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Sleepy Hollow Season One on Blu-ray and DVD September 16

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Sleepy Hollow Season One on Blu-ray and DVD September 16

“Sleepy Hollow” Season One
Created by the writers of Star Trek (2009) and Transformers (2007) comes this suspenseful and witty series inspired by Washington Irving’s supernatural classic. Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), a British expatriate who dies in the American Revolution, is revived in upstate New York during the time of the cell phone – as is the evil Headless Horseman, who plans to annihilate mankind! Teaming with a feisty police lieutenant (Nicole Beharie), Crane races to vanquish the newly unearthed dark forces – or face the impending apocalypse. Own “Sleepy Hollow” Season One, and bring home a musketful of special features including commentaries, deleted scenes and more!

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Blu-ray & DVD Special Features

        Welcome to Sleepy Hollow – Follow the creative journey of the cast, creators and crew on the making of “Sleepy Hollow”

        Mysteries and Mythology – The Secrets and Demons of “Sleepy Hollow”

        Audio commentaries

 ○“Pilot” – featuring Executive Producers Heather Kadin, Alex Kurtzman, Robert Orci and Len Wiseman

 ○“The Indispensable Man” / “Bad Blood” – featuring Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Mark Goffman and stars Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie

        The Corbin Case Files – A look inside the files of Sheriff August Corbin and the mysteries of “Sleepy Hollow”

        Welcome to the 21st Century, Mr. Crane – A mash-up of moments when Ichabod marvels at technology, contemporary culture and the doughnut holes

        The Horseman – Featurette about the horses behind the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and their trainer

        The Horseman's Head – Special-effects featurette on creation of Headless’ head.

        Deleted Scenes

        Gag Reel

WINGS: SKY FORCE HEROES {Giveaway}

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Entertaining Family Film Arrives On DVD, Digital HD, Video On Demand And Pay-Per-View July 8 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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Josh Duhamel (Transformers) is back as Ace in the thrilling story about a heroic pilot seeking redemption in the DOVE-approved family adventure, Wings: Sky Force Heroes, arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) exclusively at Walmart, Digital HD, Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View July 8 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the sky-high follow up to the animated feature Wings, an all-star cast including Rob Schneider (Grown Ups), Tom Skerritt (Top Gun), Jesse McCartney (Alvin and the Chipmunks), Hilary Duff (A Cinderella Story)Dallas Lovato (Birds of Paradise) and Russell Peters (Source Code), all return to help firefighter Ace remember why he loves being a hero. 

When Ace (Duhamel), a cocky young firefighter, defies his Colonel's (Skerritt) orders and recklessly attempts a solo mission, it leads to disastrous consequences.  Ace, along with Fred (Schneider), his trusty co-pilot, quits Sky Force and resigns himself to hauling coal for Mr. Steinway (Peters), until one day a fire breaks out in the mines! With the help of his friends:  Windy (Duff) and T-Bone (McCartney), Ace must overcome his fears and become the hero he was destined to be.

Timed to the theatrical release of Planes: Fire and Rescue, the Wings: Sky Force Heroes DVD features all-new bonus material including a look at the making of the film and a sneak peek at award-winning Miniscule shorts, and will be available exclusively at Walmart for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • “Bringing the Characters to Life: At the Recording Studio with Rob Schneider, Josh Duhamel, Tom Skerritt, Jesse McCartney and Russell Peters!” featurette
  • Four Award-Winning Miniscule Shorts

There are a number of animated films available for children that teach about the importance of following the rules and working together. Wings: Sky Force Heroes is this and more as they also teach about the importance of friends. This is a great family movie and will teach your children these wonderful lessons. Your kids will be inspired and entertained. This movie has received the Dove "Family-Approved" Seal.

Wings: Sky Force Heroes is available on DVD July 8th!

Here's your opportunity to win the Wings: Sky Force Heroes DVD debuting July 8th!

