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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Animals United on DVD - Review and Giveaway



Earlier this month, Alliance films released ANIMALS UNITED on DVD, a children's movie featuring the voices of Andy Serkis, Vanessa Redgrave, Jim Broadbent and Stephen Fry. Having been likened to Madagascar, the movie takes place in Africa with the savannah as the beautiful backdrop for this story.
When the African savannah runs dry, Billy, a courageous meerkat, and Socrates, a laid back lion, prepare to go the distance in order to find water. On their journey they cross paths with a rooster named Charles, who tells them of a place where the water still flows. But by the time Charles leads them there, humans have already staked their claim - a local entrepreneur has constructed a dam in order to divert the water to his luxury hotel. Now Billy and Socrates must call in all of their animal friends in order to teach humans a thing or two about sharing the land!

The visuals in this movie are very good and my kids enjoyed watching the animal characters. While the basic story line is alright, it didn't leave me yearning for a sequel. I asked my daughter, age 6, if she would watch it again and she replied with a resounding, "Yes!" Her favourite part? It was the scene where Billy was trying to escape the humans and ended up swimming with ferocious piranhas and later got whisked away with the water when the pool was drained. My son, age 3, didn't seem nearly as interested but still watched on. Here is the Animals United trailer to give you a better idea of what it's about:


If you would like your very own copy of Animals United, I get to give away three copies of the DVD to my Canadian readers. Approximate retail value is $25 per DVD.

  
For a chance to win 1 of 3 Animals United DVD, use the Rafflecopter entry form below. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

23 comments:

  1. I would love to win because it would be a great family movie
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. Would love to win it for my kids. :)
    spdls0215@yahoo.com

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  3. I would love to win this so I can watch it with my niece and nephew when they come for a sleepover

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

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  4. I would love to win because my boys would love it!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

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  5. I'd love to win and watch the film with my son. We'd make popcorn and watch. Fun night.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  6. I think my nephew would love this movie
    Janette

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  7. I think my boys would loooove this!

    (Stacey K.)

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  8. I would like to win Animals United because my kids would like to watch this.

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  9. I like animal movies, as does my daughter who is coming up to her 4th birthday...

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  10. My Son and I love to watch animal movies together... i love listening to him laugh and giggle while enjoying the movie. This would be awesome to win... thanks for the chance

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  11. I would love this because I think my youngest 3 sons (2 3 and 4) would love this movie. they love animals.

    andrea_hockeygirl (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  12. I would love to win so I could donate the books to my son's elementary school library.

    eva urban

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  13. I would love to win because it would be a great family movie
    My niece and my brother would love this
    wildcardacehigh@yahoo.ca

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  14. My kids are at the age where they LOVE animals. As a family, we wathc a lot of movies. swak50 at hotmail dot com

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  15. My kids would love to see this one!

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  16. cus even I like to watch a funny movie every now and then

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  17. ok i just got a service unavailable message so no idea if my first post went thru
    I need a good laugh

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  18. my kids and i have a family night together each Friday, a movie like this would be suitable for us all

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  19. I would like to win because my son loves animals and I lov movies we can all watch together

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  20. I take care of some young people every once in a while. I think they would get a kick out of this.
    Debbie W

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