Don't Miss April 2015

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

Donald McDermott

Batter Up!

Sony makes the upcoming baseball season even more exciting with the release of MLB 15 The Show! The 10th-anniversary edition features up-to-date equipment, major graphical improvements, and the addition of 30 iconic MLB alumni. Created especially for the PlayStation 4, MLB 15 The Show is available now.

Delightfully Diverse

Grammy award-winning children's music duo Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer present their latest CD, Dancin' in the Kitchen: Songs for all Families. Created to celebrate the growing diversity of family structures, the CD highlights the idea that families are bound by love, with music celebrating that love and diversity. Find out more at www.cathyandmarcy.com.

Jungle Adventures

Manu and Sacha are two young raccoons living in the Mexican rainforest in Jungle Shuffle from Viva Pictures. Available now, the animated release follows the mischievous Manu as he makes some special friends and sets out on a thrilling adventure to save Sacha from the clutches of the mysterious Dr. Loco.

Monster Mania

Created for the Nintendo 3DS, Monster Hunter 4 is a role-playing game developed by Capcom. The new game comes complete with online play, new weapons, more vertical environments, returning favorites, and fresh challenges. Pick up your copy today.

Track Your Pets

Fall in love with the wearable Pet Tech from Gibi, the first GPSenabled pet tracking service! Gibi makes it easy to track pets and reunite them with their owners in the easiest, fastest, and most fashionable way possible. For more information visit www.getgibi.com.

To The Dogs

A reluctant hero's town is threatened when his long-time rival returns to avenge an old grudge in Underdogs (The Weinstein Company). When the players from his foosball table magically comes to life, he recruits them to help him save the town and win back the love of his life. Enjoy all of the action in theaters beginning April 10.

So Sweet

The adorable brother and sister bunny team is back on DVD in Max & Ruby: Sweet Siblings (Paramount Home Media Distribution). The new release features 12 episodes of the hit Nickelodeon preschool series based on acclaimed author Rosemary Wells' classic children's books. Pick up or order your copy today.

Vegas Cop

After six years of keeping shoppers safe, our favorite security guard takes a well-deserved vacation in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (Columbia Pictures). Blart and his teenage daughter head to Vegas before she goes off to college, only to find that safety never takes a holiday. Featuring Kevin James in the title role, the new flick opens on April 17.

New Additions

Popcornflix Kids presents the addition of new kid-friendly content. The entire channel is devoted to popular children's TV shows and movies, all available to stream for free. New content includes: Musti, a popular 3D-animated series, and The Wompkees movies. Check your local listings.

Pet Shop Pals

Making new friends is the theme when Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios bring Littlest Pet Shop: Pet Shop Pals to DVD. Join in on the fun as Blythe and a few of her best friends, create a fashion craze and have lots of fun. Pick up your copy in stores or online today.

This column appeared in the April 2015 issue.