Jul 202018
 

Right when I feared that the madness of these crazy, loud, messy school holidays with six kids would get to me I was rescued, just in time. Yesterday sanity arrived in the shape of a bunch of adventurous garden dwarfs called Gnomeo and Juliet and our 7-year old Juliet was super excited to see ‘herself’ on the big screen once again:

In Sherlock Gnomes we catch up with loveable garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet (who we met in their first movie adventure). The adorable blue and red hatted gnomes are about to move into their own piece of London ‘paradise’ but first the place will need a good tidy up, and we all know renovations cause friction in the best of relationships…

In an attempt to bring back the love Gnomeo tries to surprise Juliet with a special flower. Unfortunately things don’t exactly go to plan and to top it off they return to find all of their gnome friends have disappeared. Time for dwarf detective Sherlock Gnomes, accompanied by his side kick Watson, to start an investigation. Will they be able to return the gnomes and restore peace in the garden (and in the marriage)?

Sherlock Gnomes is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD at all good retail stores across Australia.

To take a closer look at Sherlock Gnomes or other exciting new releases and to order your favourite titles online visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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Jun 282018
 

When you have a big family like ours there is sometimes no other choice but to split everyone up and do things separately. Sometimes you win and you get to go the movies with the older kids, other times you lose and you have to do the grocery shopping with the little ones but that’s OK. Recently hip Daddy was the lucky one to take the kids to see Peter Rabbit on the big screen and they had the best time, while my afternoon was a lot less fun. Don’t worry, I am catching up this week with Peter Rabbit being released on DVD:

Whether you have been a long time Beatrix Potter fan or have only just discovered this cheeky rabbit, Peter Rabbit has hopped straight into the hearts of people of all ages with this gorgeous new feature adaption of a Beatrix Potter’s classic:

There is nothing shy about Peter Rabbit! The bold, brave and boisterous (or should I say mischievous) bunny is the leader of the pack and tends to get his bunny buddies into a lot of trouble. Just when he thought his long-lasting feud with Mr. McGregor had finally come to an end and they would have free reign of the bountiful veggie garden new owner Thomas moves into the property and it looks like the bunnies will be banned for good.

Thankfully there is the warm and welcoming neighbour, a kind artist called Bea, who has a real soft spot for the adorable rabbits and she is determined to protect their home. With a big sprinkle of humor, a dash of romance and lots of animal antics Peter Rabbit is sure to please the whole family.

Peter Rabbit is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD at all good retail stores across Australia.

To take a closer look at Peter Rabbit or other exciting new releases and to order your favourite titles online visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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Jun 102018
 

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If, like me, you have a big The Wiggles fan (or a few) in the family there may have been some frowns when yellow wiggle Emma announced she would be taking a break from performing for medical reasons. Thankfully she is on the mend after her hospital stay and this week Emma, together with her Wiggly husband Lachy, treated her little fans to a fabulous new DVD + CD release:

The Emma! & Lachy! Show proves that yellow and purple are a winning combination, both in marriage and in music. Singing and swinging, ballet and bouncing, dancing and dressing up… Emma and Lachy are ready to entertain the whole family with 24 catchy new recordings.

Young dancers will be able to enjoy a range of different dance genres from all over the world while budding musicians will enjoy seeing Lachy play the piano, supported by plenty of other musical instruments. Emma and Lachy are joined by Ponso the Pony, Phil the Fluter, ballerinas and fairies and if you look closely you may even spot another familiar Wiggles face too. If you can’t get the new tunes out of your head you can take them along in the car too with the The Emma! & Lachy! Show CD featuring 29 wiggly sing-along songs.

‘The Emma! & Lachy! Show’ is now available on DVD (RRP $19.95) and CD (RRP $12.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABC for Kids get social with ABC for Kids for Parents on Facebook and to order your copy of ‘The Wiggles: Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas!’ visit the ABC Shop online.

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Apr 122018
 

While it is many years ago I still remember the excitement of unpacking our first game console. Discovering the different characters in each game, mastering special skills, exploring secret worlds, discovering valuable treasures and fighting bad guys, it was so much fun! But what if you found yourself on the other side of the screen and became the avatar in your own game? Get ready for a brand new Jumanji adventure:

A boring shift of detention is about to become a whole lot more exciting when four students find an old video console in the basement. As they plug in to play Jumanji they find out that this is a game like no other: You don’t just play Jumanji, Jumanji plays you…

Transported to the jungle of Jumanji the students are shocked to discover that they have been turned into the avatars of the game. Jumanji is no longer just an innocent computer game, for these four players it becomes a dangerous adventure, a fight for survival and a journey that teaches them a lot about themselves and each other. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’; will they make it out alive or will it be game over?

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD at all good retail stores across Australia.

