Linda Hunt, Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J talk about the chemistry that makes 'NCIS: Los Angeles' (now on Blu-ray/DVD) such a success. Also out this week: FlashForward, Parenthood, House, Vampire Diaries, Marmaduke, The Middle and much more.
Number one in the ratings the week it debuted, the action spin-off series NCIS: Los Angeles (the creative offspring of both JAG and NCIS) was not only the highest-rated scripted series of the 2009/2010 TV season, it became the most-watched series debut in the past five years. Needless to say, NCIS: Los Angeles was declared an overnight sensation – attracting both NCIS fans and a whole new group of loyal viewers, And, it was clear from its very first episode that it wasn't simply a retread of your daddy's NCIS. The first season of NCIS: Los Angeles follows the high-stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS responsible for apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals posing a threat to national security. Chris O'Donnell and rapper/actor LL Cool J ("Mama Said Knock You Out," "I Need Love") were picked to portray Special Agents "G" Callen and Sam Hanna, close-knit partners who work together -- fearlessly and sometimes dangerously -- to get the job done. Callen (O'Donnell) is a chameleon who transforms himself into anyone he needs to be to infiltrate the dangerous criminal underworld and surveillance expert Hanna (LL Cool J) uses state of the art monitoring equipment to look out for those in the field and feed them crucial information. Together these two lead an elite team of agents, going deep undercover and putting their lives on the line to bring down their targets. However, Academy Award-winner Linda Hunt (The Year Of Living Dangerously) is "Hetty," the woman in charge of making sure these two OSP agents don't put their lives too close on the line between live and death. We recently caught up with Hunt, O'Donnell and LL Cool J in the City Of Angeles, just as NCIS: Los Angeles had begun its domination of the airwaves, to discuss the chemistry that fuels this high speed action drama.
Linda Hunt, LLCool J. Daniela Rush and Chris O'Donnell in 'NCIS: Los Angeles"
Chris, what is the challenge of playing a character like Callen, who is supposed to be such a chameleon? Is the role an opportunity to show a side of yourself that you maybe haven't been able to in the past?
CHRIS O'DONNELL: “Yeah. I think that's what's exciting about it. I never know what's coming in the next script and sometimes I think that there's going to be missions where we're going out and have a little time to plan and know what we're doing. Sometimes it's done, like we saw in ‘Legend Last Second,’ you've got to think of something quick on your feet and get through an operation. But, yeah, from an acting standpoint, it's really exciting because you don't know what they're going to throw at you, and it keeps it fresh and new and different.”
LL Cool J in 'NCIS: Los Angeles"
Even before a single episode had aired, there were some pretty high expectations surrounding the impending success of the series. As predicted, right out of the gate it was a bonafide prime time success. Going in, what did you hope to do to make the show a hit with NCIS aficionados and viewers new to the franchise?
O'DONNELL: “My biggest concern, and I think I speak for everyone else, has always been to please the original NCIS fans, first and foremost, because they're very loyal fans and a huge following. And, if new people tuned into the show, that was great, but I felt more pressure to live up to their expectations than I did maybe to the network or the studio's expectations, to be honest with you.”
LL COOL J: “I think the main thing for us was just approaching it with humility and being clear that nothing is guaranteed and that our job was to do the best work that we can, and depend on (executive producer and creator) Shane (Brennan) to bring the best stories to the table. And then we will try to bring those stories to life in a great way. I think that that, for us, is the main focus that. And, obviously, we wanted to maintain the NCIS fan base and all of those people that are joining the show. We didn't want to make them have an allergic reaction to what we are doing on screen.” (laughs)
Ms. Hunt, Mr. J and Mr. O'Donnell, you have all done major film work...
O'DONNELL: “Mr. J.?” (laughs)
I'm sorry. What is the correct way to address LL Cool J?
LL COOL J: “Call me Todd.”
LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell in 'NCIS: Los Angeles"
All of you are best known for your film performances than your television work. Linda and Chris, I think this is your first time as series regulars. So what made you decide that now was the time to be a series regular, and why NCIS: Los Angeles?
