DISNEY SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS!! Give-Away!!

Ok, I am breaking my rule about not mentioning anything Christmas related until AFTER Thanksgiving because this is just too darned cute NOT to mention!

When the nice people at Disney asked if I would join other bloggers in spreading the word and holding a give-away for my readers I was more than happy to do so!

From the Creators of the Disney Buddies Franchise Comes the All-New Heartwarming and Hilarious Movie Starring the Most Adorable Talking Pups on the Planet!

 

Photo Courtesy of Disney Studios

“SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS”

 

The New Litter Arrives This Holiday Season on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack,

DVD and HD Digital on November 20, 2012

The story is full of holiday spirit and puppy mischief!  Starring a brand-new litter of the cutest talking pups ever — Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble — it’s perfect for the whole family. When Mrs. Claus travels to Pineville, the playful Santa Pups stow away on her sled. Taking mischief to a whole new level, they begin granting joyful wishes to Pineville’s boys and girls, but something goes terribly wrong — the Christmas spirit begins to disappear. Now the Santa Pups and Mrs. Claus must race to save Christmas around the world. From the creators of Disney Buddies, this magical, heartwarming tale is brimming with hope, cheer and Christmas spirit.

Photo courtesy of Disney Studios

This cute litter consists of three female pups and one male pup. HOPE is the daring tomboy who wears a backwards red cap and rarely looks before she leaps. JINGLE is the diva with a bell on her collar who loves to sing, but can’t carry a tune. CHARITY is the girliest and most self-centered of the pups, with a mistletoe barrette, who has yet to learn the meaning of her name. And NOBLE is the mischievous only brother and self-appointed leader who is distinguished by a cheeky black spot around his eye.

Cheryl Ladd with one of the pups. Photo courtesy of Disney Studios

About the Cast & Filmmakers:

“SANTA PUPS” stars Cheryl Ladd (Charlie’s Angels), Danny Woodburn (Mirror, Mirror; The Search for Santa Paws), Pat Finn (Spooky Buddies), Kaitlyn Maher (Treasure Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws), Josh Feldman (The Closer), George Newbern (The Father of the Bride), Obba Babatunde (Broadway version of Dream Girls) as human characters.


The pups are voiced by Marlowe Peyton (Applebaum) as Jingle, Tatiana Gudegast (Spooky Buddies) as Hope, Aidan Gemme (Treasure Buddies) as Noble, and G. Hannelius (Treasure Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws) as Charity. And additional canines are voiced by Tom Everett Scott (Air Bud) as the voice of Santa Paws, Bonnie Somerville (The Ugly Truth) as Mrs. Paws, Richard Kind (Santa Buddies) as Eddy, the head elf dog, Trevor Wright (Air Buddies) as Baxter the scruffy mutt and Josh Flitter (Santa Buddies, The Search for Santa Paws) as Brutis, an unlikely friend for the Pups.

The film is directed by Robert Vince, written and produced by Robert Vince and Anna McRoberts, original music is by Brahm Wenger (The Search for Santa Paws, Treasure Buddies), Animal Coordinator is Mark Forbes (We Bought a Zoo, Treasure Buddies) and the choreographer is Mark Swanhart (Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion in Las Vegas).

The film will be available for purchase at retail stores nationwide as a 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S., a 1-Disc DVD for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S., and via High Definition Digital for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S..

ENTER TO WIN!!!  TWO LUCKY READERS (U.S. ONLY PLEASE) are going to win their own Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups DVD!  Just leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS…AN ENTRY WITH NO EMAIL ADDRESS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED!! Telling me why you would like to win this DVD! DEADLINE TO ENTER IS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26th AT 5PM. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28th. 

Good luck!

 

Stay connected with the latest news and information about “Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups.”

 

We were not compensated for this post. We agreed to help spread the word about this adorable DVD and were thrilled to host a give-away for our readers when asked to do so.

Disney Presents: FRANKENWEENIE, A film by Tim Burton, IN THEATRES OCTOBER 5th!

Photo sent to me compliments of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

I know, I know, it’s only August, but before you know it October will be at our door!! Mom and I were excited when we were contacted by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. They wanted to tell us about their new film FRANKENWEENIE A Film By TIM BURTON of  (Alice in Wonderland, The Nightmare Before Christmas) fame! They asked if we would tell you about this film and we are happy to oblige.

The movie is about Tim Burton’s OWN relationship with his childhood dog, (Sparky).

Photo sent to me compliments of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

 

It is a heart-warming tale, which was filmed in all black & white  (that in itself is pretty cool!)  and it is animated. FRANKENWEENIE (yep, keep FRANKENSTEIN in your mind!) Follows “Victor” (Tim Burton as a child), and how he dealt with the unexpected loss of his beloved dog Sparky and how he tried to bring him back to life. Get ready for some “unintended, monstrous consequences!!!”

Check out the trailer below:


Mom is also going to be attending an advanced screening in our area and when she goes we will be sure to tell you all about it!! I sure wish that I could go!

