Da Da Daaaaaa Dreamworks Animation’s The Croods

Da Da Daaaaa Last week our family had the pleasure of attending a screening of The Croods at a family Mamarazzi courtesy of The  Moms in NYC. 

3 D Glasses on Ready to Watch

3 D Glasses on Ready to Watch


During the 90 minute 3D feature we became part of The Croods family, learning more about Grugg (dad), Ugga (mom), Eep (teenager daughter), Thunk (son) , Sandy (babysister) and Gran. After loosing their cave in what appears to be an earthquake The Croods run into Guy and his sidekick Sloth, Belt. Belt who can’t talk except for his signature sing song of Da Da Daaaaa  help teach The Croods to venture out, rethink their way of living and chase the sun.



The Croods, A modern day Flintstone Family rocked by the changes in their world, learn many things as a family and about each other during the film. Grugg has to learn to allow his daughter to be independent as she develops a relationship with Guy along the journey. While traveling across the spectacular landscape with fascinating creatures The Croods discover there is more in life then living in hiding.  As a family they learn it is fine to have a good time , make new friends and on the rare occasion break the rules while chasing tomorrow and trying to touch the sun. 

The Natales & Co.. A Modern Family!

The Natales & Co.. A Modern Family!




During the movie you could hear the laughs from both adults and children and that in my opinion says a lot about a family movie in that everyone in the house can relate, even grandparents! Upon talking to other families in attendance we all thought that in one way or another our family was apart of  The Croods family.

When the movie was finished  we were treated to a Q&A with Catherine Keener who plays Ugga and directors Kirk DeMicco & Chris Sanders. Before the Q & A could began Kirk and Chris were presented with the father of the year award for Grugg from the National Fatherhood Initiative.  Keener who admits this was her first animated film, disclosed she chose to do the film because she sees animated films with her own son and has always been fond of the directors work.

Main Man went up to the mic with not exactly a question but to let both Chris and Kirk know that he was happy to see that eventually the colorful cat (Macawnivore), who had been chasing them throughout the movie became nice.  

Main Man at the Mic not the best picture but so proud he had the courage!

Main Man at the Mic not the best picture but so proud he had the courage!


In true,  The Moms fashion this Mamarazzi was first class all the way complete with a giant Belt greeting us as we entered the theatre area, popcorn, drinks, stone aged themed candy and  swag but most of all a life lesson about family, fun and creating memories along the way.

The Croods Popcorn

The Croods Popcorn

Lot's of The Croods and Stone themes Candy

Lot’s of The Croods and Stone themed Candy



**Disclaimer Main Street Mama and family were invited to a family mamarazzi to review The Croods courtesy of The Moms and Dreamworks Animation. All opinions are that of our family we all feel it’s not everyday we get to see an animated movie that we all LOVE!  

Thank you McDonalds, Lowes, Dreamworks Animation, and The Moms for such great gifts!

Thank you McDonalds, Lowes, Dreamworks Animation, and The Moms for such great gifts!

Main Man all smiles

Main Man all smiles




Want to see The Moms up close interview with Kirk, Chris and Catherine click here




Win A Return to Nim’s Island Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Return to Nims Island On The Hallmark Channel tonight March 15th at 8:00pm CST and Main Street Mama is happy to offer our fans a giveaway for your very own copy on Blu-Ray Combo Pack!

Return to Nim’s Island, the sequel to Walden Media’s 2008 box office hit Nim’s Island, picks up the story a few years later with 14-year-old Nim (Bindi Irwin) more determined than ever to protect her island and the animals that call it home. With ruthless resort developers and greedy wildlife poachers threatening the existence she loves, Nim realizes she and her animal pals can’t defend their home alone. To save her island, she is forced to combine forces with an outsider: Edmund, a runaway from the mainland. Only with his help does she stand a chance of stopping the villains from dismantling her world.Publicity stills photography on the set of Nims Island 2

Friday Night is usually family movie night in our house and tonight I think we will be watching Return to Nim’s Island will you? 

