August 18, 2019

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Kid YouTube Star, Ryan's World, Designs NEW Colgate Kid's Oral Care Regimen


Colgate partnered with top YouTube toy reviewer and Nickelodeon star, Ryan’s World, for a new line of kid’s oral card products. Designed with the help of Ryan himself, the Colgate® Ryan’s World™ Kids Oral Care Regimen features three products including a Power Toothbrush, Toothpaste and Mouthwash to get little ones excited about brushing time. Details for each product include:
  • COLGATE® RYAN’S WORLD™ POWERED TOOTHBRUSH ($4.99): Make great cleaning fun with extra soft bristles that gently sweep away plague. For children three years of age and older.
  • COLGATE® RYAN’S WORLD™ TOOTHPASTE ($2.99): Clinically proven to protect enamel and prevent cavities. Available in Ryan’s Bubble Fruit flavor. For children two years and older.
  • COLGATE® RYAN’S WORLD™ MOUTHWASH ($3.99): Cleans whole mouth by sweeping away particles that brushing may have missed. Available in Ryan’s Bubble Fruit flavor. For children six years of age and older.


    I remember growing up and dreading brushing my teeth.  Colgate makes brushing teeth fun for kids, I wish I had all these options as a kid!  Colgate offers a  variety of toothbrushes and pastes!  When my kids were younger they loved being able to go to the store and pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste.  I love watching them get excited about brushing their teeth.    No matter what age your child is, Colgate has the perfect toothbrush and toothpaste for your child!

    Colgate® offers a broad portfolio of products that provide a range of oral care benefits. Each product has a formula or design that helps improve the health of your mouth, to make you confident you are taking better control of your oral care. For more information, visit http://www.colgate.com/.


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    Fun Alarm & Wall Clocks for Back to School #Back2School



    Looking for a new clock to spruce up your teen's space or to help them get up in the morning then this new collaboration from Seiko and The Coca-Cola Company is perfect to help get kids up and on the bus on time. At exactly the same time as Kintaro Hattori was planning to open his Seikosha factory and to create his first ever wall clock, Doc Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia created a drink that would soon sweep the world. Both companies are celebrating 130 years in business this year and have collaborated on some clocks that could make a perfect gift or addition to the home.

    More info about the new products
    • Coca Cola Wall Clock (SRP $70/Dimensions: 14.4 x1.69”)
    • Coca Cola Alarm Clock (SRP $40): Available in Red or White and features an alarm, snooze function and light
    • Coca Cola Alarm Clock - Travel Version (SRP $25.00): Available in Red or White or Black and features an alarm, snooze function and light





    The compact Coca-Cola alarm clock adds a retro feel to any space. It is perfect for your teen's desk as it is not too big and doesn't take up a bunch of space.
    • Wake up to this reliable alarm clock at home or while traveling.
    • Dimensions: 3.5" Height x 3.5" Width x 2" Length
    If you are looking for something bigger, the Coca Cola Wall Clock if perfect for a rec room, a retro kitchen and more. The classic designs of these clocks make them the perfect accessory to any room. Deck out your teen or college kids room in style this year!




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    August 17, 2019

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    Break Out The Mistletoe As Your Holidays Just Got Merrier - A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

    Break out the mistletoe and holly and get ready to sing and dance as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish on Digital beginning October 15, and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on October 29. The enchanting all-new original movie stars Laura Marano (Disney’s Austin and Ally) as Kat Decker, Gregg Sulkin (Marvel’s Runaways, Faking It, Wizards of Waverly Place) as Dominic Wintergarden, Barclay Hope (Riverdale) as Terrence Wintergarden, three-time Leo® Award winner and Hallmark Channel favorite Johannah Newmarch (When Calls The Heart, Garage Sale Mystery franchise) as the cruel stepmother Deirdra Decker, Isabella Gomez (One Day at a Time) as Kat’s best friend Isla, and evil-stepsisters Joy and Grace are played, respectively, by Lillian Doucet-Roche (The Miracle Season) and Chanelle Peloso (Syfy’s Deadly Class). 

     
    A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish will be available on Blu-Ray™ Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP ($34.97 in Canada) and DVD for $19.98 SRP ($24.99 in Canada) as well as on Digital for $19.99 SRP. The Blu-ray Combo Pack (and Blu-ray in Canada) include a digital version of the film.

