Monday, October 16, 2017

Spookley the Square Pumpkin - Blu-ray Combo Pack Review and Giveaway

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THIS HALLOWEEN SEASON, DARE TO BE SQUARE WITH
SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

AS SEEN ON DISNEY JUNIOR

BRING HOME THE BELOVED ANNUAL TELEVISION SPECIAL,
BASED ON JOE TROIANO’S BEST-SELLING BOOK,
NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN HIGH DEFINITION!

NEW on Blu-ray Combo Pack | Also Available on Digital HD

Everybody’s favorite square pumpkin is now the “Pick of the Patch” this Halloween season. For the first time ever, SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN can be yours to own in High Definition – available in a new Blu-ray Combo pack and on Digital HD from Cinedigm. 

SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN, written and created by Joe Troiano, tells the story of a square pumpkin living in a round pumpkin patch on Holiday Hill Farm. Although Spookley initially faces ridicule from his fellow patch-mates, he goes on to save the day during a terrible storm. As a result, all the pumpkins in the patch learn that the things that make you different make you special.

The animated television special, based on the bestselling Spookley book series, has been a long time Halloween tradition for families, and will once again be broadcast this October on Disney Junior.

This year, Spookley the Square Pumpkin also returns as the "Official Spokes-Pumpkin" of National Bullying Prevention Month through a partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis, provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students.  For more information on Spookley’s activities with PACER, visit: www.PACER.org/Bullying/

PROGRAM SYNOPSIS

In a world where the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins, Spookley is teased because of his square shape. Shunned by the other pumpkins, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the Pick of the Patch. But Big Tom and Little Tom, the pumpkin bullies in the patch, continue to tease and taunt Spookley. Encouraged by kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley tries his best, but he isn’t sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens Holiday Hill Farm. When the storm blows the round pumpkins across the patch towards the raging river, Spookley realizes it is up to him and his square shape to save the day.

BLU-RAY COMBO PACK BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE 5 EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PICTURE BOOKS:

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
The Legend of Beacon the Bright Little Firefly
The Legend of JellyBean and the Unbreakable Egg
The Legend of Lyla the Lovesick Ladybug
The Legend of Mistletoe and the Christmas Kittens

My Review:

If  your child watches Disney Junior, then you might be familiar with Spookley the Square Pumpkin.  I admit that I've heard of Spookley before but had never watched it until receiving the Blu-ray Combo Pack.  I can now see why it's popular.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin has somewhat of a Halloween atmosphere but I think kids would like it any time of year.  This film is about 45 minutes long and will keep children entertained with fantastic animation and musical numbers.  The Transylvania Twist was among one of the favorites, and my nieces were dancing along with it.

Spookley the Square Pumpkin tells of a pumpkin that is square rather than round.  He is made to feel like an outsider because of his difference.  Two pumpkins in particular (one a big oaf and the other a small pumpkin with mighty words) make Spookley feel inadequate.  Jack, the scarecrow, encourages Spookley when feelings and events make the square pumpkin feel sad.  Spookley gets to redeem himself and show that it's okay to be different when he saves the pumpkin patch from a storm.

The story of this film is entertaining and there's even some humor.  Some of the behavior from the bullies isn't very nice but it's not over-the-top and, in the end, it's shown that doing those things is no way to treat someone.  The bottom line it tells is that bullying is not okay, and there's nothing wrong with being different.  We all have our own special talents and abilities.

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61 comments:

Maryann D. said...

For Halloween, I will be home waiting for the children to come to my door for trick or treat after work.
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Peggy said...

We will be staying home. We participate in the Trumk or Treat at Church.

Lauren said...

We are going to a neighborhood party and trick or treating.

Janice Crespo said...

Amy and Carter will go out for Halloween. They have a few parties to go to. I am making mini ghost-pinatas today with Carter to share with a few people. Hopefully they come out as cute as the Dixie ad LOL

Jeremy said...

Taking my kids out trick or treating.

Kelly said...

I plan to take my daughter trick or treating.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I think we might stay home and host a mini party

Jennifer Bellotti said...

I will be taking my kids out Trick or Treating,

Marty C. said...

I'll be taking the kids trick or treating and then handing out candy.

nickieisis3 said...

We are trick or treating

Jan Lee said...

I usually watch specials and movies on television and eat some candy on Halloween. :)

Klydra Pugh said...

Passing out candy
Thanks for the chance

Arf2-D2 said...

We don't really do anything. We have a long driveway so we don't get any trick or treaters

Hannah Knapp said...

