Tuesday, December 15, 2020
“Green Eggs and Ham: The Complete First Season” is Now Available by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital!
Cartoon Network’s Favorite Half-Gem, Half-Human Hero
Brings All the Feels with this Ultimate Collector’s Set
Steven Universe: The Complete Collection
Featuring EVERY episode of Steven Universe, Steven Universe Future, the Smash Hit TV Movie, Steven Universe The Movie Plus Hours of All-New Bonus Content!
This Collection Gem Will Save Your World!
Grab your popcorn and get ready to sing your hearts out as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings Cartoon Network’s award-winning series into your homes with the release of Steven Universe: The Complete Collection on DVD now. This ultimate 15-Disc Collector’s Edition Storybook features custom-made pieces of art on every page by Chromosphere. Inside, it is filled with every episode of Steven Universe, Steven Universe Future, as well as the smash hit TV movie, Steven Universe The Movie. Enhance the magic with hours of all-new bonus content including: Animatics, Minisodes, Commentary, Steven Universe The Movie: Sing-A-Long, and more. Steven Universe: The Complete Collection carries a suggested retail price of $89.99 for the DVD ($119.99 in Canada) and is rated TV-PG. Steven Universe: The Complete Collection is also available to currently download on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
Cartoon Network’s six-time Emmy-nominated Steven Universe revolves around Steven, the “little brother” to a team of magical aliens—the Crystal Gems—who defend the planet Earth. Steven is the son of the Crystal Gems’ late leader Rose Quartz and aging aspiring rockstar Mr. Universe. Steven belongs everywhere and nowhere: he has inherited his mother’s Gem and her magical powers, but also his father’s humanity and charm. The show is a slice-of-life action comedy that follows Steven as he attempts to bridge the gap between the sci-fi fantasy world of Gems and the cozy, funny, simple-yet-extraordinarily-complicated world of human beings. Steven Universe is created by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Sugar, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
“Steven Universe has brought the world together in so many ways,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation & Family Marketing. “From its epic storylines, to the incredible music, and the characters who will forever live in our hearts - we will always ‘Believe in Steven’ – and we believe this collection is a must-own set for our global fanbase, as well as the whole family to enjoy.”
Steven Universe has received numerous awards including “Outstanding Kids & Family Programming,” at the 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards in March 2019 as well as the 78th Annual Peabody Award in the Children’s & Youth category in April 2019, which highlighted the series’ themes of inclusion, love and acceptance.
Steven Universe: The Complete Collection is also currently available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes and movies to watch anywhere, anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including iTunes, Vudu, and Xbox.
Steven Universe Minisodes
Steven Universe The Movie: Sing-A-Long
Commentary for Select Episodes
Presented in 16x9 widescreen format
Total Runtime: Approx. 2062 minutes
Enhanced Content: Approx. 120 min
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH
Digital Price: $89.99 (U.S. & Canada)
Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own copy of "Steven Universe: The Complete Collection" on DVD! Giveaway is open to everyone in the main 48 continental United States, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends on 12/24/2020.
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Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection is now Available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment!
Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own. No other compensation was exchanged or received.
BUGS BUNNY 80TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
FEATURING 60 CLASSIC THEATRICAL SHORTS ON DIGITAL AND BLU-RAY™
WILL BE AVAILABLE IN A COLLECTOR’S GIFT SET
THAT INCLUDES A FULL-SIZE GLITTER FUNKO FIGURE
FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Three-Disc Collection Features 60 Shorts Along with Bonus Content
Including 10 Episodes of Looney Tunes Cartoons, A Documentary and Collectible Memorabilia
Eh, what’s up Doc? It’s Bugs Bunny’s 80th anniversary! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invites you to celebrate that wascally wabbit’s milestone anniversary with the release of Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection, a gorgeous collector’s set featuring 60 theatrical shorts on Blu-ray™, plus a full-size Bugs Bunny glitter Funko figure. Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection also includes a Digital Copy of the 60 original theatrical shorts, a new documentary, 10 episodes of the Looney Tunes Cartoons - the new HBO Max series produced by Warner Bros. Animation - and an introductory letter from animation historian Jerry Beck. Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection is priced to own at $74.99 ($89.99 Canada).
Bugs Bunny, one of animation’s most recognizable characters, first hopped onto the screen in 1940 and he’s been a pop-culture icon ever since. More than eight generations have enjoyed the timeless antics of the carrot-munching wise guy who always outsmarts his rivals. Cartoons, movies, TV, comics, music, sports and more – this wascally wabbit has done it all. Clever pranks and one-liners are here, along with interviews with today’s most renowned animators, historians and superstars. Enjoy the full range of his silly and smart-alecky personality with 60 theatrical shorts restored and remastered to the original 4X3 aspect ratio on Blu-ray™ for the first time. It’s just what the doctor – er, doc – ordered.
