Friday, October 25, 2013

#monstersUniversity Review of the new 3 Disc BluRay set of DVDS, coming out on DVD Oct 29! @monstersU #ad

Product Details
Actors: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn
Directors: Dan Scanlon
Writers: Dan Scanlon, Daniel Gerson, Robert L. Baird
Producers: Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Kori Rae, Lee Unkrich
Format: AC-3, Animated, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen, Multiple Formats
Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), English (DTS-HD High Res Audio), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Subtitles: French, Spanish, English
Dubbed: French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Number of discs: 3
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: October 29, 2013
Run Time: 104 minutes



My Review of this movie!

It's amazing how realistic the animation on Pixar films has become. I swear even movies with actual people in them weren't as realistic as cartoons can be today!

The movie starts out good, grabs you by the seat and takes you on a fun, fast paced story that shows you how Mike and Sully actually met and became friends.

This movie was sad, but leave it to Disney to get right to the bottom of your heart and tug on your heartstrings. My kids were completely captivated while watching this movie. I remember hearing it was coming out over a year ago- and being so SO excited. Monsters Inc is one of my favorite "non-princess" Disney films. Even though it is Pixar, it is also DISNEY-Pixar now.
Or maybe it was always. I have a throbbing headache that is about to turn into a migraine.
Somebody call a doctor- a nurse.. heck anybody!
I always thought, wow if they did a sequel to that movie- it would be awesome! SO naturally- I jumped at the chance to review this BlockBuster BluRay set for the girls.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Disney’s “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.
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One of the early concept drawings of an early Mike in college was dated 2008, which goes to show you just how long this Monsters Inc prequel has actually been in development. It’s kind of amazing that we only learned that it would be a prequel story-line earlier this year. To give you an idea of the timeline, Ratatouille was just completed when they began concept work for this film — it was that long ago.

I also heard that Pixar toured actual college campuses to prepare for the story and animation for this movie! Little facts like that are so neat, ot to mention impressive that much work goes into a movie. It's the little details, things you would never think. But it makes sense.

Mom and Dad will love hearing familiar voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Steve Buscemi! My kids kept talking about the movie for days, giggling at parts of it at breakfast the next day over waffles!

In college you meet many different interesting and sometimes strange characters, and MU is no different. There are all sorts of monsters; frat monsters, nerd monsters and goth monsters, as well as an assortment of Monster professors.

Facts about movie found on:"Slashfilm.com"



Well that concludes my review of this 3 disc set, BluRay, Standard Def, and Digital Copy of Monsters University by Disney Pixar, and if you can't tell.. we totally loved it!

If you take our word for it. Buy this movie now! I left links to purchase on Amazon, Walmart & Target!


Amazon: 24.99
Walmart:: 24.99
Target: $29.99


Also, if you are in some need of entertainment for yourself and the kiddies (either/or) Do be sure to check out the Monsters University website by typing into your browser, "   www.MonstersUniversity.com   "
Check out the site, it REALLY looks like a professional collegiate website, legit!
I even took a screenshot just in case y'all didn't believe me!

Underneath that pic, at the VERY bottom of this post, you'll fiind that boring disclosure, but you'll also find links to follow Monsters University on Social Networks, like Twitter and Facebook!

Thanks for reading my review of this movie!
Casey Colette
Mommy Blogger @
Locomotion of Expressions

PS- the ULTIMATE 4 disc set Collectors Edition is not out until the 29th!!! Nor is the DVD set I reviewed. The Ultimate set is just like mine, only has the 3D version of the movie.

Monstersuniversity.com/edu




Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my rules/disclosure policy.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

#holidayGIFTguide Nick Jr #Victorious #calendar #TMNT #bathRobe & #doraTHEexplorer outfit


Here are some of the things that Nickelodeon and Nick Jr wanted to send us this holiday season for our Holiday Gift Guide for Locomotion of Expressions!
How thoughtful!


Please check out these pics to see how adorable my daughters are in these items, and find up-to-date prices and links to purchase them for your little loved one this upcoming holiday season too!

