It's time to rock ‘n' roll and dance like no one is watching, Trolls World Tour Dance Party Edition is here! This musical adventure is available now on Digital HD and coming to Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD July 7. This is a dance party your whole family does not want to miss, just look at all these awesome bonus features.
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In this sequel to Trolls, Poppy and Branch discover that they are but one of six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands. Each tribe is devoted to six different kinds of music: Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop and Rock. Their world is about to get a lot bigger and a whole lot louder.
Trolls World Tour is a radiant bright light in a time when everything feels dark. It looks great, sounds amazing, and delivers exactly what the world needs right now- a kaleidoscope of color and hope.
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Trolls World Tour Dance Party Edition
Before you get the party started, grab these Trolls World Tour Free Party Printables. Then pick out the most colorful outfits you can find. Finally, pop in the dance party edition of the film and get ready to move it, shake it, and dance your heart out.
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This special dance edition includes an interactive dance party mode that invites viewers to learn dance moves while get watch the film, lyrics to sing-along with your favorite songs, and even special surprises too! We are all about learning the moves, because if you haven't already tried to dance along with this soundtrack are you even a human? Only robots could not get caught in the infectious melodies of Just Sing, Crazy Train, and my fave- Don't Slack.
Trolls World Tour Bonus Features
Dance Party Mode – As Queen Poppy makes her way across the lands, this on-screen experience encourages the viewer to sing and dance along as they customize their own musical journey. With sing-along and dance elements, interactive pop ups and more, it’s sure to be a world of fun!
Tiny Diamond Goes Back To School – In this exclusive original short film, journey back to school with Tiny Diamond as he tries to figure out how to be the cool kid and ‘fit in’.
Trolls Dance Academy – Compilation of How-To-Dance pieces from Dance Party Mode
Trolls World Tourist Map – Cloud Guy provides a quick “tourist guide's” view of the six realms that make up Trolls Kingdom.
- Trolls Village
- Lonesome Flats
- Vibe City
- Volcano Rock City
- Techno Reef
Deleted Scenes with intros by Director Walt Dohrn, Producer Gina Shay, and Co-Director David P. Smith*
- Cooper's Destiny
- Let's Go Save the World
- Bicycle Built for Two
- Meet the Bounty Hunters
- Making New Friends
- Cloud 9
Trolls Perfect Harmony– Hear from the star-studded cast of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Anderson .Paak, George Clinton, Kunal Nayyar, James Corden and the filmmakers about the history of music featured in the film. From classical to country to rock, pop and techno, the cast and filmmakers reveal their favorite types of music.
Trolls World Tour Backstage* – A behind-the-scenes making of featurette showcases Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Rachel Bloom, Ron Funches, George Clinton, Mary J. Blige, Sam Rockwell and Kenan Thompson as some of the talent behind the Trolls and the process of bringing the them to life.
- Opening Act
Feature Commentary with Director Walt Dohrn, Producer Gina Shay, and Co-Director David P. Smith
* Exclusive to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ & Digital
Where to buy Trolls World Tour
Trolls World Tour is available on Digital NOW and on Blu-ray, 4K, and DVD July 7 wherever movies are sold. Get your pre-order in now so you don't miss out on any rocking moments.
Interview with Julia Jones | Talking Dogs, Nerd Life, and The Mandalorian
Over the weekend the family and I had set down to watch Think Like A Dog. It is a family comedy about a boy, his dog, and a science project that will change all of their lives forever. 12-year-old Oliver, a tech prodigy whose middle-school science fair experiment goes awry, creates a telepathic connection between him and his furry friend, Henry. The bond brings Oliver and Henry even closer as they join forces to comically overcome complications at school while helping Oliver’s parents rekindle their marriage along the way.
Being on set with adorable dogs has to be a lot of fun. What was it like working alongside these four-legged co-stars?
“I love working with the dogs. For me, there is an element of spontaneity that comes when working with dogs. I feel calm and relaxed working with them, especially big dogs like the Henry dog. These dogs are extremely professional and really well behaved. Everybody just wanted to be around the dogs. I definitely was hanging out with the dogs off set.”(laughs)
I completely agree, I would much rather hangout with people than dogs. (Laughter)
I laughed at the facial expressions scene with Henry. I swear my Husky has the same looks but they all mean different things. Pets are such an important part of any family. Do you have any pets now? What are your thoughts on the family dynamic and how you think pets play a role in that.