Some of the best and most beloved theatrical shorts from Bugs Bunny’s illustrious career are featured on Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection. This compilation contains a variety of memorable works, by some of the most renowned animators in cartoon history including Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones, Robert McKimson, Friz Freleng, Tex Avery and others. Included are Academy Award®-nominated/winning shorts such as A Wild Hare and Knighty Knight Bugs. Other popular favorites include Baseball Bugs, Hair Raising Hare, Bugs Bunny Rides Again, 8 Ball Bunny, The Rabbit of Seville, What’s Opera Doc? and much more. Fans will be captivated watching the evolution of the look and sound of Bugs Bunny’s character through this set of classic shorts that spans several decades, starting with early works from the 1940s, to cartoons which debuted in the 1990s.
“Bugs Bunny is one of the most beloved, iconic cartoon characters in pop culture history. He has delighted generations of fans for 80 years. We have put together a beautiful collection with a wide-ranging assortment of cartoons that celebrate Bugs Bunny’s incredible body of work,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Senior Vice President Originals, Animation and Family Marketing. She added, “Fans of all ages will want to own this eye-catching collection, which commemorates Bugs Bunny’s landmark anniversary with some of his most popular cartoons presented in high definition and also contains some fun extras, like a full-size glitter Funko figure, exclusively available in this giftset. This is a release no collector will want to miss.”
New Documentary: Bugs Bunny’s 80th What’s Up Doc-umentary!
10 Looney Tunes Cartoons episodes
Digital copy of 60 shorts
Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection
Featured Cartoon Shorts
- Elmer’s Candid Camera
- A Wild Hare
- Hold the Lion, Please
- Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid
- Jack-Wabbit and the Beanstalk
- What’s Cookin’ Doc?
- Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears
- Hare Ribbin
- The Old Grey Hare
- Baseball Bugs
- Hair Raising Hare
- Racketeer Rabbit
- Bugs Bunny Rides Again
- Haredevil Hare
- Hot Cross Bunny
- Hare Splitter
- Knights Must Fall
- What’s Up Doc?
- 8 Ball Bunny
- The Rabbit of Seville
- Rabbit Every Monday
- Fair Haired Hare
- Rabbit Fire
- His Hare Raising Tale
- Hare Lift
- Upswept Hare
- Robot Rabbit
- Captain Hareblower
- No Parking Hare
- Yankee Doodle Bugs
- Lumber-Jack Rabbit
- Baby Buggy Bunny
- Hare Brush
- This is a Life?
- Rabbitson Crusoe
- Napoleon Bunny-Part
- Half Fare Hare
- Pikers Peak
- What’s Opera, Doc?
- Bugsy and Mugsy
- Show Biz Bugs
- Hare-Less Wolf
- Now, Hare This
- Knighty Knight Bugs
- Hare-Abian Nights
- Backwoods Bunny
- Wild and Woolly Hare
- Bonanza Bunny
- People are Bunny
- Person to Bunny
- Rabbit’s Feat
- From Hare to Heir
- Compressed Hare
- Prince Violent
- The Million Hare
- The Unmentionables
- False Hare
- Blooper Bunny
Bugs Bunny 80th Anniversary Collection is available to own on digital November 3, 2020. Digital ownership allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including iTunes, Google Play, Vudu, and others.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
This Christmas, the beloved fairy tale comes to life. The Hollywood Reporter calls Pinocchio "a landmark adaptation." Starring Academy Award® Winner Roberto Benigni see it only in theaters this Christmas.
Starring Oscar®-winner Roberto Benigni and newcomer Federico Ielapi
Roadside Attractions will release PINOCCHIO only in theaters
on December 25th, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
PENNINGTON DISTILLING COMPANY ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF THE GIFT SHOP AND TASTING BAR
Shop, Sip and Savor the Spirits of Pennington Distilling Co.
Health and Safety Procedures Put in Place to Create a COVID-Safe Experience
Pennington Distilling Company, a local award-winning spirits company, announces the re-opening of the gift shop and tasting bar. The gift shop and tasting bar will be open on Thursday, December 3, and will be open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The distillery will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday weekends and reopen on Thursday, January 7.
The gift & bottle shop is fully stocked with t-shirts, hats, gifts, and all spirits for purchase. In addition, the tasting bar will offer a three (3) product sampling for $5.00 per person (Must be 21 + to purchase and sample alcoholic spirits.)
The distillery gift shop and tasting bar are located at 900 44th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37209.
Most importantly, the health and safety of our guests is a top priority and we have put additional measures in place to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Like our staff, we will require guests to wear masks to protect everyone in the building. We will provide masks if a guest arrives without one. Guests may remove their masks while enjoying their tasting.
