Tessa Thompson is joining the Vudu Viewing Party

Make room on the couch, we’ve got a party crasher

 

 

It’s not exactly the apocalypse, but you can still ride along with the Valkyrie. That’s right, the amazing and talented Tessa Thompson will be joining us via Twitter (we WISH it was in person) and getting in on all the fun by answering some of your questions.

 

You can even start sending in your questions now by tweeting us using #VuduViewingParty.

 

 

So if you thought that the Viewing Party couldn’t get any better, you were wrong. But in a good way. So tell your friends that a guest is coming and that they should be sure to RSVP and join us tonight at 6:00 pm (PT).

 

Get ready, get excited, and get the movie! And don’t forget, if your setup is UHD ready, be sure to watch Thor: Ragnarok today in up to 4K + HDR.

 

 

Breathe extra life into family night with Coco

Watch now on Vudu in up to 4K +HDR

 

Coco is a beautifully mesmerizing animated tale that follows a young boy as he discovers the stories of his ancestor’s and their traditions during his journey to becoming a great musician. It’s a story about music, adventure, and of course, family – making it the perfect choice to breathe life into family movie night.

 

It’s smart, vibrant, intelligent, and wonderfully warm. It’ll make you cry, it’ll make you laugh, and it’ll even make you do both at the same time. So be sure to add it to your collection and watch tonight!

 

But what kind of help would we be if we didn’t offer you some great ideas and fun activities to help you make your family movie night as fun and colorful as the movie itself!

 

 

First, you’ll want to get Coco on Vudu. (Can’t have a movie night without the movie!) It’s available in up to 4K with support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision so you know you’ll be watching it in the best quality possible on your device.

 

Watch Coco with cocoa

 

Now it’s time to get movie-ready with the help of the wonderful folks over at Brit + Co by building a hot “coco” bar!

 

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Create a colorful Hot “Coco” Bar inspired by Disney•Pixar’s Coco!

 

1. Create your hot “Coco” bar using colorful hot beverage pitchers, sprinkle-covered mugs, DIY pom-pom stir sticks and toppings galore (and perhaps a few figurines and plush toys from the film!)

 

2. Make sprinkle-rimmed mugs by dipping mugs in melted white chocolate and adding sprinkles

 

3. Let the chocolate fully dry before serving.

 

4. Create the colorful cocoa by adding tiny drops of food coloring to white chocolate hot cocoa.

 

5. Deck out your cocoa using colorful marshmallows, whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup

 

6. Enjoy!

 

Toppings to include: whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, marshmallows, rock candy and pom-pom stir sticks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dia de los Decorations

 

Once everyone has some cocoa, it’s time to add some flair and ambiance to your movie theater. Print out the activity sheets and make your room as colorful as the movie. You’ll find over 20 pages of coloring sheets, games and activities, and even more crafts to create and decorate!

 

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Don’t lose your head

 

There are lots of fun activities, but don’t lose track of the big finale – the movie! So grab your special seat on the couch, sit back, and enjoy this magical movie.

 

 

The end is near

2017 is almost over. Nailed it.

 

It’s not the end of the world as we know it, but it’s definitely the end of the year. And you know what that means – it’s time to reflect. So let’s tally up some scores and see how we did in 2017, shall we?

 

Hits and near misses

 

It’s not breaking news, but you guys still love your superheroes. This time it was the Princess of the Amazons leading the charge and beating out a rag-tag space-team complete with raccoon and pet tree, a dimension-bending surgeon, and a web-slinging teen. But it was a different kind of princess that rose above them all, a Polynesian one.

 

Your top five movies for 2017:

If you were wondering, our aging, clawed, mutant friend Logan rounded out the top 10; with John Wick: Chapter 2 coming out of retirement at 13th; and the bricked out Bruce Wayne da-na-na-na-nanaing The LEGO Batman Movie to 20th.

 

Look into our crystal ball

 

We can also tell you that it’s not fake news when we say you guys really like movies. In fact, the average Vudu fan has about 28 movies in their collection.

 

Special shout out to Vudu fans in North Dakota, Wyoming, Hawaii (Aloha), Montana, and Alaska who own an average of 35 titles.

 

Our home state of California comes in with an average of 29 titles owned. We’re just gonna go ahead and assume that you guys are all out enjoying the weather….

 

You guys also favor movies to TV. Which means a fair number of you haven’t discovered the wonder of Next Day Air and getting your favorite network and cable shows automagically added to your My Vudu after they air.

 

You got served

 

But we didn’t just spend all year adding movies. This year we also dressed Vudu in an array of “accoutrements” that made your experience better – and, hopefully, pretty awesome.

 

There was a little something called HDR10 we rolled out in November. And with it, we now offer more HDR across more devices and titles with both Dolby Vision and HDR10 support. So if Santa was good to you this holiday and got you some new HDR-capable devices, you can enjoy the color richness and depth that HDR brings to our growing list of 4K + HDR movies.

 

Recently, we also added Mix & Match to Vudu on Playstation and Roku – and we’re working on rolling it out to other devices as you read this. (Unless you’re reading it on New Year’s Eve, then we’re out partying.) So, now you can get some pretty amazing deals when you Mix & Match movies from the couch as well as the web.

