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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Saturday Morning Nostalgia: Jackie Chan Adventures: The Demon Portals Saga

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon
I was never an early riser during my childhood, but I would wake up with a smile on face on Saturday mornings with the full intention of eating a full bowl of sugary cereal, sit on the floor directly in front of the TV, and watch my favorite cartoons on network television.

Yes, times have definitely changed thanks to the government setting rules about children's animated programs. Now the networks only show local news and educational programs; though you can still find cartoons airing on cable channel. Plus, you can find tons of cartoons on streaming services. However, it doesn't have the same feeling as it did in the 1980s when you could watch free animated delights on ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox.

While I do watch the occasional cartoon series on Netflix, I tend to watch old and new cartoons on DVD or Blu-ray; which leads to me to today's review of the Jackie Chan Adventures: The Demon Portals Saga DVD ($24.98; 13 hours 51 minutes) that's being released on June 4th from Mill Creek Entertainment. The 3-disc set contains all 39 episodes from the second season.

I'm pretty sure almost everyone has heard of the great action star Jackie Chan. Well, believe it or not he had his own animated series that aired from 2000 to 2005 on the now defunct Kids' WB for 95 episodes over the course of 5 seasons. Jackie Chan voiced an animated version of himself. The rest of the voice cast consisted of James Sie, Stacie Chan, Sab Shimono, Noah Nelson, Clancy Brown, Adam Baldwin, Miguel Sandoval, Susan Eisenberg, Franco Velez, and John DiMaggio.

In the series, Jackie Chan is an archeologist for a San Francisco university and he's also an excellent martial artist. He lives with his 11-year-old niece, Jade, and their uncle, Uncle Chan, who owns an antique store. Jackie's life is turned upside down when a covert police squad called Section 13 enlists him to locate 12 magical talismans that are scattered across the world.

Sounds like fun, right?

Well, as it turns out, the sinister Valmont wants the talismans and sends his Dark Hand goons to retrieve them.

Jackie, Jade, and Uncle Chan must work together as a team to keep the talisman from falling into the enemy's hands.

The real-life Jackie Chan is featured in a short segment at the end of every episode, where he answers a few questions from his young fans.


Final Thoughts

Monday, March 18, 2019

DVD Review: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you've been following my for blog for the past 10 years, then you would know I've been a big of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles since 1987. Like many kids growing up in the late 1980s, I watched the original TMNT animated series. While the cartoon has unfortunately aged quite a bit over years, it's still my favorite TMNT series; though, I did enjoy the 2012 computer-animated series.

Last year, Nickelodeon debuted the fourth TMNT animated series, titled Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,which is oddly similar to the first episode of the 2012 series, Rise of the Turtles. The pilot episode, Mystic Mayhem, was also released "free" on YouTube. Since I love anything that is free, I did watch Mystic Mayhem when it debuted. Let's just say the new animation style didn't appeal to me right away, as well as the many unnecessary character changes; so I made no attempt to watch the new series. That being said, after seeing the art cover for the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD, my interest was reignited and I thought it would give the series another chance.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Blu-ray Review: The Awesomes: The Complete Series

Mill Creek Entertainment; Amazon

If you're getting tired of the kid friendly superhero movies and television series, then look no further as The Awesomes: The Complete Series ($29.98; TV-14; 11 hours 8 minutes) is on available on to own Blu-ray, courtesy of Mill Creek Entertainment. A digital code is included which an only be redeemed at:

Created by Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, The Awesomes was animated superhero show for adults that aired on Hulu for three seasons (30 episodes). It featured the voice talents of current and past Saturday Night Live stars, including Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Lee, Taran Killam, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Kate McKinnon, and Andy Samberg.

The Aweseomes is set in a world where Mr. Awesome had lead a group of superheroes to protect the planet against all evils. However, things changed quickly when Mr. Awesome announces his retirement and leaves his son Prock in charge. The public, media, and the government have absolutely no faith in Prock. To make things worse, the other superheroes have all left the Awesomes.

