Monday, August 5, 2013

Now Available on DVD -- Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart - The Movie -- Review and #Giveaway

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


"In the land of caring and sharing, one little bear’s desire to ignite her Belly Badge creates a storm of adventure in this magical movie about the power of responsibility! Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart - The Movie arrives on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand August 6 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. With 7.2 million unique viewers on The Hub TV Network (1Q 2013), the popularity of the iconic bears continues to grow. Come along to Care-a-Lot and join your favorite friends on a magical movie adventure! The Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart - The Movie DVD includes two bonus music videos that fans will love and will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.98."

Price: Combo $14.98
Street Date: August 6, 2013
Language:    English
Running time: 66 minutes                                
Rating: NR
My Thoughts:

Did you know that yesterday, August 4th was International Friendship Day?  I celebrated this holiday by chatting online with one of my old college friends who lives in Japan.  Thanks to the power of Internet, I am able to have a face to face chat with her via Skype, or simply check in and touch base with posts to Twitter and Facebook.  And, one thing we talked about briefly on our video chat was the Care Bears, as she heard the Care Bears talking in the background, as the girls were watching this recent DVD release. :-)  Back in college when we first met on the Freshman dormroom floor we were assigned to, the one thing we found we had in common off the bat was our love for the Care Bears.  Yes, I know it may sound corny, but I had brought one of my Care Bears to college with me.  It was kind of like a security blanket for me, as I was away from home for the first time.  While I had other stuffed animals I had collected and my mom saved for me to share with my children one day, one that I would keep on my bed or dresser was my Tenderheart Care Bear, which my parents gave me for my 6th birthday.  When I arrived at college, I was surprised to see another college freshman with a care bear, let alone one from another country.  Chiko and I got to talking and formed an everlasting friendship, which started out of a love of the Care Bears. :-)

As I chatted with my college friends, my girls had a blast watching the new  Care Bears: A Belly Badge for Wonderheart, which released on August 4th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.  Just like other Care Bears movies, this movie was not only entertaining to watch, but also taught children about the importance of friendship, being honest, sharing and being responsible for your actions.  How can you not love these cuddly little bears.  And, with cute names like Cheer Bear, Love-a-Lot, Funshine and Wish Bear, it is hard to choose a favorite.  I can't believe that the Care Bears have been around since 1982.  Boy, do I feel old.  I have been watching them since the beginning, and have continued to watch them when they aired on The Hub Network back in 2012.  While I still have a handful of Care Bears, which I have since passed down to my girls, I continue to pick up Care Bears merchandise, including DVDs whenever I see them.  I love being able to share another part of my childhood with my girls, and can enjoy the Care Bears as a guilty pleasure with them, too. :-)

So, if you are a Care Bears fan from way back when, or have a little ones or grandchildren, why not pick up a copy of this recent DVD release?  With a catchy theme song and lovable bears, you and your children will be entertained, and will walk away smiling.  And, this is one DVD that you will find yourself watching over and over again.  My girls have already watched it 3 times in under 2 weeks, with no signs of stopping. And, I have watched it twice! :-)

You still have 4 days to enter my giveaway to win a copy of this new DVD release.  Just complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  Good luck!
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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views shared are mine and mine alone.