SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: August 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

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Doc McStuffins On DVD Now!!


It’s Cable TV's #1 Series for Kids 2-5!


DISNEY JUNIOR'S NEWEST HIT ANIMATED TV SERIES

"DOC MCSTUFFINS

RELEASES FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME ON DISNEY DVD & DIGITAL COPY, AUGUST 21


Doc McStuffins: Friendship Is The Best Medicine” Will Include Five Full Length Episodes of the TV Series


BURBANK, CA, June 1, 2012 – Disney Junior’s newest hit animated TV series geared to kids ages 2-7, “Doc McStuffins,” will be available for the first time ever on Disney DVD and Digital Copy, August 21, 2012. Sure to become a fan favorite with parents and kids alike, “Doc McStuffins: Friendship Is The Best Medicine” includes a DVD featuring five full length episodes, each consisting of two 11-minute stories, a Digital Copy of the episodes - perfect for kids to watch anytime, anywhere – and also comes packaged with Doc’s special Big Book of Boo-Boos with fun activities plus character and boo-boo bandage stickers.


The characters and themes featured in “Doc McStuffins” are all made to be relatable to young viewers and are designed to ease kids' trepidations about everything from a doctor's visit to removing a splinter. Many of the stories directly address the kinds of issues that parents face with their young children when it comes to good health, hygiene and trips to the doctor’s office. It’s the perfect series to have on-hand and add to your home entertainment collection.


The lovable characters in the series are voiced by Kiara Muhammad as Doc; Loretta Devine as Hallie; Lara Jill Miller as Lambie; Robbie Rist as Stuffy; Jess Harnell as Chilly; Jaden Betts as Donny McStuffins; Kim Brooks as Mom McStuffins; and Gary Anthony Williams as Dad McStuffins. The series' theme song is performed by the star of Disney Channel's hit series "A.N.T. Farm" and Hollywood Records recording artist, China Anne McClain. Created and executive-produced by Humanitas Prize and Emmy® Award-winning Chris Nee (writer on "Little Bill" and producer of "Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska") and directed by Emmy® Award-winning Norton Virgien ("Rugrats"), "Doc McStuffins" is a production of Academy Award® nominated Brown Bag Films (Best Animated Short Film “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” in 2010) in association with Disney Channel. The Hollywood Health & Society division of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center serves as the series' health and medical consultants, advising on basic health issues that are relevant to young kids and families.


EPISODES FEATURED ON THE DVD:

The DVD contains five full length episodes, each consisting of two 11-minute stories, that highlight some of Doc’s favorite toys.


· ENGINE NINE, FEELIN’ FINE! - Doc and her toys learn a lesson about dehydration after discovering that Donny's toy fire engine has run out of water.


· THE RIGHT STUFF - Stuffy rips his tail and tries to hide it from Doc and the other toys and learns that anyone can get hurt – even brave dragons.


· CAUGHT BLUE-HANDED – When a mysterious rash of blue spots breaks out among some of the toys in the clinic, Doctraces the "Mystery Pox" back to Donny's toy monster, Glo-Bo who had been finger-painting earlier in the day and forgot to wash his hands. Glo-Bo is voiced by Jim Belushi.


· TO SQUEAK, OR NOT TO SQUEAK – Doc helps a plastic toy duck get his voice back after his squeaker pops out.


· BEN/ANNA SPLIT! - When Doc's huggy monkey doll Ben loses the velcro patch that attaches him to his sister Anna,Doc glues it back on and tells him that he will have to stay in the clinic overnight while it dries.


· THAT’S JUST CLAW-FUL - Doc prescribes physical therapy for her crab bath toy Hermie after she reattaches one of his claws that has fallen off.


· THE RIP HEARD ROUND THE WORLD - While dancing with Lambie, Doc accidentally rips a hole in her fur.


· WALKIE-TALKIE TIME - Doc diagnoses a toy walkie-talkie with "Staticosis" and helps find his missing antenna so he can communicate clearly again.