With his best friend Muscleman and their only paid employee, Concierge, at his side, Prock recruits a new team of superheros - Frantic, Gadget Gal, Impresario, Sumo, and Hotwire. Despite the team's amateurish style, these not-so superheroes are determined to save the world against Dr. Giuseppe Malocchio and other supervillains.

Final Thoughts

Monday, July 9, 2018

Big Hero 6: The Series - Back In Action! DVD Review

Disney; TV-Y7; 175 minutes; Amazon

I don't keep up with all the new animated series, so I had no clue that Big Hero 6: The Series even existed until I heard about the recent DVD release "Back In Action!".

Big Hero 6 was a 2014 Walt Disney computer-animated feature film which was based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The movie centered around fourteen-year-old Hiro Hamada, who puts together a superhero team to stop a villain who stole his microbots. The team includes Fred, Wasabi, Go Go, Honey Lemon, and Baymax, an an inflatable medical robot that was created by Hiro's deceased brother, Tadashi.

The series debuted on the Disney Channel last November with a 43-minute episode Baymax Returns, which takes place directly after the events of film. The entire voice-cast returned, except for Damon Wayans Jr. (Wasabi) and T.J. Miller (Fred). Their voices were placed by Khary Payton (Washabi) and Brooks Wheelan (Fred).

The series recons the ending of the film with the major differences are Fred naming the team "Big Hero 6" instead of Hiro, the teams identities are a secret from the public, and Aunt Cass now knows about Baymax.

Big Hero 6: The Series - Back In Action DVD features the 43-minute pilot and six 22-minute episodes. As an added bonus, the DVD contains six bonus shorts: Baymax and Hiro, Baymax and Wasabi, Baymax and Go Go, Baymax and Fred, Baymax and Honey Lemon, & Baymax and Mochi.

The seven episodes on the DVD are:

  • Baymax Returns - Hiro rebuilds Baymax just in time to join Wasabi, Go Go, Fred, and Honey Lemon as Big Hero 6, a team of superheros who fight crime throughout the city.
  • Issue 188 - Two female villains calling themselves "High Voltage" terrorizes the city and it's up to Big Hero 6 to stop them.
  • Big Roommates 2 - The team faces off with their first super villain - Globby!
  • Food Fight - Krei seeks the help of Big Hero 6 in the retrieval of a gravity device that was stolen by Ninja-chef Momakase.
  • Muirahara Woods - Hiro, Fred, and Baymax get lost in the woods and encounter a hermit named Ned Ludd.
  • Failure Mode - The team tries to stop Globby from stealing the "City Rises" painting.
  • Fred's Bro-Tillion - The Big Hero 6 team helps Fred prepare for his upcoming Bro-Tillion.

Final Thoughts

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saturday Morning Nostalgia: Horseland: The Complete Series DVD Review

TV-Y7; 13 hours 37 minutes; Buy Link

When many of us think of Saturday Morning Cartoons, we remember The Real Ghostbusters, Garfield & Friends, Transformers, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which are more or less aimed towards boys. Believe it or not, there were several cartoons for girls in the 1980s, such as My Little Pony, Maxie's World, Beverly Hills Teens, Rainbow Bright, She-Ra, and The Care Bears.

Recently, Mill Creek Entertainment re-released Horseland: The Complete Series to DVD with a brand-new cover art. As an added bonus, the set comes with a digital code that can be redeemed at

While some of you have probably heard of the series, I wasn't aware of it until I received a review copy. For some reason, I thought the series was from the 1990s, but after a quick internet search, I learned I was completely wrong. The series actually aired from 2006 to 2008 as part of the KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS.  It lasted for three seasons with 39 total episodes. As you probably guess, the cartoon was made for girls who love horses and ponies.

The series centers on a group of kids (Sarah, Zoey, Chloe, Alma, Molly, Bailey, and Will) and their horses (Scarlet, Pepper, Chili, Button, Calypso, Aztec, and Jimber) at an incredible place called Horseland. The kids come to the ranch to practice their horse riding skills, compete with others, and learn from each other. Each episode finds the kids and their horses going on adventures or getting into some sort of trouble that requires them to use teamwork to get through it.

