Play Vector City Racers and join the “Fastest Road to Fun” to win a Grand Prize of Tickets and Airfare to a Professional Race
Vector Entertainment is proud to announce the launch of their casual MMO/virtual world game Vector City Racers. Vector City Racers is an integrated game experience that combines the depth of a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) and the competition of circuit track racing in a casual environment which is comprised of shapes and structures that are constructed in real-time 3D as the players explore and interact through the game’s cities.
There is also a “Fastest Road to Fun” contest starting going on now through July 20th which invites all players to design their own vehicle using CarStructor, an easy-to-use online creation workshop, and you can win a grand prize of tickets and air travel to a professional race.
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SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE - Out Now on DVD!
Discover the origins of Kung Fu Panda’s unforgettable menagerie of martial arts masters in SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE from DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NYSE: DWA), revealed as a single DVD for the first time ever from Paramount Home Entertainment on March 24, 2009, following its broadcast debut on NBC on February 26. This delightful adventure won four prestigious Annie Awards for Best Character Animation, Character Design, Music and Production Design in an Animated Television Production or Short Form, following the path of Kung Fu Panda, which took home an astounding 10 awards, including animation’s highest honor, Best Animated Feature. SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE once again features the voices of Jack Black as the heroic and beloved Kung Fu-practicing panda, Po, and Dustin Hoffman as his teacher, Master Shifu, a role that won him an Annie Award for Voice Acting. The SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE single-disc DVD arrives just in time for Easter gift giving and packs a punch with interactive bonus features that add to the awesomeness of this hilarious animated adventure.
With more of the action, humor and Kung Fu Panda characters that charmed moviegoers worldwide, SECRETS OF THE FURIOUS FIVE delves into the history of the fearless defenders of the Valley of Peace as they perform thrilling feats of bravery in exciting exploits that also deliver heartwarming life lessons. This time, Dragon Warrior Po faces what may be his greatest challenge: teaching a class of beginning Kung Fu students. Drawing on his encyclopedic Kung Fu fan-boy knowledge, Po captivates his rambunctious young scholars with the early tales of Monkey, Tigress, Mantis, Viper and Crane, revealing how they unlocked important teachings about the art and ideals of Kung Fu, including patience, courage, confidence, discipline and compassion.
Review: This is a great companion to the Kung Fu Panda Movie in which it touches briefly on each character and how they learned an important life quality to help them master the art of Kung Fu. The short feature is partially in 3-D animation, but switches back and forth to the 2-D animation when Po tells the stories to his bunny students. I thought it made it more interesting to watch and liked the contrast of the different styles of art. The bonus features which are included in the single disc include fun interactive activities like learning some Kung Fu moves, an insight to the Chinese Zodiac, learning a Panda dance, how to draw the Kung Fu Panda characters from an expert, and some activities you can do on your PC, which I couldn’t access because I’m on a Mac. Although this DVD feature is short at only 22 minutes, if you’re a fan of the Kung Fu Panda movie I think this is worth checking out and there’s enough bonus features to make it worthwhile for kids who like to draw or learn new moves.
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who out on DVD Today!
Fox Home Entertainment has released the hilarious and heartwarming animated tale DR. SEUSS’ HORTON HEARS A WHO! on DVD! Charming and eco-friendly, this fantastic film stars Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell, and the DVD is literally packed with special features for the whole family.
Just In Time For Holiday Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who is available on Two-Disc Special Edition, Single Disc, Digital Copy And Blu-ray.
Pached’ With Extras Including Exclusive Featurettes But Wait, There’s More, the Fun Doesn’t Stop Yet The All-New Ice Age Short “Surviving Sid” and Other Great Bonuses, Entertaining Families and Kids.
NASA is asking kids to name the Mars Science Laboratory Rover!
Disney*Pixar, in conjunction with the November 18th release of Wall-E on DVD and Blu-ray, has partnered with NASA to conduct a contest that is out of this world! Wall-E has been selected as the official spokes-robot to promote a naming contest for a new Mars rover scheduled to launch in 2009. Essay entries from students aged 5 to 18 are now being accepted!