“I don't have any pets now but I did grow up with a dog that I was really close to. And that was one of the things that drew me to this project originally.
Pets are just sort of this source of unconditional love and entertainment. So I think that they can really bring family together in way. Everybody kind of shares a mutual sense of affection for this animal and you got that in common, no matter what's going on.
Something that the movie addresses is how they have a simple way of thinking. It's really just about food, sleeping, water, and love. Those are things that maybe we as humans ought to just think a little more about.”
I always like to ask a fun question. So, if you could pick to be any type of dog what would it be and why?
“I keep thinking of my favorite dogs but they would probably be really hot! I love Burmese Mountain Dogs, Huskies, and a good old lab. I would like to be a lab that lives near water. ”
I am hot all the time so when my Husky gets over heated I say I feel you!
“I'm the opposite so maybe I would enjoy being a Husky or a Burmese. (laughs)”
You had great chemistry with your co-star Brian. My favorite scene was when you had to pretend to be married. Your facial expressions were golden. My husband swears I give him the same looks. Was it hard keeping a straight face? (laughter)
“Obviously I had every scene with Brian and we spent a good amount of time together. We were in Beijing together, we were on the same schedule. Developing that back and forth and the banter was something that absolutely happened off set. He is extremely funny, he is very, very funny. Lots of times he would just go off on these things and yes everybody would try not to laugh. (Laughs) That's your job, to not laugh! She (Munoz) was such a high strung character, that when we were doing scenes he was definitely not funny to me at all. He was really, really annoying me!” (Laughter)
You were really in character!
(Laughs) “I guess so! It was very effective. Off camera it was a whole different story. It was really hard not to laugh.”
Any other fun moments on set you want to share?
“One of my favorite memories from making this film is we filmed a lot of it in New Orleans. We would have these days when it would be pretty wild with children, extras, drones, and all these dogs. The neighborhoods were so welcoming and they would let us do makeup touchups in their houses. They would say “Come on in! Do the touchups in here, your trailer is too far away.” People would get beach chairs and at 9am in the morning you would get out of the car to start filming and there would be all these people with their beach chairs and bottles of wine. They set up their chairs and watched us film. It was like a community theatre production. (Laughs)
And also Gil our director who is just infectious and loves what he does so much, he was really passionate about this story. While we were rehearsing, we often didn't use the dogs so that the dogs could rest. Gil would play the dogs in our rehearsals. And that was really special.”
I love New Orleans, the food the people.
“It's such a special place, it's magical.”
Did you get a chance to visit anywhere special when you were filming in Beijing?
“I went to The Great Wall of China, which was extraordinary. I had the best time. I got in touch with some people who lived over there through mutual friends and I would try and have dinner with them pretty much every night. And I loved trying to process what I was experiencing and seeing. Then I went to Shanghai afterwards. That was a really fun, different experience too.”
Each of your characters are strong, confident, intelligent women. I know they get that from you! What other ways do you think your characters embody who you are?
“That's really hard. I sorted start from the opposite place of that strangely. I'm more focused on how to make them less like me in a way because I know that the qualitative things that are inherent to me will probably come through in some way. I'm always so focused on what other external factors does this person have to deal with that don't really have anything to do with me.”
A lot of your role are rooted in fantasy, sci-fi, and dystopian worlds. How do you get in character for them?
“It depends. Every single project and every single character is really different. It especially depends on whether it's a film or television because the timing tends to be really different. With television, you often just don't have as much time, so it's a lot of finding the character as you go along. In film, you often have a good chunk of time to really get a lot of research in and come up with specific things. Dystopian worlds, you just rely a lot on your imagination and you have to trust the people that you're working with. And I've been really fortunate.”
You've been involved in some incredible projects with really large fanbases, like The Mandalorian, ER, Westworld, and The Twilight Saga. What's it like to be a part of those?
“You always sort of feel like you have a family when you're working on a film, but (with those franchises) it's like you're joining a family, a huge family. Cause it's not just about getting together and telling the story that's very beloved by millions of people. But you're kind of in it together, like a traveling circus or something, and you have to navigate the reception of it as well. And it is nice to do that with your colleagues as opposed to just off on your own.”
