Category: Movies

Wild Winter Creature Adventures With The Wild Kratts


Do you have a little one who loves to go on wild creature adventures with the Kratt brothers?  My daughter is a HUGE fan of Wild Kratts, and the new Wild Kratts Wild Winter Creatures is the perfect addition to any little one’s holiday movie collection.  From exploring polar bears to visiting the Subnivean Zone, there’s tons of winter fun to be had along the way.

Join Martin Kratt and Chris Kratt as they embark on four snowy winter adventures from their hit PBS Kids series Wild Kratts.  When Chris loses his creature souvenir collection in the Arctic, will he be able to get his creature treasures back before the evil Zach Varmitech finds them?  Chris and Martin continue to face Zach Varmitech when he kidnaps a polar bear cub and a walrus calf, and again when he threatens to use an entire walrus herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata’s fashion line!

There are four episodes on this disc, and the run time is approximately 106 minutes.  The episodes on this DVD include:

  • Polar Bears Don’t Dance – Martin and Chris are on a mission in the Arctic to discover just how animals move around in different environments. Their new knowledge of both buoyancy and traction comes in handy when they discover that the dastardly Zach Varmitech has kidnapped a Walrus calf and a Polar bear cub. The Wild Kratts team will do whatever it takes to return the baby animals to their mothers!
  • Mystery of the Weird Looking Walrus” – Chris and Martin are out to investigate why the walrus looks so weird, but then find out that Zach Varmitech has kidnapped an entire herd to mine precious pearls for Donita Donata’s fashion line. The Wild Kratts team figures out that walrus’ have incredible powers that have a lot to do with how they look. They must employ the walrus’ super suction and other amazing powers against Zach to save the herd and return them back home to their Arctic domain.
  • Journey to the Subnivean Zone” – A miniaturized Chris and Martin get lost in a snowy field and uncover the secret underground world of the meadow vole.
  • “Musk Ox Mania” – When Chris realizes that his precious Creature souvenir collection is missing, the gang must travel back to the Arctic to find it. But the Arctic is now covered in a thick layer of ice and snow, so they’ll need the help of a special Arctic creature – the Musk Ox – and its creature powers to find it.


Whether you’re looking for a great winter movie to add to your little one’s collection, or for a great stocking stuffer for that deserving little one on your shopping list, you can’t go wrong with Wild Kratts Wild Winter Creatures.


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Top 4 Holiday Movies For Kids From NCircle


Looking for great holiday movies for your little ones?  There are a few available from NCircle that my children and I really enjoy.  Whether your little ones are just a couple years old, or on the older side, there’s something for everyone.  These are the perfect movies to get kids in the mood for the holidays or they even make great stocking stuffers or additions to Christmas Eve boxes if you do those (we love doing an Christmas Eve box with new pjs, a new movie, comfy socks, and a few snacks).  These are our 4 favorite holiday movies from NCircle, we hope you’ll enjoy them too:


#1 A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show!


Yo Gabba Gabba is a crowd favorite among the younger crowd and this is the perfect holiday DVD for young Yo Gabba Gabba fans everywhere!  A Very Awesome Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Holiday Show! is really that, it’s AWESOME!  There’s only one thing more fun than Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! And the holidays – putting them together!  Join DJ Lance Rock, Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee as they dance, sing and decorate the tree to prepare for the arrival of Santa Claus!  Filmed live at New York City’s the Beacon Theatre, celebrate the season with the colorful cast of characters singing their hits, including ‘It’s Wintertime,’ ‘Every Snowflake’s Different, Just Like You’ and a holiday version of everyone’s favorite ‘Party in my Tummy!’.  Including special appearances by superstar Leslie Hall and the one and only Santa Claus!


#2 Doozers Giant Gingerbread House

My daughter fell in love with Doozers a while back and loves when we get to see new Doozer adventures.  Doozers: Giant Gingerbread House is a great addition to any Doozer lover’s movie library.  The Pod Squad want to build a Doozer-sized Gingerbread House!  However, in order to achieve such a large size Gingerbread House it’s going to take some clever construction to create.  Can the Pod Squad do it?  Then, Daisy Wheel wants to ice skate with the others, but she doesn’t know how.  Together, the Pod Squad build her a custom Doo-Step Skating Dress that let’s her glide across the ice in no time.  Weee!  Enjoy these adventures and six more focusing on science, technology, engineering and math!


