*I received product(s) mentioned in this post for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.*
Not too long ago I was asked if I want to take part in a Shopkins Movie Party to announce the new Shopkins World Vacation Movie release. Those of you who follow my blog and social media outlets might remember seeing me posting about the simultaneous screening event that was going to be happening across the United States on October 19th – and the same day we had our movie screening party.
In exchange for promoting the DVD release and screening event ahead of time, I was sent a Shopkins backpack along with a copy of the DVD for my honest review. Shopkins World Vacation movie released on DVD on October 17, 2017 (FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT) so if you have a Shopkins fan in your house, make sure you grab a copy. It’s a cute movie. You can also buy a download copy HERE if you prefer.
The backpack I received is absolutely adorable. It came with a lunchbox, water bottle, pencil bag, and drawstring bag. All the pieces were adorable and of course my daughter didn’t waste any time claiming the pencil bag and the drawstring bag. She did give the backpack and lunchbox to her younger cousin though.
Come party day, I had my three kids and both my younger nieces over at the house to watch Shopkins World Vacation during the screening time on October 19th and even participated in sharing on social media during that time. We popped some popcorn and got sleeping bags out to lay around the living room floor had a lot of fun with the kids! Before I start getting into the review of the movie, I have included a short trailer below if you want to check it out.
Synopsis of the movie
“The long-awaited sequel sees Kooky Cookie win the trip of a lifetime to London, but it’s not long before plans start going awry… soon Kooky Cookie and her pals are hopping from Paris to New York to Tokyo. But with the mischievous Biscuit Bandits on the loose, can the Shopkins and Shoppies save the day?”
“Vacation with the gang as they meet crazy bandits and go on even crazier adventures! When Kooky Cookie gets caught up in a diamond heist and goes missing, the Shoppies must go on a wild chase around the world to find and help bring back the “Shop Diamond” to its royal owner.”
The DVD copy includes Bonus Features such as *Shopkins Bring Europe To Jessicake, *Move It Like You Mean It Karaoke, and *Ready To Go Karaoke. The DVD also includes a free exclusive Biscuit Bandit Shopkins toy as well. It’s really cute, it’s a little pencil topper!
As a parent of a child who has been collecting Shopkins for a few years now, I know a bit about them. I don’t know too much about the Shoppies though. The Shoppies are featured in this film as well. Shoppies are the human friends (Shopkins dolls) of the Shopkins (grocery/food items). My daughter isn’t into the dolls but the Shopkins she loves to collect. She’s older which I think is why she never really got into the dolls.
Anyway about the the movie. From a parent’s view, I thought the movie was pretty cute. The animation was very appealing to the younger ages and the story was okay. I liked the short little cut scenes that goes to a map with a plane flying overhead every time they head to a new location. I think it gives younger kids a better sense of knowing where they are headed and where they end up at next. Makes it easy for them to follow from one place to the next.
I didn’t think there wasn’t too much depth to it but that’s okay with me. It is a kids movie after all with the age recommendation of 3 years and older. It’s probably not something I would watch by myself but I thought it was fun to watch with the kiddos. Plus I also found that there are talking points during the movie with younger kids like around the ages of my nieces between 4 and 6. Such as what a villain is and how to get help when you need it.
I love that even though there is conflict or a character in jeopardy, it’s mild jeopardy and a mild conflict since this movie is recommended for younger aged children. My daughter thought it was enjoyable to watch like I did with the younger kids. Our 11 year old son didn’t care for it but our 8 year old son enjoyed it along with my 4 and 6 year old nieces.
Overall, kids think it was excellent. As a parent I thought it was cute, easy story and plot that wasn’t too complicated for the youngins, it was engaging enough to keep them interested and it was definitely visual appealing!
If you know any younger Shopkins fans, definitely check it out!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. However, I received free product mentioned in this post from Shopkins/UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed in my review are 100% my own.