Thursday, August 29, 2013

Arriving on DVD on Sept. 10th from Anchor Bay Entertainment -- Tickety Toc: Chime Time Adventures -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener DVD and Cold Stone Creamery GC from the vendor, to help facilitate an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone. 

I was so excited last month was I was chosen to be a VIP Tick Tocketeer!, as my girls and I love watching this animated series on television.  One of the perks of being a VIP Tick Tocketeer!, besides being able to share fun giveaways and Tickety Toc news with you, is that I get to try preview new Tickety Toc DVDs and products before they are available for purchase in stores and online.  :-)  

Not familiar with Tickety Toc, which airs on Nick Jr. daily?  Here is a short YouTube clip from this hit animated series, as well as more background information on the show and new website:

More About Tickety Toc:

"Seen daily on Nick Jr., Tickety Toc follows the everyday adventures of 6-year-old twins, Tommy and Tallulah, as they work to “chime the time” and keep everything running smoothly in Tickety Town.  Traveling through the special Tickety Toc clock, where Tommy and Tallulah live, audiences enter a fantastical CGI world of eclectic characters and tag along on exciting escapades filled with slapstick surprises.  Tommy and Tallulah’s strong “can do” spirit often produces an unanticipated outcome, but their individual approach to sticky situations and joint resourcefulness always shine through and save the day!  Through the twins’ madcap adventures, Tickety Toc explores teamwork, social responsibility and problem solving – important concepts for preschoolers as they learn and grow.

More about the new website,

On the new website,  fans enter Tickety Town through the Tickety Toc Clock, where they can play games, watch videos, unlock rewards and participate in other fun activities with the series’ stars. In each new activity, preschoolers must help the twins fix, fetch and find things, all before “Chime Time.” The site is programmed to reflect the exact time of day, so wherever fans are in the world, on the hour, every hour, they can take part in Chime Time. Consistent across the TV series and website are Tommy and Tallulah’s strong “can do” spirit and the key themes of teamwork, social responsibility and problem solving.   

Also, a unique timer feature on the site puts the power to set screen-time limits squarely in parents/caregivers hands. The feature on the new website lets parents set the amount of time their young charges can stay “connected,” from 5 to 30 minutes. When the sand in the hourglass runs out, Tommy and Tallulah appear to let the child know the session is over and it’s time to move on to something new.   In addition to its “timely” timer feature, the rich and engaging website, based on the fun, vibrantly colorful TV show, was developed in HTML 5, rather than Flash (the standard format of most sites for preschoolers). This progressive step allows access to all elements of the site – including the timer! – across multiple devices.



Pre-order from Amazon now for only $9.99

A couple of weeks ago, I received a screener copy of the upcoming Tickety Toc "Chime Time Adventures" DVD, which will be released by Anchor Bay Entertainment on Sept. 10th, along with a $40 Cold Stone Creamery gift card.  Why a gift card to Cold Stone Creamery, besides this ice cream shop having amazing ice cream that both kids and adults like?  In anticipation of the upcoming DVD release, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Cold Stone Creamery (along with Minute Rice and Uncle Matt's Organic) have partnered  to offer sweet deals for consumers who plan to pick up the new Tickety Toc DVD.  

Chime Time Adventures,” the first Tickety Toc title, launches at retail nationwide on September 10, and Anchor Bay is helping preschool Tic Tocketeers and their families extend all the fun of the anticipated release by serving-up three exciting new partnerships with Cold Stone Creamery®, Minute® Rice and Uncle Matt’s Organic®.  The national campaigns, which will provide fans with exclusive coupons and special rebates, will run from September to December 2013.
As part of the three exciting new promotions, Cold Stone Creamery is “mixing it up” by offering a coupon for $2 off the purchase of the new “Chime Time Adventures” DVD.  The vouchers will be offered through tear pads affixed to counter cards in 1,100 U.S. Cold Stone Creamery locations across the country.  

In addition, Minute Rice will treat customers to a $2 discount off the “Chime Time Adventures” DVD with the purchase of a 14 ounce box of white or brown rice.  Three million Minute Rice boxes will feature the on-pack coupon – along with DVD art and a kid-friendly recipe that the whole family can enjoy – on the back panel.

Further, consumers who purchase Uncle Matt’s Organic 59 ounce or 12 ounce juice bottles and the new DVD will be entitled to receive a $3 rebate in the mail.  As part of the Uncle Matt’s Organic campaign, one million juice units will feature the Tickety Toc DVD artwork throughout the promotional period. "

So, if you have plans to purchase the upcoming Tickety Toc DVD in stores instead of online, make sure you stop by your local Cold Stone Creamery to pick up a $2.00 off coupon, or look for specially marked Minute Rice or Uncle Matt's Organics products at your favorite local grocery store to save on this upcoming release.


