Anne

 

Both my son and husband were very excited for the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens! So when they found out I was getting a Star Wars Family Viewing Kit we were all so excited to see what was to come. Thanks to Disney and Hasbro we got some awesome Star Wars themed items!

IMG_1203(Don’t mind my son’s PJ’s…It was PJ day at school and he was all about it!)

My son and even my husband was beyond excited to check out all the awesome items that came for our viewing party!  The Light Saber was one of the first items to get un-packaged along with the Nerf Guns!!  My son has been reading the Star Wars Absolutely Everything You Need to Know a lot too!  R2D2 Bop-It has ended up in our car for a fun activity when we are on the road.  We have had several kids in the car and that has been their favorite toy to play with!

The Nerf guns by far is my husbands favorite item in the box.  He and my son have had hours of fun!  Nerf items never disappoint us and are fun for all!

Disclosure: These items were given to me free of charge for my honest opinion.  These opinions are my own.  Thanks to Disney and Hasbro for the items.

 

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See how much fun Pixar had taking the Recyclosaurus challenge in this exclusive bonus clip .  And now it’s your chance to make your own Recyclosaurs.  Here are some ideas on how to get started but don’t be afraid to make your mark and let your imagination come to life!

Check out the great contest that I have just for Deal Wise Mommy readers!!!  You guys get the chance to make your own Recyclosaurs.  I will get to choose two winners: a grand prize winner and a runner up.  Make sure to use the hastags below as well as tag Deal Wise Mommy on social media (Twitter and Facebook).  That is how we will find your entries!  The deadline to enter is 2/21 and winners will be chosen on Feb 22nd!!!

Hashtags to use when entering contest!  Make sure to tag Deal Wise Mommy in them too!
#GoodDino
#Recyclo
Prize Packs:
The Grand Prize Winner will win a prize Pack including:
-The Good Dino Blu-rayGood Dino grand Prize
-Pet Collector Action Figure
-Butch Action Figure
-The Good Dinosaur Backpack
-The Good Dinosaur Harmonica
-Butch Lunch Tote
-Thunderclap Charger and Fly Launcher
-Arlo Plush 23″
-Butch Journal
-The Good Dinosaur Tumblr with Straw
-The Good Dinosaur Canteen
-Spot interactive Plush
One Runner Up Winner will receive a Blu-ray copy of The Good Dinosaur

 

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The Perfect Adventure for the Whole Family Stampedes Home On Blu-ray™ Combo Pack,Digital HDand Disney Movies Anywhere February 23

 

Extensive Bonus Features Include the Academy Award© NominatedTheatrical Short “Sanjay’s Super Team,” Making-of Featurettes, Deleted Scenes and More!

SYNOPSIS:  From the innovative minds of Disney•Pixar comes a hilariously heartwarming adventure about the power of confronting and overcoming your fears and discovering who you are meant to be.

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Bring home this original story full of humor, heart, action and imagination, perfect for the whole family!

 

CAST: Raymond Ochoa(NBC’s “The Night Shift,” TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Disney’s A Christmas Carol”) as Arlo; Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts I & II”, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”) as Arlo’s wise Poppa; Frances McDormand(HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge,” “Fargo”) as Arlo’s strong Momma; Marcus Scribner(ABC’s “black•ish”) as Arlo’s brother, Buck; Jack Bright (“Monsters University”) as Spot; Steve Zahn(“Captain Fantastic,” “Ridiculous Six,” “Rescue Dawn,” “Mad Dogs”) as a fearless pterodactyl named Thunderclap; A.J. Buckley (TNT’s “Murder in the First,” FX’s “Justified”) as teen T-Rex Nash; Anna Paquin(HBO’s “True Blood”) as Nash’s tenacious sister, Ramsey; Sam Elliott(FX’s “Justified,” “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” “Grandma”) as T-Rex patriarch Butch

 

DIRECTOR:                         Peter Sohn(Short – “Partly Cloudy”)

PRODUCER:                        Denise Ream(“Cars 2,”“Up”)

EXEC. PRODUCERS:         John Lasseter(“Inside Out”),Lee Unkrich(“Monsters University”)and Andrew Stanton(“Inside Out”)

ORIGINAL CONCEPT

AND DEVELOPMENT:      Bob Peterson

STORY:                                 Peter Sohn, Erik Benson, Meg LeFauve, Kelsey Mann and Bob Peterson

SCREENPLAY BY:             Meg LeFauve(“Inside Out”)

MUSIC:                                  Academy Award®-winning film composer Mychael Danna (“Life of Pi”) and Emmy®-nominated composer Jeff Danna (“Tyrant”)

 

RELEASE DATE:                                February 23, 2016

 

PRODUCTS:                         Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD

and On-Demand

BONUS:                                                Digital HD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack& Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team – Sanjay loves the world of cartoons and comics, while his father tries to draw him into his Hindu traditions. Reluctance quickly turns into awe-inspiring adventure as the boy embarks on an amazing journey, returning with a new perspective they can both embrace.

