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New DVD Releases From Nickelodeon Coming This Month

September has always been a very busy month in our home. With birthdays, parties and family get togethers; it’s a wonder we ever sleep (LOL)!

Here’s a glimpse of this month’s “weekend” happenings: Patience’s birthday is on the 30th, C’s baby turns 8 on September 11th, my niece has a birthday on September 21st and to add to the mix of fun parties (this year)- I’m hosting a HouseParty on the 17th (but I’ll tell you about that in a future post- very soon).

Yeah, you might say we’re suckers for entertainment! 8)

Now, apparently we’re not the only ones busy this time of year. Nickelodeon has a few DVD’s releasing over the next few weeks. Coincidentally- each of them fits perfect with “parties”, “get togethers” and fun “happy moments” shared with others.

I was asked to preview three new releases from Nickelodeon with my girls and, as usual, I was happy to oblige. The girls are still at that age where Nickelodeon (and Nick Jr) are at the top of their ‘must watch’ list. They are still madly in love with SpongeBob and adore Max from Max & Ruby. They still, to this day, enjoy Dora the Explorer and have grown head over heals for Victorious.

Every time I’ve ever been given the opportunity to preview a Nick and/or Nick Jr. release- they scream with excitement. To them, I’m considered the “mom with connections”-LOL! I love my job.

With this said; here’s a list of must see releases this month. Mark your calendars!

SpongeBob Squarepants: 10 Happiest MomentsSpongeBobs 10 Happiest Moments

Street Date: September 14, 2010

ARP: $14.99

DVD Runtime: Approximately 133 minutes

DVD Special Features: Bonus Episode- Help Wanted (Pilot Episode)

DVD Episode Synopsis:

  • Tea at the Treedome- Sandy invites SpongeBob to her glass enclosed home for the first time. Unfortunately, the Treedome is filled with air. Great for squirrels, but could prove lethal for a sponge!
  • Mermaid man and Barnacle Boy- When SpongeBob and Patrick discover television superheroes Mermaid man and Barnacle boy living in a rest home nearby, they try to convince the duo to come out of retirement.
  • Culture Shock- Squidward plans and hosts a talent show at the Krusty Krab. The show’s a bomb, until SpongeBob takes to the stage to ‘mop up!’
  • Karate Choppers- SpongeBob and Sandy’s constant karate sparring gets in the way at the Krusty Krab, threatening SpongeBob’s job.
  • The Algae’s Always Greener- Plankton trades lives with Mr. Krabs for one day, and that’s not enough!
  • Graveyard Shift- Things get real creepy at the Krusty Krab during the overnight shift.
  • Just one Bite- Learning Squidward has never tasted a Krabby Patty, SpongeBob becomes obsessed with getting him to take just one tiny bite.
  • No Weenies Allowed- SpongeBob attempts to get into the Salty Spittoon, the toughest hangout in Bikini Bottom.
  • Roller Cowards- SpongeBob and Patrick are psyched to ride the scariest, most thrilling roller coaster Bikini Bottom has ever seen!
  • Christmas Who?- When Santa doesn’t show on Christmas morning, everyone is disappointed, especially SpongeBob.

For SpongeBob games and fun; visit www.nick.com


Dora The Explorer: Dora’s Slumber PartyDora's Slumber Party

Street Date: September 14, 2010

ARP: $16.99

DVD Runtime: Approximately 147 minutes

Dora’s Slumber Party Helps kids Learn: Bedtime rituals, the difference between loud and quiet and Spanish language and counting 

DVD Episode Synopsis:

  • Boots’s Cuddly Dinosaur- Boots can’t go to sleep without his stuffed dinosaur! Help Dora and Boots on a bedtime adventure to find it while helping other friends get to bed too!
  • Louder- Dora and Boots need to help Red Rooster wake up the Sun because all their friends are still sleeping! Will you help them start the morning?
  • The Lost City- Dora has lost her teddy bear Osito, and she can’t go to bed without him! Help Dora and Boots find Osito and other lost treasures in the Lost City.
  • Little Star- when Little Star falls to Earth, Dora and Boots need your help to put her back in the sky so everyone can make a bedtime wish!
  • Super Babies’ Dream Adventure- Dora tells the twins a super-story about how the Super Babies (and you) help the dream fairy bring Happy naptime dreams to all!
  • Dora had a little lamb- Dora and Boots jump into a book of nursery rhymes to bring little lamb back to Mary, and help other nursery rhymes pals too! 