Disney will provide prizes to students submitting winning essays, including a trip to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where the rover is under construction. The grand prize winner will have an opportunity to place a signature on the spacecraft and take part in the history of space exploration.
More information about this awesome contest can be found at http://marsrovername.jpl.nasa.gov
PopStar Guitar Out Now!
PopStar Guitar, the new rhythm guitar game from XS Games has been released today for the Wii and PS2. PopStar Guitar features original mastered tracks from mega pop artists Miley Cyrus, Maroon 5, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Simple Plan, 3 Doors Down and Blink 182.
In PopStar Guitar, players take on the role of lead guitarist who forms a garage band that tours around the world eventually advancing to the main stage for a once in a lifetime performance at the “Battle of the Bands” competition. PopStar Guitar features 12 playable and customizable characters, 25 visually cool venues and more than 50 pop songs to jam to. An all-new PopStar Guitar video with unique customization features is now available for download at: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=885.
The Wii version of PopStar Guitar features two AirG peripherals for $59.99 and has multiplayer capabilities straight out of the box. For PlayStation®2 system players, PopStar Guitar supports officially licensed PlayStation®2 system non-USB guitar peripherals and will retail for $29.99. PopStar Guitar is developed by Broadsword Interactive and is rated “T” by the ESRB.
My family and I tried playing this game and the AirG peripherals were a little difficult to get used to especially if you’re used to playing games like Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Once we figured out how to strum the nunchuck we were able to start off touring in small venues and work are way up to larger one’s. This game is best for teens who like this kind of music because it starts you off with just a few tunes which you have to master before unlocking more.
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Shrek the Halls - Out Now
Paramount Home Entertainment and Dreamworks Home Entertainment has released the hilarious holiday hit SHREK THE HALLS on DVD! You’ll laugh ogre and ogre again as all of your favorite characters from the largest theatrical animated franchise ever celebrate the holidays as only they know how in SHREK THE HALLS. Just in time for the holidays, SHREK THE HALLS out now on DVD
The original cast returns for this holiday special and was originally shown on ABC, but now comes packaged as a 22 minute DVD feature with some bonus material.
The story takes place in Shrek’s swamp home along with his wife Fiona and their triplet baby ogres. It’s Shrek’s very first Christmas Celebration and he wants to make it perfect for he and his family, but when Donkey, Puss and Boots, Gingy and the rest of the gang show up wanting to celebrate in their own way it puts him in a very grumpy mood.
The animation and sound seems to be the same great quality as the feature films, but the story does seem a little short. If you are fan of Shrek and holiday movies this DVD is worth watching.
The bonus features include:
•The Twelve Days of Christmas Sing Along—Join along and watch the entire Madagascar gang as they celebrate the holidays in style with their own take on the “Twelve Days of Christmas.” Sing along to the Madagascar-inspired lyrics, including “lemurs leaping, foosas fussing and a penguin who made a loud squeak!” In classic sing-along style, the words appear on screen as the characters perform.
•Deck The Halls Sing Along—“Deck the halls, it’s time to party.” This is your chance to sing along with everyone’s favorite Penguins from Madagascar. Join Skipper, Private and Kowalski for their version of the classic holiday song as they get into the spirit of the season.
•Gingy’s Dunking Game—Test your skills at being a master baker and make sure you have plenty of flour as you try to match the Gingerbread cookies that come out of the oven with the Gingy that appears on screen.
•Shrek Carnival Craze video game demo and cheat code
•DreamWorks Animation Video Jukebox
If you’d like to download a Free Shrek the Halls coloring sheet Click Here.
Baby Banz - Protection for your Child’s Eyes
As studies reveal the damaging effects of UV damage, we must not overlook the need to also preserve children’s sensitive skin and eyes. Get your child a pair of sunglasses from the industry’s leader in all aspects of sun protection for children 5 and under. Famous for their unique, wrap around sunglasses with the neoprene band, Baby Banz assure a comfortable, snug fit for those delicate noggins, leaving out the dangers of having sunglass arms snapping off or poking someone in the eye!
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