I don't have plans for halloween, and we never get trick or treaters. My plans involve buying some of that 50% off candy on Nov 1st :)

bnchile said...

im gonna try to hide out as much as possible.

Beth R said...

We are going to go trick or treating with the kids

Nancy said...

We will hand out candy early in the evening on Halloween.

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Lauryn Rescoe said...

My kids are super excited to go trick or treating this year! My oldest is going to be Pinkie Pie (My Little Pony), my son is going as Flash, and my youngest daughter is dressing up as a cat (she's obsessed!). :)

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

We'll be taking the kids trick or treating!

JJAY100 said...

I will be passing out the Halloween candy

bison61 said...

we will stay home and give out candy

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Elizabeth Brooks said...

taking the girls trick or treating and the pumpkin patch!

aperry said...

We are attending a magic show.

Joseph Wallace said...

My wife and I are going away for Halloween on vacation. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

wen budro said...

I don't usually get any trick or treaters at my remote house. So, I will gorge myself on all of the leftover candy.

Sue Hull said...

I'm probably going to my sisters house to hand out candy. This looks like a cute Halloween movie.Thank you for the chance ☺

Dawn Ballo said...

We'll be sitting at home watching scary movies.

SueZH said...

I will be sitting on my front porch greeting the Trick or Treaters. Love Halloween!

Jackie said...

We go to my parents' house on Halloween for a little party because it's also my dad's birthday.

stacey geeters said...

Due to unforeseen circumstances we won't be able to do it this year. Therefore we will be having the Great Pumpkin King visiting us.

Melissa C said...

My husband and I plan on bringing out our 4 children to trick or treat and afterwards head out to a kid friendly halloween party!

Eileen Boyce said...

I will be handing out candy.

christine lewis said...

I will be handing out candy.

Jana Leah B said...

I'll be passing out candy to the kiddos.

Jill Hamaker said...

Taking the kids trick or treating

Julie Waldron said...

My daughter and I are going to my Mom's church to help pass out candy.

Daniel Scott said...

Going to my cousin's house to hand out candy and party with the family. We are going to Six Flags on the 30th for some pre-Halloween fun.

polly said...

We stay home & looks forward to our 2 grandsons stopping by to show off their costumes. Always a fun night with all of the trick or treaters!

Leela said...

Making caramel apples and other treats.

James Coyne said...

I have no plans.

Miranda Sherman said...

The little boys and I will be going out trick or treating then back home to pass out candy.

juanita may said...

I am taking the grandkids trick or treating.

Renee said...

I know they will be dressing as Moana and an eagle, but I am not sure if we are staying in the neighborhood or going to the local zoo to trick or treat yet.

Ken Ohl said...

I'll be handing out candy

Gina Ferrell said...

I'm having a Halloween party for my family and friends and handing out lots of candy.

Stacy said...

I'll be giving out candy at the library Halloween party.

Robin Abrams said...

We are decorating our house as a haunted house and having a party for my grand kids and their friends.

Maria Gagliano said...

We get together with a huge group of friends and travel in a pack to trick or treat

Steph said...

We are going to watch some Halloween movies and have fun.

Barb said...

My plans are to eat as much candy as humanly possible. I wish someone would have a giveaway for a bunch ad I mean a lot of candies! Even after Halloween would be great.

Helen Bush said...

I will probably take my little girl trick or treating then watch some Halloween movies and eat some junk food

Rhonda Fuller said...

We are dtessing up and giving out candy

Colleen Maurina said...

My extended family gathers at my house for dinner on Halloween and then we take all the kids around the neighborhood for trick or treating. The cousins love spending Halloween together!

Marissa M said...

I'm going to stay home and answer the door!

LesleyfromWI said...

We are taking my granddaughter Trick or Treating!

Angela Saver said...

My plans for Halloween are to pass out candy to the neighborhood kids! I love seeing their costumes!!

Linda Bradshaw said...

I do not have any plans for Halloween. It is my sister's birthday and my step daughter's birthday but I will not see them that day.

Jessica Whitehouse said...

We'll be taking our boys around town to Trick or Treat.

Dynal Roberson said...

We are going to do the Monster March, then trick or treating, then a bon fire!

MichelleCat said...

Well, once again, I shall be trudging through the evening with kids in tow for trick or treating. Going to be cutting it close with time on everything; eldest has coding at school until 5PM. Then drive home, kids' homework, dinner, costumes, make-up, drive to places, and so on. Ugh.

Sherry Fowler said...

going to our community block party for free candy and music