 TRUE LIES ABOUT DINOSAURS – We know – it’s preposterous to think Apatosaurs spoke English. Learn more about what separates the fictional dinosaurs of “The Good Dinosaur“ from what scientists know about real dinosaurs.

 RECYCLOSAURUS – Pixar takes creative competition seriously. Maybe a little too seriously. Watch as “The Good Dinosaur” crew competes to see which department can create the best dinosaur ever…using only discarded items from the studio’s “free table.”

 THE FILMMAKERS’ JOURNEY – Finding your way from an idea to a film takes a lot of exploration. Director Peter Sohn and his fellow filmmakers talk about the challenging, inspiring, and unexpectedly emotional experience of making “The Good Dinosaur.”

 EVERY PART OF THE DINOSAUR – The filmmakers talk about the special animation challenges of “The Good Dinosaur” – including figuring out how to animate a dinosaur who’s really a boy, and a boy who’s got the spirit of a dog.

 FOLLOWING THE T-REX TRAIL – Follow the filmmakers as they travel to a working cattle ranch and meet the McKays, a close-knit family whose work ethic, generosity, and stories inspired the T-Rex ranchers of the film.

 COMMENTARY – Commentary from director Peter Sohn, story supervisor Kelsey Mann, supervising animator Mike Venturini, director of photography/lighting Sharon Calahan, and supervising technical director Sanjay Bakshi.

DINO BITES – Montage of original animated pieces produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”

HIDE AND SEEK – A short animated clip produced to promote “The Good Dinosaur.”

DELETED SCENES

  • The Attack – An idyllic introduction to the family farm is cut short when a savage predator attacks the newborn Arlo. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
  • Building the Silo – An admiring Arlo is thrilled to follow along as his father builds a silo for the family farm. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.
  • Waiting for Poppa – Arlo awaits the return of his beloved father on a stormy night, only to be greeted with tragic news. With an introduction by Director Peter Sohn.

 

Blu-ray 3D&DVD:

  • THEATRICAL SHORT – Sanjay’s Super Team 

Digital Exclusive:

Just Listen – Trace the development of the unique soundscape of “The Good Dinosaur,” from the wilds of British Columbia as Sound Designer Craig Berkey collects sounds, to the recording studio where Jeff and Mychael Danna use instruments from around the world to create the music.

 

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You may have heard from a family member or a friend that nothing in the world is really free and with most retail chains that is the truth. Though it is important to note that throughout the year companies may offer various ways that you can get free gifts entirely for free.

Making Minimum Purchases

Companies love to spoil their loyal customers, especially the people that spend a lot of money at one time at their store. If there are any free gifts to be received from different companies they will generally be as a reward for making a minimum purchase at their store. For example, getting a free cosmetics bag when you buy at least $100 worth of makeup. The minimum purchase requirements will differ depending on the products that they have available as some sites may have $25 as the purchase amount and others may have upwards of $750.

Rewards Programs

When you are a frequent customer at a particular store, you are obviously giving that company a lot of money and in order to make sure that you stay loyal to their products and/or services, they are willing to offer benefits. Signing up for rewards programs from all of your favorite stores is a great way to make sure that you get the most out of every order that you make. Generally you’ll collect points for each order and in most cases 1 point is equivalent to $1. After these points accumulate you may be able to redeem them for free gifts. There are also times when companies will simply give their members free gifts for signing up for their rewards programs, especially if there is a membership fee.

Finding the Right Products

Even though it may not be an additional “gift” that you’ll get for free, finding products that are included in buy one, get one offers is another great way to make sure that you get free products with every purchase. For example, if you find a shirt that is regularly priced you may want to consider opting for the shirt that gives you the ability to get a second one for free instead so you’re only paying for one. This method of getting free gifts depends on the promotions that the store is currently offering and if they have an array of buy one, get one products available.

 

 

inside out

I have to say I was excited to get the opportunity to review this blu-ray!  We did not have the chance to see Inside Out in theaters so we made a family night of it complete with popcorn!  Along with the Blu-Ray we were sent this awesome Scrapbook with all kinds of fun goodies including sharpies, stickers, fun scissors, stickers and more.  We decided we are going to take it with us to our Thanksgiving gathering to create some great memories with family!  Each family member will be given a page to decorate.  I can not wait to have fun!

