Roxy Hunter and Prince and the Pauper DVDs

My 9 1/2 year old daughter isn’t a huge movie fan, which is fine because we try to monitor what she watches–we don’t want her to grow up too fast–but we love to have family movie night at least once a month. We find a DVD that we will all enjoy (or that we can watch after we put my 3 1/2 year old son to bed), get out some snacks, and enjoy the 90 minute experience. Sharing in our children’s interests, including pop culture, gives us more opportunities to connect with them on their level.

I recently received two DVDs from Sony Pictures that fit the bill perfectly.

Both of the children enjoyed Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost. Ten-year-oldroxy_hunter_moody_ghost_dvd_box_art.jpgRoxy Hunter and her mom move into a spooky old house that Roxy is convinced is haunted. She finds some clues about the former owner’s past, and she can’t rest until she put together all the pieces. In the process of tracking down the past of the former owner, she and her best friend (who is a boy, which helps in making it attractive for both genders in your family) also track down some disturbing news about the future that someone has planned. They don’t stop until they figure it all out. This movie originally aired on Nickelodeon and reminded me of theroxy-rocks_sample.jpg types of movies that we all waited to watch on Sunday nights on TV when I was growing up. The DVD also comes with some “Roxy Rocks” so that your own little detective can show some of the flair that Roxy does.

I wasn’t as sure about the appropriateness The Prince and the Pauper, rated PG, starring the Sprouse twins (from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody). I previewed it first, and I loved it (and would recommend it for eight up–I didn’t seem to see much need for Parental Guidance, especially because any “bad” attitudes are painted as bad, not cute and prince_dvd_box_art.jpgacceptable). Eddie Tudor is the star of a teen spy show. He’s all that, but he knows it. In fact, if his attitude doesn’t get better, he might be out of a job. When Tom Canty, actor-wannabe, strolls onto the set, Eddie finds a friend. He realizes that they look exactly alike, so Eddie makes the opportunity to take a break from his star-studded life and give Tom the chance to give his dream life a try. Of course, things go awry, and the switch back isn’t so easy, but along the way, they learn more about what their own lives really have to offer. We’ll probably make some time for a Mother Daughter movie this weekend.

Would you like to win one of five 2-DVD sets? Leave a comment and we’ll draw a winner on March 14. If you want to make it interesting, leave a comment sharing the name of one or more of your favorite family films.

Comments

  1. Sarah Galbraith says

    thanks for the recommendation…I have a nine year old girl too, who is starting to want to watch more teen type movies….we will definitely be giving these a try! thanks! Would love to be in the drawing!!

  2. Megan says

    We love watching movies with our children and would love to check out these movies. My daughter (10) still loves Disney films and my son (11) will take anything with action. Sometimes it is hard to find a happy medium. They both like mysteries, as well as the Sprouse twins.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  3. Jill H. says

    What a great giveaway. Our current “family favorite” is probably “The Aristocats” since it just came out on
    DVD – followed closely by “The Little Mermaid” and “Cinderella”.

  4. says

    We LOVE movies around here and those would be awesome to have!! Plus we are huge Disney fans and the twins on Zack and Cody are the 2 boys in Prince and the Pauper. My girls would flip over these movies.

  5. says

    Oh dear!! Oh dear!! Even more than Hannah Montana, my girls ADORE and would marry Cole and Dylan Sprouse! And they have been wanting to see Roxy Hunter. I rarely buy them movies and they would BOW AT MY FEET if I were to win these!! LOL! I could probably get them to do MUCH house cleaning!

  6. says

    My favorite ‘family’ movie is Goonies. And The Sound of Music. And The Wizard of Oz. My kids aren’t really crazy about them yet, but I have hopes that they will be one day!

  7. Marie says

    Ooh count me in! My kids love the Veggie Tales movies and anything that has animals as the main characters. Like Beehtoven etc.

