Giveaway-Disney’s Mary Poppins On Bluray March 19, 2019

Giveaway Disney’s Mary Poppins On Bluray March 19, 2019

In Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt (“A Quiet Place,” “The Girl on the Train”) stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”) plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light—and life—to the streets of London.

 “Mary Poppins Returns” is directed by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”). The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca (“Into the Woods”) based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. (“La La Land”) with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman (“Smash”) and Shaiman. The film also stars Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”) as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) as Jane Banks; Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

 PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children’s book “Mary Poppins.” However, the subsequent adventures of Mary Poppins remained only on the pages of the seven other PL Travers’ books…until now. “Mary Poppins Returns” is drawn from the wealth of material in these additional books. The film takes place in 1930s Depression-era London 24 years after the first film was set. Michael Banks works for the same financial institution that employed his father and still lives at 17 Cherry Tree Lane with his three children, Annabel, John and Georgie and their housekeeper Ellen. Carrying on in her mother’s tradition, Jane Banks campaigns for workers’ rights and provides a helping hand to Michael’s family. When the family suffers a personal loss, Mary Poppins magically re-enters their lives and with Jack’s help, brings joy and wonder back into their home.  

 GIVEAWAY: Enter on the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a copy of Mary Poppins on bluray/dvd/digital! Giveaway ends March 25th, 2019 at 11:59pm. (USA/18+ only) Thank you for entering.

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Disclosure: All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Giveaway copies provided by Disney Pictures. Contact me for collabs at OR @3decades3kids across all social media platforms.

Should I Take My Kids To See The Wonder Park In Theaters Now?

Wonder Park In Theaters Now! We Have The Inside Scoop On The Movie. Should I Take My Child?

Every time another new movie comes out, everyone wonders if they should take their children. Will the movie be too scary? Will it cause nightmares? Is there cursing? Is something inappropriate going to happen that I will have to spend time explaining later? All of these questions swirl in our minds before we pony up for the popcorn, drinks and candy.  Our family was invited to a fun movie screening and carnival to celebrate the opening of Wonder Park in theaters!

I have to admit that I did hold a breath a bit during this movie. After being to movie after movie where the mother or father die, it was actually refreshing to me that THIS movie had a HAPPY ending! It’s a great movie for kids. It does have a bit of heartache in the movie, but just like in life, children need to know how to deal with heartache. I think that the movie shows a more realistic view of just how affected children are when someone in their life gets sick or ends up in the hospital. I know recently my hubby landed in the hospital for six days and my tween daughter was extremely worried about the entire situation. I think this movie can help kids see that sometimes they are worrying for nothing and that, just like in the movie, there is a very happy ending. I also think that kids will enjoy the entire Wonder Park (Wonderland) part of the movie. 

The movie is filled with fun characters and friends! Your family will be taken into the world of Wonderland and end up cheering for happiness and imagination. It’s a great story starter for parents and kids and a great jump into boosting our children’s imaginations! I would definitely follow up this movie with an empty box, pipe cleaners, glue, scissors , straws, popsicle sticks and markers! Let the creativity begin! Let the conversation begin! See you at the movies!

Wondering what the movie is about? Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive. One magical day, June is running through the woods to find her way home where she discovers an old roller coaster car and climbs inside. She suddenly finds herself in Wonderland, an amusement park she had created in her mind and put aside. All of her rides and characters are brought to life but are falling into disarray without her. Now, with the help of her fun and lovable park characters, June will have to put the wonder back in Wonderland before it is lost forever.

Cast: Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Norbert Leo Butz, Brianna Denski and Ken Hudson Campbell

Disclosure: Media Invite provided to Wonder Park screening and Carnival Party. All opinions are that of my own and honest. They do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact Diane Sullivan at OR @3decades3kids across all social media networks. 

Cinemark, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies Bring Wonder Park to Life in Select Theatres

Cinemark, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies Bring Wonder Park to Life in Select Theatres Across the Nation with Imagination Destination 
The feature film will be presented in state-of-the-art D-BOX theatres with RealD 3D technology Cinemark, a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, is partnering with Paramount Pictures, RealD 3D and D-BOX to provide families in select cities a special experience – Imagination Destination – to celebrate the release of Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies’ Wonder Park. The festivities will kick off on Saturday, March 16 and will feature a variety of activities and discounted offerings to all Wonder Park ticket holders. Imagination Destination activations will be hosted exclusively in 25 Cinemark theatres across the country.

“We are thrilled to host exciting events in partnership with Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies to release Wonder Park,” said Wanda Gierhart, chief global marketing officer for Cinemark. “At Cinemark, we’re always looking to innovate and elevate our customers’ experience. With pop-up activations such as Imagination Destination and presenting the film in D-BOX theatres with RealD 3D technology, we’re providing more than just the traditional moviegoing experience, but rather a chance for families to make memories.”

Families will have the opportunity to experience the movie’s themes of creativity, imagination and friendship through an array of fun-filled activities to celebrate the Wonder Park release including:

Gift of Wonder Park collector prints, while supplies last;
A coloring station with a selection of themed activity sheets;
A temporary tattoo and face painting station;
Photo opportunities with cut-outs of characters from the movie;
Special giveaways and special concession offerings:
$5.00 large popcorn with one free refill on same day
$4.00 large fountain or frozen drink with one free refill on same day
$2.00 regular hot dogs
$3.00 any packaged candy
$1.00 discount on Kids Snack Pack

“We are excited to partner with innovative companies like Cinemark, D-Box and RealD 3D who bring movies to life through the powerful, shared moviegoing experience in theatres, said Patricia Gonzalez, senior vice president, in-theatre marketing, Paramount Pictures. “Wonder Park is a magical, animated adventure and we’re delighted kids and family will get the chance to enjoy fun festivities and giveaways at Imagination Destination that help commemorate the opening of the film in a special way.”

