DVDs always make a great stocking stuffer, and I have two family movies that I think your recipients would love to have this year! I’m including them in my holiday gift guide because my 3 year old enjoyed watching both, even though we’ve seen each at least 5 times in the past couple weeks!
First up: THE CROODS
Join the Croods on the journey of a lifetime in the epic comedy-adventure that “has the magical wonder of How To Train Your Dragon” – Jake Hamilton (Fox-TV). When their cave is destroyed, the Croods set out to explore a spectacular landscape filled with fantastic creatures, strange surprises…and a whole new world of adventure! As they begin to conquer their fear of the outside world, they discover that they have exactly what it takes to survive – each other.
We watched this movie as our first “official” family movie night a few weeks ago. My 3 year old is just now getting to the point where he can sit still through a full-length film, and this one was no exception! The movie reminds me of The Flintstones – a favorite cartoon of mine when I was growing up.
I love the theme behind the film – which is basically, never be too afraid to live your life thoroughly. The man of the house (cave?) has to learn this as his family struggles to survive.
Next up: TURBO
From the makers of MADAGASCAR and KUNG FU PANDA, TURBO is a high-velocity 3D comedy about a snail who dares to dream big – and fast. After a freak accident infuses him with the power of super-speed, Turbo kicks into overdrive and embarks on an extraordinary journey to achieve the seemingly impossible: competing in the world’s fastest race, the Indianapolis 500. With the help of his tricked-out streetwise snail crew, this ultimate underdog puts his heart and shell on the line to prove that no dream is too big, and no dreamer too small.
This was another very cute movie that my 3 year old son really enjoyed. Think of it as an animated “Fast & the Furious”! It’s all about Turbo, a snail, getting the powers of super speed. He then goes on to participate in the fastest race — where it’s unlikely that a snail would EVER win. I love the underdog theme, and how it teachers young viewers that anything is possible if you try your hardest!