Monday, May 16, 2011

The Wild Thornberrys: Season One on DVD **GIVEAWAY**

DVD Arrives in Stores on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Wild Thornberrys is a great, clean cut show for kids of all ages.  I'm so excited to have this whole first season on DVD for our long ride to Myrtle Beach in June.  Amazingly, one show my kids both agree on every time is The Wild Thornberrys.  Since receiving the 4-Disc Set, it's the only thing that's been played in our mini-van.  The kids love the adventures that Eliza goes on and that she can talk to animals.  She's like the cartoon version of Dr. Dolittle.  The dialog is easy for kids to follow and is humorous.  I love listening to the kids giggle at silly antics and talk about the dangers Eliza faces.  I have to be honest, I haven't sat down and watched one of these episodes, since I'm always in the drivers seat, and like I said, the DVD's have been in the van.  However I, as an adult, enjoy listening to the shows while driving down the highway.  For me it's almost like listening to a book on CD.  I wonder if when I actually get to watch the DVD's, the scenes will play out the way I've envisioned them while listening LOL  Although I'm not sure I'd envision caterpillars crawling in noses - a scene my kids apparently thought was *hysterical* :P

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First Title to be Fan-Favorite The Wild Thornberrys: Season One

DVD Arrives in Stores on May 17, 2011

NEW YORK – March 18, 2011 – Paramount Home Entertainment, Nickelodeon and Shout! Factory today announced a sub-licensing agreement that will give Shout! Factory rights to distribute DVD and Blu-ray releases of some of Nick’s classic animated programs, including The WildThornberrys, Hey Arnold, Danny Phantom, Aaaah! Real Monsters, and Rocko’s Modern Life in the United States and Canada.

The first title to be released will be The Wild Thornberrys: Season One, which will arrive in stores on May 17, 2011. Produced by Klasky-Csupo for Nickelodeon, The Wild Thornberrys premiered in September 1998 and aired until 2004 with reruns airing on Nicktoons and CBS from 2002-2007. The Wild Thornberrys DVD release has long been anticipated by fans but has not been available instores until now.

The hit series follows the Thornberry family as they travel the world in their Communications Vehicle (or CommVee) looking for rare animals to film.After an encounter with an African shaman, their youngest child Eliza was given the power to speak to animals! Every episode in this adventure-packed DVD set follows Eliza as she comes face-to-face with an assortment of animals, continents and danger. Encounter wildlife in all its natural glory and eavesdrop on Eliza’s conversations with silverback gorillas, pythons, crested grebes, tapirs, capybaras, antelopes and opossums while the CommVee travels on!

Vibrant animation, exotic locations, charming storytelling plus an all-star voice cast, including Lacey Chabert (Party Of Five), Tim Curry (The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and Flea (The Red Hot Chili Peppers) make season one of The Wild Thornberrys an epic family adventure. Featuring all 20 action-packed episodes, the collectible 4-DVD box set is priced to own at a suggested retail price of $29.93 and will no doubt attract a new audience of kids as well as young adults who grew up watching the television series.

The release of these DVDs is part of Nickelodeon’s commitment to bring back classic shows. Nickelodeon will also launch a new nighttime programming block this fall on TeenNick called “The ‘90s Are All That!,” featuring a rotating selection of iconic live-action and animated shows from Nickelodeon’s 1990s.

About Paramount Home Entertainment
Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. PHE is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, Paramount Famous Productions, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing thevery best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Horrid Henry Rocks! By: Francesca Simon - Book Review

Before receiving this book I had never heard of Horrid Henry books and all I can say is that boy had we been missing out!  The first night my husband read this to my 5yr old son I heard lots of for real belly laughs coming from my son's room.  Belly laughs not only from my son but my husband, too!  Laughter is so contagious.  Heck, I even found myself giggling at the boys laughing.

When my husband finished the book and my son was tucked in for the night, he returned to our room and I immediately asked what all the silliness was about.  He told me he read the new book we got, Horrid Henry Rocks! and that it was hysterical.  Clearly our 5yr old LOVED it.

How better to described how much he loved it that asking Froggy Boy himself?

Mommy: "What did you like most about Horrid Henry Rocks! ?"
Froggy Boy:  "It's funny.  Yeah.  It's really, really funny."

Mommy:  "What's your favorite part of the book?"
Froggy Boy:  "The vampire show.  Someone tricked him about giving him a ticket for it."

Mommy:  "Do you think your friends would like Horrid Henry Rocks! ?"
Froggy Boy:  "Yep.  And I'm done.  I'm not answering anymore of your questions."

Gotta love how cooperative 5yr olds can be.  Argh.  So my husband and son have enjoyed reading Horrid Henry Rocks! together so much that they've now downloaded Horrid Henry Stink Bomb on the Nook!

Froggy Daddy:  "Horrid Henry is awesome.  It's like the books are written specifically for Froggy Boy.  The humor is right up his ally.  I was surprised, too, because there aren't a lot of pictures but he never lost interest."

So as your making your child's summer reading list, be sure to add Horrid Henry Rocks!.  You won't be disappointed, I promise!
Blog Book Tour

You won’t believe what Horrid Henry will do next! The title character in the best-selling children’s chapter book series is back with more fun then ever- causing mayhem and hilarity and trouble- but it’s not his fault! He can’t help that Perfect Peter is being even more of a toady toad than usual- he had no choice but to take action!

Join Horrid Henry in his latest adventures in Horrid Henry Rocks, by American born author Francesca Simon, which contains four laugh-out-loud stories. See why he is called Horrid Henry as he gets even against Perfect Peter, butts heads with Moody Margaret, and plots to see the bestest band in the world, Killer Boy Rats!

The book launched on April 1st- Horrid Henry’s favorite holiday (besides his birthday of course)!

I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.  All personal opinions expressed within are 100% honest.  No other compensation was received.