Disneynature’s Bears in Theaters Today! {Free Printable Activity Kit}

Just in time for Earth Day, Disneynature’s Bears is out today! The newest in the Disneynature series, Bears follows a bear family for a year and focuses on two sweet young cubs. The scenery is bound to be beautiful as it takes place in Alaska, and like all of the Disneynature films, you’ll get a fascinating insight into the lives of animals you’d never get to see otherwise.

Disneynature's Bears Cub

About the movie:

In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown
bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!

Back in August, I shared the trailer for Disneynature’s Bears & admitted to you all how I totally choked up watching it in front of a group of my peers. I chalked it up to pregnancy hormones and an irrational love of animals, and assumed that once I had the baby I wouldn’t be so emotionally invested in the movie. Yeah, totally not the case. In fact, it might be worse, now that I’m taking care of my baby and watching the Mama Bear take care of hers!

Disney Bears Cubs

Because I’m an emotional masochist, I plan on going to see Bears whenever we can get a night out. In the meantime, I’ll just be sitting here with a box of tissues watching the featurettes! I’ve included some below in case you’d like to join me.

If you’re looking for some fun Earth Day activities, feel free to download the free printable Bears Activity Pack by clicking on the image below. The kit includes a DIY mask,  animal fact cards, a matching game, a word search and more! Enjoy!

Free Printable Activity Kit for Disneynature's Bears Disney Earth Day

Disneynature’s Bears is in theaters everywhere now. You can learn more by liking Disneynature on Facebook & Twitter or check out the Bears website! &As a special bonus, if you see Bears during opening week, Disneynature will make a donation to the National Park Foundation through the Disney Worldwide Conservation fund to protect wildlife and wild places.

What animal do you want Disneynature to do a documentary about next?


New Planes: Fire & Rescue Trailer!

Last summer, Planes was a HUGE hit in our family. I’ve seen it quite a few times- starting at the red carpet premiere, then at the theater with Shane & Justin, and finally when we received it on Blu-ray {&I’ve seen it several times since}. Shane & I are both really excited to see what’s next for Dusty Crophopper this Summer in Planes: Fire & Rescue!

Planes Fire and Rescue

About the movie:

“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.

You can see the new trailer for the movie below:

Whether you’re new to the Planes movies or can quote every line, Planes: Fire & Rescue is going to be a must-see this July! In the meantime, you can follow Planes on Twitter or like the movie on Facebook!

Who is your favorite character from Planes?

Disney’s The Pirate Fairy Review & Tons of Free Printable Activity Sheets!

I’ve always been in love with all things Never Land. Peter Pan managed to combine my two favorite things as a kid: pirates and fairies. I went a little Tinker Bell crazy in high school- I was such a fan that my mom even started calling me Tinker Shell! While I don’t still keep notes on Tinker Bell patterned paper or use a Tinker Bell purse, I do still love Tink & am so thrilled that my son does, too. He has followed in my footsteps & loves anything in the Never Land universe as well- Jake & the Never Land Pirates, Peter Pan, and of course, the Disney Fairies movies!


The latest installment in the Disney Fairies movies is my favorite of the bunch, because once again my two favorites are united in one film. The new movie “The Pirate Fairy” introduces us to a new fairy, Zarina, as she leaves Pixie Hollow to become a pirate captain! She’s a fiery fairy who doesn’t quite follow the rules, so she runs away & goes on her own adventure. Of course, our favorite fairies want to help her and remind her who she really is. But will it be too late?


Zarina is voiced by Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan on Mad Men. The character of Zarina is a perfect fit for her. James, a pirate who turns out to be someone we all know & love to hate, was also perfectly cast and is voiced by Tom Hiddleston. We also get the see the origins of another famous Never Land character!


Shane has already watched this movie quite a few times {giving me a nice break from watching Frozen on repeat} &we both really enjoyed it! It’s always a good sign when a movie can hold a four-year-old’s attention for over an hour straight- he even wanted to watch the credits! You can check out the trailer below:

If you think your little ones would like it, be sure to pick it up- and also download some of these great free printable activity sheets!

Download Piratey Coloring & Puzzler Pages

Download Neverland Crafts

Download Pirate Arrr-ctivities

Buy It: The Pirate Fairy is available now on Blu-ray & DVD at most major retailers. You can also buy it online at Amazon- it’s currently on sale for a great price!

Who’s your favorite Never Land character?

Note: I received a copy of the movie to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Win Tickets to Muppets Most Wanted & Get a Coupon for Lipton! {Plus Free Printable Activity Sheets!}

This post is brought to you by Global Influence. All opinions are my own.

Muppets Most Wanted came out last week, and I’m so excited to take Shane! I grew up watching Muppet Babies & some Muppet specials, but Shane’s only seen The Muppets Christmas Carol, which he loves. He was too young to go see the first of the new Muppets movies {“The Muppets”}when it came out in 2011, but now that he’s old enough to go to the theater we’ll be watching the first one at home & then going to see Muppets Most Wanted!


If you’re planning to go see the movie, you might want to watch this video first. Every day, 10 pairs of movie tickets will be given out just for watching a video! Movie tickets aren’t exactly cheap &we always stop at the concessions counter so I know I’ll be entering.

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Even if you don’t win the movie tickets, you can still save money by downloading a coupon for Lipton tea products {available at Target} by watching the video! It’s a win-win situation for sure. {The official rules are available here.}

If your little ones are as excited to see the movie as Shane is, tide them over with these fun Muppets Most Wanted Activity Pages! Just click the image below {or click here} to download- the pack includes a printable to create your own Muppets Theater, a coloring page, a page on how to write invisible notes, a step-by-step lesson on drawing Kermit the Frog, a printable door hanger, &a set of memory cards!

Muppets Most Wanted Free Printable Activity Sheets

Who is your favorite Muppets character?

Celebrate Spring with Winnie the Pooh: Springtime With Roo on Blu-ray & Digital HD!

I received the movie featured to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Everyone loves Winnie the Pooh, and many of us grew up watching his adventures. Now to celebrate the arrival of Spring, Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo is available on Blu-Ray & Digital HD for the first time ever!

WTP Springtime Roo BD Combo art

About the movie:

Each year, Rabbit plays Easter Bunny, but this year, he’s decided it’s “Spring Cleaning Day,” and he orders everyone to hop to it: scrubbing, dusting, and mopping. All his pals are disappointed – especially little Roo – until Rabbit learns that putting others first and showing friends how much you care turns every day into a precious gift. Sparkling with unforgettable songs and a never-before-seen bonus treat, this delightful “egg-stravaganza” shows why love, hope and friendship are always in full bloom in the Hundred Acre Wood!

I watched this movie with Shane the other day & he absolutely loved it! We’re big on Winnie the Pooh here anyway, and Shane has been going crazy for Easter since Christmas was over! I asked Shane what his favorite part of the movie was and he said it was when Roo was hunting for Easter eggs- I think that’s just because he’s so excited to do it in a few weeks! My favorite part was basically anytime Eeyore said anything- he just cracks me up.

&Of course, what’s a Winnie the Pooh movie without some fun songs? Get a sneak peek below of one of Tigger’s shining moments:

Buy It: You can find Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo on Blu-ray/Digital combo pack at most mass retailers or online for the MSRP of $29.99 {currently on sale on Amazon for just $18.49}

What’s your favorite Winnie the Pooh movie or story?

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