Monday, May 31, 2010

Alice in Wonderland - MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!



Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!
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The WINNER IS JEN!! Congrats to her and thanks to everyone who entered!

On June 1st, Disney is releasing the Tim Burton version of the Alice in Wonderland movie on DVD and Blu-ray. They gave me a copy of the movie to review and GIVEAWAY to one lucky reader!






The movie came Friday afternoon and both kids were very excited! We agreed we would make popcorn and make it a special family movie night being that even dad who normally works 3-11 shift was home from work tonight.

One of the first lines of the movie which popped out at me right away was Alice's father who said: "The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible." With an emphasis on achieve and believe. I knew from then it would be a movie to remember.

My daughter decided she was scared within the first half hour - not sure why this was but we lost her shortly after as she fell asleep and she was more excited about it than anyone...maybe another time during the day - it might become her favorite! She is only 5 and loses interest pretty quickly even on not so scarey movies. She did watch it again with her brother the next day and seemed to enjoy it.

My son who's 8 really enjoyed the movie, he asked questions and pointed out details like the horsefly and the dragonfly, was curious the entire time and when I asked him if there was a lesson he told me, "To believe you can do what you didn't think you could do". I thought it quite insightful from him. He said his favorite part was when Alice slayed the Jabberwocky, talked about the Jabberwocky the next day and requested to watch the movie again.

I would recommend this movie for families and children over the age of five as it was more enjoyable and insightful for my eight year old. I think if the movie were not so "dark", it would not have seemed scarey to my daughter. I also think it gave my son something to think about in believing he can do things he didn't think he could.




"Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

—Alice, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland





Bonus Features:
DVD:

• Finding Alice – It’s all things Alice. This featurette includes Tim Burton’s vision for the characters, differences from the book and Disney’s version of Alice and how she evolves as both a character and actor as she takes an adventure through Wonderland.
• The Mad Hatter – Audiences are provided with a deeper look into the world of the Mad Hatter. Check out Johnny Depp’s early sketches, make-up, costumes and how they digitally enhanced his eyes.
• Effecting Wonderland – A behind-the-scenes piece on the different technologies used to create some of the most beloved characters in the film – Stayne, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, Bandersnatch and the Red Queen.
BLU-RAY:
Everything on the DVD plus:

• The Futterwacken Dance – Futterwhat? Check out the making of the timeless dance called the Futterwacken.
• The Red Queen – The creation of the Red Queen from start to finish, including early Tim Burton sketches showcasing costume designs, make-up and digital effects.
• Time-Lapse: Sculpting the Red Queen – A short time-lapse piece showing Helena Bonham Carter as she gets her make-up done. A three-hour process can be watched in just a few short minutes.
• The White Queen – An interview with Anne Hathaway, who plays Wonderland’s good queen, about her character’s journey throughout the process of the film.
• Scoring Wonderland – Composer Danny Elfman and Tim Burton discuss the music for the movie.
• Stunts of Wonderland – A featurette highlighting some of the biggest stunts in the film.
• Making the Proper Size – An inside look at the visual effects process of growing and shrinking Alice. See how filmmakers used different techniques to stay true to the storyline.
• Cakes of Wonderland – Take a trip to “Cake Divas” where the creators of the EAT ME cakes provide viewers with details about how they made the smallest crumb to the largest cake in scale.
• Tea Party Props – Tea cups, saucers, cakes and more. Prop master Doug Harlocker gives an overview of all the props used to bring the famous tea party scene together visually.


"This is my dream,” declares Alice. “I’ll decide where it goes from here. I make the path.” It’s the purest expression of what it means to be a protagonist—in a movie, and in life. “Alice, at last,” says Absalom the caterpillar, as she makes the choice to fight the Jabberwocky.

But isn’t this what life is about? Aren’t we all dreaming six impossible things before breakfast?

· That your child, who is still in bed, will get up in time to catch the carpool to school ten minutes from now.
· That you will finish that project, no matter how many dishes are stacked up in the sink.
· That you will not only survive whatever life tosses at you, you will thrive.
· That women can be the protagonist of their own story.
· That “he” can mean “she.”
· That, as with Alice at the end of the movie, shipping off to some far port to learn the merchant trading business, the end of one adventure means the beginning of another. Hello, Absalom, now transformed into a butterfly. Hello, wisdom. Hello to our children and ourselves.




