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I am looking forward to laughing on June 11th when these two new “hilarious” comedies come in to my home to review on Blu-ray. This 2 movie collection comes with both “The Emperor’s New Groove” and “Kronk’s New Groove” so you get double the fun. I have never seen either of these movies which makes it even more fun to see the unexpected little comedy comments, double meanings that Disney is famous for putting in their movies.
The 3-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack includes both feature films on a single Blu-ray disc plus each film on individual DVDs. Disney has packed it with their cast of voices/characters with David Spade leading the group as the voice of Emperor Kuzco, John Goodman as Pasha, Eartha Kitt as Yzma and all three of these are play these voices in both films. There will be even more recognized voices for you to distinguish but you need to watch (or listen) to find out more!
One great move Disney made with these movies is having Sting provide the Original Song. It was such a great song it actually was nominated for an Academy Award in 2000.
One of my favorite films of last year was Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis in his Academy Award winning performance as the sixteenth Presiden of the United States. I always enjoy Spielberg’s historical epics, and ‘Lincoln’ was no different. The film, based on the novel, ‘Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln’, which explored the framing of the thirteenth amendment, and the last few months of his life. It’s a truly moving excellent film that explores a part of the history of the United States that isn’t always touched on.
The film features an impressive cast that includes Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and James Spader, all who give some of their finest performances to date. I’ve been looking forward to getting a chance to re-watch this film, so I’m excited to see that Walt Disney Studios will be releasing the film on March 26, 2013, on blu-ray and DVD. There will be a four disc Ultimate Collector’s edition, two disc blu-ray edition, and a single one disc DVD version. Hit the jump to see the differences between the different releases, as well as a trailer for this two time Academy Award winning film.
“Henry Hugglemonster,” a new animated series about a family of fun-loving monsters, will premiere MONDAY, APRIL 15 (5:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the 24-hour Disney Junior channel in the U.S. Based on the book series “I’m a Happy Hugglewug” by award-winning children’s book author/illustrator and Ireland’s Children’s Laureate, Niamh Sharkey, “Henry Hugglemonster” follows the adventures of five-year-old Henry Hugglemonster, the middle child in a happy, close-knit monster family, as he shares everyday life lessons that are relatable to kids age 2-7. The series made its initial debut on Disney Junior in the UK in February 2013 and will continue to rollout internationally to over 150 countries worldwide throughout 2013.
Geri Halliwell, Brenda Blethyn, OBE and Brian Blessed Among Guest Voice Cast.
Produced in Dublin, Ireland by two-time Academy Award-nominated animation studio Brown Bag Films (“Doc McStuffins“), the series models positive life lessons about family and community relationships specifically designed for young viewers who are discovering along with the enthusiastic lead character. Whether it be learning to work as a team, helping others, persisting in tasks or understanding what it means to be part of a family, Henry showcases many of the emotions that young children feel as they learn to navigate their own lives, along with an added dose of humor to the everyday challenges that arise.
In 1999, Michael Mann crafted one of the most captivating, tightly woven, and intense films of the last twenty years. That film is ‘The Insider’, which dares to ask how far would you go to make the truth known? And just how far is one industry going to go to make sure that person is never heard? Based on the incredible true story of Jeffery Wigand, with the aide of ’60 Minutes’ producer Lowell Bergman, aims to finally show the world the true colors of the Tobacco industry, while they form one of the greatest smear campaigns in our history, aimed at destroying Jeffery’s life. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, and may be Mann’s strongest film as a filmmaker.
Toys“R”Us® will soon introduce an assortment of toys from Fisher-Price® based on the underwater world of Octonauts™, which will splash into its stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com beginning in March. The World’s Greatest Toy Store® will be the first retailer in the U.S. to offer eager aquatic explorers the opportunity to take an exciting undersea voyage with the preschool line of action figures, playsets and vehicles based on the hit show, which airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.
The increasingly popular series, Octonauts, inspired by the beloved children’s books of the same name, follows the whimsical underwater adventures of brave Captain Barnacles Bear, swash-buckling Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and their expert medic, Peso Penguin, as the group sets out to explore the world’s oceans,rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above and below the waves. Produced by Silvergate Media with animation by Academy Award-nominated Brown Bag Films (“Doc McStuffins”), the series initially launched in the U.K. in 2010 before making its U.S. debut on Disney Channel in January 2012 to great ratings.