Peter Pan Live! Airing on NBC, Thursday, December 4th @ 8 PM (EST) / 7 PM (CST) #PeterPanLIVE

Peter Pan is a real favorite around here. A magical story that brings back fun memories of my own childhood, and of course when my girl’s were young. Now, we get to create new memories with our granddaughters.

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Thursday, December 4 at 8/7c, NBC is bringing Peter Pan Live! to life with stars Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle and Minnie Driver, and my family could not be more excited.

It’s going to be spectacular! Just check out the official NBC trailer below.

You can enjoy more clips of Peter Pan Live! here online, including additioanl trailers, mash-ups, and fun peeks at behind the scenes.

There is also a Peter Pan Live! educational study guide to share here. The study guide introduces kids to the iconic characters, irrepressible adventures, and inspirational songs from this Broadway classic with activities designed to generate excitement, engagement, and discussion before, during, and after the live broadcast.

I recently received a box of goodies to help create a fun Peter Pan Live! viewing experience with our girls.

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Crocodile puppet, pirate hook hands, and swords, everything we need to turn our living room into Neverland… including a special bottle of fairy sparkles. Our girls are for-sure going to have fun with all of this.

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Fly right in and tweet with me (@5_dollarshake) and several other bloggers during the broadcast of Peter Pan Live! on Thursday, December 4 at 8/7c using the hashtag #PeterPanLive.

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Trailer Park Tuesday, Pitch Perfect 2 #BardenBellas #PitchPerfect 2

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The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.

Director: Elizabeth Banks

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld, Alexis Knapp, Katey Sagal, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine.

In theaters: May 15, 2015

Let the countdown begin! We’re super excited about this sequel. Planning to see it opening night with my teenage daughter.

How about you? Did you see Pitch Perfect? Any plans to see Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters?

Disney’s Into The Woods, new trailer and character posters #IntoTheWoods

I am beyond excited about Disney’s Into The Woods coming to the big screen! Just out the new movie trailer, and stunning character posters.

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy), all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch (Meryl Streep), who has put a curse on them.

Rob Marshall, the acclaimed filmmaker behind the Academy Award®-winning musical “Chicago” and Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” directs the film, which is based on the Tony®-winning original musical by James Lapine, who also penned the screenplay, and legendary composer Stephen Sondheim, who provides the music and lyrics. Produced by John DeLuca, Marshall, “Wicked” producer Marc Platt and Callum McDougall, “Into the Woods” will be released in theaters December 25, 2014.

Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a Baker and his Wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the Witch who has put a curse on them.

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Not yet familiar with Into The Woods? Here a few notes you should know.

  •  Into the Woods” premiered on Broadway on November 5, 1987, at the Martin Beck Theatre. The production, which ran for 764 performances, won Tony® Awards for Best Score, Best Book of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Among other awards, the musical received five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. “Into the Woods” has been produced around the world, including a 1988 U.S. tour, a 1990 West End production and Broadway and London revivals, in addition to a television production, DVD recording and a 10-year-anniversary concert.
  •  The big-screen adaptation welcomes songs from the stage musical, including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” among others.
  •  The award-winning production team includes: Oscar® winner Dion Beebe (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) as director of photography; Oscar winner Dennis Gassner (“Bugsy,” “Quantum of Solace”) as production designer; and three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Chicago,” “Alice In Wonderland”) as costume designer.

Like Into The Woods on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods !

Into The Woods will be theaters December 24, 2014!

I see a holiday trip to the movies this year for my family!

How about you? Do you think you’ll see Disney’s Into The Woods?

Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD 11/4 #FHEInsiders

Just in Time for the Holidays, Rio 2 is Back with a Limited Edition Sing-Along!

Sing-along with your favorites including: Billboards Rising Star Award® Winner Janelle Monae, Tony Award® Winner Kristin Chenoweth, Anne Hathaway, Grammy Award® Winners Bruno Mars & Jamie Fox & More!

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Now you can sing-along with your favorite characters to songs What is Love, I Will Survive, Rio Rio & more! Come take a walk on the wild side with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, George Lopez and an incredible flock of all-star talent in this soaring sequel to the animated hit comedy Rio!

Blu-ray™ Special Features

  • Rio 1 Refresher
  • Birds & Beats: The Singing Talents of Rio 2
  • I Will Survive multi-language music video

Rio 2 Sing-a-long Edition coming to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD on November 14, 2014!

Watch for more Rio 2 Sing-a-long fun, including free activity sheets and a Blu-ray copy giveaway to be posted soon.

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Free Muppets Most Wanted Activity Sheets

The Muppets are back in the globe-trotting, star-studded musical comedy adventure Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted,” available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and On-Demand August 12th, 2014!

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From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey, this must-own family film makes its in-home debut with THREE versions of the film: The Original Theatrical Cut, the Statler and Waldorf Cut, and The Unnecessarily Extended Cut, featuring hilarious bonus content, plus more music, more mayhem, and more Muppets!

In-celebration of this fun release, I have free activity sheets to share with my readers!

Help Kermit escape from the Siberian gulag maze, test your Muppets Most Wanted knowledge, help the gang spot the difference then brighten up the weekend with some coloring!

Download Muppets Most Wanted Activity Games

“Into the Woods” teaser trailer & first film images #IntoTheWoods

“Into the Woods” is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Anna Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy)—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden & Emily Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Meryl Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine, “Into the Woods” is a humorous and heartfelt musical that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

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Like Into The Woods on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyIntoTheWoods !

Into The Woods will be theaters December 25, 2014!

Oh, can it be Christmas now? Please. This looks so good.

Free Rio 2 Activity Sheets #Rio2Insiders

Get ready to shake your tail feathers! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment takes you deep into the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest for the most fun you’ll have all summer, as RIO 2 debuts on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD July 15!

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In celebration of this fun release I have free activity sheets to share!

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Watch for several exciting Rio 2 blog posts coming soon, including a giveaway!

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

New Trailer – Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted #MuppetsMostWanted

The new trailer for Disney’s Muppets Most Wanted is out, and I couldn’t be more excited! I grew up with The Muppets, and I still love them to this day.

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Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the big screen March 21, 2014.

Starring Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell and Tina Fey, Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour where they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper.

In theatres everywhere on March 14th!

Stay social with The Muppets:

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, you can even follow Real Miss Piggy!