Final Thoughts

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Saturday Morning Nostalgia: Street Sharks: The Complete Series DVD

14 hours 26 minutes; $19.98;  Buy Link

It's Saturday morning, but it's nowhere near the Saturday mornings that I experienced during my childhood. I remember getting up bright & early, fixing a bowl of a cereal, and turning on the old television set, so I could watch my favorite Saturday morning cartoons. Now thanks to the Children's Television Act, networks have long since abandoned animated programming in exchange for local news. Yes, many cable channels still air cartoons, but it's just not the same as it was in 1980s and the early 1990s.

One my favorite animated series is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which ran for 10 seasons. The series popularity (as well as the Playmates toyline) started to decline in the early 1990s; just around the time a ripoff of sorts arrived - Street Sharks!

Mattel released a line of mutant sharks action figures in 1994, which was mostly likely inspired by the success of TMNT. Of course to help sell the toys, a cartoon series was created! Produced by DIC Entertainment, the series aired from 1994 to 1997, lasting three seasons with a total of 40 episodes.

The premise of the series centered around two scientist, Dr. Robert Bolton and Dr. Luther Paradigm, who created a "gene-slammer" machine which can successfully mix aquatic creatures DNA with human DNA, creating anthropomorphic hybrids. Dr. Paradigm is mad and plans on using the machine to create his own species. He transforms Dr. Bolton into a creature, who escapes. Later, Dr Luther Paradigm lures Dr. Bolton's sons (John, Bobby, Coop, and Clint) into his lair and splices their DNA with sharks.

To make a long story short, John, Bobby, Coop, and Clint become mutant sharks. Most people would be freaked out by this, but they take it pretty well. Actually, they enjoy being mutants. John becomes Ripster, Bobby becomes Streex, Coop becomes Big Slammu, and Clint becomes Jab. Along with their pals Lena Mack and Bends, the brothers set out to stop Dr. Paradigm's (who becomes a
piranha mutant) evil plans.

A short-lived comic series from Archie Comics debuted in 1996. An animated spinoff,  Extreme Dinosaurs, debuted in 1997 for one season of 52 episodes.

Mill Creek Entertainment released the entire Street Shark series on DVD in 2013, but is now out-of-print. Not to worry, as they re-released "The Complete Series" early this year and for the very first time, the series is also available on Digital through the Mill Creek Entertainment website. A free digital code is included with the three-disc DVD set.

Final Thoughts

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Puppy Dog Pals DVD Review

Disney; TV-Y; 144 minutes; Walmart

Available today on DVD from Disney Home Entertainment is computer-animated Puppy Dog Pals, featuring twelve exciting 12-minute episodes! There are no special features or bonus extras on the single disc.

Created by Harland Williams, the series features the talented voice-cast of Issac Ryan Brown as Bingo; Sam Lavagnino as Rolly; Harland Williams as Bob; Jessica DiCicco as Hissy; and Tom Kenny as A.R.F.

The series centers on two pug puppy brothers, Bingo and Rolly, who live with their inventor owner, Bob, a robotic dog named A.R.F. (Automatic Doggy Robotic Friend), and a sarcastic purple cat named Hissy. While their owner is home, Bingo and Rolly act like normal puppies, but when he is out of the house, they slip on their collars and go on adventures around the world.

