Make Family Movie Night Paw-some with Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!

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Raise the woof, Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite is finally here! It’s been nineteen years since the original Cats and Dogs film came out. And now is the perfect time to re-visit the fur ball franchise if it was one of your favorites, or introduce it for the first time to your kids at home.

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Animal lovers big and small will have a blast with the latest addition to the paw-some pet films. Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite centers on cat and dog agents Gwen and Roger, who are on the mission to keep humanity safe (without them knowing, of course). The cats and dogs have been at peace for years, but a parrot villain finds a way to cause a rift between them. Will these lovable fur-balls will go from friends to foes? Find out when you check out Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite today.

The fun doesn’t end there though. In honor of Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite, we’re looking back at all the fun that the original film, Cats and Dogs, brought to us when it first came onto the scene.

Cats and Dogs Brings A Silly Good Time for The Whole Family

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Just like Toy Story and Small Soldiers answer the question of what our toys do when we leave the room, Cats and Dogs poses the question – what do our pets do when we’re not around?

Apparently, they’re up to a whole lot of high-tech espionage. The rivalry between cats and dogs is at the forefront of the franchise. In the first film, a scientist is hard at work to create a serum to cure humans from dog allergies. This discovery would change the dynamic between dogs, cats, and their owners forever. And in the middle of it all, an evil cat villain does everything in his power to sabotage the scientist to make sure the feline species comes out on top.

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If it’s been a while since you’ve revisited Cats and Dogs, you may have forgotten that the cast in this family friendly flick is packed with plenty of stars. The talented Jeff Goldblum plays the scientist, while the hilarious Elizabeth Perkins plays his wife. And to top it all off, you also get Tobey Maguire in the role of the adorable puppy protagonist Lou – and even Alec Baldwin in the role of his doggy spy mentor, Butch. Susan Sarandon , Jon Lovitz and Sean Hayes also pop up. Will you be able to spot each one by their voice and cute fuzzy appearance?

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Older adults will have a blast with the talented cast, but the fun for the whole family comes from the humor. The movie never takes itself too seriously – it’s filled with talking cats and dogs who tout spy equipment after all. Top it off with plenty of physical comedy and Looney Tunes style humor, and you’ve got a blast for everybody for you next family movie night. So – will you be team dogs or team cats?

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Have a color-off with the whole family with our Cats & Dogs 3 coloring sheet!

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Bring the Magic Back to School at Hogwarts

Class is back in session – except this class involves magic. Today we’re looking back at some of our favorite moments from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone to celebrate our Back to Hogwarts sale. This film got many of us to fall in love with the magical world of Hogwarts and set the groundwork for one of the most imaginative and beloved franchises of all time. So here are our favorite magical moments from the film that started it all.

Harry Gets His Hogwarts Letter

This is one of the first moments in which we see Harry Potter experience true magic. After years of suffering at the Dursleys, Harry finally gets a piece of good news – with a little bit of payback too. Although his uncle tries taking away all the letters addressed to Harry, magic finds a way. And a flock of owls come to the house to make sure Harry (and the Dursleys) get the message loud and clear. Things are finally turning around, and a shower of letters inviting Harry to attend the most magical school of all is a wonderful way to show it.

A Train Ride Like No Other

If getting his Hogwarts letter is life-changing, the train ride to Hogwarts takes Harry to the next level. The train is where Harry first meets Ron and Hermoine – and their friendship from there on is history. Bonding over tons of magical candy sure doesn’t hurt either.

And who could forget those mischievous chocolate frogs too?

Welcome To Your House

Are you a brave Gryffindor, a loyal Hufflepuff, wise Ravenclaw, or shrewd Slytherin? The magical sorting hat gets to decide. And this is one of the most exciting scenes of the film, where Harry, Hermoine and Ron’s friendship becomes solidified as they’re all sat at the Gryffindor table, and the rivalry between them and Malfoy’s crew intensifies. All of these factions become the groundwork for the countless adventures to come.

Magic Gets Competitive

Once you’ve spent enough time at Hogwarts, you realize that being a wizard doesn’t come easy. Nothing shows that better than this super quotable scene in which super-studious Hermoine tries to teach Ron how to do a levitation spell. And his inability to grasp it shows us just how hard doing magic really is – with a healthy dose of humor and friendly rivalry too.

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The First Quidditch Game

It’s not just magic that’s competitive though. Like any proper school experience, sports are a big part of the excitement. And there’s nothing more exhilarating than a game of Quidditch. So when Harry catches the snitch during his first game and scores the win for Gryffindor, it’s more than just a win. It’s the moment that helps him start to gain the confidence to become one of the most powerful wizards who have ever lived.

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Want to add more magic to your marathon? Check out our fun Harry Potter trivia and coloring sheets.

Bring the Colorful Thrills to Family Movie Night With Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

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With great power comes great responsibility – and in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, plenty of adventure and great friends too. The animated film based on the infamous comic books has been raved about by critics and audiences alike as one of the best and most original superhero films of all time. So whether you are a Spiderman fanatic, or just looking for a great story – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has something for the whole family to enjoy on your next movie night.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse follows Miles, a teen from Brooklyn who’s struggling to adjust to a new school and everything else that comes with growing up. But when he gets bitten by a radioactive spider, he gets himself in some pretty sticky situations. He has to learn to control his brand new bizarre powers, and on top of that save his city from evil villains too. Along his adventures he meets other spider-people from different dimensions, and with their help he navigates all the challenges (and awesomeness) that come with wearing the mask.

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Superhero Action With a Unique Artistic Style

One of the most interesting elements of the film for everyone is its unique animation. Comic book lovers in the family are sure to appreciate the movie’s unique ability to make you feel like you are inside a comic book thanks to its style. Younger members of the family will also be captivated by all of the bright pops of contrasting color. It’s not difficult to immerse yourself in the film from the very first scene through to the very end. Combine that with plenty of action-packed scenes and adventure, and you have a winner that will hit the marks for everyone at home. But we can’t ignore all the important lessons that come with this iteration Spider-man as well.

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Get By With a Little Help From Your Spider-Friends

This Spider-man film isn’t all just about bright colors and action. There are also some great lessons in the film about the importance of perseverance and friendship. Having spidey powers certainly isn’t easy, and there are several moments where Miles doubts himself. Can he handle all of the newfound responsibility? To help him get through it, Miles turns to his mentors and new spider-friends. Thanks to their willingness to guide him, he finds the strength to move beyond self-doubt and find the courage to save those who need him. And when Miles sees what he’s capable of, he gains the confidence that was there all along, reminding us that there is a little bit of Spider-man inside all of us.

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So grab the popcorn, settle in and find your inner Spider-man on your next family movie night with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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