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return on Blu-ray and DVD August 26

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return

Kids of all ages will love this musical, animated journey back to the magical world of Oz that features a legendary cast, including Lea Michele from TV’s “Glee,” Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short, Jim Belushi, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammar and more. A devious new villain, the Jester, rules over Oz and Dorothy must return from Kansas to rescue her old friends: the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. Set to irresistible new songs from Academy Award®-nominated singer/songwriter Bryan Adams and featuring a host of delightful new characters, this animated return to Oz is sure to be a family-favorite filled with fun and laughs for generations to come!


Special Features

 ●Legends of Oz: The Music of Oz

 ●Legends of Oz: The Legacy of Oz

 ●Sing Along the Yellow Brick Road

 ●Legends of Oz: Activity Sheet

 ●Theatrical Trailer

Rio 2 DVD {Giveaway} #Rio2Insiders

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Get ready to shake your tail feathers! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most fun you’ll have all summer, as RIO 2 debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD July 15. Just in time for summer vacation, this “hilarious family adventure” (Jeff Craig, Sixty Second Preview) will samba its way into your home with exciting bonus features and extras everyone will enjoy.  Projected to eclipse more than $490 million worldwide at the box office, the animated hit is the must-own family title of the season.

The cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns — along with a new flock of all-star voice talent, including Bruno Mars, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Garcia and more — in this high-flying sequel for the whole family. The party continues when Blu (Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg1), Jewel (Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway2) and their three kids take a walk on the wild side and embark on a colorful, comical, music-filled journey through the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit into his new surroundings, he goes beak-to-beak with the villainous Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law!

The RIO 2 Blu-ray™ and DVD brings everything you loved from the first Rio, but with even more laughs, excitement and music! Not only will kids get nearly an hour and a half of bonus features on the RIO 2 Blu-ray™, but they’ll also get their groove on with two downloadable bonus songs from the RIO 2 soundtrack: “I Will Survive” and “Poisonous Love,” both performed by Gabi (Kristin Chenoweth) and Nigel (Jemaine Clement). For even more fun, every Blu-ray™ comes with 15 exclusive levels for Angry Birds Rio™ and Music Machine Sing-Along and Dance-Along songs for a whole family party!  There’s also Janelle Monáe’s “What is Love” lyric video, a deleted scene, character auditions and much more!

SPECIAL FEATURES Blu-ray™

  • Deleted Scene - Practice
  • Rio Refresher
  • Boom, Shake, Snap: The Local Sounds of Brazil
    • The Bodybeats of the Barbatuques
    • How to Play the Barbatuques!
    • Rhythmic Rio
    • The Upbeat Uakti JamBehind The Scenes
  • Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
  • Music, Dance, Sing-Along Machine
    • Music Machine
      • "What Is Love"
      • "Ô Vida"
      • "Poisonous Love"
      • "Welcome Back"
      • "Beautiful Creatures"
      • "Don't Go Away"
      • "It's a Jungle Out Here"
      • "I Will Survive"
      • "Bola Viva"
      • "Batucada Family"
    • Dance-Along
      • "What Is Love"
      • "Ô Vida"
      • "Beautiful Creatures"
      • "It's a Jungle Out Here"
    • Sing-Along
      • "What Is Love"
      • "Welcome Back"
      • "Beautiful Creatures"
      • "Don't Go Away"
      • "It's a Jungle Out Here"
      • "I Will Survive"
  • You Be the Judge
    • Tapir Audition
    • Monkey Audition
    • Turtle Audition
  • "What is Love?" by Janelle Monáe
  • "I Will Survive" Multi-Language Sequence
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers

SPECIAL FEATURES DVD

  • Rio Refresher
  • Birds and Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • Nigel the Shakespearean Cockatoo and Friends
  • "What is Love?" by Janelle Monáe
  • "I Will Survive" Multi-Language Sequence
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailers

Here's your opportunity to win the Rio 2 DVD debuting July 15th!

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Be sure to check out the Rio 2 Summer Survival HERE and I have loads activity sheets and pages to download for Rio 2 HERE.

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

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Unleash the fun at home with the hilarious comedy-adventure, DreamWorks Animation’s MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN!  Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. “Heartfelt and snappy” (Jessica Herndon, Associated Press), MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN has been hailed by critics as “a great adventure for the entire family” (Mike Wilbur, NBC Newschannel), receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore®.

