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Cartoon Network's Ben 10: Villain Time on DVD February 13, 2018


For the first-time since its celebrated return, Ben10 fans can revisit the adventure-packed episodes from the popular Cartoon Network series, when Ben 10: Villain Time arrives on DVD February 13, 2018. Featuring the first 20 action-filled episodes from season one, fans are invited on a journey with their favorite alien-powered kid hero as he travels the country with his family and alien friends in tow.

Ben 10: Villain Time will retail for $14.97 and showcase 220 minutes of power-packed animation featuring fan-favorite characters Ben, Gwen and their alien friends.

Ben 10 follows the story of ten-year-old Ben Tennyson, who, on a seemingly endless summer vacation with his Grandpa Max and Cousin Gwen, discovers an alien watch, the Omnitrix. This amazing device gives Ben the ability to transform into any one of ten spectacular and powerful aliens. Throughout the series, Ben, Gwen and Max travel the country in their motor home, affectionately known as the Rust Bucket, seeing the sights, stumbling into adventures, and beating down would-be villains while generally having a blast.

After solidifying its spot as Cartoon Network’s number one consumer products property, Ben 10 continues to resonate with new viewers, as well as longtime fans, with new content releases including the newly launched Ben 10 Alien Experience app. Building on its loyal fan base, Ben 10 continues to garner a remarkable following across Cartoon Network social media channels, apps and online.

Ben 10: Villain Time  

1. The Filth
11. Clown College
2. Waterfilter
12. Adventures in Babysitting
3. The Ring Leader
13. Something I Ate
4. Riding the Storm Out
14. Steam is the Word
5. The Clocktopus
15. The Beast Inside
6. Take 10
16. All Wet
7. Growing Pains
17. Villain Time
8. Shhh!
18. Drive You Crazy
9. Brief Career of Lucky Girl
19. Tomorrow Today
10. Animo Farm
20. Story, Bored

About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the #1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network is known for being a leader in innovation with its approach to engaging and inspiring kids at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.
Cartoon Network is part of Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult SwimBleacher ReportBoomerangCartoon NetworkCNNELEAGUEFilmStruckGreat Big StoryHLNiStreamPlanetSuper DeluxeTBSTurner Classic Movies (TCM)TNTtruTV and Turner Sports

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The Latin Food & Lifestyle Destination Shares New Festive Recipes

The Latin Food & Lifestyle Destination Shares New Festive Recipes

¡Feliz Navidad! Add a Latin spin to your next dinner party with these vibrant recipes from Cocina, the first online food destination dedicated to celebrating the Latin lifestyle through its vast culinary culture and libations. You’ll impress all of your dinner party guests with these beautiful treats and mouthwatering recipes.

‘Tis the season for spreading cheer and sharing recipes. We’ve included some of our holiday favorites below and you can find more at!

It’s almost too cute to eat! Learn how to make this fun and delicious snowman cake using regular chocolate cake mix and ground Mexican chocolate.

A fun twist to a classic treat. Learn how to make four different kinds of empanadas for this holiday season, because who doesn’t love an empanada?

The perfect dish to curl up with on those cold wintry days. Make this delicious and traditional ‘cuchuco’ this holiday season, a classic staple from central Colombia.

A refreshing and easy cocktail for any holiday party, take a sip and kiss under the mistletoe!

We LOVE food and we are incredibly excited to bring you even more amazing recipes, riveting stories from Latin countries and culture, and highlight local chefs and personalities with contrasting backgrounds. Be sure to check out for a year-round celebration of all things Latin-flavored, so pull up a chair, relax, and get ready for the first bite—the food is on us.

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Have Christmas With Despicable Me #DMTree #MerryMinions + Activity Sheets

Despecable Me 3 is available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo packs

Illumination, the studio that brought you Sing, The Secret Life of Pets and the Despicable Me franchise, continues the adventures of Gru and his family in Despicable Me 3. After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker, “South Park,” Team America: World Police), the latest evil mastermind to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother — a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps — the former super-villain rediscovers just how good it feels to be bad.

