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Don't Miss November 2014

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

Donald McDermott

Turtle Power

Everyone's favorite heroes in a half shell are back in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Danger of the Ooze. Designed for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo 3DS, the game features state-of-the-art upgrades as you battle enemies from the popular cartoon series. The game is available in stores and online now.

Crying Wolf

Two wolf pups face a spooky new adventure in Alpha and Omega: The Legend of the Saw Tooth Cave. Available exclusively at Walmart, the thrilling fourth installment in the popular Alpha and Omega animated series comes complete with humor, heartwarming moments, and plenty of surprises. Bring home your copy today.

Penguin Power

The lovable birds from Madagascar get their own film in The Penguins of Madagascar (DreamWorks Animation). When a villainous octopus hatches an evil scheme, Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private team up with an animal organization, North Wind, to thwart the diabolical plan. Catch it in theaters beginning November 26.

Freaky Fusion

Frankie Stein learns more about her freaky cool scaritage in Monster High: Freaky Fusion. The DVD release takes viewers of all ages on an amazing expedition that includes time travel, hybrid monsters, and plenty of fun! Pick up your copy in stores or online now.

Holiday Magic

The holidays are right around the corner, and the Hallmark Channel is ready to celebrate with Christmas Under Wraps. The heartwarming story follows a strongwilled doctor to Alaska, where she is surprised to discover many of life's unplanned joys. Enjoy it with your family on Saturday, November 29. Check you local listings.

Power Slam

John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and the all of your favorite superstars are back in WWE 2K 15. Featuring amazing graphics and exciting new features, the highly anticipated video game is perfect for your family or for an unforgettable holiday present! WWE 2K 15 is available now for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 game systems.

Big Hero

A criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo in Big Hero 6 from Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the popular Marvel comic, this animated adventure follows a brilliant young tech whiz and his robot companion Baymax. Big Hero 6 blasts into theaters on November 7.

Beary Good Friends

Those adorable little bears are back to celebrate friendship in Care Bears: Belly Badge Rock. In conjunction with the re-launch of the latest Care Bears plush toys, the DVD release from Lionsgate Home Entertainment includes a quartet of animated tales that focus on the harmony of being friends. Pick up your copy today.

Safari So Good

Oceanhouse Media proudly presents a new app from the Cat in the Hat Learning Library. Safari, So Good! takes kids on an adventure to learn all about African wildlife, including elephants, zebras, giraffes, hippos, and more! Find out more at www.oceanhousemedia. com/products/safarisogood.

Let the Games Begin

The Hunger Games saga continues in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. The highly anticipated sequel finds Katniss faced with a decision that could sway the fate of a nation. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Julianne Moore, Mockingjay Part I hitstheaters on November 21.

This column appeared in the November 2014 issue.