LINDA HUNT: “Not working at all had a lot to do with it. (laughs). But then the other thing that happened was that when I came to find out about this, I met Mr. Shane (Brennan), and it was a little seduction that he performed. And I thought, ‘Well, why not?’ You know, I've been living a life of a retired old person for quite a while. So perhaps I'll just change all of that and work harder than I've ever worked in my life' – which, I think, I have, judging from my first week. (laughs) And I'm delighted. I'm absolutely delighted because it's a different way of working. Doing a film and doing TV are so drastically different just in terms of the time that you have to think about stuff and prepare. And I'm learning a whole new rhythm and timing, and I'm going to have to solve the problem of how to do things faster but as well, and it's wonderful. I'm of a certain age, and I'm learning something new, which is just devoutly to be wished for.”
Chris O'Donnell in 'NCIS: Los Angeles"
LL COOL J: “Watching Linda is such a joy. I love watching her work. It is incredible for me. It's an education that, I don't think you can put into words – getting an opportunity to watch Linda work every day. For me, as a guy who has done a lot of other things and also always acted and did films, to work with her every day has been phenomenal. So, you know, I have a habit.”
Todd, what's it like working with Chris?
LL COOL J: “Chris is great. I always tease him. I say, ‘Teamwork makes the dream work.’ So us working together is phenomenal. I had a great meeting with Shane. And then, you know, the NCIS brand, I think for me, I think Chris, myself, and the rest of the cast, everyone is really a bonus. I think the NCIS brand is the star. So I was happy to really be a part of it. I know that we bring something to the table. I've always wanted to act. You know, the other part of my life, my music, is a much more mature area. I've done basically everything I feel I can do for the most part. So it's like this represents a new challenge for me.”
Linda Hunt in 'NCIS: Los Angeles"
Todd, have you done all you can do in music? Does NCIS:LA mean you're turning your back on that arena?
LL COOL J: “Well, truthfully speaking, as an artist, you can never really finish because creativity is edgeless and boundless, and it has no parameters. You can constantly reinvent yourselves as an artist and constantly do new things. But that being said, my focus is the show. My focus is NCIS: Los Angeles. I'm not here doing my second job. I take this very seriously. I'm committed to it, you know. I started to wear my big clock. I thought that wouldn't work.” (laughs)
O'DONNELL: “Flavor Flav wanted his clock back?”
LL COOL J: “So yeah, yeah, Flav wanted his clock back. So I'm really excited about this show. I'm really -- it's really exciting for me to finally be doing something where I'm actually, like, new. I'm not like the elder statesman of hip-hop walking into the room. I'm actually like an unproven guy that's trying to make something happen for you guys, and that's a great dynamic for me. If you look at it for me as a human being, it gives me a chance to grow. So, you know, the main thing for me, like I said, is just for us to -- you know, I tease, but I'm very serious. I think teamwork makes the dream work. I think that it's about each one of us helping each other. It's about us trusting each other. It's about us, corporately as a group, really trying to make this thing work and then approaching it with humility. So I'm a part of a team now. This is not LL Cool J solo on the microphone, you know, ripping his tank top off. This is Sam Hanna, the former Navy SEAL.“
How would you best describe Sam Hanna?
LL COOL J: “You know, I'm still discovering things. I think that, for me, you know, it's different from a film in that you don't really know everything about the character because the character unfolds over seasons, you know. So that makes it a little different. The one thing I do know is that Sam is a backbone. He is one of the pillars within the group and speaks different languages. He's a former Navy SEAL. But, you know, I think more importantly, I think he's really just trying to look out for his partner and friend.”
Chris, what should we know about Callen's past that we haven't learned already?
O'DONNELL: “As far as his history goes, I guess he bounced around a little bit, growing up in foster homes and that sort of thing. I think he is a bit of a loner and tends to move around a lot, but ultimately I think that this office and the people he works with is his ultimate family. And there's a certain mysterious quality to him, but I think he does really values his friendship with Sam and with everyone at the office. Like Todd said, that's kind of the mystery and the excitement of television is that I'm learning things about him every week when the new script comes out. ‘Wow, that's kind of a major thing that happened in my life. Okay. I know about that now.’ It's like discovering old photo albums that you never knew existed or old home films that you never knew existed, and someone is like, ‘Oh, yeah, we never told you about that trip. Yeah. You cracked your head open, and that's why you have that cut above your ear.’ You are like, ‘Oh, okay.’ So I get excited for the table reads when you find out more about who we are.”
So far, Todd, what has been your biggest challenge on the show?
