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Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThissFunktional.com

The awesome family film “The Croods: New Age” is out now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

ThisFunktional has a few copies to give to some lucky readers.






I’m going to give one entry for every completed activity sheet you share online with the hashtags #CroodsNewAge and #ThisFunktionalContest as well as tagging @ThisFunktional on Twitter and Instagram.

Winners will receive:
  • 1 - copy of “The Croods: New Age”

Here's more ways to enter:
To enter you must be subscribed to my YouTube channel: Thisfunktional and follow instagram.com/Thisfunktional and email me your full name and mailing address with the subject line #ThisfunktionalContest #CroodsNewAgeBluRay to Thisfunktional@Gmail.com.

Disclaimer: Winners will be chosen randomly. Contest runs to February 28, 2021 at noonNo purchase necessary. Prize provided by AEM.  Only open to the U.S., no PO Boxes or international addresses. Only one entry per household. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed. We will not accept entries of contestants who have claimed a prize in the last 6 months.

EVERYONE’S FAVORITE PREHISTORIC FAMILY IS BACK AND HERE TO STAY WITH A STAR-STUDDED CAST, TWO ALL-NEW EXCLUSIVE ANIMATED SHORTS, A HILARIOUS GAG REEL, DELETED SCENES, AND MORE!

ADD THE CROODS TO YOUR COLLECTION AND WATCH SUBSCRIPTION-FREE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
 
OWN IT ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 9, 2021

4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD FEBRUARY 23, 2021 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
 
DreamWorks Animation presents THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, a colorful story, brimming with heart and hilarious moments, that is guaranteed repeat viewing for the whole family. Join Grug, Eep, Guy and the rest of the Croods as they face off against the more-evolved Bettermans, releasing on Digital February 9, 2021 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD February 23, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Keep the adventure going with THE CROODS: A NEW AGE and go beyond the film with two exclusive animated shorts, a gag reel, deleted scenes and activities the whole family can enjoy together, this fun and entertaining adventure is the must-own family movie of the new year!
 
Join the animated family comedy adventure of the year that is brought to life with a star-studded cast, including Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy, Deadpool),  Emma Stone (La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man), Nicolas Cage (Face/Off), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and Leslie Mann (Blocked, Knocked Up).THE CROODS: A NEW AGE is directed by Joel Crawford (Trolls Holiday) and produced by Mark Swift (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Captain Underpants, Penguins of Madagascar). 
 
The first prehistoric family is ready for another rocking adventure! The Croods have survived fanged beasts, natural disasters, and even young love, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet: another family! In search of a new home, the Croods discover a walled-in paradise created by the sophisticated Betterman family (emphasis on the “better”). As they try to coexist, the differences between the two families escalate into a full-blown feud, but when a new threat forces both families to embark on an epic adventure, they must all learn to work together...or they’ll all go extinct!

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • DEAR DIARY: WORLD’S FIRST PRANKS - In this exclusive original short film, Eep reveals how a comical accident led her and Dawn to discover the joys of tricking their families and set about performing “the world’s first pranks”
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: LITTLE RED BRONANA BREAD - In another exclusive original short, join the Croods as they settle down for a very prehistoric family movie night experience. With shadowy figures around every corner, Eep must keep Gran and her delicious Bronana Bread safe from punch monkeys.
  • GAG REEL
  • TO: GERARD - In this original DreamWorks animated short, an elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.
  • DELETED SCENES
  • THE CROODS’ FAMILY ALBUM - Meet the actors who portray the Croods and their new cast members, the Bettermans. What makes them tick, how do they resemble their characters and what lessons have they learned from making the film.
  • THE EVOLUTION OF… - In this fun making of, we hear from the filmmakers and stars of THE CROODS: A NEW AGE about the evolution of the Croods franchise.
  • HOW TO DRAW: CAVEMAN STYLE - Join one of DreamWorks talented illustrators inside the cave as they demonstrate how to draw our favorite characters.
  • FAMILEAF ALBUM - Inspired by the prehistoric family album given to guy by the Betterman’s, we create a fun video showing you how to make your own using real leaves or green construction paper for pages and string (or even dental floss!) to hold it all together.
  • STONE AGE SNACK ATTACK - A three-part featurette highlighting fun, easy to make recipes that kids and parents can make together.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR JOEL CRAWFORD, PRODUCER MARK SWIFT, HEAD OF STORY JANUEL MERCADO AND EDITOR JIM RYAN
 
THE CROODS: A NEW AGE will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app thatsimplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit moviesanywhere.com.

