Who doesn’t love spoiling their kids with their favourite
toys on their birthday and for Christmas – and buy it at ridiculously good sale
prices? Me, me, me of course!
Hasbro is having an amazing sale in Johannesburg this April.
They will have iconic brands such as NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS,
PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY and premier partner brands such as DISNEY and MARVEL!
The trading times per event differs, so make sure you know
when and where to go. Please also note that the St Stithians Sports Festival
has a R40 entrance fee per person. Cash, Visa and Mastercards accepted. No
cheques, AMEX or Diners Club cards.
Monday 3rd to Wednesday 5th December at 16:30
Christmas has arrived on Disney Junior! Between Monday 3rd and Thursday 6th December we have premiere Christmas episodes of some of our top shows at 16:30.
The Lion Guard are in a festive mood this December, with a Christmas episode on Monday 3rd December at 16:30. In the episode entitledTimon and Pumbaa’s ChristmasBunga enlists the Lion Guard to help give Timon and Pumbaa a real Christmas.
Then on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th December at 16:30 Vampirina also joins in the fun with two festive episodes entitledNanpire and Grandpop the Great and There’s Snowplace Like Home. In the first story Nanpire and Grandpop the Great visit for the Blood Moon Festival, meet the Peeplesons and learn to embrace human traditions and food. In the second story Vee is disappointed there’s no snow, so Demi casts a spell – but the snow only falls on her house and it must be reversed before people notice!
That adorable couple Goldie and Bear also return to Disney Junior this month with a premiere Christmas episode on Thursday 6th December at 16:30 as well as premiere episodes on weekends throughout December at 08:00.
In the special festive themed full length episode entitled WinterChime Day on Thursday 6th December at 16:30, when Big Bad’s schemes threaten to ruin WinterChime Day, Goldie and Bear must leap into action to save the snowy holiday.
Premiere episodes of Goldie and Bear air on weekends throughout December at 08:00 and on Thursday 6th December at 16:30.
Weekdays from 17th December to 4th January 2019 at 08:00
Fans of P. J. Masks will love out newly created specials, which combine episodes of the show with a specific theme. (Weekdays from 17th December to 4th January 2019 at 08:00)
The themes covered include Vehicles, Pets, Outdoor Adventure, Friendship and Team Work.
P J Masks specials air on weekdays from 17th December to 4th January 2019 at 08:00 and 15:00.
Premiere episodes Daily until Friday 7th December at 17:15
Season three of hit series Stuck in the Middlecontinues this month, with premiere episodes until Friday 7th December at 17:15.
This fun-filled show centres round the Diaz family and is told from the point-of-view of Harley, an engineering whiz who uses her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven kids. Her overlooked status proves to be both a blessing and a curse as she manoeuvres her way through the everyday antics that come with being part of a big family.
In a special festive episode, entitled Stuck in a Christmas Road Trip (Monday 3rd December at 17:15) the family flies to Florida for the festive season, but bad weather leads to a diversion. They rent a bus, then realise a much loved doll is missing. While retrieving it the bus breaks down and the family ends up stranded at a remote campsite with no phones, money or cards. Is Christmas ruined?
Premiere episodes of Stuck in the Middle air daily until Friday 7th December at 17:15 on Disney Channel.
101 DALMATIAN STREET
Sneak peek Friday 14th December at 08:30
The new year will see the premiere of an exciting new series on Disney Channel, 101 Dalmatian Street. In December there’s a chance for viewers to have a sneak peek at this delightful new show. (Friday 14th December at 08:30 and then throughout the month)
Disney Channel’s 101 Dalmatian Street is an original animated series inspired by Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel and Walt Disney’s 1961 ﬁlm One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The new series is set in 21st Century London, and follows the adventures on mum Delilah, dad Doug and eldest siblings Dolly and Dylan, not forgetting their 97 younger brothers and sisters!
The sneak peek of 101 Dalmatian Street airs for the first time on Friday 14th December at 08:30.
THAT’S SO RAVEN
Programming event Daily from 17th December to 26th January 2018 at 16:00 and 16:25
Fans of current hit series Raven’s Home will be delighted to hear that this month on Disney Channel there’s a chance to see the original series that started it all – That’s So Raven, which first aired 15 years ago. We will be airing every episode ever, from 17th December to 26th January 2018 at 16:00 and 16:25.