#3 Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: Twas The Night Before Liftoff

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab: Twas The Night Before Liftoff is a great movie for younger and older audiences to come together and find a movie that they can agree on (which seems impossible in my home sometimes).  Unknown to the world, Thomas Edison built a secret lab where he invented a virtual version of himself and a steampunk robot named Von Bolt.  Years later, Angie, a twelve-year-old science prodigy, discovers the lab.  When an old friend of Edison’s visits the lab and asks the Secret Lab Kids to help him with an urgent, top-secret project, they have to follow him through a wormhole to get to his own secret lab.  Who could this mysterious friend be and what is this top secret project during the holiday season?


#4 Sonic Christmas Blast

Sonic Christmas Blast is another great way for audiences of different ages to come together and watch a movie together.  My children are 6, 12, and 14 and it’s not often there’s a movie all 3 will watch together, but this is one of them.  Santa Claus announces his retirement on television and the public is shocked! But it’s Santa’s replacement Robotropolis who has everyone worried. It seems Robotropolis has his own ideas and instead of giving boys and girls gifts Robotropolis would rather receive them. Join Sonic the Hedgehog in an adventure to rescue the spirit of Christmas and bring joy back to the world!


These are just a few of the available holiday titles from NCircle, make sure you visit their site and check out everything they have to offer so you can find the holiday themed movies that are the perfect fit for your little ones.


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Spooky Fun Halloween Movies From NCircle

Looking for some spooky (not scary) Halloween movies for the kiddos?  NCircle Entertainment has lots of great options no matter how young or old your little ghouls are.  From toddlers to older children, there’s a whole host of fun movies you can find available from NCircle that help celebrate the Halloween season in a fun, entertaining way…no scary movies here!  Only lots of great fun for kids of all ages.  Check out the titles below to find the spooktacular movies your kids will love:

Doozers Spooktacular is all about the Doozers who live in Doozer Creek.  The Doozers are cute, green, and only three inches tall but full of energy, ideas, and enthusiasm!  Spookypalooza is the time of year when all Doozers get together to spook each other.  The Pod Squad makes the spookiest pumpkin ever a cool Pumpkin Doozer made by stacking three pumpkins together.  But when their new invention starts rolling all around town, the Doozers have to find a way to reign in their spooky creation!  Doozers Spooktacular is 60 minutes of pure green spooky fun that kids everywhere will love.

Sid the Science Kid has been a favorite of my daughter’s for a few years now so she was SUPER excited to see this Sid the Science Kid: Sid’s Spooky Halloween DVD.  Join Sid and his friends on this science-filled fun adventure as they discover how bats catch mosquitoes, why spiders are expert engineer web builders, and how skeletons make up the foundation of our bodies.  The kids dress up to celebrate Halloween at school, and Teacher Suzie leads them in a special Halloween parade song to show off their costumes!  With Sid the Science Kid, Halloween can be spooky and scientific…perfect for little inquiring minds that want to know everything just like Sid.

Do you have a little Pocoyo fan?  This Pocoyo: Boo DVD is the perfect Halloween themed movie for Pocoyo fans everywhere.  In this fun adventure, Pocoyo and his friends go on seven playful adventures.  Whether it’s playing a new game called Boo!, enjoying a monster mash party or pretending to be Godzilla & King Kong, every day is fun & engaging with Pocoyo and his friends!  Your little one will be delighted to follow along on these fun adventures and even have fun playing Boo! right in their own home.

ABC Monsters Staring VWXYZ is full of fun little monster that make the Halloween season feel so real!  In this DVD, embark on adventures with Alice, Brian, and Cherry Berry to search high and low for the letters V, W, X, Y, and Z.  It’s a very windy day in Capital Town. After checking the ABC Monsters, it seems that one of them is missing – W-Monster!  So Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry head into town in hopes of finding their missing friend, W-Monster.  Along the way they meet, Wanda the Weaver, Wendy the Window Cleaner and then Willie Webster.  Hopefully, one of them will be able to help Alice, Brian and Cherry Berry find W-Monster during this windy day.  Get set for a spellbinding series of magical adventures that engages preschool children’s imaginations, while making learning exciting and entertaining.