Along with an all-new animated short “Riley’s First Date?”

And an extensive line-up of bonus features

 

On Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere October 13
On Blu-ray 3D
, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and On Demand November 3

SYNOPSIS:                              Do you ever look at someone and wonder what’s going on inside their head? Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” takes an exciting and hilarious journey into the mind to find the answer. Based in Headquarters, the control center of 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy. She strives to make sure Riley stays happy as she operates alongside fellow emotions Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. It’s “an instant classic,” raves Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. Experience it like never before on Disney Blu-ray!

 

CAST:                                         Amy Poehler (“Freebirds,” TV’s “Parks and Recreation”) as Joy; Bill Hader (Monsters University, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”) as Fear; Phyllis Smith (“Bad Teacher,” TV’s “The Office”) as Sadness; Lewis Black (“The Aristocrats,” TV’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”) as Anger; Mindy Kaling (“Wreck-It Ralph,” TV’s “The Office”) as Disgust; Richard Kind (A Bug’s Life, TV’s “Spin City”) as Bing Bong; Kaitlyn Dias (voice acting debut) as the voice of Riley

EXEC. PRODUCERS:          John Lasseter (“Toy Story,” “Cars”) and Andrew Stanton (“Up” “Ratatouille”)

PRODUCER:                          Jonas Rivera (“Up,” “Toy Story 2”)

CO-DIRECTOR:                    Ronnie Del Carmen (Dug’s Special Mission video short and TV’s “Freakazoid!”)

DIRECTOR:                            Pete Docter (“Up,” “Monsters, Inc.”)

RELEASE DATES:               October 13, 2015 – Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere

November 3, 2015 – Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand

PRODUCTS:                           Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA), Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On-Demand

BONUS:                                                      Digital HD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

  • Riley’s First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film) – Riley, now 12, is hanging out at home with her parents in San Francisco when potential trouble comes knocking: a boy shows up at the door. Can Mom and Dad’s emotions handle “Riley’s First Date?”
  • LAVA (Theatrical Short Film) – Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, LAVA is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.
  • Story of the Story – Director Pete Docter talks about the evolution of Inside Out, from the ideas and memories that inspired the story through the hurdles, explorations and experiences that helped shape it into the film it is today.
  • Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out – Inside Out filmmakers, from voice actors to animators to production crew, talk about their paths, their goals, the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned along the way
  • Mixed EmotionsInside Out‘s filmmakers talk about how they decided which emotions to focus on in the story and how they went about creating each one’s distinct personality and visual identity
  • Mapping the Mind – Inside Out‘s artists take you through the years-long process of designing and creating a world everyone knows, but no one has ever seen – the human mind.
  • Our Dads, the Filmmakers – Elie Docter (daughter of director, Pete Docter) and Grace Giacchino (daughter of composer, Michael Giacchino) bring you behind the scenes for an inside look at the making of the film.
  • Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out – What is the sound of a memory forming? Sound designer Ren Klyce describes the challenges – and the unique solutions – involved in creating the aural world of Inside Out.
  • The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing – Learn more about the crucial role of an animation film editor, who helps take     the story from its earliest, most exploratory versions, to the final, polished film you see onscreen.
  • Deleted Scenes

Ø  Riley Grows Up – In this scene from a version of the film where the primary relationship was between Joy and Fear (then named Freddie), the emotions begin to notice a change in Riley.

Ø  Joy’s Decline – Joy’s struggles to make sense of the limitations on Riley’s behavior that seem to be springing up at every turn.

Ø  Misdirection –Joy and Freddie encounter a group of Riley’s “retired” imaginary friends, including an early version of Big Bong.

Ø  Construction – Joy is guided through Riley’s mind by a radical non-conformist, Bing Bong, outraged by the demolition of older areas like Imagination Park.

  • Commentary – Commentary includes participation from directors Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera.
  • Mind Candy – A montage of toolkit and interstitials produced for Inside Out.
  • Inside Out Trailers – A collection of domestic and international trailers made for Inside Out.

*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer                 

 

Toy Story

My son was so excited we got the chance to review Toy Story That Time Forgot!  He has always loved all the Toy Story movies and shorts.  He has now watched this one a few times and loves it just as much every time!  For those collecting Disney Movie Reward Points this Blu-Ray will give you a 150 points too!

Loaded with All New Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features Including Behind-the-Scenes,

Sing-Alongs and Over 10 Minutes of Deleted Scenes!

Synopsis:              Disney•Pixar proudly presents a hilarious new animated “Toy Story” adventure. During one of Bonnie’s post-Christmas play dates, the “Toy Story” crew find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional.  It’s all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to ever return to Bonnie’s room.  “Toy Story That Time Forgot” is an unforgettable tale packed with family fun and a must-have for every Pixar fan’s collection!