Facebook: @TheCroods
Twitter: @DreamWorks
Instagram: @TheCroods
Hashtag: #CroodsNewAge

Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

The nephew, #NGoat10, and I spent some time customizing some “The Croods: New Age” Valentine’s Day cards that were sent to us from Universal Pictures.

As the nephew chose who to give these awesome cards, he was thrilled to be able to share this incredible animated movie with his friends and classmates.

Valentine’s Day has been a great way to show appreciation to special people in your life and friends.

“The Croods: New Age” on Digital now and on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD February 23.



EVERYONE’S FAVORITE PREHISTORIC FAMILY IS BACK AND HERE TO STAY WITH A STAR-STUDDED CAST, TWO ALL-NEW EXCLUSIVE ANIMATED SHORTS, A HILARIOUS GAG REEL, DELETED SCENES, AND MORE!

THE CROODS: A NEW AGE

ADD THE CROODS TO YOUR COLLECTION AND WATCH SUBSCRIPTION-FREE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

OWN IT ON DIGITAL FEBRUARY 9, 2021 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD FEBRUARY 23, 2021 FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

DreamWorks Animation presents THE CROODS: A NEW AGE, a colorful story, brimming with heart and hilarious moments, that is guaranteed repeat viewing for the whole family. Join Grug, Eep, Guy and the rest of the Croods as they face off against the more-evolved Bettermans, releasing on Digital February 9, 2021 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD February 23, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Keep the adventure going with THE CROODS: A NEW AGE and go beyond the film with two exclusive animated shorts, a gag reel, deleted scenes and activities the whole family can enjoy together, this fun and entertaining adventure is the must-own family movie of the new year!

Join the animated family comedy adventure of the year that is brought to life with a star-studded cast, including Ryan Reynolds (Free Guy, Deadpool), Emma Stone (La La Land, The Amazing Spider-Man), Nicolas Cage (Face/Off), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Kelly Marie Tran (Star Wars: Episode VIII) and Leslie Mann (Blocked, Knocked Up). THE CROODS: A NEW AGE is directed by Joel Crawford (Trolls Holiday) and produced by Mark Swift (Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Captain Underpants, Penguins of Madagascar).

The first prehistoric family is ready for another rocking adventure! The Croods have survived fanged beasts, natural disasters, and even young love, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet: another family! In search of a new home, the Croods discover a walled-in paradise created by the sophisticated Betterman family (emphasis on the “better”). As they try to coexist, the differences between the two families escalate into a full-blown feud, but when a new threat forces both families to embark on an epic adventure, they must all learn to work together...or they’ll all go extinct!  

