REVIEW: Scared Shrekless and Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space DVD Pack

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I love holiday movies, no matter what the holiday. I have a collection that I like to add to. I was very happy to add to my Halloween collection with these two short movies from Dreamworks Animation.

Scared Shrekless is the latest Shrek movie. Did you see Shrek the Halls a few years back?

In Scared Shrekless, the gang gathers to celebrate Shrek’s favorite holiday: Halloween!  But instead of the usual tricks or treats, Shrek ups the ante and challenges everyone to spend the night telling scary stories—the last one to be scared Shrekless wins.  The DVD includes spooky spoofs on classics horror movies and features the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas.

If you know your horror movies, you will find these spoofs quite funny.  The video also has the Shrek cast doing a spoof of the music video of Thriller by Michael Jackson which is pretty funny. I love the zombie donkey!

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space finds Susan, B.O.B., The Missing Link, and Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D. dispatched as special operatives to investigate a mysterious alien presence on Halloween.  As the night unravels, innocent-looking pumpkins are revealed for what they really are – mutant aliens!  Luckily the monsters are there to smash the mutants’ wicked scheme to take over Earth.  Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space features the star-studded cast of voice talent from the original hit film including Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, Kiefer Sutherland and Rainn Wilson.

I actually haven’t seen the original Monsters vs. Aliens so I was a little lost with who everyone is and what their relationships to each other were but if you have seen it, it will make perfect sense I’m sure. You can watch it without knowing who they are though. This one was more funny than scary and was downright corny at times but would make a fun quick video for a child 6+.



Halloween Party Double DVD Pack:
Scared Shrekless and Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space are each presented in widescreen with English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround with English, French and Spanish subtitles.  The disc breakdowns are as follows:
Scared Shrekless
•    “Thriller”
•    Puss In Boots “These Boots Are Made For Walking”
•    Previews

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
•    Karaoke Music Party with:
o    Ginormica
o    B.O.B.
o    Dr. Cockroach Ph.D. and The Missing Link
•    Modern Monster Movie-Making
•    Previews

Both Discs also have World of DreamWorks Animation:
•    Shrek “I’m A Believer” music video
•    Shrek video
•    How To Train Your Dragon “Fly High” music video
•    How To Train Your Dragon video
•    Kung Fu Panda “Kung Fu Fighting” music video
•    Secrets of the Furious Five video
•    Kung Fu Panda World video
•    Madagascar “I Like To Move It” music video
•    “Penguins of Madagascar” video
•    Megamind “Mega Rap” music video
•    Megamind video

*Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above free of charge by the company or PR representative for evaluation purposes. No other compensation was provided. See my Disclosure Policy for more information. 

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