Raven is an ordinary teenager, except for one thing – she’s psychic! That ought to be a great help with the usual teen trials and traumas, but the opposite seems to be true. Whenever she has a premonition and tries to change the future, it always seems to go horribly wrong… In the first episode, The Smell of Victory, (Monday 17th December at 16:00) for a science project Raven is partnered with Ben, who’s very bright but has a body odour problem and is nicknamed Stinky. She tries to get out of it, but realises he is a really nice guy, so instead has a word with him about showering more often.
Every episode ever of That’s So Raven airs from Monday 17th December to Saturday 26th January 2018 with episodes at 16:00 and 16:25.
DISNEY CHANNEL YEARBOOK 2018
Programming event Daily from 13th December at 08:05 to 11:00
Join us this holiday on Disney Channel to celebrate a magical year. We look back at some of the best loved series with favourite episodes every morning from 13th December at 08:05 to 11:00.
Top shows featured in this festive feast of entertainment include Raven’s Home, Bunk’d and Miraculous Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir.
Look back at 2018 and celebrate some of our best shows every morning from 13th December at 08:05 to 11:00 on Disney Channel.
Premiere episodes Star Wars Resistance, our new animated series that takes place prior to the events of The Force Awakens, continues this month with further premiere episodes.
After being recruited by Poe Dameron to join the Resistance and spy on the First Order, hotshot pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono finds himself in over his head when he and BB-8 are stationed aboard a large aircraft refuelling station called the Colossus. He struggles to keep his cover as a mechanic and comically gets entangled with ace racers, marauding pirates, and the mysterious owner of the Colossus. His investigation will take him ever closer to discovering what the First Order has planned for the galaxy.
Premiere episodes air Saturdays, starting 1 December at 09:30am
PHINEAS AND FERB’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Programming event Daily from 10th December between 19:00 and 21:00
This December join Phineas, Ferb and friends for three weeks of fun at Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Party, from 10th December between 19:00 and 21:00.
Every day we have back-to-back episodes of top shows including Baymax’s adventures in Big Hero 6; fun with our mischievous trio Hewey, Dewey and Louie from DuckTales; and old favourites Milo Murphy’s Law and Star Vs the Forces of Evil. There is also a chance to see new faces who joined our XD family this year with episodes of Space Chickens In Space and Big City Greens.
Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Party airs from 10th December between 19:00 and 21:00.
Season two premiere episodes Weekends until 16th December at 08:00
Peter Parker returns to Horizon High as the second season of the new animated series featuring his adventures as Spider-Man continues this month. (Weekends until 16th December at 08:00)
Peter must continue to navigate the trials and tribulations of life at school and at home, as well as his duties as a super-hero, in this great new season.
In the first of these premiere episodes Venom Returns (Saturday 1st December at 08:00) Spidey is two steps behind as Venom kidnaps people important to Peter Parker. As he holds his victims prisoner in the Horizon Lab, Venom demands a face-off with Spidey.
BTVP episodes of Marvel Spider-Man season two air at weekends until 16th December at 08:00.
Premiere episodes Saturdays until 8th December at 09:00
Our delightful series DuckTales, a modern re-working of the iconic series, continues this month with episodes throughout December, on Saturdays until 8th December at 09:00.
Huey, Dewey and Louie, along with Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby, discover long-kept family secrets from Scrooge’s epic past, sending the family on escapades around the world!
In the first of these new episodes, The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck (Saturday 1st December at 09:00) Lena uses Webby to infiltrate the vault where Scrooge keeps all his most dangerous artifacts, but is Lena finally fed up with Magica’s manipulations?
Premiere episodes of DuckTales air on Saturdays until 8th December at 09:00 on Disney XD.
BEST OF XD
Programming event 31st December to 6th January 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00
New Year’s Eve sees the start of a very special holiday treat – a programming event showcasing the best of XD programming. (31st December to 6th January 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00)
Shows featured include Marvel Spider-Man, Big Hero 6, Big City Greens, Milo Murphy’s Law, Star Vs the Forces of Evil, Space Chickens In Space, DuckTales, Furiki Wheels and Star Wars Resistance.