LL COOL J: “And I think for me, the biggest challenge in this whole situation is just staying away from the craft service table. (laughs) If I could just do that. The candy bars, the doodles, the snicker doodles, and sugar cookies -- it just drives me insane.”
Don’t you get up at 5:00am. every morning and work-out and then go to the set? And, during lunch, you work-out, you shower and then come back to the set?
LL COOL J: “But those hot warm donuts melting in your mouth early in the morning, the crew walking around and giving you plumber's pants -- it's unbelievable. Believe me. Believe me.” (laughs)
NCIS: Los Angeles: The Complete First Season Blu-ray + DVD Bonus Features; “Inspired Television: NCIS: LA,” “The L.A. Team: Meet The Cast and Crew,” “Inside The Inner Sanctum: The Set Tour,” “Do You Have A Visual? Inside The OPS Center” and “Lights, Camera...ACTION! The Stunts of NCIS LA” featurettes.
ALSO AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY + DVD THIS WEEK
The Middle: The Complete First Season
In her first hit series since the end of Everybody Loves Raymond, Emmy winner Patricia Heaton makes a triumphant return to family sitcom as Frankie Heck, an exhausted wife and mother -- right in the middle of the warm and witty, new television comedy The Middle. Set in Orson, Indiana, this Midwest town is not only the home of the world’s largest polyurethane cow, but now TV’s funniest new family -- the Hecks. Heaton is Frankie and former Scrubs star Neil Flynn plays her sardonic husband Mike, helping Frankie navigate hanging-on-to-middle-class life without a GPS app. The series also stars Charlie McDermott (The Office), Eden Sher (Weeds), Atticus Shaffer (Hancock) and Chris Kattan (Saturday Night Live). At its heart, The Middle is a hilarious, single-camera comedy about raising a family and lowering your expectations – and Frankie Heck is a superhero at that. Well, no, not an actual superhero -- but sometimes it seems to Frankie as though getting her kids out the door for school every morning is a superheroic act. Middle-aged, middle-class and living in the middle of the country, this harried wife and working mother of three uses her wry wit and sense of humor to try to get her family through each day intact. During Season One, guest stars Betty White, Brooke Shields and Amy Sedaris all stopped by the Heck household to add more humor to Frankie's middle-class life. (Only on DVD) Bonus Features: “Raising A Sitcom Family” and “Sue’s Best Shots” featurettes; Unaired Scenes and a Gag Reel For exclusive clips from The Middle: The Complete First Season and a look behind-the-scenes, visit the Official Site for The Middle at www.themiddledvd.com
Sons of Anarchy: Season Two
In an even more shocking and compelling season that its first, actors Ron Perlman, Katey Sagal And Charlie Hunnam demonstrated that for many in the Sons Of Anarchy its all about money, power and blood -- and it reigns supreme in Season Two of Sons Of Anarchy. Creator/producer Kurt Sutter's stunning follow-up to The Shield, Sons Of Anarchy is an adrenalized drama centered around a notorious outlaw motorcycle club intent on protecting their sheltered small town of Charming, California against encroaching drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. The Sons Of Anarchy are equally determined to protect their ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. English actor Charlie Hunnam portrays Jackson 'Jax' Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness. Katey Sagal (Sutter's real-life wife) plays Gemma Teller Morrow, Jax's force-of-nature mother, who along with Ron Perlman as Clarence 'Clay' Morrow, Jax's stepfather and MC president, have their own darker vision for the club. In the volatile second season, internal alliances are formed, relationships within SAMCRO are strained and the leader of a white separatist League of American Nations (LOAN) moves in to gain a foothold in the Northern California heroin trade. Undermining SAMCRO within the community, LOAN attempts to drive the club to self-destruction. In addition to Hunnam, Sagal and Pearlman, actors such cast Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Ryan Hurst, Johnny Lewis, William Lucking, Theo Rossi, Maggie Siff , Adam Arkin, Ally Walker and ex-Dead Kennedy punk lead singer Henry Rollins each delivered brilliant, jaw-dropping performances. Even more intense, raw and gritty that its debut season, Sons of Anarchy Season Two provides a sinister look at SAMCRO's new businesses that includes a brief foray into porn production. Blu-Ray + DVD Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes; John The Revelator music video; Gag Reel; Commentary on select episodes; “The Moral Code Of Sons Of Anarchy,” “A Night Out With The Crew At Happy Endings Bar” and “Sons of Anarchy Happy Ending Roundtable” featurettes.