In addition, we will limit the number of guests in the gift shop and tasting bar area. The distillery offers ample space for social distancing for up to 20 guests at any given time.
Cleaning protocols and precautions have been significantly elevated and FRESH sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the building. All high touch areas are cleaned before and after guest use.
For information on the gift shop and tasting bar, please contact Shannon Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tours of the distillery will be offered on Saturdays only at this time. Tours will need to be booked online and in advance at www.penningtondistillingco.com/tours.
About Pennington Distilling Company
Pennington Distilling Company was founded in 2011 in Nashville, TN by husband and wife team, Jeff and Jenny Pennington. Located in the heart of their hometown, the Pennington’s have personally crafted the finest in Tennessee Whiskey, vodka, and sipping cream.
From hand-selecting local farmers, gathering the best non-GMO grain, and remaining committed to “grain to glass,“ to aging whiskey in oak barrels, combined with their unique and flavorful spirit recipes, the Pennington brands are not only fan loved but also award-winning. The brands have garnered over 40 awards to date in competitions such as the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the International Wine and Spirits Competition, SIP Awards, Beverage Tasting Institute/Tastings.com, American Distilling Institute.
For almost ten years, Pennington Distilling Company has worked diligently to bring the finest alcoholic beverages to the ever-changing and highly competitive spirits industry. The Pennington Distilling Company family of brands includes: three proprietary mash bills Davidson Reserve Tennessee Straight Sour Mash Whiskey®, Davidson Reserve Straight Rye Whiskey®, and Davidson Reserve Straight Bourbon Whiskey®. Davidson Reserve Four Grain® and Davidson Reserve Genesis® are both Tennessee Straight Bourbon whiskeys created by blending small batches of these mash bills together.
Pickers Original Vodka® with additional fruit-infused flavors which include Blueberry, Blood Orange, and Pineapple; Pickers Unplugged Vodka Soda in assorted low calorie, zero carbohydrate, and gluten-free flavors; Pickers Crafted Cocktails in assorted flavors; Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, (Cream Liqueur made with Tennessee Whiskey) available in Whisper Creek Original® Tennessee Sipping Cream®, Mocha, Peanut Butter Chocolate and Pumpkin Spice Flavors; and Walton’s Finest Vodka® which is named after Jenny’s father and made with 100% Tennessee red winter wheat.
For more information about the company, please visit www.penningtondistillingco.com.
Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping Cream, Pickers Vodka, Davidson Reserve Whiskey and Walton’s Finest Vodka are registered trademarks. ©2020 Pennington Distilling Company. Pennington Distilling Co., Nashville, Tennessee. PenningtonDistillingCo.com. October 2020. Please Enjoy & Drink Responsibly * 21 + ONLY.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
2020 Airplanes and Dragonflies - Christmas Gift Guide! - Novica Product Review and Giveaway! (Worldwide) Ends 12/10 #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftGuide
Novica helps artists from outside of the USA to sell their beautiful, well made, goods. They feature over $105.5 million sent to artisans so far! From jewelry to scarves, clothing to home decor and more, Novica is a great website to purchase unique gifts for your friends and family. I'd rather receive something from Novica for Christmas this year, then another gift card to some where that I never purchase things from.
With Covid going on, Novica also has has some beautiful face coverings for sale! I know, we all hate them! I know, that we'd all rather not wear them, believe me. But, we need to make sure that we have them on hand at all times.
There was a GREAT series on Netflix this fall about a fantastic female Chess player! Something tells me that your friends and family wouldn't mind receiving a beautiful Chess, Chinese Checkers, Dominoes, Mancala, or another wood (or other material) board game for the holidays!
Details about the Agate and Lava Stone Beaded Stretch Bracelet: Inspired by the remnants of a sleeping volcano, Sang Ayu Sardiwati of Bhakti Senang Hati association crafts this striking bracelet. Lava stone and brown agate beads are skillfully strung to create a stretch bracelet. Lava stone is known in Indonesian culture to dissipate anger and to strengthen one's connection to Mother Earth.
Sang Ayu Sardiwati joined the foundation after obtaining a prosthetic leg as a result of a working accident when she was an adolescent. She uses her handcrafting skills as a therapeutic means of providing for her family.
The Fingerless Mitts are made of 100% alpaca! They are super soft, warm and comfortable. I am on my laptop and cell phone a lot. I also drive my kids to and from school, for now. As traveling back and forth to southern CA has been a must this year, so I'm not currently working, for now. Having warm wrists and fingers is a must. They were made in Peru!
Morning sunrise over Andean fields inspire the fresh new design of these alpaca wool long sleeve fingerless mitts. Fernando Cano creates vibrant patterns as he knits the mittens in shades of blue, orange, green and yellow. Alpaca wool has been prized in the Andean region for centuries thanks to its warm and lightweight fleece.