Don’t miss The Best of XD which airs on 31st December to 6th January 2019 from 09:00 to 13:00.
XD TOP 10 COUNTDOWN
Programming event New Year’s Eve – 31st December from 14:00 to 23:50
Count down to the New Year with episodes of our most popular shows on New Year’s Eve, 31st December, between 14:00 to 23:50.
Shows involved are Marvel Spider-Man, Penn Zero, Star Vs the Forces fo Evil, Milo Murphy’s Law, Big City Greens, Gravity Falls, Big Hero 6, DuckTales, Lab Rats and Phineas & Ferb.
Welcome 2019 with our action and fun-packed Top 10 Countdown on New Year’s Eve, 31st December, between 14:00 to 23:50.
If you’ve stepped out into any toy store recently you would’ve noticed a “larger than normal” presence of Mickey Mouse (and Minnie) toys. This is due to the big birthday coming up on 18 November – and here you were thinking it was for Xmas.
Since I have a baby just days away I thought I’d start with all the wonderful Disney Baby things you can get – thanks to Prima Baby.
The Disney Baby ring rattle is the cutest little thing, perfect for little hands to grab onto. So colourful and perfect for those precious early play times.
I did say I’m going all out baby for this post… Wouldn’t you want a Mickey Comforter? I can see many fun play time hours on this!
I do have bottles from number 1, but a girl can look – can’t she?
And of course you can also get a milk powder dispenser with Minnie or Mickey on it.
Now we are getting to the part where baby is getting a little older with itchy gums and little hands that want to explore and touch everything – and this Disney Baby Mickey Mouse teether activity toy is just what baby will want.
It’s not all about the plushies… anything with wheels was always a winner for Lexa and I’m hoping little miss Lily will also enjoy a bit of vroom-vroom. Can I have this for my desk – pretty please!
One of the very first things Lexa mastered was to sort shapes – and that was before she was 1! Her shape sorter wasn’t this fancy, but you never know what may arrive from all the aunts and uncles!
You can never have too many rattles! Lexa had a few and inevitable they all ended up being missing for a few days. Plus the little car is a soft teether. (2-in-1 mum!)
I have a thing for cameras so this list would not be complete without me sneaking in a cute camera!
There are so many toys I would like to include on this list, but you will be reading all day if I did! However, I can tell you that toys aren’t the only things you can get from Disney Baby either…
Some people say don’t give a dummy and others swear by it. For me personally I don’t see why a baby can’t use a dummy when they need it in the early years. This Disney baby natural pacifier is only suitable for 6+ months, but it is just too sweet not to include on the list.
When you have a pacifier, you need a pacifier case – because there is nothing worse than thinking of all the germs floating in the air with a new baby.
Then, when baby is older you will need plates, spoons and other utensils!
Win a Disney Baby Mickey & Minnie Mouse plushie set!
Prima Baby has generously sponsored a Disney Baby Mickey Activity Plush and Disney Baby Minnie Activity Plush combo. I’m kind of jealous that I can’t enter my own competitions, but I’m going to be so happy for whomever gets to have these little rascals!
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So I missed (my) Mickey Monday, but I will pretend today is Monday and just publish the post I wanted to anyway – because magic!
Who has heard of the giant Mickey Mouse statues that stood in Sandton (until this past weekend)? Well, I went to see them and they were absolutely awesome. There was one that I would put in my office – he had an Africa necklace, giraffe skin arms, leopard and zebra skin legs and the most beautiful traditional print on his pants. This Mickey is what South Africa is – bright, colourful and awesome.
Here is a peek at the awesome statues painted by South African artists.
There is more to the traveling exhibition than Mickey Mouse standing around looking pretty. You can buy Disney clothes, watches and more as well as keep the kids busy at the colouring-in station, race cars and tablets with Mickey content…
Also, just because it’s Disney and there are Mickey’s I’m mentioning this… Dischem has Disney Micropopz! I want Mickey… more than one. Please, thank you and goodbye!
He was voiced by the late great Walt Disney from 1928 to 1966! A number of voice actors has since given Mickey his voice.
He has 3 aliases namely Mickey, King Mickey (Kingdom of Hearts) and Bob Crachit (Mickey’s Christmas Carol).
