I love watching movies with my kids.
I think it’s great when we can find a movie that appeals to all of us and in my house, when it comes to beloved creatures, bunnies are high on the list.
My daughter had a stuffed bunny lovey named “Bree” the bunny (she couldn’t say bunny when she was little, so it came out Bree) and she is still enamored with all things bunny.
It’s the perfect time, with Easter right around the corner, for bunnies and for a wonderful bunny movie called HOP.
From the makers of Despicable Me comes an all-new comedy about candy, chicks and rock n roll! He was destined to be the Easter Bunny, but all he wanted to do was rock! When teenage E.B. (voiced by Russell Brand) leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream to become a rockstar drummer, he meets Fred (James Marsden), an out-of-work slacker with his own lofty goals. Together the two encounter a series of hilarious mishaps and misadventures and in the end help each other recognize the importance of family. Now available on Blu-ray & DVD!
Starring James Marsden, Russell Brand, Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria, Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole, David Hasselhoff, Chelsea Handler and Hugh Laurie
Directed By Tim Hill
Screenplay By Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio and Brian Lynch
Produced By Chris Meledandri, John Cohen
We were sent a fun kit filled with everything we needed to enjoy HOP as a family.
My kids and my niece were obsessed with the balloons.
They match the HOP package. They are balloons. They are blue. They are white. They are orange. Seriously you’d have thought they’d never seen a balloon before with how excited they were. Sadly, I couldn’t get them all blown up because I guess I’m just not good at balloons. But I got a couple of them!
So we sat down, popped in the movie and popped some popcorn. I made homemade pizza that night and we watched the second half of the movie while enjoying our great dinner (if I do say so myself).
The girls had a lot of fun dancing during parts of the movie.
I was actually surprised that overall HOP held their attention. At first I was afraid the combo of animated and real characters would not appeal to them, but before long they were glued to the screen.
I was too.
‘Nuff said, right?
I also really enjoyed the music in the movie and of course the kids loved the character of E.B.. Some of their favorite parts were when E.B. meets James Marsden’s character Fred for the first time. Funny stuff! And the music in the movie was pretty great too.
HOP is now available on Blu-ray and DVD just in time for Easter!
We received the Blu-ray DVD combo pack and it had a lot of great extra features:
- All-New Mini-Movie!
- Digital Copy of Hop (expires 8/27/2012)
- Includes UltraViolet™ (download/redeem by 8/27/2012)
- Carlos on Carlos: The Premiere According to Carlos
- Emotion in Motion: The Dance of Ken Daurio
- Post Coup Commentary: Carlos & Phil Tell All
- Games: E.B.’s Candy Challenge, Drum Along, Pink Beret Skill Tester
- U-Control™ Features: Hop Tweets, Pink Beret Tracker
- pocket BLU™: Remote Control, Keyboard, Mobile-to-Go, Video Timeline
- BD-Live™: Access The BD-Live™ Center Through Your Internet-Connected Player to Get
- Even More Bonus Content, Watch The Latest Trailers, and Share Your Favorite Scenes with Friends!
We all loved Phil’s Dance Party mini movie. Had the kids laughing up a storm, and I found myself giggling and dancing along.
Take a look at the movie trailer:
And if you pick up a copy of HOP soon, you may be able to take advantage of some limited time special offers at select stores:
Best Buy – Get a free 7” Bunny Minion Plush when you buy HOP on Blu-ray Combo Pack
Target – Receive free wearable bunny ears & printable Easter party kit when you Buy HOP on Blu-ray Combo Pack
Find all details here: http://www.iwantcandy.com/retailers
We had a great time watching HOP. The kids really enjoyed it, I liked looking at James Marsden, but I also thought the movie had a great message about how you can achieve your dreams, find something you are good at, and still have time for the important people in your life.
This is a movie we will watch again and again.
And we already have.
Don’t forget to ‘Like’ HOP on FacebookNote: We received the products show and a gift card for purchasing additional supplies for our HOP viewing party.