Check out Novica.com for ALL of your Holiday Gifts this year! Your family will be so happy with their gifts that you purchased for them. You can't buy these in stores either! You can also choose from which Region you want to purchase items from, or from which causes, from someone who has had Cancer, Adversity, and more!
Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win a $50 Gift Code to use at Novica.com! Giveaway is open to Everyone Worldwide, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway will end on 12/10/2020.
Disclosure: I received a gift code to purchase items and review them in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions are mine and mine alone.
Friday, November 20, 2020
WeBop Family Jazz Party Streams on Saturday, Nov. 21st, with Sesame Street featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra!
JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S
LATEST FAMILY PROGRAMS and OFFERINGS
Virtual WeBop Family Jazz Party
streams on Saturday, November 21
A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration digital album featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis available now
Jazz at Lincoln Center continues its mission to introduce new generations to America’s greatest art form with two new programs aimed at family audiences: WeBop Family Jazz Party, a virtual New Orleans Jazz Jam, on Saturday, November 21; and A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration digital album featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, available now.
WeBop Family Jazz Party: A Virtual New Orleans Jazz Jam
Saturday, November 21 at 3:00p.m. EST, with re-stream dates and times on various time zones*
Suggested fee: $10.00
Visit jazz.org/webop for tickets and additional information.
Join us this fall for a virtual trip to the birthplace of jazz as the joyful sounds of the Crescent City fill your home. Dance, swing, play, and second line with the whole family to music from the WeBop Family Band. This fun, interactive 45-minute concert is recommended for families with children 8-months to 8-years-old, but all ages are welcome! Grab your homemade instruments and enjoy an afternoon of music, movement, and imagination!
*Re-stream Date & Times
• West Cost: Saturday, November 21 at 3:00p.m. PST / 6:00p.m. EST
• Australia: Sunday, November 22 at 3:00p.m. AEDT / 11:00p.m. EST (November 21)
• Europe: Sunday, November 22 at 3:00pm CET / 9:00a.m. EST (November 22)
A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration Digital Album
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Available now on jazz.org/sesamestreet and all streaming platforms
On this digital album, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s fresh arrangements of classic Sesame Street songs reveal the timeless appeal of the program’s repertoire. Recorded in front of a sold-out audience at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, the concert assembles a star-studded lineup of Sesame Street characters —including Elmo, Abby, Big Bird, Bert & Ernie, and many more—to perform beloved tunes like “Rubber Duckie,” “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon,” and "Elmo's Song."
No one is too young or too old to enjoy this hilarious, soulful, and joyous music—so be a part of our neighborhood and celebrate five decades of Sesame Street in swingin’ style.
About Jazz at Lincoln Center
The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. We believe jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Because jazz is swinging, it dedicates that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with others. Because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism.
2020 Airplanes and Dragonflies Christmas Gift Guide! - Monster Truck Championship Video Game Review and #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 12/7 #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftGuide
Choose from 18 different monster trucks!
Personalize your very own truck with over 50 customizable components!
Now available to purchase on PS4 and XBox One!
Available for the Nintendo Switch on November 24th!
Realistic monster truck simulation! From Las Vegas to Orlando, go head-to-head against experienced drivers in drag races and freestyle competitions! But, before you can pull off donuts, wheelies, and bicycles, you must first tune your truck to perfection. These machines are spectacular and impressive, yet highly technical to drive. The game faithfully reproduces all the unique demands of mastering these powerful trucks, including independent front and rear-wheel management, mass transfer anticipation in bends, and predicting bounces after jumps. Pre-order now and receive the Patriot pack, which includes 1 livery named Sergeant Chaos and 1 Monster Truck shape named Patriot.
This game wasn't too hard to figure out. There's tutorial mode which explains to you how to do everything. I went into the practice to learn how to drive the truck around after I picked which one I wanted, and it was fun going off of ramps, flipping the truck upside down, ramming into stacks of tires, and more! There's also different driver views which is cool also when you're flipping upside down. I hope to actually progress more, race, and add some really cool stuff to my monster truck! I can't wait! Especially right now with everything going on in this crazy world, it's a nice escape. Even if it's only for a little while.
Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own Game Code for "Monster Truck Championship" for either the PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, or XBox One! Open to residents in All 50 U.S. States, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 12/7/2020.
Disclosure: I received a code from Homerun PR to download the Monster Truck Championship game onto our Nintendo Switch. No other compensation was received or exchanged for my post.
