Littlest Pet Shop: Lights, Camera, Fashion DVD Review & Giveaway

It has been nearly a year since Blythe, the trendy teen and super talented fashion designer, moved to the city and discovered that she could talk to her gang of animal friends at the Littlest Pet Shop! This time fashion is on the agenda when Littlest Pet Shop: Lights, Camera, Fashion struts onto DVD and Digital Download on 13th June.Littlest Pet Shop: Lights, Camera, Fashion DVDThe pets are as strange and wonderful as ever and Blythe has still managed to keep her ability to talk to the animals a secret. This time though, the pets sneak a glimpse at Blythe’s bad side when she enters them into a ‘Terriers and Tiaras’ talent show and discovers that the pageant brings out the worst in people.

It is not long before the team are back together again. Blythe and the pets are united when things take a turn for the worst, when spooky and strange noises alert them to the fact that there may be a werewolf amongst them! Catch up with all the gang – Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda, Vinnie the gecko and Minka the monkey as they try to hunt down the origin of these spooky noises.

The children really have enjoyed being reintroduced to Blythe, with laughter and such sweet contemplation as Blythe’s choices left them wondering. At 126 minutes there’s more than enough to keep them entertained, the six episodes on the DVD are:

  • Terriers & Tiaras
  • Lotsa Luck
  • Door-Jammed
  • Frenemies
  • Blythe’s Pet Project
  • Summertime Blues

These fashionable episodes also bring bittersweet news to the fantastical world of the Littlest Pet Shop as Blythe gets accepted into fashion school. Fashion school is her dream – but it also means she will be away from her animal friends for the entire summer holidays!

Littlest Pet Shop: Lights Camera Fashion opens its doors once more on DVD and Digital Download on 13th June and I have a DVD to giveaway to one lucky reader, just by following the Rafflecopter instructions on the widget below, terms and conditions can also be found in Rafflecopter. The giveaway is open to UK residents and closes at midnight on Saturday 2nd July 2016- Good Luck!

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Disclosure: We received a copy of the Littlest Pet Shop: Lights Camera Fashion DVD for the purpose of this post. All opinions and views contained are our own.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise – Rumble in the Jungle DVD inc. #Giveaway

The boys are massive fans of Transformers, and were a little bit excited to get their hands on the latest instalment of the DVD series.  Transformers: Robots in Disguise – Rumble in the Jungle is available on DVD and Digital Download on 23rd May 2016. With six new episodes, the story continued on from the out of this world first instalment of Robots in Disguise: A New Mission.  Returning to Earth, Bumblebee and the Autobots are still rounding up the escaped Decepticons, but not all of them will come quietly.Transformers: Robots in Disguise - Rumble in the JungleThe team comes face to face with a wild Decepticon, Grimlock, who is on the rampage and out of control; however that is not their only problem to overcome this time round! The rivalry is brewing between Denny and Fixit, but Bumblebee takes the most hits as he is exposed to toxins that make him hyperactive and is being tracked down by a pair of bounty hunters determined to ensnare him once and for all.

The team also has their work cut out with a Decepticon fugitive trying to attack the Bot’s most precious commodity. When it seems their adventure cannot get any worse, Optimus learns of a threat made against Earth and Cybertron! It seems there is evil on the horizon, but can the Autobots stop it in time? Earth and Cybertron are doomed if Optimus cannot prepare himself to make the right move. It is chaos on Earth but will teamwork save the day in this exciting new volume?

Release date: 23rd May | Cert PG (TBC)| running time 126 minutes

If your little ones enjoy Transformers as much as mine, I have a copy of this latest DVD to giveaway. Enter using the Rafflecopter below- and good luck!
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My Little Pony: Princess Twilight Sparkle DVD Review

Princess Twilight Sparkle is the first volume of the fourth season of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.
With CM off poorly from school for the first time this school year I was so glad of something to pick her up. Not used to being ill and having to sit still to get better, Twilight Sparkle kept CM engaged enough between naps.My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle DVDIn Princess Twilight Sparkle, our favourite character has fully transformed from student to princess, from library to castle, and is learning to lend a helping hoof to friends old and new.

In this DVD, the pony pals are travelling across Equestria encountering all kinds of exciting events including fantastical performances at the Summer Sun Celebration, mysterious royal disappearances, and even more wild adventures. Every colt and filly in Ponyville are getting involved as these episodes debut on DVD.

Princess Twilight Sparkle has set out on an adventure to learn what it means to have a true friendship. She looks to save Equestria from the attacks of a deadly plant, visits an abandoned castle with Rainbow Dash, Applejack and Rarity, and enjoys a whole host of escapades with the gang. Although Princess Twilight Sparkle is a natural-born leader, when a bat infestation threatens Equestria, it is Fluttershy that is called in to save the day.

As always, Twilight Sparkle kept CM mesmerised, and as with all of the DVDs, learning valuable lessons in friendship. Perfect for watching as episodes after school or enjoying with popcorn on movie night, this definitely worked for us snuggled up under a blanket.

