Thursday, October 11, 2012

grandma's movie review - the Great Mouse Detective - I'm Giving One Away

We all have favorite Disney movies . . . and they are our favorites for different reasons; we may really love the story, or the characters or the message, or - just because! One of my favorite Disney movies is the Great Mouse Detective! Why, you ask? Because I really love the story and the characters . . . it does, after-all  have a basset hound in it and I LOVE basset hounds . . . and the message is wonderful!

The Great Mouse Detective 
By - Disney
Rating - G

Favorite Features -
  • I LOVE the characters . . . what's not to love about a movie with a basset hound in it!!!
  • the story is great fun - especially for anyone who enjoys a Sherlock Holmes movie and this movie is a mouse's "version" of Sherlock - Basil of Baker Street!
  • Vincent Price is the voice of the diabolical Professor Ratigan! - He is perfect!!!!
  • strong messages about not giving up, helping those in need and the importance of family and friends
  • wonderful songs - great fun and ones which will surely have your younger grandchildren up and dancing!
Be sure to talk with your grandchildren about the characters in this movie. Ask them which characters acted in a way which showed they cared about others and which did not. Talk with them about how Dawson showed his great character by caring about a little girl who needed help and how Basil of Baker Street did not give up. Ask them if they know any children who need their help - you might involve them in a project to raise money so they could select a gift from the Gifts of Hope catalog to send to a child or family in need. The Great Mouse Detective is great fun - pop a big bowl of pop corn and enjoy this movie with your grandchildren!

As I mentioned, not only did Disney send one blu-ray/dvd combo of the Great Mouse Detective for me to review, but they sent an additional copy for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be included in this give-away which will be on October 18, 2012 - please comment below to let me know if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win this movie and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!

12 comments:

  1. This is one of my favs! Got the "gear, got the girl, got the uniform"! PS I have followed via GFC! Heather Whowho

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  2. I like you on Facebook! Heather Whowho

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  3. I follow via email! missheatherwho at gmail dot com

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  4. I shared via Goggle +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115764962659309275820/posts/EoDCF2qXxaT

    Heather Whowho

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  5. I follow on google friends connect

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  6. I follow via e-mail: hoehrlein at yahoo dot com

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  7. I follow on FB (Michelle Hady Monahan)

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  8. I am an email subscriber

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  9. Follow via email

    Juliaphatch at gmail

    Thanks!

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