Barks and licks and Walt Disney love,

Dakota

 

We were not compensated for this post. However,  the advanced screening will be free. Mom is greatly looking forward to it!

 

Halloween Safety Tips From Our Friends At “Haute Or Not… Pets” And A Spooky Buddies Give-Away!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

 

It’s October and you know what that means! Halloween is right around the corner! While Halloween is  definitely a fun holiday there are some safety tips that you should be aware of.  It is important to take some precautions to make sure you have the best Halloween ever!

 

Today I am proud to present to you some dear friends of my Mom’s, Haute or Not….Pets, they are here today sharing some Halloween safety tips with the help of  some friends from the Disney movie, Spooky Buddies! 

Here we go!!

 

Haute or Not… Pets is your premier online resource for information, opinions, and reviews on the latest pet products. We’ve assembled an expert panel of in-house product testers, along with special guests, if the product calls for it. Our product reviewers work their collective tails off, eating, chewing, wearing, or playing with all the products featured in Haute or Not… Pets so that you can benefit from their “first-paw” experience.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spooky Buddies, everyone’s favorite talking puppies want to get you into the spirit of the Halloween season!!! This spook-tacular holiday is perfect for everybody in the family to dress up, visit neighbors and enjoy parties and treats. Follow these simple safety tips to make your Halloween adventures a howling success for your kids and your canines!!!

COSTUMES

Puppies: 
Your pet may like getting dressed up with the rest of the family, but make sure their costume is safe.

The outfit should not be too restrictive or tight.

Have a “dress rehearsal” a few days before Halloween to make sure they can move about easily.

Inspect the costume for loose or small parts that they could chew or swallow.

 

Kids:
You may want to be as mysterious as possible with your costume, but make sure you aren’t trading mystery for safety.

If wearing a mask is part of the costume, make sure your vision is not obstructed.

Costumes shouldn’t be so long that you can trip over it, or so bulky that it’s hard to walk in.

If your costume is made up of black or dark clothing, add some reflective tape to sleeves and shoes so you will be easily visible to others.

GREETING TRICK OR TREATERS

Puppies:
If your dog likes to greet every doorbell ring with enthusiasm, work with them before Halloween night. Have several family members ring the doorbell several times in a row do your dog can get used to the noise.

If your dog still seems to be getting over-excited and worn out greeting each trick-or-treater, put them in a quiet rooms with a few toys until the rush is over.

Kids:
• Make sure an adult is nearby when answering the door to trick-or-treaters. Even if all the visitors are friendly, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by unfamiliar faces.

• Have an adult open the door, then you can help hand out the treats.

TREATS

Puppies:
Keep a supply of doggy treats on hand for your own pets and any four-legged trick-or-treaters who show up at your door.

It’s important to know that chocolate and other candy treats can be harmful to our canine friends, so make sure they have their own doggie-treats and keep the human treats out of reach.

Kids:
• Have an adult inspect your treat bag when you arrive home. If you receive any “homemade” treats from unfamiliar homes, you may want to discard those. Then, sift through all of your treats and divide them up into smaller snack bags so you can enjoy having a few treats each day. You’ll enjoy the fun even longer!

 


TRICK-OR-TREATING

Puppies:
• Don’t leave your dog outdoors alone while trick-or-treaters are out and about. A careless child (or adult) could forget to latch the gate when leaving your yard, giving the dog a chance to escape.

Also, rambunctious trick-or-treaters may tease your dog as part of their play.

If you are going to take your dog with you while you trick-or-treat, make sure they are on a leash and have current ID tags, if they become separated from you.

Kids:
Likewise, although you don’t have to be on a leash, make sure you have an adult or older sibling with you on your trick-or-treat rounds.

Be especially careful when crossing streets

Stay with your group throughout the evening

HALLOWEEN PARTIES

Puppies:
If you plan a Halloween party that includes dogs, have it during the day in your regular dog park (where all the dogs know each other) or in a big backyard, where there is room for them to run and play.

Don’t leave a group of dog unattended for any reason. Make sure there is plenty of water and shade so they don’t get overheated.

Kids:
Planning a costume party for your family and friends can be a fun way to celebrate Halloween.

Plan your menu and decorations carefully – no open flames or sharp objects.

Set the mood with fun music like, “Monster Mash,” and “Thriller” and be sure to have a dance contest along with a best-costume contest.

Pair teenagers with younger children for activities such as scavenger hunts and pumpkin-carving contests.

Now that your ready for Halloween, give your whole family a special “treat” with a screening of Disney’s new movie, Spooky Buddies.

 

 

 GIVE-AWAY!! Haute Or Not…Pets  has generously offered to give a copy of Disney’s Spooky Buddies to two of my readers!!  Since it’s Monday and Mom and I are tired (already!) entering is super easy! Just leave a comment telling us if you could dress up for Halloween what you would like to dress up as!

 

The deadline to enter is MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH at 11pm EASTERN. The two winners will be announced WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19th!

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

A big THANK YOU to our friends at Haute Or Not…Pets for guest blogging today! Be sure to click on their name to visit their “haute” website!

 

Barks and licks and love, Dakota