To take a closer look at Jumanji or other exciting new releases and to order your favourite titles online visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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Apr 012018
 

Most years it feels like Easter sneaks up on us, but this year there has been so much bunny hopping that we can’t pretend we didn’t see it coming. Last week Peter Rabbit and his friends popped into cinemas around the country with the heartwarming Peter Rabbit movie, winning the hearts of people of all ages and getting everyone in the Easter spirit at the same time.

Easter might be over in a matter of days, but if you can’t get enough of Peter and his exciting adventures you can enjoy them over and over again with this gorgeous Peter Rabbit bumper DVD box:

The Peter Rabbit: Adventure Seeker Collection consist of four separate DVDs: One Big Adventure, Brave and Strong, I’ve got a Plan and The Tale of The Missing Egg. Together they hold 27 Peter Rabbit tales based on the works of the talented Beatrix Potter, get ready for well over 5 hours of forest fun for the whole family.

From (hazel)nutty troubles to meeting friendly and not-so friendly characters, from daring escapes to secret plans and from last minutes rescues to valuable lessons, there is no time to be bored when Peter is around! My little ones love seeing Peter in action, they think there is no cuter rabbit than Lily Bobtail and they adore Benjamin Bunny, I think you can safely call the Peter Rabbit: Adventure Seeker Collection the ultimate Easter gift.

‘Peter Rabbit: Adventure Seeker Collection’ is now available as 4-DVD pack (RRP $24.95) at major retailers across Australia.

To find out more about ABCkids get social with ABC for Kids for Parents on Facebook and to order your copy of ‘Peter Rabbit: Adventure Seeker Collection’ visit the ABC Shop online.

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Mar 242018
 

As a large family of eight going to the movies is not something we often do. To warrant a big expense like a trip to the cinema a movie would have to be REALLY good, so if I tell you that I took the oldest four to see our favourite little bear on the big screen you can be sure this movie is an absolute winner. We first fell in love with Paddington when reading the books, totally adored him in the first Paddington movie and we couldn’t wait to see what he got up to in Paddington 2:

After making the movie across the oceans to London and finding a new home with the Brown family, Paddington has well and truly settled into his new life. He still misses his Aunty Lucy and with her 100th birthday coming up Paddington sets off on a mission to find her the perfect gift.

He finds it in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop: A unique and very rare pop-up book that celebrates London’s most special spots. Unfortunately it is pricey so he decides to join the workforce and hopefully earn enough money to buy the book in time for the big event. Just as he is about to earn the final pounds the gift of his dreams is stolen, buy by who and why? The adventurous bear is not about to let go of the book that easily and is determined to get the books safely back in his hairy little paws.

There is no doubt about it, after watching Paddington 2 you will be licking your lips at the thought of a delicious slice of toast smothered in marmalade. Especially for hungry bears of all ages celebrity chef and dessert queen Anna Polyviou has created this scrumptious recipe for Paddington’s Pineapple Marmalade for you to try at home. Enjoy!

With the Easter long weekend just around the corner why not print off some of these beary cute Paddington colouring-in pages for your little artists? You can find Paddington Colouring-In Page 1 or Paddington Colouring-In Page 2 here, grab your markers, crayons and pencils and get creative.

Paddington 2 is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD at all good retail stores across Australia.

To take a closer look at Paddington 2 or other exciting new releases and to order your favourite titles online visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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Dec 192017
 

I don’t know about you but at our house the school holidays are filled with crafting and creating, reading and relaxing and plenty of making and baking. Without the usual time pressure I am quite happy to take on a fun kitchen challenge and all our children love helping out with mixing, rolling, icing and of course eating. Are you looking for a super cool school holiday baking project to do with the kids? Let expert cake sculptor Sweet Art show you how to take your The Emoji Movie favourites from screen to scrumptious:

These days almost everyone loves using emojis to express their thoughts and feelings, but have you ever wondered what really happens when you select an emoji on your phone? Discover a secret world inside your smart phone in The Emoji Movie, welcome to Textopolis!

Each Emoji in Textopolis has been assigned one facial expression, something that makes it unique and stand out from the crowd. All except for Gene, a bouncy bundle of mixed emotions who is forever struggling to find the right expression. Together with his emoji buddies Hi-5 and Jailbreak, Gene embarks on a mission to lock in his desired ‘Meh’ character, but a firewall stops them in their tracks and the future of their world is on the line. Will Gene be able to rescue Textopolis? It all comes down to embracing what makes you unique and special.

If you prefer the happy face of Smiler or can’t stop giggling when you see Poop, Sweet Art has those covered too. That’s your ultimate Emoji party sorted!

The Emoji Movie is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD at all good retail stores across Australia.

To find out more about Universal Sony Pictures Australia and to take a closer look at The Emoji Movie visit www.theviewinglounge.com.au.

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