Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014!

From my family to yours, we wish you a happy, fun, and joyous 2014! 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cartoon Video Game Review: Adventure Time Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!

I'll admit, I'm a little slow on getting this one live on the site, but it's because we've been playing it a LOT here. Adventure Time comes to life with "Explore the Dungeon Because I Don't Know!".

Image courtesy D3 Publisher.
This is a fun little game, available across several gaming platforms. However, we got the WiiU version, and I'm SO GLAD. The integration with the gamepad is brilliant, and something I'd wager you'd only find in this and the 3DS versions. I think it takes full advantage of the technology.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

DreamWorks Animation Gives the Gift of Turbo F.A.S.T.!

Starting today, the new animated series Turbo F.A.S.T. begins airing exclusively on Netflix!

Image courtesy DreamWorks Animation.

I'll admit, I had lost interest in Netflix and cancelled my subscription earlier this year, but Turbo brought me back. We love Turbo here in the TV Household. TV Boy went nuts after we went and saw it last summer, and we now own nearly a dozen racing snails and paraphernalia. In fact, as we're watching the episodes, he had to whip out the Turbo snail race track system and is having snail races with TV Dad on the floor.

Check out the official Turbo F.A.S.T. website and be sure to download a fun Party Pack to celebrate the release with your Turbo fan!

Monday, December 23, 2013

It's a Super Mickey Mouse Party!

Just in time for the holidays, we were given the opportunity to have a little family viewing party for the new DVD, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Super Adventure!

Image courtesy Disney.

We were sent a fun party kit, although thankfully this time it didn't involve me making anything (see the Popcorn fiasco from the Jake and the Never Land Pirates party post!)

First, we hung the new Mickey Mouse glove balloon ornament on our tree.

Mickey and the gang fit right in! Can you spot the Millennium Falcon?

Then we donned the Mickey Mouse santa hat.
(Not pictured, TV Mom in said hat. I don't have makeup on today!)

TV Boy grabbed his Mickey crayons to color a picture of Mickey in his new
Mickey coloring book. Can you tell we're working on proper writing instrument holding?
And that TV Boy hasn't picked a dominant hand yet?

TV Boy's coloring creation. He's a minimalist I guess.

Loyal fuzzy friend Doggie got a chance with the santa hat.
Trust me, he still looks better than I do.

A fun pack of trading cards (super sized!) comes with the DVD!

It included a fun lenticular card! I tried really hard to get a good picture of this
because it's really neat in person. Cameras don't do well with lenticular things.

"Yoink! Those are mine!"

Cool comic book beginning!

Here we go! (TV Dog is not nearly as excited about participating.)

Moving in to get a closer look at the most exciting part of the episode!
Check out my review of the DVD over at the Kids' Cartoons page! Thanks to my friends at Click Communications for letting us have this super holiday party! Your kids can join in the fun too with this Super printable fun pack!

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Merry Super Christmas from the TV Household!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Despicable Me 2 on Blu-ray and DVD TODAY!

The Minions are back, just in time for holiday gift giving! That's right, your favorite yellow sidekicks and their lovable but "evil" boss, Gru, are on Blu-ray and DVD today! According to the Despicable Me website, there are several different extras you can pick up along with the movie... a Minion Lunch Box at Best Buy, Minion figurines at Walmart, and an Anti-Villain League Handbook at Target!

Image courtesy Illumination Entertainment.

As a special treat, I was given the opportunity to interview voice actor Moises Arias, who plays Antonio in the film!

Moises with his character Antonio.

This kid (I say that like I'm some old lady at thirty, ha!) is so incredibly well-spoken, so articulate, and so busy! I predict bright things from him as he enters his twenties! Be sure to click the link above and see what he had to say about creating an animated character, as well as his role in Ender's Game... you know the geek in me couldn't let an opportunity to ask about THAT slide!

And, for fun, when you bring the movie home to your family, why not whip up a tasty batch of Minon Munch Mix! (And attempt to say it three times fast with a mouthful!) Click the link below for the recipe as well as some fun activity sheets to go with it!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

2013 Holiday Cartoon Special Schedule!

Want to find out when your favorite holiday cartoon special will air this year? Click over to my About.com page to see the full holiday schedule, which I will update as new shows are mentioned!

Image courtesy IMDB.com.

Am I missing your favorite? Feel free to comment below and I will get it added! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Rich Collins ROCKS!

I'm in the middle of a serious fan-girl day. Not only do I get to interview Moises Arias (voice of Antonio in Despicable Me 2 and played Bonzo Madrid in Ender's Game), but Rich Collins, aka "Mover Rich" from The Imagination Movers, EMAILED ME PERSONALLY to thank me for buying from his website! He even sent me this "cool bonus pic" of him rockin' out:

Image courtesy Rich Collins. All rights reserved.
Never in all my life have I had such friendly and PERSONAL service from a musician! So, this is my treatise to all of you readers to check out his site http://www.richcollinsmusic.com/ and buy his album! (His music, I think, is quite reminiscent of Sister Hazel's style of southern rock. Which is why I adore it, because Sister Hazel is one of my all time favorite bands.) Pretty please support his work! He's just too awesome not to!

Love you Rich! Keep Rockin'!