Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pre-Order Your Copy of PAW PATROL: THE GREAT SNOW RESCUE -- Arriving on DVD October 24th (Review)

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


PAW Patrol: The Great Snow Rescue
You don't have to ask my daughter, Savannah, twice if she wants to help me review anything Paw Patrol, as she is a huge fan.  She can't go a day without wearing something Paw Patrol.  And, at bedtime, most nights she is rocking mismatched Paw Patrol pajamas...sometimes with tops that are a little small, but she can't part with them just yet.  That reminds me, why aren't there any Paw Patrol clothes out there now for girls 6X and above?  Savannah's closet is jam packed with 4 and 5T, but nothing bigger.  Well, while we wait on more clothes for her to show her love for this popular animated series on Nickelodeon, Savannah is happy to add another Paw Patrol to her growing DVD collection.

Before I go any further, Savannah wanted me to remind you all that tomorrow, Friday, is a new Paw Patrol episode on Nickelodeon, so if your child doesn't plan to watch it live, then make sure you set your DVR to record it.  We will be watching it live and then again many for times, thanks to Savannah's Paw Patrol episodes she stores on the DVR. :-)

Back to the upcoming DVD release, which arrives on store shelves on October 24th...this DVD is jam packed with fun Paw Patrol adventures -- 7 full-length episodes to be exact.   Savannah was excited to see Everest on this DVD as she is one of her favorite pups next to Skye and Marshall.  Even though Savannah has already seen these episodes more than a dozen times, she was excited to watch them again.  And, after the first few episodes so stopped to ask when it would be winter so that she could play in the snow.  I guess this DVD got her snow fever.  I, for one, am good with little to no snow for winter, but we live in New England, so expect crazy unpredictable winters and lots of snow into spring.

I tried asking Savannah if she had a favorite episode, but being a huge Paw Patrol fan, she said she liked them all...go figure.  She did point out, though, that out of the few recent Paw Patrol DVDs we have received, this one has a great variety of episodes -- some of her favorites.  She said that if we hadn't gotten a screener to review, she was going to ask to put this DVD on her wish list for Santa, along with her growing Paw Patrol toys she is hoping for.  So, if you have a Paw Patrol fan in your life and want to get a start on your holiday shopping for them, why not consider pre-ordering this upcoming DVD release, which right now is under $10 on Amazon.  It would make a great stocking stuffer...that is, if you can keep a secret until the holidays.  Good luck with that. :-)

More about this upcoming Paw Patrol DVD release:

"The PAW Patrol brave the snow in an all-new DVD collection, PAW Patrol: The Great Snow Rescue, featuring seven action-packed adventures. Fans can join the heroic pack of rescue pups as they work together to save the Adventure Bay Snow Show, help a sleepwalking bear, rescue penguins and more. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: The Great Snow Rescue will be available on DVD October 24, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.
To add some extra PAW-some fun to these adventures, Nickelodeon Home Entertainment is also releasing a special gift-with-purchase at participating Walmart stores, enabling fans to get a pup-tastic Chase plush zipper-pull for their backpack with each purchase of PAW Patrol: The Great Snow Rescue on DVD. Additionally, toys and other cross-category products for PAW Patrol: The Great Snow Rescue will also be available exclusively at Walmart. 
PAW Patrol: The Great Snow Rescue includes the following episodes:
  • The Pups Winter Wonder Show - The Adventure Bay Snow Show is in danger of being a no-show when Mayor Humdinger escapes with the feature act, Cap'n Turbot's performing penguins. It's up to the PAW Patrol to return the penguins so that the show can go on.
  • Pups Save a Sleepwalking Bear - The pups need to get a sleepwalking bear back home before he wakes up.
  • Pups Save Jake's Cake - Ryder and the pups help get a surprise birthday cake up to Jake's cabin.
  • Pups Save a Teeny Penguin - When Everest and Jake try to rescue a little penguin, they wind up floating out to sea on a homemade bridge.
  • Pups Save a Wild Ride - The PAW Patrol must come to the rescue when Alex and Daring Danny X snowboard near Risky Ridge.
  • Pups and a Whale of a Tale - While on a whale watching expedition, Everest and Jake discover a baby whale trapped beneath the ice. The PAW Patrol must use the Air Patroller to help cut breathing holes in the ice and return the playful baby whale back to its mom.
  • Pups Save a Floundering Francois - When Cap'n Turbot and his cousin Francois are white whale watching in Adventure Bay, their boat hits a rock and starts to sink. The pups have to help free the ship and rescue an overboard Francois from the water."
PAW Patrol: The Great Snow Rescue fast facts:
Street Date: October 24, 2017
Catalog: 59191020000 (US)
Running Time: 96 Minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish Stereo
S.R.P.: $10.99

