Since we got a little bit of snow and ice yesterday, I am so glad we had some new Disney Movies to keep the kids occupied. On Tuesday, Minnie lovers everywhere, (or at least one little girl in the Black household) were very pleased upon the arrival of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie's Masquerade (with Mickey Mote). If you're not familiar with the Mickey Mote, it's the greatest thing since sliced bread! It's a Mickey shaped, child friendly remote control! By choosing the Discovery mode in the movie's menu screen your child, after a quick and easy set up for the Mickey Mote (it's easy, I promise!!) will be responding to questions throughout the movie about scenes they just watched by pressing one of the four color-coded buttons on the device: a yellow star, green circle, orange triangle or blue square. Discovery mode features two levels of play to grow with your child. The Mickey Mote can be used with any Disney Preschool DVD that includes the Discovery Mode feature. To date there are more than 11 titles that can be used with the remote control, just take a look at the back of the package to make sure.
My little Emily is a HUGE Mickey Mouse fan, but especially loves Minnie Mouse. So, when we receive a copy of Minnie's Masquerade for review, she was happy that SHE got a video to watch. She was especially excited to find that this DVD features four playful Minnie-themed adventures previously seen on the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse TV show, a never-before-seen episode, and a free paper mask with festive embellishments that kids can personalize. Of course my princess enjoyed watching Minnie with her very own masquerade mask. In this episode Minnie needs some help getting everything ready for her party including making royal crowns for their costumes, searching for Sir Goofalot’s lost shoe, stringing up paper lanterns and much, much more. At the ball, Professor Von Drake hosts the great Clubhouse Costume Show and gives out prize ribbons to all the friends who have dressed up in some funny and fancy costumes.
If you have a pre-schooler, or even a pre-schooler and a couple of Elementary schoolers, this one is a must have for your collection! With the addition of the Mickey-Mote and the customizeable mask, it will be an enjoyable day for all.
As a way of saying Thank You to the loyal readers of CrAzY Working Mom, here is the link to a printable $5 off coupon toward your purchase of this title! But hurry, offer expires on February 14, 2011.
Also available this week from Disney, The Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 Blu-ray™ Combo Pack! In this action packed sequel Papi and Chloe return to the big screen with a bang. They tie the knot and have a litter of puppies, thus making their family and adventures much bigger. Although the cast changed a bit from the first movie, George Lopez is still the voice of Papi and as he is tossed into the role of fatherhood, he learns that sometimes being a parent is much harder than just being a "grown up". This movie is a great tale of family sticking together and proving that no matter who you are or how big you are, you can be a hero!
This DVD is packed with bonus features including a sneak peak at Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure (EEEEK!!!), The Music Video to “This is My Paradise” By Bridgit Mendler, and Blooper Faux Paws (my personal favorite!). I am a sucker for Bloopers, so I thought I'd share some with you here.
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