Archives for June 17, 2022

Kid’s Club Pajama Party at 2nd & PCH

Pop-up Kids Club Pajama Party on Wednesday, June 22 from 10 am to noon invites kids of all ages to show up in their favorite PJ’s and enjoy a range of fun activities! Kids Club features surprise performances, character meet and greets, complimentary face painting, fun crafts and a balloon artist. Ideal for ages 2-10, but all are welcome to participate. Find out more about this event and others at https://2ndandpch.com/events/

Credit: 2nd & PCH in Long Beach.

Do you have a Super Pupz fan in your house?

Super Pupz—the Netflix original series where four superpowered pups work as a pack to help their new kid pals — and a furry alien friend — in a cute and cuddly cosmic adventure!

SUPER PUPZ NFT has now launched! If you have a fan of Super Pupz in your house, this one is a must! The NFT is COLLECTIBLE, trade-able, and affordable. The first one to launch is Zeta from the hit Netflix series ‘SUPER PUPZ.’ I had the opportunity to check this out and received Champ NFT for free.

SoCal City Kids has a special code to share! Use the code: ABInfluencer5. It is a one-time use, per customer and is available thru June 24.

This code will save them 33% off of their first NFT purchase within the Air Bud collectibles community.

Each Air Bud Entertainment Collectible NFT gives you access to our community and features exclusive content, including limited-edition video content, interactive games and physical merchandise in the future. 

So, what are you waiting for? You have to check this out! Head to https://nft.airbud.com/#airbudavailablenfts

Self Disclosure: I collaborated with Netflix-Super Pupz and received a free NFT to facilitate this post. Some other form of compensation may have also been received.

Angel, June 16th Pet of the Week!

Angel, only 2 years old and spayed, was born with a deformity of her front legs, possibly radial hypoplasia, which causes the legs to be permanently bent at right angles. She was once very dearly loved, but her human died, and no one could take her. Volunteer Susan has spent a lot of time with Angel and found that although she’s mostly shy at the shelter, she loves Susan to pet her. “She’s my Angel!” Susan often says. Angel can run and even jump a little, and Susan feels that she’ll bond to another special person and love them as much as she loved her human—and Susan, of course. Shelter hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 7700 E. Spring St. at the entrance to El Dorado Park (no parking fee for shelter visitors). You can email PetAdopt@longbeach.gov to speed the process for adopting Angel. Ask for ID#A673474.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion * Excellent New Show Merging Culture And Crime Fighting & Will Leave You Wanting To Become A Superhero Yourself

Violet Rodriguez, an everyday Mexican American teen, who is chosen by a magical luchador mask which transforms her into Ultra Violet, a superhero fighting crime alongside her luchador uncle, Cruz, also known as Black Scorpion. Although Cruz takes Violet under his wing to teach her the responsibilities of her special powers, she doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with him when it comes to his methods for capturing crooks.  In the meantime, she must keep her superhero identity secret from her parents and her older brother Santiago (“Tiago”), as well as her friends and schoolmates. However, she does lean on one close confidante: her best friend Maya Miller-Martinez, who provides advice and assists with documenting Ultra Violet’s adventures on social media.

KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Heather S. comments, “Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion is an excellent new show! Merging culture and crime fighting, this series gives us two new characters to love. This series will leave you wanting to become a superhero yourself.” See her full review and talent interviews below.

Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion 

By Heather S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 16

Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion is an excellent new show! Merging culture and crime fighting, this series gives us two new characters to love. This series will leave you wanting to become a superhero yourself. 

Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion follows Violet (Scarlet Estevez), a teenaged girl who is gifted with the power of super speed. She finds a luchador mask, and it chooses her to become a superhero by giving her powers. When Violet takes on the alter ego of Ultra Violet, soon she finds out that her Uncle Cruz (J.R. Villarreal) is a famous superhero, as well, named Black Scorpion. They team up and soon they’re family by day and crime fighters by night. 

This show is super exciting. The creators of the show merge Mexican culture and super heroes perfectly. Both heroes don their own luchador masks, and their costumes resemble those of professional luchadores. Throughout the show there’s so much representation for Mexican families, not only in their foods and customs, but in their familial values as well. Scarlet struggles to shine in her own family and often feels like she can’t do anything right. She represents so many teens who don’t know how to find their place in the world. She grows into her own and learns how to fight villains, take control of her new powers, and how to take control of her own life. One of the spectacular things about this show is the relationship between Uncle Cruz and Violet. He cares for her and tries to keep her out of the superhero world, but she’s determined to be her own hero. As they train together, they remind so many of us of our own family members and relationships with our uncles or nieces. Both actors make it seem as though they really are family.

The message of Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion is demonstrated through its themes. Throughout the course of the show Violet not only proves to her family but also to herself that she’s capable of being a superhero. She learns to be more confident and also learns that when you stumble you pick yourself up and move on. She realizes the power of family and what it truly means to be a hero responsible for saving lives. 

I give Ultra Violet and Black Scorpion 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 14. It premieres on Disney Channel June 3, 2022 and on Disney+ June 22