Owen Wilson, George Lopez, Keifer Sutherland, George Lopex and Fergie (of the Black Eyed Peas) lent their voices to this dog-out-of-water tale about the problems and the hilarity that ensues when the lovable oversized pooch, Marmaduke, is unleashed in an idyllic seaside town. When Marmaduke moves to a new neighborhood with his family, the super-sized teenage dog soon discovers he just doesn't fit in anywhere – literally. Marmaduke can't help being a one-dog wrecking crew, causing fur-flying chaos wherever he roams,but with the help of an unlikely friend and ally , Carlos the Cat (Lopez), Marmaduke may just get out of the literal and proverbial doghouse, just in time to fall in love and surf off into the sunset. Available in an exclusive, family-friendly Blu-Ray Combo Pack (a two-disc set with the Blu-ray and DVD versions of the film)with additionally funny, laugh-out-loud specials included on the Blu-ray. Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack: “Cowabarka! Surfing Dogs,” and “Canine Casting” featurettes; “Marmaduke Mayhem” Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes. BD ONLY: “Puppy Marmaduke and Kitty Carlos: Home Movies: featurette.
Parenthood Season 1
Based on director Ron Howard's 1989 successful hit theatrical film of the same name, which starred Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Keanu Reeves and the pre-rapping Joaquin Phoenix, Howard has teamed up with his Executive Producer pals Brian Grazer and Jason Katims for a refreshingly charming and wildly humorous small screen adaptation of the film (with a screenplay penned by Howard, Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel) that depicted a seemingly normal, often off-beat, downright weird but surprisingly normal suburban family. Much like the big screen version, Parenthood, the series, features a Grade-A, top-notch ensemble cast of many of Hollywood's finest actors – who have all cut their creative teeth on series television – including Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), Peter Krause (Six Feet Under), Dax Shepard (King Of The Hill), Monica Potter (Boston Legal), Erika Christensen (Six Degrees) and Craig T. Nelson (Coach). In this wonderful, laugh packed new rendering of Parenthood, the show follows four grown siblings of the far-from-perfect Braverman clan as they try to balance kids and careers, dreams and commitments, and romance or a total lack thereof. It's a joy to wacth some of the best actors on television takes viewers on a genuinely funny and heartwarming journey through the most challenging and rewarding role of a lifetime – being a parent. (Only on DVD) Bonus Features: Audio commentary with EP Jason Katims; Deleted & Extended Scenes and “Get To Know Your Parents” featurette.
The Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season
Although The Vampire Diaries is also based on a series of bestselling novels by writer L.J. Smith about the loves and lusts of the undead, it is not to be confused with the current trilogy of Vamp-Lite, tweenage movies also taken from a series of successful books. Not that Twilight doesn't deserve kudos for it's amazing box office and cultural success, but The Vampire Diaries is a sexier, bloodier and far more engrossing story meant for the more mature vampire lover. Needless to say, the spectacular True Blood is strictly for viewers who prefer a lot of fang-banging. Okay, so there's a love triangle involving humans and vampires, jealousy and mistrust in all three vampire tales, but that's where the similarities between the Twilight: Vamps for Beginners movies, the sexy, gory True Blood cable series and the engrossing and seductive The Vampire Diaries end. The Vampire Diaries is far more bloody, flesh-revealing, sensual and intriguing than anything you're bound to see on network prime time these days. And you'll love every horrifying and romantic moment of it. "For over a century, I have lived in secret. Until now. I know the risk, but I have to know her," laments the centuries old vampire Stefan Salvatore (played by Paul Wesley) at the beginning of The Vampire Dairies. Stefan, forever trapped in a well-chisled teenager's body for eternity, confesses these words after seeing Elena (Nina Dobrev) on her first day back at Mystic Falls High School since parent's death. As Stefan and Elena (who resembles his one true love from 150 years ago) begin to develop inklings of a possible romantic relationship, Stefan's dangerous older brother, Damon (played by the first main casualty of the Lost island, Ian Sommerhalder), shows up to wreak havoc on the town, kill at will and claim Elena (who resembles a girl he once loved) for himself. Devious, merciless and blood-thirsty, the body count rises in Mystic Falls as Damon tries to make Elena his very own. -- despite Stefan's pleas for his brother to leave the town and Elena in peace. Blu-Ray + DVD Bonus Features: “Into Mystic Falls,” “When Vampires Don't Suck!” and “The Vampire Diaries: A New Breed Of Vampires” featurettes; Unaired Scenes; “The Vampire Diaries: Vampires 101” documentary; Creators/Director Pilot Commentary; “The Vampire Diaries: A Darker Truth” Webisodes; “Second Bite: Gag Reel” and a Downloadable Audiobook of the novel The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening By L.J. Smith. For behind-the-footage, exclusive scenes and much more on The Vampire Diaries, click to the series Official Site at www.vampirediariesondvd.com