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • DEAR DIARY: WORLD’S FIRST PRANKS - In this exclusive original short film, Eep reveals how a comical accident led her and Dawn to discover the joys of tricking their families and set about performing “the world’s first pranks”
  • FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: LITTLE RED BRONANA BREAD - In another exclusive original short, join the Croods as they settle down for a very prehistoric family movie night experience. With shadowy figures around every corner, Eep must keep Gran and her delicious Bronana Bread safe from punch monkeys.
  • GAG REEL
  • TO: GERARD - In this original DreamWorks animated short, an elderly man brightens the day of a little girl through magic.
  • DELETED SCENES
  • THE CROODS’ FAMILY ALBUM - Meet the actors who portray the Croods and their new cast members, the Bettermans. What makes them tick, how do they resemble their characters and what lessons have they learned from making the film.
  • THE EVOLUTION OF… - In this fun making of, we hear from the filmmakers and stars of THE CROODS: A NEW AGE about the evolution of the Croods franchise.
  • HOW TO DRAW: CAVEMAN STYLE - Join one of DreamWorks talented illustrators inside the cave as they demonstrate how to draw our favorite characters.
  • FAMILEAF ALBUM - Inspired by the prehistoric family album given to guy by the Betterman’s, we create a fun video showing you how to make your own using real leaves or green construction paper for pages and string (or even dental floss!) to hold it all together.
  • STONE AGE SNACK ATTACK - A three-part featurette highlighting fun, easy to make recipes that kids and parents can make together.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY WITH DIRECTOR JOEL CRAWFORD, PRODUCER MARK SWIFT, HEAD OF STORY JANUEL MERCADO AND EDITOR JIM RYAN
THE CROODS: A NEW AGE will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • 4K Ultra HD is the ultimate movie watching experience. 4K Ultra HD features the combination of 4K resolution for four times sharper picture than HD, the color brilliance of High Dynamic Range (HDR) with immersive audio delivering a multidimensional sound experience.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit https://moviesanywhere.com.

Facebook: @TheCroods
Twitter: @DreamWorks
Instagram: @TheCroods
Hashtag: #CroodsNewAge

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Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Take a look at these activity sheets, provided in both English and Spanish, and spend some time exploring as a family before getting an opportunity to watch “Flora & Ulysses,” available on Disney+ on February 19.

Have some fun with your family and stay safe.

Is there an Ulysses in your Family's life? 
 
Don't miss out on this fun activity sheet with facts and ideas for the entire family inspired by the new Disney + movie “Flora & Ulysses” available on February 19.

Disney's “Flora & Ulysses” is a comedy-adventure based on the Newbery Award-winning book about 10-year-old Flora, an avid comic book fan and a self-avowed cynic, whose parents have recently separated. After rescuing a squirrel she names Ulysses, Flora is amazed to discover he possesses unique superhero powers which take them on an adventure of humorous complications that ultimately change Flora's life--and her outlook--forever. "Flora & Ulysses" stars Matilda Lawler, Alyson Hannigan, Ben Schwartz, Anna Deavere Smith, Danny Pudi, Benjamin Evans Ainsworth, Janeane Garofolo and Kate McCucci. It was directed by Lena Khan and produced by Gil Netter. Based on the novel "Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures" by Kate DiCamillo, the film's screenplay is by Brad Copeland. Katterli Frauenfelder and James Powers served as executive producers.

FLORA & ULYSSES
Streaming On Disney+ February 19

(Info from press release)

From National Geographic Documentary Films and the Emmy® Award-Winning Team Behind “Science Fair”

Film Follows Five Young Star Students on Their Journey to Win One of the World’s Most Prestigious Competitions for Student Entrepreneurs

Following the success of the Emmy Award-winning, Sundance and SXSW audience favorite “Science Fair,” National Geographic Documentary Films and filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster are joining forces once again on the feature documentary “Own the Room”, which will premiere exclusively on Disney+ on March 12.

“Own the Room” chronicles five students from disparate corners of the planet as they take their budding business ventures to Macau, China, to compete in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Santosh is from a small farming town in Nepal; Alondra works the register at her family’s bakery in Puerto Rico; Henry is a programming wiz from Nairobi; Jason is a marketing machine from Greece; and Daniela, an immigrant fleeing the crisis in Venezuela, is taking on the chemical industry from her lab at NYU.

In the uplifting film, each of the business hopefuls has overcome immense obstacles in pursuing their dreams, from hurricanes to poverty to civil unrest. As they represent their countries as the top student entrepreneurs, the high-stakes global finals are their opportunity to win worldwide attention and the coveted $100,000 grand prize to make their life-changing business ideas a reality and transform the world.