     
    Brimming with overtones from the classic fairytale, this contemporary musical follows Katherine “Kat” Decker dreaming of becoming a famous singer-songwriter. Her reality, however, is suffocated by her conniving and cruel stepfamily and a demoralizing job working as a singing elf at billionaire Terrence Wintergarden’s Santa Land. When she starts to fall for Nick, the handsome new Santa at the tree lot, things begin to look up. Unfortunately, when her stepmother and stepsisters realize Kat has been invited to the prestigious Wintergarden Christmas Gala, they’ll stop at nothing to procure their own invitation and keep Kat from attending. With the help of her attentive dog, a true friend, and a little bit of holiday magic, Kat may just make it to the gala, discover the true identity of Nick, and experience the true meaning of Christmas.


    “The Cinderella fairytale is iconic and has captivated audiences for many generations," said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE, Vice President, TV Marketing, Family & Animation. ”We are delighted to bring a fresh, new spin to this timeless fairytale just in time for holiday gift giving!”

    This is the fifth installment in the A Cinderella Story movie series, and first one with a Christmas theme. Other titles include A Cinderella Story (Hilary Duff), Another Cinderella Story (Selena Gomez), A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (Lucy Hale) and A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (Sofia Carson). A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish is written and directed by Michelle Johnston (Nickelodeon’s Blurt), who directed the last installment of A Cinderella Story after choreographing the first four and serving as a producer on the past three. Dylan Sellers (The Giver, St. Vincent, both Agent Cody Banks films), keeper of the A Cinderella Story franchise, returns for his fifth turn as producer. Trygge Toven (Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity War, Trolls) and Toko Nagata (Shaft, The Predator, Pitch Perfect 3) serve as the music supervisors. Production Services were provided by Front Street Pictures Inc. The film is produced in association with Blue Ribbon Content for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
    BONUS FEATURES
    • The Look and Costumes of ‘A Christmas Wish’ (New Featurette)
    • The Mic and The Stage (New Featurette)
    DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
    On October 15, 2019, A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish will be available to own in high definition and standard definition from select digital retailers including Amazon, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On October 15, 2019, A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

     
    ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE
    Movies Anywhere is a digital movie platform that enables movie fans to discover, access, and watch their favorite digital movies in one place. Movies Anywhere brings together a library of nearly 7,500 digital movies from Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Film, The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm), Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment) and Warner Bros., and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. By connecting participating digital retailers that include Amazon Prime Video, the Apple TV app, FandangoNOW, Google Play, and Vudu, movie fans can now bring together their digital movie collections (whether purchased or redeemed) in one place and enjoy them from the comfort of their living rooms, and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Chromecast; Roku® devices and popular browsers. Movie fans can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray and DVD disc packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere. Movies Anywhere – your movies, together at last.


    ABOUT DIGITAL
    Digital movies or TV episodes allow fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital movies or TV episodes are included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. With digital, consumers are able to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through retail services. For more information on compatible devices and services go to wb.com/digitalmoviefaq. Consult a digital retailer for details and requirements and for a list of digital-compatible devices.
    BASICS
    Street Date: October 29, 2019
    Order Due Date: September 24, 2019
    BD and DVD Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
    Running Time: Feature: Approx 93 min
    Enhanced Content: Approx 33 min
    DVD
    Price: $19.98 SRP
    1 DVD
    Audio – English (5.1), French, Latin-Spanish, German
    Subtitles – French, German, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Romanian
    BLU-RAY Combo Pack
    Price: $24.98 SRP
    1 BD and 1 DVD
    Audio –DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English, French, Latin-Spanish
    Subtitles – French


    About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
    Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

    About Blue Ribbon Content
    Formed in 2014, Warner Bros. Television Group’s Blue Ribbon Content (BRC) develops and produces live-action series for digital platforms, tapping the creative talent already working at the Studio while also identifying opportunities for collaboration with new writers and producers. In addition to live-action programming, BRC produces animated content and also experiments with emerging platforms such as virtual reality. Live-action BRC programs include the movies Daphne and Velma for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Banana Splits for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY, comedy series Beerfest: Thirst for Victory for CW Seed, horror/comedy series Critters: A New Binge for Shudder, SpringHill Entertainment’s basketball documentary series Best Shot for YouTube Red, and the following upcoming projects: the second season of the UNINTERRUPTED comedy series Now We’re Talking, comedy series Golden Revenge and the feature-length comedy Good Girls Get High. Animated BRC programs include Constantine: City of Demons and Freedom Fighters: The Ray for CW Seed, as well as Ginger Snaps for ABC Digital.