When the adrenaline is pumping and the stakes are high, the best just can’t lose. That's amply proven when Beatdown brings together the top mixed martial arts champions in the world in one film. Fans of Unrivaled and Circle of Pain will not want to miss out on this heavy-weight cast including Michael “The Count” Bisping (Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion), Heath “The Texas Crazy Horse” Herring (Former Heavyweight UFC Champion), Bobby Lashley (Former WWE Champion) and Michael “Quick” Swick (Welterweight UFC Contender). The fighters hit the mat alongside Rudy Youngblood (Apocalypto), Danny Trejo (Rob Zombie’s Halloween) and Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) in this hard-hitting film. Respected street fighter Brandon (Youngblood) finds himself the latest target of the dangerous gangsters who viciously murdered his brother for money. Now, with a price on his head, he turns to his father’s home in a small Southern town. While settling into his new surroundings, he quickly learns of an underground cage fighting circuit. It’s not long before he decides enough is enough and it’s time to come out of hiding and seek revenge. The clock is ticking and, win or lose, Brandon is not going down without a fight. Bonus Features: “Behind-the-Scenes with Cast and Crew Interviews” and “On the Set of Beatdown with Michael Bisping” featurettes.
Brothers & Sisters: The Complete Fourth Season
Family happiness and pain go hand-in-hand in the Fourth Season of the star-studded family drama Brothers & Sisters. This equally exciting and poignant season is loaded with both celebrations and disagreements that test family bonds like never before. The Fourth Season allows fans to relive every moment with the Walker family (Sally Field, Calista Flockhart, Rob Lowe, Rachel Griffiths and Patricia Wettig) uninterrupted, complete with exclusive, never-before-seen scenes. No matter how much life changes, family stays the same. The Walkers are a contemporary picture of the American family. At the heart of the Walker clan is matriarch Nora (Sally Field), who finds personal satisfaction in knowing her family is happy, however, sometimes allows her intentions to be a littler overbearing. Her five adult children, friends as much as they are relatives, come together to support each other through the joy and heartache as they try to manage their professional, romantic and family lives. Kitty's personal revelation devastates the entire family, Nora begins a relationship with a younger man and the Walkers experience a wedding no one will ever forget. Together they face real life issues – from bankruptcy and addiction, marriage and divorce, to deceit and redemption – in this warm and witty drama. (Only on DVD) Bonus Features: Bloopers; Deleted Scenes “The Red Carpet ” and “Off The Clock” featurettes.
FlashForward: The Complete Series
Not since Lost had a series been so highly-anticipated, critically-acclaimed and worthy of all the hype it had received as FlashForward. Regardless of what some of the more clueless pundits had to say about FlashForward, it delivered on every single ingenius, suspense-filled moment of its thrilling, action-packed lone season. While it was sadly taken off the airwaves way before its time, like The 4400, Heroes and even Lost, before it, FlashForward, may have lost its spot of the prime time schedule because it was jusy too revolutionary and creatively ahead of its time. It challenged you to think and become emotionally and spiritually involved, and not all TV-viewers still possess that kind of brain capacity after spending the day at their mind-numbing 9-to-5er. Luckily, all 22 spectacular episodes have been preserved on the FlashForward: The Complete Series DVD collection – allowing fans to rediscover the mystery behind the global blackout. What blackout? It's the subtly terrifying mystery that ensures FlashForward is more than a paint-by-numbers procedural -- it's a cerebral mind puzzle that transforms FastFoward into an unforgettable, iconic television series. With a stunning cast filled with some of the most prestigious names in film, television and even stage acting (portraying characters that are often nothing like the person they pretend to be) – FlashFoward featured Joseph