Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Now Available on DVD and VOD From Lionsgate Home Entertainment -- Snowflake The White Gorilla --- 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.

Buy now on DVD from Amazon for only $13.98.

"Experience the exciting tale of one gorilla’s quest to belong in this all-new animated adventure, Snowflake The White Gorilla, arriving on DVD and Video on Demand March 4 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Snowflake The White Gorilla will also be available on Digital HD two weeks early on February 18. Snowflake The White Gorilla stars David Spade (Grown Ups), Jennette McCurdy (TV’s “Sam & Cat”), Ariana Grande (TV’s “Victorious”), Nathan Kress (TV’s “iCarly”), Keith David (The Princess and the Frog), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future franchise) and introducing Dallas Lovato (The Helpers). Awarded the DOVE Seal of Approval, the Snowflake The White Gorilla DVD includes a “making of” featurette and a sneak peek of award-winning shorts from Miniscule and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

 Snowflake is the only white gorilla in the world, and the zoo’s main attraction.  Children love her, but she just wants to fit in.  With the help of an eccentric red panda, Snowflake sneaks out of the zoo and heads into the dangerous city to find a circus witch with a magical potion that promises to make her a “normal” gorilla.  Will Snowflake find the cure she’s looking for or realize that there is something more important than fitting in?"


  • “Giving the Characters a Voice” – At the recording studio with David Spade, Jennette McCurdy, Ariana Grande, Nathan Kress, Keith David and Dallas Lovato
  • Sneak Peek of Minuscule Award-Winning Shorts
*Subject to change

David Spade - Grown Ups, TV’s “Just Shoot Me,” TV’s “Rules of Engagement”
Pere Ponce - Soccer Days, TV’s “Isabel,” Blancanieves
Jennette McCurdy - TV’s “Sam & Cat,” TV’s “iCarly,” Fred: The Movie
Ariana Grande - TV’s “Victorious,” TV’s “Sam & Cat,” TV’s “Winx Club: Enchantix”
Nathan Kress - TV’s “iCarly,” Chicken Little, Babe: Pig in the City
Keith David - Cloud AtlasThe Princess and the FrogCrash
Christopher Lloyd - Back to the Future franchise, TV’s “Taxi”
With the special collaboration of Elsa Pataky - Fast & Furious 6The Wine of SummerFast Five
And introducing Dallas Lovato - The Helpers, The Little Penguin: Pororo’s Racing Adventure

: $19.98 

Street Date: March 4, 2014                                
Language: English
Running time: 86 minutes                        
Rating: PG for thematic elements and some mild rude humor


My Thoughts:

I loved the positive message in this movie about being different -- "Different isn't bad.  It is special, like a snowflake."  And, boy is Snowflake, the white gorilla different, yet so lovable and cute.  My girls and I just finished watching this new DVD which released yesterday, and they can't stop asking for their own white gorilla for a pet. Oh boy! :-)

The premise of the story is simple, Snowflake doesn't like being different and wanders into the city to find a circus and magic potion that will make her "normal."  But, a loose gorilla in the city leads to a wild adventure the whole family will enjoy.  Many of the characters are voiced by famed celebrities like David Spade, Ariana Grande, Christopher Lloyd, to name a few.  I love watching animated movies like this and figuring out who is lending their voice to the different characters.  And, when you have comedians like David Spade, you are in for a real treat.

The story is easy to understand and follow, especially for young children.  And at only 86 minutes running time, flows nicely and keeps even the youngest of viewers engaged from start to finish.  Once you start watching this movie, you will find yourself hoping that Snowflake will realize that it is alright being different and that her differences are what make her special.  I love discussing movies and their themes with the kids after we watch a movie, and this one is perfect for kids who are going through that awkward stage or feel like they are different.  What a great way to show kids young and old that different isn't bad.  

This is one movie that my family will be enjoying over and over again, for years to come.  If you are looking for a great family movie to watch this upcoming weekend with your kids, why not consider buying or renting Snowflake The White Gorilla?  You will fall in love with Snowflake and all his zoo friends, as you journey on a fun-filled adventure of self discovery and realization that a person's difference are what make them unique and special. 


Thanks to the folks at Lionsgate Home Entertainment, one lucky reader will win a DVD copy of the cute new family friendly release, Snowflake The White Gorilla, to enjoy with their family. To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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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.

1 comment :

  1. I watched Free Birds with my grandchildren a few weeks ago. They enjoyed it.