When the girls and I first stumbled across this animated series, which airs on Nick Jr., we were hooked.  Not only were the bright and playful colors appealing to look at, but the whole storyline was fun and one little ones like my daughters could follow and enjoy.  Like any fun, imaginative animated series, Tickety Toc is about two twins, Tommy & Tallulah, who find themselves in Tickety Town, a make believe world found behind the Tickety Toc Clock.  The twins, along with their friends go on wild storybook adventures, as they race to chime the time in Tickety Town. 

Both my girls can't get enough of the twins and their Tickety Toc friends, Pufferty, McCoggins, Hopparoo, Madame Au Lait, Battersby, Chikidee and Tooteroo.  This show is not only entertaining, but is also teaches preschoolers and toddlers important lessons like friendship, teamwork, community and social responibility.  As a parent, I love sitting down to watch shows like this with my girls, and then being able to talk to them afterwards about what the show was about, the lessons learned and how they can apply them to their own lives.  Even though my girls are young, they still grasp the lessons.  Right now, teamwork, which my daughters have learned about from watching the screener copy of Tickety Toc: Chime Time Adventures, is big in our house.  Before watching this screener with their friends, I was having an issue with the girls not wanting to share their toys or even work together on a project.  But, after seeing the short animated adventures the twins take part in, the girls are finally acting like sisters (and best friends) and working together to complete tasks and projects. :-)

I ended up inviting a group of the girls' friends over, along with their moms, to watch the screener sent to me, the other day.  I surprised the kids with ice cream cupcakes that my husband had picked up with the Cold Stone Creamery gift card I was sent -- which made this screener party extra sweet. :-)  Only a handful of the kids had seen or heard about this show on Nick Jr., but all were excited to sit down, snack on an ice cream cupcake, and watch the upcoming DVD release, Tickety Toc: Chime Time Adventures."  As the 6 full-filled episodes played over the course of about 68 minutes, the other moms and I couldn't stop hearing the kids say, "Cool; Look at that; Go Tommy and Tallulah and finally "Play it again!" as they sat and stood watching this animated children's series.  

The moms who were not familiar with the show, couldn't stop talking about how much they liked it, especially when they saw the types of lessons this show taught young viewers.  They made a point to write down the series, so that they could not only pre-order a copy of the upcoming DVD, but also check out the new website and see about downloading the Season 1 episodes, now available for download and viewing on multiple platforms.

In the end, my Tickety Toc viewing party was a hit.  And, even though the ice cream cupcakes from Cold Stone Creamery added to the fun of the afternoon, all the kids agreed that the best part was watching all six Tickety Toc episodes.  So, if you are looking for a fun, educational series to share with your preschooler, why not tune into Nick Jr. daily to catch Tickety Toc.  Also, make a point to head to Amazon to pre-order the upcoming "Chime Time Adventures" DVD, which is available now for pre-order for only $9.99.  Once you and your little ones watch this fun animated series, you will be hooked, like my girls and I, and now all their friends and moms are! :-)

As you wait for the September 10th release, why not check out the new Tickety Toc website, or download a few episodes of this hit children's series now. 

Tickety Toc Episodes Now Available for Download! 

  If you missed Season 1 of Tickety Toc and would like to get caught up with missed episodes, I am happy to share that you can now download past episodes from Itunes, and other online platforms.

TicToc Digital

"It’s Time to Chime! Now your little ones can watch their favorite show anytime with the latest digital episodes from Season 1 (Vol 1 & 2). 

Other platforms offering the episodes for sale include: Amazon, Verizon FiOs, Xbox, Rovi, Vudu, youTube TV/Google Play, Barnes & Noble, PSN, HitBliss and FlixFling.

Now watching Tickety Toc is easypeasy lemon squeezy!"


I am excited to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a copy of the upcoming Tickety Toc: Chime Time Adventures DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, along with a $10 Cold Stone Creamery gift card.  To enter this fun giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a screener DVD and Cold Stone Creamery GC from the vendor, to help facilitate an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone. 


  1. I have not seen this show yet on the Nick channel. But it does look cute. I know the little brother & sister team I babysit for would enjoy watching this.

  2. I have seen this shoe. I have watched it with my son. My son likes to watch it once in a while.

  3. I have never seen Tickety Toc. It looks really cute and I'd love to win it for my niece.
    Thank you!

  4. i've never seen it, but i think my niece would love it!

    rafflecopter: daniel

  5. I've never seen it. I'd like to win it for my niece:)
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