Halloween is all about magic and spooky fun, so what better way to celebrate the magical side of Halloween than to follow along Harry Houdini’s journey to become the great Houdini.  Houdini is a great way for kids to learn just exactly how he became so great and famous.  In this DVD, twelve year old Harry has lived and breathed magic since his early childhood.  The problem is that his hometown, Appletown, is not the best place for his natural talent to blossom.  Although he rehearses endlessly in his parents’ barn he realizes that his dream is just that a dream.  One day Harry catches the glimpse of a chance: the New York mayor has announced a magic competition due to the official opening of the Statue of Liberty.  Unfortunately, there is a slight problem with this competition, in order to try out one must be trained by a real magician.  Poor Harry doesn’t know a single one.  Until Harry s father runs into the magician, the Great Tesla, in town and Tesla promises to see Harry.  Despite the young boy’s lack of knowledge Tesla spots talent, creativity and boldness in Harry.  He decides to give him a chance and invites him to his own home, accompanied by his niece, Beth, and his assistant, Amrold.  Tesla will teach Harry the basics of magic, his tricks but will also test him.  Will Harry be strong enough to become a true magician?  Find out in this 60 minute magical adventure!

My daughter loves, loves, LOVES Cat in the Hat and these 2 movies absolutely made her day!

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween is a fun Halloween adventure the where Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on the craziest Halloween ride filled with howlers and shockers and scary fandangle’s, big laughs and music and fun from all angles!  Their fright-filled adventure takes them deep into the Oooky-ma-kooky Closet where Nick and Sally discover the very best Halloween costumes ever.  This 60 minute adventure is filled with fun that Cat in the Hat lovers everywhere will love.

Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That! Tricks and Treats is another fantastic Suessian adventure filled with Halloween fun.  Get ready for the spooky adventure this DVD brings, with the Cat, Nick and Sally, Fish and the Things.  Meet the eeriest critters you’ve ever seen, arrived just in time for Halloween. There will be lots of tricks and of course, lots of treats, to share with the animal friends you will meet!  There’s coconut crab, spider monkeys and bats, and plenty more fun with the Cat in the Hat.

Make sure you check out everything NCircle has to offer to find the adventures that will delight and entertain your little one time and time again.


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WIN A Trip For 4 To L.A. To See The Premiere Of Disney Pixar’s Coco!

Are you as excited as my family is for the release of the new Disney●Pixar movie CocoSunRype is too and they’re celebrating in honor of the new movie hitting theaters Novermber 22, 2017!  From now until October 20th SunRype will be collecting entries for 1 lucky person to win a trip for 4 consisting of travel and accommodations for 3 days & 2 nights in Hollywood, plus 4 passes for the opportunity to see the Los Angeles Premiere Screening of the Disney●Pixar’s Coco film in early November plus some yummy SunRype snacks of course!  To enter this family-friendly giveaway, be sure to ENTER HERE!!  (See below for details)

As if the movie premiere giveaway wasn’t cool enough, from October 23rd to November 24th, 2017 SunRype will be giving away some great weekly SunRype & Disney●Pixar’s Coco prize packages!  To check out the weekly giveaways, ENTER HERE! (See below for details)

My family and I are SUPER excited for this new film and couldn’t be more delighted to share this opportunity with you!  Good luck entering everyone!

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New PBS Distribution DVD’s Your Kids Will Love



If you have young kids, chances are they are HUGE PBS Kids fans like mine.  This summer there are a couple new releases from PBS Distribution that your little ones will love!


My daughter is a PBS Kids kid all the way.  She loves both Dinosaur Train and Arthur which is why I’m so excited about these new releases!  Now you can add Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs Take Flight and Arthur: Brothers and Sisters to your little one’s DVD collection and my daughter was SO excited when she saw the new releases.


Do you like Buddy, Shiny, Tiny, Don…or even just the fun adventures that the Pteranodon family go on?  Then you’re going to LOVE Dinosaurs Take Flight!  Join the Pteranodon family on high-flying adventures! In four of the eight episodes on this DVD, viewers take to the sky with Buddy and his family as they ride in one of Dinosaur Train Industry’s newest creations – the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin.  As they soar above the clouds, the Pteranodon family visits a waterfall, explores a crater made by an asteroid, and more!  Approximate run time is 120 minutes of pure dinosaur adventure fun.