For fun games and printables; visit www.nickjr.com 


Max & Ruby: EveryBunny Loves Winter!Max and Ruby EveryBunny Loves Winter

Street Date: September 21, 2010

ARP: $16.99

DVD Runtime: Approximately 99 minutes

DVD Special Features: Full Screen format and Dolby digital- English stereo

DVD Episode Synopsis:

  • Ruby’s Snowbunny *Ruby’s Snowflake *Duck Duck Goose- * Ruby wants to build a snow bunny, but Max wants to go sledding. Can they do both? * Ruby wants her snowflake cookies to look the same, but Max doesn’t make that easy. * Max wants to play Duck Duck Goose, but Ruby needs to find other winter birds!
  • Ruby’s Gingerbread House *Max’s Christmas Passed *Max’s New Year- * Ruby wants to make a beautiful gingerbread house, but Max wants to add in worms! *Max doesn’t want Christmas to be over…and he has a plan to extend the holiday! * Max and Ruby are staying up all night, but Max can’t wait to say “Happy New Year!”
  • Ruby’s Horn of Plenty *Max’s Big Kick *Max says goodbye- *Ruby’s picking vegetables to decorate her Horn of Plenty, but Max wants to eat them! *Max is learning how to kick a football…and messing up Ruby and Louise’s collage! *Max needs to say goodbye to everything he can’t fit in his bag for a play-date.
  • Max’s Balloon Buddies *Ruby’s Penny Carnival *Ruby’s Big Win- Ruby needs to help Max hang on to his balloon buddies at the Flower Festival. *Ruby and her friends are setting up a carnival, and Max “helps” by being scary. *Max is on a winning streak at the fun fair, but will Ruby win the goldfish she wants?

For fun games and printables; visit www.nickjr.com

 Our Overall Thoughts: What can we say? We love Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. shows.

I find that even though my girls are a bit older than the ‘expected’ viewing age for some of the Nick Jr. shows, they still get excited about watching the episodes. They have their favorites (as do I) and I don’t think that their age has anything to do with it. Quite honestly, I find myself clicking on Nick and Nick Jr. channels even when the kids are at school…even when it’s just me in the house. Maybe it’s more of a noise and/or background sound thing for me…or maybe it’s because I’m so used to hearing the characters voices (since it’s on all the time) that I can’t function without it. What ever the case- I like it. I like what Nick and Nick Jr. are about. I like what they teach kids (whether through play or blatant learning; they have a knack for keeping kids entertained and happy about learning.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of each title above, from Nickelodeon- through the Karpel Group, for the purpose of my candid review. Any thoughts and/or opinions expressed in this post are mine (based on my experiences). I was not given any monetary compensation for this review nor did receiving product influence any positive thoughts. Thank you.

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About the author: Living in South Texas, Barb is wife to a taxidermist and mother to three outrageously rambunctious kids (ages 10, 11 & 20) and their cute dogs, Jager and Louie! Barb spends her day’s blogging, chatting with friends on Facebook, tweeting, sharing far too many crazy pictures on Pinterest & Instagram, and most importantly…trying to catch a cat-nap when she can. Her favorite drinks are Coffee and Unsweetened Mango tea from Sonic. Barb – through Blogfully – shares her personal insight on the products she tries, uses, hates, and loves. She lives to travel, enjoys reading, can crochet a mean afghan, and is told she makes the best chicken salad sandwiches ever!

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