Thursday, February 27, 2014

Celebrate the Global Sensation Peppa Pig In the All-New “PEPPA PIG: MY BIRTHDAY PARTY” Available Nationwide on DVD March 18, 2014 from Entertainment One -- 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.

First-Ever, Retail-Wide DVD Release

Features 14 Animated Episodes Plus Educational Extras

Provides Fans with Instant Access
To the Fun-Filled Adventures of Peppa Pig

"Spending time with the most loveable little piggy on the block will now be easier than ever when the animated preschool global sensation Peppa Pig, makes its’ first-ever U.S. retail-wide national DVD launch. The celebration begins March 18, 2014 with Entertainment One’s (eOne’s) release of Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party (SRP $14.98). Already a longtime UK phenomenon (#1 Pre-school property three years running), this 80 minute, fun-filled DVD is sure to capture the hearts of parents and little ones alike with the undeniable charm and fun disposition of the adorable Peppa.

Airing daily on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the hilarious adventures of Peppa, a loveable little piggy, her family and all of her animal friends, including Suzy Sheep, Pedro Pony, Danny Dog and more.  Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making new friends, but her absolute favorite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles!

Peppa’s adventures are filled with wholesome entertainment the entire family can enjoy and always end happily with loud snorts of laughter. Recommended for ages 2-7, Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party features themes that kids can relate to and reinforces strong values such as family, friendship, trust and humor. 

Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party DVD welcomes preschoolers to the charm and magic of Peppa’s world with All-New adventures featuring 14 fun-packed “Peppasodes” from the award-winning series, plus two fun educational extras, “Learn the Alphabet” and “Learn to Count.”  In the title episode, “My Birthday Party,” it’s Peppa’s birthday and all of her friends are invited to her party where Daddy Pig gets lots of laughs with his attempt at performing a magic show. Other episodes include an exciting boat race, a school play, a train adventure, a day at the beach, a costume party and more!"

DVD Episodes:
“My Birthday Party,” “The Playground,” “Fancy Dress Party,” “Ballet Lesson,” “Dens,” “Grandpa Pig’s Boat,”, “Daddy Puts Up a Picture,” “School Play,” “Rebecca Rabbit,” “Tidying Up,” Grandpa’s Little Train,” “At the Beach,” “Frogs, Worms and Butterflies” and “Cleaning the Car.”

DVD Extras
“Learn the Alphabet” and “Learn to Count”

Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party will also be available March 18th as a digital download on iTunes and other digital platforms. 


My Thoughts:

My girls were excited when I showed them a screener copy of "Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party," which I was sent to review.  while the trailer above states that this is the first Peppa Pig DVD, there were a couple DVD releases from Entertainment One that are available for purchase and work on USA DVD players.  I know this as the girls have duplicate copies of Peppa Pig: Muddy Puddles, so that we have a copy to watch at home, and one to leave in the car or bring to Nana and Papa's house.  :-)

After first catching a Peppa Pig episode on YouTube a few years back, my girls were instant fans of Peppa Pig, a fun loving talking pig.  I knew after watching this UK episode that once Peppa Pig launched in the USA that it would be hit with young viewers --- and, I was right!  In addition to DVDs, fans of this hit animated series, which airs on Nick Jr., there are also a handful of Peppa Pig books available as well as a line of Peppa Pig toys including talking plush and playsets.  

My girls have a Peppa Pig tea set that they love using.  When they hold the pink teacups to their mouths, there is a pig snout on the bottom of the cup, making it look like they are little pigs -- too cute!

Since receiving a screener copy of this upcoming release, my girls have been in Peppa Pig heaven.  Whenever it comes time to watch a movie or a television show, they choose to watch this DVD.  Each of the fourteen episodes are entertaining, and will have your little ones imitating Peppa and her family as they oink.  The theme song is simple yet catchy, with a handful of oinks of varying tones thrown in.  My girls can't help but dance and spin around as they sing the intro and include their own unique oinks. :-)

Out of the 14 episodes that make up this DVD, I have to say that my girls' favorites are the first two -- "My Birthday Party" and "The Playground."  In "My Birthday Party" Peppa's dad pretends to be a great magician for Peppa's birthday party.  

While his tricks don't go off as planned, the kids are entertained none the less. And, in "The Playground," Peppa shows off the different playground equipment to her little brother George.  If you are familiar with the Peppa Pig show then you know that more times than not things don't go as smoothly as planned.  And, this is the case in this episode, as Peppa Pig gets stuck in the tire swing, and then Daddy Pig gets stuck going down the slide.  But, with help from friends, Peppa gets unstuck and the kids push Daddy Pig down the slide.  Who knew a day at the playground could be this much fun.  Leave it to Peppa and her friends to share fun adventures your children will love, as they ask you to play this DVD again and again.

We have had this DVD for only a week now, but have watched all 14 episodes half a dozen times.  Just yesterday, when I took the girls to visit my parents for the day, they stayed entertained for the 1 1/2 hr. car ride each way by watching this Peppa Pig DVD.  I am expecting Savannah to ask for a Peppa Pig birthday party as her birthday in July approaches.  Who knows, maybe her daddy or Papa will pretend to be a magician and perform tricks just like Peppa's dad did.  

And, don't forget to watch the bonus features with your little one, as Peppa Pig will help teach them the alphabet and counting. Both my girls loved these bonus features, and they helped reinforce the alphabet and counting with Bella, who is learning them now.

Oink oink!


Thanks to the kind folks at Entertainment One, three (3) lucky readers will win the upcoming Peppa Pig: My Birthday Party, along with a plush Peppa Pig toy.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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About Peppa Pig
Airing on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the adventures of Peppa, a lovable, exuberant little piggy who lives with her brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig.  PeppaPig episodes are available on iTunes and DVD.  Peppa Pig toys and books are available at Toys ‘R Us.  For more information about Peppa Pig, please, Facebook at Facebook/ OfficialPeppaPigUS or Twitter at @PeppaPigUS.

About Entertainment One
Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is an international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the US, the UKIrelandSpainBeneluxFranceGermanyScandinavia,AustraliaNew ZealandSouth Africa and South Korea. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 35,000 film and television titles, 2,800 hours of television programming and 45,000 music 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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