“Own the Room” is the second film from the Emmy and DuPont Award-winning documentary filmmaking duo and National Geographic Documentary Films for Disney+. “Science Fair,” from Costantini and Foster, made its streaming debut on Disney+ last year when the service launched. Additional Nat Geo Doc Films also streaming on Disney+ include the Oscar®-winning “Free Solo” and the most awarded film of 2017, “Jane.”
“Given the difficult time our world is facing, this enthusiastic and determined group of young entrepreneurs are a ray of hope for a better, brighter future,” said co-directors Costantini and Foster. “We are excited to be working alongside National Geographic again and cannot imagine a more perfect platform than Disney+ to share these incredible stories and inspire children and adults alike to make a positive impact on our world.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering again with brilliant directing duo, Cristina and Darren, to tell this much-needed story of hope and optimism,” said Carolyn Bernstein, executive vice president of Scripted Content and Documentary Films at National Geographic. “‘Own the Room’’s trailblazing group of young innovators are audaciously pushing boundaries to create a better world for generations to come, and their extraordinary work deserves our attention.”
“Own the Room” is produced by Shopify Studios and Saville Productions for National Geographic Documentary Films. Rupert Maconick and Jeffrey Plunkett serve as producers. Tobias Lütke, Jason Badal, Colin McRae, Carolyn Bernstein and Ryan Harrington serve as executive producers.

(Info from press release)

“FAUCI” Will Unveil an Intimate Portrait of the World-Renowned Infectious Disease Specialist and Ultimate Public Servant
 
Additional Interviews Include President George W. Bush, Bill Gates and Bono

National Geographic Documentary Films announced a new feature documentary about 
the US' top infectious disease expert and dedicated public servant, Dr. Anthony Fauci, MD, from Emmy winners John Hoffman (“The Weight of the Nation,” “Sleepless in America”) and Janet Tobias (“Unseen Enemy”) and Academy Award winner Dan Cogan (“Icarus”), and two-time Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus (“What Happened, Miss Simone?,” “The Farm: Angola, USA”). With exclusive access, the film  simply titled FAUCI — will deliver a rare glimpse into the long-standing professional career and personal life of this ultimate public servant and American hero, who after a lifetime of public service faced his biggest test: a pandemic whose ferocity is unmatched in modern history.
 
Dubbed “America’s Doctor” by The New Yorker, Dr. Fauci has become America’s most unlikely cultural icon, with his signature blend of scientific acumen, candor, courage and integrity in the face of COVID-19. He has been affectionately spoofed by Oscarwinner Brad Pitt and memorialised by Fauci fans who have put his face on everything from coffee mugs to candles. He is a tireless and effective communicator who has captured hearts and minds across the nation and around the world for his willingness to speak truth to power during an unprecedented pandemic. But less is known about the journey that led him to where he is today.
 
A world-renowned infectious disease specialist, Dr. Fauci has valiantly led the US fight against every epidemic our country has faced over the past 50 years, from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and now, COVID-19. The longest-serving public health leader in Washington, Dr. Fauci has worked under seven presidents and is revered on both sides of the aisle. He has testified before Congress  with his trademark Brooklyn accent  more than any other person in American history. Through intimate interviews, Dr. Fauci takes us on a journey through his remarkable career, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS  from the dark years when there was no treatment and little funding to the advent of triple therapy, and his efforts to bring cutting-edge medications to sub-Saharan Africa through the development of The Presidents Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which has saved more than 18 million lives since 2003.
 
But the man America has come to know and trust over this past year was forged even earlier: during his childhood in Brooklyn working at his father’s pharmacy, by his rigorous Jesuit education at Regis High School and Holy Cross College that instilled in him a sense of duty to others, and in the endless night shifts during his residency at New York Hospital.
 
