This half term was almost a bit of a disaster as I got really ill on the first weekend meaning that our short break to London was cancelled. Thankfully, I had recovered enough by Tuesday to enjoy Halloween, but we did spend a lot more time stuck at home than we intended to. Thank heavens for Warner Bros and their well timed delivery of kids' DVDs which went a long way to keeping the children entertained.
We received Tom and Jerry Tricks and Treats, a compilation of 22 classic cartoons on one DVD. Tom and Jerry meet ghosts, werewolves, a mummy and witches galore as they continue their own longstanding rivalry. The spooky theme is just right for little ones to enjoy, while grown-ups can indulge in the nostalgia.
Freddy was absolutely riveted to the screen. He has developed quite a taste for retro cartoons!
|Freddy watching Tom, Jerry and the Ghosts!|
Ben 10 Destroy All Aliens is an all new CGI animated movie featuring the shape shifting 10 year old Ben Tennyson, the boy who fights evil aliens with the help of his Omnitrix which changes him into alien form.When an enemy comes looking for revenge and the Omnitrix malfunctions, he has to call upon the help of his Grandpa and cousin Gwen. The action is really fast paced as the fate of the world hangs by a thread. Ben's super powered alien adventures are really exciting with some mild peril thrown into the mix. The CGI animation is really impressive. This DVD comes complete with a UV copy for watching on mobile devices which is great for keeping kids entertained on the go.
Lego Hero Factory Savage Planet is an adventure based on Lego's Hero Factory product line. You are immersed into the world of Lego where the heroes do battle to defeat an evil Witch Doctor (who has a distinctly evil laugh). This DVD was a bit too grown up for Freddy at the moment although he liked the Heroes' animal upgrades to give them special animal powers. I liked the idea of teamwork to save the day, which is how the Heroes save the world. The animation is just so "Lego-y" (it's so clever, I love it) and I think this will definitely be a film that Freddy enjoys more and more as he gets into the more grown-up Lego products.
Thank you Warner Bros for entertaining my kids this half term with a great selection of children's films, all of which are available now from retailers such as Amazon.co.uk.
A new Lego movie is coming out in 2014 and Warner Brothers and LEGO are giving one child aged between 5 and 13 years old the chance to create a vehicle entirely from LEGO which will star in the film!
All you have to do is build a great vehicle – it can be anything from a train to a plane, to a car or space ship or boat – and then take a photo and upload it to the website www.lego-themovie.co.uk (see the website for further details).
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