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It’s not very often that I saw “Awww” when I watch a movie, but Disney’s Geek Charming, released on February 7th, definitely got a few “awwws” out of this viewer. Disney, who has been on quite a roll with its tween-focused movies in the past few years, has struck gold yet again with a high school movie that most of us can relate to in some way.
Dylan Schoenfield (played by Sarah Hyland of Modern Family) is the popular girl who everybody loves to hate. She treats her friends badly and the rest of the school, which buzzes around her, are barely noticed. She’s a spoiled shop-o-holic who appears to have it all, but early into the movie viewers become aware that Dylan’s life is not as perfect as it appears. After her mother passes away, Dylan’s busy and wealthy father does his best to replace “time” with “things”, turning dear daughter into a bit of a spoiled brat. We realize when she returns from a shopping spree, that Dylan is desperately lonely and misses having her mother and a family in her life.
Dylan has a singular focus, to win her campaign for high school Blossom Queen against her long-time rival “popular”. It appears to the viewers and her fellow students that her desire to win is about putting the final stamp of “most popular” on her high school career, but her co-star Josh (played by Matt Prokop) helps all of us discover there is more to Dylan than what meets the eye.
Josh is, for all intents and purposes, one the film “geeks” in the school who is not allowed to cross paths with the “popular”s due to clique lines which we all know are drawn in high schools world-wide. He’s out to win a film competition, and after falling flat with his original ideas he decides that making an expose about popularity has real potential. One day their two’s paths cross when Dylan accidentally drops her expensive handbag into the mall fountain and Josh becomes the hero of the day by going into the water and saving the bag.
A deal is struck between the two of them which both see as advantageous. Josh will be allowed to film a documentary on Dylan to allow him to potentially win the film festival and Dylan believes a film centered around her will help her campaign for Blossom Queen. Of course, filming a documentary requires spending a great deal of time together and as “Geek Charming” chips away at his Dylan’s facade he discovers a delightful young woman who misses her mother very much.
I could tell you the rest, but then you would miss out on movie which is a must-have for your collection as you will want to watch it again and again. You will not be disappointed with this excellent film.
The first DVD contains the movie. The disc menu allows you to play the film from the beginning, select specific scenes, set up your DVD to show subtitles, catch a few sneak-peeks, and *SQUEAL* has 4 special Episodes of Shake It Up, the hit Disney television series!
And, there’s more! The second bonus disc comes equipped with SIX MORE SHAKE IT UP Episodes (cleverly named Beam It Up, Doctor It Up, Throw It Up, Twist It Up, Match It Up, and Age It Up). The two discs combine to make up more than 5 hours of content!
This combo of adorable heart-warming movie and Shake It Up bonus episodes makes it a GREAT Valentines gift for the young lady in your life. This Disney Diva highly recommends it!
- Geek Charming coming to DVD Feb. 7, 2012 (chipandco.com)
- Walt Disney Studios DVD & Bluray Releases for Early 2012 (chipandco.com)
A new home video from Walt Disney Studios releases this Tuesday, February 7, 2012. Featuring five fun-filled episodes and one special bonus feature that underline the themes of friendship, teamwork, sharing and problem solving, MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: I ♥ MINNIE was a sure hit with my little girl and is bound to become a favorite in your home too.
- Mickey Mouse and his Clubhouse friends are planning a surprise party for Minnie’s Birthday. My daughter was truly worried they wouldn’t be able to keep Minnie occupied while they got ready. She worried along with Minnie too, who thought her friends had forgotten her special day, but a happy ending brought a smile back to her face.
- When Daisy discovers her shoe is broken, the Clubhouse friends get creative. My daughter felt like she was really helping with her suggestions on how to fix it, and she had a great time learning the steps to Daisy’s Dance.
- The Pet Parade is almost here, and everyone has a pet to pamper except Daisy. My daughter, who recently got her very own puppy, absolutely loved this episode, because Daisy ends up keeping not just one but three adorable critters for Daisy’s Pet Project.
- Minnie and her friends follow the colorful rainbow that has appeared over the clubhouse and encounter a mischievous leprechaun along the way. At first, my daughter was irritated by the leprechaun, because he kept thwarting their plans, but in the end she and the Clubhouse gang were pleasantly surprised by the special treasure waiting at the end of Minnie’s Rainbow.
- The flower festival is fast approaching, but Minnie’s and Daisy’s flowers won’t bloom. My daughter wanted to run to the store and buy them a bouquet! But in this all new, never-before-seen episode, the two friends are able to coax the clouds to rain on Minnie & Daisy’s Flower Shower.
