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Tips for the Ultimate Home Movie Day + Giveaway

Movie days are the best and school holidays are the perfect excuse to have them! Well, weekends are just as good.

It doesn’t take much to turn simply watching a movie into a fun-filled movie experience. Here are some quick and easy ideas to make it fun for the whole family.

Sisters watching movie and eating popcorn

Ultimate home movie day ideas

Getting the kids involved is a great way to start the excitement.

  • Let the kids make the movie tickets
  • Set up the living room with bulk pillows, mattresses/beanbags and blankets.
  • Get the popcorn ready. Have lollies on hand. Maybe even some chips. Go all out!
  • Have a selection of new release movies to choose from. Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have released some awesome DVD releases to choose from. (You can WIN these below)
    – Paw Patrol Mission Paw
    – Paddington 2
    – Captain Underpants
    – Boss Baby
  • Get the kids to write their movie reviews down and read them out. Favourite moment, what made them laugh out loud, would they watch it again and best character.

Universal Sony Pictures Movie night dvds

Universal Sony Pictures Film Synopsis

Paw Patrol: Mission Paw – Get ready to enjoy five all new Paw Patrol adventures with Ryder and the loveable hounds. This DVD includes the double-length title episode Mission Paw: Quest for the Crown, Mission Paw: Royally Spooked, Pups in a Fix, Pups Save a Robo-saurus and Pups Save a Goldrush.

Paddington 2 – Look who is back with a sequel! Everyone’s favourite bear spots a pop-up book in an antique shop – the perfect present for his beloved aunt’s 100th birthday! Paddington embarks on an epic quest to unmask the culprit when a thief steals the prized book before Aunt Lucy’s big celebration.

Captain Underpants – This film was a massive hit for followers of imaginative pranksters George and Harold. When their principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he’s an incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants!

Boss Baby – Told from the point of view of seven-year-old Tim, the wise-cracking Boss Baby arrives at Tim’s home in a taxi, wearing a suit. The instant sibling rivalry must soon be put aside when Tim discovers Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission and they must join forces.

Together with Universal Home Entertainment, we want to help you set up with some fantastic new releases to get you started. For more fun movie ideas visit The Viewing Lounge.


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45 Comments

  1. Jean
    07/04/2018 / 7:53 pm

    We love most animated flicks,
    But there is one that makes us laugh and sing lounder than the rest,
    It gets us dancing and hand waving in our seats,
    TROLLS is it!

  2. Maree Gray
    08/04/2018 / 5:04 pm

    We love Shrek because the characters make us laugh. Donkey is just so annoyingly lovable. Great for the adults to see some of their childhood nursery rhyme characters come to life as well. Something for the whole family to enjoy time and time again.

  3. Viny Vabriany
    09/04/2018 / 1:22 am

    The Lion King. My kids love Simba and his courage to be brave and do what’s right

  4. Tam James
    09/04/2018 / 11:03 am

    I love so many! Finding Nemo and An American Tale (1,2 and 3)have to be up there, but my all time favourite and one both kids love watching with me is Aristocats! It’s an oldie but a goody and the music is so fun to join in with.
    “Everybody wants to be a cat, cause a cat is the only Kat that knows where it’s at! ” has got to be one of the family’s favourite lines in the movie.

  5. Kate Slack
    09/04/2018 / 12:54 pm

    I love UP it has such a lovely story mixed with humour the perfect combination.

  6. Caroline Gunnulson
    09/04/2018 / 4:01 pm

    It has to be Shrek as hubby will sit there and watch it with the kids and I.

  7. Penny Wiltshire
    11/04/2018 / 1:04 pm

    Secret Lives of Pets. Cute animal and plenty of excitement and laughs.

  8. Jenna
    11/04/2018 / 1:16 pm

    I love Mary poppins! The music the characters it’s awesome! My kids however love the music but prefer other films. Bedtime stories is a fave in our house

  9. Kylie Sneddon
    11/04/2018 / 1:26 pm

    Has to be toy story. 3 great movies. Kids love watching them and enjoy the toys coming to life and the friendship between woody and buzz!

  10. Bee B
    11/04/2018 / 1:30 pm

    Youngest daughter is autistic and loves Ice Age animations, she has a thing for Scrat. When she was younger she’d want Ice Age on over and over, it wasn’t until later when she worked out the controls that she’d fast forward just to see the Scrat sections of the film and when he’s on she laughs and laughs, I love that she finds him so funny.

  11. Ryan H
    11/04/2018 / 1:45 pm

    Toy Story as Buzz and Woody are such strong lovable characters they help make the movie what it is.

  12. Jody Smith
    11/04/2018 / 1:46 pm

    Rio. My husband is Brazilian. This movie reminds me of our travels to Brazil. I love the flora and fauna and a grwat way to share the Brazilian culture with our sons.

  13. marie
    11/04/2018 / 1:54 pm

    The Lion King! It’s such fabulous movie and suitable for everyone! I particularly love the music. 🙂

  14. 11/04/2018 / 2:26 pm

    Madagascar and those crazy animals.. Poke-A-Dot Afro Circus! 🙂

  15. Rachel
    11/04/2018 / 2:43 pm

    Definitely the Grinch! We can watch it over and over again and it never gets old. The kids love it.