Academy Award® nominee Steve Carell (Foxcatcher) reprises his hilarious role as reformed criminal mastermind Gru, as well as his newly discovered twin, Dru. The all-star voice cast also features Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Despicable Me 2), Miranda Cosgrove (Despicable Me 1 & 2, School of Rock), Steve Coogan (The Secret Life of Pets, Philomena), Jenny Slate (Zootopia, The Secret Life of Pets), Dana Gaier (Despicable Me 1 & 2) and legendary singer and actress Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins).

  • All-New Mini Movie The Secret Life of Kyle
  • Minion Moments — Watch the Minions cause more hilarious mayhem with Gru
  • Deleted Scene — With intro by Dana Gaier, the voice of Edith
  • Character Profiles — The inside scoop on the most popular characters, from the actors who play them
  • The Making of Despicable Me 3 — A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie
  • Developing Dru — Behind the scenes character development of Dru
  • The AVL Files — Through the lens of the Anti-Villain League’s hi-tech database, this ultra secret, interactive surveillance briefing showcases all of the agency’s amazing creations and top agents
  • Freedonia Visitors Guide — Welcome to Freedonia! See all that the town has to offer with this interactive map. From its world class cheese, to its beautiful coastline, Freedonia has it all!
  • Despicable Me TV — Tune in for some fabulous fun with these Despicable Me 3 infomercials. Includes “Balthazar Bratt Action Figure,” “Bad Boy Bod by Balthazar Bratt” and “Agnes’ Super Cute, Incredibly Amazing Toy Sale.”
  • “Doowit” Sing-Along — Sing along with Pharrell Williams as the Minions plot their escape from prison
  • “Yellow Light” Music Video — Official music video by Pharrell Williams
  • Minion Mugshots — The Minions add to the long list of celebrity mugshots in their very own “rogues gallery.”
  • Wanted Posters — Have you seen these Minions wanted for various crimes?
The 411:

Kids will love Despicable Me 3. Minions and their adorable gibberish are still there.  Gru and his three daughters, Edith, Agnes, and Margo are still there as is Lucy.  This time around Gru is dealing with a 80s star has-been named Balthazar Bratt who is a tad upset that his show was cancelled and the fact that he has a twin brother.  Beside all that villain stuff there is the family sitch. Lucy is working hard to be a step mom to Margo, Edith and Agnes. Agnes wants a unicorn )who doesn't?), Margo accidentally becomes engaged to a boy and Edith...wait, what happened to Edith? I need to watch it again?

It is a family friendly movie. Maybe not the best of the 3 but I loved it anyway as did my kids.

Print these activity sheets out for some Minion Fun!

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Disclaimer: I received a complementary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

There Is A Manual! Critical Conversations To Have With Your Children

The Birthday Rules: Critical Conversations To Have With Your Kids Ages 6-16. This is a perfect stocking stuffer – a user-friendly book that applies proven business techniques to parenting and is changing the way millennials raise kids. 

The 411:

We have been saying for years there is no manual when it comes to raising kids! Now there is.

This is a book for you pro-active parents out there!  The book is perfect for parents with kids from 6-16 with each chapter representing a year in the life of your child.

Critical Conversations To Have With Your Children tells you to set up a first meeting where you explain the process and why this will be important to your family.  Your child is told that on their birthday every year you will sit with them to discuss the previous year and their progress. 

The discussion will also talk about things they can do, items they will have, topics for their growth, health and well being. 

You will leave the book out and available so that they can refer to the notes you wrote together which will contain rules, topics and more. 

For example age 6 you will discuss manners, privacy rules, feelings, and more.

It is amazing that so much is covered in this tiny book but it is and I cannot wait to start this with my kids.  I love everything about it.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honesst opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.
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