The bonus episode makes it personal. You’re Invited to Minnie’s Birthday Party lets your children join the celebration. My daughter really enjoyed using Toodles’ Mouseketools to RSVP to the invitation, choose the perfect gift for Minnie and decorate a party hat. She made a pink hat with lots of colorful polka dots and oodles of sparkly glitter. She thought Minnie would approve and wished Minnie could see her through the television. The episode ties in to Minnie’s Birthday, wishing the Guest of Honor special birthday wishes.
We were excited to see the bonus sneak peeks at the upcoming Disney Studios All Access offers, Lady and the Tramp and Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure DVD/Blu-ray releases, Lion King 1-1/2 and Lion King 2 combo pack DVD release, and Cinderella DVD/Blu-ray diamond edition, as well as a look at some brand new features that are in the works: Brave (coming to theaters Summer 2012 from Disney-Pixar), Planes (coming to theaters Spring 2013 from Disney-Pixar), and Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings (coming soon to DVD). A Digital Copy is also included for computer download, so we can watch our favorite episodes on the go, but my daughter was most excited about the two complimentary Best Friend necklaces that are packaged with MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: I ♥ MINNIE, providing a keepsake memento to share with her BFF.
Don’t let the party start without you!
For more information on MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: I ♥ MINNIE, see press release.
Don’t Let The Party Start Without You! Come on along and celebrate Minnie Mouse’s birthday in a brand new video from The Walt Disney Studios.
MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE: I ♥ MINNIE will be released on DVD with Digital Copy for the first time and made available for purchase nationwide on February 7, 2012. This coming Valentine and Easter seasons, The Walt Disney Studios invites everyone to join the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse gang—Daisy, Mickey, Donald & Goofy—in a special celebration of Minnie Mouse’s birthday.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: I ♥ Minnie includes five, fun-filled episodes—each underlining the themes of friendship, teamwork, sharing and problem solving—and an all new bonus feature “You’re Invited to Minnie’s Birthday Party,” as well as two complimentary Best Friend necklaces, one to keep and one to share with a very special someone this Valentine’s Day.
The five classic episodes include:
- Minnie & Daisy’s Flower Shower (All-New, Never-Before-Seen) - The botanical highlight of the year is in trouble, unless Minnie and Daisy can get their flowers to bloom! Together, they board the glove balloon to help coax the clouds to sprinkle much needed rain.
- Daisy’s Dance - Clap your hands and tap your feet! Join Daisy, as she gets ready for one of the most important events of her life––performing in the big talent show!
- Daisy’s Pet Project - The Pet Parade is almost here and Daisy needs to find the perfect animal for which she can love and care. But it’s not as easy as she thinks and soon she has three new friends: an elephant named Bubbles, a giraffe called Longfellow and a bunny called Captain Jumps-a-lot!
- Minnie’s Rainbow - After a brightly colored rainbow appears over the clubhouse, Minnie searches for the pot of gold that’s supposed to be at its end. Along the way, she meets a leprechaun and discovers that not all treasure turns out to be as she expected!
- Minnie’s Birthday – Today is Minnie’s birthday, but the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse friends need to set up her birthday party.
Street Date: February 7, 2012
Direct Prebook: December 13, 2011
Distributors Prebook: December 27, 2011
Suggested Retail Prices: $19.99 U.S./$24.99 Canada
Run Time: Approximately 120 minutes
Rated: TV-Y (bonus not rated)
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1)
Sound: Dolby Digital Sound
Languages: English, Spanish, French
The Digital Copy allows parents to easily and quickly download episodes onto a computer or secondary handheld device for on-the-go access.
- MICKEY MOUSE - Wayne Allwine (TV’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” & “House of Mouse”)
- MINNIE MOUSE - Russi Taylor (TV’s “Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” & “The Simpsons”)
- DAISY DUCK - Tress MacNeille (TV’s “Futurama,” & “The Simpsons”)
- DONALD DUCK - Tony Anselmo (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Fantasia/2000)
- GOOFY - Bill Farmer (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc.)
- PLUTO - he doesn’t speak
About The Walt Disney Studios:
For more than 85 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company (DIS: NYSE) was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under four banners: Walt Disney Pictures, which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Touchstone Pictures and Marvel. Original music and motion picture soundtracks are produced under Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, while Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Broadway theatrical productions, Disney on Ice and Disney LIVE!. For more information, please visit www.disney.com.
Just in time for the holidays! From the “tale as old as time” comes a new Special Edition inspired by the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast.
Beauty and the Beast: Belle’s Magical World Special Edition debuts on DVD and Movie Download on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. This 92-minute program features four stories set in the midst of Belle’s time at the Beast’s enchanted castle. Each tale illustrates the softening of Beast’s manner and demonstrates his transformation from a self-centered, short-fused, demanding ogre to the respectful, respectable, compassionate prince with whom Belle falls in love.