· DARK KNIGHT - During a sleepover with all of her toys, Doc discovers that Sir Kirby is afraid of the dark and prescribes a night light to cure him of the "Dark Willies."


· HALLIE GETS AN EARFUL - When Hallie is having trouble hearing, Doc gives her a hearing test and realizes that she has extra cotton stuck in her ears.


DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

Street Date: August 21, 2012 (Direct Prebook: 6/26; Distributors Prebook: 7/10)

Suggested Retail Pricing: 1-Disc DVD + Digital Copy Hybrid = $19.99 U.S./$26.99 Canada

Feature Run Time: Approximately 115 minutes

Ratings: TV-Y (U.S.)

Aspect Ratio: 1.78.1

Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish and French


About “Doc McStuffins”:

"Doc McStuffins" is an imaginative animated series about Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and broken toys out of her backyard playhouse clinic. Assisting Doc with the day-to-day operations at the clinic are her much-loved friends: Stuffy, an overly proud dragon; Lambie, her cuddly best friend; Hallie, a jolly and caring hippo nurse; Squeakers, an alarmist squeaky toy fish; and Chilly, a snowman who spends a lot of time getting check-ups at the clinic. Whether it's a case of loose stitching, low batteries or a blow-up toy who's sprung a leak, Doc and her pals are always there to lend a helping hand, while imparting to young viewers the importance of taking care of oneself and others. Each episode features two 11-minute stories and an original song and showcases the hallmarks of great Disney storytelling – fantasy and wish fulfillment.


About The TV Series:

Doc McStuffins” is an animated television series that airs daily on both the Disney Junior programming block on Disney Channel and the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel. It is cable's #1 series among Kids 2-5, and 2012's #1 preschool cable TV series in Total Viewers and Women 18-49.


About The Walt Disney Studios:

For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Through the Home Entertainment division, innovative distribution methods provide access to creative content across multiple platforms. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.


This is such a cute show!! Doug loves it!! Ben Jr thinks he is too big for it. Doug is extremely happy that Ben is back in school, because now he can watch his shows!!!

Doc McStuffins is a little girl who heals toys and stuffed animals with help from her friends!!

I have my own Doc, Doc McDouglas!! Along with a copy of the DVD, Doug was sent a lab coat, and all the accessories a Doctor would need!!

Isn't he cute!!!


With all of the traveling we have been doing lately, Doug has gotten to watch the DVD many times!! He asks for it as soon as we get in the car!!!

If you have a little Doctor in your house, check out these fun activity sheets. The Nurses hat is Doug's favorite!!



Don't forget to get your copy of Doc McStuffins- Friendship is the Best Medicine today!!





**All opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this post. I did receive a copy of the DVD and the Doctor supplies for Doug in order to write this review**

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Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes Review And ~~Giveaway~~


Whether your family is gathering around the table for breakfast or simply grabbing a bite on-the-go, new Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes will provide a tasty and convenient way to jumpstart your day. Can’t get enough of these mouthwatering muffins? You can visit http://bit.ly/CMcoupon to download a printable coupon for $.80 off one package of any variety of Cereal Muffin Mix.

Muffins are yummy. Cereal is yummy. Mix them together, YUMMY!!

We were sent Betty Crocker's new Reese's Puffs. Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch Muffin Mix (along with some other goodies.)



We had a lot of fun making and eating the muffins.





Our favorite muffin was the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. It had just the right amount of cinnamon and crunch to it!! lol. It tastes just like the cereal!!

The Reese's Puffs were good, but to me they needed more peanut butter flavor to them.

The Cocoa Puffs are full of chocolate goodness. These are the perfect treat when you need that chocolate fix!!

How would you like to try the new muffins?? Well I can not let you have any of ours (they are all gone!!) but I can share with you the same package of goodies that I got thanks to Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark.

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It's sad, but to me it feels like Summer is over. The kids are back in school, and the cooler weather is setting in. It was really cold this morning!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!! We are traveling some more this weekend so I will be in and out!!