Episodes included on this disc:

  • Zeppelin: Waterfall” – The Pteranodon kids are riding the Dinosaur Train with friend and fellow pterosaur, Quincy Queztalcoatlus. When they pass by a waterfall, Buddy comments on how big it is!  Quincy’s dad mentions a giant waterfall at the edge of the Western Interior Sea. Mr. Conductor gives a lesson about waterfalls and then suggests a unique and amazing way to view the giant falls – from above! They can fly in the experimental Dinosaur Train Zeppelin…if Thurston Troodon will agree to take them all there on the zeppelin’s maiden voyage. Thurston does and our Pteranodon family gets to experience a spectacular zeppelin ride! The Queztalcoatluses fly alongside, impressing everyone with their flying abilities. After learning more about waterfalls, the Pteranodons catch lots of fish and dine before heading back to the Train via the one-of-a-kind Dinosaur Train Zeppelin!
  • Zeppelin: Atoll” – An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. Reef-building corals will thrive only in warm tropical and subtropical waters of oceans and seas, and therefore atolls are only found in the tropics and subtropics. When the Pteranodon family spots Annie and her T. rex herd migrating to follow the food, the Pteranodon kids wonder if other creatures, even marine mammals, also migrate. The Conductor flies the Pteranodon family over the ocean in the Dinosaur Train Zeppelin to look for Polycotylus, a type of marine reptile that does migrate in the ocean. After spotting a pod of migrating Polycotylus from the sky, the Zeppelin lands in an atoll and our family meets Paulette and Polly Polycotylus, a mother and daughter (from what is modern-day Australia). Our Pteranodon kids, and Mom, Dad and the Conductor learn all about Polycotylus migration and the reptile’s features. Then the whole group of new friends enjoys a fish-picnic on the reef of the atoll before the Pteranodon clan heads back home in the zeppelin.
  • Zeppelin: Pangaea” – When the Pteranodon kids decide to draw some maps, Don’s map of one big land mass for “the whole Mesozoic” triggers a discussion on whether the Mesozoic is “one big place that’s all connected” or comprised of a bunch of smaller, interconnected land masses. On the Dinosaur Train, the Conductor explains that millions of years ago there actually was just one big land mass called “Pangaea”!  Then, over a long period of time, it started to drift apart and form separate, smaller landmasses, or continents. Our family can’t believe it! The Conductor offers to take the Pteranodons up in the Zeppelin and through a Sky Time Tunnel, back to the time of Pangaea. At the Zeppelin Station, they meet up with Tricia Troodon, who helps pilot the Zeppelin on their journey. Once in the sky and through the time tunnel, our family is able to see Pangaea, the one giant landmass, just as it’s starting to break apart. Then the family travels forward in time and views the continents separating more as oceans and seas move in between the land. Looking down at how their coastline looks in the Cretaceous, Buddy, Tiny, Shiny and Don all agree that seeing Pangaea breaking apart is one of the coolest things ever!
  • Zeppelin: Crater” – As the Pteranodon kids are playing outside their nest, a few seedpods fall from a nearby tree, bonking Don on the head. This leads to a discussion about how far away things can fall from…maybe even from space?? Buddy hypothesizes that perhaps if a star came close enough, it could land on Earth! On the Dinosaur Train, the Conductor explains that things actually do fall from space.  Big space rocks, called “asteroids,” sometimes land on Earth, and when they occasionally do, they make a big hole, called a crater. Don perks up at this – he’d love to see a crater! So the Conductor takes the Pteranodon Family up in the Zeppelin to see a giant crater from above! On the ground, they explore the crater and find fragments of “space rocks” from the former asteroid. As evening falls and our family flies back home, the Conductor and Mom and Dad surprise the kids with a picnic dinner on the Zeppelin – hurrah!
  • Petey the Peteinosaurus” – Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train to meet Petey Peteinosaurus, a “flying lizard,” who is fun, funny, and friendly, and has some features similar to both Buddy and Tiny!
  • Pterosaur Flying Club” – Tiny and Shiny practice their swoop-de-loops and other flying moves in anticipation of their play-date with fellow Pterosaurs Petey Peteinosaurus and Quincy Quetzalcoatlus. With Buddy helping with the choreography, the Pterosaur Flying Club puts on a flying show!
  • The Lost Bird” – Buddy and Tiny ride the Dinosaur Train for a playdate with their old friend Petey Peteinosaurus, and learn that the train has added a new Aviary Car, for their various flying passengers. Suddenly, they are joined by a lost bird named Judy Jehelornis, who was displaced by the recent forest fires, and can’t remember where her home is. Buddy, Tiny, and Petey act as detectives to figure out from clues where Judy’s home is, and the Conductor makes sure she’s brought safely home on the train.
  • Don’s Dragonfly” – When the Pteranodon family goes on an outing to the Big Pond, Don makes a new friend with red feet: a dragonfly named Howard.



