Molang: Season 3 DVD * Amazing Adventures, Each With Its Own Moral

Join Molang, a round, fluffy, and happy rabbit, and his best friend, Piu Piu, a poised, timid, and reserved yellow chick, as they explore everyday life. Despite their many differences, Molang and Piu Piu enjoy a special friendship. They have amazing times together ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Whether performing in a rock band, becoming superheroes or enjoying a hike with friends, Molang and Piu Piu embrace every daily adventure together. No matter what happens, every single moment with these two is filled with warmth and humor. Embark on 52 adventures with Molang and Piu Piu! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ethan P. comments, “Molang: Season 3 is about a white, round bunny named Molang and a little, yellow chick named Piu Piu.  They have amazing adventures together that always teach them something new.  No matter what happens, Molang and Piu Piu always laugh even through tough times.” See his full review below.

Molang: Season 3 DVD
By Ethan P., KIDS FIRST!, Film Critic, Age 11

I like this DVD because it is very cute and nice to watch.  Every story has its own moral and they are all very interesting.

Molang: Season 3 is about a white, round bunny named Molang and a little, yellow chick named Piu Piu.  They have amazing adventures together that always teach them something new.  No matter what happens, Molang and Piu Piu always laugh even through tough times.  There are 52 episodes of different stories.  The DVD is about three hours of unforgettable fun.  The main menu consists of two features, “Play All” which plays everything and “Stories,” which play each episode.

My favorite episode is “Santa” because it’s about how Santa comes to Molang and Piu Piu’s house to give them presents.  When Santa is about to put the presents under the tree, the tree falls on Santa and knocks him out.  When the tree falls, it makes a loud noise so Molang and Piu Piu wake up to see what happened.  They see Santa knocked out, so they decide to take the gifts to every one to save Christmas.

Another one of my favorite episodes is “The Long Trip.” This episode is about how Molang and Piu Piu are flying a kite and a bird hits the kite which causes the bird to fall on the ground.  Molang and Piu Piu take the kite off the bird’s neck and they realize the bird can’t fly any more.  They get in the car with the bird and follow the bird’s family so the bird can reunite with his family.  The graphics are pretty good.  This animation reminds me of looks the Hello Kitty animation.  The colors are vibrant and the background has different patterns and colors.  The voice over is funny because is just gibberish; there is no dialogue going in these stories.

There are multiple morals, but the main moral of this show is that we should treat each other equally and learn to get along. Even though Molang is a bunny and Piu Piu is a chick they still are best friends.  Just because they are different doesn’t mean they cannot get along and have fun together.

I give Molang, Season 3 DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to ages 4 to 18, plus adults can enjoy it with their children too. It is available now from NCircle Entertainment so look for it.

Molang: Season 3

By Nathalia J, KIDS FIRST!, Film Critic, Age 10

This animated, unique, funny and creative film takes you along adventures that will make you laugh and wish you were part of Molang and Piu Piu’s world. I must say, Molang and Piu Piu love ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary on a daily basis. Get ready for amazing adventures, each with its own moral.

This film follows Molang, an accommodating, nurturing, kind and happy round fluffy rabbit and his best friend, a little duck that loves quack time named, Piu Piu. Despite their many differences, Piu Piu and Molang enjoy their special friendship. Whether it’s helping a delivery worker or exploring a haunted house, joining a competition or joining a rock band, they embrace every day adventure together. No matter what happens, every single moment with these two is filled with warmth and humor.

The lead characters in this film are the hilarious and wild Molang and his goofy and tiny friend Piu Piu. Throughout all episodes you meet new characters. Many characters are recurring, such as the neighborhood watch group.

My favorite episode is “Top Model,” because it brings so much humor. It’s one of the opening episodes and really starts off the show with a bang.  I savor this episode specifically because of one scene when Molang and Piu Piu call all the models and take their photos. The faces on the bunny are hilarious.

This film disregards bad language; every adventure in this mirthful and amusing DVD is safe. There are several important messages in this DVD including never stop believing in yourself even when others are fearful, be honest and work hard. The main message is that, although Molang and Piu Piu are different, they got along just right.  

I’d give this DVD 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 3 to 11. This film is available on DVD now. Make sure to check it out.