Get Inside Adam Sandler’s Comedy Magic in First Trailer for "Adam Sandler: Funny Guy” on Amazon Prime! #AdamSandler #AdamSandlerMovies #funnymovies
Singer-Songwriter Meg Toohey Gives a Shout Out to Kids in the Age of COVID with ‘I Wish I Could Go Back’
This year has been tough for everyone — but especially so for teenagers having to miss out on fun school activities and milestones due to the pandemic. On November 19, singer-songwriter Meg Toohey releases “I Wish I Could Go Back,” a shout out to all of the high school kids who have seen their football games, their proms, their graduations, and their good times sidelined by COVID-19.
In the track, Toohey paints a picture of teenage Americana — and offers up a snapshot of the myriad of firsts today’s students must go without, from innocently riding around in beat-up cars to being able to “hug hello and kiss goodbye” or just hang out under the bleachers at a school football game. She outlines the wistful feeling that permeates everyone as we move forward through this moment: “I Wish I Could Go Back.”
The single comes as a followup to her tribute to fellow Waitress cast member Nick Cordero, who died from complications due to COVID-19. Since then “Lucky Streak” featuring Sara Bareilles been downloaded over 300k times and was featured on The Today Show, CBS This Morning and The Talk.
Toohey’s career as a singer/songwriter continues to bloom, and she and her bandmates from “Waitress” — including Sara Bareilles — recently played a virtual streaming concert from Rockwood Music Hall. With the success of the show, they have another upcoming concert already booked.
After a lifetime of making music, Toohey is just getting started.
Meg Toohey's voice is amazing! To me, she sounds like an early Norah Jones, but more country! I love it! I can't wait to hear more from her!
Listen to “I Wish I Could Go Back” below:
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Thursday, November 19, 2020
"The Way Home" - Documentary on Homelessness in California - Coming December 4th on Amazon and other Streaming apps. #TheWayHome
Season One of a new short-form documentary series from acclaimed filmmakers Don Hardy, Camille Servan-Schreiber and Shawn Dailey entitled THE WAY HOME. This inspiring and insightful non-fiction short film series takes a deep dive into the ongoing increasing issues of homelessness in America - specifically in California.
This remarkable series not only focuses on the growing problem impacting our nation, but highlights solution makers and gamechangers, as they dedicate their lives making a difference in addressing this issue.
THE WAY HOME
A Short-Form Documentary Series
From Acclaimed Filmmakers
Don Hardy, Camille Servan-Schreiber & Shawn Dailey
Season One Launches December 4th
On iTunes, Amazon, & Google Play
THE WAY HOME is a short-form documentary series from KTF Films and Bread and Butter Films focusing on the current homelessness epidemic in California - the state with the largest population of homeless people in the USA.
Through these compelling short films, you will be inspired by the solution creators and the game-changers who are making an impact in this ongoing situation.
Written & Directed by: Camille Servan-Schreiber & Don Hardy
Produced by: Shawn Dailey, Camille Servan-Schreiber & Don Hardy
THE WAY HOME - A SHORT FORM DOCU SERIES
Episode 1: How Did We Get Here?
In the first episode of THE WAY HOME we examine the origins the homelessness crisis in the US and how has grown to an epidemic in California.
Episode 2: The Most Vulnerable
More than half of homeless people in California are seniors. One pilot program in Northern California is focused on getting them off the street.
Episode 3: The Invisible
In one California community volunteers, non-profit organizations, and the local government are working together to find creative ways to get people into sustainable housing … and it’s working.
Episode 4: The California Dream
California is in the midst of a housing crisis, and the lack of affordable housing is why so many become homeless.
Mark your calendars for December 4 as the launch date for this important series on iTunes, Amazon & Google Play.
* These films were made possible with support from Kaiser Permanente. Since 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve.
Child Actor, and Now Children's Book Author, Arden Pala, Has His Own Book Series To Teach Children About Different Cultures.
"Superpowers for Good" cast member Arden Pala who was recently awarded “Best Child Actor” by the Los Angeles Film Awards talks about celebrating cultures and similarities in his new book series.
Arden wrote “The Adventures of Noah’s Flying Car Through China” (available to purchase now and on kindle) and “The Adventures of Noah’s Flying Car Through Turkey” (available only for amazon kindle) during his summer breaks and based them on trips he took with his family to China, Turkey and Mexico.
"The main message I want to get across is that folks are all different in various ways — maybe culturally or in beliefs, religions and background and other aspects. But the uniqueness of each person should be celebrated and that ultimately brings people together. In the process, they’ll probably also find they have a lot in common."
His 24-page children’s book with illustrations by Pavel Goldaev includes descriptions of Arden’s travels through the eyes of a young boy and his friends.
The book is part of a series that explores different countries around the world — the beauty of the land, historic places, and the food as experienced by several kids traveling in a flying car. Not a bad way to travel during the pandemic, although the series started several years before.
Proceeds benefit San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund.
The book, which raises money for the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, takes readers on an adventure swimming with dolphins in Cabo San Lucas, and whale watching in Todos Santos on the way to the ancient pyramids of Chichen Itza where the kids explore a Mayan temple.
