{Give Away} Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wildly Witty, Vibrant World of “Zootopia” Arrives Home on June 7

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Wildly Witty, Vibrant World of “Zootopia” Arrives Home on June 7 via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere

Have you all seen Zootopia yet? It’s the latest craze around our house! We saw an extended preview at Disney California Adventure and we also took Ji and her cousin to see the movie when it came out in theatres in March. At home it has been viewed a minimum of six times since we received our copy for review a week ago. We knew from the moment we saw the extended preview that it would be a great hit. I loved all of the vibrant colors and cities that made up Zootopia and I definitely forsee lots of birthday parties with the fun theme. Overall, I love the inspiring message that the movie sends to all of the underdogs of the world. You can be anything you want to be!

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Audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of “Zootopia” and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).  It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years!  Thankfully, there’s more—much more.  

Features include candid conversations with filmmakers and artists behind Zootopia, an alternate opening, never-before-seen characters and deleted scenes and a sneak peek at some of the hidden Easter Eggs that make reference to Disney Animation’s most beloved films and characters.

Ji loves the movie but she also goes bananas when she hears the an inspiring original song, “Try Everything,” performed by Grammy®-winning, international superstar Shakira (voice of Zootopia’s biggest pop star, Gazelle).

 

TWO LUCKY WINNERS READERS WILL RECEIVE A FREE COPY!

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Zootopia” Arrives Home on June 7 via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere

 

I received a free copy of Zootopia for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

Update: 6/15/2016

Give Away in now closed

Winners are…

Vanessa C. and Jaquelyn S.!!!

 

Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale Friends+Give Away

I received a DVD and bookset in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are my own

I love anything that is timeless. Design, clothes, homes, names and even fairytales. I feel like all things timeless help establish personal connections with people of different generations. So when I was asked to share the news about the up-coming release of Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale, I was all in. Who doesn’t know or can relate to the  Synopsis: ONCE UPON A STORY, IN A FOREST FAR AWAY…

Everyone knows “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” but after that story ended, a remarkable friendship began! Team up with newfound best friends Goldie and Bear on amazing adventures as they laugh, play and learn important life lessons in the wondrous Fairy Tale Forest.

I especially love that I get to share the same experience with my readers because one lucky winner will get the Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale DVD + FOUR large padded cover fairytale books that will make perfect keepsake for any child!

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More about Disney’s Goldie & Bear: Best Fairytale

Release Date: April 19th 

The  DVD Includes 7 Episodes for Over 2 hours of Classic Fairytales with a Twist!  Plus FREE Exclusive Playtime Fun Activity Kit with Re-Usable Stickers, Games and More! 

 

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I would also like to note that the audio can be set to English, French and most important to me Spanish!

Voice Cast: Natalie Lander (ABC’s “The Middle”) as Goldie; Georgie Kidder (Disney XD’s “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as Bear; Jim Cummings (Disney Junior’s “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse”) as Big Bad Wolf; Mitchell Whitfield (“Winx Club: Beyond Believix”) as Humpty Dumpty and Woodsman; David Kaufman (“Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes”) as Jack and Brix; Mary Birdsong (Disney XD’s “Crash & Bernstein”) as Mother Bear, Mother Good and Jack’s Mom; Barry Wiggins (“Dog & Me”) as Father Bear

So, climb a beanstalk with Jack, try on Little Red’s famous hood, outsmart the tricky Big Bad Wolf, and much more. Join Goldie and Bear – and your favorite fairytale and nursery rhyme characters – for magical, song-filled fun you’ll treasure today and ever after!

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THE GOOD DINOSAUR REVIEW & RECYCLO WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Last Sunday, we got to watch THE GOOD DINOSAUR for the third time. On this day, my husband’s family joined in on the fun, and although all of the seven persons that were in the room with us were all adults, they were all just as interested in the movie, maybe even more than my two-year-old daughter.

Synopsis: “The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

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There is much to love about The Good Dino, it touches on subjects of loss, friendship, family and inner strength. If you are looking to treat your kids to a new movie, looking for a unique gift or just want to add to your collection, I recommend that you pick up THE GOOD DINOSAUR.  The Disney Pixar animated film will be available via DVD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and Digital HD on February 23rd. That’s today!

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and, if you have been following along,  three lucky readers who entered The Good Dinosaur’s Recyclosaurus Challenge are going to won a DVD copy of their own! Aren’t they all so creative?! Look below to see if you are one of the lucky ones!