Santa Monica Place Commemorates Lunar New Year with Annual Celebration on Jan. 25

Visitors and shoppers can ring in the Year of the Rat at Santa Monica Place’s free Lunar New Year Celebration! Hosted by comedian Paul “PK” Kim, celebrations will include authentic cultural performances and activities such as the traditional Chinese lion dance, Korean fan dance, stilt-walkers, traditional dough artist, balloon twister, family-friendly arts and crafts, and New Year’s Wishing Trees, which will be placed near the event for patrons to hang a wish on the branches. 

WHEN

Saturday, January 25, 2020

2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE

Santa Monica Place is located at 395 Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, at Broadway and Third Street Promenade. The performances will take place on level one in Center Plaza.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, visit SantaMonicaPlace.com or interact with us via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Access our Concierge services anytime via text: (310) 499-2928.

Credit: Santa Monica Place.

Ben Franklin’s Electric Birthday Party @The International Printing Museum Jan. 18th 2020

Ben Franklin (P.D. Soinski) is about to perform some “shocking” electrical experiments
during “The Ben Franklin Electric Birthday Celebration”  Sat. Jan. 18th 2020 @ The International Printing Museum in Carson, CA

 

Ben Franklin’s Electric Birthday Celebration International Printing Museum  315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745Saturday Jan.18th 2020

11:00 am Franklin (“Kid-Friendly” Show) & 1:00 pm  (Adult version w/Symposium Q & A on Franklin with his Revolutionary Friends! @ 2:15 pm) All day printing & tour activities in his honor10 am-4:00 pm. Cake & refreshments included after each presentation! $12/Adults $10/Students & Seniors…Reservations advised thru pay-pal/other credit cards on web site:  printmuseum.org or by phone310-515-7166 Tues.-Sat. Come join the good Doctor’s 314th Birthday party where he will be hosting a family version of his life and inventions at 11:00 am and at a more adult level at 1:00 pm with a special Question & Answer period with his revolutionary friends (i.e.: Jefferson, Adams, Abigail Adams & Madame Brillon from the Versailles Court) after the latter presentation… Have refreshment & birthday cake with Dr.Franklin & these distinguished guests and print out some historical keepsakes on the museum’s antique presses as well as mini-tours of the unique “working “ collection! Come and wish him and his friends well and thank him for all of his inventions and help in creating our country! 

Credit: The International Printing Museum.

Celebrate the Year of the Rat with Chinese New Year: Shanghai Nights Aboard the Queen Mary Saturday, January 25, 2020

Photo Courtesy of the Queen Mary  

Celebrate Chinese New Year aboard the majestic Queen Mary on Saturday, January 25, 2020. Chinese New Year: Shanghai Nights will honor the Year of the Rat with two evening seatings including traditional Chinese cuisine and entertainment featuring Wushu Shaolin Entertainment’s dragon and lion dancing, Chinese martial arts and acrobatics, face changer, Sound of China Guzheng Ensemble, and more. 

Located aboard the Queen Mary in the famous Grand Salon, each dinner seating will be a feast for the senses surrounded by stunning decor. A buffet-style dinner featuring classic Chinese cuisine will begin at 4pm for the first seating and 8pm for the second seating, both followed by live entertainment. The buffet dinner will feature a variety of traditional dishes such as honey glazed walnut shrimp, roasted duck, golden crispy fried chicken, fish with black bean sauce, lo mein, yang chow fried rice, braised mushrooms with bok choy, and desserts such as sweet red bean with tapioca. 

Wushu Shaolin Entertainment brings Chinese martial arts, acrobatic artistry, dance and music together to captivate audiences. Lighting and stage effects compliment feats of athleticism, grace, and gymnastic prowess. Throughout the evening, Wushu Shaolin will perform the dragon dance, Chinese face changer, lion dance with drums, Chinese ribbon dance, traditional fan dance, acrobatics, and more. 