Directed by Rob Minkoff (THE LION KING, STUART LITTLE) and from the team behind family favorite franchises THE CROODS and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN is “fun” and “fast moving” (A.O. Scott, The New York Times) and features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton and Allison Janney.

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward.

Sit back and go WABAC to experience the ultimate joy ride and loads of laughs when MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN arrives on Digital HD on September 23 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 14. Jay Ward fans will want to get the 3D Blu-ray™ release which has everything for enthusiasts to celebrate the Jay Ward legacy including a 5-minute All New Rocky & Bullwinkle short and several original TV episodes.

DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray™ Deluxe Edition

The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy Deluxe Edition includes:

 Feature film in high definition

 Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:

 ●Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Show – See the premiere episode of the original 1959 television show.

 ●Mr. Peabody & Sherman Segments – Watch five segments from the original television series including “Robin Hood,” “Leonardo Da Vinci,” “Louis XVI,” “William Shakespeare,” and “Ludwig Van Beethoven.”

 ●History’s Greatest Mysteries – A Dog and his Boy

 ●Peabody’s Paw Print on History - We take part in the excitement as Mr. Peabody gets his pawprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Cast members Ty Burrell (voice of “Mr. Peabody”) and Max Charles (voice of “Sherman”), join filmmakers Rob Minkoff (director), Alex Schwartz (producer) and Tiffany Ward (executive producer) for the festivities. Also on hand (or paw?) are some of Mr. Peabody’s very famous furry friends, including Lassie, Beethoven, Rin Tin Tin, and a very adorable dog named George Clooney.

 ●Time Travel Memory Match game

 ●The WABAC Jigsaw Puzzle game

 Additional Special Features:

 ●Rocky & Bullwinkle & Friends Show – See the premiere episode of the original 1959 television show.

 ●Mr. Peabody & Sherman Segments – Watch five segments from the original television series including “Robin Hood,” “Leonardo Da Vinci,” “Louis XVI,” “William Shakespeare,” and “Ludwig Van Beethoven.”

 ●History’s Greatest Mysteries – A Dog and his Boy

 ●Peabody’s Paw Print on History - We take part in the excitement as Mr. Peabody gets his pawprints in cement at the TCL Chinese Theatre. Cast members Ty Burrell (voice of “Mr. Peabody”) and Max Charles (voice of “Sherman”), join filmmakers Rob Minkoff (director), Alex Schwartz (producer) and Tiffany Ward (executive producer) for the festivities. Also on hand (or paw?) are some of Mr. Peabody’s very famous furry friends, including Lassie, Beethoven, Rin Tin Tin, and a very adorable dog named George Clooney.

 ●Time Travel Memory Match game

 ●The WABAC Jigsaw Puzzle game

DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray™ 3D Deluxe Edition

The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Blu-ray™ 3D + Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital Copy Deluxe Edition includes the following:

 Feature film in high definition and 3D

 Blu-ray 3D Exclusive Special Feature

 ●All New Rocky & Bullwinkle Adventure

DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman DVD

The Mr. Peabody & Sherman single disc DVD includes:

 Feature film in standard definition

 Special Features:

 ●Tour of the WABAC Machine - Mr. Peabody, himself, takes us on an in-depth tour of the WABAC machine. He explains what many of the WABAC’s knobs, buttons, and gizmos do. Exactly what is a Pneumatic Dressilator? A hemidemisemiquavatron? And, those windshield wiper controls…how exactly do they help while speeding through the space-time continuum? Mr. Peabody explains it all!

 ●Time Travel: Mad Science - We talk to real physicists Kenneth Wharton and Anthony Aguirre to find out if there is any possibility of time travel, and if so, how it would work. We explore the two time travel theories of the Block Universe and the Multi-Verse. We also learn why scientists think only forward time travel is possible, and how Einstein’s Theory of Relativity still determines how scientists imagine the possibilities of time travel.

 ●Photo Gallery

 ●Theatrical Trailer

 ●World of DreamWorks Animation – Music videos from your favorite DreamWorks Animation feature films

 ●Holiday Favorites – Sneak Peeks