Episodes on the DVD include:

  • Hawaii Pug-Oh - After their owner, Bob, mentions that he would like to feel sand on his toes, Bingo and Rolly travel to Hawaii to get some sand.
  • A.R.F. - Bob creates a robotic dog do clean up after Bingo and Rolly.
  • The French Toast Connection - Bob wants to make french toast, but he's out of bread; so Bingo and Rolly travel to France to get a loaf of bread.
  • Take Me Out To The Pug Game - Bingo and Rolly travel across the city to retrieve Bob's lost baseball.
  • A Pyramid Scheme - After the Great Pyramids disappears into thin air, Bingo and Rolly travel to Egypt to solve the mystery.
  • Special Delivery - Bingo and Rolly go on a mission to delivery a Mother's Day card to Bob's mother.
  • The Go-Long Retriever - Bob creates a self-fetching stick for Bingo and Rolly to play with.
  • Pot O' Pugs - After Bob's laptop crashes, Bingo and Rolly go on a mission to find a pot of gold at the end of rainbow, so Bob can afford to get his laptop fixed.
  • Design-A-Dog - After accidentally tearing apart Bob's favorite childhood toy, Bingo and Rolly travel across town to repair the toy.
  • Ice, Ice Puggy - After Bob runs out of ice for his iced tea, Bingo and Rolly travel to Antarctica to get him some ice.
  • Hissy's Big Day - Hissy is having one of the worst days in her life, so Bingo and Rolly take her on a trip around the city to cheer her up.
  • Go, Dog, Go! - A.R.F. takes Bingo and Rolly on a road trip to the beach, but after his programming malfunctions, he can't find their way back home.

Final Thoughts

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Review: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season Two DVD

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.

TV-Y7; 267 minutes; Amazon
Now available on DVD from Disney Home Entertainment and LucasFilm Ltd. is LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season Two, featuring 12 action-packed episodes. The DVD comes with an "Exclusive Darth Vader Pin."

The voice cast includes includes Nicolas Cantu (Rowan), Vanessa Lengies (Kordi), Eugene Byrd (Zander), Matthew Wood (R0-GR), Trevor Devall (Emperor), Dana Snyder (Graballa), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Yvette Nicole Brown (Lt. Valeria), Corey Burton (Quarrie), James Urbaniak (M-OC) and Matt Sloan (Darth Vader).

Developed by Bill Motz and Bob Roth ("Penguins of Madagascar"), the series is set between Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and focuses on the Freemaker siblings - Zander, Kordi, Rowan (a twelve-year-old Jedi-in-training), and their battle droid, R0-GR.

Season Two finds the Freemakers working with the rebel fleet, under the command of Admiral Ackbar. After Rowan has a vision about building an "arrowhead" ship that's controlled by an oversized kyber crystal, his siblings seek the help of a ship builder named Quarrie to assist them in the creation of the ultimate weapon against the Empire.

Meanwhile, Emperor Palpatine is obsessed with capturing Rowan. He creates a bounty hunter droid, M-OC, which has only one purpose - capture Rowan.

Bonus Features on the DVD include:
  • 5 Adventure-Filled Shorts
    • Home One
    • Thrown Into Battle
    • Rowan's Secret Adventure
    • Zander Freemaker: Superstar Pilot Guy
    • Beware The Gamorrean Flu 

Final Thoughts

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Minnie: Helping Hearts DVD Review

Disney; TV-Y; 96 minutes; Amazon

Now available on DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment is Minnie: Helping Hearts, featuring 8 Happy Helpers episodes. There are no special features or extras on the single disc.

The 11-minute Happy Helpers episodes air as the second half the Mickey and the Roadster Racers, a computer-animated children series that airs on Disney Junior. The Roadster Racers segments involves Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Daisy, and Minnie racing around their town Hot Dog Hills and the world. The Happy Helpers segments centers on Minnie, Daisy, and Cuckoo-Loc helping the citizens of Hot Dog Hills with odd jobs.

Since Valentine's Day is next week, the Minnie: Helping Hearts DVD does contains one Valentine's Day episode called "The Happiest Helpers Cruise!," which centers on the Minnie and Daisy taking a job as cruise directors on the Hot Dogs Hills Harbor Cruise.

The other seven episodes are:

The Big Broadcast - Minnie and Daisy cover for Billy Beagle as race announcers, as he races against the Roadster Racers.

Adventures In Buddysitting! - After the Hot Dog Hills Play Center closes for a day, the Happy Helpers babysits several kids, including a shy goat named Buddy McBilly.

