Shrek the Musical DVD Review

Have you had the chance to go and watch Shrek the Musical? Did you love it that much that you want to watch it again and again? Or maybe you just haven’t had the time to go and watch it in the theatre

Well, Now you can have the best seat in the house and bring the magic home with you on a Deluxe Edition Blu-ray and DVD, Shrek the musical was filmed live on stage with 10 cameras, flawlessly capturing the magic of the performance making it available to everyone to watch.

Shrek the Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. The ogre who loves the solitude in his swamp, finds his life interrupted when many fairytale characters are exiled into his swamp by order of the fairytale-hating Lord Farquaad. When they tell him they have no where else to go Shrek tells them that he will go ask Farquaad to send them back.

Shrek and the wise cracking Donkey travel to Farquaad’s palace. In order to become a king, Lord Farquaad enlists the help of the green ogre Shrek to go rescue the Princess Fiona  from a tower fortress being guarded by a fire-breathing dragon so he can marry her. Though Shrek isn’t looking for any friends, he and Donkey do develop a bond on their quest, and once he meets Fiona, the nasty Ogre begins to develop tender, romantic feelings for the first time even though he knows she’s promised to another, Shrek learns that friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairytales.

“The musical is based on the story and characters from William Steig’s book Shrek!, as well as the DreamWorks Animation film and features a book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner, David Lindsay-Abaire, music by Olivier Award winner Jeanine Tesori, and is directed by Tony Award Nominee Jason Moore. Shrek the Musical is produced by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Production ltd.”

I knew from the start that this DVD would be a huge hit with my boys, Jak has performed a number of the hits from the show in his Theatre productions with theatre school, So I knew for sure that he would enjoy watching it, as well as the other two boys who love to sing. The boys sat down to watch the Musical DVD, with popcorn in hand and a blanket wrapped round them on the living room floor (they couldn’t get near enough to the screen!)

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And this is where they stayed until the Musical had finished!

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The boys were mesmerised! They sang along with the songs that they knew and laughed at the parts that were funny.

I asked the boys a few questions on the DVD;

Who is your favourite character and why?

Joseph: Donkey because he made me laugh

Jak: Pinocchio because he was extremely funny and I liked how his nose grew as he lied

What was your favourite part of the musical?

Joseph: It was the part when Donkey tried to become friends with Shrek and he sang  ‘Dont let me go’

Jak: It was the part when Shrek sang to Princess Fiona in the wedding scene and she turned into an Ogre

What is your favourite song from the Musical?

Joseph: Dont let me go

Jak: ‘I know it’s today’ as this is the song i sang in my theatre show

What is your overall opinion of the Musical?

Joseph: I would give it 10/10

Jak: I really enjoyed the DVD and would love to see it live as i think it is a five star musical.

Shrek the Musical on DVD is enchanting, magical, witty and very enjoyable for the whole family. The Songbook is an extra on the DVD  where the show comes to life and you can sing a long to your favourite songs from the show.

The DVD is available from 2nd December ’13 on Blu-ray priced at £24.99, £19.99 DVD and £9.99 Digital

We was sent a copy of the DVD for the purposes of this review

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Scooby Doo Adventures DVD Review and giveaway

All new scooby doo Puppet movie!

Get ready to experience the worlds famous scooby doo  and the crew like never before , in an original movie with a brand new puppet format . Zoinks!

Scooby doo! Adventures The Mystery Map DVD sees new-look Scooby and the gang embark on a mad, pizza-fuelled dash to find pirate Gnarlybeards hidden treasure. Confronting more than a few chilling obstacles along the way, watch as the slobbering hound and his band of crime busting puppet pals sniff out clues , only to have the map stolen by the frightening phantom parrot! RUH-ROH!

The gang must track down the mysterious, frightening Phantom Parrot who has the map to pirate Gnarlybeards hidden treasure. Scooby sniffs out the map’s clues, which lead him right to the spooky pirate ship, but once on board , what will Gnarlybeard be willing to do to protect his booty?

Scooby doo Where Are You?!

