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Kids and adults alike love Disney movies – animated or live-action. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, brought the story and characters audiences know and love to spectacular life and broke box-office records.

The live-action remake of Disney’s 1991 fairy tale crossed the $500 million at the domestic box office, making it the eighth movie ever to do so!  Now the stunning, cinematic event arrives home on June 6 on Digital HD and Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand.

Fans who bring home “Beauty and the Beast” can celebrate the release with three ways to watch the movie – the original theatrical cut, the premiere cut with overture, and a musical experience with a sing-along version. The release invites viewers to get up close and personal with the filmmakers and cast to see how this beloved animated film was transformed into a new live-action classic, from the first enchanted table read to a fascinating look at how the film was brought to life utilizing lavish sets, elaborately designed costumes and props, and state-of the-art technology.

The release also offers a feature on the amazing women behind the enchanted tale hosted by Emma Watson; and over 10 minutes of deleted scenes along with musical extras, including the “Beauty and the Beast” music video starring Ariana Grande and John Legend, Celine Dion’s heartfelt take on the new song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” and jump directly to all you favorite unforgettable songs.

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Disney’s Moana is now available to watch at home on Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D, DVD, On-Demand and Digital HD/3D!

My family and I watched the new Disney film Moana and we loved it! My kids are HUGE fans of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson… and frankly, so am I! We enjoyed the stunning animation and the beautiful music.

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows exactly why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

Moana is directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), and features music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mark Mancina and Opetaia Foa‘i.

I appreciated that the film focused on a strong, independent female character who was on a mission to follow her dreams, and discover her own identity. Moana is a lovely film that inspires young girls to follow their dreams and embrace their inner strength.

The Moana Blu-Ray-DVD is now out and it includes bonus features, including a Maui mini-movie, Making the Music of Moana, and deleted scenes which are always fun to watch.

Excited to watch Moana? You can now get your copy of Disney’s Moana anywhere DVDs are sold, on demand, and for rent!

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One of my favourite fairytales growing up was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Forever etched in my childhood memory was the beautiful princess, her adorable dwarfs Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey and, of course, the wicked Queen in the classic 1937 Disney film.

Forever enchanting and inspiring, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs embodies The Walt Disney Signature Collection’s legacy of animation. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of the Seven Dwarfs and triumphs over the evil plans of a wicked Queen.

Named “The Greatest Animated Film Of All Time” by the American Film Institute, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is in High Definition Blu-ray and for the first time ever on Digital HD, with special features for the entire family.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be available on Digital HD, January 19th and Blu-ray Combo Pack, February 2, 2016.

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When: Saturday, January 30th at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto

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Available on Blu-ray on November 11th

Against a backdrop of ever-shifting loyalties, uneasy alliances and ancient hostilities, the conflict between the Republic and the Separatists ramps up, setting the stage for Darth Sidious’ ultimate act of treachery against the Jedi. In these uncertain times, some of the deepest mysteries of the light and dark sides of the Force are revealed as an intrepid clone trooper uncovers a shocking conspiracy, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits, and Master Yoda makes a discovery that could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy.

Set between Episodes II and III of the iconic “Star Wars” saga, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” explores the untold stories that helped shape the galaxy far, far away. The series chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other “Star Wars” heroes as they struggle to maintain freedom and restore peace against the dark side of the Force. Joined by an army of clone troopers, the noble Jedi fight to protect the Republic against the Separatists and their droid army led by Count Dooku, hias assassin Asajj Ventress and the evil General Grievous. Each week, a new thrilling story is revealed, brought to the screen by supervising director Dave Filoni and executive producer George Lucas.

Voice Cast: Tom Kane as Narrator, Dee Bradley Baker (TV’s “Phineas & Ferb,” “American Dad,” “Ultimate Spiderman”) as Clone Troopers, Matt Lanter (TV’s “90210,” “Ultimate Spiderman”) as Anakin Skywalker, James Arnold Taylor (TV’s “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Jonny Test”) as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ashley Eckstein (TV’s “Sofia The First,” “That’s So Raven”) as Ahsoka Tano.

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Available on DVD on November 18th

Now you can experience Frozen, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Sing-Along Edition! You know your children will love this one… Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. It’s pure enchantment – and full of fun for the whole family!



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Now on Digital High Definition and Blu-ray™ for the first time, Winnie the Pooh: Springtime With Roo leaps out to enchant a whole new generation.

Each year, Rabbit plays Easter Bunny, but this year, he’s decided it’s “Spring Cleaning Day,” and he orders everyone to hop to it: scrubbing, dusting, and mopping. All his pals are disappointed – especially little Roo – until Rabbit learns that putting others first and showing friends how much you care turns every day into a precious gift. Sparkling with unforgettable songs and a never-before-seen bonus treat, this delightful “egg-stravaganza” shows why love, hope and friendship are always in full bloom in the Hundred Acre Wood!