HOW TO ENTER (required):

Become a fan of my blog (or let me know you already are!)

Leave a comment here with your impossible things you do before breakfast.


EARN EXTRA ENTRIES (optional):

Must complete required entry in order to qualify for extra entries.

•Subscribe by Email or RSS to Coffee Lovin Mom – 1 EXTRA
•Follow me on Twitter and Tweet the following or something similar (leave the link to each new Tweet each day) – 1 EXTRA PER DAY

Alice in Wonderland GIVEAWAY: enter to win DVD, Blu-ray, and digital download! http://bit.ly/97q5Ty

•Blog about this giveaway before June 10, including your Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast and provide a link back to this post – 6 EXTRA




•Add my giveaway button to your sidebar – 3 EXTRA



Please leave a separate comment for EACH extra entry. Provide links to Tweets, blogs, posts, etc. as required for the entry.

The prizing for the giveaway is the Alice In Wonderland Combo Pack, which includes the film on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Download. Contest will end on Friday, June 11 at 12:00am CST - A winner will be selected randomly and contacted by e-mail within 12 hours - please make sure I can find this easily. I must have the winner's mailing information on June 11 in order to qualify.
PLEASE NOTE: This giveaway is only open to residents of U.S. and Canada.

GOOD LUCK and ENTER OFTEN!!

112 comments:

aimymichelle said...

i am a follower

aimymichelle said...

the things i do before breakfast are using the bathroom and checking email

Anonymous said...

Hey there I am already one of your followers!

Here's a couple of impossible things I do before breakfast: feed and "water" the dog & then feed everyone else! It is impossible to even sit until 8:40!

Barbie said...

I am already a follower through Google Reader!

Barbie said...

The impossible things I do before breakfast is get my kids up and ready and out the door, and drink my coffee. Then I eat!

Ashley said...

I'm a google follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I get dressed, take the dog out and check email before breakfast.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Cheryl said...

My impossibles before breakfast is get up at the crack of dawn and go out with hubby to feed the chickens and the pig. Then come in get his lunch ready and get him on his way to work. Tidy up the house and get laundry started. Get all the kids up and get breakfast going.

I am a follower.

Cheryl said...

I subscribe to the RSS Feed via Google Reader.

Cheryl said...

I follow you on twitter @HeartnSoulmom

Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/15163553947

Susie B. Homemaker said...

I follow via GFC- great giveaway! :)

Susie B. Homemaker said...

Ugh, before I eat breakfast I have all the kids up, fed, & dressed (sometimes)... then I can sit down and eat my own breakfast.

Latté Mama said...

Great choice for your first giveaway! I follow you already and the impossible thing I do before breakfast? Somehow getting ready in 20 minutes.

Ladytink_534 said...

I'm a follower (Google Friend)

My impossible thing before breakfast? Wish that the house cleaning faeries had come to visit while I slept.

Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

Little Mochi said...

I am a follower

Amy said...

Amy, I am a follower using the Blogger dashboard. I don't DO many impossible things before breakfast, just using the bathroom and putting in contacts. If I wake up on time, I can relax and read some blogs. ;)

Amy said...

I've also added your giveaway button to my blog page! http://purple-hippie.blogspot.com/

anthy said...

I'm following your blog via Google Friend Connect, now!

My impossible things I do before breakfast. Wake up! It's so hard to do some mornings. :-)

(I also do a bunch of my contest tweets before breakfast, and depending on how many contests I'm entering, that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.)

Thank you for the giveaway - I really love this movie. :-)

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anthy said...

I now follow you on twitter, and tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/15215193772
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anthy said...

I added your giveaway button to my sidebar here (entry #1): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/
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anthy said...

I added your giveaway button to my sidebar here (entry #2): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/
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anthy said...

I added your giveaway button to my sidebar here (entry #3): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/
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anthy said...

I subscribed via RSS feed on my iGoogle homepage.
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anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/15245559451
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Jeccica Simpson said...

I follow your blog

jeccica
primitivelyours@hotmail.com

Jeccica Simpson said...

the things I do before breakfast, check email, twitter, feed my dogs, I never eat breakfast shame shame on me!

jeccica
primitivelyours@hotmail.com

Jeccica Simpson said...