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Grand Prize Winner!

 

 

 

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I hope that everyone enjoyed this fun giveaway! If you want more of the THE GOOD DINOSAUR click HERE for some awesome coloring pages.

*This is non paid post. I did receive a copy of THE GOOD DINOSAUR for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

November Family Fun {A Calendar of Free Los Angeles Events!}

I can’t believe November is already here. This year has flown by but I’m excited for all of the fun Holiday events in the city. That mean Christmas is right around the corner and the shopping will soon begin. That’s why, all the events listed here are FREE. Are you excited for a special event is your city?

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Saturday, November 14th

Event: Pop Mania! at Japanese American Museum

Details: A day of pop culture-themed activities in honor of Giant Robot Biennale 4.

Time: 11AM-4PM

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Event: Jurassic Park at Palisades Library

Details: Take a break with a screening of the 4th installment of the “Jurassic Park” franchise

Time: 1PM

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Event: Art Projects at Reyes Adobes

Details: Hands on activities for kids 3-8

Time: 1:30-3:30PM

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Event: Debbie Allen Academy Presents: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker  at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

Details: Artistic ‘twist’ with modern spin filled with original music, dance routines and soul!

Time: 2PM

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Friday, November 20th

Event: Jazzed and Motivated in Watts

Details: Kick off your shoes and let your body sway to one of Brazil’s most popular cultural expressions – the samba! Viver Brasil Dance Company will help you pick up the rhythms and movements of this lively dance -After the JAM Session, stay for movie night, a free community event honoring WLCAC’s 50 years of service. Movie starts at 8:00 p.m. with discussion to follow

Time: 6:30PM

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Saturday, November 21st

Event: Art Workshop with Nzuji de Magahlahaes at Cal African American Museum

Details: Learn how to combine yarn & paint to make one-of-a-kind, colorful art

Time: 1PM-3PM

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Event: Navajo Tribe Dances and Stories at the LA County Library in Downtown

Details: Ben Hale, a member of the Navajo tribe from Arizona, introduces a variety of dances & stories from tribes across North America

Time: 2PM

Event: Thanksgiving at the Thousand Oaks Library

Details: Bring the family & learn the real facts about the voyage of the Mayflower & the First Thanksgiving from a descendant of one of the original Mayflower families: Robert Dempster

Time: 2PM

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Sunday, November 22nd

Event: One Wise Man ‘ A Holiday Cantata

Details: Theatre

Time: 4PM-5PM

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Saturday, November 28th

Event: Powwow at Cal State Northridge

Details: 32nd Annual Powwow promises American Indian dance & music, children’s craft activities, arts & crafts vendors, & frybread!

Time: 10AM

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Event: Butterflies at Dominguez Rancho Adobe

Details: Help the museum track the monarch butterflies in the monarch butterfly garden and surrounding gardens

Time: 12PM-2PM

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Event: JAM Session at Debs Park

Details:Old Time String Band Jam Session: Listen & dance to local musicians strum Appalachian-style fiddle & banjo tunes

Time:1PM-4PM

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Event: Kids’ Club at 7th & Fig

Details: Autumn Art: Use fall foliage as the inspiration in decorating a ceramic tile

Time: 2PM-4PM

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Sunday, November 29th

Event: Hollywood Holiday Parade

Details: The 84th Hollywood Christmas Parade steps out headed by Grand Marshals Penn & Teller, with marching bands, equestrian groups, characters, floats, & a gigantic red carpet.

From Hollywood Blvd at Orange, East to Vine, South to Sunset, West to Orange

Time: 5PM

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Hello October-Free Events

Hello, October! Fall is here and the Holidays are just around the corner, so we all need to save money right? Take advantage of all of the FREE events that are happening around the city! I’ve listed my favorites below. See you there!

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Saturday, October 3rd

Event: Adobe Days (Also Sunday, October 4th)

Featuring: Kids will experience adobe life with activities like tortilla grinding, fishing, drum circles. The event will also offer a petting zoo, arts and crafts, pony rides and more!

Location: Reyes Adobe Days in Agoura Hills

Time: 11AM-4PM

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Event: Heritage Festival & Street Fair in Gardena

Featuring: Multi-Cultural Entertainment, Kiddie Rides, Give-a-ways, Petting Zoo & Reptile Farm, Food trucks & vendors, Craft sales & More!