Get ready for the mane event as Ponyville basks in the glow of the Summer Sun Celebration when My Little Pony: Princess Twilight Sparkle gallops on to DVD and Digital Download on 9th May.

Disclosure: We received a copy of My Little Pony: Princess Twilight Sparkle DVD for the purpose of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.

Transformers – A New Mission DVD inc Giveaway

The latest Transformers Robots in Disguise DVD is released on 28th March, and with 5 year old twins we were excited to have the opportunity to watch A New Mission.Transformers - A New Mission DVD Review and GiveawayA New Mission features a collection of the brand new series which is currently airing on Cartoon Network, Transformers: Robots in Disguise bringing the robots I remember from my childhood back to our screens.

This volume, A New Mission, has seven episodes, including Pilot Episode 1, Pilot Episode 2, Trust Exercises, More Than Meets The Eye, W.W.O.D?, As The Kospego Commands! and Collect ‘Em All!

Set years after Transformers: Prime, we follow fan-favourite Bumblebee as he marches his motley crew of Autobots back to Earth after being summoned by Optimus Prime. A prison ship called Alchemor has collided with Earth and the Decepticon inmates are ready to do battle once more.

Transformers: Robots in Disguise – A New Mission is available on DVD and Digital Download on 28th March. And I have a copy of the new DVD available as a giveaway by following the Rafflecopter below.

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Equestria Girls : Rainbow Rocks & Friendship Games Movie Box Set

The perfect Easter gift for any My Little Pony fan, Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks & Friendship Games Movie Box Set is out on DVD on 21st March.Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks and Friendship Games Movie BoxsetThe Canterlot High friends can be found in two feature length animated adventures, as Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Rainbow Dash, Fluttershy, Applejack, Pinkie Pie and Sunset Shimmer take Canterlot High by storm.

Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks sees Canterlot High hosting a musical showcase, and Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rarity, and Fluttershy performing with their new band, The Rainbooms.

But when The Dazzlings, arrive at CHS and turns the friendly showcase into a Battle of the Bands, tensions mount between friends.

When a reformed Sunset Shimmer realizes that The Dazzlings may be after something far more sinister than being named Best Band at Canterlot High, she calls Princess Twilight. But will the Equestria Girls be able to save the entire school in time?

The second adventure is Equestria Girls: Friendship Games where Canterlot High meets its rival school, Crystal Prep Academy, in a competition that’s a long-standing tradition: The Friendship Games, a series of exciting events that includes archery, motocross, and rollerskating! Sunset Shimmer is tasked with keeping magic out of the games to keep things fair while she and her friends compete against Crystal Prep’s top students led by someone with an equal amount of interest in Equestrian magic: this world’s Twilight Sparkle.

With CM turning seven, this is the perfect addition to her DVD collection, and in true birthday spirit we have a copy of this double dose of Equestria Girls magic as this bumper box-set to giveaway, follow the details in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.
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My Little Pony – Games Ponies Play Giveaway

CM’s love of My Little Pony is showing no signs of decreasing, so its fortunate that today, in the run up to the Easter break, the twelfth episode of the third season – My Little Pony: Games Ponies Play is released on DVD.My Little Pony - Games Ponies Play DVD GiveawayTwilight Sparkle and friends are on another exciting trip to the Crystal Empire as they leave their pets behind in Ponyville to welcome the Equestria Games inspector. Ms. Harshwhinny is at the Crystal Empire for a grand tour in preparation of the biggest sporting event in all of Equestria and the ponies are panicking!

When Ms. Harshwhinny goes for a gallop around the paddock with Prince Shining Armor the ponies realise that this is not the inspector but in fact Ms. Peachbottom!

The pressure is on for the ponies to find the real Ms. Harshwhinny. Did the ponies truly miss out on all the Equestria Games preparation?

I’m guessing these are the questions which will get CM hook, line and sinker!

To celebrate the release of My Little Pony: Games Ponies Play on DVD and Digital Download, I’m giving away a copy of the DVD. Just follow the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.
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Blaze & the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory DVD

One of the things I’ve had to adjust to with B & E starting school is the things they are aware of which aren’t on my radar. The parts I accept easily are how much they learn from their teachers, the things which tax my brain a bit more are those that they learn from their friends.

Blaze and the Monster Machines came to light over Christmas, although admittedly for at least a week I thought they were saying Blade (to me, aka Wesley Snipes) and I was more than a little concerned.

But not, it seems Blade, his driver AJ, and his friends Crusher and Pickle have captured the boys imagination, and are part of the Nick Jr. family.

So there was more than a little excitement that B & E got to preview ‘Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory’ ahead of its release on DVD this Monday (14th March). With a running time of 60 minutes it’s perfect for their 5 year-old attention span, and perfect for mummy to watch with them (or use the opportunity to get some chores done!).Blaze and the Monster Machines - Blaze of Glory DVDBlaze is Axle City’s greatest hero, and champion of the racetrack, whenever there’s trouble, he is the truck everyone turns to for help as he can do things no other truck can. With Blazing Speed, special turbo powers and extraordinary knowledge, burst onto the scene with the fastest monster machine in town, and his driver AJ as they meet new friends, overcome Crusher’s dirty tricks, and use speedy stunts and science to save the day!