I am a subscriber too

jeccica
primitivelyours@hotmail.com

Jeccica Simpson said...

I follow you on twitter

jeccica
@jessa1130
primitivelyours@hotmail.com

Jeccica Simpson said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/jessa1130/statuses/15253568894


jeccica
@jessa1130
primitivelyours@hotmail.com

Jeccica Simpson said...

Posted the giveaway button on my blog

http://stayathomemammaof3.blogspot.com/

jeccica

Entry#1

Jeccica Simpson said...

Posted the giveaway button on my blog

http://stayathomemammaof3.blogspot.com/

jeccica

Entry#2

Jeccica Simpson said...

Posted the giveaway button on my blog

http://stayathomemammaof3.blogspot.com/

jeccica

Entry#3

Amy said...

I blogged about your giveaway because I am really excited about it and wanted to spread the word! http://tinyurl.com/27g6vk6

Amy said...

I added your giveaway button to my blog, but only commented once. Here is another comment for an extra entry!

http://purple-hippie.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

And one more comment to get my 3rd entry for adding your giveaway button to my blog!

http://purple-hippie.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

I already commented (a few times), but I just realized I'll have to post 5 more times to get my 6 entries for blogging about your giveaway. So this would be #2.

http://tinyurl.com/27g6vk6

Amy said...

I blogged about your giveaway because I am really excited about it and wanted to spread the word! http://tinyurl.com/27g6vk6

#3

Amy said...

I blogged about your giveaway because I am really excited about it and wanted to spread the word! http://tinyurl.com/27g6vk6

#4

Amy said...

I blogged about your giveaway because I am really excited about it and wanted to spread the word! http://tinyurl.com/27g6vk6

#5

Amy said...

I blogged about your giveaway because I am really excited about it and wanted to spread the word! http://tinyurl.com/27g6vk6

#6

Phew, done! No more entries from me. I promise! ;)

Cheryl said...

Daily Tweet

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anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/15317201599
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Jessie said...

I'm a follower.

Jessie said...

I blogged about your giveaway and mentioned 6 impossible things I do before breakfast here (before June 6):

http://www.jessielynnsmith.com/2010/06/another-giveaway.html

Jessie said...

I followed you on twitter

Jessie said...

I tweeted about your giveaway on twitter here:

http://twitter.com/jessielsmith

Jessie said...

I added your button to my sidebar here:

www.jessielynnsmith.com

Jessie said...

Here are my 6 impossible things I do each morning before breakfast: 1. Wake up.

2. Take the dog out, let him run around,
and catch him in time to run out the door in a whirlwind :)

3. Burn a cd to jam to my good ol' country tunes on the way into traffic

4. Set up blogs for the day (hopefully - sometimes I save them until later in the day), check email, check facebook, check twitter, and check variety of other websites super fast. Attempt to do this in 20 minutes or less in hopes to...

5. ...Shower fast enough so I can hopefully have time to straigt iron my hair.

6. Make it to work with two seconds to spare
(I eat my breakfast at work as soon as I get there)

Jessie said...

I subscribed RSS

Tabathia said...

new google follower and impossible thing is get all 3 kids ready for school, feed the baby and get on the computer early enough to check email, work on blog and enter contest..oh and fix breakfast.

tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Jen said...

I follow
jen
mamato6@cox.net

Jen said...

follow you on twitter @n4zfk
jen
mamato6@cox.net

Jen said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/15380311620
jen
mamato6@cox.net

Jen said...

and I thought I put these in the first comment, but I guess I hit the button too quick, sorry...I iron hubbys, clothes, get kids up, dressed, dog fed. lunches packed and then finally feed them
jen
mamato6@cox.net

Jen said...

i have your button here
http://seivadjen.blogspot.com/ and here lol http://jen-getlucky.blogspot.com/
jen
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Jen said...

blogged about it here.
http://seivadjen.blogspot.com/2010/06/alice-in-wonderland.html

Cheryl said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/15385259850

Cynthia said...

I follow via google friend connect

cyn.cynthiia at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

My most impossible thing I do in the morning before breakfast is work out

cyn.cynthiia at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

I'm subscribed via Rss Feed

cyn.cynthiia at gmail dot com

Cynthia said...