    August 15, 2019

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    YESTERDAY on Digital 9/10 & Blu-ray, DVD 9/24 #YesterdayMovie

    Bring family and friends together with The Beatles’ music inspired film Yesterday, on Digital September 10, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand September 24, 2019. Jack’s life is changed forever when he discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers the music of The Beatles and must decide if he truly wants the spotlight, or if all he needs is love, after all. Filled with heart and humor from beginning to end, Yesterday on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital comes packed with exciting bonus features including deleted and extended scenes, live performances at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, an alternate opening and ending and several featurettes with the filmmakers and cast that take fans further into the charming story. Hailed as “Funny, original, and touching” (Patrick Stoner, “Flicks” WHYY-TV (PBS)), Yesterday is a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life. Stay in, “re-experience the Beatles' songs as if they're brand-new” (Mara Reinstein, Billboard) and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road this year with the perfect at-home movie night when you own Yesterday on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.

    Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter...but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack (Himesh Patel; BBC’s “EastEnders”) discovers he is the only person on earth who remembers The Beatles! As he rockets to fame by passing off the Fab Four’s songs as his own, Jack risks losing Ellie (Lily James; Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Cinderella) – the one person who has loved him and believed in him from the start. Kate McKinnon and Ed Sheeran also star in this romantic rock ‘n’ roll comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) and Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Love Actually).

    The soundtrack to YESTERDAY is available on digital/streaming services as well as CD from Capitol Records/Polydor Records. The album will be available on vinyl this Friday, August 16.

    *DVD format includes over 35 minutes of bonus content

    BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTrA HD, BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL
    • Alternate Opening*
    • Alternate Ending
    • Deleted Scenes
      • Corden & Roxanne – Includes deleted performance by Himesh Patel of “Something”
      • Late for School
      • Nutters Italian Ice Cream
      • Sortisimus
      • Moscow Audience
      • Alexa
      • A Gonk
      • W Hotel
      • Jack Calls Ellie
      • Hilary in the Mirror
      • Nick and Carol
      • Hazel's Selfie
    • Gag Reel*
    • Live at Abbey Road Studios - Watch Himesh Patel perform "Yesterday", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", and "Let it Be" at Abbey Road Studios.
      • "Yesterday"
      • "I Want To Hold Your Hand"
      • "Let it Be"
    • Ed Sheeran: From Stadium to Screen* - Acting in his first major role, Ed Sheeran reflects on his experiences making the movie.
    • Agent of Comedy: Kate McKinnon* - Kate McKinnon shares how eager she was to play the role of "Debra Hammer" while the cast and crew reflect on the fun and energy that the queen of improvisational comedy brought to the set.
    • A Talented Duo* - Richard Curtis and Danny Boyle, two of the most successful British filmmakers, team up for the first time.
    • Playing for Real* - The re-interpreting of the Beatles songs was a huge undertaking for newcomer Himesh Patel. Learn how he spent months learning to play the songs perfectly as the production decided to take the more challenging route of recording the musical numbers live on set.
    • Soul Mates* - Beyond the music and the laughs, the film is, of course, a love story. This piece looks at the relationship between Jack & Ellie and the actors playing them.
    • A Conversation with Richard & Ed* - Long-term friends Richard Curtis and Ed Sheeran have a funny and informal chat about the making of YESTERDAY.
    • Feature Commentary with Director Danny Boyle and Writer/Producer Richard Curtis
    Yesterday will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack (4K Ultra HD+ Blu-ray™ + Digital). Bonus features on the 4K Ultra HD will all be delivered in stunning 4K resolution.
    • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for 4X sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio.
      • Yesterday 4K Ultra HD is available with HDR10+™, providing premium HDR picture quality. HDR10+ transforms your movie watching experience with incredible brightness and contrast for each scene, delivering brighter brights and deepest darks.
    • Blu-ray™ delivers a pristine HD picture and theater-quality surround sound.
    • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
    • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-ray™ and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.
    * Exclusive to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & Digital
     