I read that you are big nerd! Social distant high five for that! [“Proud Nerd!” (Laughs)] I’m also a nerd for books, movies, shows, games, basically the gamut of geek. What are you favorite nerdy things?
(laughs) “I'm in these text groups with my friends and very often I will say something and people will respond with that emoji that's the nerd, the person with the glasses. I don't know what I've done really (laughs), I do know that that is a thing that happens.
I'm a book worm. I'm really interested in just reading and I'm kinda obsessive about it. I'll get into something and not be able to put it down. Whether it's a book or I'll get obsessed with a specific director and I just want to see all of his films at once.
Or, oh my gosh, I've been doing puzzles in quarantine. These like 1000 piece puzzles that I've been extremely obsessed with! That was a phase about a third of the way through that I will always remember. (laughs) It was the most peaceful part of this!”
Does reading all those books impact the way in which you prepare for a role?
“I think that reading books impacts the way that I see the world to begin with. You try to understand things that you haven't experienced or you try to understand what it's like to live in a place that you've never been, different things that are going on that are outside of your little world that you inhabit. And I think that the broadening of your perspective that you can get from reading is a start. It is the starting point for acting in a lot of ways for me, because you're as an actor, tapping into experiences that you often haven't had in your real life.
Research is a huge part of most of the roles that I take on. It's always a default if I'm not quite sure where to start or what to do. You just kind of like gather a lot of information and just see what sticks.”
My last question is, what is your dream role? What would you absolutely flip out over being casted for?
“I think it would be something that encapsulates a whole bunch of qualities all at once, in a big experience. I've always wanted to be a part of the Bourne Franchise. You get these smart, dynamic, athletic, international roles, with a lot of things to play, skills to acquire, and fun places to travel. You get to work with these people who are extraordinary and talented. Those are the sort of things that would make me really excited about a role.
Anything that's new and a challenge is really interesting to me. I also love to produce and be involved with developing. I would love to find something to option that sort of a thing.”
I can't leave this interview without gushing about The Mandalorian.
“That was really special.”
Do you hope to see more of Omera in maybe Star Wars books and comics?
I would like love to spend more time with her and to read or see the different versions of her, her history, and her story.
I hope to see you back. Just putting that out there into the universe.
Think Like A Dog is available on Digital, On Demand, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 9
When they announced Scoob I was excited to see it, especially after the classic A Pup Named Scooby-Doo intro. Did Scoob live up to my expectations of an extended Saturday morning mystery? Not exactly, but that is okay.
Scoob Movie Review
SCOOB begins with an adorable puppy and a lonely boy. Through an insane chase along the beach the two manage to find each other. The pup is given a home and name Scooby Dooby-Doo. As for the kid, well Shaggy gets a lifelong best friend and no longer feels alone.
Fast forward to Halloween where Shaggy and Scoob meet Fred, Daphne, and Velma. After an encounter in a haunted house which leads to the gang solving their first case, Mystery Inc. is born. Cue the nostalgic Scooby-Doo where are you theme song complete with the montage.
In present day, Mystery Inc appears to be a solid team until Simon Cowell shows up and the gang splits. This is where the film leaves the classic mystery theme and heads into new water. Shaggy and Scoob are taken in by the Blue Falcon, Dee Dee Skyes, and Dynomutt. While Fred, Daphne, and Velma try to track down their friends after discovering Dick Dastardly is out to capture Scooby.
Chaos ensues, leading the Mystery Inc crew all around the world. While they struggle to save Scooby and the world, the friendship of Shaggy and Scoob is put to the test. Can their bond survive against the odds? You'll have to watch to find out.
With the exception of Scoob and Muttley, the rest of the voice cast is new to the scene. They do a decent job, with Jason Issacs being the standout as Dick Dastardly. Not that it is all that surprising, he is great at playing a villain. Admittedly the trailers threw me off with Scoob's voice. Although Frank Welker has been voicing Scooby since the original actor died, he sounded too understandable. However, it was less disconcerting within the context of the film, but I do wish they had left Scooby barely comprehensible.
Speaking of old school Scooby, while this film seems almost nothing like previous Scooby iterations, it manages to throw a ton of nostalgia and old ideas into the 94 minute run time. From Captain Caveman to Johnny Quest and so many in between, it feels like the filmmakers are trying to create a Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe. And who knows, if Scoob does well, the studio may do just that.