I follow you on twitter as @THEotherCYNtwit and tweeted

http://twitter.com/THEotherCYNtwit/status/15400136358

cyn.cynthiia at gmail dot com

Jessie said...

I tweeted again today about your giveaway here:

http://twitter.com/jessielsmith

Jeccica Simpson said...

Daily Tweet
http://twitter.com/jessa1130/statuses/15420448491

jeccica
primitivelyours@hotmail.com

Jen said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/15427661508
jen
mamato6@cox.net

anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/15452511557
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Cheryl said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/15465646021

anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/15492282004
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Jen said...

Saturday's daily tweet
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/15496983634
Jen
mamato6@cox.net

Cheryl said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/15526724767

Cynthia said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/THEotherCYNtwit/status/15527263500

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Cynthia said...
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anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/15562075389
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Jeccica Simpson said...

Daily Tweet
6.06.2010


http://twitter.com/jessa1130/statuses/15572485666

jeccica
primitivelyours@hotmail.com

anthy said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry #1): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/06/weekly-giveaway-post-6610.html
anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

anthy said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry #2): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/06/weekly-giveaway-post-6610.html
anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

anthy said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry #3): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/06/weekly-giveaway-post-6610.html
anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

anthy said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry #4): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/06/weekly-giveaway-post-6610.html
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anthy said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry #5): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/06/weekly-giveaway-post-6610.html
anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

anthy said...

I blogged about the giveaway here (entry #6): http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/06/weekly-giveaway-post-6610.html
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Jen said...

http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/15576257446
my daily tweet
jen
mamato6@cox.net

Cynthia said...

tweet

http://twitter.com/THEotherCYNtwit/status/15578597411

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Jen said...

have your button here #2
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jen
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Jen said...

have your button here #3
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Jen
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Jen said...

blogged about give-away here #2
jen
mamato6@cox.net

http://seivadjen.blogspot.com/2010/06/alice-in-wonderland.html

Jen said...

blogged about give-away here #3
jen
mamato6@cox.net

http://seivadjen.blogspot.com/2010/06/alice-in-wonderland.html

Jen said...

blogged about give-away here #4
jen
mamato6@cox.net

http://seivadjen.blogspot.com/2010/06/alice-in-wonderland.html

Jen said...

blogged about give-away here #5
jen
mamato6@cox.net

http://seivadjen.blogspot.com/2010/06/alice-in-wonderland.html

Jen said...

blogged about give-away here #6
jen
mamato6@cox.net

http://seivadjen.blogspot.com/2010/06/alice-in-wonderland.html

Jen said...
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Cheryl said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/15597043308

Jen said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/15647830978
jen
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anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/15660541412
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Jeccica Simpson said...

Daily Tweet
06.07.2010

http://twitter.com/jessa1130/statuses/15665701440

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CoffeeLovinMom said...

I am excited to get so much love on my first giveaway! You guys rock - stay tuned for the next giveaway coming Friday!! I am super excited about it!

Cheryl said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/15680875372

Jen said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/15715416245
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Jeccica Simpson said...

Daily Tweet
06.08.2010

http://twitter.com/jessa1130/statuses/15715451962

jeccica
@jessa1130

Birdie S. said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/birdson777/statuses/15737365758 birdson@roadrunner.com

Birdie S. said...

The impossible things I do in the morning is make my husbands lunch....@3:45 am it is an impossible task birdson@roadrunner.com

Deb said...

Before breakfast, I shower, get beautiful, get the two boys up, feed them, dress them, drive one to day care, get to school - teach one class, then I have my breakfast! Whew, that's a lot

Deb said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/fairydancer35/status/15739335978

anthy said...

tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/15740375979
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Cheryl said...

Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/15755011087

Jen said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/15789459277
jen
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Nanbon44 said...

I would love to win this, my grand children want this movie.

anthy said...

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anthy said...

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Jen said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/n4zfk/status/15848555040
jen
mamato6@cox.net

lisanne said...

I follow.

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lisanne said...

Before breakfast I try to get a row in. If I don't get some kind of work out in before breakfast I don't get one in for the day.

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Cheryl said...

Daily Tweet

http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/15901853228

Cheryl said...

Daily Tweet

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