    FILMMAKERS:
    Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James with Ed Sheeran and Kate Mckinnon
    Score By: Daniel Pemberton
    Costume Designer: Liza Bracey
    Editor: Jon Harris
    Production Designer: Patrick Rolfe
    Director of Photography: Christopher Ross ASC
    Associate Producer:­ Emma Freud
    Story By: Jack Barth And Richard Curtis
    Executive Producers: Nick Angel, Lee Brazier, Liza Chasin
    Produced By: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Matthew James Wilkinson, Bernard Bellew, Richard Curtis, Danny Boyle
    Screenplay By: Richard Curtis
    Directed By: Danny Boyle


    TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD™:Street Date: September 24, 2019
    Selection Number: 61203051 (US) / 61207088 (CDN)
    Layers: BD-100
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
    Rating: PG-13 for suggestive content and language
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Video: 2160p UHD HDR10+/HDR10
    Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
    Run Time: 1 hour 56 minutes
     

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:Street Date: September 24, 2019
    Selection Number: 61203050 (US) / 61207083 (CDN)
    Layers: BD 50
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
    Rating: PG-13 for suggestive content and language
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Sound: English Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
    Run Time: 1 hour 56 minutes


    TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
    Street Date: September 24, 2019
    Selection Number: 61203049 (US) / 61207082 (CDN)
    Layers: DVD 9
    Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    Rating: PG-13 for suggestive content and language
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital 2.0, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
    Run Time: 1 hour 56 minutes


    About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
    Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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    Fruit of the Loom’s Bonus Pack Underwear in stores now #Back2School #ExtraContest



    Fruit of the Loom is a household brand. When the kids were potty training it was our go to big kid undies and now that they are preteens, the drawers are full of Fruit of the Loom underwear, white tees and more. This is a brand we trust and love. You can count on them to be comfortable and affordable. Right now you can score bonus packs at select stores. Who couldn't use a few extra pairs?

    Fruit of the Loom is back with its popular bonus pack underwear that offer a couple extra pairs of underwear just in time for the back to school season!  You know the drill, it is time to hit the stores to get all the back to school supplies, the first day of school outfits, etc.   It is always a great idea to pick up new undies as well for the kids during back to school shopping.  Gotta start the new year right with new clothes and undies.  Ill fitting underwear, will make the school day even longer for the kids. If your kids are in sports, they will be changing in the locker rooms after school for practice and no one wants to show up in old, holey undies.



    The bonus packs aren’t just for kids; they’re also available in the brand’s top selling and latest collections for both Men’s and Ladies. Admit it, as parents we let our needs slide.  We make sure the kids are outfitted in new clothes, new undies, etc. but we rarely buy stuff for ourselves.  I am guilty of it.   So this year while you are out buying the kids new clothes and underwear, make sure you pick up a pack for yourself! Treat yourself to a bonus pack or two, you deserve it!   What is even better they’re a click away on Amazon, Target.com, Kohls.com, Walmart.com and Fruit.com for less than $15, so you can do your shopping without leaving the house.


    Bonus packs offer extra pairs so you don’t have to worry about the essentials during such a hectic time. Also, from now until September 1, Fruit of the Loom is running a contest for one lucky parent to win $10,000. To enter for a chance to win, parents can share a post with #ExtraContest, tagging Fruit of the Loom on Instagram, on why they need an extra pair of hands.

    Then next time you are out and about, pick up a pack or two of the bonus packs. You can't beat getting three extra pair at that price.  This is when you buy packs in larger sizes as we all know how kids grow and will need them eventually! This way you get more for your money!

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received  the above mention for  free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.   Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
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    The Secret Life of Pets 2 Out On Digital Now! #TheSecretLifeofPets2

    Get ready for the paws-itively delightful story of your favorite onscreen pets Max, Snowball, Gidget, and Daisy. The Secret Life of Pets 2 is out now on digital!