My daughter loves watching Arthur and especially loves D.W.  If you have a little Arthur fan, they’ll absolutely love adding Brothers and Sisters to their collection.  Join Arthur, his family and friends for eight stories of the hit PBS KIDS series about the joys – and challenges – of having a brother or sister. From D.W. copying her big brother’s every move, to the Tibble twins discovering that Tommy is two whole minutes older than Timmy, this DVD features loads of sibling fun.  Approximate run time is 108 minutes and your little one will enjoy every single 108 of them.

Episodes included on this disc:

  • D.W. the Copycat” – Yet another personality change for D.W., who’s decided that from now on, she’ll be just like Arthur. She’ll walk like him, talk like him, follow him wherever he goes. How can Arthur persuade D.W. that the world is only big enough for one Arthur?
  • Arthur’s Baby” – Arthur is not too sure he’s ready for a new baby in the house. What do babies do besides cry..crY ..cRY…CRY!  As the months fly by, Arthur imagines life with the new baby. Some of his fears seem to ring true: baby Kate doesn’t like him. Or does she?
  • D.W.’s Baby” – Living with a baby is no picnic. No one ever told D.W. that babies cried all the time, and threw up on your clothes, and got all the attention. Just how long will Baby Kate be hanging around, anyway? And who would even miss D.W. if she ran away to Button Island?
  • Arthur’s First Sleepover” – Have you ever been afraid of the dark?  Despite D.W.’s threat of aliens, Arthur sets his tent for his first sleepover. D.W.’s mad that she can’t be a part of the sleepover, but she’ll have some fun of her own – with the help of alien lights. But, who will have the last joke: Arthur and his friends, D.W., or the aliens?
  • Francine Redecorates” – Francine likes bats and lizards, while Catherine’s taste runs to lace. Normally, it’s fun to be different, but not if you’re two sisters sharing the same room. Space gets very tight at the Frensky’s, when this odd couple decides they’ve had enough togetherness.
  • Sue Ellen’s Little Sister” – Arthur and Francine would love to lend their sisters to Sue Ellen, who’s sick of being an only child. But Sue Ellen realizes you should be careful what you wish for, after her quest for the perfect sibling leads her to…D.W.
  • Two Minutes” – Power shifts in the Tibble household when the twins find out Tommy is two minutes older than Timmy. Frustrated in his new role, Timmy enlists the help of an expert older brother tamer: D.W.!
  • The Pageant Pickle” – School is almost out and Arthur can hardly wait for those lazy summer days by Muffy’s pool. Nothing could ruin such a happy time of year…except maybe – D.W.’s Spring Pageant!

Don’t let this summer pass without adding these new PBS Distribution DVD’s to your little one’s movie library!


***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***

Love Finds You In Charm Movie Review and Giveaway


This adorably romantic movie is based on the book ‘Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio’.  The cast has a few stars that you will surely recognize.  This film stars Trevor Donovan (from “Texas Rising”, “Melissa & Joey”, and “90210”), Danielle Chuchran (from “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Drew Fuller (from “Army Wives” and “Charmed”), and Tiffany Dupont (from “Cheaper by the Dozen”).


In Indiana, Emma Miller (Danielle Chuchran) seemed to have it all.  Great family, marriage proposal from the community’s most desirable man, everything on a silver platter for a great road ahead.  She finds herself wondering what else there is out there so when she has the opportunity to help her cousin in Charm, Ohio, it’s an offer that she just can’t pass up.  After discovering new friends and a new love interest, life is definitely different than it was for her before.  Emma will have to decide whether or not she wants to stay amongst the Amish, or if she should take this new path into a new life and venture out into the world.