Mickey has played in 22 short films from 1928 to 2013, 11 full-length films from 1934 to 2004 and 6 television series starting from 1955!
He has a pet dog called Pluto.
His significant other is Minnie Mouse.
The very first Mickey Mouse from Steamboat Willie may be public domain by 2024.
There is a one-of-a-kind 2ft/0.61m tall 24-karat gold Mickey Mouse (Celebration Mickey) that weighs 100lb/45 kg. Currently he is for sale, but be warned he is valued at over $4,000,000! However, Celebration Mickey is certified to be an authentic, one-of-a-kind piece by Disneyland Resort. It is signed with the Disney Corporate Trademark on the side of Mickey’s right foot. Disneyland Resort further guarantees that it is the only sculpture of its kind that will ever be made.
In 1930 the German Board of Film Censored prohibited the screening of the cartoon The Barnyard Battle because Mickey was depicted as a soldier fighting his cat enemies that was wearing German-like helmets.
If you caught the Mickey Mouse fever again (like me) you may want to check out all these amazing things you can now own as an adult!
Let’s start with my amazing Mickey cap from Typo! I think I can wear it out – you let me know in the comments below if I can get away with it.
Typo has a selection of jewellery, stationery and badges for you to choose from.
A Swarovski Mickey Mouse! If I was a collector of ornaments this would be on my desk right now. Unfortunately it retails at almost R5,000 – but it is gorgeous! If however you feel like you really want a Mickey Mouse ornament they also have 2 other options whose price tags are a little smaller.
I’ve also acquired a Mickey Mouse ears headband and wore it out to an event at Montecasino. You are never too old to have fun! Check out my Instastories highlights here.
I’m also planning on seeing the Mickey Mouse statues in Sandton this week… This will be shared next Monday.
Share your memories of Mickey with the hashtags #Mickey90 & #Mickey90Africa.
Can you believe that The Muppets graced our screens 30 years ago for the first time? The glamorous Miss Piggy and dry Kermit the Frog was favourites while we were growing up. We didn’t care that it was an Emmy® Award-winning series, we just loved the characters!
Now there is “Muppet Babies”!
The hilarious playroom antics of a young Kermit the Frog, Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Animal – plus a brand new Muppet Baby, Summer Penguin under the watchful eye of Miss Nanny will once again entertain.
The all-new CG-animated “Muppet Babies”, based on the original series, is geared towards kids 2-7 and their families, with each episode featuring two 11-minute stories.
The Muppet Babies Show
Set in the vibrant playroom of an urban brownstone with an expansive backyard, the Muppet Babies have everything they need at their fingertips to lead them on their fantastical adventures. The backyard alone is home to Kermit’s bouncy “pond,” Piggy’s dressing room, Summer’s art table, Gonzo’s chicken coop, Fozzie’s stage and a communal treehouse. In every episode, through a rainbow transition, the Muppet Babies use their imaginations to transport them into a fantasy sequence, each with a distinct style ranging from collage, comic book and classic cartoons to live-action footage.
The unique look of the series is accentuated by the style and design of the Muppet Babies characters, which were created to look like the original Muppet Babies puppet characters from “The Muppets Take Manhattan.” The creative team conducted hours of research, including studying the movements of the original Muppet Babies puppets and developed a digital simulation technique called “Jiggle Tech” which allows the animated Muppet Babies to move just like their puppet character counterparts.
Music also plays an important role in the series, with almost every episode featuring original songs ranging in different musical styles from 70s disco to contemporary. The series’ iconic theme song has also been reimagined for a new generation by the acclaimed songwriting team of Kay Hanley, Michelle Lewis and Dan Petty (“Doc McStuffins”) and is performed by Tony Award®-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry (Broadway’s “Hamilton”).
Who is behind the Muppet Babies?
“Muppet Babies” is a co-production between Disney Junior, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media’s (DCPI) Publishing and Digital Media Group, and The Muppets Studio. Tom Warburton (Disney’s “The 7D”) is executive producer and Emmy Awardwinner Eric Shaw (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) is story editor and co-producer. Andy Bean (“Puppy Dog Pals”) serves as the series’ songwriter/composer and Keith Horn (Disney’s “The 7D”) is co-composer.