pandas, and other incredible animals. In four action-packed adventures, the brothers save giant pandas from the evil Zach Varmitech, find an adorable little lost red panda and help to reunite her with her mother, save animals captured in China from the villain Donita Donata, and more!
    PANDA-MONIUM will be available on DVD April 11, 2017. The DVD run time is approximately 120 minutes and its SRP is $14.99. The episodes included on this DVD are listed below.

    Panda Power Up! 
    While checking out the endangered giant panda, the Wild Kratts get stranded in the bamboo forests of China without having power for any of their vehicles or equipment. They must figure out how to ‘power up’ in time to help save the pandas, who are being turned into roboticized stuffed toys by the nefarious villain, Zach Varmitech. An ‘ancient panda secret’ just might lead to the creature power that will restart their engines and save the pandas.

    Red Panda Rescue
    Chris finds a little lost Red panda, but before she can be reunited with her mother, Zach steals her as a birthday present for Donita Donata. It’s Wild Kratts to the rescue!

    The Colors of China
    While hanging out with golden pheasants in China, Martin and Chris wonder how important color is for creatures. But when Donita Donata begins to steal animals and remove their color, they soon discover just how critical it is for survival. It’s a race to stop Donita and get color back into the creature world!

    Snowy Owl Invasion
    Martin and Chris are hanging out in China with their giant panda friend Stuffo when they receive reports of snowy owls showing up all over North America. Since these raptors live in the Arctic, it’s up to the Wild Kratts to solve the mystery of the snowy owl invasion!

    WILD KRATTS transforms the Kratt Brothers, creators of the award-winning “Kratts’ Creatures” and Emmy-winning “Zoboomafoo,” into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. From elephants using physics to suck gallons of water with their trunks to a fleet of peregrine falcons that harness the force of gravity to speed through the air, each episode of WILD KRATTS presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt Brothers – and young viewers – meet. WILD KRATTS airs daily on PBS KIDS (check local listings)."


    About Kratt Brothers Company
    Kratt Brothers Company, founded in 1993, has created and produced more than 220 episodes of television, including award-winning series: KRATTS’ CREATURES, ZOBOOMAFOO, “Kratt Brothers: Be The Creature” and WILD KRATTS. Through its full service animation studio, Kratt Brothers Company is currently in production on its fifth season of the Emmy-nominated hit WILD KRATTS. www.krattbrothers.com

    About PBS KIDS
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    WILD KRATTS: PANDA-MONIUM
    Street Date: April 11, 2017
    Genre: Kids
    Run Time: Approx. 120 Minutes
    SRP: $14.99

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