Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Check Out This New Family Adventure Film, "MIA AND THE WHITE LION" - Available Today on DVD and Blu-Ray + Enter to #Win 1 of 3 #Giveaway Copies Up For Grabs!

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

ON JULY 2, 2019


Recommended Family Entertainment by The Dove Foundation

I am loving having the summer off with the girls as we get to enjoy the outdoors most of the day, and then come in and snuggle up on the couch and watch a movie or read, before the girls head off to bed.  One movie that we saw recently and that still stands out in my mind is Mia and the White Lion, which released today to Blu-Ray and DVD from Shout! Factory.  This family-friendly movie is Dove Approved, which means it is perfect for families to enjoy together, without having to worry about the content of the film not being appropriate for your kids to sit and watch.  I love when I stumble upon Dove Approved movies as I know I don't have to screen them in advance, as to know when to cover my girls eyes and/or ears, or fast forward through an inappropriate content that I don't want them to see.  

I first heard about Mia and the White Lion last month when the folks at Shout! Factory reached out to see if I would not only want to screen the movie and share a review of it on my blog, but also a giveaway where three (3) readers would have a chance to win the movie, to enjoy with their family -- read on to learn how to enter this fun DVD giveaway.  I jumped at the opportunity, not just because of the amazing giveaway, but also because I found myself falling in love with the movie just by watching the trailer.  Here, take a look at the trailer, and see why I was tearing up watching the trailer, which features Mia and her best friend, Charlie, who happens to be a white lion.

Filmed in South Africa over the course of 3 years so that the main actress and the lion could actually bond and grow up together, it's a unique film fit for the whole family to enjoy.

Doesn't the trailer pull at your heart strings?  If you cry easily at a movie, then you will definitely want a box of tissues next to you as you watch this movie. My youngest daughter and I were sniffling through the movie, as it was so moving and had us wishing that Mia gets Charlie to safety, so that he can run free.

This movie is the perfect family movie night film to enjoy with your whole family this summer, and for years to come.  Like I said, we watched it the other day, and my girls and I are still talking about how great it was, and how we want to watch it again this weekend.  And, just today, my girls brought the DVD in the car to watch all the bonus content which included interviews with the cast, featurettes, deleted scenes and even casting footage.  The girl who plays Mia will steal your heart, as will Charlie the white lion.  Don't worry, I will not tell you how the movie ends.  Just know that when the credits begin to roll, you will be happy you sat through the movie, and will want to see it again.  It really is a great family-friendly movie, and one I highly recommend.
More about this movie:

"Get ready to venture across the world and immerse in the wonder of Africa’s stunning landscapes and wildlife! On July 2, 2019, Shout! Factory invites families and kids to embark on an inspiring and exciting live-action family movie adventure with MIA AND THE WHITE LION, arriving on two-disc Blu-ray + DVD combo pack and DVD. On the same day, this movie will also be available digitally to own and rent on Amazon.com. Special features include interviews with the director Gilles de Maistre and actress Daniah De Villiers, featurettes, deleted scenes, and more

MIA AND THE WHITE LION is the heartfelt story of an extraordinary friendship between a young girl and a white lion, and her incredible adventure across the South African savanna to give her best friend a new home. Starring Daniah De Villiers (Zero is Not Nothing), Mélanie Laurent (Now You See Me, Beginners), Langley Kirkwood (Banshee, Black Sails), and Ryan Mac Lennan (Rumpelstiltskin), the film was directed by Gilles de Maistre (César Awards-nominated feature Le Premiere Cri) and written by Prune de Maistre and William Davies (How to Train Your Dragon). 

Filmed over the course of three years, MIA AND THE WHITE LION centers on a willful young girl named Mia whose life is turned upside down when her family decides to leave London to manage a lion farm in South Africa. When a beautiful white lion, Charlie, is born, Mia finds happiness once again and develops a special bond with the growing cub. As Charlie grows to full size, Mia uncovers an upsetting secret kept hidden by her father. Distraught that Charlie could be in danger, Mia decides to rescue him. The two friends set out on an incredible journey across the South African savanna in search of a sanctuary where Charlie can live out his life in freedom. 

Brought to life by French director, Gilles De Maistre, the expansive production was filmed at the Welgedacht Reserve in South Africa. De Maistre chose to shoot throughout a three-year period so that the film’s young stars Daniah De Villiers and Ryan Mac Lennon could bond and develop real relationships with the lions and other animals that appear in the film. Kevin Richardson, a lion expert also known as the “Lion Whisperer,” oversaw the entire production process and all interactions between the lions and the children ensuring the safety of the animals, cast and crew on set."

Special Features:

• Interview With Director Gilles de Maistre 
• Interview With Actress Daniah De Villiers
• The Making Of Mia And The White Lion Featurette
• The Extraordinary Friendship Featurette
• Deleted Scenes
• Casting Footage
• Theatrical Trailer
• Still Gallery

---FREE to DOWNLOAD Mia and the White Lion Workbook ---

Here's a fun activity book to print off and share with your kids, as part of your family movie night.  My girls did the activity book prior to watching the movie, and they loved all the fun activities, which include a word search, maze, fact or fiction quiz, and so much more.  I was impressed with the quality of this activity book, especially with all the fun facts about lions, South African wildlife and the movie.  As soon as my girls were done with the activity book, they couldn't wait to sit down and watch Mia and the White Lion movie.  And, the movie was a hit, and one family-friendly movie we will watch time and again.  Just click on the link below to access the .pdf file to download and print.  Enjoy!
MiaBook (1) by Robin on Scribd


As mentioned above, the kind folks at Shout! Factory have provided me with three (3) copies of this new family-friendly release, for Inspired by Savannah readers to win. For a chance to win a DVD of Mia and the White Lion to share with your family during an upcoming summer movie night, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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About Shout! Factory:

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

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

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