Once you watch the movie and realize once was not enough visit this very cool  Return to Nim’s Island Family Adventures Blog App

  • Discover Which Adventurer You Are Quiz! Whether you’re a fearless explorer, a precocious castaway or an unexpected hero, Nims Island is an adventurer’s paradise. Take the quiz to find out which Nim adventurer you are!
  • 7 Awesome Family Activities! You don’t have to travel to an exotic island or faraway land because, adventures happen everywhere! Download and share these awesome family adventures that will transport you all to your next, unforgettable journey.
  • Postcard from Nim’s Island! Postcards from a faraway island! Share these funny postcards from Nim’’s Island with your friends and family!
  • Get Social! Tweet with the #ReturnToNimsIsland hashtag to get your audience excited about the premiere on Hallmark Channel March 15th at 8/7C!

Main Street Mama Readers can pick up their copy of Return to Nim’s Island on Blu-Ray or DVD  at Walmart just 4 days after tonight’s premiere and be sure to take a chance to win your own copy of Return to Nim’s Island by entering the rafflecopter giveaway below!
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**Disclaimer** Main Street Mama was not compensated for this blog post. All opinions are that of my own. Winner will have 24 hrs to respond once they are chosen or a new winner will be picked. Return to Nim’s Island marks the debut of Walden Family Theater, presented by Walmart and P&G.  The new destination for family entertainment, exclusively on Hallmark Channel.

THE LONE RANGER Sneak Peak Teaser During Sunday’s Big Game


Another great Sneak Peak Teaser During this Sunday’s Big Game I am starting to not even want any commercial’s!

The Lone Ranger



After the sneak peak follow along on Twitter to join in the conversation

Be sure to check out The Lone Ranger on Facebook for more news and sneak peaks before it ride again in theaters on July 3, 2013

Disclaimer; Main Street Mama was not compensated for this review!

Iron Man 3 Sneak Peak Teaser During Sunday’s Big Game




Super Bowl Sunday is time for the big game, but it is also a time to enjoy the best commercial’ s and movie sneak peaks. Iron Man 3 is one I sure don’t want to miss.

After the sneak peak join the conversation on twitter using hashtag #IronMan3

If this teaser clip leaves you wanting more like Iron Man 3 on  Facebook and join in on the fan fun!

Iron Man 3 comes to the Big Screen on May 3rd

Disclaimer: All information has been provided by Disney Pictures no compensation has been received.

Happy Holidays DVD GiveAway From Main Street Mama to YOU

HO HO HO the Holiday season is in full swing and what better way to receive a gift to give then by being a reader of Main Street Mama … That’s right Happy Holidays DVD GiveAway From Main Street Mama to YOU my readers is on…


Finding presents for your loved ones can be no easy task! That’s why Warner Bros. has come up with their awesome Happy Holidays Blog App featuring some classic and new movies out on Blu-ray sure to please everyone from your teeny nephew to grandma wrinkles!

We are all running around so crazy this time of year, many of us take no time for ourselves. This Blog App is great because you can take the Holiday Movie Challenge and decide are you a true cinephile? Make sure your movie skills are sharp. You may want to Decode-A-Scene to figure out what movie scene is slowly being decoded in front of your eyes.

Everyone knows I LOVE PARTIES so I myself love the Holiday Survival Guide they have some awesome tips to make you look like a total holiday master.

At a loss of what movie to get your loved ones here are some of the Survival Guides Favorite Ideas



We will give you a copy of Peanuts Deluxe Holiday CollectionClassic Christmas Favorites or Dr. Seuss’s Deluxe Holiday Collection on Blu-ray. (Prize will be chosen randomly from the above Blu-ray titles!)

All you have to do is post your results from the Holiday Movie Challenge and one lucky Reader will be randomly chosen. Contest ends on Tuesday December 18th at 11:59pm
Disclaimer: Main Street Mama is working with Warner Bros for this Holiday Giveaway and all promotional materials were supplied by Warner Bros Home Entertainment.


Wreck It Ralph In Theaters Nov 2nd

We can’t wait to see Wreck It Ralph in our house.  Will you be there opening weekend?

From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time?

“Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.