John jr Greystoke was just a child when he accompanied his parents to Africa in search of a mineral that could revolutionise the energy industry. Sadly their helicopter crashed in the heart of the dark jungle leaving John jr as the sole survivor.

John was adopted by a family or primates, he was renamed Tarzan and lives a wild like in the jungle.

Years later Tarzan meets by chance and falls in love with Jane Porter, a pretty conservationist, however their romance is threatened by the evil CEO of Greystoke Energies who is in search of a  new energy source and won’t let anyone stand in his way.

 Tarzan and Jane

Written and directed by Reinhard Kloos the revival of Tarzan uses many innovative special effects.

A gripping film with an excellent story line that my two loved – and so did dad too ;)

Out on Digital Download, Blu-ray 3D/2D and DVD on the 25th August by Entertainment One

Tarzan activity sheet to download

Click on the image below and you can download the A4 activity sheet below (shown smaller) for all Tarzan fans.

Tarzan activity sheet

 Disclosure: We were sent a copy of the DVD for the purpose of this review

ella sammy's great escape

On Sunday we were invited up to Leicester Square to watch a 3D screening of Sammy’s Great Escape, the new animated film by Warner Bros due out for half term, 15th February.

This film follows on from Turtle’s Tale and with a new set of characters a generation on, here’s an idea of what happens –

Sammy and Ray, leatherback turtles and friends forever, are enjoying an atoll’s water and sand, shepherding new hatchlings Ricky and Ella out to sea. Suddenly, a poacher swoops in and ships them off to be part of a spectacular aquarium show for tourists in Dubai. The kingpin of the place, Big D the seahorse, enlists them in his plans for a great escape. But with their new friends Jimbo the bug-eyed blob fish, Lulu the snippy lobster and a whole family of penguins, Sammy and Ray hatch breakout plans of their own. That is when little Ricky and Ella arrive, determined to break in to rescue them. After a series of thrilling adventures and narrow escapes, our heroes head south to meet up with Shelly, Sammy’s first and only love.

The girls sat with their 3D glasses on gripped to the screen and Bessie was fascinated with the fish swimming towards her, the sea plants swaying and almost touching her head as we ‘swam’ through the sea with the fish. Even more thrilling was the seagull pooh attack which made them giggle and trust me there is one part when I jumped out of my seat and grabbed the girls to sit with me before we had tears.

Aquarium2-SMY2

The animation is fantastic, you’ll be amazed by it. It’s very cleverly written with plenty of humour to keep the adults smiling too and the story line includes the goodies and the baddies, the funny and the sweet.

We loved it and we’d thoroughly recommend it.