Virtual Roundtable Discussion About Santa Paws

You all already know how much I am in love with The Search For Santa Paws, well there was a virtual rountable discussion with Director/Producer/Writer Robert Vince and Writer/Producer Anna McRoberts, here is part of the transcript from this discussion:

Q – What are your most memorable Christmas moments? You must have had those moments, because this music is touched with a bit of magic!

ARobert Vince: My most memorable Christmas moments are with my family in Malibu, CA with my kids. My favorite childhood memories are with my five brothers and sisters in Vancouver when we used to build snowmen in our back yard. Yes, the music in the movie is very emotional and was created by Brahm Wenger who is a composer we have worked with since the original Air Bud movie.

Q – Why do you think talking puppies are so popular?

A - Anna McRoberts: I think talking puppies are so popular because we’ve always lived in a world in which we can only imagine what our pets/dogs are thinking. With talking puppies, we’ve opened up a whole new level of magic and imagination.

Q – Which was your favorite dog to work with?

ARobert Vince: My favorite dog character is Rasta who is voiced by Chris Massey. There is just something hilarious about a Jamaican dog with dreads.

Q – For “The Search for Santa Paws”, you literally found yourselves a new star with young actress Kaitlyn Maher. For such a young child, was she easy to work with, especially around the dog (that plays Paws)?

AAnna McRoberts: We first used Kaitlyn as a voice on Santa Buddies and we were beyond impressed with her talent and presence and knew we had to put her in front of the camera next. Kaitlyn is an amazing person, very intelligent and a consummate professional. She was a true pleasure to work with. She is also a real dog lover and if I may speak for her, I am sure she might pick the puppy scenes as some of her favorites. In addition, her and Paws became very fast friends.

Q – What was the funniest blooper that happened on set with the dogs and/or kids?

ARobert Vince: When you work with kids and animals bloopers occur daily. In the dancing scene “I Do Believe In Christmas,” the girls were so excited they kept falling off the beds.

Q – Where did HuckleBuckle Toys come from? Your imagination or life experience? I love that name! Rolls off the tongue!

AAnna McRoberts: Thank you! When we were writing the script, we needed a name that served several purposes. Firstly and most importantly, it needed to feel magical, that Hucklebuckle Toys was a store where anything could happen. Secondly, it needed to be able to be shortened and still work as a name, so that James and Kate Huckle, who shortened the name long ago, could return to their original name Hucklebuckle once they got in touch with the true meaning of Christmas. The magical name Hucklebuckle serves as a marker of belief, once James and Kate “learn to believe” in the magic of Christmas, they see the importance of changing their name back and continuing on the Hucklebuckle legacy.

Wordless Wednesday: Pancake Making

Next you do this Mama ...

the batter is done ... let's cook

mmmm mmmm good

Good Job Mama & Sissy!

and now we eat...

Happy Wordless Wednesday, link up below but please comment after or before, I love reading comments & returning comment love!

Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 is OUT on DVD & Blu-Ray

Yes you heard me right .. Fantastia/Fantasia 2000 is coming to DVD and Blu-ray today! I am so excited to share this information with you all! I will be reviewing this as soon as it arrives on my doorstep but for now here are some bonus clips for your viewing pleasure ….

Fantasia 2000 –

Rebirth of Destino (Bonus)

Walt’s Perfect World (Bonus)

Fantasia –

Walt’s Importance (Bonus)

Creating Volcanos (Bonus)

So will you be getting this four disc combo pack for someone you love this holiday season?

Stay tuned for my product review on this…

Having Your Own Website or Self Hosted Blog

When I first started blogging I chose to start with Blogger because it was free and a great place to start blogging. When I helped my Dad get started on his blog he chose to go with WordPress.com. There are a variety of free platforms to start a blog with but what happens when  you are ready to start getting bigger and focusing on SEO? Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is very important if you are looking to reach a specific audience.

When you decide to make the switch from free blogging or website platforms to self hosted you must have web hosting. Having a hosting account allows you to use services like I do, WordPress.org with a domain name that you can work to get listed on search engines, add plugins to boost interaction between comments on site and so much more. I am not sure what cPanel Web Hosting is but I believe I have access to a cPanel in my hosting account which allows for easier use by someone such as myself who is new to dealing with hosting accounts.

I am not a website designer, I have not been trained to deal with hosting accounts but through two years of playing with my own blogs and setting up multiple client sites on WordPress.org I have slowly navigated myself through self taught directions. I think it’s best to have a self hosted blog because it simply opens you up to more options and more exposure in the end.

Easier To Wipe Now with Cottonelle Moist Wipes

I have a new love, they are moist, smell good and flushable! It’s the new Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist Wipes and they have made wiping my new potty trained kid a cinch! No more dealing with toilet paper that sticks to your bum and no more using half a roll to get my little one wiped up after going potty!

I have tested Cottonelle Fresh Flushable Moist wipes and must admit I have loved them! The family hasn’t all tried them but I have, my four year old has and my eight year old has. We found that these have made us feel cleaner than that of ordinary toilet paper.

I can say I highly recommend getting fresh with a friend! So have you gotten fresh with a friend yet?

“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of the Cottonelle brand and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. In addition, I received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

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