Tickets to Chinese New Year: Shanghai Nights aboard the Queen Mary are currently on sale and all tickets include dinner and entertainment. General Admission is $103 per person for the 4pm seating and $119 for the 8pm seating time. VIP tickets are $133 for the 4pm seating and $149 for the 8pm seating time, and include seating closest to entertainment, a beverage of choice, and a Chinese lantern. Date Night Packages are available for savings off of both seating times, and include two tickets to the buffet dinner and show. Date Night packages for the 4pm seating are $200 per couple for GA and $260 per couple for VIP, with the second (8pm) seating being $230 per couple for GA and $290 per couple for VIP. Children under the age of 4 do not require an admission ticket. To purchase tickets and for more information on pricing, events, and hotel packages visit queenmary.com

Credit: The Queen Mary.

Free Kids’ Fishing Derby at Irvine Regional Park

OC Parks is excited to present the Kids’ Fishing Derby at the lake at Irvine Regional Park on Saturday, January 18 from 7 – 11 a.m. Kids ages 15 and under should bring their own fishing pole and bait to Irvine Regional Park for this exciting free event.

The lake will be stocked with more than 1,000 pounds of rainbow trout. Trophies will be awarded to the participants with the largest catch of the day and all participants will have a chance to win a prize. Registration for the derby will be available at the OC Parks’ check-in table upon arrival. Adults are invited to fish after the event concludes.

Join OC Parks as they kick off the fishing season with a fun-filled day of friendly competition at Irvine Regional Park.

Free Kids’ Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, January 18

Time: 7 – 11 a.m. 

Derby Registration Opens: 7 a.m.

Location: Irvine Regional Park

Address: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869

Website: http://www.ocparks.com/parks/irvine

Cost: Free

Parking: Free

Public Contact: (714) 973-6600

Credit: OC Parks.

Coming Soon! FROM UNBELIEVABLE ACTION TO UNEXPECTED THRILLS, MONSTER JAM® RETURNS FOR FIVE ACTION-PACKED EVENTS OF FULL THROTTLE FAMILY FUN AT ANGEL STADIUM JAN. 11th & 25th + FEB. 8TH, 22nd & 23rd

This. Is. MONSTER JAM!  The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Anaheim for another high-octane season featuring the ultimate mix of high-flying action and four-wheel excitement with five events at Angel Stadium on January 11th & 25th and February 8th, 22nd & 23rd, 2020.

Monster Jam is the big leagues of motorsports competition, where 12,000-pound trucks and the world-class athletes who drive them tear up the dirt with gravity-defying feats. Engineered to perfection, the legendary Grave Digger®, Max-D™, El Toro Loco® and many more push all limits in Freestyle, 2 Wheel Skills Challenge™ and Racing competitions. testing their agility, speed and versatility.  From unbelievable action to unexpected thrills, this is full throttle family fun!

Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world.  

At the Monster Jam® Pit Party, you can see the massive trucks up close, meet your favorite drivers, get autographs, take pictures and enjoy other family-friendly activities. It’s an unforgettable part of the Monster Jam experience where lifelong fans are born.  Also fans can enjoy an exclusive extra hour in the Pit Party with the limited quantity Pit Party Early Access Pass that provides fans early entry to beat the crowds and have more time to experience all the Monster Jam fun!   Plus, fans in every city can become part of the action by voting for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions via real-time, in-arena fan voting on their smartphones. 

WHEN:                 Saturday, January 11, 2020

   Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM)

    Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:  Grave Digger® driven by Adam Anderson; El Toro Loco® driven by Becky McDonough; Dragon driven by Jon Zimmer; Great Clips Mohawk Warrior® driven by Bryce Kenny; Monster Energy driven by Todd LeDuc; Monster Mutt® Rottweiller driven by Brad Allen; Avenger driven by Jim Koehler; Black Pearl driven by Cole Venard; Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims; Hooked driven by Bryan Wright; Over Bored driven by Jayme Garner; Overkill Evolution driven by Mike Vaters II; Black Stallion driven by TBD

**Truck line-up subject to change

WHEN:                 Saturday, January 25, 2020 

   Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM)

    Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers: 

Grave Digger® driven by Morgan Kane; Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson; Max-D™ driven by Neil Elliott;

El Toro Loco® driven by Kevin Crocker; Megalodon® driven by Cory Rummell; BroDozer™ driven by Team BroDozer; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Cynthia Gauthier; Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten; Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten; Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo; Kraken driven by Nick Pagliarulo; Wolf’s Head driven by Kristen Hope; Xtermigator driven by Buddy Tompkins     **Truck line-up subject to change.

