Sunday, January 28, 2018

Get Ready for a Fun Family Movie Night When the Iconic Character WOODY WOODPECKER Makes Live Action Movie Debut -- Arrives on DVD, Digital and On Demand February 6th - Review and #Giveaway #WoodyWoodpecker

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

**GIVEAWAY UPDATE:  Woody Woodpecker Soundtrack Now Added to Giveaway for a Fun Woody Woodpecker DVD/Soundtrack Prize Pack Giveaway!!! 



I love when my girls stumble upon cartoons featuring classic characters I used to enjoy watching when I was a child.  Thanks to a cartoon streaming channel the girls recently found themselves watching and falling in love with the iconic Woody Woodpecker.  Were you a fan of Woody Woodpecker growing up?  I used to love this cartoon and was so excited when I saw a trailer recently for the new Woody Woodpecker movie, which combines CGI animation and live action for a fun family movie.  We have been laid up with the flu and pneumonia in our house for the past few weeks, so we have been laying low and watching movies and shows to pass the time.  So, when the Woody Woodpecker DVD arrived on our doorstep the other day (Arrives on DVD, On Demand and Digital February 6th), I was excited to share it with the girls.  Knowing how much they love the Woody Woodpecker cartoons, I knew they would love this movie.  So, for our family movie night this past Friday, I printed off a handful of Woody Woodpecker coloring pages I found online including the one below, and the girls helped me make Woody Woodpecker sugar cookies with the new character cookie cutter I bought from an online store.

Print out this coloring page here:
These were the tasty sugar cookies we made and the girls dipped in cold milk...Yum!

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After the girls were done coloring and snacking on their delicious Woody Woodpecker cookies, we were ready to settle in on the couch and watch this cute movie.  Earlier in the day, I had showed the girls the official movie trailer, and it had the girls smiling and laughing.  If you haven't seen the movie trailer, here it is, along with a little more about the movie, including bonus features available on DVD and digital version...

 More about this upcoming DVD release:
"Chaos ensues in the all-new family comedy, Woody Woodpecker, coming to DVD, Digital and On Demand on February 6th, from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The film blends live action and CGI animation to tell the crazy and humorous story of an all-out turf war between the mischievous prankster and a big city lawyer who wants to build his dream home in Woody’s backyard. Directed by Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2The Little Rascals Save the Day), Woody Woodpecker stars Timothy Omundson (“Psych”), Thaila Ayala (“Rio Heat”), Graham Verchere (“Fargo”) Jordana Largy (Monster Trucks) and Eric Bauza (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water), as the voice of Woody. The Woody Woodpecker  DVD and digital features deleted scenes and an exclusive inside look at the making of the film as well as the evolution of Woody’s iconic cartoon character.

Woody Woodpecker is back with his signature laugh, wacky antics and wisecracks in his first ever live-action/animated film. Woody must protect his forest home from Lance Walters (Omundson), who starts building his dream mansion in the forest with his son, Tommy (Verchere), and fiancĂ©e, Vanessa (Ayala). To make matters worse, Woody must avoid the clutches of two grizzly poachers. With a series of crazy hijinks to sabotage their plans, Woody proves he’ll stop at nothing to defend his turf. Get ready for laughs in this hilarious comedy about everyone’s favorite woodpecker!

Woody Woodpecker is a legendary icon created by Walter Lantz in 1940. Woody Woodpecker & Friends have entertained kids for more than 75 years! Woody Woodpecker cartoons appeared in theaters until they debuted on television in 1957. Woody’s popularity resulted in new shows airing across several decades. “The Woody Woodpecker Show” has been broadcast in over 155 territories and 105 languages worldwide. He is one of the most memorable cartoon characters in animation history, featuring the little red –headed bird with the unforgettable laugh, who’s forever pecking his way out of trouble. Woody has evolved from a cartoon TV character to a Pop Culture Icon with his fearlessness, crazy antics and smarts."
  • Guess Who? The Evolution of Woody – Woody Woodpecker is one of the world’s most iconic animated characters. In this featurette, we explore how Woody’s look and personality have changed since his introduction in 1940.  
  • The Making of Woody Woodpecker – Filmmakers and cast discuss why this version of the Woody character is so appealing and how his brand of physical humor translates across audiences.  
  • Working with Woody – Filmmakers, cast and crew reveal the specific challenges of filming a movie whose main character is CGI.  