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Experience the wonder of this timeless tale as you reunite with your favorite characters and meet new friends. Disney’s beloved movie classic continues in this new digital master of The Jungle Book 2 – on Blu-ray for the first time, and wilder than ever in breathtaking high definition.

Now that Mowgli’s living in the “man-village,” he cherishes his new best friend and little brother, but he still has that jungle rhythm in his heart. He misses hanging out with happy-go-lucky Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. Yearning for freedom, Mowgli runs off into the jungle – and encounters his enemy Shere Khan! This time, he’ll need both his new human family and his old jungle friends to help save the day.

Packed with humor, suspense and fun, this thrilling musical adventure will be on of the “Bare Necessities” of your Disney movie collection!

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Imagine the world in an eternal winter. Nooooo!

Disney’s new animated film Frozen stars Anna who is fearless and optimistic (voice of Kristen Bell). She sets off on a journey to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel) whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven. On their journey to save the kingdom, they encounter everest-like conditions, mystical creatures and a hilarious snowman named Olaf.

The animated comedy-adventure has a sweet message about sisterhood, family and love. Let’s not forget the beautiful effects (in 3D especially).

Frozen is loosely based on a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale —The Snow Queen — updated with a lovely musical score and superb vocal talent. Thinking this could easily turn into a musical theatre.

Frozen is like a winter wonderland of a family fun and perfect for the whole family this holiday season. It’ll be another Disney movie to add to the collection!

Disney’s “Frozen” is now in theatres and is rated PG.

My kids and I have been seeing the trailer for Disney’s Frozen since the summer and we can’t wait to see the movie.

The big-screen comedy adventure stars fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) who sets off on an epic journey  to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.  Anna teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

The film is directed by Chris Buck (Tarzan, Surf’s Up) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, Wreck-It Ralph), and produced by Peter Del Vecho (Winnie the Pooh, The Princess and the Frog). The film features music from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit).

Frozen hits theatres in 3D on November 27, 2013. Frozen is a Walt Disney Animation Studios film.

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Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson) is a sweet, little mermaid, who lives under the sea with her father and mermaid family.  She is fascinated by humans and even collects artifacts that she has found from humans along the way.  Of course, this is a secret because her father and the other mermaids would not understand.

Ariel spots a human and is captivated by his appearance, so much in fact, that she wants to meet and interact with him.  However, this is against her father’s rules.

Ariel makes a deal with the Sea Witch that in return for her lovely singing voice, she will become human. Ariel has three days to make the human fall in love with her and receive a loving kiss by sunset on the third evening. If Ariel does not get this kiss, she will lose her voice forever.

The  Diamond Edition Blu-Ray combo pack is great.  The colours are very vibrant and the sound effects and sound quality made it very engaging to keep the attention of the audience.  The extra features on the DVD are very fun- including interactive karaoke sing-a-long for the kids to sing and dance and what is nice is that the clips from the movie are included with the karaoke words, leaving it more entertaining for your children, as well as interesting interviews from the Disney animators.  And, much more.

It was definitely a great movie with great sound quality, interactive and engaging and recommended for all to see.

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Bonus Features: All-New Music Video; @ Disney Animation; Disney Intermission; Deleted Character; The Real LittleMermaid: Live Action Reference Model; Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland; Howard’s Lecture; Classic DVD Bonus Features

Darlene received a copy to review.


Darlene MorrisonDarlene Morrison is a mother of four who resides in Newmarket, Ontario with her family. She loves cooking, running, reading and writing. Find her on Twitter or her blog.


Disney’s Planes is like Cars but with a Rocky undertone. The big theme is the underdog winning the race and the nice guy does not finish last.

Planes follows Dusty, a crop duster with big dreams, to enter the Wings Around the Globe air race and compete with the big wigs.

The problem is, the little plane that could spends his days spraying fertilizer on farm fields and is – wait for it – afraid of heights.

Carrying on from the success of Cars and Cars 2, Disney has created Planes characters that follow a similar breakdown – there’s the main character, the goofy friend, the romantic interest, the wise one and the villain.

In Planes, Dusty (Dane Cook) has a lot to prove;  Skipper (Stacy Keach) is the veteran warplane hero who coaches Dusty to improve his game; Chug, the fuel truck (Brad Garrett), and Dottie, the forklift (Teri Hatcher) give Dusty friendship and support; and Ripslinger (Roger Craig Smith) is the airplane to beat in the race and who will play dirty to win.

There is mucho romance in Planes revolving around a Mexican plane named El Chupacabra (Carlos Alazraqui) who is trying to win the heart of a Canadian plane named Rochelle (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Dusty also has his eye on Indian plane, Ishani  (Priyanka Chopra).

There were a few laughs but some of the humour would likely go over youngsters heads.

In Planes, it’s really the animation and 3D effects that make the movie. The visuals are amazing.

Although Disney’s formula is pretty predictable,  younger kids will enjoy the film. Kids will walk away with some important lessons in courage and conquering your fears, what friendship means and following your dreams.

Planes opens in theatres today, Friday, August 9, 2013.