    From Illumination, the studio that brought you the original Despicable Me, Minions and Sing franchises, the highly anticipated follow up to the hit animated film led by a star-studded comedic cast reunites all of our favorite Pets and their growing families in a new chapter that explores the deep bond between them and the humans that love them. The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital versions of the film are packed with more than 90 minutes* of bonus content only when you own, including two brand new, laugh-out-loud funny mini-movies - Super Gidget, featuring the film’s adorable Pomeranian Gidget and her best friend Max and Minion Scouts, starring everyone’s comical little helpers, the Minions. Additionally included are deleted scenes, DIY and drawing tutorials as well as a special interactive Captain Snowball Motion Comic allowing viewers to direct our boisterous bunny hero on his next move exclusive to the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions!  As the dog days of summer come to an end, join this endearing cast of four-legged friends for a quality movie night of family fun with the film that uniquely reminds us of why we love our own pets and what makes them so very special.

    The Secret Life of Pets 2 explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them, the families that love them and answers the question: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home? Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with major life changes after Katie’s marriage and the arrival of a toddler, Liam. Meanwhile, Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. And Snowball (Kevin Hart) believes, despite the other pets’ teasing, that he’s a superhero after his owner starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. But when Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s been pretending to be.

    The film features an all-star voice cast including Patton Oswalt (TV’s “A.P. Bio”), Kevin Hart (Ride Along Series), Eric Stonestreet (TV’s Modern Family), Jenny Slate (Despicable Me 3), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Lake Bell (TV’s Children’s Hospital), Nick Kroll (Sing), Dana Carvey (Wayne’s World), Ellie Kemper (TV’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Hannibal Buress (Neighbors series), Bobby Moynihan (TV’s “Saturday Night Live) and Harrison Ford (Indiana Jones franchise) in his first ever role in an animated film as new farm dog, Rooster.




    BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD & DIGITAL
    • Mini Movies
      • Minion Scouts – When Margo, Agnes and Edith return from Badger Scout camp, three of the Minions are entranced by the girls’ merit badges. Their own attempt at scout camp results in attracting a bear, eating poison berries and eventually blowing up a dam, creating a massive flood. But, when they arrive back home, the girls share their badges, encouraging the rest of the Minions to try their hand at scouting.