Woody Woodpecker will be available on DVD and Digital.
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Doesn't this look like a good movie?  Yes, it may be a little silly, but after a crazy week, it is nice to be able to sit down with the family and watch a movie the kids will love, and that will also entertain the adults, and not have you need to watch intently to follow along with the story.  You can't help but laugh along with the kids when watching this movie, and my mouth was sore from smiling so much, at the end of the movie.  While I am a fan to classic cartoons featuring Woody Woodpecker, I do have to say that I really enjoyed this new version, which uses CGI animation and live action.  

As soon as the movie was over, the girls asked when we would be watching it again, as they really liked it.  It was late when the movie ended, so I told them in the AM we would check out the bonus features on the DVD including "The Making of Woody Woodpecker," a cute "Working with Woody" feature and "Guess Who? The Evolution of Woody" which I really enjoyed.  It was fun watching how this movie was made and was a great way to show the girls how much work goes into pulling off movies like this. I loved showing the girls how this iconic character has evolved over the years, and how Woody was around back when my parents were kids, then when I was little and now Woody is back in cartoons from past as well as this fun new family-friendly movie, arriving on DVD, digital and On-Demand on February 6th. 

If you love having fun family movie nights at your house, or are looking to spend more quality time with the family for 2018, why not pre-order a copy of Woody Woodpecker today from Amazon, or pick up when it arrives in stores on Feb. 6th.  My girls are already looking forward to watching this movie tomorrow, and I don't see them growing bored of it any time soon.  I can't wait for you and your family to be able to enjoy this silly and oh so fun movie with your family soon.


Thanks to the kind folks at Universal 1440 Entertainment, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a copy of this upcoming DVD release and CD Soundtrack  to enjoy with their family.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

CD Soundtrack Track Listing:

  1. The Woody Woodpecker Song – Alex Geringas
  2. Surfin’ Bird – Randy Crenshaw & The Kids
  3. Everybody Thinks I’m Crazy – Eric Bauza feat. Tha Vill
  4. What I Like About You – The Kids
  5. Troublemaker – Blaze n Vill
  6. What a Day – KNOTS  
  7. Create a Country Estate – Chris Hajian
  8. Pristine and Untouched – Chris Hajian
  9. Sucker for Peanut Butter – Chris Hajian
  10. Dinner for Four – Chris Hajian
  11. A Highly Territorial Bird – Chris Hajian
  12. Need a Guitarist – Chris Hajian
  13. Poachers Lodge – Chris Hajian
  14. Peanut Butter – Chris Hajian
  15. A Regular Pablo Peck-Caso – Chris Hajian
  16. Happen – Chris Hajian
  17. A Misunderstood Gesture – Chris Hajian
  18. Want the Woodpecker Back – Chris Hajian
  19. Your Turn to Live in a Cage – Chris Hajian
  20. Woody’s New Home – Chris Hajian 
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Cast: Timothy Omundson, Thaila Ayala, Graham Verchere, Eric Bauza
Casting By: Lisa London, CSA, Catherine Stroud, CSA, Sean Cossey, CSA, JJ Ogilvy
Costume Designer: Sheila White
Music By: Chris Hajian
Edited By: Heath Ryan
Production Designer: Tony Devenyi
Director of Photography: Barry Donlevy
Co-Producers: Greg Holstein, Alex Zamm
Produced By: Mike Elliott
Based on the Character “Woody Woodpecker” Created By: Walter Lantz
Screenplay By: William Robertson & Alex Zamm
Story By: William Robertson & Alex Zamm and Daniel Altiere & Steven Altiere
Directed By: Alex Zamm

Street Date: February 6, 2018
Copyright: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 63175473/ 63175474 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG for some action, rude humor and language
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, French European, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English, French European, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes

About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution in all media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the beloved The Land Before Time film series and the all-new animated family film Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Scorpion King, Jarhead, American Pie, Honey and Bring It On as well as the terrifying Chucky movies Projects currently readying for release include the newest installment of the epic sci-fi adventure hit Tremors, the next chapter in the gritty action franchise Death Race and an adaptation of Bruce Coville’s intergalactic classic Aliens Ate My Homework.

Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment ( Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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

1 comment :

  1. The best family friendly movie that I have seen recently is Jumanji. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com