Thursday, August 30, 2012

Don't Let Your Mechanic Pick Your Pocket Book Review



I was recently given the opportunity to review “Don’t let you mechanic pick your pocket!”
written by George A. Moyer. As a young female, I often feel like the mechanics are trying to take
advantage of my lack of car knowledge. I always call my father for help but I know that I will have to learn how to handle this problem myself.

This book gives the reader great tips to stop the mechanic from overcharging you. Moyer says
that if you are a women bring a man with you, even if you don’t know any to grab one off the street. Even if the man has no knowledge of the mechanics of cars the shop will assume he does and will give you a better deal.

Moyer also says to simply ask to see the part that they took out of your car, this will make them
nervous and more likely to do appropriate repairs on your vehicle. On top of all the great tips, Moyer also gives you a list of problems that could arise in your car and what the solution could be, a dictionary of parts, maps and pictures of where certain parts are and top ten lists of the most important and least important repairs.

After reading Moyers book I feel more confident that I could walk in to a repair shop and not be
taken advantage of. I strongly recommend this book for all drivers and car owners, no matter how much experience you have the tips he gives could save you a lot of time and frustrations!



**Guest post written by Ashley. All opinions expressed are 100% her own. We were not compensated for this post. We were given the above item for review**

Oransi Ionic Air Purifier Review




I recently was able to review the Oransi Ionic Air Purifier for refrigerators. Who doesn’t hate all the strange combination of smells that are produced in your refrigerator? It seems like every time I open my refrigerator I notice new smell wither it was last’s night dinner or just a combination of things!

After using my Oransi Ionic Air Purifier, the next time I opened my refrigerator all of the strange smells were gone! Not only were the smells gone but my food was fresher and lasted longer! When I left produce out of my crisper drawer my lettuce was still fresh and crispy, my carrots were not rubbery when I went to use them!

The Oransi Ionic Air Purifier has a low voltage indicator that reminds you with it’s time to replace your batteries and no costly filters to replace EVER! Built-in micro CPU intelligently controls the operation cycle and mode by one touch and indicates with the colored LED. Patented, exclusive piezo-electric technology.

This product not only works in your refrigerator but you can also use it in smaller rooms like cloakrooms and shoe cabinets, anywhere you need that extra fresh air! It is a very small and quite purifier that will blend in with you everyday items in your refrigerator or the space you choose to use this product!

I would highly recommend this product to everyone who is looking for a product to keep the quality of their food, save money, and to overall keep your refrigerator fresh!








**Guest post written by Ashley. All opinions expressed are 100% her own. We were not compensated for this post. We were given the above item for review**

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E.T. On Blue Ray October 9th


In Celebration of

Universal Studios’ 100th Anniversary,

One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time Comes to

Blu-ray for the First Time Ever

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Steven Spielberg’s Unforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition

Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™ October 9, 2012

Universal City, California, July 25, 2012 – E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, AcademyAward®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray October 9, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes the 1982 theatrical movie, an all-new interview with director Steven Spielberg, and “The E.T. Journals” featuring never-before-seen footage from the set of the film. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes UltraViolet, a DVD and a Digital Copy of the film, offering fans a chance to relive the mystery, laughter and wonder of the iconic movie anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice.

In 1982, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial became the biggest blockbuster of the year, ranking #1 over 16 different weekends. Even today, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial remains the fourth most successful movie of all-time1 in the United States. Nominated for nine Academy Awards® including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay, the film took home four statuettes for Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams’ (Jaws) memorable score. The unforgettable cast includes the adorable Drew Barrymore (He’s Just Not That Into You, Charlie’s Angels), Henry Thomas (Dear John, Legends of the Fall), Dee Wallace (10, “Sons and Daughters”) and Peter Coyote (“Law & Order: LA,” Jagged Edge).

“When E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial premiered in 1982, it captured the imaginations of people young, old and everyone in between in a way that was unparalleled in modernmovie history,” said Craig Kornblau, President of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. “A global cultural phenomenon—and the biggest box-office blockbuster of its day—E.T. brought out the child in all of us. We are thrilled audiences will now be able to experience the film in the astounding quality of Blu-rayTM.”

