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Don't Miss April 2014

Family-friendly movies and games everyone's talking about.

Donald McDermott

Super Story

An ordinary 12 year old is transformed into an extraordinary superhero in Antboy (Viva Pictures). Overnight, Pelle finds himself dealing with his new powers and a supervillain while trying to save a damsel in distress. Teaching audiences that heroes come in all sizes, Antboy opens on April 16.

Furry Family Fun

Get ready to run with the pack when Alpha And Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games comes to DVD and Blu-ray. The exciting new adventure from Lionsgate Home Entertainment follows Alpha, Omega, and their pups as they get together for some friendly competition with fellow forest dwellers. Pick up your copy today.

Totally Bear-Able

Disneynature invites families along on a heartwarming big screen journey with Bears. Actor John C. Reilly narrates this beautiful documentary that explores the lives of bears living in Alaska's coastal mountains and shores. The film opens on April 18.

Ready, Set, Care

Join a few of your favorite furry friends for a wonderful family adventure in Care Bears: The Care-a-thon Games. Filled with plenty of sunshine and fun, the new release includes four episodes from the popular animated Care Bears series. Care Bears: The Care-a-thon Games is available in stores and online now.

LEGO My Game-o

Based on the hit feature film, The LEGO Movie Videogame puts you into the role of an average, ordinary LEGO figure named Emmet. Players guide him along on his quest to stop an evil tyrant. The Lego Movie Videogame is available now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, and PlayStation 4.

Easter Adventure

Zeus is back just in time to make your holiday even more special in The Dog Who Saved Easter. The new DVD release for families follows the lovable canine as he struggles to help out some friends and make it an Easter to remember. The Dog Who Saved Easter will be available exclusively at Walmart beginning April 8.


Sit down with the whole family for a fun-filled game of You've Been Sentenced. Winner of the Product of the Year Award from Family Review Center, McNeill Designs presents this innovative game for 3-10 players ranging in age from 8 to adult. Find out more at www.mcneilldesigns.com.

Captain Comeback

Your favorite red, white, and blue avenger is back on screen in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Chris Evans reprises his role as Steve Rogers, the super-powered World War II-era soldier trying to find his place in the modern world. Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens in theaters on April 4.

Under the Sea

Children of all ages become sea life experts with a little help from the Ocean Animal Adventures App. Available now at your app store and fully narrated in 12 languages, the informative app uses an array of interesting facts to introduce kids to 30 ocean animals in three settings. Find out more at www.foxandsheep.com.

Game On

A few of Nintendo's most popular characters are back in Yoshi's New Island. Available now for the Nintendo 3DS, the game guides Yoshi and a young Mario through all new stages from slippery slopes to watery wonderlands. Offering hours of fun and excitement, Yoshi's New Island is rated E for Everyone.

This column appeared in the April 2014 issue.