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Don't Miss August 2014

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

Donald McDermott

More With Mario

Race along walls and upside down on twisting, anti-gravity tracks in Mario Kart 8. The exciting new game for the Nintendo Wii U includes highlight videos, online play mode, and crisp HD graphics. Pick one up in stores or online now.

Documenting Dinosaurs

Lionsgate Films and filmmaker Todd Doublas Miller present Dinosaur 13. The documentary focuses on Peter Larson, a paleontologist who unearths the largest and most well-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. Catch it in limited release and Video on Demand beginning August 15.

Okee Dokee

Make your summer even more memorable with Through the Woods by the Okee Dokee Brothers. The Grammy-award winning duo's latest CD is sure to be a hit with listeners of all ages. Order or download your copy at www.okeedokee.org.

Open Sesame

PBS Kids is happy to announce that there's even more Sesame Street to enjoy. The show that has been educating and entertaining for more than four decades presents an additional half-hour show every weekday afternoon. Don't miss the extra half hour of Sesame Street on air and digital platforms beginning September 1. Check local listings.

Silly Putty

Putty is on a mission to rescue his imprisoned friends in Putty Squad for the Nintendo 3DS. Rated E for Everyone, the retro action game features brandnew moves, game modes, tutorials, and bonus stickers to collect.

Galaxy Quest

Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Pictures take their cosmic presence on the big screen to another level in Guardians of the Galaxy. Based on the popular comic, the live-action feature is sure to be a summer smash with all ages, Go along for the ride beginning August 1.

Pony Power

An adorable little horse named Twilight Sparkle learns a few important life lessons in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The newly released DVD features five animated My Little Pony episodes that take young audiences on unforgettable adventures. Pick up your copy in stores and online today.

Dragon Tales

Based on the hit animated flick How to Train Your Dragon 2, the same-titled video game takes players to the Viking Isle of Berk for hours of fun with Hiccup, Astrid, and all of your favorite characters from the movie. The game is available now for the Nintendo Wii, XBOX 360, and PlayStation 3 game systems.

Turtle Power

Your favorite heroes in a half shell are back in the reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Opening on August 8, the action-packed new film will keep viewers on the edges of their seats with the perfect blend of live action and visual effects.

King of the Jungle

One of the most iconic characters of all time swings right into your own home in a brand-new adventure with Tarzan. Available now exclusively at Walmart on DVD and Blu-ray, the special release features an updated story and amazing CGI animation. Tarzan is also available on Digital HD.

This column appeared in the August 2014 issue.