Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thinking About Buying This Game For Your Regular Show Fan?

Have you seen Regular Show on Cartoon Network and thought, gee, this might be a fun game? Well, apparently someone did. There is now a 3DS version of the show entitled Mordecai & Rigby in 8-Bit Land... but it's not what you'd expect it to be.

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While the premise of the game is... what am I talking about? There IS no premise to the game. Of course, one could argue the same of the series, but I digress. The game has very little to do with the popular Cartoon Network program, and really the 3D aspect is a gimmick at best.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Holiday Gift Idea for a Disney Princess Fan!

Do you have a little girl running around your house in princess dresses? Are you a mom who secretly wishes that princess dress came in grown-up sizes because you love Disney Princesses too? For this holiday season, perhaps you should pick up the new Blu-ray combo pack from Disney Home Entertainment featuring two Little Mermaid movies that were originally direct-to-video releases: The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning and The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

Image courtesy Disney Home Entertainment.
Now you can find out not only what happened to Ariel's mom (what is UP with Disney killing off parents? I mean, seriously!), and you can also find out what kind of mother Ariel herself is (hint: she makes mistakes too, and I'm sure if she had the internet in her palace, she'd be seeking out advice from mommy blogs galore). Plus there are fun bonus features, including a classic Disney animated short! Check out these fun clips! Also, hop over to to check out my review!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Never Land Rescue Pirate Party!

In celebration of the new full-length Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Never Land Rescue DVD, the TV Household was given the opportunity to have a Pirate Party!

We were sent this cute little Pirate Party Kit, complete with everything needed to have a super fun viewing party. Okay, so I made the popcorn myself... more on that in a moment... and TV Boy added the "bloons" to the treasure chest from the tokens he nabbed from one of the TV Grandparents' houses (they have a slot machine in their basement).

TV Dad will attest that I can only cook certain things... popcorn, apparently, is not one of them. FAIL.

Radar, one of the TV Cats (he's actually specifically TV Boy's cat), thought the box that the kit came in was for him. It's the "if I fits, I sits" mentality.

I thought he should look more... participatory. He, however, was not amused with my idea.

TV Boy is all pirate-d up and ready to watch the movie! Notice his pirate tattoos (not real, don't worry TV Grandmas!) and his new Sword of Destiny (which comes with the DVD!).

I put on a tattoo too (say THAT five times fast!). TV Boy insisted I put with my real one, which is his first initial in Binary around an 8-bit heart, for those who are wondering what the heck I have on my arm. I'm a huge geek, remember. However, I apparently am allergic to temporary tattoos, so I quickly removed mine. Real tats are surprisingly less painful and irritating to me. Go figure.

Let the movie begin!

Instead of burnt popcorn, I opted for salad. Grew those tomatoes in our own backyard! Thankfully, I didn't feel too hippie-ish, Izzy has a salad in the opening scene in the movie. Boom. Pirate food.

Grow, Forever Tree, grow! And this was my epiphany of why we were sent a tree growing kit in our Pirate Party materials. Now we can grow our own Forever Tree (an Evergreen... get it?)! Alright, I'll be honest... I'm about as good with growing things as I am cooking popcorn. The tree will be TV Dad's responsibility so I don't kill it. I've killed cacti. Plural. 

I'd like to give a special thanks to my friends at Click Communications for allowing the TV Household to have this awesome Pirate Party! Let's hope I don't kill the Forever Tree. I have a feeling that would be incredibly ironic.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Disney Planes... out TODAY!

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This was one of the movies that came out this summer that I never made it out to see in a theatre. I was really bummed, because TV Boy loves planes and Disney's Cars movies, so it was going to be awesome to see them on the big screen. However, time got away from us this summer. So when I was offered the chance to check out the Bluray combo pack from Disney, I jumped at the chance! 

The story, for those of you who maybe haven't seen it yet, is a young crop duster plane (who is conveniently named Dusty) wants to become an ariel racer plane and leave his quiet, boring, crop-dusting existence behind. He enters into a contest that is a race around the world, with several world-class racers. 

Dusty must overcome his fear of extreme heights and his crop-dusting ways in order to become a world class flyer. Along the way, he meets some interesting new friends and foes, including two planes named Ned and Zed, voiced by Gabriel Iglesias... who I got the pleasure of talking to on the phone! (Click the link to read my full interview!)

Be sure to pick up your copy of Disney's Planes on DVD and Bluray, out TODAY! Also, to continue the high flying fun, you can download fun activities by clicking on the images at the top and bottom of this post! 

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

TMNT for the XBOX 360!

Alas, TV Dad had his day in the sun with this review... a video game! He was so excited when I told him I was expanding into the realm of cartoon-related gaming. He got to HELP! In fact, he got to play the game while I watched and took notes!  I couldn't very well do both things by myself, now could I? Even better, he and TV Boy got to play together, and neither of them was bored and asking when I would be done watching this so they could watch/do something of their own. "TRIUMPH!", says I!

Image courtesy Nickelodeon/Activision.

So yes, this is my expansion into all forms of children's media that I have been talking about (or, perhaps you noticed my slight re-wording on the ol' header up there). Kids cartoons don't end when the show is over anymore. There are video games, accessories, and apps for crying out loud. So much for our kids to become engrossed in their favorite characters, in ways we couldn't even have imagined in the '80s and '90s when we were flooded with character everything, from under-roos to toilet paper.

Be sure to stay tuned this week for my review of Disney's Planes as well as an interview! :)