Blaze knows everything about science, technology, engineering and maths. With his human driver and best pal AJ, when Starla the cowgirl truck loses a piston, the duo need your help to use force and speed to get to it before Crusher gets his greedy tires on it!

The interactive adventure explores the physics of how things move, tackling problems and discovering the component parts needed to make every day technologies work.

And if your little ones are excited about the DVD release, or you’re looking for something to keep them busy over the Easter break, check out these activity sheets which they’re sure to enjoy.

Blaze and the Monster Machines: Blaze of Glory is out on DVD from 14th March 2016.

Disclosure: We received a copy of the DVD for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.

Paw Patrol: Pups and the Pirate Treasure DVD

Just in time for the Easter holidays, the newest Paw Patrol DVD – Pups and the Pirate Treasure – will be released. Available on DVD from 14th March, the DVD has six all new episodes with a running time of 89 minutes-perfect for any travelling over the Easter break!
Paw Patrol: Pups And The Pirate Treasure DVD

Our three are massive fans of the canines – our latest addition, Chase, is testament to that! The boys change their favourite regularly, whilst Skye ensures CM is kept engaged.

With some poorly boys came the opportunity to snuggle under some blankets and enjoy the latest adventures of Ryder and his Paw Patrol pals.

We sat and enjoyed the headliner, Pirate Treasure, with included all the excitement needed – a secret map, a hidden cave and a treasure hunt!

I left them to enjoy a second episode, and they were more than entertained. And to their cries of disappointment, I turned off the DVD. I know it will make the perfect distraction on our drive to Yorkshire in a couple of weeks.

To keep them going in the meantime, and a distraction for any other Paw Patrol fans, there are some fantastic activity sheets on this link!

Paw Patrol: Pups and the Pirate Treasure sails onto DVD on 14th March 2016.
Episodes: Pirate Treasure; Ghost Pirate; Save the Bay; Save a Goodway; Pool Day; Circus Pup.

Disclosure: We received a copy of the DVD for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.

Littlest Pet Shop – Sweetest Pets Review and Giveaway

I suspect one of the reasons we have so many pets is because CM thinks the more we acquire the greater the chance that we will be able to talk to them and they will talk back.
Sophia the First sewed the seed, but Blythe, well, Blythe from the Littlest Pet Shop well she set the mark.

And not just for CM. It transpires that another motivation for B wanting a pet so much for Christmas, and a puppy at that, was all due to Zoe, the spaniel.

So, the latest Littlest Pet Shop DVD- Sweetest Pet really has gone down a treat in our home.
Littlest Pet Shop - Sweetest Pets DVDWhen Blythe Baxter moves to the city she discovers a whole gang of pet shop animal friends. To top it off she discovers she can talk to them and they can talk back!
With Pepper, the hilarious skunk; Sunil, the magical mongoose, Vinny, the dancing gecko, and Penny, the adorable panda at her side, Blythe Baxter is having the time of her life! Do not forget Russell, the organised hedgehog; Zoe, the diva Spaniel; and Minka, the artistic monkey as they all come along for the fun as well.

Their days are filled with too many treats in the sweet shop with a rabbit called Buttercream, the gang getting lost in Blythe’s backpack at school and celebrating The Biskits’ quarter birthday with an order for two hundred cupcakes!

Not every day in the Littlest Pet Shop runs smoothly, though. When a sweet truck ride goes wrong and the pets accidentally send the truck careering down the street Blythe knows the pets are in danger. Will she rescue them in time? In amongst the commotion, Blythe takes the blame for the accident – the pets set up a re-enactment, but will it clear Blythe’s name?

Find out if Blythe and the pets can work together to save the day when more wild adventures come knocking when Littlest Pet Shop: Sweetest Pets opens its doors once more on DVD and Digital Download on March 7th.

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MLP Equestria Girls Review and Giveaway

You definitely can’t go wrong in CM’s eyes with a bit of My Little Pony. Equestria Girls: Friendship Games is the all new feature-length movie available on DVD and digital download today! (2nd November).

Equestria Girls Friendship Games DVD

As a massive Twilight Sparkle fan, CM loved this latest film where the two rival schools of Canterlot High and Crystal Prep Academy come together for The Friendship Games. In an odd twist, Twilight Sparkle is actually a pupil at rival high school Crystal Prep with a keen interest in the magical energy emanating from Canterlot High. Unfortunately, Twilight accidentally closes the portal to Equestria and unwittingly starts to steal the Equestria Girls’ magic. The work is cut out for Equestria Girls to stop Twilight from draining the magic as well as restoring the portal.

CM was transfixed, and as it’s ok now that it’s November, for me to talk about Christmas, this is the opportunity to not only to keep any Equestria Girls fan content with a fantastic activity sheet, but also to win the DVD as a perfect gift.

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Disclosure: We received a copy of the Equestria Girls: Friendship Games DVD for the purposes of this review and giveaway All views and opinions contained are own.