Don't Miss June 2015

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

Donald McDermott

Turtle Power

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are back for an all new adventure when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Pulverizer Power comes to DVD. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, the DVD introduces the heroes on the half shell train and team up with a brand new crime fighter who calls himself The Pulverizer. Pick up your copy today!

PBS App

PBS KIDS' is proud to present a popular new app for parents. Created as one of the first Apple Watch apps for parents and families, Super Vision allows parents to remotely manage kids' screen time on pbskids.org by setting a simple Play Timer on the Apple Watch. The fully featured App for iPhone and iPod touch also offers parents a tool to see what their kids are watching, playing and learning on pbskids.org, enabling parents to make the most of their children's screen time. Find out more at www.pbskids.org.

Simulated Adventures

The sky's the limit when a top notch collection of 10 complete simulation games is ready to be downloaded to your computer for one low price. The World is Yours! is the title as players of all ages customize their vehicles and compete in multiplayer and single player modes to a wide variety of games, including a Skyscraper Simulator, American Trucker Mode, Airport Simulator, Water Park Level, and many, many more. Download your own today at www.store.steampowered.com.

Swift Lullabys

Rockabye Baby Music continues to bring us family friendly renditions of some of our favorite music by giving Taylor Swift the lullaby treatment. Available on mp3 and CD, parents are able to purchase or download lullaby renditions of Taylor Swift's Blank Space and Wonderland. For a full list of all of the great music they have to choose from, visit www.rockabyebabymusic.com.

Spongebob's Back!

Everyone's favorite yellow, spongy, underwater burger flipper is back when The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water comes to DVD and Blu-Ray. Mixing live action and animation, the big budget hit film sees life in Bikini Bottom turned upside down when the top secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen. Now it's up to Spongebob, his friends, and even his sworn enemy Plankton, to join forces and set things right. Copies are available in stores and online today!

Back to the Park

Twenty-two years after the events of the original Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar is back as a fully functioning dinosaur theme park in Jurassic World. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires in a big, ferocious way. Starring Chris Pratt and produced by film legend Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World stomps into theaters beginning June 12.

Buzz Worthy

The world famous little bee and all of her insect friends will buzz their way right into your home when Maya the Bee Movie comes to DVD and Blu-ray. Available in stores and online now, the acclaimed animated feature from Shout! Factory Kids brings to life an enchanting story of a little bee named Maya and her exciting adventure of self-discovery and fantastical fun. An absolute must-have for fans of all ages!

Natural Disaster

A massive earthquake rocks California in the visually stunning new movie, San Andreas. Dwayne "The Rock"Johnson plays the rescue chopper pilot who makes a dangerous journey across the state in order to rescue his estranged daughter when the San Andreas Fault collapses. Featuring amazing effects and edge of your seat action, San Andreas is in theaters now.

Beach Buddies

Viewers of all ages are invited to go back to the beach when Teen Beach Movie 2 airs exclusively on the Disney Channel on June 26. Picking up where the original film left off, modern day teens Mack (Maya Mitchell) and Brady (Ross Lynch) get a real world musical visit from Lela, Tanner, Butchy, and their other surfer and biker pals from the beach party film within a film, Wet Side Story.

I Got You Babe

Experience George Herman "Babe" Ruth's journey to becoming one of the most famous athletes and celebrities of all time with a copy of American Hercules: Babe Ruth. Major League Baseball, A&E Networks, and Lionsgate Home Entertainment collaborate to bring this bigger than life star to the small screen, complete with narration by Martin Sheen. Featuring rare and enhanced archival material and state of the art production techniques, the new release is the perfect gift for every Yankee loving dad this Father's Day!

This column appeared in the June 2015 issue.