 

Hmmm, what else happened? Oh, we gave you a great way to give the gift of Vudu and digital movies with Vudu Gift Cards and Digital Movie Cards – which are sold exclusively at Walmart stores. We won an award, a real one from Variety Home Entertainment, and became a Variety Press Play: Home Entertainment and Digital Hall of Fame inductee. And we brought you all kinds of offers and sales to help you boost your digital collection, as well as more FREE movies, anime, and more on Movies On Us.

 

All in all, we had a pretty exciting year making it an exciting year for you. So, while you’re getting ready to live it up on Sunday night, we’re going to go take a nap.

 

Thank you for a great 2017, we look forward to making 2018 even bigger and better. Happy New Year everyone!

 

 

 

Fill your stocking with free activities for family movie night

Watch My Little Pony: The Movie, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, and Free Lego Ninjago Season 1

 

Ponies make your weekend 20% cooler
Pony up and watch My Little Pony: The Movie tonight on Vudu

 

Make this holiday weekend a bit more sparkly with My Little Pony: The Movie and our free family movie night activity sheets.

 

First, gather up the fillys and the colts for some pre-movie fun. We’ve got a matching quiz, word search, and a pony maze, as well as instructions on how to make pony headbands and sea pony globes!

 

 

But hold your horses! Before you hoof it over to your couch, be sure to check out this extra behind the scenes clip – Beyond Equestria – to hear about the world beyond the pony’s home and all that went into creating it.

 

 

Now you can watch the Mane 6 embark on a journey to save Equestria from a new dark force. Who? We can’t say, you’ll just have to watch the movie.

 

There’s snow-time like family time

 

What would winter be without Olaf? The lovable ball of snowflakes and goofy charm is back with his own animated special. And we’re back with kid-friendly activities to help you create a family movie night no one will want to flake on.

 

Download your free activity sheets in PDF format below, and then watch Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, available now on Vudu.

 

 

Olaf’s Frozen adventure is a 22-minute musical that follows Olaf and on a magical adventure as he explores the different traditions that make up the holiday season. On top of that, you’ll also get 46 minutes of winter-themed tales featuring classic Disney characters and adventures. So don’t get frosty outside, stay warm on the couch with Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.

Unwrap some action

 

Hey, Lego Ninjago fans! Now you can watch season one of Lego Ninjago for free on Movies On Us. That’s eight episodes filled with spin kicks, throwing stars, and epic battles – all free!

 

So why not take some time this weekend to watch not so silent ninjas Kai, Jay, Cole, Zane, Lloyd (L-loyd), and Nya save Ninjago and the world. After all, free is the perfect cool down to holiday spending. So unwrap another present and watch season one for free on Movies On Us.

 

And then, if you haven’t already, watch the feature-length The Lego Ninjago Movie, available now on Vudu.

 

 

Give the gift of digital movies & TV with Vudu

Get amazing deals with Digital Movie Card bundles in Walmart stores

 

Now that Black Friday is here and Cyber Monday is just around the corner, it’s safe to say the holidays are officially upon us. And with them come the dreaded “shopping days left” countdowns. (Like ok, I get it, I can read a calendar just fine thanks.)

 

Don’t worry, we’re here to help you spread a little digital cheer with Digital Movie Cards and Vudu Gift Cards – available now through the holidays at most Walmart locations.

 

Save up to 50% on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond

 

Save up to 50% on bundled deals like the Back to the Future Trilogy for $12.96, or a sci-fi 5-pack that includes Interstellar, Terminator: Genisys, Super 8, The Island, and Event Horizon for just $19.96.

 

You’ll also find steals like the entire Fast & Furious collection for $49.96, all eight Harry Potter films for $69.96, the Middle-Earth 6-film collection (extended editions) for $44.96, the complete series of Breaking Bad for $79.96, and more!

 

Some of these deals are so amazing you might be tempted to keep them for yourself. To that, we say…go for it. After all, we hear “self-gifting” is a thing now (64% of Black Friday buyers admit to shopping for themselves), so, you go trendsetter.

Digital Movie Cards? You had my curiosity, but now you have my attention.

 

That’s right, we’ve made it easier for you to give the gift of digital to everyone from teachers to co-workers, and doormen to delivery-people. Know what else they’re handy for? All those white elephant gift exchanges. (Two steals and then it’s locked. #strategery)

 

Digital Movie Cards are digital movies that you can buy in-store. Why? Maybe you’re picking up some Totino’s Pizza Rolls (our personal favorite movie snack). And maybe you just happen to be in need of a really cool gift for a really great price (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

 

With Digital Movie Cards you simply grab the card to get the movie. Just pay at the register, get the redemption code on the gift receipt, and voila, you’re ready to put it in a card and drop it in the mail – or into someone’s hands.

 

And because stocking suffers and those previously mentioned white elephant parties are a thing, you’ll also find Vudu Gift Cards at Walmart too – loadable in denominations from $10-$100. (They work like normal gift cards but are just a little more awesome because the recipient can use them to buy digital movies & TV on Vudu.)

 

See? Giving is easy. And it feels good. Especially when it’s as easy as giving Digital Movie Cards and Vudu Gift Cards.

 

Learn more about Digital Movie Cards.

Find your nearest Walmart store.