Fiennes as Mark Benford, John Cho as Demetri Noh, Jack Davenport as Lloyd Simcoe, Zachary Knighton as Bryce Varley, Peyton List as Nicole Kirby, Dominic Monaghan as Simon, Brían F. O'Byrne as Aaron Stark, Courtney B. Vance as Stanford Wedeck, Sonya Walger as Olivia Benford and Christine Woods as Janis Hawk. During the first episode of FlashFoward, chaos reigns in Los Angeles after a mysterious event causes everyone in the world to lose consciousness at exactly the same moment. Was it an act of nature? Something man-made gone wrong or something even more sinister? Whatever it was, every person on Earth blacks out for two minutes and seventeen seconds and sees a series of events from their own future, taking place on April 29, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. For some, the future will be joyous and hopeful; for others, shockingly unexpected; and for a few, it simply doesn’t seem to exist. Knowing their fate will alter each person’s life in one way or another and poses the questions: Can destiny be changed? And by changing just one destiny, what effect would that have on those of others? (Only on DVD) Bonus Features: “Architects Of Destiny” featurette; “Meet Yoko” - a feature on Yoko Takeuchi, on of Japan's biggest stars; Deleted Scenes; Blooper Reel; “FlashForward On Set” documentary; “Kangaroo?” Trivia featurette; “Interviews From The Mosaic Collective” 4-part feature; “Creating A Catastrophe: The Effects Of A Global Blackout” featurette and “Could” - a dramatic look at the second half of FlashForward by cast member Dominic Monaghan (who also played Charlie in Lost).
House: Season Six
For six unique, sardonic and wittingly hysterical seasons, TV audiences have been treated to the flawless acting style of English film and stage star Hugh Laurie as he portrays the brilliant but sarcastic Dr. Gregory House, a maverick physician who is devoid of bedside manner. While his behavior can border on antisocial, Dr. House (who is often fighting a dependency on pain pills) thrives on the challenge of solving the medical puzzles that other doctors give up on. Season Six is packed with 21-episodes with a full slate of medical mysteries. Laurie is joined by James Earl Jones (Star Wars), Laura Prepon (That '70s Show) and David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum) in guest appearances as he returns to his Golden Globe-winning and Prime time Emmy Award-nominated role as Dr. Gregory House. In this brilliant sixth season, House finds himself in an uncomfortable position – away from the examination room. As he works to regain his license (a light sentence for his his pill-popping addiction) and his life, his coworkers (which incudes Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer, Jennifer Morrison, Olivia Wilde, Lisa Edelstein and Omar Epps) deal with the staff shakeups, moral dilemmas and their own tricky relationships with House. And when House returns more obstinate than ever, Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital will never be the same again. Blu-Ray + DVD Bonus Features: “Before Broken: An Exclusive Original Short,” “A Different POV: Hugh Laurie Directs,” “ A New House For House,” “New Faces In A New House” featurettes; “5-to-9” and “Wilson” commentaries BD ONLY: “My Scenes”; “Crazy Cool Episode: Epic Fail” featurette; U-Control - “A Beginner's Guide To Diagnostic Medicine”: Pocket Blu: Mobile To-Go And Virtual Remote And Keyboard;
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Strawberry Shortcake: Berrywood Here We Come - Strawberry Shortcake: The Glimmerberry Ball
Winter is coming and as your daughters will tell you, it’s time for Strawberry and her friend to celebrate. A full-length CGI feature film, Strawberry Shortcake: The Glimmerberry Ball Movie follows Strawberry and friends as they prepare to celebrate the coming of winter with a secret gift exchange and a festive winter ball. But, when someone destroys their decorations and the girls all carve the same design in the Glimmerberry Ball lantern event, they have some mysteries to solve in an endearing fun-filled adventure. Lights, camera, action! And, in Strawberry Shortcake: Berrywood Here We Come, Strawberry and friends head to Berrywood to visit Strawberry’s movie star friend, Limelight. When they arrive, they’re shocked to see not everything is glitz and glamor. They must come together to help Limelight realize that everyone can shine – because everyone is a star! In part two, Hooray for Berrywood! Strawberry and friends bring their Berrywood experience home and help re-open a local theater. By working all together as a team, they’re sure to make a berry-good movie. (Only on DVD) Bonus Features: Glimmerberry Ball Movie: Never Say Never Sing Along” and “Read Along Storybook Printable Coloring Pages. Strawberry Shortcake: Berrywood Here We Come:Printable Coloring Pages