  16. Cassy26
    11/04/2018 / 3:13 pm

    Trolls! It’s impossible not to feel good after watching this movie. I also love it’s message ‘If you believe in yourself and stay positive you can achieve anything!

  17. Adrienne Harries
    11/04/2018 / 3:16 pm

    Frozen has won her heart
    She sings from the start
    Loves olaf and the princesses too
    It’s a feel good movie that screams, unconditionally i love you

  18. Charlotte B
    11/04/2018 / 3:37 pm

    The Incredibles as I like to think our family is like them, though I no really we’re the polar opposites!

  19. Gabriella H
    11/04/2018 / 3:46 pm

    We always loved watching Nemo as we have a huge fish tank so the kids have grown up loving fish so they adore watching the movie.

  20. M Beard
    11/04/2018 / 4:02 pm

    We love Curious George as he gives us a smile everytime.
    We like the Christmas movie but the one where he comes to the city is the best. Especially the music

  21. Emma
    11/04/2018 / 5:49 pm

    At the moment my daughters is the Disneyclassic Cinderella.

  22. Stacey Navarro
    11/04/2018 / 6:18 pm

    My favourite animal is a dolphin as they are gentle intelligent animals

  23. Sara hall
    11/04/2018 / 6:41 pm

    our families favourite movie is big hero 6, never fails to make us laugh and cry like big babies lol the kids love it

  24. tracy wedding
    11/04/2018 / 7:30 pm

    I love Frozen because my grand daughter knows all the words and dances to the music

  25. Sarah S
    11/04/2018 / 8:11 pm

    The Lion King brings back so many fabulous memories. Love the music!

  26. Caroline White
    11/04/2018 / 8:21 pm

    Frozen, Because i love singing along and totally like Olaf.

  27. james pizzey
    11/04/2018 / 8:36 pm

    Happy Feet loved the movie the music score was great too allround a happy childrens movie we all enjoyed

  28. Kasey Evans
    11/04/2018 / 10:12 pm

    My favourite family movie is Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (original version). It’s such an imaginative and creative movie that any kid would dream to experience….if only we could for real.

  29. Shannon Wotton
    11/04/2018 / 10:43 pm

    Our favourite family movie is Despicable Me, it’s got something for everyone in the family – lots of laughs, it’s action packed and has a touching storyline too!

  30. Jessica june kerr
    11/04/2018 / 11:03 pm

    Pocahontas i love being in nature and love wildlife

  31. Jane Brummell
    12/04/2018 / 3:59 am

    Mrs Doubtfire Because of Robin Williams who will never be forgotten and who will live on through his movies.

  32. Lynette
    12/04/2018 / 7:31 am

    Paw patrol obsession reigns in my daughter’s house, 2 boys just love the characters, even 2 year old knows the name. For quiet time nothing like the DVD, snuggling up on the couch

  33. Donna miller
    12/04/2018 / 9:00 am

    We love to sit down and watch all kids movies together as a family. Just saw Peter Rabbit at the movies and kids loved it

  34. Ernie
    12/04/2018 / 12:07 pm

    Wall-E, great film, love all the humans floating around because they’ve become too fat from laziness!

  35. Diana
    12/04/2018 / 9:08 pm

    The Fox and the Hound, loved it as a child, and still do to this very day.

    P.S: Unable to share giveaway on Facebook, “URL of share – click the time under your post share and copy the URL”, is coming up BLANK (has been all day)!

  36. Dianne P
    13/04/2018 / 11:13 am

    Shrek is my all time favourite animated. The quality and detail in the animations was amazing.

  37. Ange Fletcher
    13/04/2018 / 2:37 pm

    Sing! The whole family can sing along, dance and belly laugh all the way through

  38. Chris Sheppard
    13/04/2018 / 6:48 pm

    We love Lego Movie! Its fun, has great characters & my boys go play lego after (I get my cuppa in peace). The only issue is that we all end up singing Everything is awesome for the next three days. Lol

  39. Sara Johnston
    13/04/2018 / 8:24 pm

    My favourite animated movie, personally,
    Is the gorgeous original Toy Story.
    Fond memories of watching with my siblings,
    And now I love to watch it with my children.
    The animation, the colours, and the songs,
    All so meaningful: they do no wrong!
    From memories made, to memories we now create:
    I love a good movie night where we all stay up a little late!

  40. Jade O
    14/04/2018 / 10:06 am

    Charlotte’s Web (the animated musical version) not only does it teach you kindness and compassion fr others but is filled with amazing songs that you will remember forever

  41. Mick G
    14/04/2018 / 12:03 pm

    Have always loved Bambi with its fun filled characters and emotional joy ride

  42. Irena
    14/04/2018 / 2:02 pm

    My daughter’s favourite animated movie is The Lego Movie, because it is a funny movie and there’s lots of Lego characters!!

  43. sonia cattley
    14/04/2018 / 3:55 pm

    Snow White – This was my favorite. It was the first movie I ever saw, and I made sure it was the first movie my daughter saw.

  44. Eva Kiraly
    14/04/2018 / 10:27 pm

    We love the Ice Age movies, especially the squirrel but we love most family movies!

  45. Leanne
    15/04/2018 / 8:37 pm

    Madagascar upbeat and it made me laugh for days later. Fantastic movie.

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