Lights! Camera! Help! - The Happy Helpers are hired to be assistants to a movie star named Portia DeHoun.

Grandpa Beagle's Day Out - Billy Beagle hires the Happy Helpers to babysit his grandfather, Grandpa Beagle.

Artful Helpers - The Happy Helpers fill in as the security staff for the Fancy Art Museum. Their main job is to guard the Mona Goof painting.

Cuckoo LA-LA - Cuckoo-Loc's cousin, Cuckoo La-La, asks the Happy Helpers to assist her in the upcoming fashion show.

Figaro's New Friend - The Happy Helpers are more than glad to babysit Pluto for an entire day, but Minnie's cat Figaro isn't too happy about Pluto's visit.

Final Thoughts

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Trick or Treat Spooktacular Collection: 13 Haunting Tales DVD Review

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Mill Creek Ent., 150 minutes; $9.98; Amazon

Now available on DVD from Mill Creek Entertainment is Trick or Treat Spooktacular Collection: 13 Haunting Tales. As an added bonus, the DVD comes with a digital code that can be redeemed at

Yep! It's that time of year when you'll be finding many different Halloween themed DVD titles in the stores, and many of these will most likely be in the $5 bins!

Trick or Treat Spooktacular Collection: 13 Haunting Tales features four Casper shorts (1945-1954) and 13 other cartoons, which three of them were produced by Fleischer Studios in the 1930s, and the others are part of the Storybook Series. The shorts running time spans between 9 to 15 minutes.

The shorts on the single disc are:

  • The Friendly Ghost
  • There's a Good Boo Tonight
  • Boo Moon
  • A Haunting We Will Go

Other Cartoons
  • The Cobwell Hotel
  • The Fresh Vegetable Mystery
  • Magic Mummy
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Ghost in the Shed
  • Noises in the Night
  • Misunderstood Monsters
  • Three Golden Hairs
  • The Boy Who Couldn't Shiver

Final Thoughts

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Review: Vamprinia

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Disney; 92 minutes; Amazon

Being released on DVD from Disney Home Entertainment on October 17th is the newest computer-animated Disney Junior series Vampirina, featuring eight 11-minute episodes. There are no special features or bonus extras on the single-disc.

Based on the Vampirina Ballerina children books by Anne Marie Pace, and executive produced by Chris Nee (creator of Doc McStuffin), Vampirina centers on a young vampire named Vampirina "Vee" Hauntley, who has moved with parents from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

Life in Pennsylvania is completely different than Transylvania, mainly because there are humans everywhere, but Vampirina "Vee" adjusts to her new surroundings and befriends several humans.

The series features the talented voice-cast of Isabella Cramp, Lauren Graham, James van der Beek, Mitchell Whitfield
Wanda Sykes, and Dee Bradley Baker.

Episodes on the DVD includes:

  • Going Batty - Vee gets a case of the batties when she meets her human neighbors.
  • Scare B&B - Vee's mother, Oxana, opens up a B&B, and two vampires checks in as guests at the exact same time the neighbors are invited to stay.
  • The Sleepover - Vee invites Bridget and Poppy for a sleepover.
  • Portrait Of a Vampire - Vee's first day at a human school goes bad.
  • Vee's Surprise Party  - Vee's classmates throw her a surprise birthday party.
  • Vee Goes Viral - Edgar makes a web video of Vee and Poppy doing the "Spine-Chiller" dance and it goes viral.
  • The Plant Predicament - Vee and Poppy must undo a curse that has put on Edna's garden.
  • Mummy Mayhem - Vee, Bridget, and Poppy try to convince the mummy, King Peppy, that the visitors at the museum are still interested in him.

Final Thoughts

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary DVD Review

Disney; 43 minutes; TV-G; Amazon
Now available on DVD from Disney Home Entertainment is Mickey Mouse: Merry & Scary, featuring the new television special "The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!" and last year's "Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special." There are no special features, but the DVD does contain five bonus shorts.

Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are trying their best to scare Mickey's nephews (Morty and Ferdie) and Donald's nephews (Huey, Dewey and Louie) in "The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!" by telling them the kids a very scary story. The problem is that no matter what story they come up with, the nephews are just not scared.

Like all other ducks, Donald always travels to the south for the winter, which means he always misses Christmas. Well, this year he decides not to migrate in "Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special," so he can spend the holidays with his pals Mickey, Goofy, and Minnie. Mickey tries his best to give Donald the greatest Christmas, but Donald quickly learns why Ducks migrate to the south for the winter.

The bonus shorts are:

"Ghoul Friend" - Mickey tries to out run a zombie.
"The Boiler Room" - Mickey battles an evil furnace.
"Black And White" - Mickey tries to chase down his runaway shadow.
"Entombed" - Mickey and Minnie must deal with a "mummy" issue.
"Split Decision" - Professor Von Drake's newest experiment goes wrong, which results in splitting Donald's anger into a unstoppable creature.

Final Thoughts 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember DVD Review

Disney; 92 minutes; TV-Y;
Now available on DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment is Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember, featuring 4 holiday adventures and 2 bonus episodes. As an added bonus, the DVD comes with a FREE Elena Locket (18" necklace wit 1 1/4" x 3/4" Locket).

Elena of Avalor is a spinoff of the popular computer-animated series Sofia the First. Created by Craig Gerber, the series debuted on Disney Junior in 2016 and quickly became popular with children, adults, and critics.

The series centers on sixteen-year-old Elena, the princess of Avalor, who gets trapped inside an amulet for 41-years until Sofia the First set her free. She has the ability to use magic with her royal scepter. She can also see the spirits of animals.

The 4 featured episodes on this DVD release all have a celebration theme, such as Navidad, Dia de los Muretos,  and Carnaval. There are two random episodes as a bonus feature.

The episodes titles on the DVD are:

A Day to Remember
King Of The Carnaval
My Fair Naomi

Bonus Episodes:
Crystal In the Rough
Captain Turner Returns

Monday, August 14, 2017

Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Start Your Engines DVD Review

Disney; Rated TV-Y; 72 minutes; Walmart

Arriving on DVD tomorrow from Disney Home Entertainment is Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Start Your Engines, featuring six entertaining episodes and a bonus episode "Goof Luck Charm." There are no special features on the single discs, but the release does comes with a FREE Roadster Racers Flag (9" x 14").

Mickey and the Roadster Racers debuted earlier this year on Disney Junior; replacing the the popular Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series. The series centers on Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Donald the Duck, Goofy, Daisy, and Pluto racing around Hot Dog Hills (and the world) as the Sensational Six. Typically, the race against Pete, who's drives the Super Crusher, and a variety of look-alike relatives.

Each episodes is split into two 11-minute segments, one about Mickey and Roadster Racers and the other is "Happy Helpers," where Minnie and Daisy where they go around Hot Dog Hills doing odd jobs.

Voice-cast includes Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse; Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Bill Farmer as Goofy/Pluto; Daniel Ross as Donald Duck; and Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck.

The episodes on the DVD are:
  • Agent Double-O-Goof - As the Sensational Six gets ready to have to tea with the visiting Queen of England (voiced by Jane Leeves), Goofy is mistaken for Agent Chauncey Chips (voiced by Peter Serafinowicz).
  • It's Wiki Wiki Time - Donald heads to Hawaii for a vacation, but he doesn't have a chance to relax, as the Sensational Six unexpectedly show up for a race.
  • Ye Olde Royal Heist - Set in London, Mickey and Minnie celebrates their raceversary.
  • Abra-Ka-Goof! - Goofy thinks he has turned Gordon Gear (voiced by Jeff Gordon) into a rabbit.
  • Guru Goofy! - Donald tries to learn "mindfulness" from Goofy, so he can be ready for the big race.
  • Going Upppppppppp! - The Sensational Six are excited to participate in the first-ever Hot Dog Hills hot air balloon race. Well, that is until Pete's cousin joins the race.
Bonus Episode
  • Goof Luck Charm - Daisy borrows Goofy's lucky rubber duck in the hopes of winning the upcoming race.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

DVD Review - Minnie's Happy Helpers DVD Review

Disney; 66 minutes; Walmart
Being released on DVD today from Disney Home Entertainment is Minnie's Happy Helpers, featuring six 11-minute episodes and one bonus episode ("Teed Off!"). There are no special features or extras on the single-disc, though it does come with a FREE Magnetic "Helper" Chart.

After Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series ended, Disney Junior debuted it's replacement series, titled Mickey and the Roadster Racers, earlier this year. Each episode is divided into two 11-minute segments. One segment would center on the Sensational Six \(Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Pluto) racing around Hot Dog Hills and other parts of the world and the other segment centers on Minnie, Daisy, and Cuckoo-Loca racing around Hot Dog Hills, helping their friends with odd jobs.

Voice-cast for the series includes: Voice Cast: Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck; Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse; Daniel Ross as Donald Duck; April Winchell as Clarabelle Cow; Jim Cummings as Pete; and Bill Farmer as Goofy.

Episodes on the DVD are:

  • Egg-Xasperating! - The Happy Helpers babysit Clara Cluck's egg.
  • Happy Hula Helpers! - In Hawaii, the Happy Helpers gives hula dance lessons for a birthday party.
  • Tea Time Trouble! - Before the Happy Helpers can have tea with the Queen in the London, they must fix the clock known as the Big Ben. Meanwhile, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy learn how to be gentleman.
  • Happy Birthday Helpers! - The Happy Helpers must race around town to save a birthday cake.
  • Bed, Breakfast And Bungled! - Clarabelle helps the Happy Helpers take care of a bed and breakfast.
  • Gone Fishin'! - The Happy Helpers (and Donald) accidentally invade Mickey and Goofy's camping trip.

Bonus Episode
  • Teed Off! - The Happy Helpers join the big golf tournament as caddies.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Popcorn & Coffee: Strawberry Shortcake: Dance Berry Dance DVD Review

Fox Home Entertainment; 88 minutes; $14.99
Now available on DVD + Digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is Strawberry Shortcake: Dance Berry Dance, featuring four exciting episodes from the hit series. There are no special features or extras on the single-disc; though it does includes a 'printable coloring pages.'

Based on the popular American Greetings' character, Strawberry Shortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures aired on The Hub (now known as Discovery Family) from 2010 to 2015. The series centered on Strawberry Shortcake, a chef and owner of Berry Bitty Café. The episodes follows Strawberry and her pals as they go on adventures, tell fun tales, and explore their city.

The four episodes on this release are from the fourth and final season of the series.

The episodes are:

"A Berry Merry Birthday" - Twins Sweet and Sour Grapes decide to have separate birthdays.

"The Berry Bitty Dance Disaster" - Apple makes a pair of magical grove booties to make her dance better.

"Doggie Dance No-Show" - Strawberry and Plum uses the groove booties to teach a trio of pups how to dance.

"Dance Puppy Dance" - Cherry's new song "Dance Puppy Dance" is a hit all over town. Everyone loves the song, well, except for Cherry. She believes the song is too big of a distraction, so she attempts to destroy it.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

DVD Review - Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Super Shredder

*This is a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Nickelodeon; Not Rated; 247 minutes; Walmart
Now available on DVD from Nickelodeon is Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Super Shredder, featuring the final seven of the episodes from the fourth season of the current TMNT series, as well as the first four episodes from the fifth season, retitled "Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." There are no special features or extras on the two-disc set.

The final episodes of the fourth season introduces the turtles (Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo) to the Supper Shredder, aka the mutated version of Shredder, who is determined to destroy the turtles and their master Splinter once and for all. By the season's end, Shredder finally gets his revenge; all leading to a final deadly confrontation with the turtles.