    *DVD format includes over 75 minutes of bonus content  
    • Super Gidget – When Max is kidnapped by an army of squirrels, Super Gidget is the only one who can save him. It turns out that Max’s captor is a flea with the power of mind control. Gidget must use her pluckiness, strength and smarts to save her one true love…until it turns out it was all just a dream.
    • The Making of the Mini Movies – Every Illumination film is accompanied by mini movies that are a production all their own.  Each film’s directing partners will explore how the mini movies were made.
    • Deleted Scenes
      • Wake Up – Max and Duke have a new morning routine with Liam.
      • Duke Explores the Farm – Duke has a funny interaction with a goat.
      • Snowball Karate – Snowball does his superhero warm up.
      • Secret Confessions – Dogs gather to talk about their deepest secrets
    • A Tapestry of a Tail: The Making Of – The plot of The Secret Life of Pets 2 involves multiple storylines ultimately coming together to create a larger than life tale. We talk with the filmmakers, editor and cast about the delicate dance of juggling multiple narratives in one movie.
    • How to Draw – Hosted by Head of Story, Eric Favela, follow the step-by-step tutorial to learn to draw Max, Snowball and Chloe
    • Frame by Frame: How to Make a Flip Book – In this DIY-style vignette, Head of Story Eric Favela will teach viewers about the essence of animation and how they can create their very own flip book animations at home.
    • Character Pods – Get a closer look at your favorite characters of The Secret Life of Pets 2 with these delightful character pods that might just give away a few more pet secrets.
      • Patton Oswalt – Max
      • Kevin Hart – Snowball
      • Eric Stonestreet – Duke
      • Jenny Slate – Gidget
      • Tiffany Haddish – Daisy
      • Lake Bell – Chloe
      • Nick Kroll – Sergei
      • Dana Carvey – Pops
      • Bobby Moynihan – Mel
      • Harrison Ford – Rooster
    • A Party Fit for a Pet – Using stop motion animation, this step-by-step guide teaches you everything you need to know to throw the very best party for your pet!
    • Pops’ Puppy Training School with Kevin Hart – Join Kevin Hart as he shows off his dog training skills.
    • Pets Yule Log – Sit back and relax in front of this exclusive The Secret Life of Pets 2 themed animated ‘Yule Log.’
    • Lyric Videos
      • ‘Panda’ Lyric Video
      • ‘It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day (The Secret Life of Pets 2)’ Lyric Video
    EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD & BLU-RAY
    • The Further Adventures of Captain Snowball (Interactive) – This animated ‘Motion Comic’ expands the world of our furry hero, Captain Snowball. Using a ‘superhero’ comic book style and custom animation, we discover more about the secret world of our caped crusader with a little help from our viewers. At key moments in the story, the viewer is presented with a choice: left, or right? Fight or flight? Their choice determines our hero’s next move!
    EXCLUSIVE TO 4K ULTRA HD & BLU-RAY & DIGITAL
    • My Buddy and Me – We interview the Illumination cast and crew talking about The Secret Life of Pets 2 while holding (or trying to hold) their pets.
    • Pets with Jobs: A Documentary – We find and profile animals with special jobs – a service dog that detects when its epileptic owner is about to have a seizure; ponies that provide comfort to children with cancer; police dogs that go the extra mile to catch the bad guys. Meet some of the many animals who make the world a better place every day!
    • Relax the Cat: The Secret Life of Pets Massage – A professional pet masseuse shows the cast how to read signs of tension in their pet and use massage techniques to keep their furry babies relaxed and happy!
    • Production Pets It takes hundreds of people to make an animated movie and a lot of those people have pets that can’t wait for them to come home. This piece is dedicated to all those faithful companions.
    The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be available on 4K Ultra HD in a combo pack (4K Ultra HD+ Blu-rayTM + Digital Code). Bonus features on the 4K Ultra HD will all be delivered in stunning 4K resolution.
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    FILMMAKERS
    Cast: Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan and Harrison Ford
    Directed By: Chris Renaud and Jonathan Del Val
    Written By: Brian Lynch
    Produced By: Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy
    Executive Produced By: Brett Hoffman
    Production Designer: Colin Stimpson
    Edited By: Tiffany Hillkurtz
    Music By: Alexandre Desplat

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION 4K ULTRA HD™:
    Street Date:
    August 27, 2019
    Copyright: 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 61200079 (US) / 61200086 (CDN)
    Layers: BD-66
    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
    Rating: PG for action and some rude humor
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Video: 2160p UHD Dolby Vision/HDR10+/HDR 10
    Sound: English Dolby Atmos True HD/Dolby Digital 2.0/Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
    Run Time:  1 hour 26 minutes

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:
    Street Date: August 27, 2019
    Copyright: 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 61200081 (US) / 61200085 (CDN)
    Layers: BD-50
    Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
    Rating: PG for action and some rude humor
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Sound: English Dolby Atmos True HD/Dolby Digital 2.0/Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish and French Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
    Run Time:  1 hour 26 minutes

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
    Street Date: August 27, 2019
    Copyright: 2019 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
    Selection Number: 61200080 (US) / 61200087 (CDN)
    Layers: BD-66
    Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
    Rating: PG for action and some rude humor
    Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish and French Subtitles
    Sound: English Dolby Digital 2.0/Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish and French Dolby Digital 5.1
    Run Time:  1 hour 26 minutes

    About Illumination Entertainment
    Illumination, founded by Academy Award® nominee Chris Meledandri in 2007, is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films.  The company’s franchises include three of the top-eight animated films of all time, and its iconic, beloved brands—infused with memorable and distinct characters, global appeal and cultural relevance—have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide.

    Illumination was recently honored by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

    Illumination, which has an exclusive financing and distribution partnership with Universal Pictures, has garnered an extraordinary number of franchise successes for a studio just over a decade old.  As the creator of the hugely successful world of Despicable Me, which was recently crowned the top-grossing box-office animated franchise globally, Illumination has evolved the Despicable Me series to include Minions, the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time and the most profitable film in Universal’s history, as well as the Academy Award®- nominated Despicable Me 2 and summer 2017’s Despicable Me 3, which made more than $1 billion at the global box office.