 

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The following is written by Jak, 11 years old:

“Last week i watched ‘Scooby Doo Adventures: The Mystery Map’ with my best friend, Josh ( We had a sleep over 😉 ).  The DVD is suitable for ages 2-12 and is 45min long. We found the movie very funny and unique. This video has the authentic feel of the muppets and the animated series of the crime fighting, myth bustin’, and pizza eating gang.”

The film is one to watch with the whole family, the animations are great. The boys sat and watched as part of a sleepover and all i heard were giggles all the way through. As the film is only 43 minutes long it is ideal for the younger children especially if they find it hard to sit still for long periods of time.

As a child i loved watching the Muppets and Scooby Doo so i think that it is brilliant that the both of them have been combined to produce this fun filled family film that can be watched again and again. The DVD would make a fabulous Christmas stocking/present!

The new format DVD, Scooby doo! Adventures: ‘The mystery Map‘, is available from 21st October 2013.

We was sent a copy for the purpose of this review and was generously given another one to giveaway

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The Lorax Like & Plant with Woodland Trust

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All kids like to get muddy for a good cause, and this National Tree Week they have an even better reason! As The Lorax is released on 3D Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital Download, Universal Pictures (UK) has teamed up with The Woodland Trust to create the first ever Facebook ‘Like and Plant’ app and have committed to plant a tree for every ten likes that The Lorax Facebook page receives during 12th and 25th November.

Dr Seuss’ The Lorax tells the story of the grumpy yet charming creature, The Lorax, and warns against mindless progress and the danger that it poses to the earth’s natural beauty.

In partnership with The Woodland Trust’s Nature Detectives Club, kids can sign up and join in the fun. To track the number of trees planted, and see if the target is reached, watch the tree counter app on The Lorax Facebook page. The Woodlands Trust is the UK’s leading charity championing native woods and trees. It has 300,000 members and supporters, it aims to protect native woods, trees and wildlife for the future and to inspire everyone young and old to enjoy and value woods and trees.

In addition to the Facebook page, people can get involved in person by planting their own tree at Woodland Trust’s events around the country, or attending other National Tree Week events. You can also register your own tree-planting event with the Tree Council, so you can get all your family and friends involved! Penny Pulfreyat the Woodland Trust said “We are delighted to be a part of this imaginative partnership between The Woodland Trust and The Lorax, and can’t wait to see how many trees are planted as part of the scheme. The Lorax is a film that highlights issues that The Woodland Trust is passionate about, so everyone should get involved, like and share the page and help protect our environment.”

Don’t miss the must-see kids film of the year The Lorax, available to buy on 3D Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital Download on 19th November. Dr seuss’ the Lorax is an adaption of dr.seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. A Boy goes on a journey to search for the one thing that will enable him to win the heart of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the grumpy yet charming Lorax.

For more information or to view the ‘Like and Plant’ Facebook app please visit www.facebook.com/theloraxuk and for more information about the Woodland Trust, please visitwww.woodlandtrust.org.uk

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POP Party 10 CD Review

The boys love their music and dancing away to it. Jak attends theatre group every week where he has singing, dancing and acting classes, Joseph loves to sing away to Thomas the Tank and Moshi Monsters on the I Pad and Oliver loves to dance around the living room to what ever has a tune. It was wanting to sing a long with songs by reading the lyrics that helped Jak out in his reading when he was in Reception, he wanted to sing in the karaoke so much that he was determined to learn to read the words on the screen.
We go on holiday every year to a holiday park where Jak always enters the Talent contest and every time he sings his favourite song, this year he got through to the park finals of Park Resorts singing ‘Living on a Prayer’, he really enjoys it and is forever singing away to a song that is in the charts, his favourite song at the moment is PSY ‘Gangnam Style’, he is driving me insane with it! he sings it on the way to school, on the way back from school, at the dinner table and in bed, basically whenever he can, he also likes to do the dance moves to it and is forever You Tubing the video to watch it so he can learn the moves.