  8. Steph Elias says

    They look like great family-time movies. Count me in! Some of our favorite family films are The Jungle Book, Spookley the Square Pumpkin and Wallace & Gromit Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

  9. Christine Stewart says

    Winning some new DVDs would be great!
    We like the Disney movies, esp Cars, Robin Hood & (soon to be released on DVD) 101 Dalmations!

  10. Jennifer B. says

    These look like great movies. I think that the new animated films are my favorite family films. They have so much for kids, but just like the cartoons from my childhood, they have lots of humor that is aimed at adults.

  11. Jennifer Lambert says

    My daughter would LOVE these in a few years! Right now it is all about princesses, so I look forward to that changing!

  12. Margaret Smith says

    Both these movies sound wonderful. My kids would love these. Jungle Book is a big favorite of the whole family. The kids and us love the music in it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Tammy Sinclair says

    Our whole family just LOVED “CARS”, we have watched it at least 5 times now and it is still hilarious! But we DO need a few more choices for next movie night.

  14. Cindi Hoppes says

    What a wonderfully fun giveaway contest. I would so enjoy winning a set of the DVDS. Please enter me in your contest! Thanks very much…..Cindi

  15. Marci says

    DVDs are always good in our house. My all time favorite movie is Beauty and the Beast. However, the one my 5yo daughter is always asking to watch (which is an appropriate family movie): Planet Earth

  16. Cathie says

    We enjoyed Jumanji, Monsters Inc. Always have to watch the Princess Diaries,and mary Poppins and Sound of Music….We reallly enjoy movie nights

  17. Angela T. In SC says

    With 7 kids we don’t get out much! LOL! We could all sit back & enjoy these movies together. Please consider us! Thanks!
    Our favorites are anything Disney or Pixar or Dreamworks…

  18. I class says

    My eleven year old would love to win this. We watch many classic movies together. Our favorites are The Sound of Music and The Wizard of Oz.

  19. Kristie Noguera says

    We all love movies too, although my little one can’t make it more than about 20 minutes. My son is really into Winnie the Pooh movies.

  20. LindaW says

    I had to talk my husband into it, but now he’s a fan of Sining in the Rain just like I am. Our little guy doesn’t quite get it yet, so normally if we’re all watching a movie, it’s go to be Curious George.

  21. says

    My kids love old musicals, Cars, The Incredibles, the original Cheaper by the Dozen and Yours, Mine and Ours as well as Jonah (the VeggieTales movie).

  22. AMANDA PERRON says

    I love almost all kids movies…too many to count. Mary Poppins and Wizard of Oz are awesome!!

  23. says

    We love movies! We are big Disney fans of course, but my son is getting a little older and seems to be enjoying the “older kid” movies now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Marissa says

    I like to old school it with my family… so we still watch classics like National Lampoons Summer Vacation, Teen Witch, and Beetlejuice, etc. It’s fun to see how dorky we can be. :)
    Thanks!
    Marissa

  25. Donna Coughlin says

    I would love to enter, thanks!
    Some of my families favorites are Full House and High School Musical

  26. Sherri Bailey says

    We have several favorites. The Sound of Music is one of the best films ever made. Talk about family love!!!

  27. says

    Oh, this would be fun. I have three girls who would love to watch this. One of our favorites is the Buttercream gang movies, have you heard of them? Fun family movies.

  28. Theresa N. says

    These are new to me, but they sound wonderful. Our favorite movie right now is The Santa Claus with Tim Allen.

  29. says

    Well we have a new fave, Enchanted! You really have to see it when it comes out… Wife works at blockbuster so we get movies a week or two before available to public, and we all sat down last night to watch… awesome family movie!

  30. Catrina Pomerleau says

    We have a lot of family favorites, but I think the number 1 favorite (at least this week) is Madagascar.

  31. Brandy says

    We have a huge DVD collection…we love to watch movies as a family :) I recommend Hayao Miyazaki’s films- almost all of them are family friendly. Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service are 2 of my personal favorites ^^

  32. Suanne Giddings says

    Disney movies are our favorites for the family. We love Pollyanna! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Cathy says

    Family movies are a great way to spend quality time. The Incredible Journey still gets me everytime I watch it.

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