They are sure to please! My kids, (as you can see.. clearly LOVE them!)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Boys Robe

Get comfy in this green robe featuring graphics of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Even though this robe clearly states it is for BOYS, we do not let that deter us. The one disappointment though is I wanted this robe because her other robe was a "SM" and getting far too little on her. This robe is only an inch longer in the sleeves and hem, meaning I should've ordered the next size up probably. It fits, but it won't fit long and that was kinda the point is to get one I did not have to replace next year. My recommendation, buy robes 2 sizes too big or more to ensure they are comfy and long(er) lasting. I found it on amazon but only in sizes 4 and 6. But it is much less than the Suggested Retail Price of 40 bucks, coming in at only 24, a much better deal. Love me some Amazon.
SRP $40.00




Victorious 2014 Wall Calendar




Spend the year with the cast of Victorious! This 12” w x 11” h, 16-month wall calendar features 13 unique images and a full-size, functional grid ideal for scheduling and planning.
SRP $14.99
Ahh- I tried so hard to hide this from her to give to her at a later time, but it just didn't work. Then I was so mad she found it, that I hid it again and now I don't even know where it is. Here's to hoping I find it at least by November of '14. 
*Sigh!*

It is full retail price on Calendars.com 


Dora the Explorer Toddler Girls Fashion Top & Legging Set


Dance the night away with Dora in this dazzling top and leggings set!  A purple-trimmed graphic top and matching pair of purple leggings completes the perfect outfit for any dancing diva.

Devonny has been begging to wear this outfit since we got it. She opened up the box before I could stop her. She grabbed it this am, (as you can see pictured) in her warm fuzzy footed nightie and said "I wanna put this on, got get your camera!" LOL! So even though it was weather appropriate, I let her wear it, and kept saying "Don't I look pretty?"  Of course she does! DUH!!!!
SRP $30.00 but you can find it on amazon from 14$ to 28$ w Free Super Saver Shipping (on orders over $25!) it depends on what size you buy. The 2T for instance is only 14.99 but the 6X is $28.99)  I also saw it on Ebay!

I want to thank Dio and all the people at Nickelodeon's PR for sending us great items to review for Christmas-time.. or whatever holiday you celebrate this holiday season. Give the gift that keeps on giving, heart felt toys and clothes that the kids NEED and especially love!!!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my rules/disclosure policy.


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This blog post is part of a sponsored SocialMoms and Seattle’s Best Coffee blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

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Seattle’s Best Coffee on Facebook: Facebook.com/SeattlesBestCoffee
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DISCLOSURE: “This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Seattle’s Best Coffee blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.”

@TaiPeiAsianFood #coupon “Good Fortune in Every Box™” #spon #taiPeiFoods single-serve entrees #gotToTry #tasteTest

Please note -This is a SocialMoms sponsored post for Tai Pei Foods. 
 Have you ever had a break form the kids and the husband and been so hungry and just had snack foods on hand? Who wants to make a full family meal for just ONE?  With single serve entrees by Tai Pei Foods, you'll be able to reach up into that ice chest and grab something quick and easy andf affordable and healthier! Please visit a store near you to try out Tai Pei®, a delicious line of Frozen Single Serve entrées.
Here is a store locator: Taipeifood.com/WhereToBuy. Try a couple different varieties of the classic options and the new Tai Pei Asian Garden line and compare!   I like the Mango Chicken. Fruit and Meat go together so yummy in Asian foods. Oohh, now y'all got me thinking about some Orange Chicken. So yum!


I also liked the Cashew Chicken for years now, and of the new Asian garden line, you have simply GOT to try the Sesame Chicken. I stick with what I love, you know? Speaking of "stick" do stick around the store until you find the delicious Pot Stickers I got to try with a complimentary VIP coupon they sent me and they literally melted in my mouth! So good tasted like Take Out Chinese  maybe even better! Plus, no tip to the delivery driver. Straight from your microwave to your MOUTH! Yum!!!!

About Tai Pei®:
What if you could enjoy an authentic Asian-style takeout experience right from home? Tai Pei® features restaurant-inspired varieties of frozen Asian-style cuisine, packaged in a fun, takeout-style box that’s ready to eat in just minutes. Now that’s “Good Fortune in Every Box™!”

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Monday, October 21, 2013

@DelMonteFresh @DelMonte Fruit Squeezers plus $50 Walmart Gift Card #flashGiveaway ends on 10/26!


DISCLOSUREThe Del Monte products, information, gift pack, and gift card have been provided by Del Monte.

Here's your chance to learn about some great new products by Del Monte and win a walMart Gift Card at the same time!!!  BTW - My kids LOVED these Squeezers!!

At the bottom of this post you can gain a few, actually 11 entries. 

You can type: " I want to win!"

You can tell me in another, different comment (with an email address in at least one comment please) something you learned or liked about the product.

You can visit their website and tell me on the ·   Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers on Walmart.com How many calories does it say each pack has and what flavor do you see?

The final entry is to share this post by liking it, giving it a +, tweeting it, pinning an image on Pinterest, please mention me on Twitter & Pinterest as " @1caseycolette " and #locomotionOFexpressions with an ending dat 10/26

You can come back and do 1 different social network each day, leaving a link to your share.

or follow " @DelMonte "

BONUS Entry answer a question (info  IS in this post): 

"What significant happened in nineteen seventy three at Del Monte companies?"