    Illumination recently launched two original properties that captivated audiences worldwide: The Secret Life of Pets, which achieved the best opening for an original movie, animated or otherwise, in U.S. history, and the global smash, Sing. And in 2018, Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch had the biggest opening weekend of any Christmas-themed movie in history.

    Founded 11 years ago with the mission of putting a smile on the face of every member of the audience, no matter their age, Illumination continues to imagine both original stories, as well as unexpected adaptations of beloved pre-existing works.

    Illumination’s upcoming films include Minions 2 in July 2020 and Sing 2 in Summer 2020.

    About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
    Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

    August 13, 2019

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    Amazon First Reads - #Free Book for Amazon Prime Members

    Amazon Prime Members can request a free book each from Amazon First Reads! For the month of July, Amazon Prime Members can choose one Free books!

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    August 12, 2019

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    Marvel Studios “AVENGERS: ENDGAME” on BLU-RAY™ August 13 #Marvel #AvengersEndGame

    Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame,” the climactic conclusion to an unprecedented, 11-year cinematic journey in which the Avengers take one final stand against Thanos, delivered the biggest opening weekend in history and is currently one of the highest-grossing films of all time.  Avengers fans around the world are invited to assemble once more for the in-home release of “Avengers: Endgame” on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On-Demand beginning Aug. 13.

      Fans who bring home “Avengers: Endgame” will gain hours of additional screen time with their favorite cast members and filmmakers who have shaped the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Bonus features include a tribute to the great Stan Lee; the tale of Robert Downey Jr.’s casting as Iron Man; the evolution of Captain America; Black Widow’s dramatic story arc; directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s experience at the helm of both “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”; the making of an epic battle scene with the women of the MCU; the creation of Bro Thor; deleted scenes; a gag reel and more.

    The must-own, final chapter of the 22-film MCU series, “Avengers: Endgame,” will be packaged several ways to ensure fans get the most out of their in-home entertainment experience. Viewers can bring home the film two weeks early on Digital 4K Ultra HD, HD and SD and gain access to an exclusive extra highlighting the love story of Steve Rogers (Captain America) and Peggy Carter. A physical copy of “Avengers: Endgame” is available as a 4K Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital Code), a Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray and Digital Code) and a single DVD. Fans who wish to revisit all four films in the Avengers franchise may opt for a Digital bundle, which includes “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”

    We have been watching the Avengers gang since the first Marvel movie came out and what a great ending to the Marvel Avengers Infinity Stone saga. The movie picks up where the last film ended after the snap and how the Avengers are dealing with the aftermath. We fast forward five years and the group develops a plan to go back in time and gather the 6 stones and ultimately undo Thanos wrath. I don't want to give too much away as it is a must watch for any Marvel fan!   

    Be warned there are some permanent losses in this film, so you may shed a tear or two for some of your favorite Avengers.  I was in shock the first time we saw the film (we saw it in the theater) but you pick up on so much more when you watch it the second time and you understand it better the second time around.  Plus at home you can pause it and use the restroom since it is a long one!


    BONUS MATERIAL (may vary by retailer):
    Digital Exclusive:

    • Steve and Peggy: One Last Dance – Explore Captain America and Peggy Carter’s bond, forged in moments from previous films that lead to a momentous choice in “Avengers: Endgame.”

    Blu-ray & Digital:
    • Remembering Stan Lee – Filmmakers and cast honor the great Stan Lee in a fond look back at his MCU movie cameos.
    • Setting The Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr. – Hear the tale of how Robert Downey Jr. was cast as Tony Stark in the original “Iron Man” — and launched the MCU.
    • A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America – Trace the evolution of Captain America with those who helped shape the look, feel and character of this compelling hero.
    • Black Widow: Whatever It Takes – Follow Black Widow's journey both within and outside the Avengers, including the challenges she faced and overcame along the way.
    • The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame – See how Anthony and Joe Russo met the challenge of helming two of the biggest films in cinematic history ... back-to-back!
    • The Women of the MCU – MCU women share what it was like to join forces for the first time in an epic battle scene — and be part of such a historic ensemble.
    • Bro Thor – His appearance has changed but his heroism remains! Go behind the scenes to see how Bro Thor was created.
    • Six Deleted Scenes – “Goji Berries,” “Bombs on Board,” “Suckiest Army in the Galaxy,” “You Used to Frickin’ Live Here,” “Tony and Howard” and “Avengers Take a Knee.”
    • Gag Reel – Laugh along with the cast in this epic collection of flubs, goofs and gaffes from set.
    • Visionary Intro - Intro by directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
    • Audio Commentary - Audio commentary by directors Anthony and Joe Russo, and writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