“I want kids to have a fun time when they read my book. I also want kids to learn about different cultures and food,” said Arden, a sixth-grader at Francis Parker School in San Diego.
The way Arden figures it, if he shows different places in the world where kids’ families come from, they can make a connection with those places and understand a little more about the kids who come from there.
“I wrote the books to show that it’s OK to be different,” said Arden.
Arden comes from an immigrant culture himself — Turkish American — and cultural differences and accepting each other with our differences, no matter where we come from, is something we discuss very often at home.
“I want to explain about a country in a short, fun way, so kids get to experience how exciting and cool it is,” said Arden.
"The Adventures of Noah's Flying Car Through Mexico" are only available for purchase on Amazon.com.
2020 Airplanes and Dragonflies Christmas Gift Guide - Photowall - Wall Murals, Framed Prints, and More, Review and #Giveaway! (Worldwide) Ends 12/6
Photowall is a Swedish wall-art company passionate about creating inspiring living spaces with personality. You can purchase Wall Murals, Photo Wallpapers, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, and Posters. You can also create your own Wallpaper, Canvas prints, Framed prints, or posters! You can use your own images, or use one of theirs created by the artists that they use.
Framed Wall Print
Canvas Wall Print
At Photowall's wall mural factory they strive to minimize their environmental impact, and their environmental approach permeates everything they do. All production is to order, which means they only produce the quantity of products required, none are held in stock or discarded unnecessarily. The printing ink they use for their wallpapers contains no solvents or hazardous chemicals, and is biodegradable. Waste material from their processes is recycled by environmental entrepreneur Hans Andersson Recycling AB. Click here to read more about Photowall's environmental efforts in Sweden.
Purchase your Wallpaper, Wall Mural, Poster, Canvas, framed picture, or personalized products from Photowall today! Your friends and family will love receiving these gifts!
Use code: airplanesanddragonflies25 to receive 25% off your entire order on any Photowall products! This code will expire December 31st, 2020!
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Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win either a canvas print or a premium poster of your choice from Photowall! Giveaway is open to everyone, Worldwide, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 12/6/2020.
Disclosure: I received a framed poster from Photowall in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions are mine and mine alone.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Director/Writer: Melora Walters
The Merica Bourbon Scooter Brown Signature Series is available to purchase online in 38 states. Merch items can be bought here.
Scooter Brown Band recently released their newest double single on Veterans Day. The original, “Something Waylon Would Sing,” has that traditional outlaw feel, while the Waylon Jennings cover, “Don’t You Think This Outlaw Bit’s Done Got Out Of Hand,” modernises a classic tune. Listen to both songs here.
The single has been added to Apple Music’s Country Roads, Don’t Mess With Texas and New Country Music playlists and can also be found on their Country Hot Tracks feature. Spotify added the song to their Next From Nashville playlist.
“It starts out semi-spoken, with a steel guitar weeping in the background. Then that familiar Waylors beat kicks in and the thumper production adds chicken-pickin’ Telecaster guitar and the audio pleasure meter goes up to “10.” Well done.” - Robert K. Oermann, Music Row
About Scooter Brown Band
After four years and three months, two tours overseas with one tour of combat in Iraq as a United States Marine, Scooter Brown traded his guns in for guitars and hit the road. Scooter Brown Band was formed and began playing mainly in and around Houston, Texas. They have toured North America and opened for some of their biggest influences including Charlie Daniels Band, Travis Tritt, Dwight Yoakam, Lee Roy Parnell and the Marshall Tucker Band, just to name a few. With two of the members having served in the military, they dedicate significant time doing work for Veteran Support Organizations like Base Camp 40 - Warriors in the Wild, Lone Survivor Foundation, and the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. For the last few years the band has been building a new era in their career. Defined as modern southern rock, the band released American Son in late 2017 and was named by Artists to Watch by Rolling Stone. Spotify supported the title track of the album on playlists including “Country Rocks,” “Southern Rock 101” and “Texas Music Now.” Brown was featured as a finalist on USA Network’s “Real Country” in 2018 and was awarded Male Vocalist of the Year at the Third Annual Rocky Mountain Country Music Awards presented by iHeartRadio. In July 2019 they made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage, introduced by fellow road warrior, Opry-member Charlie Daniels. The band has continued a rigorous touring schedule while writing with some of the biggest songwriters in Nashville and recording new music set to release in 2020. For more information, please visit scooterbrownband.com.
Lauren Daigle's "Christmas Under the Stars" (CD #Giveaway) Show Coming December 6th, at 9pmET/6pmPT, Stream it for FREE on BYUtv! #ChristmasL3
What better way to get in the holiday spirit than with a new Christmas special from Lauren Daigle! Join the GRAMMY and Billboard Music Award winner for Christmas Under the Stars, a cozy holiday concert on BYUtv, filled with holiday favorites like “White Christmas” and “Winter Wonderland,” Christmas lullabies like “Away in a Manger” and “What Child is This,” and of course her hits “Rescue” and “You Say.”