WHEN:                 Saturday, February 8, 2020 

                                Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM) 

    Event Time – 6:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers: 

Grave Digger® driven by Morgan Kane; Son-uva Digger® driven by Ryan Anderson; Max-D™ driven by Neil Elliott;

El Toro Loco® driven by Kevin Crocker; Megalodon® driven by Cory Rummell; BroDozer™ driven by Team BroDozer; Monster Mutt® Dalmatian driven by Cynthia Gauthier; Bounty Hunter driven by Jimmy Creten; Scarlet Bandit driven by Dawn Creten; Jester driven by Matt Pagliarulo; Kraken driven by Nick Pagliarulo; Wolf’s Head driven by Kristen Hope; Xtermigator driven by Buddy Tompkins              **Truck line-up subject to change

WHEN:                 Saturday, February 22, 2020 

                                Pit Party open from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 5:00 PM) 

    Event Time – 6:30 PM

Sunday, February 23, 2020

                                Pit Party open from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM (Event ticket & Pit Pass required for entry. Drivers leave Pit Party at 1:00 PM)                                               Event Time – 2:30 PM

Featured Trucks/Drivers:   Grave Digger® driven by Charlie Pauken; Max-D driven by Tom Meents; El Toro Loco® driven by Scott Buetow; Whiplash driven by Brianna Mahon; Monster Energy driven by Coty Saucier; Bakugan Dragonoid driven by Camden Murphy; EarthShaker® driven by Steven Thompson; Bad Company driven by John Gordon; Obsessed driven by Eric Swanson; Saigon Shaker driven by Ryan Disharoon; Time Flys driven by Kelvin Ramer; Wild Flower driven by Rosalee Ramer.                                **Truck line-up subject to change

VENUE:                Angel Stadium of Anaheim – 2000 Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806

TICKETS:               Ticket prices start at just $25!

                                Pit Passes available for $15 each; Pit Party Early Access Pass pricing starts at $35 each

Tickets will be available to purchase online at Ticketmaster.com

                                **Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply.

PIT PARTY:          Open from 2:30 PM–5:30 PM prior to each Saturday event; 11:30 AM–1:30 PM prior to the Feb. 23rd Sunday event.

                                Exclusive Pit Party Early Access Pass entrance at 1:30 PM (Saturday events only) **Event ticket and Pit Passes are required for entry; Pit Passes available to purchase for $15 each

Credit: Feld Entertainment.

Fuddy-Duddy, January 9th Pet of the Week!

Who, me? A Fuddy-Duddy? Well, yes, you could say that I’m fussy about my food and would expect my new chef to go easy on the carrots and instead give me fresh, dark leafy greens and plenty of hay. I’m just a year old and have soft tan-and-gray fur. I need lots of play and safe places to play peek-a-boo to satisfy my curiosity, and of course, lots of love and cuddling because—well, I’m a lovely, loving bunny. Fuddy-Duddy is my name, and I presently reside in the Bunny Barn on the shelter side of the Companion Animal Village at 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#A636687.

(This rescue encouraged by the usual suspects.)

Credit: Courtesy of the Companion Animal Village.

New Educational Gun Tour Aboard Battleship IOWA Museum Now Open

(Photo courtesy of the Battleship IOWA Museum, photo credit: Greg Bishop) 

Battleship IOWA Museum’s new educational Gun Tour, offers visitors a behind-the-scenes journey that weaves through levels of the ship, never before opened to the public. Explore deep within the ship’s down hatches, up ladders, into the lives of the battleship sailors throughout history. The tour culminates with an awe-inspiring view of the mechanical marvel at the heart of the battleship, the 16 inch guns inside Turret No.1.

WHEN:

The Gun Tour is available Saturdays and Sundays. 

The tour length is 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

10:30 AM and 2:00 PM 

WHERE: 

Battleship IOWA Museum, 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731

The tours start at the Box Office on the wharf. 

TICKETS:

Tickets are available online at pacificbattleship.com. The Gun Tour has a maximum of 7 guests per tour and is offered twice per day. 

**You must be 10 years of age or older to take this tour.

PARKING:

Parking is available at the Cruise Terminal Parking Lot. Please enter at Swinford Street and Harbor Boulevard.

Credit: Battleship IOWA