Location: Civic Center Lawn & 162nd Street

Time: 9AM-3PM

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Event:2015 Akimatsuri Fall Festival in West Covina

Featuring: Food, Games, ONDO Dancing, Martial Arts and More!

Location: East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community Center

Time: 12PM-8PM

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Event: “Outrageous Orange” Creation Station at Rancho Los Cerritos

Featuring: Seasonal themed craft activities for kids 6-11

Location: Rancho Los Cerritos, 4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach

Time: 1PM-4PM

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Event: Ticket To The Twenties (Also Sunday, October 4th)

Featuring: Roaring Twenties music, dancing, silent films, crafts, historic house tours, games, demonstrations, and more!

Location: Homestead Museum in City of Industry

Time: 3PM-7PM

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Sunday, October 4th

Event: Barnsdall Arts Sundays

Featuring: Native American Dream Catcher and Basket Weaving

Location: Barnsdall Park in East Hollywood

Time: 10AM-12PM

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Event: Meet Don Cheto at Crenshaw Plaza

Featuring: Kids crafts, music and dancing, give aways and more!

Location: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Time: 1PM-3PM

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Event: Ticket To The Twenties (Also Saturday, October 3rd)

Featuring: Roaring Twenties music, dancing, silent films, crafts, historic house tours, games, demonstrations, and more!

Location: Homestead Museum in City of Industry

Time: 3PM-7PM

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Event: Adobe Days (Also Saturday, October 3rd)

Featuring: Kids will experience adobe life with activities like tortilla grinding, fishing, drum circles. The event will also offer a petting zoo, arts and crafts, pony rides and more!

Location: Reyes Adobe Days in Agoura Hills

Time: 11AM-4PM

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DEAR SOFIA: A ROYAL COLLECTION DVD REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

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I’m the type of mom who sits down and watches movies and cartoons with my toddler and really get into it!

DEAR SOFIA: A ROYAL COLLECTION has to be one of the cutest and most sincere kids entertainment that I have seen in a while. I know that if I were a kid (which I’m at heart)  I would totally be obsessed with this DVD as much as my daughter is. From the moment you get to open the package, you receive an awesome surprise- A FREE Sofia-themed stationary set for kids to write a hand-written letter to Sofia. Each child who submits a letter will receive a response back from Sofia in the mail! My daughter’s only chore is to check the mail and knowing that she will soon be receiving correspondence from Sofia is super exciting to both of us! Your princess or princes can also write to Sofia. The address is below!

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SYPNOSIS: Join Sofia as she receives guidance from Disney Princesses and goes on a daring adventure with Mulan in the Kingdom of Wei Ling, soars through the skies with Jasmine on a magic carpet ride, and discovers important lessons about friendship and life’s true gifts from Belle and Tiana. Packed with endless fun, music and heart – plus two additional episodes – “Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection” is a not-to-be-missed celebration highlighting the qualities that make a true princess – honesty, loyalty, compassion and grace.

I love that the DVD is broken up into episodes. My daughter is only 2 and can only stay still for so long. She enjoyed watching one episode a day since we received the DVD to review. She also loved seeing a different princess on a new adventure with Sofia each time we popped in the DVD!

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     All royals should address their letter to

Dear Sofia

244 Madison Ave

Box #411

                       New York, NY 10016                      

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I’m will be giving away a free copy of DEAR SOFIA: A ROYAL COLLECTION. All my readers and followers have to do is use the hashtag #iamLAmamacita on your royal mommy adventures, and I will pick a random winner from an Instagram post! Look for @lamamacitablog. Good luck! Winner will be chosen Friday 10/02 at 8PM (Pacific Time).

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*Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this DVD to review. I did not receive financial compensation. All opinions expressed are my own.

Photoshoot Give Away

July Give Away

I’m so excited to announce our second give away! I’ve partnered with  AVA Creative Designs to bring you a fun photo shoot. This is your opportunity to have a cake smash for your little one, a maternity shoot or even a mommy and me photo! Just follow the 4 easy steps below for your chance to win.

1. Follow @lamamacitablog & @avacreativedesigns

2. Find the picture above and like it

3. Tag 3 friends

4. use #iamLAmamacita on any pictures of you and your kids out and about!
Did you check out a new ice cream shop, visited the museum, went to the local fair? Everything counts. We just want to see you experiencing L.A

Contest ends on 7/31 and the winner will be announced on 8/1/2015. Your profile must be public on the day that we announce the winner.

Buena Suerte!