I love Lauren Daigle! I didn't know a thing about her until I heard her song, "You Say," about two years ago on the radio. Her voice is so beautiful. I could listen to her sing all day long. I fell in love with the song and her voice and bought her CD online that day. I love her attitude about everything, especially about life! NOW, she's made a Christmas CD!!! I will be purchasing it for sure! You should go and watch and stream her Christmas show, "Christmas Under the Stars," on December 6th at 9:00p.m. EST/6:00p.m. PST, on BYUtv or the BYUtv App!
In between each song, Lauren talks about her holidays with her family when she was younger and today. "White Christmas" was sang in a king of jazzy way. It was pretty cool the way she sang it. There's a live band playing music when she sings these wonderful Christmas songs.
BYUtv seems to be a FREE streaming service! You should check it out ASAP so you can watch Lauren Daigle's Christmas show, "Christmas Under the Stars," on December 6th at 9:00p.m. EST/6:00p.m. PST! You can download it on your phone, tablet, and possibly, your Roku. Stream the show for FREE on BYUtv any time after the premiere.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
TO BE RELEASED BY BREAKER STUDIOS AND COMEDY DYNAMICS ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2020
Written and directed by - Keith Bearden (Meet Monica Velour, The Raftman's Razor)
Starring - Chloë Levine (Trinkets, The OA, Adam), Clea Lewis (The Americans, Royal Pains), Damian Young (Ozark, Birdman, House of Cards), Bubba Weiler (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and introducing Kimmie Muroya in her first feature film role, as the co-lead beside Chloe Levine.
Breaker Studios and Comedy Dynamics are pleased to announce that ANTARCTICA, written and directed by Keith Bearden and starring an incredible cast of emerging young talent Chloë Levine, Kimmie Muroya and Bubba Weiler alongside Clea Lewis and Damian Young, is set for release on digital platforms in the USA and Canada on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020.
Synopsis: Life-long friends Kat and Janet see everything flipped upside down as they hit senior year. Shy Kat is now popular, hooking up at parties, while misfit Janet is put on strange medication for her “bad behavior.” Things get even odder when Janet meets a cute boy who might be a time traveler, and Kat’s panicked parents send her off to sex rehab. Can anything make life in the suburbs normal again?
Blockchain Entertainment company Breaker Studios, known for the critically acclaimed Tribeca hit The Gasoline Thieves (Huachicolero) and documentaries including Trust Machine: The Story Of Blockchain and Rudeboy: The Story Of Trojan Records, has partnered with Comedy Dynamics, a subsidiary of the Nacelle Company, to release their original production ANTARCTICA. The Nacelle Company is known for Netflix’s Down To Earth with Zac Efron, The Movies That Made Us, and The Toys That Made Us, as well as Disney +’s Behind The Attraction and CW’s Discontinued.
ANTARCTICA was produced by Kim Jackson (Trust Machine, Blue Caprice) for Breaker Studios and Peter Ernsky for Oso Media. Chloë Levine served as an executive producer alongside Zach LeBeau for Breaker Studios.
Bearden said of his second feature film, “Antarctica is a movie that I've waited my whole life to make. I wanted it to be a movie for teens and anyone who remembers being one, inspired by the smart, funny women who I have met throughout my life and the intimate friendships they share. I am confident the story of Kat and Janet will connect with a wide audience."
Kim Jackson, CEO of Breaker Studios said, “this film is right on time and is a genre all of its own. Keith’s unique perspective shines. We are thrilled to be partnered with Comedy Dynamics on its release. This film is sure to be a classic that many generations will enjoy watching together.”
ANTARCTICA premieres on Breaker, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Dish, Spectrum, Youtube and more on December 1, 2020. Pre-Order the film here: https://apple.co/2T9dhbC
Hulu Original Series
THE HARDY BOYS
**All 13 episodes streaming on Hulu Friday, December 4**
Synopsis: After a family tragedy strikes, Frank Hardy (Rohan Campbell), 16, and his brother Joe (Alexander Elliot), 12, are forced to move from the big city to their parent’s hometown of Bridgeport for the summer. Staying with their Aunt Trudy (Bea Santos), Frank and Joe’s quiet summer quickly comes to a halt when they discover their dad, detective Fenton Hardy (James Tupper) has taken on a secret investigation. Realizing that their Dad may be onto something the boys take it upon themselves to start an investigation of their own, and suddenly everyone in town is a suspect.