As I mentioned, Scoob is unlike any other Scooby-Doo you have seen before. Although I would have preferred something more like the old Saturday morning reruns I grew up watching, Scoob does offer classic lines and imagery. Most importantly however it showcases the strength of friendship, which has been a recurring theme since the inception of Scoob and the gang.
Shaggy and Scooby grow throughout the film, much like one would in real life. Despite growing up they fight not to grow apart. With so many changes facing our children during this time, they can feel disconnected to their friends and even family. It's encouraging for the audience to see Scoob and Shaggy tackle this topic and share their 70s phrase laden wisdom with us all.
“People can grow, but that doesn't mean they have to grow apart.”
How did Scoob fair in the expectations category? Well, it amused my husband and I while hooking the kids, and after all isn't that who the film is actually made for? Our kids who kinda had an idea about Scooby before are now fully excited about all things Scooby Doo. They are even curious about all the other Hanna-Barbera characters in the film, so it looks like we need to figure out where to watch them.
Scoob is packed with some of my favorite songs-any movie that starts with Tupac and is followed by The Backstreet Boys gets this 90s kid love, lots of bright colors, and laughs…tons of them. And who knows, this may spawn a Hanna-Barbera universe where we can relive all our favorite Saturday morning cartoon moments.
At the end of the day, Scoob accomplished its' goal to be an entertaining family film and one that the kids will ask to watch repeatedly. Case closed.
Scoob! is now available to rent or own. It is rated PG for some action, language, and rude/suggestive humor.
Is Scoob Kid Friendly?
Scoob for the most part is kid-friendly and safe but there were a few moments that made me do a face palm while hoping my kids didn't notice. The villain's name is Dick Dastardly. While there is nothing wrong with that, when he is speaking to Scoob and Scoob has issues pronouncing his name, he repeatedly says his name in increasing frustration and clarity. It was cringe-worthy.
They discuss dropping a “F-Bomb” which actually refers to a Falcon Bomb not the actual word. One character says “all Hell breaks loose.” Dastardly disguises himself as a lady cop and comes off overly sensual with a smitten Fred. There is also a discussion about Tinder and how Falcon was confused at first what the app was for. It's not explain (thankfully) but kids might have questions.
We love movie Easter eggs aka hidden references around here, and Scoob did not disappoint. From the classic show opener to Quest Labs, The Jetsons, Jabberjaw, and more, there are a lot of Scoob Easter eggs to find! Who said watching all those classic cartoons on Cartoon Network was bad for me?
Scoob Easter Eggs
Young Shaggy is shown in front of Casey's Creations. The original voice of Shaggy is Casey Kasem.
The three police officers are named Officer Jaffe, Officer Casey, and Officer North, named for Nicole Jaffe (original voice of Velma), Casey Kasem (original voice of Shaggy) and Heather North (the second voice of Daphne).
Does the design for young Scooby look familiar? If you were a fan of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo that is why!
Daphne is dressed like Wonder Woman. Scooby-Doo had previous crossovers with Wonder Woman.
Silhouette portraits of Fred and Wilma Flintstone from The Flintstones are seen on the wall of the haunted house.
The montage of the Mystery Inc's adventures is almost a shot-for-shot replica of the opening credits of Scooby-Doo Where Are You!
The original voice of Fred, Frank Welker, is now the voice of Scooby.
Takamoto Bowl is named after Scooby-Doo's original designer Iwao Takamoto.
The bowling alley is modeled after the exterior of the original Hanna-Barbera Studio building.
The Rottens, the sometimes cute robots Dastardly uses for his schemes, are named after the Really Rottens, the evil team of cheaters from the series Laff-A-Lypmics.
Blue Falcon and Dynomutt first appeared in The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour. Only the Blue Falcon was the smart crime fighter and Dynomutt was his bumbling robotic assistant. In Scoob, it's the reverse. Blue Falcon is actually the son of Radley Crown and Dynomutt is the crime-fighting genius.
Dee Dee Skyes appeared in Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.
Dick Dastardly first appeared int Wacky Races. One of the things on his rap sheet is being caught buying black market car parts.
Billy West is the original voice for Muttley.
Dastardly and Muttley were sponsored by Winchell Motor Oil, named after Dick Dastardly's original voice actor Paul Winchell.