BONUS FEATURES ON THE

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION BLU-RAY:

  • The E.T. Journals: In this all-new bonus feature, retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award®-winning cinematographer John Toll. This piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on the set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.
  • Steven Spielberg & E.T.: Watch an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with the actors, as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.

· Deleted Scenes: Two scenes from 2002 version of the film.

· A Look Back: A special insider’s look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the film.

· The E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the film.

· The Evolution and Creation of E.T.: From idea to screenplay, throughcasting and making the film.

· The Music of E.T.: A Discussion with John Williams: Interviews and footage focused on the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven Spielberg.

· The 20th Anniversary Premiere: Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T. This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentation.

· Original Theatrical Trailer

· Special Olympics TV spot

· Designs, Photographs and Marketing

    • E.T. Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
    • E.T. Designs by Carlo Rambaldi
    • Spaceship Designs by Ralph McQuarrie
    • Designs by Production Illustrator Ed Verreaux
    • Production Photographs
    • Marketing E.T.

· UltraViolet: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.

· Digital Copy: The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a digital copy of the film compatible with iTunes®, iPad®, iPhone®, iPod™, iPod™ touch, Android or online retail partners.

· pocket BLU App: The popular free pocket BLU app for smartphones is now even better with newly updated versions for iPad®, Android tablets, PC and Macintosh computers, with features made especially to take advantage of thedevices’ larger screens and high resolution displays.

    • Advanced Remote Control: A sleek, elegant new way to operate your Blu-ray™ player. Users can navigate through menus, playback and BD-Live™ functions with ease.
    • Video Timeline: Users can easily bring up the video timeline, allowing them to instantly access any point in the film.
    • Mobile-To-Go: Users can unlock a selection of bonus content with their Blu-ray™ discs to save to their device or to stream from anywhere there is a Wi-Fi network, enabling them to enjoy content on the go, anytime, anywhere.
    • Browse Titles: Users will have access to a complete list of pocket BLU™-enabled titles available and coming to Blu-ray™. They can view free previews and see what additional content is available to unlock on their device.
    • Keyboard: Entering data is fast and easy with your device’s intuitive keyboard.
  • BD-LIVE™: Access the BD-Live™ Center through your Internet-connected player to access the latest trailers, exclusive content and more!

BONUS FEATURES ON THE DVD:

· Steven Spielberg & E.T.

· Deleted Scenes

· A Look Back

· The E.T. Reunion


E.T.: THE GREEN PLANET

Universal is also partnering with leading independent games publisher Chillingo to publish E.T.: The Green Planet for the iTunes App Store. Inspired by a novel based on a story by Steven Spielberg, players travel with E.T. to his home planet, explore and build extraordinary intergalactic botanical gardens, and share their experiences with friends.


SYNOPSIS

When an imaginative boy meets a lost alien, it is the beginning of one of cinema’s most endearing friendships, as Elliot (Henry Thomas) helps the marvelous creature he calls E.T. find his way back home before government agents can capture him.

FILMMAKERS

Cast: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas

Directed By: Steven Spielberg

Written By: Melissa Mathison

Produced By: Steven Spielberg & Kathleen Kennedy

Edited By: Carol Littleton

Director of Photography: Allen Daviau

Production Designer: James D. Bissell

Music By: John Williams

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

BLU-RAY

Street Date: October 9, 2012

Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Selection Numbers: 61123439

Running Time: 114:27

Layers: Dual

Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1

Rating: PG

Technical Info: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1, Spanish/French DTS Digital Surround 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

DVD

Street Date: October 9, 2012

Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Selection Numbers: 61119825

Running Time: 114:27

Rating: PG

Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

About Universal Studios Home Entertainment

In honor of its Centennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly salutes 100 years of unforgettable films that have entertained audiences and touched the hearts of millions around the globe. In celebration of our first 100 years, UniversalStudios Home Entertainment is proud to present a selection of our many beloved movies as part of an extensive year-long program that underscores the studio’s rich cinematic history and indelible cultural impact.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing ofentertainment, newsand information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stationsgroup and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.





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