One of my favorite people to interview is Sofia Carson. I was lucky enough to talk with her and Sabrina Carpenter when Adventures in Babysitting was coming out, and now again for Descendants 2. Sofia is insanely sweet – and it makes me feel good that my young daughters look up to her. After the interview, I mentioned how my oldest wants to be Evie, and Sofia made a video for the kids of us bloggers! I can tell you that I earned some serious cool mom points because of that.
China McClain is joining the cast of Descendants in Descendants 2 as Uma, Ursula’s daughter. Ursula has always been one of my favorite Disney Villains so I was eager to learn about Uma when in LA for the Descendants 2 Event a couple months ago. From the footage we were lucky enough to see, Uma is pretty amazing. She is strong and powerful, and China plays her perfectly.
I grew up watching Tom and Jerry – and have since shared my love for them with my daughters. My girls are 4 and 6 and some of the biggest Tom and Jerry fans out there. I was shocked to see them sit and watch the old cartoons for hours. I mean, they would watch episode after episode. It surprised me mostly because in many of them (maybe all?), Tom and Jerry don’t talk, which I figured might be a little boring for younger kids.
I remember playing Castlevania when I was younger. It was always one of my favorite games (and still is). Because of this I am really excited about the Netflix Original Series, Castlevania. It hits Netflix on July 7th and I will be watching it for sure! On the same day, the soundtrack will be released from Lakeshore Records. I was lucky enough to check this out ahead of time and it has me even more excited for the series to be out!
I have been reading Marvel comic books for as long as I can remember. One of my favorites has always been the Inhumans. I tend to really like the people from other planets, hence why Guardians of the Galaxy is also another one of my favorite teams. Something about Black Bolt though, has always intrigued me. The fact that by just muttering a word, he can destroy so much, is pretty brilliant. When I first heard that Marvel was going to do something with the Inhumans, I was thrilled. Then we were told the movie was being put on the back burner. All of a sudden, an Inhumans show on ABC was being talked about and I was beyond excited. Medusa and Black Bolt are one of my favorite comic book couples and I cannot wait to see what happens with them.
I have two young daughters – ages 4 and 6 – and they are huge Strawberry Shortcake fans. I admit, I may have had a little bit to do with that seeing as I have been a fan since I was a little girl. The fact that they are making new shows (and that we can still find the old ones I used to watch) has really solidified my love for the series. Cuddling up on the couch with them and watching a few episodes brings nostalgia to a whole new level, as I remember doing the same with my mom.
In our house, we love Shaun the Sheep. I have watched stuff from him for as long as I can remember, and I just love that my girls are fans now too. We went to see the Shaun the Sheep movie in theaters and it is one of our best family memories. Naturally, we were thrilled to receive an advance copy of the newest Shaun the Sheep DVD, Animal Antics! Shaun the Sheep: Animal Antics arrives on DVD and Digital HD June 13 from Lionsgate. With seven laugh out loud episodes and new special features, this DVD is a must have for families!
There are a handful of shows that both my daughters and I enjoy watching. One of those is Gwen Stefani’s animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku! Kuu Kuu Harajuku: Music, Baby!, contains 14 episodes from Season One and will be available on DVD on June 13th 2017. This series currently airs on Nickelodeon and we record it so we can always watch it together as a family. It is one of our favorite shows – and one I think just about anyone will love!
There is almost nothing I enjoy more than cuddling up with my daughters and watching a movie or a few TV shows. Some of our favorites include The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That and Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. So we were all excited when NCircle Entertainment sent us copies of their May titles and they included those! There is also Guess How Much I Love You, which is one of our favorite books to read, and Super 4, which is from playmobil!
My daughters are 4 and 5 years old, so you know they are My Little Pony fans. We have just about everypony available in multiple toy form. I am talking stuffed animals, mini-ponies, medium ponies, large ponies – not to mention all the clothes and accessories we have featuring these friends. Don’t get me wrong though, I love them just as much as my daughters do. In fact, we just added a My Little Comic Book to our pull list…so that we can read it with our daughters of course – not for my husband and myself to read…maybe.