That picture of Muttley sporting all those medals? That is a callback to Dastardly & Muttley in Their Flying Machines, where Muttley frequently had to save Dastardly but would only do it for a medal.
In Dastardly's layer, there is a picture of the classic Dick Dastardly and Muttley.
While the gang is out looking for Shaggy, they pass Peeble's Pet Shop. Peeble's is the home of Magilla Gorilla.
Out on the road, look for a billboard featuring Squiddly Diddly saying come see me at Bubbleland. Bubbleland was the park Squiddly lived in a performed his music.
The Yankee Doodle Pigeon that Dastardly and Muttley kept chasing around is seen in this movie as a stuffed animal.
Funland– not just a creepy amusement park, it is also home to the Funland Robot who is seen during the theme song.
While Scooby and Shaggy try to hide inside the arcade of Funland, look for a game featuring the number one super guy, Hong Kong Phooey.
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Also in the arcade are posters for The Banana Splits' Adventure Hour, The Hex Girls, and Underdog.
Look for a game called the Laff-a-Lympics. This is from Scooby's All-Star Laff-a-Lympics, which included 3 teams of various Hanna-Barbera's characters competing in Olympic style matches.
Space Stars is also seen as a game and is a nod to a short series of the same name.
Another character from Wacky Races, Penelope Pitstop, has her logo featured on another arcade game.
Frankenstein, Jr. and The Impossibles are seen on a pinball game.
Back out on the road, Fred, Daphne, and Vilma drive by another billboard sign, this one is for Jellystone National Park. This is the home of the picnic basket stealing, Yogi Bear.
Captain Caveman lives on Messick Mountain. Don Messick was the original voice of Scooby-Doo.
Captain Caveman calls the second Cerberus skull a Slaghoople. Wilma Flintstone's maiden name is Slaghoople.
Another Flintstone's nod is the signal Captain Caveman uses for the fight to begin. The turtle makes the same whistle which was used in the opening theme of The Flintstones when it was time for Fred to get off work.
Eyeballs in the dark. Classic Scooby and really any older cartoon scene.
Fred gets his ascot.
The chase scene with Cerberus is reminiscent of every episode I ever watched of Scooby where they get chased by the bad guy.
In the final scene, the logo on the back of Velma's laptop is a Q, the symbol of Quest Labs from Jonny Quest.
Is there a post credit scene in Scoob?
No there is not. But there are more Easter eggs to be found during the beginning of the credits.
Vilma is looking for her glasses
Atom Ant appears in a comics collage showing what happens after Scoob ends. It appears that Blue Falcon has assembled his own Avengers. Atom Ant naturally is this cinematic universe's Ant-Man.
Also on team Falcon Force is Jabberjaw and Great Grape Ape.
Dr. Quest takes the Mystery Inc crew around Quest Labs. Look in the back right corner to see a high-tech Frankenstein Jr.
In the lab there are specs for Rosie the Robot, the famous housekeeper from The Jetsons.
Dastardly escapes from prison with the help of Muttley.
At the very end you can hear a werewolf howling. Could this be the next adventure for Mystery Inc?
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SCOOB! tells the story of how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world.
As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
Download Scoob to rent or own on Friday May 15 from Amazon Prime! Renting it means you can watch it as many times as you want for 48 hours. Or spend a few dollars more to own it forever!
I love the Halloween scene that shows Shaggy dressed like the Blue Falcon, Fred a knight in shining armor, Vilma as Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and Daphne as Wonder Woman. It makes the characters feel modern without losing any of what made them so endearing in the first place.
Also old school classic Hanna-Barbera villain Dick Dastardly is back and looking as evil as ever. Jinkies! I can't wait to watch Friday!
Free Scoob Printable Activities
These Free Scoob Printable Activities are just what you need for the perfect Mystery Inc Movie Night. It includes recipes, quizzes, mazes, coloring sheets, and more! Scroll down to learn the Scoob dance from celebrity dancer, Jalaiah Harmon.
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Check out this video to learn the #ScoobDance on TikTok from Jalaiah Harmon.
Scoob Movie Night
Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and the whole Mystery Inc. Gang are bringing the party to your house to celebrate the release of Scoob! Join them for the #ScoobMovieNight premiere event on Twitter starting at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Follow @SCOOB on Twitter and use the hashtag #ScoobMovieNight to be in on the fun. It all starts with the cast, musical performances, and exclusive clips.