New on DVD: The Red Turtle (and Two to Give Away)

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The Red Turtle,” new on DVD/Blu-ray this week, is a lyrical, mystical, almost-wordless story about a solitary castaway. Like all Studio Ghibli animations, it has a rich, complex portrayal of the natural world.

I’m delighted to have two copies to give away!  Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with “Turtle” in the subject line and tell me what you’re looking forward to this summer.  Don’t forget your address!  (US addresses only) I’ll pick a winner on May 7, 2017.

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New for Easter — Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade

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Just in time for Easter — Scrat and his Ice Age friends have a new adventure with a hunt for an egg, Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade. Just 20 minutes long, it is a delightful family treat.

Harried prehistoric bird mom Ethel entrusts her precious, soon-to-hatch egg to Sid. When she recommends him to her neighbors – Condor Mom, Cholly Bear and Gladys Glypto – business booms at his new egg-sitting service. However, dastardly pirate bunny Squint, who is seeking revenge on the ICE AGE gang, steals, camouflages and hides all the eggs. Once again, with Squint’s twin brother, Clint, assisting Manny, Diego and the rest of the gang come to the rescue and take off on a daring mission that turns into the world’s first Easter egg hunt.

I have a copy to give away! Send me an email at moviemom@moviemom.com with Egg in the subject line and tell me your favorite animated film. Don’t forget your address! (U.S. addresses only). I’ll pick a winner at random on March 29, 2017. Good luck!

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Coming to DVD Nov 15: Arlo the Burping Pig!

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Coming to DVD, plus Digital, Digital HD and On Demand November 15 from Lionsgate: “Arlo the Burping Pig,” with Drake Bell as the voice of Arlo!

When David (Joey Lawrence of “Melissa & Joey”) moves his family to a new city, everyone’s thrilled — except seven-year-old Talia (Lindsey Blanchard). That is, until she meets sassy Arlo, who’s just escaped from the circus. Every time Arlo eats, he belches loudly — and everyone thinks it’s Talia who’s being rude! When the family’s found with a priceless, stolen Ming vase, things get even crazier. It co-stars Jennifer Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”) and Tracy Nelson (“Melrose Place”), and features the voice of Jonathan Lipnicki (“Jerry Maguire”).

The Dove Foundation says it is “A comical movie the whole family can enjoy.”

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Exclusive Preview: Center Stage On Pointe, Released Sept 6, 2016

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The newest entry in the Center Stage series about young dancers is “En Pointe,” available on DVD September 6, 2016, and we are delighted to present an exclusive sneak peek into the movie’s first ten minutes.

In this story, Jonathan Reeves (Peter Gallagher) has to find a way to infuse more contemporary styles and modernism into the American Ballet Academy. He enlists his top choreographers Charlie (Sascha Radetsky), Cooper (Ethan Stiefel) and Tommy (Kenny Wormald) to recruit dancers to compete at a camp where the winners will be selected to join the Academy. Bella Parker (Nicole Muñoz), who has always lived in the shadow of her hugely successful sister Kate, finally gets her chance to step into the limelight as one of the dancers recruited for the camp.

Enjoy!

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Exclusive Clip from Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today

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The latest in the “Swan Princess” series is Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today, and we are delighted to have an exclusive clip. The sixth installment of the beloved animated franchise follows young Princess Alise and her friends as they embark on a pirate quest that leaves them stranded on a mysterious island. With her parents away for the summer, fun-loving, young Princess Alise must spend her time with Queen Uberta, training to be the perfect, proper royal…But what she really wants is to become a swashbuckling pirate! Princess Alise sets sail with Lord Rogers, Jean-Bob the frog and Speed the turtle on a bold, high seas journey filled with amazing adventure, danger and discovery. After a shipwreck leaves the brave crew stranded on a wild, mysterious island, they meet Lucas, a young boy who has been living in seclusion. Now the faithful friends must work together to escape the island and the ferociously hungry creatures that dwell there. It will be available September 6, 2016.

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