HGG 2013: The Croods & Turbo on DVD

review disclosure

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

The Croods Review

Synopsis:

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.

Our Review:

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

Turbo DVD Review

Synopsis:

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.

Our Review:

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!

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