Archives for September 14, 2015

“The Deployment Bear” Children’s Book Plus a Plush Bear Written by Priscilla York and Illustrated by Lusine Khandilyan

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Are you in the Military and have a child? Maybe you know a child who has a Dad that is active duty? Looking for a wonderful way to explain to them about deployment, then “The Deployment Bear” is for you! I love this concept, story book and plush bear! I live on a Military base and although my husband is not active duty, I can see how helpful this book would be. It really would make a great gift. Young children will be able to relate to the little Bear and the concept of deployment. I also think that the plush bear is a great addition to the book. A wonderful story and a great idea for a gift! I highly recommend for all young children with parents who are in the military. The Deployment Bear truly is a Must-Buy!

Find out more or purchase at  www.htraditions.com.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received and SoCal City Kids highly approves this product.

The Scent of Cthulhu! Horror Wax Warmers! It's starting to look like Halloween!

 

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Halloween Forevermore recently announced three new creepy wax warmer models to their Halloween/Horror wax warmer product line!

The Scent of Cthulhu, Mummy Dearest and Zombie Apocalypse were unveiled at the ScareLA convention in Pasadena, CA. They were a big hit as Halloween/Horror enthusiasts placed pre-orders during the show.

“The reception was overwhelming,” Halloween Forevermore Managing Editor and horror author Terry M. West stated on the last day of ScareLA.

“When Halloween Forevermore debuted their wax warmers last year, the designs were more family friendly.

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For our second wave, I wanted to zero in on the horror fan and less on the kiddies.”

The new warmers will ship in November, but they can be pre-ordered here:http://www.halloweenforevermore.com/store/wax-warmers/
Halloween Forevermore also recently debuted their own creepy scented wax cubes, called Monster Melts. For those unfamiliar with wax warmers and how they work, check out this cute Halloween Forevermore Wax Warmer video shot last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI2crp6T9ow

I received samples and just love them!  Such an unique product for this upcoming Fall and Halloween! I love the artistic element and this is such a fun Halloween decoration that the whole family will love!

Check them out at www.HalloweenForevermore.com!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received to post.

PJ Masks, A New Band of Superheroes, Joins the Disney Lineup this Fall! Look, up in the sky! It’s a cat. It’s an owl. It’s a gecko. It’s the PJ Masks – and it’s Time to Be a Hero!

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LONDON, 2nd September 2015: Entertainment One Family (eOne) is proud to announce that its innovative new CGI animated series, PJ Masks, will receive its broadcast debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the U.S. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 and France 5 in France later this fall.

 

PJ Masks is produced by eOne and Frog Box, in collaboration with the award-winning French animation studio TeamTO, and with Disney Junior and France 5. The series is based on French author Romuald Racioppo’s imaginative and striking picture book series ‘Les Pyjamasques’. A much loved publishing property in its native France, where books debuted in 2008, 15 titles have been published in the country to date with plans to release two new titles every year.

 

“Our new landmark property, PJ Masks, brings popular superhero themes to a preschool audience and we’re incredibly excited about the upcoming premiere on Disney Junior and France 5,” says Olivier Dumont, Managing Director of eOne Family. “PJ Masks is a winning combination – both pre-school boys and girls will love and be empowered by the show’s heroic and fantasy based storylines whilst being able to relate to the central themes of friendship and teamwork.”

 

With Disney Junior and France 5 both gearing up to launch this fall, PJ Masks will make its world TV broadcast premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the U.S. on September 18, 2015. Following its U.S. debut, PJ Masks will roll out on the Disney Junior channels around the world from 2016.

 

Hélène Etzi, Senior Vice President General Manager, Disney Channels EMEA comments: “I’m always incredibly impressed with the breadth of creative talent across Europe, including my home country of France.  From the moment that Frog Box first pitched Romuald’s book to us in our Paris office, we knew that a PJ Masks series could deliver a new kind of age-appropriate super-hero adventure with great characters, universal themes, and sharp storylines that would strike a chord with pre-schoolers and their parents around the world.  Helping to bring this series to life in collaboration with Frog Box, leading independent, eOne, and top animation studio, TeamTO, underlines our commitment to creating and sourcing the very best content for kids that not only works on a local level, but a global basis too, no matter where the ideas and stories are created.”

 

eOne handles global distribution and licensing for the show, which brings a new band of  super hero characters to the world of preschool entertainment. A full-scale global consumer products program will be led by eOne Licensing to complement the series.

 

PJ Masks follows the thrilling night time adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic super hero alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put their pyjamas on at night and activate their animal amulets. Together they embark on action packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

 

Olivier Dumont adds “This property exemplifies what we’re really trying to do with our overall offering. We’re creating highly sought-after original content with global multi-platform potential. Our long-term strategy is to build a robust portfolio with exciting marketing prospects for boys and girls in each key age group and strong digital and ancillary avenues to maximize our already prolific licensing infrastructure. The licensing program for PJ Masks will skew slightly more towards boys, which perfectly complements the girl skewing licensing program for Peppa Pig. ”

 

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content.  The company’s comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Spain, Benelux, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South Korea.  Through established Film and Television divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles, 4,500 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks

Credit: Entertainment One.

Creation Station: “Outrageous Orange” Offers Old-Fashioned Fun for Youngsters

Creation Station is back!  Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of good, old-fashioned fun for youngsters on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Children ages 6-11 can create unique seasonal crafts and participate in a historically themed workshop between 1-4 p.m. Reservations are not needed for this free, drop-in program.

 

“Outrageous Orange” celebrates Halloween! Children can choose from an array of art materials and nature supplies to make finger puppets, pumpkin crafts, and harvest-time decorations. In addition to participating in “Creation Station” hands-on activities, visitors can take a house or garden tour between 1-5 p.m.  And don’t forget to calendar the upcoming “Creation Station” dates for 2015 – “Brilliant Brown” on November 7, which will focus on Thanksgiving, and “Gorgeous Green” December 5, with Christmas-themed activities.

 

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs, and special events. The Rancho is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach, northwest of the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio Drive. Free guided tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

 

Built in 1844, the Rancho’s adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to the modern, urban society it is today. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in a public/private partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information please call (562) 206-2040, or visit the website at www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rancholosc.

Credit: Rancho Los Cerritos.

Creation Station: “Outrageous Orange” Offers Old-Fashioned Fun for Youngsters

Creation Station is back!  Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of good, old-fashioned fun for youngsters on Saturday, October 3, 2015. Children ages 6-11 can create unique seasonal crafts and participate in a historically themed workshop between 1-4 p.m. Reservations are not needed for this free, drop-in program.

 

“Outrageous Orange” celebrates Halloween! Children can choose from an array of art materials and nature supplies to make finger puppets, pumpkin crafts, and harvest-time decorations. In addition to participating in “Creation Station” hands-on activities, visitors can take a house or garden tour between 1-5 p.m.  And don’t forget to calendar the upcoming “Creation Station” dates for 2015 – “Brilliant Brown” on November 7, which will focus on Thanksgiving, and “Gorgeous Green” December 5, with Christmas-themed activities.

 

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs, and special events. The Rancho is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach, northwest of the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio Drive. Free guided tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

 

Built in 1844, the Rancho’s adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to the modern, urban society it is today. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in a public/private partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information please call (562) 206-2040, or visit the website at www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rancholosc.

Credit: Rancho Los Cerritos.

 

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. No other compensation was received. Photo Credit: Freshly.