The film will also feature the voices of many of those who have influenced him, and whom he has worked alongside  and for including President George W. Bush, Bill Gates, Bono, former Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary Sylvia Burwell, former national security advisor Susan Rice, National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Dr. Francis Collins, former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Tom Frieden, key AIDS activists and organisers, and many others, including his family, friends and former patients.
“There is only one Dr. Fauci, and it is an incredible privilege to bring his inspiring, lifelong quest to cure disease and prevent outbreaks, to viewers around the world,” said Hoffman and Tobias. “This film will be an unprecedented, intimate portrait of America'sgreatest public servant, whose relentless pursuit of truth and devotion to science has never been more important.” 
“Dr. Fauci has become a household name because of COVID-19, but what people may not realise is the heroic and integral role he has played in shaping our national response to serious health crises for more than 50 years,” said Carolyn Bernstein, EVP scripted content and documentary films for National Geographic. “We could not ask for better partners than John, Janet, Dan and Liz to bring audiences this inside look at the man behind the legacy, and we hope his remarkable story will inspire a new generation to pursue public service with the same commitment and verve.”
The film is directed by John Hoffman and Janet Tobias, who have spent their careers telling important and compelling stories about science and public health. Over the past 36 years, Hoffman has made a specialty of communicating to a concerned public about disease, starting with HIV prevention and then addiction, Alzheimer’s, obesity, sleep, and the role of the NIH in leading the way on medical breakthroughs. Tobias’ recent film, Unseen Enemy, sounded a warning call about the threat of pandemics, which should not have gone unheeded.
 
“FAUCI” is produced by Alexandra Moss (“Not Done: Women Remaking America”) and edited by Amy Foote (“Father, Soldier, Son”). Director of photography is Claudia Raschke (“RBG”). For Story Syndicate, executive producers are CoganGarbus and Jon Bardin (“All In: The Fight for Democracy”).
 
National Geographic Documentary Films previously released the Academy Award, BAFTA and seven-time Emmy Award-winning film Free Solo and the Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-winning film The Cave. Other critically acclaimed films under the banner include Ron Howard’s Rebuilding Paradise; Sundance Audience Award winners Science Fair and Sea of Shadows; Emmy winners LA 92 and Jane, both of which were included in the top 15 documentaries considered for an Academy Award in 2017; and Dupont Award winner Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS.

Dr. Anthony Fauci during an interview at the NIH in Bethesda, MD. (National Geographic/Visko Hatfield)
(Info from press release)

Virtual museum kids programs celebrate the home entertainment release of Golden Globe nominated film

The Croods: A New Age and feature scientists, animators, story artists and more for interactive camp sessions

 

La Brea Tar Pits, part of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC), and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) have partnered with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to bring families and kids “Camp Croods,” based on the DreamWorks Animation family film The Croods: A New Age. The two separate interactive programs will feature hands-on activities and scientific investigation to explore the Ice Age, human origins and fate of saber-toothed cats. Families will have the chance to meet real-life paleontologists and archaeologists, participate in DIY art projects, explore virtual tar pits (La Brea Tar Pits camp), take a virtual tour of the Human Origins exhibition (NMNH camp) and experience drawing demonstrations that bring the fan favorite prehistoric Croods characters to life. The Croods: A New Age is available to own on Digital February 9, 2021 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD February 23, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

 

"Bringing the world of The Croods to life with the help of these two distinguished museums within an exclusive setting is a truly unique opportunity that we are pleased to share virtually with families and kids," said Hilary Hoffman, Executive Vice President – Global Marketing, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. "As time-honored brands for research, discovery and exhibition, La Brea Tar Pits and the Smithsonian continue to develop entertaining and engaging programs for kids making them the ideal partners to celebrate the home entertainment release of The Croods: A New Age, the must-own family movie of the year.”  

“This collaboration is a great opportunity to showcase the ways in which art and science intersect,” said Dr. Lori Bettison-Varga, President and Director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, “while at the same time introducing families to La Brea Tar Pits, the world’s only active paleontological research facility in a major urban area. We are grateful to Universal and DreamWorks for helping us provide campers with a new way to see science in action and encourage them to keep exploring the world around them—be it through paleontology or animation.

 

“We are excited to join with Universal and DreamWorks to take visitors to Camp Croods on a journey back in time to explore the evidence scientists use to understand the lives of early humans,” said Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. “Campers will embark on a virtual tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s Hall of Human Origins which examines the lives and environments of our earliest ancestors and considers the notion of what it means to be human.”