Love Finds You In Charm is the perfect movie to share with your honey-bun on Valentine’s Day, which is why Anchor Bay Entertainment has been generous enough to sponsor a giveaway!  Details are below:

Three lucky winners will each receive a copy of Love Finds You In Charm! Giveaway will begin 01/20/16 at midnight EST and will end 01/27/16 midnight EST. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. All giveaway entries will be validated. Winners are randomly selected. Click the link below to enter :

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Make The Holidays Merry And Bright With #Minions

Minions Box Art

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, I’m sure you are well aware of who the Minions are.  We were first introduced to these cute little guys in the movie ‘Despicable Me’ in the summer of 2010.  Ever since the release of Despicable Me, my kids have been  head over heels for those little Minions.  Since receiving our copy of Minions, my kids have played it over and over, and I think I can now fluently speak Minionese.

The new movie Minions is the prequel…a little look behind the scenes of what made the Minions so miniony.   The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD also come with three all-new mini-movies and even more Minions everyone will want to watch again and again especially during the busy holiday travel season.

“The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters.  Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embark upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award®-winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain.  They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in ‘mod’ London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind…from annihilation.”

For the full Minion experience, I highly recommend the Blu-Ray and Digital HD.



    • Cro Minion

    • Competition

    • Binky Nelson Unpacified


  • AROUND THE WORLD INTERACTIVE MAP – Explore the world of the Minions with this interactive map featuring a collection of games, trivia, featurettes, storyboards, and more all themed to movie locations.

  • BEHIND THE GOGGLES – THE ILLUMINATION STORY OF THE MINIONS – Get a “behind the googles” look at the history and evolution of everyone’s favorite yellow henchmen.

    • WRITER – See how the Minions evolve throughout the different time periods. Writer, Brian Lynch discusses creating distinctive personalities for the three main Minions, his VillainCon idea, and the Minion family.

    • BOSS’ OFFICE – Illumination Entertainment CEO and founder and Minions producer, Chris Meledandri discusses the origins of Illumination Entertainment and the genesis of both Despicable Me and the Minions.

    • ART DEPARTMENT – See how the Minions came to life, from the original art concept of the henchmen to the final creation of the Minions and how to differentiate them between new time periods. Also, see how the idea of Herb and Scarlett Overkill’s characters came to be.

    • GALLERY – CONCEPT ART (stills)

    • GALLERY – COLOR SCRIPT (stills)

    • COMPOSER – Listen to how composer Heitor Pereira creates the sound of the Minions and what it takes to create big music for small characters.

    • ACTORS STUDIO – Listen to the actors’ experiences being part of the Minions movie, who their favorite Minions are, and why they love them so much

    • NOTICE BOARD (stills)



    • ANIMATION – Go behind the scenes and hear about the challenges and excitement behind the Minion characters and bringing them alive through animation in the movie

LIGHTING, LAYOUT AND EFFECTS – A look at the ways in which layout and lighting plays a big role in the emotion and motivation in the movie. Also see the ways in which they try to keep the 60’s vintage look and the challenges they face with very technical shots, where one shot can take weeks.

  • 3D MODELS GALLERY (stills)

  • DIRECTORS – Directors Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda discuss the unique challenges of creating distinctive personalities for the Minions

  • PRODUCERS – Producers Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy and Executive Producer Chris Renaud discuss the three main characters – Kevin, Stuart, and Bob – little family in the movie and the goal of creating a special bond between them and the audience when they leave the theater.

  • EDITORIAL – Editor Claire Dodgson discusses the distinctive editing style of the Despicable Me franchise and the three-year process it takes to make these movies from the original storyboards to cutting scenes with Minion dialogue.

  • STORYBOARD ARTIST – Learn how the actions of the words of the script turn into visual drawings and how much work is put in from the rough sketches to the final cut of the movie.


  • JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLE – This holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.





  • JINGLE BELLS MINION STYLE – This holiday favorite is brought to life in a merry-Minion way. Now you get to sing along to the beloved video that was the most shared piece of content on Facebook in 2014.



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