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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lyric Video for "Where No One Goes" From Official "How To Train Your Dragon 2" Soundtrack #HTTYD2

Sigur Rós Frontman Jónsi and Composer John Powell
Release Lyric Video for "Where No One Goes" From Official
How To Train Your Dragon 2 Soundtrack

Relativity Music Group and DreamWorks Animation have released a lyric video for Sigur Rós Frontman, Jónsi, and Composer John Powell's "Where No One Goes." Watch the lyric video now here: "Where No One Goes" is off the soundtrack for DreamWorks Animation's "How To Train Your Dragon 2," which was released on June 10th.Following the Oscar-nominated soundtrack for 2010's original, How To Train Your Dragon, featuring collaborations from composer John Powell and Jónsi, the duo returned to the studio to charm audiences once again.

  • Go behind the scenes in-studio and read an exclusive interview with John Powell over at TIME here
  • Purchase How To Train Your Dragon 2: Music From The Motion Picture on iTunes here
  • Purchase the ZinePak edition of the soundtrack exclusively through Walmart here.
  • Purchase How To Train Your Dragon 2 Soundtrack on Amazon here.

Critically acclaimed composer John Powell has contributed original compositions to over 50 film scores including "Happy Feet", "Shrek," "PS. I Love You", "X-Men: The Last Stand", "Rio", "Ice Age: The Meltdown", "The Bourne Identity" series, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "Robots", and numerous others. Powell's outstanding work on 2010's "How To Train Your Dragon" landed him two International Film Music Critics Association Awards (Score of The Year, Best Score for an Animated Feature) andearned him his first Academy Award nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards.

About his time in the studio with Jónsi the second time around, Powell tells TIME, "It was like him and me were having a baby... It was exactly between our two musical natures."

Jónsi, internationally known for being the guitarist and vocalist for Icelandic post-rock band, Sigur Rós, isn't new to the scoring world. In addition to composing the score for "We Bought A Zoo," his original song, "Sticks and Stones" for 2010's How To Train Your Dragon, skyrocketed into a worldwide hit. His new release, "Where No One Goes" off the upcoming soundtrack has already garnered praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Death + Taxes, KEXP, NME, Rolling Stone, Filter Magazine and more.

Relativity Music Group recently released soundtracks for DreamWorks Animation's Mr. Peabody & Sherman, The Croods, Safe Haven, Millennium Films' Olympus Has Fallen and The Iceman as well as Focus Features' Hyde Park on Hudson and Promised Land.

For more information on How To Train Your Dragon 2, please visit You can also follow the film on Facebook and on Twitter through #HTTYD2.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Facebook Photo Contest: Win a Kidorable Ensemble

Kidorable Raincoats

Kidorable is holding a summer contest on their Facebook Fan Page. Simply email a picture of a child you love sporting a Kidorable product to Your photo will be reviewed by our panel of professional artists. The winner’s photo will be prominently featured on our Facebook page and website.

Entries will be accepted from Wednesday, July 16 until Friday, August 1. The winner will be announced Monday, August 4 at noon CST.

PS: Keep in mind the following when submitting your photos:

  • Please limit your entry to a single photo. If we receive more than one photo, we'll just use the first one only.
  • US or Canada shipping address required for contest eligibility.
  • File size must be smaller than 1MB.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Transformers BumbleBee Costume Review

Are you a huge fan or know someone who is a huge fan of Transformers. Our family is one of the biggest fans and we've seen all of the movies. During our vacation, hubby found the latest movie series on DVD for a great deal and to complete our collection.

The first Transformers movie was released in 2007. It was about an ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons. They came to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager (played by Shia LaBeouf). See the list of the original movie cast.

Little Brandon was excited that he had a chance to pretend to be his favorite character, Bumble Bee. I'd let him pick out his costume from Wholesale Halloween Costumes.

I chose a size bigger because kids grow into it fast. The costume includes jumpsuit with muscle torso and arms, as well as a character mask. Brandon loves how soft it was and how the padded arms makes him look bigger and strong (like a super hero). I'm sure he'll be wearing this Transformers costume again this Halloween.


Surprise your little guy with an outfit from one of his favorite cartoon heroes. The Child Transformers Bumblebee Classic Muscle disguise will make kids want to transform in and out of character all the time. This guise includes a jumpsuit in yellow and black similar to the mechanics of Bumblebee's character. The jumpsuit is pumped with muscles in the torso and on the arms, and the cool character mask takes pretending to new heights with such accurate details. Always getting into danger, Bumblebee can quickly get out of a tight jam and his small stature amongst the other Autobots makes this even easier. He changes between his true form and a yellow Volkswagen Beetle that gets a lot of mileage! Kids are constantly transforming themselves and now they can transform into a heroic Autobot with the Child Transformers Bumblebee Classic Muscle costume.

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products in exchange for my honest review in this post. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

{WINNER} Cozy Wall Art Decal Giveaway

Announcement: The lucky WINNER for Cozy Wall Art Decal Giveaway that ended June 30, 2014 is..... (drum roll, please).

Congratulations to  Amy Cleaveley (#26)!

I have sent you an email. You have 48 hours to respond. Thanks everyone for participating in my giveaway contests.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Blogger Opp: $50 Target Gift Card

 Blogger Opp: $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway Event

Attention bloggers:  This is a free/paid blogger event hosted by Xtreme Qpon. Link is free when you post about the giveaway on your blog and a thank-you for participating in the event.


* Prize: $50 Target Gift Card

* Event dates: July 28 - August 11, 2014

* Eligibility: Contest is open to US

* FREE link on entry form (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Picketfence, YouTube, Instagram) with announcement post (or pay the $1.50 waiver fee)

* Optional additional links are $1.50 each

* Co-Host spot available for $10 (includes your link in the HTML, entries closer to the top of the RC, and 3 entries)

* Agree to post the giveaway HTML on the date the event begins and promote at least 4x a week

* Please feel free to mention Jennie Yuen from "Brandon's Adventures" Blog referred you! Thanks much!

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