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th 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, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit 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 major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries.  The PHMD division oversees PPC's home entertainment and transactional digital 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, 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 transactional distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Guest Post: Healthier Halloween Treats by EduPlated


"With the pressure on parents to feed their children healthier and nutritious meals and snacks, the Halloween holiday can often result in 1 of these emotions…

  1. Utter panic! -> Spending hours on Pinterest and walking the aisles of Whole Foods in an attempt to trick your children with healthy baked goods and organic goodies that will taste as good (or better!) as the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup or Snickers they are likely to bring home
  2. Giving up! -> It’s just 1 day of chocolate and candy so what’s the big deal to let them eat what they want?
As a child I remember dreading 2 stops on my Halloween route – my grandmothers house (sorry Gramma!) who only had us to visit her so would give us whatever granola bar she had in her cabinet and this older couple on our block who would smile kindly while putting 20 pennies in our trick or treat bags. I know it sounds bratty but as a kid your very soul CRAVES chocolate, skittles, and all the treats your parents won’t normally let you have when Halloween rolls around! In an effort to avoid crushing your trick or treaters dreams with little bags of carrot sticks we have compiled a list of some healthier alternatives for you to hand out this Halloween season.
Healthier Treats this Halloween
  • Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks
  • Mini bags of SkinnyPop popcorn (they also have a sweet flavor)
  • Mini bags of Snackwells fudge pretzels
  • Sunmaid yogurt or chocolate covered raisins
  • KIND Granola bars or Chewy mini granola bars (Gramma was ahead of her time!)
  • YumEarth Organic Natural Vitamin C Lollipops
  • Organic juice boxes
A gentle reminder that homemade goodies are not a good idea on Halloween no matter how good your intentions are. In today’s world we can’t be too careful (especially with our kids!) so since these will likely be tossed by smart parents save your time and buy healthier packaged options.

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New from the Popular ABC Monsters Series from NCircle Entertainment -- ABC Monsters: Starring VWXYZ -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

ABC Monsters Starring VWXYZ

I have been using the ABC Monsters series with my youngest to help reinforce the alphabet and to help with strengthening her reading and identifying the letters and their sounds.  Out of my two girls, she is the one less eager to read.  So, I am not rushing her as I know she will be reading at her older sister's level in no time, once she develops the passion for reading and learning new words and their meanings.

In the meantime, Bella enjoys one on one time with me as we watch this fun educational series, all about the alphabet, and in this DVD's case, the "W" goes missing.  Preschoolers and toddlers will love this fun animated series that teaches the ABC's in a fun and engaging way.  It has helped Bella greatly in recognizing the alphabet, all while entertaining her with a fun story line.

I highly recommend ABC Monsters for parents, caregivers and even preschool teachers looking to introduce the alphabet to young children and get them excited about learning...even though they don't think it is learning, as the stories pull kids in and keep them engaged from start to finish. :-)

More about this DVD:

"Twenty six cuddly ABC Monsters live within the walls of Capital Castle. Each monster represents a letter of the alphabet, but should any of the monsters go missing for longer than a day, all the letters will be wiped clean from every book in Capital Town!

In this DVD, embark on adventures with Alice, Brian, and Cherry Berry to search high and low for the letters V, W, X, Y, and Z. It's a very windy day in Capital Town. After checking the ABC Monsters, it seems that one of them is missing - W-Monster! So Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry head into town in hopes of finding their missing friend, W-Monster. Along the way they meet, Wanda the Weaver, Wendy the Window Cleaner and then Willie Webster. Hopefully, one of them will be able to help Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry find W-Monster during this windy day.

Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages preschool children's imaginations, while making learning exciting and entertaining."


ABC Monsters Starring VWXYZ

Thanks to the kind folks at NCircle Entertainment, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a copy of this recent DVD release to share with that special preschooler in their life.

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Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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