More info at www.thehardyboystv.com
Rohan Campbell as ‘Frank Hardy’
Alexander Elliot as ‘Joe Hardy’
James Tupper as ‘Fenton Hardy’
Keana Lyn Bastidas as ‘Callie Shaw’
Linda Thorson as ‘Gloria Estabrook’
Bea Santos as ‘Aunt Trudy’
Adam Swain as ‘Chet Morton’
Atticus Mitchell as ‘J.B. Cox’
Riley O’Donnell as ‘Biff Hooper’
Cristian Perri as ‘Phil Cohen’
Rachel Drance as ‘Stacy Baker’
Stephen R. Hart as ‘The Tall Man’
Executive Producers: Athena Georgaklis, Joan Lambur, Peter Mohan, Doug Murphy, Jason Stone, Pam Westman
A heartwarming story about an unlikely friendship between a girl and a lion cub, Lena & Snowball will arrive on DVD, Digital, and On Demand January 12 from Lionsgate. The Lena & Snowball DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Bullied at school and lonely at home, Lena keeps hoping she’ll have a true friend someday. One afternoon, her dreams come true — in the shape of a cuddly white lion cub! Lena tries to keep playful Snowball out of trouble, but the clumsy poachers who kidnapped the valuable cub, and the cruel trophy collector who paid for him, are desperate to get him back. As Lena races to rescue poor Snowball, her new friend Jake will do anything to help. Be careful, or Snowball will melt your family’s heart!
JD Shelburne Exclusively Premieres Latest Single, “Bottoms Up Sundown” With American Songwriter
Single To Be Included On Upcoming Album ‘Straight From Kentucky’ Due Out in 2021
Country music standout, JD Shelburne releases yet another staple country tune titled, “Bottoms Up Sundown.” The single details a simple day in the life of small-town America where you work hard, live right, and take the time to enjoy each blessing as they happen. When life gets complicated and all comes crashing down, this is the perfect song to ground listeners and bring them back to their roots. The release of “Bottoms Up Sundown,” builds anticipation for Shelburne’s upcoming album 'Straight From Kentucky' scheduled for release in early 2021, featuring more catchy country tunes like this. “Bottoms Up Sundown” is available to download and stream on all digital services now and is exclusively premiered on American Songwriter.
To listen to “Bottoms Up Sundown” on American Songwriter visit HERE.
“While preparing to record for my 2021 album, Straight from Kentucky, I spent many hours listening to music,” says Shelburne. At the end of 2019, I had more time on my hands to actually dig down deep into some great songs! I came across “Bottoms Up Sundown” on a demo my producer Phil O’Donnell (George Strait, Blake Shelton) and Brandon Kinney (Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell) had written, which had the vibe I was looking for. It screamed “small-town country anthem” and I know many of my fans can relate to the lyrics. We started testing the song at shows in early 2020 and my fans have begged us for this one ever since. I am so excited for y’all to hear our new version,” shares Shelburne.
Not one to sit for too long, Shelburne has taken every opportunity to deliver motivation through his music to fans through various levels of the pandemic including a handful of interactive Facebook live performances and the creation of a Facebook Fanclub. In addition to this new release, Shelburne was named by Texas Roadhouse as May’s ‘Artist of the Month’ nationwide. His previous single, “Straight From Kentucky” was featured in all locations seeing over 20,000 guests each month. Continuing to count blessings, Shelburne and family also welcomed their first child, Jax Dillon Shelburne in September. With plans to release his next album, ‘Straight From Kentucky’ in early 2021, country music fans will not want to miss what this humble sensation has in store for the coming months!
To keep up with JD Shelburne, follow his social channels linked below.
About JD Shelburne:
Nashville-based country music artist JD Shelburne was raised on a tobacco farm in Taylorsville, Kentucky, just outside of Louisville. When JD was 19, he found a guitar after the death of his grandmother. He quickly learned how to play it, and began writing and singing songs on his own. By his sophomore year of college, he had found a few gigs at some local bars in Louisville & Lexington, Kentucky area venues, developing a large base of fans along the way. Fast forward to today, JD’s latest album Two Lane Town, is building upon his blossoming career as a modern country singer, songwriter, and performer. His debut single and video for “One Less Girl” world premiered on CMT in 2018, and then went on to become a Top 30 Music Row charted song at country radio. CMT again world premiered his second song and video for “She Keeps Me Up Nights” in April of 2019, which peaked at #3 of their 12 Pack countdown series. At the close of 2019, Shelburne joined international superstars like Lewis Capaldi and Billie Eilish on BandsInTown’s year-end fan favorites list — for playing more shows in 2019 than any other artist on their social networking platform! A global accomplishment for a country boy from rural Kentucky. JD's latest video for "Church Pew Bar Stool" recently hit #1 on CMT's 12-pack countdown.
To keep up with new music and upcoming show announcements visit www.jdshelburne.com.