11 Possible Entries! Each comment counts as one entry, so all comments should be separated.

Good luck and thanks for entering to win a $50 Walmart Gift Card and a sampling of DelMonte Squeezers here in this FLASH giveaway on Locomotion of Expressions!~

This giveaway will end on 10/26 at NOON Eastern! Entrant will have 36 hours to respond to winning email with a shipping address.

There is a bonus entry but you have to read about Del Monte, and answer a question, so start reading about this great new product, plus my review of it too!!!


About Fruit Burst Squeezers
Made in the U.S.A., Del Monte Fruit Burst™ Squeezers contain 1 ½ servings of fruit or fruit and veggies and are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. In addition, Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers contain no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup.
                Fruit + Veggie Varieties:
-          Peach-Mango: Pear puree concentrate, water, pumpkin juice concentrate, peach puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, carrot juice concentrate, carrot puree, mango puree concentrate, natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.
-          Blueberry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pumpkin juice concentrate, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, carrot puree, blueberry puree concentrate, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), citric acid.
Simply Fruit Varieties:
-          Apple Cinnamon: Pear puree concentrate, water, apple puree concentrate, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), cinnamon, malic acid.
-          Mixed Berry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, natural flavors, strawberry puree, red raspberry puree concentrate, blueberry puree concentrate, fruit and vegetable extracts for color, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), malic acid.
-          Strawberry: Pear puree concentrate, water, pear juice concentrate, strawberry puree concentrate, natural flavors, carmine, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), malic acid.

Available at your local Walmart, be sure to add these squeezable snacks to your cart while picking up essentials for your family! 


The box they sent the squeezers in, legit y'all it looked like a real crate. Even my daughter though it was real when she walked in from school and saw it on the table. marketing at it's best. Makes me proud. A+ presentation Del Monte PR!  Moving on... 

I am sad to say they wanted me to make a day by day thing of it, and my kids had the squeezers gone by day 2. Hungry Hungry Hippos. I wish they would have sent me more of them. Especially since I have 2 kids, and friends/neighbors kids over sometimes.  I could've got 5 packs of fruit squeezers at Walmart for a few bucks - I am just used to being compensated for my blog efforts better. But at least the presentation was good and the kids like it. I am just butt-hurt. It more work than they realize.

These squeezy packs of goodness remind me of the applesauce that comes in a drinkable pouch 
with spot. But these are better since it is more than just applesauce, but a tasty way to ensure that your children are getting the right amount of vitamins and nutrients  Sneaking veggies in can be hard, you know this! Especially since it is the month of October, and all these Halloween Recipes are floating around on Pinterest. All the candy and treats associated with October require some handy packets of TLC in fruit AND veggie form! These are up to the task!!

Del Monte cans more than 1/3 of all canned fruits and more than 1/4 of all canned vegetables in the United States. AND- In 1973 Del Monte was the first major food processor in the U.S. to include nutrition labels on its products.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my rules/disclosure policy.

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DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical @shreksteronline #DVDreview



The greatest fairy tale never told comes to life as never before in DreamWorks’ Shrek The Musical, the highly acclaimed Broadway production based on the smash-hit movie. Shrek The Musical received eight  2009 Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical, winning Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tim Hatley) and received a Grammy Award® nomination for Best Musical Show Album. Fans can join in on the performance with sing along Shrek-tastic songs on the Deluxe Edition Blu-ray™ + DVD + Digital HD™ or single-disc DVD!
We absolutely loved all of the songs, dances and how hilarious each character was. The actress playing Fiona was super funny! My daughters loved Shrek anfd Donkey the best though!  as she performed her songs and dance routines. I think she was my daughter's favorite in this and Donkey of course was my little boys favorite as he is in the cartoon movies. I was cleaning the house and dancing around sweeping the living room as they watched it. How is that for multi-tasking? All the while probably checking email on my Blackberry. :-)



But, this is definitely a great add to your Shrek movie collections. A great movie for the entire family that will have you singing and dancing along as you watch! Buy it now! 
Shrek The Musical (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) under 20$ @ WalMart AND 
Amazon
Shrek the Musical (DVD)  $14.99 @ BestBuy



Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Shrek: The Musical at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.

@ShreksterOnline
Facebook.com/shrekthemusicalonbroadway

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. Your experience with the product may differ from mine. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my rules/disclosure policy.

Read more: http://1caseycolette.blogspot.com/2013/10/clean-safe-natural-cleansafe4u.html#ixzz2iNKHt1M1