Voice Talent:       Tom Hanks as Woody (“Saving Mr. Banks,” “Captain Phillips”), Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear (“Toy Story,” “The Santa Clause”), Kristen Schaal as Trixie (“Toy Story 3,” “The Muppets”), Kevin McKidd as Reptillus Maximus (“Brave,” TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”), Wallace Shawn as Rex (“The Princess Bride,” “Air Buddies”), Timothy Dalton as Mr. Pricklepants (“Toy Story 3,” TV’s “Penny Dreadful”), Don Rickles as Mr. Potato Head (“Toy Story”), Joan Cusack as Jessie (“Toy Story,” “The End of the Tour”)

Director:               Steve Purcell (“Brave,” “Cars”)

Producer:             Galyn Susman (“Toy Story,” “Ratatouille”)

Street Date:         November 3, 2015 (Direct Prebook: 9/8; Distributor Prebook: 9/22)

Run Time:             Approx. 22 minutes

Ratings:                 TV-G (US), G (CE)

Bonus:                    Blu-ray, Digital HD*, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)

Reptillus!  – In this behind-the-scenes look at “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” the filmmakers share a peek at the origins of the Battlesaurs world and culture, and explain the character design and development of its greatest hero, Reptillus Maximus.

Commentary – Commentary with “Toy Story that Time Forgot” director, Steve Purcell, and head of story, Derek Thompson, on the process of making “Toy Story That Time Forgot.”

Toy Story Goes to Comic-Con – The “Toy Story that Time Forgot” team heads to San Diego to unveil the project to the public, led by their own longtime Comic-Con veterans, director Steve Purcell and head of story Derek Thompson.

My Unexpected Friend – Feel the power – and sing along – as Reptillus Maximus expresses the depth of his feelings for Trixie in this 80’s-inspired karaoke video for his soulful ballad, “My Unexpected Friend.”

Battlesaurs Animated Opening – A 2D animated opening for the fictional animated TV series, “Battlesaurs.”

Deleted Scenes with Intros & Outros – “Toy Story That Time Forgot” director, Steve Purcell, introduces scenes that were developed and storyboarded for the special, but were ultimately cut from the final version:

  • Battlesaurs Christmas
  • Light of Play
  • Prisoners of Bone
  • SOS
  • Trixie’s Proposal

Social Media        Toy Story https://www.facebook.com/PixarToyStory

Channels:              Pixar https://www.facebook.com/DisneyPixar

Woody https://www.facebook.com/ToyStoryWoody

Buzz Lightyear https://www.facebook.com/BuzzLightyear

Jesse https://www.facebook.com/ToyStoryJessie

Pricklepants https://www.facebook.com/ToyStoryPricklepants

@DisneyPixar https://twitter.com/DisneyPixar

 

Doc DVD

Bring Home on Disney DVD on November 3rd

-Includes 5 Pet-Themed Episodes Plus FREE, Exclusive Pet Collar Packed Inside!-

Synopsis: Doc McStuffins opens a new veterinary practice in her backyard clinic where she treats stuffed animals and toys in “Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet.” Including 5 themed episodes of the Peabody Award-winning animated series “Doc McStuffins,” each highlighting lessons about care and responsibility for pets, the DVD also comes with a FREE exclusive pet collar.  “Doc McStuffins: Pet Vet” is a must own for any little one!  Bring it home on Tuesday, November 3rd.

Cast:  Kiara Muhammad and Laya DeLeon Hayes as Doc McStuffins; Loretta Devine as Hallie; Lara Jill Miller as Lambie; Robbie Rist as Stuffy; Jess Harnell as Chilly; Jaden Betts as Donny McStuffins; Kimberly Brooks as Mom McStuffins; Gary Anthony Williams as Dad McStuffins.

Creator/Executive Producer:        Chris Nee

 Release Date:                       November 3, 2015 (Direct Prebook: 9/8; Distributor Prebook: 9/22)

Release Format:                 DVD

Ratings:                                    TV-Y

Feature Run Time:            120 minutes

Aspect Ratio:                        1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Audio:                                       2.0 Dolby Digital

Languages:                             English, French & Spanish

Subtitles:                                English SDH, French & Spanish

Doc Kit

We were sent the new Doc McStuffin’s Pet Vet and super cute Doc McStuffin’s Pet Doctor Bag to review.  Both were a big hit and I know would be a big hit in your home too!  For those who are collecting Disney Movie Reward Points, this dvd will give you 75 points!

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