Wonder Park will be shown in Cinemark’s’ D-BOX theatres where moviegoers can experience the magic of the film that pulls guests into the story like never before with harmonized audio and video, expansive wall-to-wall screens and state-of-the art RealD 3D technology. “We are very happy to partner with Cinemark, Paramount Pictures and RealD 3D on this very special project,” says Claude Mc Master, president and CEO of D-BOX. “Our state-of-the-art immersive motion technology is the perfect way to enjoy the full effect of Wonder Park and D-BOX will offer the ultimate fun family movie experience.”

Interested? These are the theaters you can find this amazing event at: The Imagination Destination Stations will be hosted in the following Cinemark D-BOX theatre locations: Albuquerque, NM; Pflugerville, Texas; Hanover, MD; Colorado Springs, CO; Plano, Texas; Davenport, Iowa; Pharr, Texas; Manchester, CT; The Woodlands, Texas; Webster, Texas; Jacksonville, FL; Lancaster, Calif.; Oxnard, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Davie, FL; Oklahoma City OK; Tarentum, PA; Portland OR; Elk Grove, Calif.; Union City, Calif.; San Jose, Calif.; San Bruno, Calif.; Tucson, AZ.

Guests can purchase their tickets and learn more at For more information about Cinemark D-Box, visit

Giveaway- Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Swag Pack Giveaway!

Giveaway- Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase! Swag Pack Giveaway! In Theaters March 15

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After the death of his wife, Carson Drew decides to leave Chicago behind and make a fresh start with his daughter 16-year-old daughter Nancy in River Heights. Nancy is asked by Flora to help solve the ghostly activity at her home, the Twin Elms mansion. Can she help explain the creaking footsteps, exploding lightbulbs and the ominous creature? Is it the handiwork of high-school bully Derek Barnes? Or is it possible that the ghost of original owner Malcolm Colfax is back for revenge? Recruiting her best friends George and Bess, along with local “mean girl” Helen, Nancy Drew is on the case!


Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase stars:

Sophia Lillis (IT and “Sharp Objects”) as Nancy Drew
Sam Trammell (“True Blood” and “This is Us”) as Carson Drew (Nancy’s father)
Linda Lavin (“The Good Wife” and Alice) as Flora
Andrea Anders (“Joey” and “Better Off Ted”) as Hannah (Nancy’s Aunt)
Laura Slade Wiggins (“Shameless”) as Helen
Zoe Renee (“The Quad”) as George
Mackenzie Graham (The Purge) as Bess

In Theaters March 15

Who doesn’t love an epic mystery?

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase is an all-new film coming to theaters on March 15 from Warner Bros., Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Red 56.

GIVEAWAY: The iconic mystery solving teenager from the classic Nancy Drew books is back with an all-new feature length film that will keep you guessing until the very end!  We are super excited about this giveaway!

Swag Pack includes:
– Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase – film t-shirt
– Nancy Drew Escape Room Sticker Sheet (4″x6″)
– Nancy Drew – Earbuds & pouch

How do I enter? We have the Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Escape Room & Mystery Match. Check out the new Escape Room & Mystery Match Blog App and tell me what your favorite clue in the room was! Email me at and tell me your favorite CLUE in the room was after you check out the blog app. Winner will be chosen at on March 22 and contacted by email to confirm address. Good Luck all! (18+/USA only).

Welcome to the Interactive Nancy Drew Escape Room – to escape, you must solve riddles and find items to uncover the three numbers needed to open to door. Good Luck!

In the Mystery Match Video Puzzle, use your mouse to click + drag puzzle pieces to unlock clips from the film.

Each household is only eligible to win Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase – Theatrical Pack via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Celebrates International Women’s Day #BalanceForBetter #IWD2019

 Balance must be restored!

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Celebrates International Women’s Day


If you know me you already know that I was a BOYMOM for SIXTEEN years before Emm came along! Honestly, having a daughter changed how I looked at the world and how I raised her. Having a daughter made me a better woman, a better mother. It gave me a vision of life through a little girl’s eyes. I promised myself she would have the same confidence and opportunities that my sons were presented with being boys.  In recognition of International Women’s Day, DreamWorks Animation has assembled the cast, crew and young fans of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power to remind girls around the world they have the power to achieve anything they set their mind to.  In a newly released video, the cast of She-Ra, including Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Lauren Ash (Scorpia), Marcus Scribner (Bow), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Merit Leighton (Frosta), Krystal Joy Brown (Netossa) and executive producer Noelle Stevenson open up about what She-Ra and its positive portrayals of women and girls means to them and the impact it has on the young audience who watches the show.

Led by Stevenson, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power features a wide variety of female characters brought to life by a diverse voice cast, with an all-female writers room, majority female crew, and a dedication to centering the stories of women in a way that both children and adults can relate to. The series is showing young audiences that no matter how they look or who they choose to be, they are worthy of love, respect, and a starring role in the stories they adore. Join She-Ra in fighting the good fight – and forge a #BalanceforBetter in the world.

DreamWorks Animation has also created resources and activity sheets for parents, teachers and caregivers to utilize in reinforcing the important messages that International Women’s Day aims to spread:

  • She-Ra IWD Video Discussion Guide – stimulate important discussion with children
  • My Hero Book – find your inner balanced hero
  • Balance for Better Labyrinth Game – call upon the strengths and skills of others
  • Heroic Support Pyramid Game – strive for greater balance in our world

Disclosure:  All opinions are that of Diane Sullivan and do not reflect the views of the parent company represented. Contact me for collabs at or @3decades3kids across all social media networks.