**Warner Bros. Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.**
I was pretty excited when I was asked to review several of the newest DVD's released from Warner Bros. Entertainment - Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz to DVD (June 21st, 2016 release date), Sesame Street: Elmo’s Favorite Stories to DVD and Digital HD (July 5th, 2016 release date) and LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout to Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD (July 12th, 2016 release date).
Tom and Jerry: Back to Oz synopsis says, "When the Gnome King and his army surface from beneath Oz and capture the Good Witch, the wizard turns to Tom, Jerry and Dorothy for help. He brings them back to Oz to help stop the evil monarch, who has threatened to take control of Emerald City. Having wreaked havoc throughout Oz, the Gnome King and his army need one thing to finalize their conquest – Dorothy’s ruby slippers! It’s up to Tom and Jerry to use their quick wits and clever schemes to save Oz. Dorothy’s cherished friends, the Lion, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and her little dog Toto too, join in their valiant efforts. Will the Gnome King take over Emerald City or will Tom and Jerry’s hilarious high jinks save the day? The result is a rip-roaring, fun-filled, magical adventure Tom and Jerry fans won’t want to miss!"
Kevin was thrilled to sit down and watch this with the boys enjoyed each of the episodes one day while Alana and I were out running errands. Tom and Jerry has actually become their "thing" to watch while we are gone. From what they all had to report, it was hilarious and lots of fun to watch with Daddy.
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Favorite Stories synopsis says, "Sesame Street: Elmo’s Favorite Stories is a compilation of engaging and educational stories for preschool children. In one story, a disagreement arises between Big Bird and Elmo as they are about to act out one of Elmo’s favorite stories, “Maria the Cowgirl.” In another story Abby recalls that green creatures are often princes in disguise! Abby soon concludes that Oscar could be a frog—he is green isn’t he?—and therefore is also an enchanted prince! She thinks that a kiss is the only way to break the spell and turn Oscar back into Prince Oscar. Children will learn early reading skills such as letter recognition, letter sounds, and story structure (beginning/middle/end) as the Sesame friends use their imaginations to make up and act out all kinds of stories.
Of course with Declan's love for Elmo, it was an obvious choice for our house. I knew this was perfect for him as he finished his first year of school (pre-K) and as we tried to compile the lessons we've learned throughout. He was fortunate to have a great teacher and we've already had a blast revisiting everything she taught him while following along with Elmo and his friends.
LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout synopsis says, “When Batgirl and Nightwing take Batman on a trip down memory lane – literally – to visit one of the key mentors from his formative years, it’s up to the Justice League to keep Gotham City crime-free. But neither situation proves to be a “vacation” as the Bat trio encounters old nemeses on their adventure, and the Justice League discovers just how busy Batman is on a regular basis. It’s a brick-tastic battle on two fronts as Batman, Batgirl and Nightwing take on Bane and Deathstroke, while the Justice League – with some help from a few Teen Titans – fends off an assault by many of Batman’s infamous adversaries to ensure Gotham City’s safety."
The boys are huge into LEGO anything, I decided it would be a good one for us to watch together. Not only were the boys thrilled about this DVD, but Kevin thought this was a great one to watch with them himself. He'd been planning on scooping it up for them at release date already! The three of them were quickly obsessed with the movie and all the exciting action throughout. It inspired them to break out some of their lego sets and little guys to play along with the movie.