    DISC SPECIFICATIONS (applies to film content only):
    Product SKUs:       Cinematic Universe Edition (4K Ultra HD+Blu-ray+Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-                         
                      ray+Digital Code), Digital 4K Ultra HD (select retailers include Dolby Vision), HD, SD, DVD and                             On-Demand
    Run Time:            Approximately 181 minutes
    Rating:                           PG-13
    Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Danai Gurira as Okoye and Bradley Cooper as Rocket with Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts, Jon Favreau as Happy Hogan, Benedict Wong as Wong and Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie. Josh Brolin returns as the film’s infamous villain, Thanos.

    Marvel Cinematic Universe characters restored to the universe in “Avengers: Endgame” include Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Tom Holland as Spider-Man, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Anthony Mackie as Falcon, Sebastian Stan as Winter Soldier, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Pom Klementieff as Mantis, Dave Bautista as Drax, Letitia Wright as Shuri, Angela Bassett as Ramonda, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet Van Dyne, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, Winston Duke as M’Baku, Linda Cardellini as Laura Barton, and Vin Diesel as Groot with Chris Pratt as Star-Lord and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Reprising their roles, Rene Russo returns as Frigga, John Slattery as Howard Stark, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Taika Waititi as Korg, William Hurt as Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross and Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce.

    Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Endgame” is directed by Emmy Award®–winning directors Anthony and Joe Russo from an original screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Kevin Feige produced the film, with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Trinh Tran, Jon Favreau, James Gunn and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

    Directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s creative team also includes director of photography Trent Opaloch (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); production designer Charles Wood (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Matrix”); editors Jeffrey Ford, ACE (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”), and Matthew Schmidt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”); three-time Oscar®–nominated costume designer Judianna Makovsky (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Dan DeLeeuw (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Captain America: Civil War”); six-time Oscar nominee, special effects supervisor Dan Sudick (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Black Panther”); and stunt coordinator Monique Ganderton (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “Atomic Blonde”).
              
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    Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. ©2019MARVEL

    ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS:
    For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
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    August 9, 2019

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    Guardians of the Galaxy inspired cookies #Recipe #Marvel #AvengersEndGame


    In the upcoming Marvel's Avengers End Game; Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk and the rest of the Avengers unite to battle their most powerful enemy yet -- the evil Thanos. In honor of the upcoming movie, why not make some Thor inspired cookies!

    Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is out now on DVD and Blu-ray! Why not check out this fun movie inspired cookie!
    Ingredients:
    • Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie Mix Pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) 
    • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, margarine  softened (not melted)
    • 1 egg. 
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • White starts/ pearly ball sprinkles, etc.
    • Violet, Teal, and Black food coloring (I used Black food paste as it was cheaper then buying Black food coloring)

    Instructions:
    1. Preheat oven to 375 °(or 350 ° for dark or nonstick cookie sheet).   I like to bake my cookies on a silicone liner or parchment paper.
       
    2.  Prepare cookies following instructions on the back of the package
       
    3. Separate the dough  into 3 separate bowls.
         
    4. Add the teal food color into one bowl, the violet color into the other, and the black into the remaining dough. Mix well.  I did more black then the other two colors.  This gets MESSY.  I would suggest not letting the kids help at this point.  My hands were covered in food coloring from mixing and mashing!
        
    5.  Next grab a small portion of dough from each color and mix together.  Roll into a ball and then lightly smash down with your hand.
       
    6. I tried three different methods to get these cookies.   One was  rolling the ball in a sugar/silver sugar mixture.  Two was placing white pearls on the cookies and the third was sprinkling the silver sprinkles on the cookies.
    7.  Place dough 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet (I lined mine with parchment paper).
    8. Bake 7 to 9 minutes (for larger cookies, 8 to 10 minutes) or until edges are light golden brown. 
    9. Let cool 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. Cool completely; store in airtight container.