Other storylines during the season includes the turtle's human friend April O'Neil becoming possessed with the evil spirit Aeon in "The Power Inside Her"; an alien named Tokka arrives on Earth looking for her baby boy in "Tokka VS. The World"; and a fox-mutant name Alopex comes to New York City to kill Tiger Claw in "Tale Of Tiger Claw."

The fifth and final season has a new opening theme song and title sequence, and has been renamed to "Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." The first four episodes are included on the second discs. The main plot of the episodes involves Tiger Claw summoning the demon Kavaxas (voiced by Mark Hamill) in the attempt to resurrect Shredder from the dead. Of course the turtles and their pals will do anything they can to save the day.

The eleven episodes on the two-disc set are:

The Supper Shredder
Darkest Plight
The Power Inside Her
Tokka VS.The World
Tale Of Tiger Claw
Scroll Of The Demodragon
The Forgotten Swordsman
Heart Of Evil
End Times

Sunday, March 19, 2017

DVD Review - Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade

Fox Home Ent.; 21 minutes;$6.98; Amazon

Now available on DVD + Digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade, featuring the Easter Special that aired on Fox last year. Included with the DVD is an Exclusive Easter Egg Stickers.

Set between the films Ice Age Continental Drift & Ice Age: Collision Course, The Great Egg-Scapade centers on Sid (voiced by John Leguizamo) volunteering himself to babysit several so-to-hatch eggs while their parents get ready for Easter. The ex-pirate bunny Squint (voiced by Seth Green) wants revenge on Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and his pals, so he kidnaps the eggs after Sid fell asleep. He leaves a ransom note wanting to exchange the eggs for a new pirate ship.

Of course Manny and Diego (voiced by Denis Leary) comes to Sid's aide and volunteers to help him retrieve the eggs with the use of a map that Squint accidentally left behind.

Meanwhile, Crash and Eddie (voiced by Seann William Scott and Josh Peck) are planning on starting the first April Fool's Day joke by pulling a prank on Peaches (voiced by Keke Palmer). And poor little Scrat is once again trying to collect to acorns, but he has a bit of bad luck.

DVD Special Features includes:

  • Ice Age: Collision Course Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe
  • Ice Age - The Story So Far
  • 6 Scrat Shorts
  • Lost Footage

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DVD Review - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth's Last Stand

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Earth's Last Stand

Studio: Nickelodeon
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Retail: $14.98
Running Time: 157 minutes

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With the last fragment of the Black Hole Generator in the Triceraton's possession, the Turtles race back to New York City for a final showdown against the alien threat. But even if they save Earth from total annihilation, will their city ever be the same?

Saturday, October 22, 2016

DVD Review - Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital

TV-Y; 142 minutes; $19.99 ; Walmart
Arriving on DVD this Tuesday from Walt Disney Home Entertainment is Doc McStuffins: Toy Hospital, featuring the full-length adventure - Welcome to McStuffinsville, and 4 bonus episodes. As an added bonus the DVD comes with a fee Toysponder Bracelet.

Created by Chris Nee, Doc McStuffins debuted on Disney Junior in 2012 and quickly become a big hit for the cable channel. The series centers on Doctor Dottie "Doc" McStuffins, a seven-year-old who wants to be a doctor when she grows up. In the meantime, she settles for being a doctor to her toys, fixing up any injuries they receive from playing to rough. Doc even helps other toys in the neighborhood with the help of her own toys (Stuffy the Dragon , Hallie the Hippo, Lambie the Lamb, and Chilly the Snowman).

"Welcome To McStuffinsville" is the first episodes of the fourth season that aired during the summer. Doc's world is turned upside down when Grandma McStuffins reveals she has her very own magical stethoscope that can make toys come alive. Grandma gives Doc a toysponder that will transport her McStuffinsville, a big toy city where she will be working at the toy hospital.

The bonus episodes are all from the third season:

Baby McStuffins / Selfless Snowman - Doc and her little brother Donnie are excited when their parents inform them that they are going to adopt a baby. To get Doc time to practice being a big sister, her parents give her a baby doll. In the second story, Doc holds a stuffing donation drive.