This Special Edition teaches children virtues and proves true beauty lies within.
- “The Perfect Word” reveals how bad tempers injure, and offers humility and forgiveness.
- “Fifi’s Folly” confirms communication is key to avoid misunderstandings and that vengeance is unwise.
- “Mrs. Potts’ Party” shows that working together as a team accomplishes great things and can lift a friend’s spirits.
- “A Broken Wing” demonstrates that respect is earned, not demanded.
Belle’s Magical World is sure to inspire!
Bonus features include
- Disney’s live-action Sing Me a Story with Belle episode, “What’s Inside Counts.”
- Belle’s Delightful Dinner Game.
- Enchanted environment television screen saver.
- Disney song selection.
Coming to Disney DVD and BluRay on October 25th
Come one, come all! There’s a very important thing to do! It’s time to enjoy the delightful characters from The Hundred Acre Wood once again as Disney proudly invites families and audiences of all ages to reunite with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo, Eeyore, and an all new (albeit imaginary) character called the Backson!
After many years of direct-to-video offerings, we finally have our favorite tubby cubby back on the big screen! At first, I was dubious about Disney’s newest foray with A. A. Milne’s famous yellow bear, but it took only the first few minutes of the film to convince me that this was a very special effort.
Animated in Disney’s classic style, it features top-notch voice talents like John Cleese as the Narrator, Jim Cummings doubling as Pooh and Tigger, and a surprise stand-out performance by TV’s Craig Ferguson. Another casting coup was the voice of Bud Luckey (from Toy Story 3) as everyone’s favorite manic depressive, Eeyore.
Eeyore has lost his tail and it’s up to Pooh and friends to find him a new one. After trying and failing with many inappropriate substitutes, the gang is interrupted by a message from Christopher Robin. The movie really takes off as Owl misreads the note and sends everyone on a wild quest to save Christopher Robin from an imaginary culprit, the Backson!
And during all of this, all poor Pooh wants to do is stop for a little smackerel of hunny. Oh bother!
About the Music
Another thing I was leery of going into this movie was the music, or more to the point, the songs. The classic songs of the original Winnie the Pooh featurettes were written by the Sherman Brothers, which makes them hard to beat. And to live up too! But again, I needn’t of worried.
The musical score was created by Tony Award-winning songwriter Bobby Lopez with his wife Kristen. Together they wrote six of the main songs, all of which pay homage to the originals while adding something new. They have worked for Disney before, writing, among other projects, the stage version of ‘Finding Nemo’.
Henry Jackman reworked the original score featuring a special rendition of the beloved ‘Winnie the Pooh’ theme song. It was sung by actress, musician, singer and songwriter, Zooey Deschanel, who also provides the vocals for ‘A Very Important Thing to Do’ and ‘So Long’.
I couldn’t wait for the movie release to hear this great music again, so I immediately bought the soundtrack the day after I left the theater. I highly recommend that you pick it up too!
Bonus shorts include ‘Mini-Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: The Balloon’ and ‘The Ballad of Nessie’. The first one is a condensed re-issue of one of the original featurettes, so there is really nothing new or exciting there. The second is the Short that preceded the theatrical release of the movie. If you liked it then, you’ll like it again. Or, if you’re like me and didn’t find it overly amusing, you’ll watch it because it’s an extra and then move on.
‘Winnie the Pooh and His Story Too’ was an excellent featurette depicting the history of A. A. Milne’s famous bear. Apart from learning some new things, you’ll enjoy more narration from John Cleese, and his bantering with a certain bear of little brain who keeps interrupting.
Deleted scenes aren’t always as entertaining as they could be, but on this release, they are golden! Some pivotal scenes in the movie were longer, and the extra bits really were funny. Don’t miss this part of the Extras!
The ‘Sing-Along with the Movie’ and ‘Disney Song Selection’ are the same thing. The first lets you follow the bouncing balloon during the playing of the movie as you sing along, and the second lets you just play the song clips… and sing along.
Considering how much to-do Disney has made about the storage capacity of the BluRay disc format, I would have liked to have seen more Extras on this release. But what we do get is good.
According to Rotten Tomatoes.com (as of 9/9/2011) Winnie the Pooh is the most critically-acclaimed animated film of 2011. And I would have to say that that title is well deserved. My wife had to drag me the theater to see it, but I left humming the songs with a big smile on my face!
Watching the film again has been a magical experience, and one that I will certainly enjoy again and again. So I guess you could say that it certainly lives up to it’s pooh-tential!