Category Archives: SPONSORED

April 4, 2011

SPONSORED POST: Born to be Wild

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Born to be WildThis blog post is sponsored by IMAX Born to be Wild 3D.

An amazing wildlife adventure is coming to IMAX theaters on April 8. Born to be Wild 3D tells the story of two women working in Africa and Asia to save orphaned animals. When the movie writer/producer Drew Fellman learned about Dr.Galdikas who was rescuing baby orangutans, and Dame Daphne who was rescuing baby elephants, he instantly knew that their remarkable stories would make an incredible film. "They are heroes of the earth in the truest sense," he states.

Watch the movie trailer, and read on to learn more about these incredible Earth heroes!

Dr. Galdikas and Dame Daphne both stress that you cannot save the animals without saving their physical environment. "Orangutans are on the verge of extinction as their habitat is disrupted by poaching, illegal logging, and palm oil plantations whose by-product, vegetable oil, is sold in myriad products like junk food, soap, cosmetics and some bio-fuels around the world," Dr. Galdikas points out.

Elephants have been equally targeted by ivory poachers. Dame Daphne emphasizes, "The pressure on the African wildlife population has been an ongoing situation for 100 years. Unfortunately the elephant, although highly intelligent, has been viewed merely as a resource to be mined. We're consuming everything on the planet and if we're not extremely careful, there will be no room for any other life forms here. And as soon as that happens, there will be no more us."

Fellman concludes, "Both women have been huge inspirations to me personally. They are living proof that each one of us can make a difference. And I certainly hope people leave the theatre with the conclusion that they can do something, too."

Images and quotes courtesy of Warner Bros.

March 31, 2011

SPONSORED POST: Disneynature African Cats

Posted by at 12:47 am in SPONSORED | Permalink

African Cats This blog is sponsored by the new Disneynature film, African Cats.

Opening in Theaters on Earth Day, April 22, 2011

See African Cats during opening week, and Disneynature will make a donation in your honor to protect lions and cheetahs and the land they call home. 

LionWhat are you doing to celebrate Earth Day on April 22? Every year, this day serves as a great reminder to take care of the environment around us, especially the creatures that rely on our planet’s resources. Case in point: the lions and cheetahs that are part of the ecosystem known as the African savanna. This Earth Day the new Disneynature film African Cats takes viewers on a journey to learn how these remarkable animals navigate their unique habitat, as well as about the important role they play in their ecosystem. Watch the video trailer.

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Chronicling a true story, African Cats captures the real-life love, humor, and determination of these majestic rulers of the savanna. You’ll meet Mara, an endearing lion cub who strives to grow up with her mother’s strength, spirit, and wisdom; Sita, a fearless cheetah and single mother of five mischievous newborns; and Fang, the proud leader of the pride who must defend his family from a rival lion and his sons. 

Let us know your Comments: Why is it important to protect ecosystems such as the African savanna? What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day this year?

March 12, 2011

SPONSORED POST: Bubble Wrap Inventions

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Bubble WrapThis blog post is sponsored by Bubble Wrap®.

Enter to Win the Bubble Wrap® Competition for Young Inventors!

Deadline: THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED TO NEW ENTRIES.

Attention, young inventors: It's time to think big! In honor of Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day, we want you to share your ideas in the Bubble Wrap® Competition for Young Inventors. How? Develop an invention that incorporates the use of Bubble Wrap cushioning. The sky's the limit in terms of what you create! Your invention can be related to sports, entertainment, the environment, and more—anything goes as long as you use Bubble Wrap® cushioning as part of the design. Over $25,000 in prizes and a trip to New York City will be awarded. The deadline is March 23,2011—which is coming up fast!

Still looking for inspiration for your invention? Take your cue from past winners of the competition. They've used Bubble Wrap® cushioning to create everything from a prosthetic leg to wallpaper designed to help children with autism. Now it's your turn!  Remember, you might just have the next big idea!

What are some of YOUR ideas for inventions made out of Bubble Wrap®? Let us know in the Comments!

November 19, 2010

SPONSORED BLOG POST: Tangled

Posted by at 4:39 am in Celebrities, SPONSORED | Permalink

Tangled This blog post is sponsored by Disney’s Tangled.

When the kingdom’s most wanted, and most charming, bandit Flynn Rider hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel, a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of thugs. Tangled (rated PG) hits theaters on Nov. 24, 2010.

Here are Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, the actors who provide the voices of Rapunzel and Flynn, to tell us more about the movie. . .

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November 18, 2010

SPONSORED BLOG POST: Pokemon

Posted by at 9:44 am in Games, SPONSORED | Permalink

PokemonGuardian_Signs This blog post is sponsored by Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs.

Your Official Tour of Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs

Get a feel for the region you’ll be protecting in Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs, the third installment of this distinctive and exciting action-adventure series that positions you in the center of the story. This time around, you’re always traveling in good company—Ukulele Pichu will pitch in with its electrifying “Pichu’s Assist,” and four players can now connect via Nintendo DS Local Wireless Connection to go on Wireless Multiplayer Missions. As a Pokémon™ Ranger, it’s up to you to work with Pokémon™ to stop the nefarious plans of the Pokémon™ Pinchers!

Have a look at these FIVE colorful screenshots from Pokémon™ Ranger: Guardian Signs for a head start on what you’re UP AGAINST.

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September 29, 2010

SPONSORED BLOG ENTRY: Karate Kid

Posted by at 5:43 am in SPONSORED | Permalink

Karate_kid_130 Did you catch The Karate Kid in theaters this summer? Good news! It's coming out on Blu-Ray, Combo Pack, and DVD on October 5! 

In this awesome twist on the 1984 movie, Jaden Smith stars as Dre Parker, a 12-year-old boy who moves to Beijing when his mom gets a new job. China isn’t anything like Detroit, and the only thing that keeps Dre from missing life back home is his cute classmate Mei Ying. Unfortunately, Cheng, the class bully and a kung fu expert, will do anything to keep Dre and Mei Ying apart. Everything changes when Mr. Han, the school janitor, agrees to teach Dre kung fu so that he can take on Cheng in a tournament. Check out the trailer!

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September 21, 2010

SPONSORED BLOG ENTRY: Peace One Day!

Posted by at 9:47 am in Kid Power, Live Chats, SPONSORED | Permalink

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Hi, everyone! My name is Jeremy Gilley. Eleven years ago, I had the idea to create an annual day of global ceasefire and nonviolence: Peace Day. I wanted it to be like Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day. I just couldn’t understand all the fighting and suffering happening around me and I wanted to do something about it. I’m a filmmaker, so I decided to make a film about my journey to get this day recognized. Other people might have written a book, but I see the world through images and stories as told in films, so for me it made perfect sense. I had no idea what would happen, but I knew I had to try.

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September 15, 2010

SPONSORED BLOG ENTRY: Megamind

Posted by at 4:22 pm in Sneak Peek, SPONSORED | Permalink
SPONSORED BLOG ENTRY Megamind_130x130 Megamind is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known . . . and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way—each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as Metro Man. Then one day Megamind actually defeats Metro Man when one of his botched plans actually succeeds. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world's biggest mind actually be the one to save the day?

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