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Written by Jesus Figueroa
@ThisFunktional of ThisFunktional.com

If you are looking for a family film for this long weekend, DreamWorks’ “Spirit: Untamed the movie” is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital.

Get the activity book and enter to win a digital copy from ThisFunktional.

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Activity Sheet

Winners will receive:
  • 1 - “Spirit: Untamed the movie” digital code
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Disclaimer: Winners will be chosen randomly. Contest runs to September 3, 2021 at noonNo purchase necessary. Prize provided by Dreamaworks.  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.



OWN THE ALL-NEW FEATURE FILM, INCLUDING MORE THAN AN HOUR OF BONUS CONTENT GUARANTEED TO EXTEND THE FUN AT HOME
 
OWN IT ON DIGITAL AUGUST 17, 2021
BLU-RAYTM AND DVD AUGUST 31, 2021
FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Join pals Lucky, Abigail and Prue in SPIRIT UNTAMED, an epic journey brimming with family, friendship and adventure that you can watch over-and-over. The all-new film is yours to own for the first time on Digital August 17, 2021 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 31, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation. This release is jam-packed with more than an hour of bonus content, including deleted scenes, multiple at-home activities, including how to make your own “campfire” indoors, cast interviews, sing-alongs, and much more!
 
SPIRIT UNTAMED is a story of adventure, family and friendship. Free-spirited Lucky Prescott moves to Miradero to join her estranged father. She is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy town until she discovers a unique tie to her late mother who was a fearless horse-riding stunt performer. She quickly forms a bond with a wild mustang named Spirit and makes two new pals who love horses as much as she does. When a heartless wrangler plans to capture Spirit and his herd, Lucky and her friends set off on an epic journey to rescue the horse who has given her an unbreakable connection to her mother’s legacy.
 
SPIRIT UNTAMED stars Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold),  Marsai Martin (Little), Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel), Walton Goggins (“Justified”), Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Eiza González(Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw), with Julianne Moore (Kingsman: The Golden Circle)  and Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home). The adventure is directed by Elaine Bogan (“Trolhunters: Tales of Arcadia”) and co-directed by Ennio Torresan (The Boss Baby). The film is produced by Karen Foster (How to Train Your Dragon) and the film’s score and original song “Fearless” is by composer Amie Doherty (Marooned).

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL:
  • DELETED / EXTENDED SCENES
  • FINDING YOUR SPIRIT: Meet the cast and filmmakers behind SPIRIT UNTAMED and discover how they brought this incredible story to life. Find out how this film fits into the overall Spirit story and learn the secrets behind the animation process.
  • BEHIND THE VOICES – THE CAST: It’s always fun to see the people behind the voices. In this series of short featurettes, we not only meet the cast but we discover what characteristics they share with their on-screen personas and how they inhabit them.
  • COWGIRLS RULE: This featurette goes into more detail about the female-focused story and explains why it’s not just a “girls like ponies” movie.
  • DRAWING SPIRIT - SPIRIT UNTAMED: A unique look and chance to learn from one of the talented artists how they bring the characters, both human and equine, to life.
  • CREATE YOUR OWN INDOOR ‘CAMPFIRE:’Using crepe paper and LED lights, build your very own campfire at home!
  • HOW TO UKELELE: Discover how to create your very own ukulele at home. Then, learn some simple chords so you can impress your friends and family around the campfire.
  • SNACK TIME – S’MORES: During their adventure, Lucky and her friends enjoy a campfire snack that we all know, and love-s’mores! This tasty “how to” feature will teach viewers to safely make their own traditional toasted treats along with a selection of not so traditional recipes.
  • ABIGAIL’S HAND SHADOW SECRETS: Ever wish you could tell stories using hand shadows, just like Abigail? Well now you can! With the help of a hand shadow master, a simple lamp and an old sheet, anyone can learn how to create cool creatures with nothing but your two hands.
  • HOW TO ZOETROPE: Lucky Prescott discovers her mother’s horse-riding talent when she finds a zoetrope at her father’s house. This “how to” video teaches fans of the film how to build their own and bring it to life using the drawings they learn in the “drawing spirit” feature.
  • SING-ALONGS: Watch these fun lyric videos featuring songs from the film and sing-along around your own ‘campfire’.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: Commentary with director Elaine Bogan, co-director Ennio Torresan, and producer Karen Foster.
 
SPIRIT UNTAMED will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • 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 buy or rent the film.
  • 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.
(Info from press release)

Disney+ revealed the official trailer and key art for season two of the original series “Diary of a Future President,” premiering on Wednesday, August 18. Continuing the origin story of Cuban American and future leader Elena Cañero-Reed as she enters the seventh grade and recounted through excerpts from 13-year-old Elena's diary, this coming-of-age series follows Elena through the ups and downs of middle school which sets her on the path to becoming the President of the United States.

Katty Huertas, a multidisciplinary Latinx artist born in Columbia and based in Washington DC, designed the illustrated key art. Known for her work which explores identity and folklore, Huertas created the art in conjunction with the design company mOcean for Disney+.
 
“Diary of a Future President” is created by showrunner Ilana Peña ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") and loosely inspired by Peña's own adolescence, “Diary of a Future President” has been lauded for its authentic portrayal of a Latinx tween and her friends and family.
 
Tess Romero stars as young Elena Cañero-Reed alongside executive producer Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) who features as grown-up Elena who reappears throughout the season as Elena's future self and conscience that guides her through middle school and towards the White House.
 
"Diary of a Future President" also stars  Selenis Leyva (“Orange is the New Black”) as Elena's mother Gabi, Charlie Bushnell as Elena's brother Bobby, and Michael Weaver as Gabi's boyfriend Sam. Recurring cast includes Jessica Marie Garcia as Gabi's colleague Camila, Carmina Garay as Elena's best friend Sasha, Sanai Victoria as Elena's classmate Melissa, Harmeet Pandey as Elena's friend Jessica, as well as Brandon Severs and Nathan Arenas as Bobby’s friends Liam and Danny.  
 
Keith Heisler and Molly Breeskin are executive producers alongside Peña and Rodriguez. "Diary of a Future President" is produced by CBS Studios in association with I Can and I Will Productions.
 
Season one of “Diary of a Future President” is currently available on Disney+.  All 10 episodes from season two will start streaming on Wednesday, August 18.
 
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In Celebration of World Rhino Day, Sept. 22 San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Invites Public to Help Name Newest Southern White Rhino Calf Born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

(Info from press release) On World Rhino Day (Sept. 22)—and every day—San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance works to bring increased awareness of...