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March 29, 2013


Posted by at 9:25 am in Movies & TV | Permalink

42_stacks_promo_ad-130x130This post is sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. 42 tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball.

In 1946, Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press, and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in kind, knowing that any incident could destroy his and Rickey's hopes. Instead, Number 42 let his talent on the field do the talking—ultimately winning over fans and his teammates, silencing his critics, and paving the way for others to follow.

In 1997, Major League Baseball retired the number 42 for all teams, making it the first number in sports to be universally retired. The only exception is April 15th—Jackie Robinson Day—commemorating the date of his first game as a Brooklyn Dodger. On that day alone, players from every team proudly wear Number 42 to honor the man who altered the course of history.

Opening on April 12, 2013, the 42 film will commemorate the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day.

Watch the trailer.

December 13, 2012

SPONSORED POST: Holiday Helpers

Posted by at 1:15 am in Kid Power | Permalink

Livestrong_130x130SPONSORED POST: Holiday Helpers

This post is sponsored by LIVESTRONG.

How can you help improve the lives of others during this holiday season?
Be a Holiday Helper this year! Use your winter break to perform small acts of kindness throughout your community.

Talk to your teacher and join a parent or guardian to brainstorm ways that you can volunteer your time and talent this year.
Making a difference in the lives of neighbors, strangers, and friends can be easy, but what can YOU do to warm hearts in this cold weather?
This start-up sheet can help you to get crackin’ on your own Holiday Helper project.

Get involved. Make a difference. LIVESTRONG.

This post is sponsored by LIVESTRONG.

September 18, 2012

SPONSORED POST Hotel Transylvania App

Posted by at 12:07 pm in Games, Movies & TV | Permalink

HotelTblogThis entry is sponsored by Sony Pictures Animation.

Hotel Transylvania App

Help Dracula run a lavish 5-stake resort for lovable, quirky monsters, in Hotel Transylvania Dash! As Dracula, you’ll book rooms, deliver room service and luggage, and attend to your guests’ needs. Mayhem ensues when human Jonny stumbles into the hotel – the first human ever to discover the monsters-only retreat! The game is available in the App Store.

This entry is sponsored by Sony Pictures Animation.

Images provided by Sony Pictures Animation. © 2012 Sony Pictures Animation. All rights reserved.

September 5, 2012

SPONSORED POST Hotel Transylvania Games

Posted by at 9:37 am in Games, Movies & TV | Permalink

HotelTransylvaniaThis entry is sponsored by Sony Pictures Animation.

 For these free Hotel Transylvania-themed games, it’s a race against the clock!
When you get the chance to peek inside the cobwebbed halls of this new movie from Sony Pictures Animation, you’ll become well acquainted with a handful of spooky creatures that have been lurking in the shadows for centuries. For a little taste of online monster fun, check out these FREE Hotel Transylvania games now.

Match Game: It’s the Monster Match
Where have I seen this face before? Test your memory and match your wits against these crafty creatures!

Suitcase Sort
Time to get (bell) hoppin’. Snag these suitcases and see that they get to the right room. Or else!

Monster Quiz: What Monster Are You?
Got fur? Got fangs? How about a favorite monster meal? Take the quiz!

Dracula’s Maze Game
This one is tricky! Move your mouse to tilt the floor under the Count’s feet. And do it quickly, will you?!

This entry is sponsored by Sony Pictures Animation.
Images provided by Sony Pictures Animation. © 2012 Sony Pictures Animation. All rights reserved.

August 15, 2012

SPONSORED POST Hotel Transylvania

Posted by at 4:58 pm in Movies & TV | Permalink

HotelTblogThis entry is sponsored by Sony Pictures Animation.

Hotel Transylvania, a new monster-size movie from Sony Pictures Animation, will be hitting the big screen on September 28, 2012. This computer-animated comedy features the voices of Adam Sandler as Dracula, and Selena Gomez as Dracula’s daughter Mavis. It sounds like a lot of fun and gives us a glimpse into the lives of some monsters whose names you might know.  Play the Hotel Transylvania games, and read on for more about the movie.

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July 25, 2012

SPONSORED POST Travel Adventures

Posted by at 3:55 pm in The 39 Clues, Writing Prompt | Permalink

39clues_130This post is sponsored by People to People Ambassador Program.

Imagine that you’re a member of the Cahill family and you’re suddenly on the hunt for the 39 Clues! Using this story starter, write a 200-word essay.

Story Starter:
You wake up in a hotel room. You look around you. The room is empty. On the mirror is a note written in thick black marker. It says, “The final clue is just around the corner. Be careful!!” You hear a knock on the door. Your heart is thumping in your chest. You look through the peephole. What happens next?

May 11, 2012

SPONSORED BLOG POST Ice Age Continental Drift

Posted by at 5:36 pm in Movies & TV, Personality Quiz | Permalink

Sweepstakes_1This post is sponsored by Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.

In Ice Age 4: Continental Drift, Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences: a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego, and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.

Take the Ice Age Personality Quiz to figure out how nice you are!

April 13, 2012

SPONSORED BLOG POST Disneynature Chimpanzee

Posted by at 3:35 am in Movies & TV, Writing Prompt | Permalink

ChimpanzeesThis post is sponsored by Disneynature Chimpanzee.

The new documentary film Chimpanzee will open in theaters on April 20, and if you go see it between April 20-26, 2012, Disneynature will contribute 20 cents per ticket to the Jane Goodall Institute. The funds will help protect the chimpanzees' tropical forest home, and care for orphaned chimpanzees at the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo. By going to see the movie, you can actually help the baby chimpanzees! The movie is also an opportunity to see amazing footage of chimpanzees in the wild habitat they love. 

Take a look at these photos of Oscar the chimpanzee from the film, and create a caption for what you think this cutie is saying.




Leave your captions in the Comments!

Photos courtesy of Disneynature.



January 31, 2012

SPONSORED BLOG POST: Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

Posted by at 1:25 am in Writing Prompt | Permalink


This post is sponsored by Major League Baseball.

January 31st marks the birthday of Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947.

Have you ever imagined yourself standing on the pitcher’s mound at MLB’s Home Run Derby with thousands of baseball fans cheering you on? Or winning a laptop computer? If your answer is YES, then I’ve got a contest for you!

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