We was offered to review a childrens Pop CD and as the boys like music i agreed to do the review, we had no idea what sort of Cd we would be receiving but I was sure that whatever the music was they would enjoy listening to it. They was over the moon to discover that the CD was POP Party 10!

One look at the back of the CD and i knew it would be played again and agian as it had quite a few of the boys favourites on it, including ‘Gangnam Style’! It is packed with chart topping smash hits and some well known bands and singers.

1. PSY – Gangnam Style

2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

3. Maroon 5 – Payphone

4. Tulisa – Young

5. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

6. Justin Bieber – Boyfriend

7. Cheryl – Call My Name

8. Ne-Yo – Let Me Love You

9. Jessie J – Domino

10. Will.I.Am Feat. Eva Simmons – This is Love

11. Fun Feat. Janelle Monae – We Are Young

12. The Wanted – Chasing the Sun

13. Rihanna – Where Have You Been

14. Cover Drive – Twilight

15. Olly Murs – Dance With Me Tonight

16. Katy Perry – Part of Me

17. Stooshe – Black Heart

18. Conor Maynard – Can’t Say No

19. Alyssa Reid – Alone Again

20. Rizzle Kicks – Mama Do The Hump

21. JLS – Proud

22. The Saturdays – 30 Days

Not only is POP Party a Music Cd but it is also has 13 Music videos to watch on the DVD so your child can learn the dance moves to some of their favourite songs like ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘Domino’.

And it doesn’t stop there either you will also receive lyric cards so you can sing along to the songs too! Brilliant for those who like a bit of karaoke (you will never sing the wrong words again lol )

20121109-064458.jpgWe had a mad half hour in our house yesterday where we put on the CD and danced and sang away to all of the songs, there wasn’t one song that we didn’t (as a family) not enjoy, There is such a great selection of music to suit all, Oliver my 15 Months old really enjoyed bopping away to ‘Call me Maybe’ and even cried when the song had finished. Jak was dancing to ‘Gangnam Style’ and thanks to the DVD he now knows all the moves really well, which he is teaching his little brothers to do too! Even i found myself singing away to the songs using the lyrics card, we all had lots of fun listening to the CD and thing it will get used lots of times over the christmas holidays as it is packed to the brim with feel good tunes.

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It was a big hit with Jak and he gives it a massive thumbs up.

You can buy this CD compilation from Universal Music for £10.99

This CD will make a fabulous stocking filler for christmas 2012, it will keep children, teenagers and adults entertained for hours.

We was sent a copy of the CD to review, all of the words and opinions are of my own.

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Monster High Ghouls Rule DVD Review

I’m not very good with what’s hot or not in the land of young children as i do not sit down ad watch their Tv Shows with them, so when i received an email asking us to review a Monster High DVD I thought the boys would love it as I was quite sure that this was one of the shows that they watched on TV, AH! How wrong was I? I mentioned it to Jak and he had no idea what i was going on about, I told him that i thought it was the one with all the monsters and aliens in it lol! OH DEAR! I really must start watching what they are watching because when it arrived and I showed it to the boys, They looked at me with that ‘your kidding us’ look on their faces and said ‘THATS GIRLIES!’ Urrgh! said Joseph. Ok, so i got it wrong but hey a review is a review and Jak said he would watch it and give his honest opinion on it BUT he wasn’t going to try the nail varnish on as that is where he draws the line lol.

We took the DVD away with us on our holiday to the Isle of Wight and as it was pouring down with rain and Halloween (BONUS) i sat them down infront of the television and that is where they stayed glued to it until it finished! When it was over they said “Can we watch it again?” So i do believe that it was a big hit with my boys.

Jak has done a video of his review, i apologise about the focus at some points as i am still getting used to my camera

So to sum up the boys review of the DVD
1. It’s not just for girls!
2. They really enjoyed it!
3. Ace graphics and brilliant storyline
4. Definately recommend it to their friends
And 5. No they will not wear the nail varnish 🙂

Hope you like our review, Thank you for reading and watching. Thank you to Tots100 Film Club for sending us our very first DVD to review

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