Camp Croods at La Brea Tar Pits

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021, 3pm- 4:30pm PT
  • Saturday, February 13, 2021, 10-11:30am PT

FREE. Registration required. RSVP at tarpits.org/campcroods

Camp Croods at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6pm-7pm ET

FREE. Registration required. RSVP at s.si.edu/croods 

SOCIAL MEDIA

#CampCroods, #CroodsNewAge

Facebook: @TheCroods

Twitter: @DreamWorks

Instagram: @TheCroods

 

#TarPits

Facebook: @tarpits

Twitter: @labreatarpits

Instagram: @thelabreatarpits

 

#Smithsonian

Facebook: @SmithsonianNMNH @Smithsonian

Twitter: @NMNH @Smithsonian

Instagram: @smithsoniannmnh @smithsonian 

 

ABOUT THE CROODS: A NEW AGE

The first prehistoric family is ready for another rocking adventure! The Croods have survived fanged beasts, natural disasters, and even young love, but now they must face their biggest challenge yet: another family! In search of a new home, the Croods discover a walled-in paradise created by the sophisticated Betterman family (emphasis on the “better”). As they try to coexist, the differences between the two families escalate into a full-blown feud, but when a new threat forces both families to embark on an epic adventure, they must all learn to work together…or they’ll all go extinct! Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clarke Duke, Cloris Leachman, Leslie Mann, Peter Dinklage and Kelly Marie Tran star in this hilarious animated comedy for the whole family!


ABOUT THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC) include the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park, La Brea Tar Pits in Hancock Park, and the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall. They operate under the collective vision to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The museums hold one of the world’s most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history—more than 35 million objects. Using these collections for groundbreaking scientific and historical research, the museums also incorporate them into on- and offsite nature and culture exploration in L.A. neighborhoods, and a slate of community science programs—creating indoor-outdoor visitor experiences that explore the past, present, and future. Visit NHMLAC.ORG for adventure, education, and entertainment opportunities.

ABOUT THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The National Museum of Natural History is connecting people everywhere with Earth’s unfolding story. The museum is one of the most visited natural history museums in the world with approximately 5 million annual visitors from the U.S. and around the world. Opened in 1910, the museum is a scientific research center dedicated to maintaining and preserving the world’s most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts. For more information, visit naturalhistory.si.edu which offers a host of educational programming, a chance to explore our collections, and the opportunity to embark on a virtual tour of current and past exhibitions.

 

ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television.  UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience.  NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.


Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

Watch the trailer for this coming-of-age movie, “Moxie,” Premiering on Netflix March 3.

This trailer shows a young student who is inspired to chase after her own personality by the treatment of those around her.

Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a seemingly shy 16-year-old, has always preferred to keep her head down and fly under the radar. But when the arrival of a new student (Alycia Pascual-Peña) forces her to examine the unchecked behavior of her fellow students running rampant at her high school, Vivian realizes she’s fed up. Inspired by her mother’s (Amy Poehler) rebellious past, Vivian anonymously publishes an underground zine called Moxie to expose bias and wrongdoing in her high school, and unexpectedly sparks a movement. Now at the center of a revolution, Vivian begins to forge new friendships with other young women and allies, reaching across the divide of cliques and clubs as they learn to navigate the highs and lows of high school together. Directed by Amy Poehler and based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, MOXIE also stars Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nico Hiraga, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Clark Gregg, Josie Totah, Anjelika Washington, Charlie Hall, and Sabrina Haskett, with Ike Barinholtz and Marcia Gay Harden.

MOXIE
Premiering On Netflix March 3
#MOXIE #MOXIENetflix #MOXIEGirlsFightBack #AmyPoehler

LUCA Splashes onto Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD August 3 - Includes Two Alternate Openings, Deleted Scenes and More

(Info from press release) Escape to the beautiful Italian seaside town of Portorosso when Disney and Pixar’s “Luca” arrives on digital, 4K ...